Samsung SSD vs. Western Digital SSD

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Samsung SSD
Score 10.0 out of 10
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Samsung offers solid state drives.N/A
Western Digital SSD
Score 2.4 out of 10
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Western Digital offers solid state drives.N/A
Pricing
Samsung SSDWestern Digital SSD
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Samsung SSDWestern Digital SSD
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
Samsung SSDWestern Digital SSD
Considered Both Products
Samsung SSD
Chose Samsung SSD
Samsung SSD solutions are faster than Western Digital ones.
Chose Samsung SSD
Samsung SSDs are definitely one of the leaders if not the main leader in reliability and performance (arguably Intel is similar, depending on use case). There's virtually no downsides compared to other SSDs, except that they are more expensive. I haven't seen a failure of a …
Western Digital SSD
Chose Western Digital SSD
The price is the best option, and a key differentiator, the support and the native application for desktop and for mobile take advantages to others brands or manufactures, this apps are periodically updated this is a plus because others brands only update their apps one per …
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User Ratings
Samsung SSDWestern Digital SSD
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(8 ratings)
2.0
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Samsung SSDWestern Digital SSD
Likelihood to Recommend
Samsung
They are well suited in any area of computing storage needs that require speed, reliability, ease of management (with their Magician software), and good pricing is desired (i.e. day-to-day end-user desktop computer usage to HA, always-on SAN storage). Your end-users particularly will thank you for a Samsung SSD upgrade, especially if their machine is running off a hard drive, currently.
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Western Digital
For use in both Windows and Mac OS, it was well suited by default. Other hardware doesn't really allow multi os file system access.
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Pros
Samsung
  • Incredibly fast response times. Accessing files and opening large programs like Photoshop have never been faster.
  • Samsung Magician software can be combined with your computers available RAM to increase the SSD performance.
  • It's reliable. Most standard hard drives are prone to failure, partitioning problems, and increased lag times. Samsung SSD is not.
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Western Digital
  • Fast access to data (read and write).
  • Easy to connect without much extra software (overhead).
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Cons
Samsung
  • The QVO models of their drives suffer performance loss. Now, that is just inherent to the use of QLC NAND, but they could offset this by adding more fast cache to those drives.
  • I would love to see Samsung bring enterprise-style hot-swappable 2.5" PCIe drives to a more mainstream market. One of my biggest reasons for not going with NVMe drives in my latest production storage server was the cost-prohibitive nature of enterprise-grade hot-swappable NVMe drives.
  • I have been sitting here for 15 minutes trying to think of a 3rd improvement I'd like to see Samsung make to their SSDs. I cannot think of anything realistic to add. It was hard enough to come up with the first two. They are just really good all-around.
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Western Digital
  • It's more expensive than an HDD, but it's worth it by a lot.
  • There is less chance of data recovery.
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Support Rating
Samsung
Contacting support was not necessary so far.
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Western Digital
No support issues what-so-ever with Western Digital SSD. This product is so easy to use and configure that there have been no issues that required support other than individual research (online). This product is very stable also, even if dropped, functionality has never been compromised. In 2-3 years of usage, not one major issue at all has been experienced
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Alternatives Considered
Samsung
WIth a one vendor solution you are most likely getting Samsung SSD's (unless its intel or Kioxia or Micron), but from a performance and reliability standpoint we have seen very good results with Samsung ssd's.
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Western Digital
The price is the best option, and a key differentiator, the support and the native application for desktop and for mobile take advantages to others brands or manufactures, this apps are periodically updated this is a plus because others brands only update their apps one per year or more time
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Return on Investment
Samsung
  • As developers, we improve our productivity with less wasting time booting our notebooks, and also when we finish the compilation of our projects in less time. Overall Samsung's SSD disks offer a better user experience.
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Western Digital
  • It helps avoid maintaining 2 different hard disks for different os or performing migration always before formatting the file system type.
  • It helped to reduce cost of maintenance and double hardware procurement.
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