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Attribute Ratings

  • Samsung SSD is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Samsung SSD and Western Digital SSD are tied in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.8

Samsung SSD

98%
7 Ratings
9.2

Western Digital SSD

92%
5 Ratings

Support Rating

8.0

Samsung SSD

80%
2 Ratings
8.0

Western Digital SSD

80%
2 Ratings

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

  • Work on the storage to cloud links
  • Work on the ability to reduce duplications
  • Find easier ways to backup files that already exists
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Pricing Details

Samsung SSD

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Samsung SSD editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Western Digital SSD

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Western Digital SSD editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      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

      • Improved data security and speed of backups and restoration.
      • Less noise and more energy efficiency in the datacenter.
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