What’s the difference between the Crucial BX500 and MX500?

Crucial currently has two choices if you are looking for a 2.5 in × 7 mm SATA 6Gb/s internal solid state drive with the BX500 and MX500. So, which of these two best fit your needs?

You can find out in this comparison guide between the two Crucial SSDs.

Quick Summary

The Crucial MX500 Internal SSD has slightly faster maximum sequential read speed and maximum sequential write speed when compared to the Crucial BX500.

The MX500 is also a little bit more durable in most capacity options in addition to having a longer warranty period.

The only real advantage of the BX500 is that it offers a 120 GB capacity while the MX500 does not.

Overall, we recommend the Crucial MX500 SATA 6Gb/s Internal SSD over the Crucial MX500 SATA 6Gb/s Internal SSD due to the slightly better speeds in addition to being generally more durable.

BX500 vs. MX500 Comparison Charts

You can take a look at Seeking Tech’s comparison tables for the Crucial BX500 and MX500 below.

240 GB Crucial BX500 vs. 250 GB Crucial MX500

240 GB Crucial BX500 SSD250 GB Crucial MX500 SSD
InterfaceSATA 6Gb/sSATA 6Gb/s
Form Factor2.5 in × 7 mm2.5 in × 7 mm
NANDMicron 3D NANDMicron 3D NAND
Maximum Sequential Read Speed540 MB per second560 MB per second
Maximum Sequential Write Speed500 MB per second510 MB per second
Life Expectancy (MTTF)1.5 million hours1.8 million hours
Total Bytes Written (TBW)80 TB total or 43 GB per day for 5 years100 TB total or 54 GB per day for 5 years
Data Transfer SoftwareAcronis True Image for Crucial cloning softwareAcronis True Image for Crucial cloning software
Operating Temperature0°C to 70°C0°C to 70°C
FirmwareUser-upgradeable firmwareUser-upgradeable firmware
FeaturesActive Garbage Collection

Error Correction Code (ECC)

Multistep Data Integrity Algorithm

Self-Monitoring and Reporting Technology (SMART)

SLC Write Acceleration

Thermal Monitoring

TRIM Support
Active Garbage Collection

Adaptive Thermal Protection

Device Sleep Support

Dynamic Write Acceleration

Error Correction Code (ECC)

Integrated Power Loss Immunity

Multistep Data Integrity Algorithm

Redundant Array of Independent NAND (RAIN)

Self-Monitoring and Reporting Technology (SMART)

TRIM Support
Warranty3-year limited warranty5-year warranty
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480 GB Crucial BX500 vs. 500 GB Crucial MX500

480 GB Crucial BX500 SSD500 GB Crucial MX500 SSD
InterfaceSATA 6Gb/sSATA 6Gb/s
Form Factor2.5 in × 7 mm2.5 in × 7 mm
NANDMicron 3D NANDMicron 3D NAND
Maximum Sequential Read Speed540 MB per second560 MB per second
Maximum Sequential Write Speed500 MB per second510 MB per second
Life Expectancy (MTTF)1.5 million hours1.8 million hours
Total Bytes Written (TBW)120 TB total or 65 GB per day for 5 years180 TB total or 98 GB per day for 5 years
Data Transfer SoftwareAcronis True Image for Crucial cloning softwareAcronis True Image for Crucial cloning software
Operating Temperature0°C to 70°C0°C to 70°C
FirmwareUser-upgradeable firmwareUser-upgradeable firmware
FeaturesActive Garbage Collection

Error Correction Code (ECC)

Multistep Data Integrity Algorithm

Self-Monitoring and Reporting Technology (SMART)

SLC Write Acceleration

Thermal Monitoring

TRIM Support
Active Garbage Collection

Adaptive Thermal Protection

Device Sleep Support

Dynamic Write Acceleration

Error Correction Code (ECC)

Integrated Power Loss Immunity

Multistep Data Integrity Algorithm

Redundant Array of Independent NAND (RAIN)

Self-Monitoring and Reporting Technology (SMART)

TRIM Support
Warranty3-year limited warranty5-year warranty
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1 TB Crucial BX500 vs. 1 TB Crucial MX500

1 TB Crucial BX500 SSD1 TB Crucial MX500 SSD
InterfaceSATA 6Gb/sSATA 6Gb/s
Form Factor2.5 in × 7 mm2.5 in × 7 mm
NANDMicron 3D NANDMicron 3D NAND
Maximum Sequential Read Speed540 MB per second560 MB per second
Maximum Sequential Write Speed500 MB per second510 MB per second
Life Expectancy (MTTF)1.5 million hours1.8 million hours
Total Bytes Written (TBW)360 TB total or 195 GB per day for 5 years360 TB total or 197 GB per day for 5 years
Data Transfer SoftwareAcronis True Image for Crucial cloning softwareAcronis True Image for Crucial cloning software
Operating Temperature0°C to 70°C0°C to 70°C
FirmwareUser-upgradeable firmwareUser-upgradeable firmware
FeaturesActive Garbage Collection

Error Correction Code (ECC)

Multistep Data Integrity Algorithm

Self-Monitoring and Reporting Technology (SMART)

SLC Write Acceleration

Thermal Monitoring

TRIM Support
Active Garbage Collection

Adaptive Thermal Protection

Device Sleep Support

Dynamic Write Acceleration

Error Correction Code (ECC)

Integrated Power Loss Immunity

Multistep Data Integrity Algorithm

Redundant Array of Independent NAND (RAIN)

Self-Monitoring and Reporting Technology (SMART)

TRIM Support
Warranty3-year limited warranty5-year warranty
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2 TB Crucial BX500 vs. 2 TB Crucial MX500

2 TB Crucial BX500 SSD2 TB Crucial MX500 SSD
InterfaceSATA 6Gb/sSATA 6Gb/s
Form Factor2.5 in × 7 mm2.5 in × 7 mm
NANDMicron 3D NANDMicron 3D NAND
Maximum Sequential Read Speed540 MB per second560 MB per second
Maximum Sequential Write Speed500 MB per second510 MB per second
Life Expectancy (MTTF)1.5 million hours1.8 million hours
Total Bytes Written (TBW)720 TB total or 390 GB per day for 5 years700 TB total or 383 GB per day for 5 years
Data Transfer SoftwareAcronis True Image for Crucial cloning softwareAcronis True Image for Crucial cloning software
Operating Temperature0°C to 70°C0°C to 70°C
FirmwareUser-upgradeable firmwareUser-upgradeable firmware
FeaturesActive Garbage Collection

Error Correction Code (ECC)

Multistep Data Integrity Algorithm

Self-Monitoring and Reporting Technology (SMART)

SLC Write Acceleration

Thermal Monitoring

TRIM Support
Active Garbage Collection

Adaptive Thermal Protection

Device Sleep Support

Dynamic Write Acceleration

Error Correction Code (ECC)

Integrated Power Loss Immunity

Multistep Data Integrity Algorithm

Redundant Array of Independent NAND (RAIN)

Self-Monitoring and Reporting Technology (SMART)

TRIM Support
Warranty3-year limited warranty5-year warranty
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Capacity Options

The Crucial BX500 comes with the five capacity options: 120 GB, 240 GB, 480 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB. The Crucial MX500 is available in four capacities: 250 GB, 500 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB.

You can check out the model number for each size below:

Crucial BX500 SSD:

  • 120 GB (Model Number: CT120BX500SSD1)
  • 240 GB (Model Number: CT240BX500SSD1)
  • 480 GB (Model Number: CT480BX500SSD1)
  • 1 TB (Model Number: CT1000BX500SSD1)
  • 2 TB (Model Number: CT2000BX500SSD1)

Crucial MX500 SSD:

  • 250 GB (Model Number: CT250MX500SSD1)
  • 500 GB (Model Number: CT500MX500SSD1)
  • 1 TB (Model Number: CT1000MX500SSD1)
  • 2 TB (Model Number: CT2000MX500SSD1)

Interface

Both the Crucial BX500 Internal SSD and Crucial MX500 Internal SSD utilize SATA 6Gb/s as the interface.

Form Factor

The two Crucial solid state drives have a form factor of 2.5 in × 7 mm.

NAND

Both products also use Micron 3D NAND technology.

Maximum Sequential Read Speed

The MX500 is slightly faster than the BX500 in terms of maximum sequential read speed.

You can find the specification below:

  • Crucial BX500 Internal SSD: 540 MB per second
  • Crucial MX500 Internal SSD: 560 MB per second

Maximum Sequential Write Speed

The MX500 is also a little better when it comes to maximum sequential write speed.

You can take a look at the spec below:

  • BX500 Internal SSD: 500 MB per second
  • MX500 Internal SSD: 510 MB per second

Life Expectancy (MTTF)

Mean Time To Failure (or MTTF for short) measures the average amount of time a solid state drive is expected to lasts until it suffers irreparable hardware failure. In this case, the Crucial MX500 is more durable than the Crucial BX500.

You can find the MTTF for both below:

  • BX500 Solid State Drive: 1.5 million hours
  • MX500 Solid State Drive: 1.8 million hours

Total Bytes Written (TBW)

Total Bytes Written (or TBW) measures how much data can be written to a SSD during its lifetime. When comparing the 1 TB capacity options, the Crucial BX500 and Crucial MX500 have identical total TBW although the MX500 has the slight edge when it comes to daily usage. The BX500 is more durable to the MX500 if you compare to the 2 TB versions.

You can check out the TBW specifications for all capacity options below:

  • 120 GB Crucial BX500: 40 TB total or 21 GB per day for 5 years
  • 240 GB Crucial BX500: 80 TB total or 43 GB per day for 5 years
  • 480 GB Crucial BX500: 120 TB total or 65 GB per day for 5 years
  • 1 TB Crucial BX500: 360 TB total or 195 GB per day for 5 years
  • 2 TB Crucial BX500: 720 TB total or 390 GB per day for 5 years
  • 250 GB Crucial MX500: 100 TB total or 54 GB per day for 5 years
  • 500 GB Crucial MX500: 180 TB total or 98 GB per day for 5 years
  • 1 TB Crucial MX500: 360 TB total or 197 GB per day for 5 years
  • 2 TB Crucial MX500: 700 TB total or 383 GB per day for 5 years

Data Transfer Software

For Crucial cloning software, the two internal SSDs use Acronis True Image.

Operating Temperature

Both products have a recommended operating temperature of 0°C to 70°C.

Firmware

The two solid state drives also feature user-upgradeable firmware.

Features

In general, the MX500 has more features than the BX500.

You can find the features lists for both products below:

Crucial BX500 SSD:

  • Active Garbage Collection
  • Error Correction Code (ECC)
  • Multistep Data Integrity Algorithm
  • Self-Monitoring and Reporting Technology (SMART)
  • SLC Write Acceleration
  • Thermal Monitoring
  • TRIM Support

Crucial MX500 SSD:

  • Active Garbage Collection
  • Adaptive Thermal Protection
  • Device Sleep Support
  • Dynamic Write Acceleration
  • Error Correction Code (ECC)
  • Integrated Power Loss Immunity
  • Multistep Data Integrity Algorithm
  • Redundant Array of Independent NAND (RAIN)
  • Self-Monitoring and Reporting Technology (SMART)
  • TRIM Support

Warranty

The Crucial BX500 SATA 6Gb/s Internal Solid State Drive comes with a 3-year limited warranty. The Crucial MX500 SATA 6Gb/s Internal SSD includes a 5-year warranty.

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Samsung TU8300 wall mount specs

The TU8300 is the latest 4K Crystal UHD HDR Smart Television Set from Samsung.

If you want to mount this curved TV to your wall, you can follow this Seeking Tech guide to find the most suitable wall mounts.

Screen Sizes

The Samsung TU8300 is currently available with a screen size of either 55″ or 65″. You can find the model number for each size below:

  • 55″ Samsung TU8300 TV: UN55TU8300FXZA
  • 65″ Samsung TU8300 TV: UN65TU8300FXZA

Before we start talking about wall mounts, there are three main factors you should take into consideration: the dimensions of your TV, the weight of your TV and the VESA pattern of your TV.

Dimensions will help you determine if you have enough space on your wall. If you are planning to tilt, swivel or slide your TU8300, then you should also leave some extra room to accommodate these customization options as well.

Furthermore, wall mounts have a limit in terms of how much weight can be held. So, you need to know how many pounds your TU-8300 weigh.

Last but not least is the VESA pattern, which measures the spacing between the four mounting holes located on the back of your Samsung television set.

You can check out the specifications for all three below.

Dimensions without Stand

  • 55″ Samsung TU8300 TV: 48.7″ x 28.1″ x 4.1″
  • 65″ Samsung TU8300 TV: 57.2″ x 33.0″ x 4.8″

Weight without Stand

  • 55″ Samsung TU8300 TV: 39.2 lbs.
  • 65″ Samsung TU8300 TV: 55.1 lbs.

VESA Pattern

  • 55″ Samsung TU8300 TV: 200 mm x 200 mm
  • 65″ Samsung TU8300 TV: 400 mm x 300 mm
VESA Mounting Pattern (example from different TV).

Compatible fixed wall mount

If you only want a simple fixed wall mount without any extra motions, then you should get the MD2163-K Fixed TV Wall Mount Bracket from Mounting Dream. With this bracket, your Samsung TU8300 will be just 1.2 inch away from the wall.

The 200 mm x 200 mm VESA of the 55″ TU8300 and 400 mm x 300 mm VESA of the 65″ TU8300 will both fit this mount. The weight of both versions of this curved TV series won’t be problematic as the product has a weight capacity limit of 132 pounds.

Mounting Dream also made the installation process quiet easy with detailed instructions, pre-labeled bags, bubble level, cable ties as well as all the other necessary hardware. This fixed mount can be installed on a brick wall, concrete wall and wooden studs (the studs must be spaced out at 16 inches, 18 inches or 24 inches). For the concrete wall, you will need to ask Mounting Dream to include concrete anchors, which should be available at no additional charge.

You can purchase the mounting bracket, if you are interested, on Amazon with the following link:

Compatible tilting wall mount

If you want to install your TU8300 higher up on the wall, then you should get a mount that lets you tilt you television set forward so that you can get a better viewing angle. If you are interested in doing so, we recommend taking a look at the Tilt Low Profile TV Wall Mount Bracket from PERLESMITH. With this mount, your television set will be just 1.2 inches from the wall while you will be able tilt it up to 7 degrees forward or backwards.

The PERLESMITH Tilt Low Profile TV Wall Mount Bracket is compatible with the VESA patterns and weights (with a limit of 132 pounds) of both TU8300 screen sizes.

The product includes all the standard mounting hardware for installation in addition to five cable ties. The bracket can be installed on a brick wall, concrete wall in addition to wooden studs with spacing of 16 inches, 18 inches or 24 inches.

If you are interested, you can purchase the low profile tilting mount on Amazon via the following link:

Compatible articulating wall mount

If you want to swivel your TU8300, then we recommend getting the EGLF3 Full Motion Articulating TV Wall Mount Bracket from ECHOGEAR. With this product, you will be able to extend your television to up to 19 inches from the wall (it will be 2.9 inches from the wall when completely retracted). From there, you can swivel to the left at up to 140 degrees or swivel to the right at up to 140 degrees.

You can also tilt your TV up to 15 degrees upward or up to 15 degrees downwards. Last but not least, you can even slide your set horizontally at up to 5.3 inches to the left or slide  up to 5.3 inches to the right.

This ECHOGEAR product supports VESA patterns of up to 600 mm x 400 mm and supports weights of up to 132 pounds. So it is compatible with both the 55″ and 65″ versions of the Samsung Curved 4K UHD HDR Smart TV.

You can install the EGLF3 on concrete walls or regular walls with wooden studs that have spacing of 16 inches/17 inches. You can level your TU8300 after installation at up to 3 degrees. The product also comes with a cable management arm and two cable ties.

If you are interested, you can purchase the full motion mount on Amazon with the following link:

Toshiba Smart TV Fire TV Edition wall mount specs

The Toshiba Smart TV Fire TV Edition is a budget friendly line of new television sets that came out in 2020.

If you want to mount these displays on your walls, you can follow this guide at Seeking Tech to find the most suitable Toshiba Smart TV Fire TV Edition wall mounts.

Screen Sizes

The Fire TV Edition of the Toshiba Smart TV comes in three different screen sizes.

You can check out the available options, as well as the respective model numbers, below:

  • 32″ (32LF221U21)
  • 43″ (43LF621U21)
  • 50″ (50LF621U21)

Dimensions without Stand

Before mounting your Toshiba Smart TV Fire TV Edition, you first have to make sure you have enough room. You should also ensure that you have some extra space around the television set if you are planning to swivel and/or tilt the display.

You can find the dimensions for each screen size below:

  • 32″ Toshiba Smart TV Fire TV Edition: 17.2″ x 28.8″ x 3.4″
  • 43″ Toshiba Smart TV Fire TV Edition: 22.6″ x 38.1″ x 3.5″
  • 50″ Toshiba Smart TV Fire TV Edition: 26.0″ x 44.3″ x 3.5″

Weight without Stand

Weight is also another important factor when it comes to mounting as you need to ensure that the wall mount can hold your TV.

You can find the weight specifications below:

  • 32″ Toshiba Smart TV Fire TV Edition: 10.1 lbs.
  • 43″ Toshiba Smart TV Fire TV Edition: 17.2 lbs.
  • 50″ Toshiba Smart TV Fire TV Edition: 22.5 lbs.

VESA Pattern

One last factor you need to consider is the VESA Pattern, which is the spacing of the four mounting screws of the Toshiba Smart TV Fire TV Edition.

You can find the measurements below:

  • 32″ Toshiba Smart TV Fire TV Edition: 100 mm x 100 mm
  • 43″ Toshiba Smart TV Fire TV Edition: 400 mm x 200 mm
  • 50″ Toshiba Smart TV Fire TV Edition: 400 mm x 200 mm
VESA Mounting Pattern (example from different TV).

Compatible low profiled fixed wall mount

We recommend getting the Mount-It! Low-Profile TV Wall Mount Slim Fixed Bracket if you want a simple mounting hardware that won’t stick out too much.

After installation, your Toshiba Smart TV will be just 1 inch away from the wall.

This mount is compatible with the 100 mm x 100 mm VESA pattern of the 32″ as well as the 400 mm x 200 mm VESA patterns of the 43″ and 50″ Fire TV Editions of Toshiba’s new television sets. It also has a weight capacity of 175 pounds, so it can easily hold any screen size of this television series.

The product comes with instructions, built in bubble level and installation hardware. There is also a locking security bar to prevent your display from being stolen.

If you are interested, you can purchase the low profile mounting hardware with the following link on Amazon:

Compatible tilt wall mount

If you want to prevent your Toshiba Smart TV Fire TV Edition’s screen from getting glares, then you should get a mount that is capable of tilting. If you are interested in doing so, we suggest picking up Pipishell’s Low Profile Tilt TV Wall Mount Bracket.

With it, your television will be just 1.3 inches from the wall while you will be able to tilt forward by up to 8 degrees.

The Pipishell mounting hardware is compatible with the VESA spacing of all Toshiba Smart TV Fire TV Edition screen sizes. Its weight limit is 99 pounds, so it is sturdy enough for all models in this television series.

The product includes all the required mounting hardware. It can be installed on brick walls, concrete walls as well as wood studs with spacing of 8″ or 16″. There are also pulling straps to help you easily lock and release the TV.

You can buy the tilting mount, if you are interested, on Amazon via the following link:

Compatible full motion articulating wall mount

If you want to move your new Toshiba smart television in multiple angles, then you should get USX MOUNT’s Full Motion Swivel Articulating Tilt TV Wall Mount Bracket.

With this product, you will be able to extend your screen from 2.81 inches to 18.95 inches, swivel to the left at up to 90 degrees, swivel to the right at up to 90 degrees, tilt forward at up to 15 degrees and tilt backwards at up to 5 degrees.

The product is compatible with the 100mm x 100 mm and 400 mm x 200 mm VESA patterns of the Toshiba Smart TV Fire TV Edition. With a weight capacity of 60 pounds, it can also easily hold all three TVs in the series.

You can install the product on concrete walls or wooden studs with spacing of 12 inches or 16 inches. It comes with detailed instructions and all the necessary hardware. If you want to install on concrete walls, you can also contact the company to get concrete anchors at no additional charge.

You can purchase the full motion mounting hardware, if you are interested, on Amazon with the following link:

Samsung Q70T wall mount specs

The Q70T is one of the new 4K UHD Dual LED Quantum HDR Smart TVs that came out in 2020.

If you want to install this television set to your wall, you can follow this guide to find the most suitable Q70T wall mounts.

Screen Size

The Samsung Q70T 4K Ultra HD Dual LED Quantum HDR Smart TV is available in six different screen sizes.

You can find the sizes, as well as the respective model numbers, below:

  • Q70T 55″ TV: QN55Q70TAFXZC
  • Q70T 65″ TV: QN65Q70TAFXZC
  • Q70T 75″ TV: QN75Q70TAFXZC
  • Q70T 82″ TV: QN82Q70TAFXZC
  • Q70T 85″ TV: QN85Q70TAFXZC

When picking a wall mount, you should consider the dimensions, weight and VESA patterns of your Q70T.

The dimensions are needed to make sure you have enough space on your wall. If you want a wall mount with tilting and other motion options, then you need to make sure you have more free space.

The mounts have weight capacity limits, so you need to know how much your TV weighs. Last but not least, VESA patterns measure the spacing of the four mounting holes located on the back of your television.

You can find the dimensions, weight, and VESA patterns for each screen size of the Samsung Q70T below.

Dimensions without Stand

  • Q70T 55″ TV: 48.4″ x 27.8″ x 2.3″
  • Q70T 65″ TV: 57.1″ x 32.6″ x 2.3″
  • Q70T 75″ TV: 66″ x 37.8″ x 2.4″
  • Q70T 82″ TV: 72.1″ x 41.1″ x 2.5″
  • Q70T 85″ TV: 74.7″ x 42.6″ x 2.4″

Weight without Stand

  • Q70T 55″ TV: 35.7 lbs.
  • Q70T 65″ TV: 49.2 lbs.
  • Q70T 75″ TV: 79.4 lbs.
  • Q70T 82″ TV: 96.3 lbs.
  • Q70T 85″ TV: 104.7 lbs.

Q70T VESA Patterns

  • Q70T 55″ TV: 200 mm x 200 mm
  • Q70T 65″ TV: 400 mm x 300 mm
  • Q70T 75″ TV: 400 mm x 400 mm
  • Q70T 82″ TV: 600 mm x 400 mm
  • Q70T 85″ TV: 600 mm x 400 mm
VESA Mounting Pattern (example from different TV).

Compatible fixed wall mount

If you want a simple wall mount without any tilting or other motion features, then we recommend VIVO’s Black Extra Large Heavy Duty TV Wall Mount Bracket.

When installed, your Q70T will just be 1.25″ from the wall. In addition to being low profile, the space should give you plenty of room to manage your cables in addition to dissipate heat from your TV.

The mounting bracket supports the 200 mm x 200 mm VESA pattern of the 55″, 400 mm x 300 mm VESA pattern of the 65″, 400 mm x 400 mm VESA pattern of the 75″ as well as the 600 mm x 400 mm VESA pattern of the 82″ and 85″ Samsung Q70T 4K Ultra HD Dual LED Quantum HDR Smart TVs. This mount has a weight capacity of up to 165 pounds (and has been tested to weigh four times that amount), so it can easily hold the heaviest set in the television series.

For installation, all the hardware (including a level tool) are included with the package. The product also features click-in spring locks so that you can easily mount and un-mount your Q70T.

If you are interested, you can find this TV wall mount on Amazon with the following link:

Compatible tilt wall mount

Tilting your Samsung Q70T 4K UHD Dual LED Quantum HDR Smart TV should help you prevent screen glares. This is especially true if you plan to install your television high up on your wall.

If you are interested in having a tilting TV, then we suggest getting ECHOGEAR’s Full Tilt TV Wall Mount.

With the Q70T installed with this product, you will be able to tilt the screen up to 15 degrees forward. You can even swivel you television to the left or right at up to 10 degrees in addition to extending it outwards at up to 5.8″.

The full tilt mount from ECHOGEAR is compatible with the following VESA patterns: 200 mm x 200 mm, 400 mm x 300 mm, 400 mm x 400 mm and 600 mm x 400 mm. It has been rated to hold up to 125 pounds although it has been tested to hold four times that amount. Thus, the bracket is compatible with all sizes of the Samsung Q70T.

For installation, the product includes a drilling template, horizontal shift and even post-install leveling. It can be installed on wood, concrete, steel studs or wood studs. For the studs, you will need spacing of 16″ or 24″.

You can buy the mount via the following Amazon link:

Compatible full motion wall mount

If you want to move your Q70T around in many different angles, then we recommend another ECHOGEAR product in the Full Motion Articulating TV Wall Bracket.

When installed with this mount, your television will be able to extend to up to 22″ from the wall. From there, you will be able to swivel a maximum of 130 degrees to the left, swivel a maximum of 130 degrees to the right, tilt up to 5 degrees upwards and tilt up to 15 degrees downward.

The bracket supports the VESA patterns (up to 600 mm x 400 mm) and weights (up to 125 pounds) of all screen sizes of the Samsung Q70T 4K Ultra HD Dual LED Quantum HDR Smart Television Series.

You can install the Full Motion Articulating TV Wall Mount on concrete blocks, poured concrete and wood studs of spacing of 16″ or 24″. You can also level your Q70T after installation.

You can purchase the articulating mounting bracket, if you are interested, from Amazon with the following link:

Compatible desk mounts for the Samsung Odyssey G7 and G9

The G7 and G9 are two of the latest curved gaming monitors released by Samsung.

If you want to mount these PC screens on your desk, whether if you want to save space or want more maneuverability, then you can check out this guide to find the best available desk mounts.

Screen Sizes

The Odyssey G7 is available in 27″ and 32″ variants. The Odyssey G9 is only available in 49″.

You can check out the model number for each screen size below.

  • 27″ Samsung Odyssey G7 Curved Gaming Monitor: C27G75TQSNXZA
  • 32″ Samsung Odyssey G7 Curved Gaming Monitor: LC32G75TQSNXZA
  • 49″ Samsung Odyssey G9 Curved Gaming Monitor: LC49G95TSSNXZA

Weight without Stand

Desk mounts have a weight capacity limit. As a result, you need to know how much your curved monitor weighs.

You can find the weight, without the stand attached for each model, below.

  • 27″ Samsung Odyssey G7 Monitor: 15.9 pounds
  • 32″ Samsung Odyssey G7 Monitor: 18.1 pounds
  • 49″ Samsung Odyssey G9 Monitor: 31.1 pounds

Dimensions without Stand

Of course, you also need to make sure that you have enough room on your desk for your new monitor. If you are planning to move your G7 or G9 around, then make sure you leave some extra room in order to do so.

You can find the full measurements for the curved gaming monitors below.

  • 27″ Samsung Odyssey G7 Monitor: 24.2″ x 22.68″ x 12.04″
  • 32″ Samsung Odyssey G7 Monitor: 27.96″ x 23.41″ x 12.04″
  • 49″ Samsung Odyssey G9 Monitor: 45.18″ x 14.31″ x 11.46″

VESA Pattern

One last element you should take into account before thinking about mounting your monitor to a desk is the VESA Pattern. The specification measures the amount of space between the four mounting holes located on the back of your G7 or G9.

You can check out the VESA patterns below.

  • 27″ Samsung Odyssey G7 Monitor: 100 mm x 100 mm
  • 32″ Samsung Odyssey G7 Monitor: 100 mm x 100 mm
  • 49″ Samsung Odyssey G9 Monitor: 100 mm x 100 mm
Desk mount example.

Compatible desk mount for 27″ and 32″ Samsung Odyssey G7

For the Samsung Odyssey G7, the best option is the HUANUO Gas Spring Single Arm Monitor Desk Mount.

With this install, you will be able to extend your curved monitor all the way out to 22.4 inches. You can also adjust the height from a range of 16.9 inches to 26.3 inches. Furthermore, you can tilt up to 30 degrees upward, tilt up to 85 degrees downward, swivel up to 90 degrees to the left, swivel 90 degrees to the right and even rotate up to 360 degrees.

The HUANUO supports the 100 mm x 100 mm VESA patterns of the 27″ and 32″ Samsung Odyssey G7 Curved Gaming Monitors. With a weight capacity of 19.8 pounds, it can easily hold the PC screens.

The clamp will take up 3.94 inches of space at the back of your desk. For installation, you can either use the C clamp (if your desk has a thickness of 0.63 inch to 2.95 inches) or grommet mounting (for desks with up to 3.93 inches in thickness).

If you are interested, you can purchase the Odyssey G7 desk mount on Amazon with the following link:

Compatible desk mount for 49″ Samsung Odyssey G9

If you have the Samsung Odyssey G9, then the best option is WALI’s Premium Single LCD Monitor Desk Mount Fully Adjustable Gas Spring Stand.

With this product, you will be able to tilt your big PC display up to 15 degrees upward, tilt up to 15 degrees downward, swivel up to 50 degrees to the left, swivel up to 50 degrees to the right in addition to changing the height from the range of 10.1 inches to 21.5 inches.

This desk mount supports the 100 mm x 100 mm VESA pattern of the Samsung Odyssey G9. It also has a weight limit of 66 pounds, which is more than enough to hold the weight of your computer screen.

For installation, you can use either C clamp or grommet mount. The desk thickness should be no more than 3.5 inches.

You can purchase the Odyssey G9 desk mount, if you are interested, with the following link on Amazon:

Is the Samsung TU7000 a suitable TV for the PS5, Xbox Series X and other gaming systems?

The TU7000 Crystal 4K UHD HDR Smart is one of several TVs released by Samsung in 2020. So, how does this television fare as a gaming TV for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and other video game systems?

You can find out in this guide at Seeking Tech.

Quick Summary

The TU7000 is not a good television set if you are planning to get the most out of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X videogames. For one, the TV lacks HDMI 2.1 ports, which are required for features like 120 frames per second and variable refresh rate.

It is also very lacking when it comes to HDR peak brightness and does not support wide color gamut. As a result, HDR games will look very poor on the display.

The TU7000 is very good a reducing input lag, making it great for non-HDR games on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Switch, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

For older consoles, the TV does not support composite input, so you will need a composite-to-HDMI converter. It does include a tuner for retro systems, however.

Does the TU7000 come with HDMI 2.1 ports?

The Samsung TU7000 comes with two HDMI ports. Unfortunately, none of them are version 2.1 (instead, both are 2.0). As a result, the TV won’t be able to take advantage of features such as 120 frames per second and variable refresh rate on supported PS5 and Xbox Series X videogames.

TU7000’s HDR Capabilities

The Samsung TU7000 Crystal TV supports HDR and HDR10+ contents. It is not compatible with Dolby Vision. It also does not use a wide color gamut.

In terms of brightness, the TU7000 has very poor performance. According to tests done by RTINGS.com, the television set can only reach 248 nits at HDR Real Scene Peak Brightness, 267 nits at HDR Peak 100% Window and 267 nits at HDR Sustained 100% Window. You can find the full RTINGS HDR test results for the TU7000 below:

  • HDR Real Scene Peak Brightness: 248 cd/m²
  • HDR Peak 2% Window: 139 cd/m²
  • HDR Peak 10% Window: 271 cd/m²
  • HDR Peak 25% Window: 269 cd/m²
  • HDR Peak 50% Window: 268 cd/m²
  • HDR Peak 100% Window: 267 cd/m²
  • HDR Sustained 2% Window: 138 cd/m²
  • HDR Sustained 10% Window: 270 cd/m²
  • HDR Sustained 25% Window: 268 cd/m²
  • HDR Sustained 50% Window: 267 cd/m²
  • HDR Sustained 100% Window: 267 cd/m²
  • HDR ABL: 0.046

TU7000’s Input Lag

Fortunately, the Samsung TU7000 Crystal 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart TV does have great input lag reduction. According to RTINGS, the latency is just 10.2 ms at 1080p/60Hz, 10.0 ms at 1440p/60Hz, 10.3 ms at 4K/60Hz and 10.4 ms at 4K/60Hz/HDR when game mode is enabled.

For playing PC games, the lag is 10.2 ms at 4K/60Hz/4:4:4. The television does not support AMD’s FreeSync or NVIDIA’s G-Sync.

You can take a look at RTINGS input lag test results for the TU7000 below:

  • 1080p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled): 10.2 ms
  • 1080p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Disabled): 34.5 ms
  • 1440p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled): 10.0 ms
  • 4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled): 10.3 ms
  • 4K resolution, 60 Hz refresh rate and 10 bit HDR (Game Mode Enabled): 10.4 ms
  • 4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Disabled): 17.5 ms
  • 4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (With Interpolation): 34.2 ms
  • 4K resolution and 60 Hz at 4:4:4: 10.3 ms

Is the TU7000 good for PS5 and Xbox Series X?

The Samsung TU7000 is a poor choice for playing PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X video games. Not only does it lack any HDMI 2.1 ports, the TV also has very poor high dynamic range peak brightness.

If you want to stay within the Samsung brand and still want to get the most of the two next-generation consoles, we recommend getting the Samsung QLED Q90T instead.

Is the TU7000 good for Switch, PS4, and Xbox One?

The Samsung TU7000 television is a good budget set for older HDMI consoles, which includes the Wii U, Switch, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

As we stated above, the TV’s poor HDR performance means that HDR-enabled games on the PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One S and Xbox One X will look poor. So we recommend looking elsewhere if you want to play video games with HDR.

Legacy Consoles Support

The Samsung TU7000 Crystal 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart TV Series does not come with any composite inputs. As a result, you won’t be able to directly consoles that uses the red, white and yellow plugs unless you have a composite-to-HDMI converter. These systems includes the Ps1, PS2, Nintendo 64, Gamecube and Xbox.

Samsung did include a cable/antenna tuner for the TU7000. So you can directly connect retro consoles like the NES, Super NES and Sega Genesis.

Samsung Odyssey G7 and G9 wall mount compatibility guide

Samsung recently released three new curved gaming monitors with the 27″ Odyssey G7, 32″ Odyssey G7 and 49″ Odyssey G9.

If you want to mount these computer screens on the wall, you can follow this compatibility guide at Seeking Tech to find the most suitable wall mounts.

Screen Size

The Samsung Odyssey G7 is available in two screen sizes while the Samsung Odyssey G9 only comes in one screen size.

You can take a look at the available options, as well as the respective model numbers, below.

  • 27″ Samsung Odyssey G7 Curved Gaming Monitor (LC27G75TQSNXZA)
  • 32″ Samsung Odyssey G7 Curved Gaming Monitor (LC32G75TQSNXZA)
  • 49″ Samsung Odyssey G9 Curved Gaming Monitor (LC49G95TSSNXZA)

Dimensions without Stand

Before thinking about mounting your PC screen to the wall, you first have to make sure you have enough room to do so. If you are planning to tilt, swivel and/or extend the G7 or G9, then you have to make sure to provide the extra space to accommodate these movements.

You can find the dimensions, without the stand, of each display below:

  • 27″ Samsung Odyssey G7: 24.2″ x 22.68″ x 12.04″
  • 32″ Samsung Odyssey G7: 27.96″ x 23.41″ x 12.04″
  • 49″ Samsung Odyssey G9: 45.18″ x 14.31″ x 11.46″

Weight without Stand

Weight is also another important factor as you need to make sure that the mounting bracket is strong enough to hold the monitors.

You can take a look at the weight specifications, without the stand, below:

  • 27″ Samsung Odyssey G7: 15.9 lbs.
  • 32″ Samsung Odyssey G7: 18.1 lbs.
  • 49″ Samsung Odyssey G9: 31.1 lbs.

VESA Pattern

A VESA pattern is the standard spacing between the four mounting holes located at the back of the G7 and G9. You need this information as not all mounts support all VESA patterns.

You can take a look at the VESA spacing all three new Samsung computer monitors below:

  • 27″ Samsung Odyssey G7: 100 mm x 100 mm
  • 32″ Samsung Odyssey G7: 100 mm x 100 mm
  • 49″ Samsung Odyssey G9: 100 mm x 100 mm
Desk mount example.

Compatible fixed wall mount

If you like your game monitor to stay firmly in place, when we recommend getting Mounting Dream’s Fixed TV Mount.

With it installed, your curved screen will be just 1.1″ from the wall.

The bracket is compatible with the 100 mm x 100 mm VESA pattern of the 27″ Samsung Odyssey G7, 32″ Samsung Odyssey G7 and 49″ Samsung Odyssey G9. The weight limit is 100 pounds, so it can easily hold the heaviest display.

You can install the Mounting Dream Fixed TV Mount on a brick wall, concert wall and wooden studs. For studs, you need spacing of 16 inches or 24 inches.

The product comes with an one-piece wall plate design as well as all the necessary hardware, including a bubble level tool. You can also request the tools needed to install on a concrete wall.

If you are interested, you can purchase the fixed mounting bracket on Amazon with the following link:

Compatible tilting wall mount

If you prefer to install your G7 or G9 PC monitor higher up on the wall and/or want to prevent any potential screen glares, then you should get a mount that is capable of tilting. In this case, we suggest getting VideoSecu Mounts’ Tilt TV Wall Mount Bracket.

With it install, you will be able to tilt your display forward at up to 10 degrees.

The bracket supports the VESA patterns of the Samsung Odyssey displays. The weight limit is 132 pounds, so it is easily strong enough to hold all three curved monitors.

The product includes all the mounting hardware, including a bonus magnetic bubble level tool, needed for installation. You will also get a 6-feet HDMI cable.

You can purchase the tilting mount, if you are interested, from Amazon via the following link:

Compatible full motion articulating wall mount

If you want more mobile options, then we recommend taking a look at Amazon Basics’ Heavy-Duty Full Motion Articulating TV Wall Mount.

When installed, your Odyssey G7 or Odyssey G9 can be extended up to 16.3 inches from the wall, titled up to 10 degrees forward, tilted up to 5 degrees backwards, swiveled up to 180 degrees to the left and swiveled up to 180 degrees to the right.

The mount is compatible with the 100 mm x 100 mm VESA spacing of the 27″ and 32″ Samsung Odyssey G7 Curved Gaming Monitors as well as the 49″ Samsung Odyssey G9 Curved Gaming Monitor. With a weight limit of 80 pounds, the bracket can easily hold the heaviest screen in this group as well.

For installation, the product includes adapter, mounting hardware, bubble level tool as well as a wall mounting template.

You can purchase the articulating mount, if you are interested, with the following link on Amazon:

You can also take a look at our desk mount guide for the G7 and G9 with this article.

What’s the difference between the TP-Link Deco M4 and Deco S4?

The Deco S4 is a new version of TP-Link’s Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System. So, how does the new model stack up against the older Deco M4?

You can find out in this comparison guide.

Quick Summary

The main differences between the TP-Link Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi Systems is that the newer Deco S4 is more compact in size in addition to adding support CE transmit power.

Otherwise, the S4 and M4 are identical in specs and features.

Deco M4 vs. Deco S4 Comparison Chart

You can take a look at Seeking Tech’s comparison table between the M4 and S4 below.

TP-Link Deco M4 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System 3-PackTP-Link Deco S4 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System 3-Pack
DimensionsΦ3.6 in. x 7.5 in. (or Φ90.7 mm x 190 mm)Φ3.6 in. x 6.4 in. (or Φ90.7 mm x 162.3 mm)
What's in the Box3x Deco M4 Units

1x RJ45 Ethernet Cable

3x Power Adapters

1x Quick Installation Guide
3x Deco S4 Units

1x RJ45 Ethernet Cable

3x Power Adapters

1x Quick Installation Guide
CoverageUp to 5,500 sq. ft.Up to 5,500 sq. ft.
Number of DevicesUp to 100Up to 100
ProcessorQualcomm CPUQualcomm CPU
Interfaces2x WAN/LAN Auto-Sensing Gigabit Ethernet Ports Per Deco Unit (6x Total)2x WAN/LAN Auto-Sensing Gigabit Ethernet Ports Per Deco Unit (6x Total)
ButtonsResetReset
External Power Supply12 V/1.2 A12 V/1.5 A
Antenna Type2x Internal Dual-Band Antennas Per Deco Unit (6x Total)2x Internal Dual-Band Antennas Per Deco Unit (6x Total)
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz

5 GHz
2.4 GHz

5 GHz
Wireless StandardsIEEE 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz

IEEE 802.11 ac/n/a 5 GHz
IEEE 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz

IEEE 802.11 ac/n/a 5 GHz
Signal Rate300 Mbps on 2.4 GHz

867 Mbps on 5 GHz
300 Mbps on 2.4 GHz

867 Mbps on 5 GHz
Transmit PowerFCC: <30 dBmFCC: <30 dBm

CE: <20 dBm (2.4 GHz) and <23 dBm (5 GHz)
Wireless SecurityWPA-PSK

WPA2-PSK
WPA-PSK

WPA2-PSK
Advanced Wireless FunctionsAccess Point Mode

Guest Network

Optional Ethernet Backhaul

Router Mode
Access Point Mode

Guest Network

Optional Ethernet Backhaul

Router Mode
TP-Link Mesh TechnologyAP Steering

Auto Path Selection

Band Steering

Beamforming

MU-MIMO

Self-Healing
AP Steering

Auto Path Selection

Band Steering

Beamforming

MU-MIMO

Self-Healing
Quality of ServiceWMMWMM
IPv6 Support?YesYes
WAN TypesDynamic IP

L2TP

Static IP

PPPoE

PPTP
Dynamic IP

L2TP

Static IP

PPPoE

PPTP
Management SystemsLocal Management

Remote Management
Local Management

Remote Management
DHCPClient

Server
Client

Server
Port Forwarding Support?YesYes
Access ControlBlacklistBlacklist
Firewall SecuritySPI FirewallSPI Firewall
ProtocolsIPv4

IPv6
IPv4

IPv6
Advanced Software FeaturesParental Controls

Quality of Service
Parental Controls

Quality of Service
Advanced Software FunctionsMonthly Reports

Auto FW Update

Expand Wi-Fi By Adding More Deco Units
Monthly Reports

Auto FW Update

Expand Wi-Fi By Adding More Deco Units
Guest Network1x 2.4 GHz Guest Network

1x 5 GHz Guest Network
1x 2.4 GHz Guest Network

1x 5 GHz Guest Network
Beamforming Support?YesYes
APPDeco AppDeco App
Smartphone and Tablet RequirementsAndroid 4.4 or later

iOS 9.0 or later
Android 4.4 or later

iOS 9.0 or later
CertificationsBSMI

CE

FCC

IC

IDA

JPA

JRF

KC

NCC

RCM

RoHS

VCCI
BSMI

CE

FCC

IC

IDA

JPA

JRF

KC

NCC

RCM

RoHS

VCCI
Operating and Storage ConditionsOperating Temperature: 0℃ to 40℃ (32℉ to 104℉)

Operating Humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing

Storage Temperature: -40℃ to 70℃ (-40℉ to 158℉)

Storage Humidity: 5% to 90% non-condensing
Operating Temperature: 0℃ to 40℃ (32℉ to 104℉)

Operating Humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing

Storage Temperature: -40℃ to 70℃ (-40℉ to 158℉)

Storage Humidity: 5% to 90% non-condensing
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Dimensions

The S4 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System is a little bit more than a inch shorter than the M4 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System.

You can find the exact measurements for both below:

  • Φ3.6 in. x 7.5 in. (or Φ90.7 mm x 190 mm)
  • Φ3.6 in. x 6.4 in. (or Φ90.7 mm x 162.3 mm)

What’s in the Box

Aside from the main WiFi units, both product also includes a RJ45 Ethernet cable, quick installation guide as well as power adapters.

You can take a look at the contents included in each packaging below:

TP-Link Deco M4 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System 3-Pack:

  • 3x Deco M4 Units
  • 1x RJ45 Ethernet Cable
  • 3x Power Adapters
  • 1x Quick Installation Guide

TP-Link Deco S4 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System 3-Pack:

  • 3x Deco S4 Units
  • 1x RJ45 Ethernet Cable
  • 3x Power Adapters
  • 1x Quick Installation Guide

Coverage

Both devices can provide up to 5,500 sq. ft. of Wi Fi coverage.

Number of Devices

You can also connect to up to 100 compatible devices at the same time to the M4 and S4 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi Systems.

Processor

The TP Link M4 and S4 uses the Qualcomm CPU as the processor.

Interfaces

Both products also includes two WAN/LAN auto-sensing Gigabit Ethernet ports per Deco unit. So, you will get six total in a three-pack.

Buttons

The only button included in the two devices is a reset button located on the underside.

External Power Supply

You can check out the external power supply include for each Wi-Fi Mesh Wi-Fi System below.

  • TP-Link Deco M4: 12 V/1.2 A
  • TP-Link Deco S4: 12 V/1.5 A

Antenna Type

Both also come with two internal dual-band antennas per Deco unit, which makes it six in total in the three-pack.

Wi-Fi Frequency

The TP-Link Deco M4 and TP-Link Deco S4 feature the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wireless frequency.

Wireless Standards

The two are also compatible with the following Wi-Fi standards:

  • IEEE 802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz
  • IEEE 802.11 ac/n/a 5 GHz

Signal Rate

The signal rates are identical as well:

  • 300 Mbps on 2.4 GHz
  • 867 Mbps on 5 GHz

Transmit Power

With the new Deco S4, TP-Link added support for CE transmit power.

You can take a look at the specifications below:

Deco M4:

  • FCC: <30 dBm

Deco S4:

  • FCC: <30 dBm
  • CE: <20 dBm (2.4 GHz) and <23 dBm (5 GHz)

Wireless Security

Both wireless systems use the following security protections:

  • WPA-PSK
  • WPA2-PSK

Advanced Wireless Functions

The two also have identical advanced wireless functions, including Access Point Mode, Guest Network, Optional Ethernet Backhaul and Router Mode.

TP-Link Mesh Technology

The TP-Link Deco M4 and S4 Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi Systems also utilize the following mesh tech:

  • AP Steering
  • Auto Path Selection
  • Band Steering
  • Beamforming
  • MU-MIMO
  • Self-Healing

Quality of Service

When it come to Quality of Service (or QoS), both devices use Wi-Fi Multimedia (or WMM).

IPv6

The M4 and S4 also support IPv6.

WAN Types

The following WAN types are supported in both products:

  • Dynamic IP
  • L2TP
  • Static IP
  • PPPoE
  • PPTP

Management Systems

Furthermore, both products support the following management systems:

  • Local Management
  • Remote Management

DHCP

The two also use Client and Server DHCP.

Port Forwarding

Moreover, both products support port forwarding.

Access Control

In terms of access control, you will be able to use the blacklist feature.

Firewall Security

The two Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi Systems use a SPI Firewall.

Protocols

Both also utilize the IPv4 protocol as well as the aforementioned IPv6 protocol.

Advanced Software Features

The advanced software features for the two products include Parental Controls as well as the aforementioned Quality of Service.

Advanced Software Functions

Both also have the following advanced software functions:

  • Monthly Reports
  • Auto FW Update
  • Expand Wi-Fi by adding more Deco units

Guest Network

With the TP-Link M4 and S4, you will be able to set up a quest network in both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz.

Beamforming

The Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi Systems feature beamforming.

APP

Both products also support Deco App for easy setup.

Smartphone and Tablet Requirements

The smartphone and/or tablet requirements are the same as you need the following:

  • Android 4.4 or later
  • iOS 9.0 or later

Certifications

The two hardware have the same certifications:

  • BSMI
  • CE
  • FCC
  • IC
  • IDA
  • JPA
  • JRF
  • KC
  • NCC
  • RCM
  • RoHS
  • VCCI

Operating and Storage Conditions

The operating and storage conditions are also identical:

  • Operating Temperature: 0℃ to 40℃ (32℉ to 104℉)
  • Operating Humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing
  • Storage Temperature: -40℃ to 70℃ (-40℉ to 158℉)
  • Storage Humidity: 5% to 90% non-condensing

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Samsung Q80T wall mount specs

The Q80T is a new 2020 television series from Samsung.

If you have the TV and want to install it on your wall, then you can check out this guide at Seeking Tech to find the most suitable Samsung Q80T TV wall mounts.

Screen Size

The Samsung QLED Q80T TV Series comes in five different screen sizes. You can find the model number for each size below.

  • 49-inch: Model Number QN49Q80TAFXZC
  • 55-inch: Model Number QN55Q80TAFXZC
  • 65-inch: Model Number QN65Q80TAFXZC
  • 75-inch: Model Number QN75Q80TAFXZC
  • 85-inch: Model Number QN85Q80TAFXZC

When picking a suitable wall mount, you have to take into account the Q80T TV’s weight (so the mount will be able to hold it), dimensions (so that you have enough room on your wall) and VESA pattern (so that the TV will fit the mounting holes of the mount). You can check the weight, dimensions and VESA pattern specs for all screen sizes below.

Weight without Stand

  • 49″ Q80T TV: 28.9 lbs
  • 55″ Q80T TV: 39.5 lbs
  • 65″ Q80T TV: 53.1 lbs
  • 75″ Q80T TV: 75.8 lbs
  • 85″ Q80T TV: 95.5 lbs

Dimensions without Stand

  • 49″ Q80T TV: 43.1″ x 25″ x 2.2″
  • 55″ Q80T TV: 48.3″ x 27.8″ x 2.1″
  • 65″ Q80T TV: 56.9″ x 32.7″ x 2.1″
  • 75″ Q80T TV: 65.8″ x 37.7″ x 2.1″
  • 85″ Q80T TV: 74.5″ x 42.6″ x 2.2″

VESA Patterns

  • 49″ Q80T TV: 200 mm x 200 mm
  • 55″ Q80T TV: 200 mm x 200 mm
  • 65″ Q80T TV: 400 mm x 300 mm
  • 75″ Q80T TV: 400 mm x 400 mm
  • 85″ Q80T TV: 600 mm x 400 mm
VESA Mounting Pattern (example from different TV).

Compatible low profile fixed wall mount

If you want a simple, immovable mount that won’t cause your Q80T to stick out too much, then we recommend picking up the VIVO Black Extra Large Heavy Duty TV Wall Mount Bracket. When installed, your television set will sit just 1.25″ from the wall. It is also designed to allow for more airflow to stop the TV from potentially overheating.

The mounting bracket supports the 200 mm x 200 mm VESA pattern of the 49″ and 55″, 400 mm x 300 mm VESA pattern of the 65″, 400 mm x 400 mm VESA pattern of the 75″ in addition to the 600 mm x 400 mm VESA pattern of the 85″ of the Samsung Q80T series. The maximum weight capacity is 165 pounds, so it should be more than sturdy enough for the heaviest television in the series.

For installation, all the necessary hardware, including a level tool, are included with the package of the VIVO Extra Large Heavy Duty Wall Mount.

If you are interested, you can purchase the product on Amazon with the following link:

Compatible tilting wall mount

You might want to consider having the ability to tilt your Q80T as well. Tilting will change the viewing angle, which is helpful at preventing glare especially if you are planning to mount your television very high on your wall.

If you are interested in doing so, we recommend getting the Sanus VLT6 Advanced Tilt Premium TV Wall Mount. By installing the Q80T onto it, you will be able to extend your television outwards by 5.7″. As a result, you have plenty of room to tilt the TV.

The Sanus Advanced Mounting Bracket is compatible with the VESA patterns of the 49″, 55″, 65″, 75″ and 85″ Samsung Q80T TVs. Its weight limit is 150 pounds, so it can comfortably hold any of the screen size in the series.

When it comes to installation, the VLT6 uses an open wall plate design to give you easy access to the back of the television set. You can also easily adjust the TV post installation to make it look more centered and balanced. Last but not least, the mounting bracket will also let you padlock your TV to prevent theft.

If you are interested, you can buy the product on Amazon with the following link:

Compatible full motion articulating wall mount

If you want maximum flexibility for the Samsung QLED Q80T TV, then the best option is the PERLESMITH Full Motion TV Wall Mount Bracket. When installed, your television can be tiled forward by 15 degrees or backwards by 5 degrees. The TV can also be extended from 3.07 inches to all the way up to 32.62 inches, giving you plenty of room to swivel your set 60 degrees to the left or right.

The PERLESMITH Full Motion Wall Mount supports all of the Q80T’s VESA patterns. It can also hold televisions that weigh up to 165 pounds.

The product comes with all the hardware needed to install the mounting bracket. You can either mount it on a concrete wall or wooden studs. For the studs, you will need spacing of 16 inches, 18 inches or 24 inches. You can also adjust the TV after installation if it looked a little crooked.

You can purchase the product, if you are interested, on Amazon with the following link:

What’s the difference between Crucial P1, P2 and P5?

The P5 is the latest version of Crucial’s NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive series. So, how does the new product stack up against the older P1 and P2 versions?

You can find out in this comparison guide between the three SSDs.

Quick Summary

The newer Crucial P5 NVMe M.2 SSD is substantially faster than the Crucial P1 NVMe M.2 SSD and Crucial P2 NVMe M.2 SSD when it comes to sequential read and write speeds.

Not to mention that the P5 is also a lot more durable than the older solid state drives with much higher Mean Time to Failure (MTTF) and TWB (Terabytes Written).

Needless to say, the Crucial P5 is the best option out of the group.

Crucial P1 vs. P2 vs. P5 Comparison Chart

You can check out Seeking Tech’s comparison table between the three internal SSDs below.

Crucial P1 NVMe M.2 SSDCrucial P2 NVMe M.2 SSDCrucial P5 NVMe M.2 SSD
What's in the BoxP1 NVMe M.2 SSD

Acronis True Image for Crucial cloning software

Installation instructions
P2 NVMe M.2 SSD

Acronis True Image for Crucial cloning software

Crucial Easy SSD Install Guide
P5 NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive

Crucial Storage Executive

Acronis True Image for Crucial cloning software

Crucial Easy SSD Install Guide
Capacity500 GB: Model Number CT500P1SSD8

1 TB: Model Number CT1000P1SSD8

2 TB: Model Number CT2000P1SSD8
250 GB: Model Number CT250P2SSD8

500 GB: Model Number CT500P2SSD8

1 TB: Model Number CT1000P2SSD8

2 TB: Model Number CT2000P2SSD8
250 GB: Model Number CT250P5SSD8

500 GB: Model Number CT500P5SSD8

1 TB: Model Number CT1000P5SSD8

2 TB: Model Number CT2000P5SSD8
Maximum Sequential Read Speed500 GB SSD: 1900 MB per second

1 TB SSD: 2000 MB per second

2 TB SSD: 2000 MB per second
250 GB SSD: 2100 MB per second

500 GB SSD: 2300 MB per second

1 TB SSD: 2400 MB per second

2 TB SSD: 2400 MB per second
250 GB SSD: 3400 MB per second

500 GB SSD: 3400 MB per second

1 TB SSD: 3400 MB per second

2 TB SSD: 3400 MB per second
Maximum Sequential Write Speed500 GB SSD: 950 MB per second

1 TB SSD: 1700 MB per second

2 TB SSD: 1700 MB per second
250 GB SSD: 1150 MB per second

500 GB SSD: 940 MB per second

1 TB SSD: 1800 MB per second

2 TB SSD: 1900 MB per second
250 GB SSD: 1400 MB per second

500 GB SSD: 3000 MB per second

1 TB SSD: 3000 MB per second

2 TB SSD: 3000 MB per second
Mean Time to Failure1.5 million hours1.5 million hours1.8 million hours
Terabytes Written500 GB SSD: 100 TB

1 TB SSD: 200 TB

2 TB SSD: 400 TB
250 GB SSD: 150 TB

500 GB SSD: 150 TB

1 TB SSD: 300 TB

2 TB SSD: 600 TB
250 GB SSD: 150 TB

500 GB SSD: 300 TB

1 TB SSD: 600 TB

2 TB SSD: 1200 TB
Data Transfer SoftwareAcronis True Image for Crucial cloning softwareAcronis True Image for Crucial cloning softwareAcronis True Image for Crucial cloning software
Operating Temperature0°C to 70°C (or -32°F to 158°F)0°C to 70°C (or -32°F to 158°F)0°C to 70°C (or -32°F to 158°F)
Warranty5-year limited warranty5-year limited warranty5-year limited warranty
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What’s in the Box

When compared to the other two products, the newer Crucial P5 comes with the Crucial Storage Executive, a SSD management program.

You can take a look at what’s included in each box below:

Crucial P1:

  • P1 NVMe M.2 Solid State Dtive
  • Acronis True Image for Crucial cloning software
  • Installation instructions

Crucial P2:

  • P2 NVMe M.2 Solid State Dtive
  • Acronis True Image for Crucial cloning software
  • Crucial Easy SSD Install Guide

Crucial P5:

  • P5 NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive
  • Crucial Storage Executive
  • Acronis True Image for Crucial cloning software
  • Crucial Easy SSD Install Guide

Capacity

The P2 and P5 offer the most variety when it comes to size options as you can pick between 250 GB, 500 GB, 1 TB or 2 TB. With the P1, your choices are between 500 GB, 1 TB or 2 TB.

You can check out a list of the size options, as well as the respective model numbers, below:

  • 500 GB Crucial P1 NVMe M.2 SSD: Model Number CT500P1SSD8
  • 1 TB Crucial P1 NVMe M.2 SSD: Model Number CT1000P1SSD8
  • 2 TB Crucial P1 NVMe M.2 SSD: Model Number CT2000P1SSD8
  • 250 GB Crucial P2 NVMe M.2 SSD: Model Number CT250P2SSD8
  • 500 GB Crucial P2 NVMe M.2 SSD: Model Number CT500P2SSD8
  • 1 TB Crucial P2 NVMe M.2 SSD: Model Number CT1000P2SSD8
  • 2 TB Crucial P2 NVMe M.2 SSD: Model Number CT2000P2SSD8
  • 250 GB Crucial P5 NVMe M.2 SSD: Model Number CT250P5SSD8
  • 500 GB Crucial P5 NVMe M.2 SSD: Model Number CT500P5SSD8
  • 1 TB Crucial P5 NVMe M.2 SSD: Model Number CT1000P5SSD8
  • 2 TB Crucial P5 NVMe M.2 SSD: Model Number CT2000P5SSD8

Maximum Sequential Read Speed

At 3400 MB per second, the Crucial P5 NVMe M.2 SSD has a much faster maximum sequential read speed when compared to the Crucial P1 NVMe M.2 SSD (which tops out at 2000 MB per second) and Crucial P2 NVMe M.2 SSD (which has a max of 2400 MB per second).

In some cases, the read speeds depend on the model number. You can find the complete list of maximum sequential read speeds below:

  • 500 GB P1: 1900 MB per second
  • 1 TB P1: 2000 MB per second
  • 2 TB P1: 2000 MB per second
  • 250 GB P2: 2100 MB per second
  • 500 GB P2: 2300 MB per second
  • 1 TB P2: 2400 MB per second
  • 2 TB P2: 2400 MB per second
  • 250 GB P5: 3400 MB per second
  • 500 GB P5: 3400 MB per second
  • 1 TB P5: 3400 MB per second
  • 2 TB P5: 3400 MB per second

Maximum Sequential Write Speed

At up to 3000 MB per second when it comes to maximum sequential write speed, the Crucial P5 NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive also has a major advantage over the Crucial P1 NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive (which has a maximum of 1700 MB per second) and Crucial P2 NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive (topping out at 1900 MB per second).

You can check out the full list of sequential write speeds below:

  • 500 GB P1: 950 MB per second
  • 1 TB P1: 1700 MB per second
  • 2 TB P1: 1700 MB per second
  • 250 GB P2: 1150 MB per second
  • 500 GB P2: 940 MB per second
  • 1 TB P2: 1800 MB per second
  • 2 TB P2: 1900 MB per second
  • 250 GB P5: 1400 MB per second
  • 500 GB P5: 3000 MB per second
  • 1 TB P5: 3000 MB per second
  • 2 TB P5: 3000 MB per second

Mean Time to Failure

The mean time to failure (or MTTF) measures the average length a solid state drive is expected to last in between hardware failures.

The Crucial P5 NVMe M.2 SSD is the best out of this group with a MTTF of 1.8 million hours.

In comparison, both the Crucial P1 NVMe M.2 SSD and Crucial P2 NVMe M.2 SSD have a MTTF of 1.5 million hours.

Terabytes Written

Another durability metric is terabytes written (or TBW), which measures how much data can be written on the SSD before the drive is likely to fail.

The Crucial P5 is once again the big winner when you compared it to similar size options of the Crucial P1 and Crucial P2.

The TBW is based on specific models. You can find the specs for each below:

  • 500 GB Crucial P1 NVMe M.2 SSD: 100 TB
  • 1 TB Crucial P1 NVMe M.2 SSD: 200 TB
  • 2 TB Crucial P1 NVMe M.2 SSD: 400 TB
  • 250 GB Crucial P2 NVMe M.2 SSD: 150 TB
  • 500 GB Crucial P2 NVMe M.2 SSD: 150 TB
  • 1 TB Crucial P2 NVMe M.2 SSD: 300 TB
  • 2 TB Crucial P2 NVMe M.2 SSD: 600 TB
  • 250 GB P5: 150 TB
  • 500 GB P5: 300 TB
  • 1 TB P5: 600 TB
  • 2 TB P5: 1200 TB

Data Transfer Software

All three products use the Acronis True Image for Crucial to transfer data.

Operating Temperature

The solid state drives have an operating temperature range of 0°C to 70°C (or -32°F to 158°F)

Warranty

The three products come with a 5-year limited warranty.

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