One thing to be wary of is that Samsung's RMA process in Canada is notoriously awful. I've avoided them because the stories are so awful.
Maybe it's gotten better since, but I haven't heard anything on it.
What would you recommend for large capacity spin point?980 Pro is a very good drive, along with the SN850.
If this is for the same client, I would try and get a feel for what the plan is. Endurance can matter , which given the lust for cores and USB leads to some assumptions....
Haven't used the EXOS, but that particular model tended to have higher than average failure rates on Backblaze (mainly due to a bad 2020) but they also have a crap load of them.