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Is it really worth the extra money for an m.2 pcie ssd?

Hello!

I have been using my pc with only an old hdd (750gb seagate barracuda) and load times for even web browsing have been painfully low.

I was impressed by m.2 in my dad's laptop which fully booted unless than five seconds, but anywho, how much worse are Sata ssd's vs m.2 pcie?

Thanks, LC
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  1. Either one is still gonna be fast compared to an HDD. I don't think its worth the extra price imo. Unless you have money to spend I would just get a SATA.
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  2. Ok. I was considering going with this - I don't have many games at all but is 120 enough?


    https://m.newegg.com/products/N82E16820215052


    Here is what I would put on the ssd.
    Windows 10
    Nolimits 2 (Its a roller coaster design/simulator software)
    Rocket league
    Overwatch
    Davinci resolve
    Blender.

    Is 120 enough for that?
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    Serenity_3 said:
    Hello!

    I have been using my pc with only an old hdd (750gb seagate barracuda) and load times for even web browsing have been painfully low.

    I was impressed by m.2 in my dad's laptop which fully booted unless than five seconds, but anywho, how much worse are Sata ssd's vs m.2 pcie?

    Thanks, LC


    M.2 drives are astronomically better than an old HDD, as for vs a SATA drive, if you want the bleeding edge fastest loading possible yeah its the way to go, but a SATA SSD is worlds faster than your HDD too.

    That said being you're running such an old HDD your system likely won't even have an M.2 PCIe slot, so this question isn't going to help you much.

    Finally regarding space if you're gonna have Win 10 and some games on it, you really want to go with a 250gb.

    That drive you picked is very low end and low quality, you really want something more like this

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820156150&cm_re=crucial_ssd-_-20-156-150-_-Product
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  4. Serenity_3 said:
    Ok. I was considering going with this - I don't have many games at all but is 120 enough?


    https://m.newegg.com/products/N82E16820215052


    Here is what I would put on the ssd.
    Windows 10
    Nolimits 2 (Its a roller coaster design/simulator software)
    Rocket league
    Overwatch
    Davinci resolve
    Blender.

    Is 120 enough for that?


    No, I don't recommend even putting games on your SSD. Unless its like a game you want to load extremely fast that normally loads slow like PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS.
    Reply to Froge
  5. Actually I have a brand new system. Specs:

    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/GYTrQV
    Reply to Serenity_3
  6. So if I was on a budget of 100 dollars it would be better to get a 256 gb sata than a 128gb m.2?

    Also by any chance is this a quality drive?

    https://pcpartpicker.com/product/DM7CmG/western-digital-black-pcie-256gb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-wds256g1x0c
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  7. Never mind - I can get a 960 evo 250gb for 110 off of jet. Yay now just have to save up a little more lol
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  8. Serenity_3 said:
    Never mind - I can get a 960 evo 250gb for 110 off of jet. Yay now just have to save up a little more lol


    I have that drive in my system, very fast, it would work very well in yours, its a good choice.
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