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Nvme SSD vs regular SSD

Hello all,

So I have been looking into PCle vs NVME M.2 and SATA SSD. I need more storage, but simply do not see how spending so much on a Samsung 960 Pro 1TB is worth it(for my uses). For real world applications like loading games and things of that sort, I see no huge difference. Any other recommendations for a solid 1TB SSD drive mostly for games and grad school work. I do SAM and many other codings but never had to transfer huge files. Or does anyone have experience with them and can say that they truly are worth It?

Thank you,
DJ
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    I would not take 960. As much as I love to see this speed, for me price/value is unacceptable.
    I think that
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167413&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-VigLink2-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=8167422&SID=j6ndxmsf4t0035wt00053
    is plenty and still much faster than SATA.
    I would also consider this:
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313870&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-VigLink2-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=8167422&SID=j6ndz6301z0035wt00053

    and add 4TB HDD

    If you just expand and already have SSD, then push 4 TB HDD for games. Load times will ~2x but once it is in RAM then there will be no difference ( as long as you have ~16GB RAM)
    Reply to Rdslw
  2. Game load times (850 EVO vs. 960 Pro/EVO) are 100% the same (as tested with a variety of games at NCIX TechTips), as storage is not a bottleneck when loading levels....

    A few seconds shaved off of shutdown and boot times, but, nothing major...; I bought the 960 EVO, it is nice to benchmark, but nothing earth-shattering in real world...
    Reply to mdd1963
  3. Thank you both
    Reply to ziggs57
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