What NVME SSD on a budget?

So i was looking around and i wanted something to boost my pc performance a little more and i wanted a ssd. I would like a nvme since its new and way faster than regular ssd's but the problem was they are very expensive. I went on amazon and other sites and saw 60$ nvme ssd 128gb and so on. But the problem was they are a brand i never heard of and look unreliable and crap. So my budget is 60$ and want an nvme ssd max gb the most you can find but still reliable and good.
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  1. Do not bother with a budget offbrand NVMe drive.

    What are you planning on using this for, and on what hardware?
    Almost certainly, a 250GB SATA III SSD will do just what you need.

    Don't fall into the new shiny trap.
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  2. MERGED QUESTION
    Question from amarisbeast : "nvme or m.2 ssd on budget?"

    amarisbeast said:
    So i was looking around and i wanted something to boost my pc performance a little more and i wanted a ssd. I would like a nvme since its new and way faster than regular ssd's but the problem was they are very expensive. I went on amazon and other sites and saw 60$ nvme ssd 128gb and so on. But the problem was they are a brand i never heard of and look unreliable and crap. So my budget is 60$ and want an nvme ssd the highest storage you can find. if cant find one an m.2 ssd will be ok also. I have a msi a320m gaming pro mobo running 8gb ddr4 with ryzen 3 1200, looking to load games faster etc.


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Storage: Western Digital - Green 120GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($57.68 @ Newegg Marketplace)
    Total: $57.68
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-04 21:41 EDT-0400
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  3. USAFRet said:
    Do not bother with a budget offbrand NVMe drive.

    What are you planning on using this for, and on what hardware?
    Almost certainly, a 250GB SATA III SSD will do just what you need.

    Don't fall into the new shiny trap.


    vapour said:
    MERGED QUESTION
    Question from amarisbeast : "nvme or m.2 ssd on budget?"

    amarisbeast said:
    So i was looking around and i wanted something to boost my pc performance a little more and i wanted a ssd. I would like a nvme since its new and way faster than regular ssd's but the problem was they are very expensive. I went on amazon and other sites and saw 60$ nvme ssd 128gb and so on. But the problem was they are a brand i never heard of and look unreliable and crap. So my budget is 60$ and want an nvme ssd the highest storage you can find. if cant find one an m.2 ssd will be ok also. I have a msi a320m gaming pro mobo running 8gb ddr4 with ryzen 3 1200, looking to load games faster etc.


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Storage: Western Digital - Green 120GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($57.68 @ Newegg Marketplace)
    Total: $57.68
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-04 21:41 EDT-0400


    now since it is 50$ is this reliable or should i just go for the regular ssd option?
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  4. USAFRet said:
    Do not bother with a budget offbrand NVMe drive.

    What are you planning on using this for, and on what hardware?
    Almost certainly, a 250GB SATA III SSD will do just what you need.

    Don't fall into the new shiny trap.


    using this for gaming to load in faster and just get a boost of performance.
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  5. m2 is faster, wd is decent
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  6. amarisbeast said:
    USAFRet said:
    Do not bother with a budget offbrand NVMe drive.

    What are you planning on using this for, and on what hardware?
    Almost certainly, a 250GB SATA III SSD will do just what you need.

    Don't fall into the new shiny trap.


    using this for gaming to load in faster and just get a boost of performance.


    For that use, you will see zero difference with an NVMe drive over a SATA drive. Either 2.5" SATA III or m.2 SATA.

    A crap drive is still a crap drive, even if it is $10 less than it was a hour ago.
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  7. vapour said:
    m2 is faster, wd is decent


    m.2 SATA is no faster than 2.5" SATA.
    Same drive, different plug in.
    Reply to USAFRet
  8. And I really, really, really wouldn't bother with a 120GB drive.
    Either 250GB or larger, or wait.
    Reply to USAFRet
  9. MERGED QUESTION
    Question from amarisbeast : "nvme or m.2 ssd on budget?"

    amarisbeast said:
    So i was looking around and i wanted something to boost my pc performance a little more and i wanted a ssd. I would like a nvme since its new and way faster than regular ssd's but the problem was they are very expensive. I went on amazon and other sites and saw 60$ nvme ssd 128gb and so on. But the problem was they are a brand i never heard of and look unreliable and crap. So my budget is 60$ and want an nvme ssd the highest storage you can find. if cant find one an m.2 ssd will be ok also. I have a msi a320m gaming pro mobo running 8gb ddr4 with ryzen 3 1200, looking to load games faster etc.


    Anonymous said:
    You arent going to find one at that price.
    NVME drives are expensive, any at 60 (or close to 60) are either not going to happen, or they are going to be poorly made.
    Additionally, there is no reason to get an M.2 SSD that isnt NVME, they generally perform the same or worse than their 3.5" counterparts.
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