Currently have MX500 1TB will going to PCIe M2 be noticible day to day?

Discussion in 'SSDs & Data Storage' started by alkemyst, Aug 5, 2018.

  1. alkemyst

    alkemyst Limp Gawd

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    If I upgraded my motherboard to support PCIe M2 drives will it be a noticable difference in day to day tasks over my MX500 1TB (6GB/s SATA)? I have a 2600K at 4.5GHz and PC2133 16GB RAM, if that is a factor.

    I think I am not going to gain much but some bragging rights upgrading at this time to something like a 8700K. I will be going to 4K res (not necessarily gaming at it though) and a 1080ti possibly.
     
  2. ReaperX22

    ReaperX22 Gawd

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    No. Won't make much of a day-to-day difference.

    HDD > SSD is night and day. Sata SSD > NVME is... eh? I'd consider the M.2 purely when you do actually upgrade your full system. Rather than grabbing one now to adapt to an older system. Prices for SSDs still seem to be dropping so might be worth waiting a bit anyway...
     
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    I went from a SATA Samsung 850 Evo 500GB to a M.2 NVME Samsung 960 500GB. Sincerely did not notice a difference. Then moved to a M.2 NON NVME WD blue 1TB. No difference either apart from the size of course.
     
  4. Dougie

    Dougie Limp Gawd

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    Honestly, NVME droves are kinda overrated for consumer use, most people that get them don't need them.
     
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  5. dvsman

    dvsman [H]ard|Gawd

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    The only time I've noticed any difference at all across many use cases (work, play) is when moving large files to and from (and that is dependent on the source or destination) or on loading screens on some games. That's really the only situation where I've been able to see a consistent benefit. The only time I'd recommend going to NVME (vs a fast SATA III SSD) is if you have already upgraded everything else to your satisfaction and have mod money to throw around. Otherwise, video card or cpu or ram first IMO.
     
  6. MickeyBailey

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    Going to an Optane 90xP drive would be noticeable w/ 4x single threaded 4K read performance.
     
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    VanGoghComplex [H]ard|Gawd

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    I did this jump. My computer went from snappy to... still snappy.
     
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    Brahmzy [H]ardness Supreme

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    Optane as storage if you want to notice a difference.
     
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  10. Archaea

    Archaea [H]ardForum Junkie

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    No.

    NVME drives are clearly faster in the benchmarks, but in real world use they don’t “feel” any different for most PC hardware enthusiasts. Including my own experiences here with multiple PCs using 860 evo NVMEs.

    The OS perhaps installs a bit faster and that’s about it.
     
  11. MickeyBailey

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    In the past, NVMe has essentially been NAND only, but there are now 3DXP drives as well and their 4K random performance at low queue depths (I.e. what’s actually relevant to most consumers) is 4x that of high end NAND drives. Whether or not the performance difference is worth the steeper price is a valid argument, but to say no NVMe drive supplies a noticeably better experience is not true in this case.