Fastest M.2 for Asus Rampage V Extreme X99

dpoverlord

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I personally was waiting for a 4tb NVMe before I bought one as my current setup 'feels' fast.

However, I'm really drawn to the current crop. Does anyone know if the newer 4.0 lane drives would work on my mobo?

I have been leaning Samsung but I've been a bit amazed that Inland and Sabrent Rocket PCIe 4.0 2tb seem to be better.

Any thoughts? I'm down for waiting and not in a rush but prices seem to be too good to be true. My worry is then I'll want multiple and have my games, OS, and everything on them.
 

echn111

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Intel's Rocket Lake will match AMD Ryzen chips' PCIe 4.0 support but that's not out yet so not sure that Sabrent Rocket PCIe 4.0 will help. These are usually backwards compatible (you'll have to double check) but then you're paying extra for performance you can't use. Best stick to a PCIe 3.0 SSD. Any decent last gen SSD from a good brand will do as it's mature technology by now. But if you're impatient and want something fast, then upgrade to Ryzen and get a 2nd wave PCIe 4.0 SSD like the 2TB WD Black SN850 or the Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus or Samsung 980 Pro...
 
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Upgrading a SSD just to go from PCIe 3 to 4 is not going to provide any noticable difference in any normal day-to-day functions. Save your cash for a larger SSD if you need it later, or some other upgrade.
 

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The current drives are backwards compatible but you will see zero benefit on your board as it's only gen. 3.
The rest of you guys are missing the core question from OP...
 

dpoverlord

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The current drives are backwards compatible but you will see zero benefit on your board as it's only gen. 3.
The rest of you guys are missing the core question from OP...
Thanks, that's exactly what I was trying to figure out. So if I did get gem 4 it would be to get a new mobo but I'm not doing that anytime soon as my X99 + 3090 seems to be killing it
 

lopoetve

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Thanks, that's exactly what I was trying to figure out. So if I did get gem 4 it would be to get a new mobo but I'm not doing that anytime soon as my X99 + 3090 seems to be killing it
Correct. Real world, unless you're doing a LOT of regular data transfers or the like (video 8k encodes), you won't see a real difference. Gaming there's almost ZERO difference even in load times - files aren't large enough to saturate the bus, you hit limits in filesystem performance first.
 

dpoverlord

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Correct. Real world, unless you're doing a LOT of regular data transfers or the like (video 8k encodes), you won't see a real difference. Gaming there's almost ZERO difference even in load times - files aren't large enough to saturate the bus, you hit limits in filesystem performance first.
So my SSD is perfectly fine then?
 

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So my SSD is perfectly fine then?

It's hard to say because I can't tell exactly what SSD's you have now. Looks like regular SATA based ones. You don't have a model number in your sig for those "Samsung Pro" drives.

Realistically, I'd stick with what you have until you do a full system upgrade, then just buy the new flavor of the week NVMe drive. Maybe get a 4TB single stick m.2 form factor drive (either SATA/AHCI or NVMe). Looks like you have quite a bit of storage in your main PC.
 

lopoetve

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It's hard to say because I can't tell exactly what SSD's you have now. Looks like regular SATA based ones. You don't have a model number in your sig for those "Samsung Pro" drives.

Realistically, I'd stick with what you have until you do a full system upgrade, then just buy the new flavor of the week NVMe drive. Maybe get a 4TB single stick m.2 form factor drive (either SATA/AHCI or NVMe). Looks like you have quite a bit of storage in your main PC.
This. For most things even SATA is fine. I only buy NVMe 4.0 for my TR system - my gaming box is NVMe 3, as are most servers - the extra cost isn't even worth it for some of my NVMEoF work.
 

daglesj

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Now is the time to trade that 5930K in on Ebay for a 5960X. Its what i did 6 months ago. Cheap upgrade.
 
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