Would it be a mistake to go with older 2.5" SSD tech for new builds these days ?

Discussion in 'SSDs & Data Storage' started by Subzerok11, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. Subzerok11

    Subzerok11 Limp Gawd

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    Been thinking about doing a new coffee lake build and going with the new NMVe M.2 SSD tech. But cost is more. By the way the PC will only be for gaming. So should I save and go with the standard SSD or go with the new M.2 SSD ?
     
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    I wouldn't feel bad about it, especially if your budget is such that it gets you more in the GPU/CPU arena.
     
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    Subzerok11 Limp Gawd

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    N4CR 2[H]4U

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    Meh there is another thread here testing even Vs ram drive and for gaming nothing in it. Glad I got more sata ssds at fraction of the price.
     
  6. Speedeu4ia

    Speedeu4ia [H]Lite

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    I'm keeping my 850evo until next gen nvme tech shows improvement in everyday use/gaming

    Nvme puts out some heat and is stuck to the board. Sata doesn't have this issue and is remotely located away from other components I'm trying to cool.
     
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    They do make cheaper NVMe without the super fast speeds (same speeds as the regular 2.5" SSD's, 600ish read/write). But still a little more pricier. Not sure what storage size you're looking for.

    But yes, definitely no "real world" performance difference. Especially if you're playing online multiplayer games... Sometimes you're at the mercy of other players computer anyway. If you have the space, go with an SSD
     
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    Eickst [H]ard|Gawd

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    The only benefit I have found is lack of cables. They're trickier to get set as a boot device in some cases.

    I have the 1.2tb intel pcie ssd and it's super fast, no fps in games though nor did I expect that from it.
     
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    daglesj [H]ardness Supreme

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    NVME wins for neatness but that's about it. Us mere mortals just don't get or see the benefit.

    Never has there been such a big leap in actual performance but so little to actually see for it.

    I was looking at a review of a NVME SSD on another site where they compared a big list of SSD/NVME drives in actual real application usage. The difference from best (960EVO?) to worst (some TLC crap?) was at most half to three quarters of a second.


    Now maybe in some huge enterprise/retail/market analysis setup running 24/7 that makes a big difference. But Fallout 4 will still take as long to load up the next location...
     
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    skiddierow Limp Gawd

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    I have an 850 Evo in my gaming PC.

    I recently put together a Ryzen system with a 960 Evo for a client.

    For the most part, it was surprising how little difference I felt between the two on the desktop.


    In bursts 960 felt much faster, but it was unpredictable, wasn't like that overall rhythm change going from HDD to SSD.
     
  11. westrock2000

    westrock2000 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I leveled about 6% faster in WoW on NVMe and it added a lot more detail to my music library. Even more then the 4K power cables I installed (1 for case and 1 for monitor)

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