Question 1 TB Gen4 NVME for Games+Windows or seperate SATA SSD

Bondarev

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Hi guys,

Recently built a new PC.
I used to live by the standard of 256 GB SSD for Windows and another SSD for games.
Now I bought the Samsung 980 Pro 1 TB NVME and it had me thinking.
I have 2 spots for M.2 SSD's on my motherboard, but only the top one is Gen4, the bottom one is Gen3.
Would it be better for gaming/windows speed to put both on the Gen4 SSD or put my old 860 EVO M.2 Sata SSD in the bottom Gen3 slot and leave Windows on that and use the top Gen4 for games.
Tried doing research but most of it is old and not related to Gen4 speeds.

Thanks a lot!
 
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The difference between PCIe 3.0 and PCIe 4.0 in games is zero.
The difference between NVMe and SATA III in games is tiny.
The FPS between any of them is zero.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YoRKQy-UO4

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DKLA7w9eeA



We are well into the point of diminishing returns.


Now...a 128GB SSD is TooSmall. Replace that with <whatever>.
Sorry, it's a 256 GB windows SSD!
Why did I even buy this Samsung 980 Pro :joycat: Bought into the hype I guess!
Am I alright to put both Windows and Steam games on the same SSD?
 

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What specific drives are in this, and what is on each?
If the OS and applications are currently on the 250GB, I'd be inclined to leave it there.
Use the new 980 Pro for other stuff.
Have not put in the 980 Pro yet!
The windows is on the 250 GB m.2 SATA SSD.
I will likely put this in the bottom Gen 3 lane and put the 980 Pro in the top Gen4 and move Steam etcetera there.
Appreciate the help a lot!
 

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