rootordie

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Good evening.
I'm looking to add a new storage drive to my PC, an M.2 SSD preferably (mostly to transfer my games to, from my primary drive). I've just been having a bit of trouble choosing which drive to pick. My motherboard is an ASRock B450 Pro4 (not the B450M version that a lot of the other posters seem to have). Three of the six SATA ports are in use currently. What would be my best option (going with 500GB drives)?

1. WD Black SN750 500GB NVMe Internal Gaming SSD - Gen3 PCIe, M.2 2280, 3D NAND - WDS500G3X0C
https://www.amazon.com/BLACK-SN750-500GB-Internal-Gaming/dp/B07MH2P5ZD/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=WD+Black+SN750+NVMe+SSD&qid=1588634818&s=electronics&sr=1-3&th=1

2. Samsung (MZ-V7E500BW) 970 EVO SSD 500GB - M.2 NVMe Interface Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND Technology, Black/Red
https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-970-EVO-500GB-MZ-V7E500BW/dp/B07BN4NJ2J/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=WD+Black+SN750+NVMe+SSD&qid=1588634818&s=electronics&sr=1-5

3. Crucial P1 500GB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD - CT500P1SSD8
https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-500GB-NAND-NVMe-PCIe/dp/B07J2WBKXF?th=1

4. Crucial P2 500GB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD - CT500P2SSD8
https://www.newegg.com/crucial-500gb-p2/p/N82E16820156245

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 

popatim

Titan
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The P1 & 2 drives are QLC, they have good read speeds but large writes can hit speeds slower then an HDD.
The SN750 and the 970 are the two performance drives and you probably wouldn't be able to tell them apart by using them, they even benchmark similarly.

If for just gaming then any of them would be good, since your focused on mostly reads.
If you have write intensive workloads then get whichever performance drive is on sale.
 

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