Question Crucial MX500 or Intel NVMe?

Feb 13, 2019
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My gaming PC specs:

  • Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor
  • Asus - Prime B360-Plus ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
  • Corsair CX Series CX750M 750 Watt 80 Plus Bronze ATX Modular Power Supply
  • G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB 2 x 8GB DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16
  • GeForce GTX 1080 Founder Edition
  • Samsung EVO 870 500gb
  • HDD Seagate 10k rpm 500gb
My question is what should I purchase based on my build for gaming and some productivity. The Crucial 1 TB Internal SSD - M.2 2280 - MX500 - SATA 6Gb/s or the Intel 1 TB Internal SSD - M.2 ...0 - PCI Express 3.0 x4 (NVMe)? Or is there something better around that price range I can go for? Any help would be appreciated!
 
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Rody401 Go for the Intel 660p 1TB. I personally own the 2TB variant and I really like it. With the promo code I pasted below, it comes out to 10.5 cents per GB.

Intel 660p Series M.2 2280 1TB
$114.99 (-$10 with promo code below)
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167462
promo code: EMCTWTC24

Addendum: One thing that you should be aware of: The Intel migration software by Acronis, does not work on any Intel NVMe SSD, which includes the Intel 660p. I've already submitted a ticket with their support about this issue, two weeks ago. I'm not sure if it's a software engineering issue or a licensing one, but it's definitely not compatible at this time. Personally I did a fresh install of Windows 10 Pro (version 1809) with a 16GB flash drive.

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