Question Help me choose best ssd

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Hello. Could you help me choose which one of these ssd's are best for my pc. I have asus p8b75-m lx motherboard.

SSD M.2 2280 Gigabyte NVMe 256GB PCIe 3.0 x4 1700/1100 MB/s
SSD Kingston mSATA 240GB SUV500MS/240G
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SSD M.2 Kingston UV500 240GB SATA3 256bit
 

Mrgr74

Commendable
Hi @Dac228.

Your mobo does not support an m.2 SSD. You'll need to go with a SATA III SSD like this one. (Just an example) Here's your mobo's specs. Whats your budget? Is this SSD for storage or the OS? If for storage then you might want to think about an old skool HDD like this one. (Just an example)

You can of course go SSD for both, just trying to keep the costs down until you tell us your budget.
 
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Could you help me choose which one of these ssd's are best for my pc. I have asus p8b75-m lx motherboard.
SSD M.2 2280 Gigabyte NVMe 256GB PCIe 3.0 x4 1700/1100 MB/s
SSD Kingston mSATA 240GB SUV500MS/240G or
SSD M.2 Kingston UV500 240GB SATA3 256bit
None of those. Your motherboard doesn't support M.2 and doesn't support msata.
Get regular 2.5" sata SSD.
Some good options:
Crucial MX500 250GB 2.5"​
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB 2.5"​
 
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Is this for a new build, or are you upgrading your windows C drive?
If upgrading, download the samsung ssd migration app and manual here:
You have just one 6gb sata port; that is where the ssd should be.
 
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None of those. Your motherboard doesn't support M.2 and doesn't support msata.
Get regular 2.5" sata SSD.
Some good options:
Crucial MX500 250GB 2.5"​
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB 2.5"​
that board features UEFI/BIOS why do you say it doesn't support NVMe ?
the mSATA can be used with a PCI-E adapter card it's basically a SATA drive.
 
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Obviously you need adapter to add support for M.2 form factor. Without the adapter M.2 can not be used.

And even more..
M.2 sata drive plus M.2 to sata adapter will cost more than same model 2.5" sata drive.
Same thing with msata drive plus msata to sata adapter.
What's the point then in having M.2 or msata then?
 

Darkbreeze

Titan
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I agree. It's pointless to use an M.2 drive if you have to buy adapters, you might as well just use a standard 2.5" SATA SSD because you are not really eliminating any clutter, gaining any speed or obtaining any other tangible benefit other than making your wallet lighter because the 2.5" model will be less expensive than the M.2 model in almost all cases AND won't require the additional expense of an adapter. It's creating a solution for a problem that doesn't exist.
 
Here are the specs for the motherboard:
There is no mention of a m.2 port either sata nor pcie.

Past that, while some motherboards may allow pcie devices to be installed in a pcie slot.
Older motherboards may not have the ability to boot from it.
I do not know if this is the case here, or not.

I think the OP picked a particularly good ssd in the samsung 860 evo.
Be certain to attach it to one of the two 6gb sata ports for best sequential performance
I might have gone with 500gb, budget permitting.
If the used portion of the windows C drive is sufficiently less than the size of the ssd, then the samsung ssd migration app will make the transition easy.
One can download the app and user instructions here:
 

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