Question M.2 or SSD Upgrade for Gaming

Padipadil

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So im planning to buy a new 1TB M.2 or SSD for my pc which i only use for gaming and streaming because my current M.2 is to small. I only have one M.2 spot so if i buy another M.2 i my current one will be either sold or put away incase i get another mobo in the future with multiple slots. So my question is if its worth to buy a Samsung Evo 970 over any of the 2 other SSD's for just gaming/streaming. The Evo 970 is 135euro, the Samsung Evo 870 is 125euro and the Crucial MX500 is 100euros) So in the end if i buy the CrucialMX500 ill save 35euro but if samsung is more reliable for future proof i might go for the samsung evo 870 but then i was thinking if its smarter to buy the Evo 970 and just drop my current M.2.. Im clueless if i had 2 M.2 slots i would have already bought the 970 Evo but now i have to either buy a SSD and be able to use my M.2 or drop my current M.2 and put a 970 evo in it


I was looking into these SSD's / M.2
Samsung Evo 970 M.2 1TB (If i buy this i wont be able to use my current 128gb M.2) = 135euro
Samsung Evo 870 SSD 1TB (If i buy this i will still be able to use the 128gb intel m.2) = 125euro
Crucial MX500 SSD 1TB (If i buy this i will still be able to use the 128gb intel m.2) = 100euro
 

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Well first off it's probably the 870 QVO, 870 Evo doesn't exist yet. in which case, don't buy it, it's a QLC NAND, meaning it's trash. Either buy an 860 Evo 2.5" SSD or a 970 Evo m.2. The m.2 is also an SSD, just a different form factor. The crucial is better value, but I do not have experience because they don't have service providers here
 
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So im planning to buy a new 1TB M.2 or SSD for my pc which i only use for gaming and streaming because my current M.2 is to small. I only have one M.2 spot so if i buy another M.2 i my current one will be either sold or put away incase i get another mobo in the future with multiple slots. So my question is if its worth to buy a Samsung Evo 970 over any of the 2 other SSD's for just gaming/streaming. The Evo 970 is 135euro, the Samsung Evo 870 is 125euro and the Crucial MX500 is 100euros) So in the end if i buy the CrucialMX500 ill save 35euro but if samsung is more reliable for future proof i might go for the samsung evo 870 but then i was thinking if its smarter to buy the Evo 970 and just drop my current M.2.. Im clueless if i had 2 M.2 slots i would have already bought the 970 Evo but now i have to either buy a SSD and be able to use my M.2 or drop my current M.2 and put a 970 evo in it


I was looking into these SSD's / M.2
Samsung Evo 970 M.2 1TB (If i buy this i wont be able to use my current 128gb M.2) = 135euro
Samsung Evo 870 SSD 1TB (If i buy this i will still be able to use the 128gb intel m.2) = 125euro
Crucial MX500 SSD 1TB (If i buy this i will still be able to use the 128gb intel m.2) = 100euro
And for gaming/streaming, it doesn't make much of a difference. You can use either, obviously the 970 is faster but just save yourself some money and storage and get a 2.5" SSD
 

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I just found out the crucial mx500 1TB is on sale for 84euro at this moment .. thanks for your comments ill buy the crucial and maybe at some point swap my m.2 for a 500 gb evo 970
 

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sorry i was talking about the 860 evo ssd but that one cost 125euro and the crucialmx is on sale for 84euro
The crucial MX is supposed to be excellent value, especially with a sale like that. I bought Samsung because crucial servicing needs me to ship the product out of the country. Very inefficient and costly. Plus the Samsung magician software is great
 

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