Question Should I Install Windows 10 on my PCIE 4.0 or 3.0 NVMe SSD?

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I have two NVMe SSDs, one is XPG Gammix S50 which is PCIE 4 and the other is XPG SX8100 which is PCIE 3, both are 1TB in size and my motherboard is Gigabyte X570 Aorus Ultra, should I install windows on the faster one or the slower one? I use my computer for both work and play.
 

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Once you've installed the OS, what other apps do you have to install? I'd get the OS on the NVMe drive and games/app's that are professionally used on the PCIe 4 SSD to be quick when it comes to game loading sessions and/or productivity.
 
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I have two NVMe SSDs, one is XPG Gammix S50 which is PCIE 4 and the other is XPG SX8100 which is PCIE 3, both are 1TB in size and my motherboard is Gigabyte X570 Aorus Ultra, should I install windows on the faster one or the slower one? I use my computer for both work and play.
You won't see any difference between the drives with how Windows or applications load unless you use a stopwatch, and maybe not even then. It's really not a thing to spend any time debating. I would install Windows and applications on the cheapest drive since that will be the one to get the most use and should be the one most likely to fail.
 
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I have two NVMe SSDs, one is XPG Gammix S50 which is PCIE 4 and the other is XPG SX8100 which is PCIE 3, both are 1TB in size and my motherboard is Gigabyte X570 Aorus Ultra, should I install windows on the faster one or the slower one? I use my computer for both work and play.
We'll deep into chasing diminishing returns here.
For Windows, you'll see zero difference.

I'd install it on the 3.0 drive.
 
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