[SOLVED] SSD Compatibility Check

MMSIND

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Hi there
Currently, I have an Asus Prime B350M-E Motherboard running a Ryzen 1500x. I want to confirm if the following two SSD's are compatible with my system (as a boot drive) and which one should I choose. It's between Samsung 860 EVO 250GB SATA M.2 (2280) Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (MZ-N6E250) and WD Blue NVME SN550 250GB M.2 2280 PCIe Gen3 Internal Solid State Drive (WDS250G2B0C).

Another question I have is do I need to check clearance for these SSD from my GPU? I mean is it standard to have enough clearance/area or do I need to check? Have you ever heard about clearance issues of m.2 SSD with GPU? I currently have a R9 390X which is one huge GPU.

Links-
Mobo - https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/PRIME-B350M-E/
SSD 1- https://www.amazon.in/Samsung-860-EVO-Internal-MZ-N6E250BW/dp/B07864V6CK/ref=sr_1_3?crid=EZIDBGVJOKGX&dchild=1&keywords=860+evo&qid=1596373883&sprefix=860+%2Caps%2C355&sr=8-3
SSD 2-
https://www.amazon.in/Western-Digital-SN550-Internal-WDS250G2B0C/dp/B07YFF8879/ref=sr_1_4?crid=2S5H7JF8T036T&dchild=1&keywords=sn550&qid=1596375314&sprefix=sn55%2Caps%2C362&sr=8-4

Thanks.
 
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MMSIND

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Both are compatible. Choose whichever you want.
There's not much difference for boot drive.
860 evo might have a longer life.
WD SN550 will be a bit faster (you probably will not notice in everyday operations).
Ok thanks for your reply. Another quick question, Do I need to check clearance for these SSD from my GPU? I mean is it standard to have enough clearance or do I need to check? Have you ever heard about issues of m.2 SSD with GPU? I currently have a R9 390X which is one huge GPU.
 
Installing a m.2 device on a motherboard will have no clearance issues that I have ever seen.

But, 240gb is about the minimum for a windows C drive these days.
You may well find that it fills up and you need more space.
How would you handle that?
Do you have a need for more storage?
Are you planning on using a separate HDD?
I might suggest spending a bit more up front and using a 512 or even 1tb to start with.
A very good option would be the intel 660P 1tb nvme drive which sells for about $130.
As an alternative, the conventional 2.5" samsung 860 QVO 1tb sata drive is $110.
You would not notice any difference in performance between the two.
 

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Installing a m.2 device on a motherboard will have no clearance issues that I have ever seen.

But, 240gb is about the minimum for a windows C drive these days.
You may well find that it fills up and you need more space.
How would you handle that?
Do you have a need for more storage?
Are you planning on using a separate HDD?
I might suggest spending a bit more up front and using a 512 or even 1tb to start with.
A very good option would be the intel 660P 1tb nvme drive which sells for about $130.
As an alternative, the conventional 2.5" samsung 860 QVO 1tb sata drive is $110.
You would not notice any difference in performance between the two.
I already have a 1 TB HDD, I'm just looking to add an SSD to install OS and maybe a couple of programs.
 

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