[SOLVED] SSD to buy within budget (500 GB to 1 TB)

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Hello all,

I want to buy an SSD to run my operating system and my games on. I am completely inept in PC building, I had my current PC build suggested by this forum. I both would like some opinions on what SSD would be worth it the most, and if it would be compatible (my build is below). Should I compromise on storage space to get something more reliable, or can I find something decent with 1 TB storage.

  • My absolute maximum budget is about 130 € (40000 HUF to be exact)
  • Between 500 and 1024 GB storage space
My build is:
Corsair 550W CX550M CP-9020102-EU
Intel Core i5-8400 BX80684i58400
Asrock Z370M Pro4
Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB DDR4 2666MHz
Asus GTX1060 6GB GDDR5 DUAL-GTX1060-O6G
Seagate 2TB 64MB SATA3 ST2000DM006
Cooler Master Hyper H411R RR-H411-20PW-R1

Thank you very much in advance!
 
Either of these would be good:

https://www.pcx.hu/crucial-mx500-1tb-ct1000mx500ssd1-ssd-meghajto-943016
https://www.pcx.hu/western-digital-1tb-blue-3d-wds100t2b0a-ssd-meghajto-586010

What case are you using? It looks like a current build, so you probably have some places on it to mount a 2.5 inch drive. You will need a SATA power cable which should have come with your PSU and a standard SATA data cable from the motherboard to the SSD. It takes the same cables as your other hard drives.

OR you could get one of these which don't require any cables and mount in the M.2 slot:

https://www.pcx.hu/western-digital-1tb-blue-3d-wds100t2b0b-m-2-ssd-meghajto-234354
https://www.pcx.hu/intel-1tb-m-2-660p-series-ssdpeknw010t8x1-ssd-meghajto-986385

The Intel is NVMe and therefore the fastest of all of these, but in actual use, you won't see that much difference.
 
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Either of these would be good:

https://www.pcx.hu/crucial-mx500-1tb-ct1000mx500ssd1-ssd-meghajto-943016
https://www.pcx.hu/western-digital-1tb-blue-3d-wds100t2b0a-ssd-meghajto-586010

What case are you using? It looks like a current build, so you probably have some places on it to mount a 2.5 inch drive. You will need a SATA power cable which should have come with your PSU and a standard SATA data cable from the motherboard to the SSD. It takes the same cables as your other hard drives.

OR you could get one of these which don't require any cables and mount in the M.2 slot:

https://www.pcx.hu/western-digital-1tb-blue-3d-wds100t2b0b-m-2-ssd-meghajto-234354
https://www.pcx.hu/intel-1tb-m-2-660p-series-ssdpeknw010t8x1-ssd-meghajto-986385

The Intel is NVMe and therefore the fastest of all of these, but in actual use, you won't see that much difference.
Modecom Logic H2 if that is what you mean by 'case'. I got this computer last summer, it is fairly recent.

I noticed that the INTEL 1TB M.2 660P is much faster than the rest while still being about the same price. Is there a catch? Also, should I have a slot like that in my PC?
 
Modecom Logic H2 if that is what you mean by 'case'. I got this computer last summer, it is fairly recent.

I noticed that the INTEL 1TB M.2 660P is much faster than the rest while still being about the same price. Is there a catch? Also, should I have a slot like that in my PC?
There is no catch. The Intel is a NVMe drive and therefore faster. It uses QLC nand which helps keep the price down versus the others which use TLC nand. There is a M.2 slot on your motherboard which will take either of the last two M.2 drives I suggested.
 
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There is no catch. The Intel is a NVMe drive and therefore faster. It uses QLC nand which helps keep the price down versus the others which use TLC nand. There is a M.2 slot on your motherboard which will take either of the last two M.2 drives I suggested.
Thank you!
I also read that a screw is needed but not included. What exact type do I need?
 
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This is where it is supposed to fit, right? Slightly on the right side, slot that says Ultra m2? With the screw to its left?

Again, sorry for my complete cluelessness.
 
plenty of SSD models to choose from. I'd say WD Blue series is a nicer choice that wouldn't disappoint your current builds. Not too pricey for your current build as this series mostly focuses on basic file storage. Also, capacity ranges from 500GB to 6TB which appears to be a very fine moderate choice. The RPM starts at 5400 RPM, so that should pretty much work out for you. *Spam removed by moderator *
Wait that doesnt make sense. You are saying ssds start a 5900rpm
 
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Wait that doesnt make sense. You are saying ssds start a 5900rpm
Samsung 860 EVO has an extra-decent write speed of up to 520 MB/s. The 1TB variant is a very fine choice. In my opinion, EVO variants don't generally show up impressive processing capability. Maybe because am a gamer and I'm not aware of how well does it work for regular use. There are a lot more choices than the Evo variants. I'd suggest going through their performance rating and value rating to see if it corresponds well for the apt price point. Spam removed by moderator

At least that got cleared-up....LOL
 
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