Question WD Blue question

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How does the old WD Blue 2280, 560 / 530 MB/s, 3D NAND, SATA 6Gb/s, M.2 SSD compare to the WD Blue SN550 2280, 2400 / 1950 MB/s, 3D NAND, PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe, M.2 SSD?
Will the performance be virtually identical? Will it only be a difference of a second or two?
 
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If you can get the NVMe drive at or near the same price as a similar size/quality SATA SSD, do that.
But don't sacrifice size for NVMe, in a gaming system. Very little actual difference.
Do SATA m.2 and a 2.5" SATA perform the same way? Also, in the two video comparisons you posted, why is the boot time so different? It seems like in the second video the times are just about the same, but in the first there can be a big difference? Especially in the boot up time.
 

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Do SATA m.2 and a 2.5" SATA perform the way? Also, in the two video comparisons you posted, why is the boot time so different? It seems like in the second video the times are just about the same, but in the first there can be a big difference?
In the first vid, there is a 0.3 sec difference between SATA III and NVMe
11.902 vs 11.603
The really long time was for the spinning HDD.

In the second vid, 12.7 vs 14.4.
Still not enough to worry about.


And yes, a SATA M.2 is the same performance as a SATA 2.5".
 

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