Question What Do You Use Your SSD For ?

Yes, this is the normal config in most systems. Pretty standard.

Although, SSD prices are so good now, it's worth getting a SSD as your main file and data drive too.

You can get a 1tb SSD pretty cheap now, so for my next drive purchase, I will be going that way and ditching the HDD altogether. Even just the noise of it spinning up irritates me now.
 

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Whats the difference, other than size, between a normal SSD and an M2 SSD ?
M.2 only designates the form factor.

There are M.2 SATA III drives.
The Samsung 860 EVO comes in either 2.5" or M.2 format.
Exact same performance.

Then there are M.2 NVMe drives. Samsung 970 or Intel 660p are examples.
These are much faster.
Faster in benchmarks...often the actual user facing difference is not much.
 
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Thanks guys
On my Mobo there's an M2 slot and it says " NVMe PCIe Gen 3x4 22110 M.2 "

So im guessing If i wanted to in future, i can get an M2 SSD ?
 

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Right.
And as above "the Intel 660p or Samsung 970 EVO " would be good choices.
The 970 is "faster", but the Intel is much much cheaper per GB.
Ok thanks dude. I'm asking because I saw it on Techsource on YouTube.
If I ever need a new SSD in future i'll get the Samsung. Everything loads nice and quick as it is so no need to upgrade.
Got a 128GB SSD and a 1TB HDD which is more than enough.

It would work with the Ryzen 5 3600 right ?
 

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Ok thanks.

How come it says

As the Ryzen 5 is none of them ?
On that board, different CPU's support different drive types.
If you had one of those Athlon CPUs, it would only support a SATA III M.2 drive like the 860 EVO.
The 970 EVO (NVMe) would not work.

Your Ryzen CPU will support either the 860 EVO (SATA) or the 970 EVO (NVMe).
 
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On that board, different CPU's support different drive types.
If you had one of those Athlon CPUs, it would only support a SATA III M.2 drive like the 860 EVO.
The 970 EVO (NVMe) would not work.

Your Ryzen CPU will support either the 860 EVO (SATA) or the 970 EVO (NVMe).
Ok thanks for the info :)
 

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I have a single NVMe WD Black 1TB drive (the previous one) in which I put everything except videos/pics that instead go to my NAS that also acts as DLNA server :>
 

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