[SOLVED] what ssd should i buy????

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hi there. im gonna buy an ssd my rig is:
H310M S2H 2.0
9100f
16gb ram ddr4
gt 1030 2gb
and between these ssds which one you prefer:
PNY CS900 240GB
crucial bx500 240 gb
adata SU650 240 gb
lexar NS100 256gb
which one performs better and is it compatible with my motherboard??
and uh i only want to install the windows 10 home on it so yeah
 
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hi there. im gonna buy an ssd my rig is:
H310M S2H 2.0
9100f
16gb ram ddr4
gt 1030 2gb
and between these ssds which one you prefer:
PNY CS900 240GB
crucial bx500 240 gb
adata SU650 240 gb
lexar NS100 256gb
which one performs better and is it compatible with my motherboard??
Im guessing you are looking for a SATA SSD, then any of those should work with your mothebroard.

Performance wise, all of them will be basically the same.

As for which one to buy, I would aim for Adata, PNY, Crucial or Lexar in that order.

If I have to pick a SATA SSD the Crucial MX500, or WD Blue or the Samsung 870 Evo / 860 Pro would be my options is posible.

As long as you get it with warranty it should be ok.
 
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hi there. im gonna buy an ssd my rig is:
H310M S2H 2.0
9100f
16gb ram ddr4
gt 1030 2gb
and between these ssds which one you prefer:
PNY CS900 240GB
crucial bx500 240 gb
adata SU650 240 gb
lexar NS100 256gb
which one performs better and is it compatible with my motherboard??
Im guessing you are looking for a SATA SSD, then any of those should work with your mothebroard.

Performance wise, all of them will be basically the same.

As for which one to buy, I would aim for Adata, PNY, Crucial or Lexar in that order.

If I have to pick a SATA SSD the Crucial MX500, or WD Blue or the Samsung 870 Evo / 860 Pro would be my options is posible.

As long as you get it with warranty it should be ok.
 
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Personally, I would get the Crucial.
I havent looked up the others but most cheapy SSDs dont come with DRAM cache unlike premium SSDs.
I have 3 pcs running with the BX500 and all is good.
I think the MX500 has a DRAM cache so is better, but more expensive if you are on a budget.
Your mobo has an m.2 slot but it looks like its not NVME
 

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hi there. im gonna buy an ssd my rig is:
H310M S2H 2.0
9100f
16gb ram ddr4
gt 1030 2gb
and between these ssds which one you prefer:
PNY CS900 240GB
crucial bx500 240 gb
adata SU650 240 gb
lexar NS100 256gb
which one performs better and is it compatible with my motherboard??
None, as suggested above get the MX500, it's only slightly more:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Crucial-MX500-CT250MX500SSD1-NAND-Internal/dp/B0781VSXBP/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=mx500+250gb&qid=1642605329&sprefix=mx500+25,aps,76&sr=8-1&th=1
 

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I see you have a 1030 which tells me you are probably playing some older video games, if your budget allows I would get a larger drive as they represent better value and will let you put your favourite apps on your SSD. The 1TB MX500 at £75.99 would be my recommendation but I realise that's a lot more.
 

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To answer your questions:
All are compatible with your motherboard.
And, m.2 devices are also compatible.
https://www.gigabyte.com/au/Motherboard/H310M-S2H-20-rev-10/sp#sp
No issue there.

To compare performance go to anandtech bench and pick two candidates for comparison.
https://www.anandtech.com/bench/SSD21/3005
You may not find 256gb candidates.
But, do not put too much weight on synthetic performance benchmarks.
An a gross level, all ssd devices perform well in normal work.
Some 2-6x faster in sequential and 40x faster in random performance compared to a HDD.
You will be hard pressed to detect any diference among any ssd devices.
Here is an amusing video:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DKLA7w9eeA


What I can suggest is that you spend a bit more if you can for a samsung ssd.
Puget systems thinks highly of them:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DKLA7w9eeA

Most will have a 5 year warranty.

Most ssd vendors will have a clone utility to convert your hdd to their ssd.
Samsung does also in the ssd migration app.
It is a C drive mover, not a clone. So long as the ssd is large enough to hold the used contents of your hdd it will work.
App and instructions here:
 
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I see you have a 1030 which tells me you are probably playing some older video games, if your budget allows I would get a larger drive as they represent better value and will let you put your favourite apps on your SSD. The 1TB MX500 at £75.99 would be my recommendation but I realise that's a lot more.
i just want to install the windows10 on it
 
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To answer your questions:
All are compatible with your motherboard.
And, m.2 devices are also compatible.
https://www.gigabyte.com/au/Motherboard/H310M-S2H-20-rev-10/sp#sp
No issue there.

To compare performance go to anandtech bench and pick two candidates for comparison.
https://www.anandtech.com/bench/SSD21/3005
You may not find 256gb candidates.
But, do not put too much weight on synthetic performance benchmarks.
An a gross level, all ssd devices perform well in normal work.
Some 2-6x faster in sequential and 40x faster in random performance compared to a HDD.
You will be hard pressed to detect any diference among any ssd devices.
Here is an amusing video:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DKLA7w9eeA


What I can suggest is that you spend a bit more if you can for a samsung ssd.
Puget systems thinks highly of them:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DKLA7w9eeA

Most will have a 5 year warranty.

Most ssd vendors will have a clone utility to convert your hdd to their ssd.
Samsung does also in the ssd migration app.
It is a C drive mover, not a clone. So long as the ssd is large enough to hold the used contents of your hdd it will work.
App and instructions here:
ty for ur help appreciated
 
Apr 24, 2021
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To answer your questions:
All are compatible with your motherboard.
And, m.2 devices are also compatible.
https://www.gigabyte.com/au/Motherboard/H310M-S2H-20-rev-10/sp#sp
No issue there.

To compare performance go to anandtech bench and pick two candidates for comparison.
https://www.anandtech.com/bench/SSD21/3005
You may not find 256gb candidates.
But, do not put too much weight on synthetic performance benchmarks.
An a gross level, all ssd devices perform well in normal work.
Some 2-6x faster in sequential and 40x faster in random performance compared to a HDD.
You will be hard pressed to detect any diference among any ssd devices.
Here is an amusing video:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DKLA7w9eeA


What I can suggest is that you spend a bit more if you can for a samsung ssd.
Puget systems thinks highly of them:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DKLA7w9eeA

Most will have a 5 year warranty.

Most ssd vendors will have a clone utility to convert your hdd to their ssd.
Samsung does also in the ssd migration app.
It is a C drive mover, not a clone. So long as the ssd is large enough to hold the used contents of your hdd it will work.
App and instructions here:
ty for ur help appreciated
 
Apr 24, 2021
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Personally, I would get the Crucial.
I havent looked up the others but most cheapy SSDs dont come with DRAM cache unlike premium SSDs.
I have 3 pcs running with the BX500 and all is good.
I think the MX500 has a DRAM cache so is better, but more expensive if you are on a budget.
Your mobo has an m.2 slot but it looks like its not NVME
yeah i will consider buying it its better than others a little bit
 
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Im guessing you are looking for a SATA SSD, then any of those should work with your mothebroard.

Performance wise, all of them will be basically the same.

As for which one to buy, I would aim for Adata, PNY, Crucial or Lexar in that order.

If I have to pick a SATA SSD the Crucial MX500, or WD Blue or the Samsung 870 Evo / 860 Pro would be my options is posible.

As long as you get it with warranty it should be ok.
yeah it has a 5 year warranty
 
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To answer your questions:
All are compatible with your motherboard.
And, m.2 devices are also compatible.
https://www.gigabyte.com/au/Motherboard/H310M-S2H-20-rev-10/sp#sp
No issue there.

To compare performance go to anandtech bench and pick two candidates for comparison.
https://www.anandtech.com/bench/SSD21/3005
You may not find 256gb candidates.
But, do not put too much weight on synthetic performance benchmarks.
An a gross level, all ssd devices perform well in normal work.
Some 2-6x faster in sequential and 40x faster in random performance compared to a HDD.
You will be hard pressed to detect any diference among any ssd devices.
Here is an amusing video:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DKLA7w9eeA


What I can suggest is that you spend a bit more if you can for a samsung ssd.
Puget systems thinks highly of them:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DKLA7w9eeA

Most will have a 5 year warranty.

Most ssd vendors will have a clone utility to convert your hdd to their ssd.
Samsung does also in the ssd migration app.
It is a C drive mover, not a clone. So long as the ssd is large enough to hold the used contents of your hdd it will work.
App and instructions here:
and uh do u think 120 gb is enough for just the windows 10 itself home edition?
 

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