Question Which one of these ssd should I get? Crucial P2 or P5 or MX500

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I need to improve the system startup (PC DESKTOP, WINDOWS 10 64bit) with a solid state disk .
My pc currently hosts one Seagate 1Tb HDD (system and some programs and data) and one 2 Tb HDD (Seagate) for data.
Mainboard: ASUS PRIME B365M-A
RAM: HX424C15FB2/8 8GB 1G x 64-Bit DDR4-2400 CL15 288-Pin DIMM

My options are these three :
  • CRUCIAL P5 NVME 250Gb CT250P5SSD8
  • CRUCIAL P2 NVME 250Gb CT250P2SSD8
  • CRUCIAL MX500 SATA 250Gb CT250MX500SSD1
which one is better? Is there any other ssd I should consider.

Thanks in advance!
 
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I have a P5 that I dearly love and I use one for the Xbox series X and one for my other Xbox as external storage. The MX500 is a solid choice as well and you won’t see much of a difference in windows from using either one
 

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The P5 is 3400MB/sec,
The P2 is 2500MB/sec
The MX500 is 500MB/sec and is a SATA drive, which is significantly slower than the P2 and P5.

I'd get the P2 since it's cheap and the difference between it and the P5 isn't very large. Both drives have phenomenal random IOPS and 4K random read/write scores.

Other drives to consider in the same class include the Corsair MP510 and the WD Blue SN550. All three drives have pretty much the same performance, are under $40 and represent astonishingly good value for money. Get whichever one is cheapest.
 
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The P5 is 3400MB/sec,
The P2 is 2500MB/sec
The MX500 is 500MB/sec and is a SATA drive, which is significantly slower than the P2 and P5.

I'd get the P2 since it's cheap and the difference between it and the P5 isn't very large. Both drives have phenomenal random IOPS and 4K random read/write scores.

Other drives to consider in the same class include the Corsair MP510 and the WD Blue SN550. All three drives have pretty much the same performance, are under $40 and represent astonishingly good value for money. Get whichever one is cheapest.
Thanks for the reply,
In the end if I buy the P2 I will combine solid state at boot and SATA HDD to store data (photos, videos, documents ..). Can there be any incompatibility?
 

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I mean to use both CRUCIAL P5 M.2 250GB NVME (CT250P5SSD8) and 2Tb seagate sata hard drive (barracuda).
The first only with windows 10 and programs. And the Barracuda only for data: text, documents, images ...
OK, just checking.
In reference to storage devices, some people have quite odd, and wrong, definitions of the word "combine".

Those two should work fine together...no problems at all.
 
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