Question Which pcie SSD M2 socket to choose?

Bobbeh21

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I have a rog z370h gaming. I want to install new ssd using the M.2 socket but I’m confused about which one to use. What specific words should I be looking for. Which words shouldn’t I be paying attention too. For example NVMe, 2280,22110,NAND etc. Thanks ;) I know I have 2 different slots for the motherboard one says “supports SATA & PCIe”the other slot just says PCIe. Thanks again.https://rog.asus.com/us/motherboards/rog-strix/rog-strix-z370-h-gaming-model/#networking
 
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Bobbeh21

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Hello I have a rog z370h gaming. I want to install new ssd using the m2 socket but I’m confused about which one to use. What specific words should I be looking for. Which words shouldn’t I be paying attention too. For example NVMe, 2280,22110,NAND etc. Thanks ;) I know I have 2 different slots for the motherboard one says “supports SATA & PCIe”the other slot just says PCIe. Thanks again.
Just buy a M.2 2280 SSD, and install it in the first M.2 slot.
cool thanks
 

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I would get a m2 nvme ssd rather than a m2 sata ssd. They are faster. Use first socket

The numbers is only the size of the circuit board. Like the 2280 is 22mm wide and 80mm long
 
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M2 NVME GEn 2280. So basically any of the ones you see on amazon lol.

Tier List is here:

Best bang for the buck 2TB Adata 8200 its 199.99 on amazon. I know they changed a controller. It still gets 2900/read and 2500 write. Which is good for the AVG person, way better than what they need. It's the cheapest 2TB drive I have seen.

Gen 3 is going to max out and what 3500/3500 anyway? You could get a gen 4 that maxes it out, but doubt you would ever tell the difference.

The 1TB 8200 is 105 on amazon.

I know ADATA should told people about the controller change, but its still one of the best values.

If your budget is lower you can get a 500GB for about 60 bucks. I mean the SX8200 512gb is 58 and the WD 500gb blue is 59. 15k reviews of the WD blue on amazon, but it has really slow writes under 2k. So I would get Sabrent or sx8200 or something with over 2k writes.

I wouldn't over think and I would just get one, t he biggest one you can reasonable afford.

For example:

https://www.amazon.com/XPG-SX8200-Gen3x4-3000MB-ASX8200PNP-512GT-C/dp/B07K1J3C23/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=512gb+nvme&qid=1617215113&sr=8-5&th=1

I have used a lot of different brands on builds and so far good luck. Samsung, Sabrent, ADATA, Silcon Power, all fine and all still trucking.

I wouldn't worry much about the TBW ratings if your a "normal" user. I have had a Samsung 850 PRO 512gb for 5 years and only wrote 35TB.
 

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