Question Which SSD should I buy???

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Im going to buy a budget SSD tomorrow. My ASROCK DGS R3.0 dont support any of the NVME SSD's so I have to buy SATA 3.0 SSD.

So first, I need a budget ssd because Im going to throw a few games inside of that SSD.

I have few SSD's in my mind, ADATA SU650520/450mb/s, HI-LEVEL ULTRA 550/530mb/s or SANDISK SSD Plus 530/310mb/s
(These are all 120GB)
Which one should I buy?
Im open for suggestions.
 
'a few games' often does not even go with a 240-250 GB drive these days :(

I have BF1 on my system, LibreOffice, a smattering of several well known utilities (Glasswire, Malwarebytes, HWMonitor, VLC, 7Zip, etc), a few small dynamically expanding VMs with small drives specified, and I've used 250 GB of 500 GB way too quickly...
I'd consider 120 GB to be unusable short of 'WIndows and Office' only environment...
 
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While you could technically fit some smaller games on there, to get the most from an SSD you should install Windows and your applications on there as well to help improve overall system responsiveness. Even if you just wanted the drive for games alone, considering that 240GB SSDs only cost a little bit more than the 120GB models, with a number of them priced around $30 online, it's probably worth paying that extra $10 or so to double your capacity. Some modern games are getting quite large, after all. Here's a list of 240GB and larger 2.5inch SATA SSDs sorted by price on PCPartPicker...

https://pcpartpicker.com/products/internal-hard-drive/detailed-list/#A=240000000000,15360000000000&sort=price&t=0&f=3
 

Chrushop

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You should not worry about advertised speeds if you're on a serious budget. You should get the largest SSD you can - ideally any well known SSD will be great from Samsung, Seagate, Western Digital, Crucial ,any others I may have missed. Get at least 500GB unless you really only play 3 games at time, complete them, remove them, repeat... Samsung has cool optimization software and is really reputable.

Avoid Intel - they seem to have 'bad batches' now and then given the amount of failures I've heard about through various companies I've been with.
 
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While you could technically fit some smaller games on there, to get the most from an SSD you should install Windows and your applications on there as well to help improve overall system responsiveness. Even if you just wanted the drive for games alone, considering that 240GB SSDs only cost a little bit more than the 120GB models, with a number of them priced around $30 online, it's probably worth paying that extra $10 or so to double your capacity. Some modern games are getting quite large, after all. Here's a list of 240GB and larger 2.5inch SATA SSDs sorted by price on PCPartPicker...

https://pcpartpicker.com/products/internal-hard-drive/detailed-list/#A=240000000000,15360000000000&sort=price&t=0&f=3
https://www.amazon.com/Kingston-240GB-Solid-SA400S37-240G/dp/B01N5IB20Q/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?keywords=kingston+a400+240gb&qid=1554297052&s=gateway&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1 this one seems nice actually
 

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