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Question Will this m.2 card work or should I pick another one?

yehiambenshushan

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Hey, i'm going to build a system with Gigabyte B450 Gaming
and i'm thinking of getting Sandisk Extreme Pro M.2 (512GB)

but I heard that this motherboard may not work properly with this m.2 card
so, my main question is - this motherboard support this spesific m.2 card?

if note, I can get those instead:

  1. Gigabyte GP-GSM2NE3512GNTD
  2. Kingston SA2000M8/500G
  3. Crucial CT500P1SSD8 M.2 P1 3D NAND NVMe
  4. Aorus GP-ASM2NE2512GTTDR (a bit more expensive, around 40$ more)
but do those m.2 cards will work with my motherboard?
 
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All of these SSD's should work in your motherboard without any problem. If they are priced roughly the same, i would choose the Kingston A2000. It uses the newer 96L 3D TLC NAND chips, rather than the older 64L 3D TLC NAND of the others. The Crucial P1 uses the more budget 64L 3D QLC (4 bits per cell) NAND chips.
 

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All of these SSD's should work in your motherboard without any problem. If they are priced roughly the same, i would choose the Kingston A2000. It uses the newer 96L 3D TLC NAND chips, rather than the older 64L 3D TLC NAND of the others. The Crucial P1 uses the more budget 64L 3D QLC (4 bits per cell) NAND chips.
what do you think about the sandisk extreme pro?
 

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From what i understand it is exactly the same as the WD Black SN750 (Western Digital bought Sandisk) and that is a very good drive. In the end what separates most of these drives is price. If you can find one for a good price, buy it.
the sandisk / Aorus I can get for 117$
the other for around 95$

for 125$ I can get gigabyte GP-GSM2NE3100TNTD which is 1TB but slower then the Aorus / Sandisk
 
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I think the extra money to get a 1TB drive is worth it. The difference in speed is not noticeable most of the time but the extra 500GB will be noticeable.
are you sure the speed difference won't be noticeable ?
the sandisk for example is 3400mbps
while the gigabyte is only 2500mbps
and my main goal with this pc is that it will stay fast even 8 years from now
 

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are you sure the speed difference won't be noticeable ?
the sandisk for example is 3400mbps
while the gigabyte is only 2500mbps
and my main goal with this pc is that it will stay fast even 8 years from now
What do you use this system for?
That Sequential speed might only be noticed if you were transferring large files between two of them. 2x Sandisk would be a bit faster than 2x Gigabyte.

In most normal use, however...that difference is never seen.
Its like a car with a top speed of 150mph and another with a top speed of 160mph.
But you only use it on a road with a 70mph speed limit.
 

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What do you use this system for?
That Sequential speed might only be noticed if you were transferring large files between two of them. 2x Sandisk would be a bit faster than 2x Gigabyte.
my main use is gaming, and web browsing. I also use 3TB seagate hdd to store all my music and movies and all of that.
so if the speed difference won't be noticeable as you say, should I pick the 1TB gigabyte?
 

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