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MX500 or m.2

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I have a Gigabyte B450 Aorus M motherboard, which has an m.2 slot. I don't know whether to get the Crucial MX500 1TB or the Crucial P1 as a primary boot drive. I hear m.2 drives are faster, but I always hear they have more compatibility issues than sata SSDs. If the P1 isn't a good choice, are there any other 1tb m.2 drives in the same price range? I'm a noob at m.2 drives.

 

Also, My mobo comes with an m.2 heatsink, so should I use (non conductive) thermal paste on the m.2?

MX500

P1

 


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You'll be fine with the P1


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the cheaper option, unless you do something that requires extremely heavy disk usage there wont be any appreciable difference between SATA and NVME storage. M.2 can be a little neater as you dont need to run cables too it though


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Just now, Bananasplit_00 said:

the cheaper option, unless you do something that requires extremely heavy disk usage there wont be any appreciable difference between SATA and NVME storage. M.2 can be a little neater as you dont need to run cables too it though

This is why I have 860 EVO's in M.2, cleaner and neater.  

 

 

I would buy SSD's on a bang/buck basis, regardless of SATA vs NVMe.  


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The P1 does slow down as it gets full I've noticed, but it's still doesn't fall beneath SATA speeds.

I will never use a 2.5" drive when M.2 is an option though. Soooooo much cleaner. I haven't had to run SATA power in most of my builds. It is a wonderful thing.

Very much a nice to have vs. a need though.


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