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Which storage do i choose?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

so long story short, im making a PC and was wondering what storage options should i go with, 2 options:  kingston ssd sata 960GB  with 500/450 read write, or a leven 512 m.2 with almost 2k read write speeds + a 2tb HDD
so.... is HDD even worth it theese days, im mainly using it for gaming, and i want fast loading times, but i also end up hoarding a lot of games, meaning even after finishing a game i wont delete it. is there a HUGE loading time difference between m.2 nvme and ssd sata like the kingston? if so what should i go with. Also wanted to ask, first time seeing leven m.2  are they good? do they last? afraid of buying it since ive never heard of it. love if someone could help.

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For gaming get the biggest regular HDD you can afford.

For ssd a 256gb is enough for windows and non gaming stuff.

Install your game in HDD, games don't need SSD speed.

Loading might be a bit faster, but ingame wont matter.

m.2 is great for space saving, but for gaming not that big of a difference.

If i were you i'll get a 256ssd + 3TB hdd.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
7 minutes ago, SupaKomputa said:

For gaming get the biggest regular HDD you can afford.

For ssd a 256gb is enough for windows and non gaming stuff.

Install your game in HDD, games don't need SSD speed.

Loading might be a bit faster, but ingame wont matter.

m.2 is great for space saving, but for gaming not that big of a difference.

If i were you i'll get a 256ssd + 3TB hdd.

thanks for the tip, the thing is i see a lot of videos on youtube about different loading times in games and it kind of bugs me, i know FPS in game wont change, so you think a 256 NVME ssd? or a regular 2.5 256gb ssd would be good?

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Since you will be using the SSD for boot (windows and others) and the game is on the HDD, won't matter if you went either ways.

The game still be loading from the HDD.

But since it's a new pc i recommend just jump in the m.2 bus.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, SupaKomputa said:

Since you will be using the SSD for boot (windows and others) and the game is on the HDD, won't matter if you went either ways.

The game still be loading from the HDD.

But since it's a new pc i recommend just jump in the m.2 bus.

do brands matter too much? theres this cheap brand leven that makes a cheap m.2 ssd with great speeds, samsung in comparison is twice the price, what would you reccomend? lower storage samsung or higher storage leven for around the same price?

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Yes, usually i would go to one of the top tiers like samsung, crucial, intel, kingston, sandisk, WD etc.

Things to consider is the warranty, get at least 3 years.

Samsung is expensive because they offer 5+ years of warranty.

And their product is very popular and proven to have low problems.

Cheap brand usually don't have a proper after sales service.

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