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Cant Decide Which SSD to buy.

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My main goal is gaming. i want to buy a 512 Gb SSD, in my budget I have 2 option 1.Gigabyte 512GB M.2 2280 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe 1.3 SSD this uses HMB technology. 2 GIGABYTE UD PRO 512GB SSD, this has a 512 mb DDR3 Cache, but not great of a review in tomshardware, i want to go with the first choice but my system has only 8 gb of ddr3 ram, so im just confused because of my lack of knowledge about this HMB thing so which one should i get. and in my coutry i could only find these 2 to be in my budget.

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19 minutes ago, ZaforSadikSiam said:

and in my coutry i could only find these 2 to be in my budget.

Not even Crucial MX500 \ WD Blue 3D \ SanDisk Ultra 3D ? They're SATA but you wouldn't notice the difference with NVMe in regular usage, not to mention if it's budget NVMe which actually could be worse.

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If you really want to go m.2, I think you would be better off with an adata sx8200 pro, it should be in the same cathegory, and I can recommend it, because I've got one thats 512 gbs and I think its really worth the price, it is even faster than those gigabyte ones if I remember well

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This is a great website for SSD benchmarks. I can also say that I'm very happy with my Crucial MX500 500GB drive. Just don't let it fill up with games you don't play. 500GB does not go as far as you think it will, though it may still be a good start.




If budget is really a concern of yours, I would look at a 250GB SSD to run your Operationg System and then pair it with a cheaper 1TB 7200 rpm HDD for game storage. This may not be what you want to hear but it's a good budget solution.

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Your motherboard uses DDR3 AND has a M.2 slot that supports NVME? Are you sure?  Or are you using a PCI-E to NVME card?   You're probably better off just getting a 2.5" SATA SSD.

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