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From SATA SSD to M.2 NVME (PCI-E 3.0) - Worth it?

Just now, BetteBalterZen said:

I have for a long time now considered buying an NVME for my Windows. I already have Windows installed on a dedicated SATA SSD.聽

In my experience, no. I went from SATA SSD to NVMe SSD and honestly it made no difference for what I do.

I think this is the video where LTT did some blind tests between SATA and NVMe to see if people could tell the difference.

There obviously are some things where faster storage is better and NVMe makes sense, especially if you're doing something that requires rapid & heavy file transfers (video editing I guess?). But just for general desktop use it doesn't really make that much of a difference in my experience.

1 minute ago, BetteBalterZen said:

Is it worth it? Or is my money better spent elsewhere, fx on faster DDR4 memory? Currently have 3200MHz CL16 16GB.聽

That seems fine to me. 3200MHz is fast enough, and if you're running the 8700k in your signature then I don't think going to higher frequency RAM will offer any noticeable improvement. If 16GB is enough for the tasks you do then I wouldn't change it.

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Hello!聽

I have for a long time now considered buying an NVME for my Windows. I already have Windows installed on a dedicated SATA SSD.聽
Is it worth it? Or is my money better spent elsewhere, fx on faster DDR4 memory? Currently have 3200MHz CL16 16GB.聽

I'd like to get some opinions on this. Please 馃檪


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Just now, BetteBalterZen said:

I have for a long time now considered buying an NVME for my Windows. I already have Windows installed on a dedicated SATA SSD.聽

In my experience, no. I went from SATA SSD to NVMe SSD and honestly it made no difference for what I do.

I think this is the video where LTT did some blind tests between SATA and NVMe to see if people could tell the difference.

There obviously are some things where faster storage is better and NVMe makes sense, especially if you're doing something that requires rapid & heavy file transfers (video editing I guess?). But just for general desktop use it doesn't really make that much of a difference in my experience.

1 minute ago, BetteBalterZen said:

Is it worth it? Or is my money better spent elsewhere, fx on faster DDR4 memory? Currently have 3200MHz CL16 16GB.聽

That seems fine to me. 3200MHz is fast enough, and if you're running the 8700k in your signature then I don't think going to higher frequency RAM will offer any noticeable improvement. If 16GB is enough for the tasks you do then I wouldn't change it.


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imo you have a pretty good system save money you might want to upgrade 3200 cl16 is very good and nvme doesn't have a noticeable improvement聽


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1 minute ago, Spotty said:

In my experience, no. I went from SATA SSD to NVMe SSD and honestly it made no difference for what I do.

I think this is the video where LTT did some blind tests between SATA and NVMe to see if people could tell the difference.

There obviously are some things where faster storage is better and NVMe makes sense, especially if you're doing something that requires rapid & heavy file transfers (video editing I guess?). But just for general desktop use it doesn't really make that much of a difference in my experience.

That seems fine to me. 3200MHz is fast enough, and if you're running the 8700k in your signature then I don't think going to higher frequency RAM will offer any noticeable improvement. If 16GB is enough for the tasks you do then I wouldn't change it.

Thank you Spotty 馃檪

This was the answer I was looking for.聽

Yeah, I guess - in my situation - it doesn't make much sense upgrading SSD or RAM.聽

Thanks again聽


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1 minute ago, mahyar said:

imo you have a pretty good system save money you might want to upgrade 3200 cl16 is very good and nvme doesn't have a noticeable improvement聽

Thank you mahyar 馃檪

Yeah, I'll save my money.聽


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