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M.2? is it worth it?

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In my limited experience with m.2 drives, it's good because it takes up no space, and doesn't use any cables. I don't think you will see a huge increase in performance using it as an OS drive, more of clearing up space on your current SSD for more storage

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Not really.  If you're looking for night and day differences in Windows and application load times, they really aren't too much faster.  Large transfers though are fantastic. 

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Unless it's an NVME drive then, no, it will just save on cable management. 

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Also if the m.2 is situated in the middle of the motherboard close to the CPU and pci-e ports, it will get very hot (or so I have read). Some newer motherboards put the m.2 port on the side for this reason. 

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