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Which 2TB SSD for games?

Andreas Lilja
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Laptop: Dell G3 15 - i7-8750h @ stock, 16gb ddr4 @ 2666, 1050Ti 

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WD Blue, personally.

 

They're both pretty good SSDs, but the WD Blue is a bit cheaper.

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If you hate having money then go with either of those, if you want the same results with an extra $60 to spend elsewhere then pick up two of these and stripe them together. For a game library where you can easily replace all of the data I wouldn't bother with spending more money than you need to.

 

https://www.amazon.ca/ADATA-Ultimate-Su800-Internal-ASU800SS-1TT-C/dp/B01K8A29E6

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The MX500 is a bit faster than the WD Blue SSD, so I'd go for former. 

 

https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/WD-Blue-250GB-vs-Crucial-MX500-250GB/m191455vs3951

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Just get a pair of 1TB SSD, and use RAID 0 if you want more speed. Better price per GB there.

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https://shop.adata.com/us/ASU800SS-2TT-C

 

ADATA SU800 2TB SSD on sale for $264

[FS][US] Corsair H115i 280mm AIO-AMD $60+shipping

 

 

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40 minutes ago, KuJoe said:

If you hate having money then go with either of those, if you want the same results with an extra $60 to spend elsewhere then pick up two of these and stripe them together. For a game library where you can easily replace all of the data I wouldn't bother with spending more money than you need to.

 

https://www.amazon.ca/ADATA-Ultimate-Su800-Internal-ASU800SS-1TT-C/dp/B01K8A29E6

33 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

Just get a pair of 1TB SSD, and use RAID 0 if you want more speed. Better price per GB there.

I already have two SSDs (albeit small) and three HDDs. I'm removing a HDD to replace with SSD.

 

Board is Maximus IX.

 

24 minutes ago, knightslugger said:

https://shop.adata.com/us/ASU800SS-2TT-C

 

ADATA SU800 2TB SSD on sale for $264

Man thought this were Canadian shekels for a moment. :(

 

Desktop: 11700k @ stock, 32gb ddr4 @ 3000, 3080Ti, Maximus XIII.

 

Laptop: Dell G3 15 - i7-8750h @ stock, 16gb ddr4 @ 2666, 1050Ti 

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1 hour ago, Raskolnikov said:

Man thought this were Canadian shekels for a moment.

Sorry bud, freedom bucks.

[FS][US] Corsair H115i 280mm AIO-AMD $60+shipping

 

 

System specs:
Asus Prime X370 Pro - Custom EKWB CPU/GPU 2x360 1x240 soft loop - Ryzen 1700X - Corsair Vengeance RGB 2x16GB - Plextor 512 NVMe + 2TB SU800 - EVGA GTX1080ti - LianLi PC11 Dynamic
 

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