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SSD for gaming

arsenic86
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Hi,

My WD blue hard drive crashed, and i'm planning to buy a regular SSD (no socket for M2) to replace it. It will be used only to install games and nothing but games.

The best products i can found in local store are :

Crucial MX500 500Gb for $89

- Crucial BX500 480Gb 3D NAND for $75

 

Is it worth it to pay the extra $14 for the MX version (better gaming experience or better durability maybe) or the BX would be enaught for my use ?

 

thank you

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I have the MX500 and been very impressed with it for the price. It’s not a boot drive however but is used for storing all my steam games that benefit from an SSD. 

 

If you can have two a smaller, top end, SSD for boot and a cheap big one for games might be best if you don’t have an M.2. 

 

The alternative is a PCIe SSD, if you have a slot free.

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Performance wise, the BX has slightly higher read latency and slightly worse read bandwidth and has hiccups when doing sustained writes. It also has less of an endurance rating than the MX500. So basically the $15 extra you're spending is more or less for peace of mind.

 

If you're coming from a pure HDD system, then either one works.

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