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M.2 in PCI-E or SATA

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Hi,

should I buy M.2 SSD which i put in PCI-E slot using some adapter(beacuse my mobo doesn't have m.2 slot) or just regular SATA. I'm looking for something that costs about 90 bucks. I was thinking about Samsung SSD 860 EVO(250GB) or Samsung SSD 960 EVO, M.2 with a same capacity.

 

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MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-970A-DS3P

CPU: FX-8300

RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600 MHz

czech boi

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SATA will be slower than NVMe if you have a task that is extremely reliant on file system performance - so if you are going SATA it doesn't have to be M.2 as it doesn't give anything aside of adding some price to it depending on model. Also old systems can use NVMe drives via PCIe adapter card but they can't boot from them - you will still need a SATA drive for it.

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So I'll go with the SATA SSD, thanks for the reply.

czech boi

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If your going with sata then no need to buy an m.2 drive you'll only be wasting pcie lanes for any future add-ons

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I didn't know whether buy m.2 or regular sata. I decided to go with sata insted of m.2.

 

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