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2TB Nvme SSD as boot drive?

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2TB is usually plenty for most people, even for BOTH a boot drive and game drive. It isn't a "bad idea" by any means. It really is up to you whether you want to use the NVMe drive purely for boot+apps or if you want to install your games on it too.

In terms of performance, game load times between a SATA and NVMe SSD are not that different, usually off by like, 5 seconds at most.

 

TL DR: up to you, just make sure to plan ahead

I am looking to upgrade my storage (currently have 2 SATA ssd's and one 2tb HDD) and I want to get a 2tb nvme SSD for games. As it would be faster than my SATA drives I want to make it my boot drive too. Is it a bad idea to make that SSD a boot and game drive or should I stick to a smaller SSD to boot from and keep games seperate?

PC Specs:

CPU: Intel i7 4790K @ 4.6Ghz

CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i v2

Mother Board: MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 

RAM: 2x8gb DDR3 Hyper x Fury 1600mhz Red

Storage: 240 SanDisk SSD Plus, Crucial MX300 750GB SSD,  WD Blue 2TB 5400RPM

GPU: Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 1080 SLI

Case: Corsair Crystal 460X

PSU: Cosrair RM850X 80+ Gold

OS: Windows 10 Home

Monitor: Acer Predator XB271HU 27" 1440p @ 165hz

Keyboard: Razer Black Widow Chroma

Mouse: Logitech G502

Sound: Sony MDR 1000x Headphones, Blue Snowball Microphone

PC Part Picker Link: On my profile

Laptop Specs:

Gigabyte Aorus 15G

CPU: Intel i7 10875H

RAM: 16gb DDR4

Storage: 512gb NVMe, 1TB Crucial MX300 SATA SSD

GPU: Nvidia RTX 2070 Max-Q

 

 

 

 

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2TB is usually plenty for most people, even for BOTH a boot drive and game drive. It isn't a "bad idea" by any means. It really is up to you whether you want to use the NVMe drive purely for boot+apps or if you want to install your games on it too.

In terms of performance, game load times between a SATA and NVMe SSD are not that different, usually off by like, 5 seconds at most.

 

TL DR: up to you, just make sure to plan ahead

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2 hours ago, WintorialsLift said:

2TB is usually plenty for most people, even for BOTH a boot drive and game drive. It isn't a "bad idea" by any means. It really is up to you whether you want to use the NVMe drive purely for boot+apps or if you want to install your games on it too.

In terms of performance, game load times between a SATA and NVMe SSD are not that different, usually off by like, 5 seconds at most.

 

TL DR: up to you, just make sure to plan ahead

Thanks for the info! I was worried having both the OS and a bunch of large games would impact performance but seems it should be fine! 

PC Specs:

CPU: Intel i7 4790K @ 4.6Ghz

CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i v2

Mother Board: MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 

RAM: 2x8gb DDR3 Hyper x Fury 1600mhz Red

Storage: 240 SanDisk SSD Plus, Crucial MX300 750GB SSD,  WD Blue 2TB 5400RPM

GPU: Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 1080 SLI

Case: Corsair Crystal 460X

PSU: Cosrair RM850X 80+ Gold

OS: Windows 10 Home

Monitor: Acer Predator XB271HU 27" 1440p @ 165hz

Keyboard: Razer Black Widow Chroma

Mouse: Logitech G502

Sound: Sony MDR 1000x Headphones, Blue Snowball Microphone

PC Part Picker Link: On my profile

Laptop Specs:

Gigabyte Aorus 15G

CPU: Intel i7 10875H

RAM: 16gb DDR4

Storage: 512gb NVMe, 1TB Crucial MX300 SATA SSD

GPU: Nvidia RTX 2070 Max-Q

 

 

 

 

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