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Hi there I currently have a 1tb Seagate Barracuda HDD and I'm looking to upgrade to an SSD as my computer is feeling a bit sluggish. I'm a bit unsure on what SSD to buy though as looking around there seems to be a few problems with certain ones but I don't really understand a huge amount about this. So I'm looking to buy the best 240/250 GB SSD under £40 to hold the os, applications and some games. Pretty sure my motherboard supports m.2 so I guess that would be preferable. Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

My specs:
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600
Motherboard: MSI B350m Mortar
Memory: Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400 1x8gb
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1060 3gb
HDD: 1tb Seagate Barracuda
PSU: EVGA 600w white
 

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If you're gaming yopu don't need an m.2 ssd, or atleast the nvme ones, honestly I'd just look at whatever sata ssd with the most space you can get for your budget, since pretty much all of them will perform about the same.

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1 minute ago, monjessenstein said:

If you're gaming yopu don't need an m.2 ssd, or atleast the nvme ones, honestly I'd just look at whatever sata ssd with the most space you can get for your budget, since pretty much all of them will perform about the same.

really i thought they were meant to be much quicker also i wont just be gaming 

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Just now, piny said:

really i thought they were meant to be much quicker also i wont just be gaming 

They are quicker, but game load times will barely be any faster if at all. What else will you be doing aside from gaming? Might benefit you but I'd recommend googling benchmarks first.

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Just now, monjessenstein said:

They are quicker, but game load times will barely be any faster if at all. What else will you be doing aside from gaming? Might benefit you but I'd recommend googling benchmarks first.

i like to do a bit of design work and video editing 

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1 minute ago, piny said:

really i thought they were meant to be much quicker also i wont just be gaming 

NVMe SSD drives are faster than SATA SSD drives but in normal operations, it's hard to notice the overall difference.

ADATA Ultimate SU650 240GB, SATA is quite good.

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1 minute ago, Zagna said:

NVMe SSD drives are faster than SATA SSD drives but in normal operations, it's hard to notice the overall difference.

ADATA Ultimate SU650 240GB, SATA is quite good.

ill look into that one cheers

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1 hour ago, Zagna said:

Bad model, however OP's budget is too low...

1 hour ago, piny said:

240/250 GB SSD under £40

Not much choice. DON'T cheap out on SSD please.

My Desktop specs:

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On 10/14/2018 at 12:08 PM, GeneXiS_X said:

Bad model, however OP's budget is too low...

Not much choice. DON'T cheap out on SSD please.

don't worry I decided in the the end to save up for a Samsung 850 evo 250gb 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-Solid-State-MZ-76E250B-EU/dp/B078WQJXNF/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1541693791&sr=8-3&keywords=samsung+250gb+ssd 

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A good advice overall is to get a drive from a company that can offer you, good warranty period, a well-known name/experience, competitive prices. If you really need it just get the best offer that you can find.

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5 hours ago, seagate_surfer said:

A good advice overall is to get a drive from a company that can offer you, good warranty period, a well-known name/experience, competitive prices. If you really need it just get the best offer that you can find.

And that one would be the Sammy the OP linked.

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One has to be proactive, not reactive, to ensure the safety of one's data so backup your data! And RAID is NOT a backup!

 

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