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Will PCIe SSD make a huge difference in day to day usage?

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Hi there, right now I boot my system and games on a 128GB samsung 850 evo. Will it make a noticable difference if I switch to one of the PCIe or M2 Drives on a PCIe adapter? Also my desktop is HP z420, will it even boot on a PCIe SSD? Does my motherboard have a m.2 slot? Does m.2 on PCIe riser card jeopardize the performance of the m.2 ssd?

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If you're an average user it absolutely won't. A standard 2.5" SSD is just as good in terms of noticeable boot speed, loading times, etc. 

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2 minutes ago, columbusohio said:

Hi there, right now I boot my system and games on a 128GB samsung 850 evo. Will it make a noticable difference if I switch to one of the PCIe or M2 Drives on a PCIe adapter? Also my desktop is HP z420, will it even boot on a PCIe SSD? Does my motherboard have a m.2 slot? Does m.2 on PCIe riser card jeopardize the performance of the m.2 ssd?

even if you get something like optane, you'll only notice things like 2 seconds of load time. even m.2 pcie is too much for most people

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Short answer. No.

 

Long answer .. Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

 

 

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It won't make a huge difference. It may not even make a perceptible difference.

 

The beauty of what makes SSDs better than HDDs is not the bandwidth, it's the response time. Most applications don't request hundreds of megabytes per second constantly, but they frequently make requests for small amounts of data, as in less than 1MB.

 

EDIT: When I say frequently, I mean if you took all of the data requests over time, that would be the most frequent thing.

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No difference from a very good SATA3 SSD other than bragging rights and prettier looks.

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CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 @4.45ghz |~| Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk Ultra 3D 1TB |~| Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini |~| Display: Toshiba UL7A 4K/60hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.

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