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User Info: captsplatter_1

captsplatter_1
3 weeks ago#22
Wait I though those PCIe SSD's go into your GPU slot? No idea if mine has it but it does have those M.2 slots.
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tzuyd
3 weeks ago#23
__Cam__ posted...
Is upgrading to an M.2 SSD worth it?

If it and the cost of your motherboard (ie $0 if you're using an existing one) are equal to or less than the cost of a regular SSD (and the cost of your motherboard if you're not using an existing one), then yes.

Otherwise I have about as much idea after using my Samsung 240GB M2 extensively as to why anyone would want one as I do my mechanical keyboard.

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User Info: Ciera

Ciera
3 weeks ago#24
Shebeskii posted...
Sata M.2 is priced accordingly vs. NVMe


not if you look hard enough. and the impression to the contrary you are getting is only because SATA M.2 inventory is being cleared out and replaced with PCIe M.2. this should be obvious since the most expensive part of these cards isn't the controller chip but the f***ing NAND chips which cost the exact same on both.
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iemerg_
3 weeks ago#25
Ciera posted...
Renraku_San posted...
who the hell is transferring more than 700MB/sec on a daily f***ing basis? are you insane?


Then use a f***ing HDD then if u don’t care about performance because the point your making ISN'T what we’re talking about

Even still, sustained transfers are great and all, but random small (4k) reads/writes are where it's at.


Which PCIe still s***s all over SATA anyways so it’s not even an argument you win. Like I said, buying a SATA m.2 is like throwing your money away - PCIe costs the same but is better 3x over performance wise. ONLY AN IDIOT WOULD BUY SOMETHING INFERIOR WHEN A VASTLY SUPERIOR OPTION IS AVAILABLE AT TH EXACT SAME COST.


Would you please link me to where a PCIe m.2 is the same cost as a SATA m.2? if you do I'll buy 100 of them. General consensus is a PCIe m.2 is nearly twice the cost of a SATA m.2.

You tell is if you look hard you can find them in the same price range, so please post a link or stfu.
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Ciera
3 weeks ago#26
iemerg_ posted...
Would you please link me to where a PCIe m.2 is the same cost as a SATA m.2? if you do I'll buy 100 of them. General consensus is a PCIe m.2 is nearly twice the cost of a SATA m.2.


250gb PCIe - $150. https://www.amazon.ca/Black-256GB-Performance-SSD-WDS256G1X0C/dp/B01MS6BYJD/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1511243977&sr=8-2&keywords=WD+M.2
250gb SATA - $150. https://www.ncix.com/detail/wd-blue-250gb-2-5in-3d-72-143153.htm

So will you be making your purchase in cash, credit, or bing bucks?
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Voxwik
3 weeks ago#27
Ciera posted...
iemerg_ posted...
Would you please link me to where a PCIe m.2 is the same cost as a SATA m.2? if you do I'll buy 100 of them. General consensus is a PCIe m.2 is nearly twice the cost of a SATA m.2.


250gb PCIe - $150. https://www.amazon.ca/Black-256GB-Performance-SSD-WDS256G1X0C/dp/B01MS6BYJD/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1511243977&sr=8-2&keywords=WD+M.2
250gb SATA - $150. https://www.ncix.com/detail/wd-blue-250gb-2-5in-3d-72-143153.htm

So will you be making your purchase in cash, credit, or bing bucks?

Great, now show me a 1TB anywhere close to $200.

User Info: Ciera

Ciera
3 weeks ago#28
1TB SATA $500 https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX62802
1TB PCIe $540 https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX64375

this retailer doesn't even carry the SATA version from samsung anymore because they are outdated.

Like I was saying EARLIER, wait till SATA M.2 inventory gets cleared out (which is happening right now). PCIe M.2 inventory will cost exactly what you would expect it to. The whole point of my original post was that you shouldn't be buying OUTMODED TECHNOLOGY when something better is already out that replaces it (ESPECIALLY if you are going to be dropping 3 or 4 bills on a 1 or 2TB m.2). Stop being so f***ing asinine about a point you can't refute.
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Voxwik
3 weeks ago#29
Ciera posted...
Like I was saying EARLIER, wait till SATA M.2 inventory gets cleared out (which is happening right now). PCIe M.2 inventory will cost exactly what you would expect it to. The whole point of my original post was that you shouldn't be buying OUTMODED TECHNOLOGY when something better is already out that replaces it (ESPECIALLY if you are going to be dropping 3 or 4 bills on a 1 or 2TB m.2). Stop being so f***ing asinine about a point you can't refute.

The performance difference is infinitesimal for games now and for years to come at that. There are specialized fields the speed may help. For everyone else, the speed difference is inconsequential in real world use for the time being.

Edit:
To be clear when I researched before buying my new SSD the other day pretty much overwhelmingly that is the answer I found. Your stance is the exception to that feedback.

User Info: Ciera

Ciera
3 weeks ago#30
Voxwik posted...
The performance difference is infinitesimal for games now and for years to come at that. There are specialized fields the speed may help. For everyone else, the speed difference is inconsequential in real world use for the time being.

Which has nothing to do with the original argument. Irrelevant diversion. If you are spending money get your f***ing money's worth. Don't buy old s***. Period.
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