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I was thinking about getting a m.2 drive for my new system that i am building. i already have a boot drive that is 120gb. i was thinking about getting a 1tb m.2 for my steam library.

What would be the benefit, if any, to having a m.2 vs a regular 2.5" ssd.

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PS: My Mother Board supports m.2
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Thank you Craig, that helped!
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Don't buy an NVMe SSD for your game library. That's just a waste of money. Higher speeds of NVMe drives will barely help in the majority of games, so the NVMe premium isn't worth it.

Cheapest you'll get an NVMe drive(!TB) is $330, for an Intel 600p, which isn't a great NVMe SSD. Cheapest 1TB NVme SSD I'd be getting is the 960 EVO, and that will set you back $450. Whereas, you can get a 1.1TB Crucial MX300 for $270, or a 1TB 850 EVO for $330, both of which are top of the line SATA SSDs.
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As for m.2 vs 2.5", that's up to you. It's just form factor so it doesn't really matter. You won't see a difference between an m.2 850 EVO and a 2.5" 850 EVO, so I'd just get whichever form factor is available cheapest.
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If you are just using it for gaming storage, I would just stick with a regular HDD. I use my OS on my SSD but thats for the 3 second boot times.
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13 wroteDon't buy an NVMe SSD for your game library. That's just a waste of money. Higher speeds of NVMe drives will barely help in the majority of games, so the NVMe premium isn't worth it.

Cheapest you'll get an NVMe drive(!TB) is $330, for an Intel 600p, which isn't a great NVMe SSD. Cheapest 1TB NVme SSD I'd be getting is the 960 EVO, and that will set you back $450. Whereas, you can get a 1.1TB Crucial MX300 for $270, or a 1TB 850 EVO for $330, both of which are top of the line SATA SSDs.
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As for m.2 vs 2.5", that's up to you. It's just form factor so it doesn't really matter. You won't see a difference between an m.2 850 EVO and a 2.5" 850 EVO, so I'd just get whichever form factor is available cheapest.
i think I'll just stick with a sata ssd, I'll probably get around a 1-2tb one. Thank you, I just saw that mobo had support for m.2.
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