6 months ago
Can anyone recommend any good budget m.2 drives
The one you have is the highest rated, but here is an Intel for just over $100 (no budget was mentioned). if that is too much, a 512GB version is also here:
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Thank you. I shouldve made the budget clear, sorry about that, its my first build and i want it to be a good build.
I might go for the 1TB 660p. I'm of the opinion that more SSD space equals more happiness and SSDs are cheap enough where you don't need to corners anymore. I'm running a 2TB 660p and it's pretty great. The WD Blue is fine, but it's still SATA drive, so limited to SATA speeds. The 660p hardly costs more and is NVMe so will be about 3x faster than a SATA drive. But that being said both SATA and NVMe SSDs are fast enough compared to HDDs that you hardly notice the difference.
Good choice, thanks
If you aren't doing sustained large writes to the drive, the 660p is kind of hard to beat at the moment. It's not the right drive if your daily workflow involves copying gigabyte files around, though. Most gaming rigs can run with a 660p just fine.
Yeah i was only using it as a boot drive and like 2 games