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Samsung 850 Evo replacement

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by OldCoals, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. OldCoals


    Joined: Jun 5, 2010

    Posts: 14,774

    I am looking for a replacement for the above as I am running out of space on the current one.

    I have a Gigabyte Z97 SOC Force motherboard.

    Can I use one of the mew M.2 drives on that board with an adaptor or would I be better off just sticking with regular SSD?
  2. freddie64

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 22, 2008

    Posts: 2,383

    What size is your current SSD and what is your budget?

    Would stick with normal SSD as you will get more for your money.

    Team Group or Crucial MX500 seem good value at the moment.

    Are you just using a SSD on its own? You could just get a normal HDD for storage and use the SSD for OS and frequently used apps.
  3. megatron


    Joined: Nov 8, 2002

    Posts: 4,027

    Location: Kent

    IIRC u lose some sata ports if u use m2 slot and its more complicated because u don't get full performance of it on this board.
  4. OldCoals


    Joined: Jun 5, 2010

    Posts: 14,774

    Current SSD is 128 GB. So I am really looking at 512 GB or above.
  5. marc2003


    Joined: Feb 6, 2004

    Posts: 19,679

    Location: England

  6. mattyfez


    Joined: Apr 12, 2007

    Posts: 8,766

    SSD prices are crashing through the floor at the moment, there's quite an interesting article about it on 'the register' .

    Unless you are critically low on SSD drive space and have no other options, I'd hold out on buying a new drive for a month or so.