Storage Upgrades

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I have recently upgraded most of my system to 5600x, MSI Suprim X 3080, MSI Tomahawk X570 and 32GB 3200 RAM

The HDD's are a mixed bag from my old system:

- 111GB ADATA SU650 (SATA (SSD)) - used for OS
- 931GB Samsung SSD 860 QVO 1TB (SATA (SSD)) - used for Games
- 1863GB Seagate ST2000DM008-2FR102 (SATA (SSD)) - used for films
- 931GB Seagate ST1000DM010-2EP102 (SATA ) - general storage

I feel like that ADATA is too small and needs to go.

Is it worth me going for a PCIE Gen 4 NVME for the OS, and another Gen 3 for games? Should I swap out the none SSD Seagate too?

Budget would be around £3-400.
 
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Is it worth me going for a PCIE Gen 4 NVME for the OS, and another Gen 3 for games? Should I swap out the none SSD Seagate too?

Budget would be around £3-400.

Gen4 will only be relevant for gaming (MS Direct Storage), and that's at least a year off in terms of being mainstream relevant. Will also help if you have workloads that benefit from the throughput, otherwise, a high quality Gen3 drive for the OS is more than good enough.
 
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