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Upgrading to 960gb Corsair MP510 NVME?

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by lloydcars18, Apr 13, 2019 at 12:03 AM.

  1. lloydcars18

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 16, 2013

    Posts: 332

    Location: Stranraer

    Hey there folks just wondering if anyone has experience with the above ssd I currently have a 960 EVO 500gb but only have about 50gb left as games are getting so big these days and looking at upgrading after I sell my 960 and some DDR3 ram I have will only cost me 20ish pounds to upgrade?
     
  2. lloydcars18

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 16, 2013

    Posts: 332

    Location: Stranraer

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  3. tamzzy

    Sgarrista

    Joined: May 26, 2012

    Posts: 8,069

    yes it's worth it. ssds do not like to be run at capacity as their garbage collection algorithms cannot work at optimum capacity, so more than likely your current 500gb ssd is actually running slower than it would otherwise been advertised at.
    so getting a larger ssd would be preferable.
    just fyi that for gaming loads, nvme doesn't give any meaningful real-world gains compared to a cheaper sata3 ssd.
     
  4. orbitalwalsh

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 1, 2015

    Posts: 13,794

    as above, few games take advantage of NVMe .... my fav game being 3D Mark loves it ! and recently found battletech favours them due to looooong loading times and executing AI turns with a fast core .

    if you can afford it and get it at a good price then top job

    another line of though would be getting 1tb sata ssd and keeping your nvme drive as it is - move files across
     
  5. Maundie

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 20, 2010

    Posts: 2,144

    Can you not get a 250Gb NVMe and just have Windows on it and use your 500Gb SSD as a games drive?

    I currently have a NVMe boot drive and WD Green 1Tb (mechanical) as my steam drive, not noticed any huge detriment but as soon as I do it'll get swapped.
     
  6. tamzzy

    Sgarrista

    Joined: May 26, 2012

    Posts: 8,069

    960 Evo is an nvme drive :)