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Windows 10 on SSD or M.2 2280 PCI-E 3.0 X4?

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by ssmacc, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. ssmacc

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 5, 2007

    Posts: 1,958

    Location: Macclesfield


    I'm building a PC tomorrow spec AMD 1800x and ASUS Hero 6 Mbaord x370, I've got a:

    970 EVO POLARIS 500GB M.2 2280 PCI-E 3.0 X4 NVME

    and a

    128GB standard "SSD"

    Am I best installing Windows on the SSD and sticking programmes on the NVME or should I install windows and programmes on the NVME?

    If I run video editing software and the video files on the NVME will this be just as quick as if Windows is on the NVME drive? (hope that makes sense, can't find a lot on-line regarding this).

    As you can see I'm a little confused! :)

    Advice appreciated
  2. MagicBoy


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    Location: South Manchester

  3. Jamin280672

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Halesowen

    Defo the nvme, 4 times faster than the SSD.
  4. shamus21

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    NVMe if you already have one but if not stick with the SSD. you will not see the difference in every day use.