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Thinking on replacing my 2nd HDD with a SSD

Ernimus Prime

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Since I'm playing mainly games on my PC. I am thinking on replacing my 2nd drive. Which is a WD Black 4TB HDD. You can see my full specs in my signature. Wondering what. A good NVme SSD would be for my games and files. Maybe a 2TB size drive.
 

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I dont see your sig
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Samsung 9xx pro's or WD Blacks are the go-to high end SSD's

Any thing else you need to do research and ensure you're getting what you want. There have been a lot of silicone swaps on the mid and low range SSD lineups, so it can be very confusing what you're getting vs what you wanted to get.
 

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If you are only doing games and storage on the drive, then I don’t think a gen 4 drive is worth the added cost. Other than the initial transfer of files, it will be predominantly read focused use. That said, at 2TB sometimes there is a much smaller cost difference then at the 1TB and smaller level.
 

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nice setup there. Typically its 1tb min for games. If you have alot of games then bigger?
 

Ernimus Prime

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nice setup there. Typically its 1tb min for games. If you have alot of games then bigger?
The reason why I am looking at getting another NVme SSD is for Direct storage gaming. I know not all games will take advantage of the feature right away. And but my most played games on. I'll keep the 4TB HDD I have and use that for other files and folders and games that I don't care load super fast and don't play all the time.
 

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Just do it, the load times over a few years for a heavy gamer justifies a few hundred $$$ if you are financially stable. Any NVMe PCI 3.0 drive or better will be more than enough speed wise. Aim for MLC/TLC nand, QLC has performance hits and much lower TBW. I'm pending a gen 4 price drop to offload the remaining sata drives I still use from years ago because that is even 10x the speed of 2 older sata ssd's in raid. Gaming will see diminishing returns on anything higher than sata, nvme pci 3.0 is probably the sweet spot to hit.
 

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