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    Do you need 500gb boot ssd?

    is 500gb ssd boot increasingly faster than 250? or minor difference

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    Re: Do you need 500gb boot ssd?

    There is no difference, unless your particular brand of SSD is gimping the read/write speeds of the lower capacity drives.

    Most modern drives only differ in capacity.

    You could go for NVMe for a faster boot drive, but even they aren't noticeably faster, except in a few specific use cases.
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    Re: Do you need 500gb boot ssd?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spreadie View Post
    There is no difference, unless your particular brand of SSD is gimping the read/write speeds of the lower capacity drives.
    You are right but there is method in the madness. O/S files, temp files, cache files, config files and even some application files are accessed extensivly during operation. Hence if the SSD is too small and you have to start moving system and application files to HDD, the system may slow down noticeably. For Windows 10, it also helps to have plenty of headroom for the automatic updates.


    You could go for NVMe for a faster boot drive, but even they aren't noticeably faster, except in a few specific use cases.
    Absolutely not my experience. When the rest of the system is balanced around a fast proccessor, I am seeing nVME booting in roughly half the time of SATA III SSD. Sub 5 seconds on the I7 I upgraded for a customer ladt week.

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    Re: Do you need 500gb boot ssd?

    I depends what you install!!! Try only putting active data and OS on the SSD. Stuff that changes infrequently or is accessed in frequently, put on a lower costs hdd. 256Gb is ok on my system, but I only have the OS on it and a few apps!

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    Re: Do you need 500gb boot ssd?

    Quote Originally Posted by matts-uk View Post
    Absolutely not my experience. When the rest of the system is balanced around a fast proccessor, I am seeing nVME booting in roughly half the time of SATA III SSD. Sub 5 seconds on the I7 I upgraded for a customer ladt week.
    Well, I've been running NVMe in my machines since Skylake launched - late 2015/early 2016 and I have yet to register a noticeable change in performance, even in something as prosaic as boot time. If that's your sole metric for justifying NVMe over SATAIII, I'll happily bow out now and leave you to your madness!
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    Re: Do you need 500gb boot ssd?

    I agree Spreadie, I moved from a Samsung 960 EVO Sata III to a NVMe 970 EVO, both 500GB and can't tell any difference, apart from in benchmarks which shows the NVMe as incredibly fast but other than that, nothing at all really.
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