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    M.2 ssd benefit?

    Does the m.2 have any benefit other than not needing cables plugged in? Got a Asus b150i pro and want an ssd for OS

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    Re: M.2 ssd benefit?

    No, not really. They are faster than SATA3 SSDs but you won't notice the difference.
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    Re: M.2 ssd benefit?

    So get whichever is cheaper?

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    Re: M.2 ssd benefit?

    It really depends what you're using it for. You won't notice it all if you're gaming and for most other general use but you might notice it very very slightly in boot time and graphical design. Get whatever is cheaper. I would recommend anything from the Samsung EVO line.

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    Re: M.2 ssd benefit?

    I've found boot times to be faster. We've got a few work PC's with them and they do boot faster :-)

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    Re: M.2 ssd benefit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    I've found boot times to be faster. We've got a few work PC's with them and they do boot faster :-)
    I'll always use them with VMs too - reduced boot and build times massively when we finally persuaded the finance director that it was a good idea...

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