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    New build with only M.2 NVMe drive?

    Im currently in the process of building my first ever gaming pc.
    I was originally planning to pick up a lower capacity M.2 NVMe drive for Windows and a larger capacity SSD for games/files etc. After researching a little I decided to go with just a larger capacity M.2 NVMe drive for both booting and file storage (for now at least).
    Is there any drawbacks to this approach?

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    Re: New build with only M.2 NVMe drive?

    Hey there, no there aren't any drawbacks, NVMe drives are much faster than SATA drives and should last you a long time.

    I do have to mention that NVMe drives don't make a huge difference for Windows or games, maybe 1-2 seconds vs SATA SSDs, you can have a look on YouTube for "NVMe vs SSD" comparisons.

    For the same price as a the NVMe you could get double the storage as SATA. That said, if you have the budget and don't need like 2TB then definitely go for the NVMe.

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    Re: New build with only M.2 NVMe drive?

    Although Windows can reinstall without wiping drives nowadays but if there ever needs a reformat then it'll be more troublesome with 1 drive. That's about it really.

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    Re: New build with only M.2 NVMe drive?

    I think after a year they probably got their answer!
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    Re: New build with only M.2 NVMe drive?

    Quote Originally Posted by fredwck View Post
    Although Windows can reinstall without wiping drives nowadays but if there ever needs a reformat then it'll be more troublesome with 1 drive. That's about it really.
    That's what partitions are for. Have a 200GB partition for the OS, leaving the rest for everything else. That way you can reinstall without affecting whatever else is on the drive.

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    Re: New build with only M.2 NVMe drive?

    I did exactly this after getting a deal on the 1TB P1 drive and no complaints so far :-)

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