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  1. moabiouz

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    Currently using a 120Gb OCZ Arc 100. I couldn't say anything about its performance all I know is my PC boots faster, games loads quicker and tranfer rates are much better.

    But 120Gb sure is not enough. Looking forward upgrading to a higher capacity and found this

    Colorful SL500 320Gb

    It is priced at $73.00 I mean it's the cheapest I can find. Gonna make the 120Gb as drive for OS and the 320Gb for games.
    Would like to hear your thoughts. Thanks !
     
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    I would use it as games storage primarily. Current games installed on my 500Gb D: is more than 200Gb.
    I guess 360Gb should be fine.
    I like Samsung too, one of the top brands out there.
     
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    I don't do gaming, but I'd wondering if Gaming Storage needs the speed ??
    All my Data storage is in HDDs ... I'm thinking it's the OS that needs the speed.
     

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    For a ssd, either intel or samsung; both are bulletproof.
    Even faster than a regular ssd is the M.2 nvme type drives. I have a samsung M.2 nvme drive in my ryzen system and the speed is unbelievable. Windows loads in approx 5 seconds after POST.
     
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    It has something to do with games loading. Like the resources loads up faster in SSD. It is very noticeable with the battle royal games.

    I'm pretty sure it is, but a 320Gb m.2 nvme would sure cost a lot.
     
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    I guess it depends on the game. I have an Intel P3608 1.6TB NVMe drive in my gaming box. The weird nature of this SSD is it's really two SSD drives packaged together. I am using Win8.1 and have set up a RAID 0 configuration combining the two drives. My experience thus far is it's a bit quicker loading maps and scenes (as I play campaigns) but nothing earth shattering. Could be the games I'm playing which as of right now are a few years old.

    So the message is even though you have the fastest drive out there, it boils down to how the software is coded on if you actually see all of that speed.
     
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    At that price I think I would get that 'Colorful' SSD.
     
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