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Storage Help!!!! M.2 SSD vs PCIE? M.2 vs 2.5 inch SSD? 120GB 2.5 inch SSD and 1TB HDD or 250gb 2.5 inch SSD

Basically, what the title says my budget it around $150 AUD for storage and I am so confused with all the SSDs I am not holding heaps of files or anything just like steam, win 10 and movies. And I want a fast system. what's the best SSD to get in my price range? stuff like that. Btw here is my build so you can see whats compatible.... http://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/PGqk6X If you have any advice on that too it is much appreciated.
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  1. With such a limited budget I would recommend the 256GB Sandisk X400 SSD for $130 http://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/vyKhP6/sandisk-internal-hard-drive-sd8sb8u256g1122

    Alternatively if you can stretch the Kingston SSD Now 480GB SSD for$160 http://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/Z8Lypg/kingston-internal-hard-drive-sv300s37a480g

    However; if you want games and movies then you need more storage, a lot of new games are clocking in at 20-30GB apiece and low resolution movies at 700MB apiece. So best option is OS SSD and mechanical hard drive. 2TB HDD: $109 https://www.mwave.com.au/product/seagate-st2000vx000-2tb-sv35-35-7200rpm-sata3-surveillance-hdd-aa19755 120GB SSD for OS $62 http://ijk.com.au/branch/ijk/product_info.php?products_id=152858.
  2. With such a limited budget I would recommend the 256GB Sandisk X400 SSD for $130 http://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/vyKhP6/sandisk-internal-hard-drive-sd8sb8u256g1122

    Alternatively if you can stretch the Kingston SSD Now 480GB SSD for$160 http://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/Z8Lypg/kingston-internal-hard-drive-sv300s37a480g

    However; if you want games and movies then you need more storage, a lot of new games are clocking in at 20-30GB apiece and low resolution movies at 700MB apiece. So best option is OS SSD and mechanical hard drive. 2TB HDD: $109 https://www.mwave.com.au/product/seagate-st2000vx000-2tb-sv35-35-7200rpm-sata3-surveillance-hdd-aa19755 120GB SSD for OS $62 http://ijk.com.au/branch/ijk/product_info.php?products_id=152858.[/quotemsg


    Thanks say I put my budget up to $200 what could you do then? and I think my mobo can support super fast high end ssds if they are in they are lower than $200. is this http://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/FdDzK8/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mzv5p256bw compatible with my mobo and is it worth 219?
  3. loki1944 said:
    With such a limited budget I would recommend the 256GB Sandisk X400 SSD for $130 http://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/vyKhP6/sandisk-internal-hard-drive-sd8sb8u256g1122

    Alternatively if you can stretch the Kingston SSD Now 480GB SSD for$160 http://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/Z8Lypg/kingston-internal-hard-drive-sv300s37a480g

    However; if you want games and movies then you need more storage, a lot of new games are clocking in at 20-30GB apiece and low resolution movies at 700MB apiece. So best option is OS SSD and mechanical hard drive. 2TB HDD: $109 https://www.mwave.com.au/product/seagate-st2000vx000-2tb-sv35-35-7200rpm-sata3-surveillance-hdd-aa19755 120GB SSD for OS $62 http://ijk.com.au/branch/ijk/product_info.php?products_id=152858.[/quotemsg


    Thanks say I put my budget up to $200 what could you do then? and I think my mobo can support super fast high end ssds if they are in they are lower than $200. is this http://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/FdDzK8/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mzv5p256bw compatible with my mobo and is it worth 219?


    In terms of perceivable speed on SATA III there isn't much notable difference between SSDs; I have Sandisk, Kingston, OCZ, Mushkin, PNY, Corsair, and Intel SSDs and couldn't tell you which one was fastest without benchmarking them.

    The higher end speed you can find in M.2. and PCIE; the Samsung 950 pro series is on the high end of M.2. Speeds right now but costs $219 for the 256GB version and $385 for the 512GB version.

    Honestly I would not trade a few seconds for the ability to store my entire steam library+movies.
  4. Not sure what is up with my post being greyed in:

    In terms of perceivable speed on SATA III there isn't much notable difference between SSDs; I have Sandisk, Kingston, OCZ, Mushkin, PNY, Corsair, and Intel SSDs and couldn't tell you which one was fastest without benchmarking them.

    The higher end speed you can find in M.2. and PCIE; the Samsung 950 pro series is on the high end of M.2. Speeds right now but costs $219 for the 256GB version and $385 for the 512GB version.

    Honestly I would not trade a few seconds for the ability to store my entire steam library+movies.
  5. loki1944 said:
    Not sure what is up with my post being greyed in:

    In terms of perceivable speed on SATA III there isn't much notable difference between SSDs; I have Sandisk, Kingston, OCZ, Mushkin, PNY, Corsair, and Intel SSDs and couldn't tell you which one was fastest without benchmarking them.

    The higher end speed you can find in M.2. and PCIE; the Samsung 950 pro series is on the high end of M.2. Speeds right now but costs $219 for the 256GB version and $385 for the 512GB version.

    Honestly I would not trade a few seconds for the ability to store my entire steam library+movies.


    samsung 850 evo series 500gb 2.5 good enough?
  6. Best answer
    PcNoob222 said:
    loki1944 said:
    Not sure what is up with my post being greyed in:

    In terms of perceivable speed on SATA III there isn't much notable difference between SSDs; I have Sandisk, Kingston, OCZ, Mushkin, PNY, Corsair, and Intel SSDs and couldn't tell you which one was fastest without benchmarking them.

    The higher end speed you can find in M.2. and PCIE; the Samsung 950 pro series is on the high end of M.2. Speeds right now but costs $219 for the 256GB version and $385 for the 512GB version.

    Honestly I would not trade a few seconds for the ability to store my entire steam library+movies.


    samsung 850 evo series 500gb 2.5 good enough?


    Samsung SSDs are usually good to go; here's the review for that series: http://www.anandtech.com/show/8747/samsung-ssd-850-evo-review/11 .
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