NVME SSD or SATA 2,5 for PC build?

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Simon Garrett Veteran Member • Posts: 6,862
Re: NVME SSD or SATA 2,5 for PC build?

Morris0 wrote:

Ron Zamir wrote:

Hi. Just a beginner question - My first ever build PC based on AMMD Ryzen 2400G on an Asrock B450 motherboard. I have collected most of the parts but case. I bought the Samaung Evo 860 2,5 Sata SSD. This PC is not for gaming just office and Photoshop and some basic video editing. Saw some review, very impressed with the Kingston A2000. Does it make sense to sell the Samsung SSD and get the Kingston or other NVME SSD? Will I notice any improvement, speed difference and reliability?

The big difference is when you go from hard drive to SSD. There is an additional improvement in load time and responsiveness with a fast NVNM drive yet it's not huge.


The throughput of M.2 NVMe SSDs can be much faster than SATA SSDs.  SATA maxes out at 6GB/s, but M.2 NVMe can reach approaching 40GB/s (potentially double for PCIe 4.0).  I can measure that sort of difference between SATA and NVMe SSDs I have.

Although 5 times the disk throughput would be pretty unlikely to make any program run 5 times as fast, on my machines, Lightroom is significantly faster with M.2 SSDs.

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