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Samsung 970 250GB NVMe M.2 SSD - $93 at Newegg's eBay Store. $93.99

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Seems like a deal on the Samsung 970 250GB drive from a reputable seller. I know the 250GB drive is slightly slower than the 500GB model, but it is a lot cheaper.

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Just got a (new) 960 EVO 500gb for $172 shipped off ebay.
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Seems like a deal on the Samsung 970 250GB drive from a reputable seller. I know the 250GB drive is slightly slower than the 500GB model, but it is a lot cheaper.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/382458107515
M.2 NVMe slot is too valuable to waste on 250GB SSD. Most Intel and AMD CPU/motherboards have enough PCIExpress lanes for only one x4 m.2 slot.

If price is more important get a SATA SSD drive. If performance/longevity/latency is more important get 500GB or 1TB model.
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M.2 NVMe slot is too valuable to waste on 250GB SSD. Most Intel and AMD CPU/motherboards have enough PCIExpress lanes for only one x4 m.2 slot.

If price is more important get a SATA SSD drive. If performance/longevity/latency is more important get 500GB or 1TB model.
StoreMI only supports up to 256gb
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M.2 NVMe slot is too valuable to waste on 250GB SSD. Most Intel and AMD CPU/motherboards have enough PCIExpress lanes for only one x4 m.2 slot.

If price is more important get a SATA SSD drive. If performance/longevity/latency is more important get 500GB or 1TB model.
The computer already has a 1TB storage HDD, if I swap that out then I lose the storage. $93 to get a 250GB m.2 SSD plus the 1TB HDD that's already there is a good price point for a lot of people IMO.
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Most people will not need or notice the extra performance of NVMe and are only buying it so they aren't leaving their M.2 slot empty. In that case 250GB is more than enough for a boot drive with essential programs installed.
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The computer already has a 1TB storage HDD, if I swap that out then I lose the storage. $93 to get a 250GB m.2 SSD plus the 1TB HDD that's already there is a good price point for a lot of people IMO.
Not so sure about that. You can get SATA SSD for less money and in order to run m.2 NVME SSD at full speed (x4) you typically need to disable SATA channels. Windows puts everything on system/boot drive so in order to avoid filling up this drive you need to do extra work by creating links for some directories to bigger drive and so on. It is doable to use boot 250GB boot drive for windows but requires constantly paying attention to housekeeping and install locations.

Personally I use 500GB for system/boot disk and 1TB for data and cache of server shares. Most of my apps are software development related with high number of VMs. Even though VMs are stored on data drive my boot drive is more than half full.
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