Citi Rewards+℠ Card 15,000 bonus points + 0% Intro APR for 15 Months Learn More
Forum Thread
Amazon Discounts, Deals and Coupon Codes

256GB NVMe SSD is too small, replace or add additional SATA SSD?

3 10 November 25, 2019 at 06:32 PM in Computers (5) Get Amazon coupons Coupons
Deal
Score
0
281 Views

Thread Details

Last Edited by glitch13 November 26, 2019 at 11:15 AM
0 Deal Score
281 Views
I have an Acer Nitro N50-600 [acer.com] which comes with an 256GB NVMe SSD installed (which according to the model number in the bios is this one [amazon.com]).

I've started having to swap games out since space is sort of limited so I'm looking to add some more. I only have 1 M.2 port so should I:

a) replace the NVMe drive with a 1TB

b) leave the 256gb for windows and and apps and add a 1TB SATA SSD for games

I feel like the easy answer is B, but I'm not sure if I would notice a substantial difference in loading with a SATA SDD versus just replacing the main NVMe drive.

Thanks in advance for any advice!
Share
Good deal?
Don't have Amazon Prime? Students can get a free 6-Month Amazon Prime trial with free 2-day shipping, unlimited video streaming & more. If you're not a student, there's also a free 1-Month Amazon Prime trial available.

6 Comments

1

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Nov 2011
SHD Agent
6,059 Posts
219 Reputation
#2
I have a 128 NVME for my OS and a few programs. I load my games onto a SSD SATA and notice nothing different from when I had a game on the OS drive. Just pick up the 1TB and call it a day.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
UPlay & XBox GT: MIXM0DE

Quote :
"Ride as much or as little, as long or as short as you feel. But ride" – Eddy Merckx
Quote from KTrain
:
I never got tired of the bacon.
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Oct 2007
Foxiest of the Hounds
13,253 Posts
414 Reputation
Pro
#3
SATA SSDs and NVMes are not created equal. A good SATA SSD can rival a bad NVMe. Of course, you're also going to pay a premium for speed. For a 1TB drive, you're looking at $60-$70 for a good SSD, and $80-$90 for a good NVMe.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Quote from toolio20
:
Achievements are not for the meek, it is better to forfeit inheritance of the earth so that the mighty may look upon my gamerscore, and despair. Achievements are for men who dream; men who dare; men who achieve! Men who carve out entire galaxies with nothing more than nimble cheetos-dusted fingers and their wits, and in our leisurely twilight days we shall sit by softly flickering fires with our descendants recounting the tales of these unimaginable glories.
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jul 2005
killroy was here
11,032 Posts
1,316 Reputation
#4
either way has it's benefits. 1 drive is always nice but it means ghosting or reinstalling. i'm a fan of NVME assuming you get true NVME (pcie) and not a m.2 2280 SSD.

that being said you have a low end NVME (that uses PCIE) but realistically it doesn't matter when you get into that realm.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Quote from BiGspendr
:
Stick a milk bone us ur ass, and let the dog eat it. Works like a charm! http://i.slickdeals.net/images/smilies/emot-LMAO.gif
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined May 2004
L42: The Ultimate Answer
1,552 Posts
1,029 Reputation
#5
The Intel 600p isn't a particularly impressive NVME drive. Are you likely to notice the difference? Probably not. But if it were me, I'd swap in something like a 1TB 970 EVO.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0

This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Dec 2017
New User
3 Posts
10 Reputation
Original Poster
#6
Quote from FlashX83
:
The Intel 600p isn't a particularly impressive NVME drive. Are you likely to notice the difference? Probably not. But if it were me, I'd swap in something like a 1TB 970 EVO.
Yeah, I think I might. I was comparing the 970 (if I went the replacement nvme route) vs the 860 (if I went the additional sata route) and the 970 totally smokes 860 and my current drive on read speeds if the specs are to be believed.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
This comment has been rated as unhelpful by Slickdeals users
Joined Jul 2013
Conservative with a gun
3,693 Posts
332 Reputation
#7
Quote from glitch13
:
Yeah, I think I might. I was comparing the 970 (if I went the replacement nvme route) vs the 860 (if I went the additional sata route) and the 970 totally smokes 860 and my current drive on read speeds if the specs are to be believed.
Most of those benchmarks are theoretical. Add on top of that a lot of multiplayer games these days don't even start for about a minute because it gives everyone a chance to load into the match. If it's a good brand like Samsung I wouldn't worry about going all out and getting the best of the best, even their basic ones are great. NVMe vs SATA isn't even a huge deal unless you are moving huge files around constantly, like transferring a movie around. For me computers are a big deal so I do have a 2TB NVMe SSD. I don't notice a difference between my old Samsung SATA, but it is nice having it directly plugged in MOBO instead of taking up a SATA and power port.

Also, from the little research I did apparently NVMe drives are very susceptible to heat issues and being too hot can slow down their speeds, so I got a heat sink for it. Don't know if you'll have place for it in a laptop. They do offer thin thermal strips (think like Command strips), I can't comment on the performance. I have a desktop so I can add as much heatsink as I want.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Most recent reason why everyone should be armed at all times:
Charlotte, NC school shooting. 2 killed 4 wounded. April 2019
This was a gun free zone. The shooter didn't care. Gun free zones only hurt honest citizens. If someone was armed there could've been 1 less death.
Page 1 of 1
1
Join the Conversation
Add a Comment
 
Link Copied to Clipboard