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Budget M2 SSD, which one of those should I get?

antoniorocha.usa

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I'm buying a ROG Strix GL502VM 15.6" for casual gaming and general tasks, and I want to buy one of those 3 SSD below.

For sure I want the cheapest one, and I know NVME is faster, but I don't know if in my case it will make a difference.

Crucial MX300 275GB M.2 (2280) SATA III - $67.99
Intel 600p Series 256GB M.2 80mm SSD NVMe - $79.99
Samsung 850 EVO - 250GB - M.2 SATA III - $114.99

Thanks
 

Soulkeeper

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Tough choice really, the crucial is not nvme although it is priced well and performs better than most sata ssd options.
The intel is only a few bucks more and has nvme and good iops performance.
I think plextor offers an nvme option as well, but I havn't checked the prices.
Samsung has been the performance leader for awhile now, but you pay for it. Also the 960 products are trickling into stores now.

In your case you'd likely be just as happy with any of those 3 choices imo.
 

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I'm buying a ROG Strix GL502VM 15.6" for casual gaming and general tasks, and I want to buy one of those 3 SSD below.

For sure I want the cheapest one, and I know NVME is faster, but I don't know if in my case it will make a difference.

Crucial MX300 275GB M.2 (2280) SATA III - $67.99
Intel 600p Series 256GB M.2 80mm SSD NVMe - $79.99
Samsung 850 EVO - 250GB - M.2 SATA III - $114.99

Thanks
I would pick MX300 without a doubt, Samsung EVO is not worth paying 50$ more and I wouldn't put a NVMe SSD in a laptop with the exception of an Eurocom one because it will throttle a lot and any bonus performance will basically be nullified most of the times.
 

Soulkeeper

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also worth noting, the recent anandtech ssd article says the intel one runs kinda hot and uses more power
 

Brado78

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Even though it isn't listed, I have a 240gb Sandisk Ultra II. It is a very good little SSD :) decent speeds and so far good reliability. going strong now for 8 months!!!
 
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