This looks good. But before I spend $200.00 +-, I want input from other SW users.
I am using SSDs since around 10 years now and never will go back to a HDD for my system. But in my opinion it doesn't really matter, if it's an SATA device, wich speed is limited or an NVMe SSD. Yes, you can benchmark the difference - but you can't feel it.
My computer at home uses the newest and one of the fastest NVMe from Corsair (MP600) with PCIe 4.0 interface. It gives impressive benchmark results, but it feels only as fast as my 2nd device, a SATA SSD from Samsung.
Both works very well in my system!
My recommendation is to go for a NVMe PCIe 3.0 wich are pretty fast and not to expensive.
I disagree with Heiko Sohnholz, SDD doesn't compare to NVMe. Spinny drives are slow (nowadays) comparatively, yes, at one time we had 5400 then over 7k and SCSI drives, SSDs are much faster. However, if you put an NVMe on your motherboard and make that the boot disk your system start will be noticeably faster even compared to an SSD. I've built both and would never go back. 1 Tb for ~$100 is a good deal that I have found. Make certain that your boot sector is on the NVMe not left on your HDD/SDD, etc. If boot time is fast then your application startup will also be faster. Caveat Emptor! Get the fastest NVMe you can afford and your system will support. In a laptop workstation, IMHO, they are even better - smaller size, lighter weight, and lower power consumption (less heat.)
So you've mixed up some things: There exists no SDD.
SSD stands for Solid State Disk, wich means, that it's the same technique that used for a NVMe - a "RAM" disc. NVMe only describes a protocol for the communication, like AHCI for SATA devices.
And (only) HDD stands for Hard Disk Drive wich are the "spinny" ones...
Heiko Sohnholz wrote: ? So you've mixed up some things: There exists no SDD. SSD stands for Solid State Disk, wich means, that it's the same technique that used for a NVMe - a "RAM" disc. NVMe only describes a protocol for the communication, like AHCI for SATA devices. And (only) HDD stands for Hard Disk Drive wich are the "spinny" ones...
Heiko Sohnholz wrote:
I am only using the industry standard descriptions for these computer components.
SDD is usually the same form factor as the older HDDs.
NVMe is usually of a similar form factor as a USB (chips on a circuit board) however, since the NVMe is commonly mounted directly adjacent to the CPU on a motherboard and the response time is much reduced.
Similar techniques, different implementations which directly affect the response times.
Just searched on Wikipedia for SDD - found nothing...
Heiko Sohnholz wrote: Just searched on Wikipedia for SDD - found nothing...
I stand corrected, meant to type SSD. Thought is faster than typing.
It will only improve files access performance and it will limited by the caching software.
For $200, you can get a SSD for your boot drive if you're still using HDD.
All file access will be faster, not just one that are cached.
On my 3th gen i7 desktop, I added a 256GB MSATA SSD to use as cache. Had it from upgrading laptop.
64GB was setup for Intel Rapid Storage Technology cache.
The rest I put 64GB Windows pagefile, all temp folders.
Windows 10 boot up changed from a few minutes to less then 1.
Boot drive is a 10000 RPM HDD.
In theory, PCIE NVMe can go from 1000MBs to 6000MBs if your hardware can keep up.
I believe it require a 4x PCIE slot.
MSATA and SATA SSD max out around 500MBs.
You'll only see the different in large files of GB size.
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