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Removing mechanical disks from my rig. 1TB NVMe m.2 drive needed.

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Hi all,

I think that it is time to completely remove mechanical drives from my rig.

I don't want to hear the sound of this ancient drive anymore and I don't want to wait seconds to load a software or even a game.

2TB HDD will remain outside of my rig in the NAS for photos and videos.

For work (mostly java development and virtual machines)

and fun (games on high end SLI, adobe creative suite, various software)

I need 1TB of space.

I don't want to spend too much but 600€ could be reasonable, more or less.

I'm really in doubt if buying a

Samsung 950 PRO 256GB for OS and work and a Samsung 850 EVO 1TB for gaming and software

or wait for a Samsung 950 PRO 1TB.

What do you suggest?

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I'm not sure the Pro will be all that much faster than the EVO from a practical perspective, plus you get the cost savings. Maybe start with the 1TB EVO and see how it feels for all of the work?

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Just my two cents on my latest upgrade.

at the end I bought a

Samsung 950 PRO 512GB for software and OS

and a

Samsung 850 EVO 1TB for games.

(photos and videos still on 2TB HDD)

The biggest improvements was on the 850 EVO, games now are another story than when installed on HDD.

The 950PRO doesn't bringed any performance improvements on my rig,

before the 950 PRO I had a Corsair Force GT240GB used for the OS and Software and I see no improvements at all.

Boot time are nearly identical, load software are nearly identical, working with VM are nearly identical.

950PRO is a pure waste of money, there is no real life area where this drive is faster than a normal SSD if not on benchmarks.

This drive can be good on a server but this is not a server drive, for a desktop or a workstation this drive is unuseful.

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