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Hey guys,

 

Need help in making a decision. NVMe/PCIe SSD or a SATA SSD? :noexpression:

 

I understand that NVMe/PCIe based SSDs are faster - but in the context of DCS, does a SATA SSD do the job well and an NVMe/PCIe SSD would be an overkill? Or is there a tangible difference in the game experience with the NVMe/PCIe SSD? I am asking this solely from DCS's perspective because that's the only game I play.

 

Thanks in advance!

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Probably overkill , prices for nvme are still too high to justice this kind of application.

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Agree with the SATA SSD.

I have been running two ea Samsung 840 Pro SSD's for three years now, and they have done great for me. I have one for windows and programs, and one for all my games ( namely DCS).

 

AS DCS grows I will eventually need to replace the one I have my games on with a larger one - and I will go Samsung for it as well.

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Hey guys,

 

Need help in making a decision. NVMe/PCIe SSD or a SATA SSD? :noexpression:

 

I understand that NVMe/PCIe based SSDs are faster - but in the context of DCS, does a SATA SSD do the job well and an NVMe/PCIe SSD would be an overkill? Or is there a tangible difference in the game experience with the NVMe/PCIe SSD? I am asking this solely from DCS's perspective because that's the only game I play.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Okay I have the Intel 750 series NVME/PCI and Yes it's fast but there were some issues getting the drivers to load during the Windows install process. Ii work very well with DCS 2.0.x (yeah I loaded DCS 1.5.x on the 2GB WD HDD. :(

 

In game map/data loads on 2.0.x are damn fast sometimes with the odd very short pause, in game map/data load times on 1.5.x can be a few seconds.

 

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Get the EVO, you'll upgrade before the warranty runs out anyway.

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Samsung 850 Pro---10 Year

 

I run over a dozen of them and no failure yet in Enterprise scenario

 

My Samsung 830 ( MacBookPro Mid2012 ) failed after 3 years and 1 month...plain dead.

Samsung 840 Evo..have a few of those as low cost budget drives...firmware has always been crippled and long term perf. was fixed a few times...time will tell

 

 

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Thanks for all the good advise guys. Appreciate it!

 

Samsung 850 EVO SATA III 500GB M.2 ordered!

 

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Good choice.

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Speaking Personally and in the Repair/Custom Build Experiences for friends etc,

 

Samsung's 850 SSDs are tops.. EVO or Pro. Some 840s still need Firmware Updates to fix problems.

 

I've had a few "Cheaper" Drives (PNY, SanDisk, OCZ/AMD Branded etc etc) and they are nice for entry level drives, but eventually run into issues w/ slowing down, and SSDS (Sudden SSD Death Syndrome) etc.

Especially the AMD SSDs (which are rebranded OCZ drives), They were prone to just quit w/ no warning, I only use Samsung 850s in custom builds now.

 

SATA is Fine for more Applications, NVMe/PCIe Slot Drives are way too pricey for simply gaming/every day consumer use.


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