What budget 1TB NVME SSD to buy for Gaming?

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  1. Mario Guerrero

    Mario Guerrero New Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I currently have a kingston A400 in its M.2 factor as my windows boot drive. The drive is giving me 1-second freezes every hour. I want to replace it with an NVME 3.0 SSD. My motherboard is an asus rog strix b450 version 2 and it doesn't support PCIE 4.0. What 1TB drives do you recommend? I don't want to spend more than 110 dollars. I have been looking at these drives:

    WD Blue SN550
    Sabrent Rocket Q (SB-RKTQ-1TB)
    Pioneer (APS-SE20Q-1T)
    TEAMGROUP T-FORCE CARDEA ZERO Z330 1TB



     
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    cucaulay malkin Ancient Guru

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    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    Crucial P.2 1 TB NVMe.
    Reliable, affordable and fits your budget. What not to like?
    I've used it in many builds or repair/replacements.
     
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    for qlc go 2tb or just don't those drives rely on free space to use caching
     

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    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    Been using WD Blue SN 550 for a year, no complaints and it's plenty fast.
     
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    Without any luck finding a review for the teamgroup z330, i second this as the SN550 sustains around 844MB/s of write bandwidth once the SLC cache is used up.
     
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    Thanks to everyone. I might go for the WD blue SN550. What about the Silicon Power P34A60? There are good reviews online but some amazon buyers say the drive failed within 2 months. It's currently going for $97.
     
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    I'm going to buy the WD blue SN550. Thank you all for your suggestions.
     

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