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Best SSD Models for Gaming

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WhİCH ONE is the best SSD for all games ?

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In this article, we take a closer look at the best SSD models for games. With the right model selection, you can increase performance!

With the right SSD of your choice, you can increase speed in games, programs and system startup. SSDs (Soild State Drives), which offer a significant speed difference compared to mechanical disks, are always indispensable for our systems. Although SSDs are expensive due to the high speed they offer, budget-friendly models are also available. On the other hand, let's say: SSDs do not increase your FPS, but we can say that the main reason for preference is that they reduce waiting times.

The performance difference between an SSD and an HDD is like day and night. On the other hand, although there is not a huge difference between an NVMe and SATA SSD, there is still quite a performance difference. So where is the real difference? Here's an example: GTA V loading screen , Windows boot time and a Premiere Pro with multiple plugins.

You'll see SSD models from 500GB to 2TB in our guide, because almost every single one of today's games now exceeds 100GB: Read Dead Redemption 2, Desinty 2, and Grand Theft Auto V for example. Decisions on storage for both convenience and not having to deal with storage management all the time. You can think about it again. But if it will affect your budget, you can also choose 256 GB variants.

We would like to remind you that the current versions of some models may change when our guide goes live.

1. Samsung 980 PRO

Samsung 980 PRO NVMe SSD

Samsung is one of the companies that produces its own SSDs. The 980 PRO model was also one of the world's first PCIe 4.0 supported SSDs. Samsung SSDs, which won our appreciation for their durability, also offer a great method with the Magician software . This SSD, which we thoroughly reviewed, delivered sequential write speeds of over 4GB/s and sequential read speeds of over 6.2GB/s in our tests, which is pretty good value. These speeds also make the SSD compatible with the PS5 .

Interface PCIe 4.0 x4, NVMe 1.3c
Format M.2 (2280)
Storage Memory Samsung 1xx-layer V-NAND 3-bit TLC
Control Unit Samsung Elpis
DRAMA 1GB LPDDR4 (1TB), 512MB LPDDR4 (500GB, 250GB)
Capacity 2 TB1TB, 500GB, 250GB
Sequential Read/Write Speed Up to 7000 MB/s, up to 5000 MB/s
Random Read/Write Speed ​​(QD32) Up to 1000K IOPS, up to 1000K IOPS
Management Software Samsung Magician
Data Encryption AES 256-bit Full Disk Encryption, TCG / Opal V2.0, Encrypted Drive (IEEE1667)
Total Bytes Written
  • 600TB (1TB)
  • 300TB (500GB)
  • 150TB (250GB)
Guarantee Five-Year Limited Warranty

2. WD Black SN850

WD Black NVMe SSD

Interface Memory Controller Reading & Writing Price Capacity
PCIe Gen4 x4 BiCS4 96-layer TLC WD_Black G2 Read: Up to 7000 MB/s

 

Write: Up to 5300 MB/s

89$ 500GB
PCIe Gen4 x4 BiCS4 96-layer TLC WD_Black G2 Read: Up to 7000 MB/s

 

Write: Up to 5300 MB/s

265$ 1 TB

Western Digital Black SN850 comes with PCIe 4.0 interface, but it is one of the late entry models. It can achieve read speeds of up to 7,000MB/s and write speeds of up to 5,300MB/s in sequential transfers. This is beyond the capability of most drivers. This is because it uses the latest PCIe 4.0 interface, which is twice the theoretical bandwidth limit of other PCIe 3.0 SSDs.

Performance is one of the most important criteria for an SSD, and the WD SN850 stands out from the crowd with its high performance. Synthetic testing led by ATTO and AS SSD shows the SN850 to be a second-generation PCIe 4.0 SSD with the highest sequential read speeds reaching 6,750MB/s and 5,920MB/s respectively. Write speeds are lower than Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus, but the 4K write performance on AS SSD manages to reverse this, allowing the WD SN850 to surpass Sabrent SSD.

Of the new PCIe 4.0 drivers on the market, the SN850 is one of the most notable models with its impressive real-world performance, although it runs a bit hot. If you want the fastest next-generation driver, this is the right model.

3. Samsung Evo 970 Plus

970 EVO Plus

Another member of the SSD family, Samsung's Evo series also takes its place on our list. Let's start by saying that the Evo 970 declares 250 to 500 GB of space instead of 256 and 512 GB compared to its competitors.

Interface Memory Controller Reading & Writing Price Capacity
M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 Samsung 3-bit MLC Samsung Phoenix Read: Up to 3500 MB/s

 

Write: Up to 3200 MB/s

63$ 250GB
M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 Samsung 3-bit MLC Samsung Phoenix Read: Up to 3500 MB/s

 

Write: Up to 3200 MB/s

91$ 500GB
M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 Samsung 3-bit MLC Samsung Phoenix Read: Up to 3500 MB/s

 

Write: Up to 3200 MB/s

154$ 1 TB
M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 Samsung 3-bit MLC Samsung Phoenix Read: Up to 3500 MB/s

 

Write: Up to 3200 MB/s

253$ 2 TB

The Samsung 970 EVO Plus offers a slight increase in typing performance over the 970 EVO for the same price. There was a time when you could get the non-Plus version for a bit cheaper but these drivers seem to have disappeared now. If you can find a plain 970 EVO for less, you can get it too.

Both drives still use the same Samsung Phoenix controller, which means they can perform well in real-world use. If you want the highest PCIe 3.0 performance, Samsung SSDs are hard to beat, but for this little speed boost you have to open your pocket.

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4. WD Black SN750

Interface Memory Controller Reading & Writing Price Capacity
M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 SanDisk/Toshiba 3D TLC Western Digital Read: up to 3000 MB/s

 

Write: Up to 3470 MB/s

47$* discounted price (normally 64$) 250GB
M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 SanDisk/Toshiba 3D TLC Western Digital Read: up to 3000 MB/s

 

Write: Up to 3470 MB/s

77$

 

Normally: 92$

500GB
M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 SanDisk/Toshiba 3D TLC Western Digital Read: up to 3000 MB/s

 

Write: Up to 3470 MB/s

It is not sold in our country. 1 TB
M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 SanDisk/Toshiba 3D TLC Western Digital Read: up to 3000 MB/s

 

Write: Up to 3470 MB/s

330$ 2 TB

Just like its transition to PCIe 4.0 drives, Western Digital's entry into the SSD market took quite a while. We can say that it took some time for the company to launch the SN750 high-speed models. Bringing solid-state performance to the same level as Samsung EVO SSDs, this model also lowers prices.

The company's use of its own memory controller and Toshiba memory (which is now its own production since the SanDisk/Toshiba memory division has been purchased) means that the product is similar to Samsung, which produces its own memory chip and controller. Again, all this means that WD can be aggressive about pricing as well.

There is also a more expensive version of the SN750 that comes with an additional heatsink. You shouldn't expect it to get hot, though, unless you bury your drive in an M.2 slot under your GPU. The SN750 will maintain peak performance as long as it doesn't burn out.

5. Crucial MX 500

Well, if my goal is just to create additional storage space and ensure that the system is not too slow, this model is for you. The features of the MX 500, which offers four different storage options and comes in a 4 TB version, are listed in the table below:

Interface Memory controller Reading & Writing Price Capacity
SATA 6Gbps Micron TLC Silicon Motion SM2258 Read: Up to 560 MB/s

 

Write: Up to 510 MB/s

40$ 250GB
SATA 6Gbps Micron TLC Silicon Motion SM2258 Read: Up to 560 MB/s

 

Write: Up to 510 MB/s

56$ 500GB
SATA 6Gbps Micron TLC Silicon Motion SM2258 Read: Up to 560 MB/s

 

Write: Up to 510 MB/s

102$ 1 TB
SATA 6Gbps Micron TLC Silicon Motion SM2258 Read: Up to 560 MB/s

 

Write: Up to 510 MB/s

200$ 2 TB

It may seem strange that the Crucial MX500 is the only remaining SATA drive on our list of the best SSDs for gaming. It's hard to choose a slower technology, especially since the price difference between PCIe and SATA is so small. However, there is also a physical limit to the number of M.2 slots on your motherboard, and SATA SSDs are still the best option for secondary storage.

At the same time, the Crucial MX500 is one of the best. It's almost as fast as you can get from SATA's 600MB/s maximum theoretical bandwidth, and Crucial's drives have long been among the top choices. This is one of the most affordable 1TB SATA drives where you can create a second slot for your Steam and Epic library.

It will work fine as a boot drive on systems that do not have an M.2 slot or at least an M.2 socket with boot support. It may not offer as fast boot as the NVMe protocol, but still, this driver will do the job on systems that do not support NVMe.

6. Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus

Sabrent NVMe SSD

Interface Memory (Flash) Controller Reading & Writing Price Capacity
M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4  Micron B27 96-later TLC  Phison PS5018-E18 Read: Up to 7100 MB/s

 

Write: Up to 6600 MB/s

352$ 1 TB
M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4  Micron B27 96-later TLC  Phison PS5018-E18 Read: Up to 7100 MB/s

 

Write: Up to 6600 MB/s

681$ 2 TB
M.2 PCIe 4.0 x4  Micron B27 96-later TLC  Phison PS5018-E18 Read: Up to 7100 MB/s

 

Write: Up to 6600 MB/s

No shipping to our country 4TB

Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus is one of the first drives to use the new Phison E18 controller. The Phison E18 , the successor to the hugely popular Phison E16 controller found in first-generation PCIe 4.0 drives Corsair MP600 ' from Gigabyte Aorus ' a, Addl Link S90 a and Sabrent ' s is a koncolc you'll find in your own SSD models.

This SSD peaks at just over 4,400MB/s read and 5,000MB/s write, with the best PCIe 3.0 drives around 3,500MB/s read and around 3,000MB/s write. New Phison E18 controller, 7.100MB / s of up reading and 6.600MB / s ' the bar by offering write speeds of up considerably raises.

If you want the best performance, the WD Black SN850 is superior to this drive. On the other hand, WD SSD runs 12°C hotter than Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus. Therefore, in a tight situation, we can recommend Sabrent instead. This drive is also usually around $50 cheaper than the 2TB WD Black SN850, which is enough to make it stand out.

What is the difference between SATA and NVMe PCIe SSD?

We don't see much difference in cost between the best NVMe SSDs and their SATA -based equivalents , as the prices of NVMe SSDs are dropping every day The cheapest 2.5-inch 1TB SATA SSD is only $24 less (and four times slower) than an equivalent capacity NVMe PCIe drive, so why bother with legacy SATA technology when you can get into the future so cheaply ?

Most of the best SSDs for gaming still use the PCIe 3.0 interface. However , we are starting to see more PCIe 4.0 drivers enter the market Corsair led the way here, and the newly released 500GB Samsung 980 Pro SSD also did well in testing. Unfortunately, it's not the best for the price.

Sell the theoretical performance limit of 600MB / s and PCIe 3.0 ' s 4.000MB / s that we think, learn new PCIe 4.0 SSD ' s Taking this figure doubled to a maximum 8.000MB / s are available. The top speed of current Gen4 drives can reach around 7,000 MB/s, twice that of the previous generation.

How many TB of SSD should I buy?

In this regard, depending on your budget, we recommend that you buy as large a disc as you can afford. The higher the capacity in SSDs, the higher the speed. This is because you have more memory dies built into a multi-threaded memory controller and this extra parallelism leads to higher performance.

Traditionally, we used to say that an entry-level SSD should be at least 240GB for OS fit, smooth system speed, and the games you play most regularly; but the size of modern games is increasing so much that 1TB SSD increasingly seems like the minimum recommendation. This is where performance starts to pick up as well.

For the simplest example, GTA 5 and NBA 2K22 will occupy 220 GB+ of space. You can make the account for other games.

Is it worth buying a PCIe 4.0 SSD?

A PCIe 4.0 SSD is a must if you want the absolute fastest drives available—if your system supports it. They're faster than any PCIe 3.0 drive and will successfully handle large file transfers for things like lightning-fast video editing. Also, to improve performance and tomorrow to shorten installation time in the outdoor world, or even take the load of the CPU in order to eliminate and data used to send directly to the graphics card directstorag to the functionality of Windows 11 'also will prepare for the future of gaming.

Can a PCIe 4.0 SSD be installed in a PCIe 3.0 slot?

Yes, you can. The M.2 socket is the same between the two generation interfaces, so a PCIe 4.0 SSD fits comfortably in the PCIe 3.0 slot. It shouldn't be a problem either, except that the Gen4 driver is limited by the speed of the legacy interface. This is theoretically 4GB/s, but actually closer to 3,500MB/s due to various additional charges.

 

PCIe 4.0 SSDs cost more than their PCIe 3.0 counterparts. So unless you plan to upgrade to a supporting platform soon, it probably makes more sense to stick with a more affordable PCIe 3.0 driver.

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