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Will a Crucial M4 64GB SSD Bottleneck Gaming?

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My rig should be visible below.

The OS is on an 850 Pro 256 drive, and I am thinking of adding the M4 (which I have no other use for) to give me a bit more capacity, and use it as a game drive.

Could having my games installed on the outdated M4 become a bottleneck in my system compared to something like an 850 Pro drive?
Edited by hl900 - 2/22/16 at 5:13pm
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Imo the worst you might have is a few seconds of extra delay in loading some games? Mechanical drive would be another story. I'm no expert but even that SSD being a bit outdated should be more than capable.
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Games don't really make good use of SSDs outside of map loading times. Despite this, you will only see a few seconds of difference (if any) between the two SSDs.
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Gaming? No.

If you're worried about bottleneck in gaming and you're trying to point the finger on the SSD then no, I would point the finger on the CPU / GPU first.

in-game loading screens would take longer if you have a slow hard drive, but you don't have a slow hard drive you have a fast SSD biggrin.gif

your system is fine smile.gif btw what monitor do you use? what game do you play and what is the avg FPS you expect to run it at?
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Post edited after seeing follow-up posts.

Thank you all for clarifying. Small stage loading time differences don't matter to me if that's the only difference.

Boyd, I am currently using 1900x1200 on 24", but am looking to get into a 2560x1080 soon. I'm a light gamer for now, but I do not want to sacrifice gaming performance (outside loading times).
Edited by hl900 - 2/22/16 at 6:08pm
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