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Join Date: May 2012
Location: Belgrade, Serbia
No matter on difference between SSD M.2 NVme and SSD SATA III difference is visible.
Much less difference than switch from HDD to SSD but it's visible and in everyday use.
My honest suggestion to all gamers is to use some nice SATA III SSD 1TB for games and not less than 1TB M.2 NVMe for OS.
I mean 512GB is enough but 1TB is better. These stuff stay inside PC 5-6 years and 1TB is right choice.
And don't buy M.2 Heatsinks without screws or you could experience pure suffering.
I must admit installing EK M.2 Heatsink on M.2 was worse and most risky job I ever done with PC and I didn't success to install him.
After I check experience from customers on Newegg who bend M.2, fried M.2 people who need to remove EK Heatsink because M.2 didn't work with them motherboard couldn't read them because pressure I decide to put zip tie over him and soon I will throw him in garbage.
GPU fan on 50% cooldown M.2 on 55C in benchmark tests because my M.2 is right below GPU (RVE10). I didn't know that because fans on Poseidon not spin in idle.
I will throw in garbage evil EK M.2 heatsink advice you to buy Bitspower M.2 Armor if you need.
Difference between M.2 models from launch date of EK heatsink is at least 3mm, some of them have chips from both side, some of them have thick ceramic capacitors and thicker Controller and design is retarder, like people with Down Syndrome design him... No name heatsink from China are design with biggerd lucidity and accept all thickeness, even two M.2 in sandwitch if need with proper contact and without pressure.
Or WD SN750 with EK preinstalled heatsink will be right choice, but he was not available when I need M.2.
I delay buying M.2 and than I didn't want to delay any more to wait any new series, SN750 with heatsink or Samsung 980 or anything...
Heatsink is necessary for benchmarking of M.2, some models and only I could say is God thank you because ******** product didn't lead me to destroy M.2 1TB size.