SATA or NVMe Drive In New Computer

I'm looking at buying this computer. They offer it with different disk drive options. According to the item's description SATA maxes out at 550 MB/s while the NVMe maxes out at 3,200 MB/s. So is it worth the extra money? I plan on replacing the HDD with an SSD eventually. Does that matter?

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Unless your running some very disk intense stuff or like to run benchmarks I doubt you will see a difference.

After the warranty runs out ask yourself if you need a TB of storage space.

If the answer is no then consider a simple one 500GB ssd setup.

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Those are theoretical speeds.

I've yet to find a drive hit those numbers. Even when it's in a short burst. My answer is you won't see the difference.

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Manufacturer input

The common consensus on SATA SSDs and NVMe ones is that, for most common uses, unless you're doing heavy video editing and/or regularly moving around massive files, the difference between the two is negligible for the price difference. It helps to think about the speeds this way:

HDD: +++
SATA SSD: ++++++++++
NVMe SSD: +++++++++++

In essence, for most uses, the gap between SATA SSD and NVMe is much, much smaller than the gap between HDD and SATA SSD.

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