New SSD

adamnodder

Active member
Hi all,

I currently have an ASUS PRIME B550-PLUS motherboard currently installed with a 1TB INTEL 670p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD.

I want to buy a samsung 980 pro SSD to use as my OS on the seconds SSD slot and the intel as my games storage (running). Would 500gb be sufficient or shall i go for the 1TB? is it an easy process exporting the OS to the new samsung SSD? not really too sure on the process.

Thanks in advance.
 

SpyderTracks

We love you Ukraine
Hi all,

I currently have an ASUS PRIME B550-PLUS motherboard currently installed with a 1TB INTEL 670p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD.

I want to buy a samsung 980 pro SSD to use as my OS on the seconds SSD slot and the intel as my games storage (running). Would 500gb be sufficient or shall i go for the 1TB? is it an easy process exporting the OS to the new samsung SSD? not really too sure on the process.

Thanks in advance.
Can you post your full specs from the order page?
 

adamnodder

Active member
Can you post your full specs from the order page?
Case
CORSAIR 4000D AIRFLOW TEMPERED GLASS GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Six Core CPU (3.7GHz-4.6GHz/35MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® PRIME B550-PLUS (AM4, DDR4, PCIe 4.0)
Memory (RAM)
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB PRO DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 8GB)
Graphics Card
6GB ASUS DUAL GEFORCE RTX 2060 - HDMI, DP, DVI
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB INTEL® 670p M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD (up to 3500MB/sR | 2500MB/sW)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 750W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1.5 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
CoolerMaster MasterLiquid Lite 240 High Performance Liquid Cooler
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Network Card
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KK3-00002]
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
 

TonyCarter

VALUED CONTRIBUTOR
You might want to put the Intel SSD into the 2nd slot as it's a PCIe 3.0 slot and won't make any difference to the speed you'll get.

But the 1st m.2 slot is PCIe 4.0, so will be able to take advantage of the faster Samsung 980 Pro you want to fit. If it's just for the OS/apps then 500GB would be fine.

Remember that fitting an SSD to the 2nd m.2 slot will disable SATA 5/6 ports - so ensure there's nothing using them.
 

adamnodder

Active member
So i have changed over my SSD and put the faster SSD in the first slot and installed windows... when i installed windows it didn't say which was which and there both 1TB. How do i find out if ive installed windows to the faster SSD? It said one ssd was unallocated so i assume this is the intel in the second ssd slot?
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SpyderTracks

We love you Ukraine
So i have changed over my SSD and put the faster SSD in the first slot and installed windows... when i installed windows it didn't say which was which and there both 1TB. How do i find out if ive installed windows to the faster SSD? It said one ssd was unallocated so i assume this is the intel in the second ssd slot? View attachment 39353
Just right click on the disk in disk manager and select properties
 
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