I just purchased a new motherboard with two M.2 slots and am trying to decide whether to get two separate 1TB SSDs or one 2TB drive. I'm looking at the Samsung 980 Pro, which is currently listed at $200 for the 1TB model vs.just over $400 for the 2TB. (Pretty much the same price either way).
The obvious advantage of the one chip solution is that I'll have a spare slot available for a future upgrade but I'm wondering if having separate Linux and Windows partitions on the same drive would hurt the performance. I do a lot of data processing on fairly large datasets so anything I can do to maximize input/output speeds is a big help.
In case anyone's curious, my other components are:
- Asus ROG Strix X570-E motherboard
- AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
- G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 4x16GB