I have a Samsung SSD being used as a boot drive through a SATA connection. I've been using it for about 8 years. It barely gets over 200 MB/s maximum in read or write performance. It's been used daily for pretty much all those years. I'm starting to fear that failure may be on the horizon as it significantly underperforms at times. Anyways, I'm looking for an upgrade that meets these requirements:
- Preferrably $100 USD or Less ($150 Max, but less is better)
- At least 64 gigabytes (the one I'm using now is 64GB)
- 1 Priority, Quick Boot (I have a drive just for programs and keep files on a raid array)
- Purchasable through Amazon.com
I'm considering connecting the drive through SATA III or PCIE. What should I go with? Are there more factors to consider when selecting a fast boot ssd?
In terms of drives, I'm looking at either the
Samsung 850 Evo Pro 128GB Read: 550 MB/s Max, Write: 470 MB/s Max
Kingston HyperX Predator 240GB PCIe Read: 1400 MB/s, Write: 600 MB/s
But I'm certainly open to suggestions. Thanks!