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cheap ryzen, fast m.2?

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#1 rickh2


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Posted 21 October 2017 - 05:06 AM

I'm considering building a small workstation (kind of a windows imac) with very fast response rates like search in windows 10, very fast reading and writing to disk. instant windows opening, some virtualisation maybe. I'll probably want to lock windows 10 from most of the background tasks with a separate administrator account and limited user account. Possibly some fancy touchscreen or a curved monitor. Not too loud gpu.


So for that I'm considering a cheap ryzen 1200 on msi a320m grenade mobo with m.2 disk with 2000mb reading rate and 1000mb writing rate, ram from 8 to 16gb. Will the pcu or motherboard bottleneck that speed?


The m.2 I'm considering would be for example:

Dysk SSD PCIe Gen3x4 NVMe
Plextor PX-256M8SeY




SSD Plextor PX-256M8PeG 256 GB PX-256M8PeG



Or does that kind of m.2 speeds basically comes down to buying threadripper or ryzen 5/7

Edited by rickh2, 21 October 2017 - 05:08 AM.

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#2 Drillingmachine


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Posted 21 October 2017 - 11:59 AM

All Ryzens support 4GB/s M.2 SSD.




• 1 x M.2 slot (Key M)
- Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 (RYZEN Series Processors) or PCIe 3.0 x2 (7th Gen A-series/ Athlon™ processors ) and SATA 6Gb/s 2242/ 2260 /2280 storage devices


So basically you cannot find M.2 SSD that is too fast for that system. Both Plextors are good choices.

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