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Ultimate Geek

#268226 6-Mar-2020 14:09
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I've got a Prime B450-Plus motherboard, with an M2 SSD 240GB installed. Using Windows 10.


As I'm running out of disk space I want to add another drive. However, my motherboard only seems to have one M2 slot. It does support PCIe drives, but I can't seem to find them anywhere in NZ? So that leaves me to only SATA?


Also, I would like to make my C-Drive a striped volume, but that doesn't seem to be supported for boot drives? So that would leave me with an additional volume?

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Master Geek

  #2433663 6-Mar-2020 14:14
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It's not easily possible (maybe with dynamic disks, but they are a pain) but you can easily move your documents / pictures, other folders to the second drive.


Or can do mount points as well.

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Ultimate Geek

  #2433747 6-Mar-2020 14:28
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Thanks @engedib. Ah yeah mount points would be great, I could e.g. mount C:\Users to my new drive, right?


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Master Geek

  #2433750 6-Mar-2020 14:28
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There is no good reason to stripe an SSD it's better not to.


Your options are either buy a bigger m.2 drive to replace your existing one, or buy an additional SATA drive for storage.


For file storage a regular hard drive is the most cost effective solution and still perfomrs well enough, if you want to install programs on a second drive and are worried about launch times etc then get a SATA SSD.




In real world terms the differenence between using a fast M.2 SSD and a slower SATA SSD is not that noticeable under most circumstances.

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  #2433760 6-Mar-2020 14:54
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This covers your issue exactly. Basically, outside of artificial benchmarks, it's pretty impossible to tell the difference.

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Ultimate Geek

  #2433858 6-Mar-2020 15:38
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Okay, another SATA SSD it is :) Thanks!

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