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PC Gamer Hardware Awards: What is the best SSD of 2020?

PC Gamer Hardware Awards: What is the best SSD of 2020?

Storage has seen a healthy shift over the last 12 months. The fastest storage around is no longer the sole remit of the incredibly well-heeled, and in fact prices across the board are in a much better shape for gamers than they were at the start of the year. You can pick up 1TB SSDs without having to sell your PC to do so. M.2 NVMe drives have seen the biggest price drops, and we can’t see any reason why you wouldn’t want one of these superfast drives in your gaming machine. 

We’ve seen a major shakeup of the PCIe 4.0 storage space too, with the likes of Addlink and Sabrent coming out swinging with well thought out drives at great prices with serious performance. The fact you can hit 5GB/s with these next-gen drives on current AMD CPUs (and Intel’s next chips) makes them a boon for anyone with a lot of files to throw around. They aren’t bad for gaming either, although we have high hopes as we go into 2021 around Microsoft’s DirectStorage and unleashing the full potential of these drives in our games going forward.

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