Are There ANY Good Reasons To Buy SATA SSDs? (Shouldn’t Everyone Just Buy NVMe M.2 SSDs?!)

YouTube thumbnail of me holding up NVMe and SATA SSDs with the text No Real Benefit about the NVMe M2 SSD

I loved buying my first NVMe M.2 SSD, because it was so much faster (than my old SATA SSD) – plus it required zero cables. NVMe drives just seem better all round. So why are some people STILL buying SATA SSDs? Well there are a few reasons for this, for example not all motherboards have … Read more

Always Cool Your M.2 NVMe SSD – Aftermarket Coolers Are Easy To Install

Me showing the two parts of an aftermarket M2 NVMe SSD cooler

If you have a “bare” M.2 NVMe SSD (i.e. one without any heatsink or cooling), then you might want to reconsider this. That’s because recent generations of NVMe drives can run HOT – and this can cause problems for your PC in the long run. Thankfully third party “aftermarket” heatsinks are cheap to buy, and … Read more

Why M.2 Drives Are ‘Single’ or ‘Double’ Sided (& Why It Matters)

Me pointing at a single sided M.2 NVMe SSD with the text NOT a thicc boi

There’s always a new type of storage on the horizon. One of the most recent changes has been the addition of double-sided M.2 SSDs. These drives have been raising questions about features and compatibility that we’re going to take a closer look at. M.2 drives can be single-sided or double-sided based on how many chips … Read more

M.2 Slot Under The GPU (Graphics Card): What To Be Aware Of

Installing an M.2 NVMe SSD in my Asus motherboard

Part of building a new PC is chasing the highest possible specs. However, with great performance comes great responsibility. The quest for high stats can cause serious heating issues inside your PC. Today’s high-end SSDs and GPUs get packed in tightly on a performance motherboard. This is a recipe for overheating and the risk of … Read more

Should I Use The M.2 Heatsink With My Mobo (Or A Separate One?)

A motherboard with bare M.2 slot and also a separate M.2 heatsink cover

M.2 storage drives offer you the best performance, but they also generate some of the highest temperatures on your motherboard. More motherboard manufacturers are shipping with M.2 heatsinks, but are they worth it? The M.2 heatsink that comes with your motherboard is a great option if you’re looking to save money and ensure that all of … Read more

Does The M.2 Brand Matter? (Should You Just Buy ANY SSD?!)

Someone holding an M.2 SSD Samsung 970 Pro drive

M.2 NVMe drives are getting more popular than ever and this means more brands are entering the market. We’ve got tried and true brands and budget newcomes all selling M.2 NVMe drives with equal stats, but is a name brand really better? The brand of your M.2 drives matters most when it comes to build … Read more