Please suggest a m.2 pcie SSD drive

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  1. jtravapd8578

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    my 15 has one 2.5 inch spot where I’m using my Samsung 512GB SSD drive . My laptop is coming with a 512GB pcie M.2 class 50 SSD.
    I have one empty m.2 spot. Can anyone recommend what siZe or brand or type I should get ? If I got a 512GB samebrand and kind. As the other m.2 can I raid O them? Would you raid O m.2 drives anyway? I’ve never used them before . If it’s not worth raid 0 the two of them i was gonna go big and get the Samsung 2TB m.2 sold at micro center.
    Any and all suggestions are appreciated.
     
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    Is money an issue? I would opt to go for a SATA m.2 drive. I'm saying this because I have a SATA m.2 as my 2nd drive and I can't notice any difference in performance in my normal day to day stuff or gaming. If you transfer a lot of files or do movie work then an M.2 SSD might make sense. People suggest the Samsung 960 Evo, but be aware that they can get very hot and overheat in these systems. Another reason to go for a SATA drive btw, they tend to get much less hot.
     
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    I was thinking about getting this one
    Samsung 970 Pro 1TB MLC NAND M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive
     
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    Wise choice.
     
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