A solid state drive is a highly recommended purchase as it ensures a great performance boost of the system in terms of speed and responsiveness compared to HDD. An SSD of 240/256 GB capacity should be more than enough to install the operating system and most used applications, 512 GB / 1 TB are required for installing the most recent triple A video games.
NVME M.2 PCI-E drives as the Samsung 970, Sabrent or Crucial P5 are excellent choices whose performance goes beyond the limit of SATA 3. They are the best that the market has to offer for those who have no restrictions in their budget. PCI-Express 4.0 drives are currently supported only by most recent AMD and Intel chipsets.
We also have created a SSD performance chart where you can find, filter and sort the best solid state drives the market has to offer.