I would believe that factoring in the faster boot times would make those SSDs worthwhile. It says something when your 2.4ghz dual core laptop from 2011 with a SSD installed still beats your 3.7ghz quad core with a HDD as the boot drive when it comes to boot times. Soon that will no longer be the case. Final Fantasy XV for the PC recommends a SSD drive and that game runs in native 4K on the PC as opposed to 1080p on the consoles. That was pretty much the first warning to PC gamers when it came out to the PC last year. Open world games are only going to get bigger in the future and SSDs are going to soon be required as opposed to recommended. I was thinking the next gen consoles were going to SSDs but it seems like they are just going straight to M2. The confirmation of the PS5 is probably going to lead to a run on M2 drives. Yes that is the plan. If the mobo would accept the M2 drive, I would have gotten that instead especially one that would have three times the read speed of a SSD. HDDs would be good for storing photos, movies, phone backups, etc where the spinning disk will not be used as often. When it comes to gaming, that probably is a different story since the games accesses the storage drive more frequently plus bigger install files means more longer work for the storage drive. And speaking of the network being the limitations, I agree with you especially at work!