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M2 is a form factor. There are both SATA M2 and NVMe M2 drives. For instance there is an M2 version of the 860 Evo. It uses the same NAND and same controller as the 2.5" SATA 860 Evo and is the same speed. It's NVMe drives that are faster.

The cheap ( sub $100 1TB ) NVMe drives like the Intel 600P are NVMe and faster than a SATA drive in almost every instance but they aren't the equal of a faster NVMe drive like the 970 Evo. There are situations where you can throttle the cheaper NVMe drives where with the higher end drives you wouldn't even notice. Again though even when they throttle they're faster than SATA drives.

Another thing you pay for with Samsung drives ( not the QVO ) is write endurance. The Samsung drives both Evo and Pro series have more write endurance than any other SSDs I'm aware of.

Now the real question. Is NVMe worth it over SATA? The answer is, it depends. You will see a slightly more snappy system and quicker load times in most things but going from a SATA SSD to the fastest NVMe drive is a smallish upgrade in noticeable performance compared to the hugely noticeable upgrade of moving from an old platter HDD to an SSD.

That didn't start as a dissertation. Hope it helped. lol
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As fast as the prices are dropping on SSDs, these should be free by Christmas.
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As fast as the prices are dropping on SSDs, these should be free by Christmas.
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I'm building a esxi server. Do you recommend this type of SSD for storing VMs?
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Hmm, should have waited a bit and hope that Amazon matches the price for the Samsung T5 and use my 20% discover/amex discount.
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Why not the ,1tb Evo, hope I get it at bb on bf
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Just an FYI, Amazon has these for $89.99. I was hoping to see better SSD sales for Black Friday but we'll see.
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I believe amazon has the same internal 1TB SSD for $89:
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Cancelled the one I ordered from amazon this morning, just for the $2 less and 2 day shipping (I don't have prime). Thanks!
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Why not the ,1tb Evo, hope I get it at bb on bf
Great .. just bought 1TB EVO at Walmart for 109.99 and posted the deal. Not sure how to link it here using a cellphone
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Thoughts on these vs m.2 SSDs that we're seeing 1TB for $90?
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How does this compare to the adata su760 1tb?
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Thoughts on these vs m.2 SSDs that we're seeing 1TB for $90?
M2 is a form factor. There are both SATA M2 and NVMe M2 drives. For instance there is an M2 version of the 860 Evo. It uses the same NAND and same controller as the 2.5" SATA 860 Evo and is the same speed. It's NVMe drives that are faster.

The cheap ( sub $100 1TB ) NVMe drives like the Intel 600P are NVMe and faster than a SATA drive in almost every instance but they aren't the equal of a faster NVMe drive like the 970 Evo. There are situations where you can throttle the cheaper NVMe drives where with the higher end drives you wouldn't even notice. Again though even when they throttle they're faster than SATA drives.

Another thing you pay for with Samsung drives ( not the QVO ) is write endurance. The Samsung drives both Evo and Pro series have more write endurance than any other SSDs I'm aware of.

Now the real question. Is NVMe worth it over SATA? The answer is, it depends. You will see a slightly more snappy system and quicker load times in most things but going from a SATA SSD to the fastest NVMe drive is a smallish upgrade in noticeable performance compared to the hugely noticeable upgrade of moving from an old platter HDD to an SSD.

That didn't start as a dissertation. Hope it helped. lol
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Is SATA SSD better than NVMe SSD for adding to an HDD RAID 0?
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I'm building a esxi server. Do you recommend this type of SSD for storing VMs?
Should be fine. Always have a backup somewhere else in case the drive randomly dies.
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