In the recent years, SSD has already become an indispensable component for most computers. Although there is an increase in SSD’ price last year, players haven’t been frustrated and still pursue high performance. At present, the SSD product that represents high performance is the M.2 SSD which supports PCI-E NVMe. Players usually choose such SSD as a high-performance system disk or to expand laptop’s storage. Today, we will recommend three best M.2 SSD with NVMe products in the market.
Samsung 960 PRO
The Samsung 960 PRO is the SSD with the highest performance. It is a flagship-level M.2 SSD product that Samsung releases. The 960 PRO enables you to store up to 2TB and its capacity is 512GB. It boosts of a cutting-edge 48-layer Samsung V-NANA-based architecture that delivers next-generation performance in a compact M.2 form factor. The 512GB version’s sequential read speed reaches up to 3500MB/s and its sequential write speed reaches up to 2100MB/s. The SSD’s maximum 4K random read speed reaches 330K IOPS and its maximum 4K random write speed reaches 330K IOPS. At present, the 960 PRO 512GB version is priced around CNY 2399 (approximately $364).
The Samsung PM961 is the SSD with best cost performance. If you feel that the 960 PRO’s price is expensive, you can consider choosing the PM961. The SSD has the capacity of 256GB which can be expanded up to 512GB. Its sequential read speed reaches up to 2800MB/s and sequential write speed reaches up to 1400MB/s. The SSD’s maximum 4K random read speed reaches 330K IOPS and its maximum 4K random write speed reaches 150K IOPS. Its biggest advantage is its high-cost performance. The 256GB version is priced around CNY600 (approximately $91), and its 512GB version is priced around CNY 1000 approximately $152). But since the PM961 belongs to OEM product, it doesn’t have the official quality guarantee.
The Intel 760P is the high-performance SSD with the high-cost performance that Intel has released towards mainstream market. The 256GB version’s sequential read speed reaches up to 3210MB/s and its sequential write speed reaches up to 1315MB/s. The SSD’s maximum 4K random read speed reaches 205K IOPS and its maximum 4K random write speed reaches 265K IOPS. At present, the 256GB version’s price is less than $106. In the meantime, Intel has a 5-year warranty from Intel official party.