In the recent years, SSD has already become 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 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. The 960 PRO is a flagship-level M.2 SSD product that Samsung releases. The Samsung 960 PRO SSD enables you to store up to 2TB and its capacity is 512GB. The 960 Pro 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 Samsung 960 PRO 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. The Samsung 960 PRO is currently the M.2 SSD product with the most powerful performance. At present, the Samsung 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 Samsung 960 PRO’s price is expensive, you can consider choosing the Samsung PM961. The Samsung PM961 SSD has the capacity of 256GB which can be expanded up to 512GB. The Samsung PM961 SSD’ 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. We have to admit that the Samsung PM961 also has good performance. The Samsung PM961 SSD’s biggest advantage is its high cost performance. The PM961 256GB version is priced around CNY600 (approximately $91), and its 512GB version is priced around CNY 1000 approximately $152). But since the Samsung PM961 belongs to OEM product, it doesn’t have official quality guarantee.
The Intel 760P is the high-performance SSD with high cost performance that Intel has released towards mainstream market. The Intel 760P 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 Intel 760P 256GB version’s price is less than $106. In the meantime, the Intel 760P has 5-year warranty from Intel official party.