NVMe SSDs are all the rage in enthusiast circles, and it’s easy to see why. One NVMe SSD can deliver the performance of four to six SATA-based SSDs running in RAID. Until today, consumers wanting to go NVMe have been limited to just two choices; Intel’s 750 Series or Samsung’s 950 Pro. Both Samsung and Intel’s NVMe offerings leverage proprietary controllers and both deliver massive amounts of performance through four 8 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) PCIe Gen 3.0 lanes. Intel’s 750 Series SSDs are available in two form factors, AIC (Add-In-Card) or 2.5″ U.2 form factor. Samsung’s consumer NVMe SSDs are all M.2 form factor.
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