[SOLVED] M.2 NVMe Speed differences

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I've decided to get an M.2 NVMe for my next build, but I was wondering if there would be a difference making it worth it to go for a 220€ 3500MB/s instead of an 1800MB/s one?

I have no idea what I would be using that PC for, only sure things being gaming and watching youtube at the same time. I am going to practice programming on that computer though, so would I benefit from a faster NVMe?
 
Mar 22, 2019
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I have that same Intel, installed as a secondary drive.
Yes, it is 'slower' than the 970.
However, significantly faster than a SATA III SSD.

For your use, it will be just fine, for 1/2 the price.
Thank you for the help. I have to ask though, do you know why Intel's NVMe is way cheaper than others? I saw 580MB/s NVMes that were 50€ pricier.
 

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Thank you for the help. I have to ask though, do you know why Intel's NVMe is way cheaper than others? I saw 580MB/s NVMes that were 50€ pricier.
Don't confuse NVMe with M.2
A drive advertised at 580MB/sec is almost certainly a SATA III drive. Even though it may be in the M.2 format.
M.2 is simply the connection type.

The Intel is cheap due to marketing, mostly.
 
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Don't confuse NVMe with M.2
A drive advertised at 580MB/sec is almost certainly a SATA III drive. Even though it may be in the M.2 format.
M.2 is simply the connection type.

The Intel is cheap due to marketing, mostly.
After I read that, I noticed that the 580MB/s was, in fact, a SATA III 860 EVO. Thanks for telling that because else I wouldn't probably have noticed in a long time.
 

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