I was thinking about upgrading the SSD in my laptop recently, currently it's a SM951 256GB. I am almost running out of space. I am considering upgrading to a 500GB M.2 drive. So I did some researching on the internet, but it only confuse me more that it help. There is so many bench mark and each one will have a different result from another. I normally play games with my computer and it's going to be my boot drive, I want some fast loading time. I will also do some light video editing from time to time. I don't really have a budget, but I don't want to spent more than $300 unless the cost can be justifies with performance gain. Which one should I get? Here is some that I am considering. I will include link to manufacture and review I saw. Most review out there is for top capacity model only, which on paper is faster that smaller models. How does the around 500 GB model compares?
Samsung 960 Pro 512GB
Link to manufacture: http://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/minisite/ssd/product/consumer/960pro.html
Samsung 950 Pro 512GB
Link to manufacture: http://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/minisite/ssd/product/consumer/950pro.html
There is the Corsair MP500 480GB
It has a theoretical better performance, but from review I have seen it is not quite as fast the those about in benchmarks and in real life. Some say it's just the driver, but I am not sure.
Link to manufacture: http://www.corsair.com/en/landing/mp500
Samsung 960 EVO 500GB
Link to manufacture: http://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/minisite/ssd/product/consumer/960evo.html
Plextor M8Pe 512GB
Link to manufacture: http://www.goplextor.com/Product/Detail/M8Pe(G)#/Features
OCZ RD400 512GB
Link to manufacture: https://ocz.com/us/ssd/rd400-ssd.html
Low end PCie and SATA
Intel 600p 512GB
Link to manufacture: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/solid-state-drives/solid-state-drives-600p-series.html
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB
Link to manufacture: http://www.samsung.com/us/computing/memory-storage/solid-state-drives/ssd-850-evo-m-2-500gb-mz-n5e500bw/
Crucial MX300 525GB
Link to manufacture: http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/storage-ssd-mx300
*review is for 2.5", I can find review for M.2, but it should be similar
Which one should I get or is there a better option out there? any help would be appreciated.