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Questions about SATA SSDs VS M.2.

bigpak
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Hello, I was looking at some SSD's and I noticed the price has changed significantly since I bought my SSD. I was looking at M.2 SSD's and I saw the Samsung 970 EVO 2TB, What exactly are the differences between a SATA SSD, and an NVME PCIE ssd? I understand that the sata connection effectively bottlenecks how fast an SSD can run, and that PCIE is a lot faster. Will I see a large increase in how fast I can move/copy files? What will be noticeable if I were to upgrade.

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speed and less cables. I generally don't see that much difference between a 860 evo or 970 evo in daily workloads exept for moving files. I personally like to keep it on sata

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9 minutes ago, bigpak said:

I understand that the sata connection effectively bottlenecks how fast an SSD can run, and that PCIE is a lot faster.

Yes, that's true.

9 minutes ago, bigpak said:

Will I see a large increase in how fast I can move/copy files?

If you move large files to and from your SSD often, or you're using the SSD as a scratch disk for video editing or as a cache, then get a PCIe SSD.

9 minutes ago, bigpak said:

What will be noticeable if I were to upgrade.

Depends on your workload(s).

 

TL;DR: Get a PCIe SSD if you use it as a scratch disk or something, get a SATA SSD if you're a more of a "mainstream" consumer. 

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