|There Are Three Current Types Of Storage Drives
M.2 NVMe PCIe Type SSD (Solid State Drive) - M.2 is the newest and fastest connector type and is physically on the surface of new motherboards. These drives look like a shorter version of a memory module.
- M.2 NVMe / PCIe SSD - The most expensive & fastest for the ultimate performance machine (up to 3500 mb/sec continuous read speed)
- SATA3 SSD - The most popular current drive type & a very good price to performance balance. A huge jump from mechanical drives (up to 560 mb/sec continuous read speed)
- SATA3 Traditional / Mechanical Drive - The lowest cost drive type. Can still be used as the only drive in the system, but for best performance you should also have some type of SSD drive in the system for the operating system and applications. (short bursts of information are faster, but continuous read speeds on mechanical drive are approx 50 mb/sec)
We sell the newest and fastest type M.2 drives, PCIe NVMe. These drives become part of the native PCIe bus on the system and have a maximum continuous throughput of up to 3500 mb/sec (Approx 5 times as fast as normal SATA3 type SSD). For the ultimate and most modern performance system these drives should be used for at least the operating system and application software, but they can be used alone or in any combination with other drives (SSD and / or mechanical). Windows 10 is required for NVMe drives.
You can use any combination of the three drive types in your system.