Yeah, in a way I would like to try it out, and test it to compare see which is the best, just for curiosity.
Well thanks for the suggestions.
That link is for the Intel 600p series M.2 drives, just found out about these, I think that came out in early September.
They are not as fast as the one I have, the Samsung 950 PRO; 2200 MB/s vs 1750 MB/s read speed.
But you can grab a 256 GB for almost half the price of the 950 Pro.
Thanks a lot for this information. That one seems to be really good one with enough space for OS and basic programs. Compare to a regular ssd that one is way faster, and is like 25%-30% slower than the Samsung 950 PRO (using those number) for half the price. I may upgrade sooner than expected. (ahh the temptation is real here now).
I'll be checking it out, see if I can find reviews to check that everything seems good. (the reviews are positive so far.)
Yeah, 50% price for only a 25-30% reduction in performance is favorable.
If I build a HTPC for the living room I think I will pick up one.
That's is great. Hey while I was looking around the M.2 SSD I found this 256GB Toshiba OCZ RD400 for $150 which seems to be really good. Look at HardwareCanucks review video. base on the Read Speed of 2600 MB/s it sounds really good. Is like $50-$60 more than the Intel 600p but $20-$30 cheaper than the 950 pro.
At this point I'll be checking more reviews, and also how the pricing goes during some time, and also Sales. Black Friday and Cyber-Monday would be good time too look at them. But at the end I need to see how exactly Im going to use them as for Price per performance.
(Once start looking you end up finding other stuff that are good but price/performance it all get around. It gets fun when building a computer and looking for the right components)
Researching is part of the hobby/fun/required of building a good system, it is also needed to ensure you are buying something of value and is something you can use.
I looked over the drive, I think the OCZ drive looks good, the Sammie might be more advance on an underlying side, like features wise but I cannot confirm as OCZ does not list anything like Auto Garbage collect or TRIM Support. I also think the OCZ drive may be later gen, I know the 960's are coming out soon and if I recall they are more similar to this drive; hence why the OCZ seems so cra cra.
Personally, I do not think there will be a huge difference for most general users between any of the drives we have discussed. I bought an Intel one for a second M.2 drive for running virtual servers on my desktop, I was more concerned with budget as it will still be plenty fast for my purposes; but as a main boot drive, the OCZ seems like a solid option.
My only concern is, the OCZ does not specify what features the drive has in the same manner Sammie does, the Sammie drive has a higher rated endurance and the only HDD I have ever had fail on me was an iPod Classic drive from '07-'09 era and when I craked it open it was a Toshiba HDD.
I have an Asus Laptop that is almost ten years old (Core 2 Duo era) and still kicking but some people have issues with Asus products, so people's experiences with brands are anecdotal until there is enough evidence, so I look around at how reliable the OCZ SSD's have been and go from there, at least that is what I would do.