- 40 months ago
$187 for 480GB. According to tomshardware:
'It's awesome!' (paraphrased). It's generally faster than the Intel 600p and slightly higher in price. These are M.2 drives capable of using the PCIe 4x bus--unlike the M.2 drives that are still restricted to SATA3 performance (Samsung 850 EVO). Main problem: restricted supply.
For $170, the Intel 600p 512GB is priced competitively, but I'd pay an $17 for the BPX's higher performance during mixed and heavy workloads.
For $180, you've got the Crucial MX300 750GB. It delivers roughly 50% of the performance but offers more storage capacity.
If you didn't know any better, you'd be wasting your money on this. The Samsung 850 EVO 500GB saves you $10-27 while delivering about 75% of the performance. Run it under heavy or mixed workloads, and you get about 50% of the performance (similar to the OCZ Trion 150 and Crucial MX300's). Just compare the BPX charts to the 850's.