[conspire] Taxonomy of SSD sticks for M.2 sockets

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue May 25 12:52:58 PDT 2021

Important additional note.  For example, a different poster cited where,
for $64.99 (same limited sale duration and terms), which is only
trivially more given the performance difference, you can get a WDC drive
of the same capacity that is NVMe-type instead of low-end SATA.

I note that the above NVMe-type WDC stick still relies on the same,
limited-life 3D TLC NAND storage chips, which personally I would avoid.

NVMe is kind-of an elaboration on PCIe for connecting SSDs.
Note that the motherboard's M.2 socket must be NVMe-compatible.
In that sense, the alternative of SATA 3.0 (aka SATA III) is the least
common denominator.

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Subject: Re: [Golugtech] 500 GB Western Digital M2-2280 is $54.99
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Quoting Matthew Jenkins (matthew at jenkins.family):

> If at all possible try to get drives that use the NVME protocol.  It
> isn't limited by your sata bus, just your CPU and pcie lanes and gets
> the benefit of a very long command queue.

What you said.  I meant to include that, so thanks.

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