Samsung 980 Pro M.2 NVMe SSD – Debut Reviews

The highly-anticipated drive was tucked away in a display case in Samsung’s massive booth on the show floor, but other than the branding, some early expected performance data, and the fact that drive had a native PCIe 4.0 interface, details were scant. All that changes today, though. We’ve gotten our hands on a couple of shiny, new Samsung SSD 980 Pro drives – in 250GB and 1TB flavors – and are finally able to give you the full scoop…

Read more @ Hot Hardware, TweakTown (1TB), Guru3D, TweakTown (250GB), PC Perspective, AnandTech, Tom’s Hardware

Lexar NM700 M.2 NVMe SSD

Well Lexar is back with their new NM700, which offers faster speeds than the NM610 and they have slapped the “Professional” branding on it.  This drive is based on the Marvell 88SS1092 8-channel controller with 3D TLC NAND.  The 1TB version of the drive that we are taking a look at today offers sequential read and write speeds of 3500 MB/s and 2000 MB/s.

Read more @ ThinkComputers


It’s clear from the charts that the Exceria M.2 NVMe 1TB SSD by KIOXIA performs significantly better than advertised (largely thanks to its Pseudo SLC cache) and by that, I mean up to roughly 3100MB/s in read and 1700MB/s in write (according always to ATTO – with AIDA64 not far behind). Yes, this performance may not last as long as it would with other higher-end models (as evident in our SNIA charts) but still these are very good numbers, for an entry-level M.2 NVMe drive that is (I’ll do my best to also get the Plus version here for a comparison).

Read more @ NikKTech

TeamGroup Cardea Ceramic C440 PCIe 4.0 NVMe

In the past half-year or so you’ll have seen a few PCIe Gen 4.0 related announcements. Of course, the dazzling numbers from SSDs at that speed do impress. Teamgroup released the Cardea Ceramic C440 at roughly 20 Cents per GB, and you can purchase it in a 1TB and 2TB model, the C440 units will be available at 199 USD for the 1TB version. 

Read more @ Guru3D