I'm curious what the purpose of these M.2 SSDs that just use the SATA protocol are. Why would anyone ever want one of these over a regular SATA drive, or a NVME m.2 SSD?
So the anti static wrist bands are just snake oil?Silly myth. For decades that fairy tale has been told, yet I've never had an issue and I always use heavily magnetized screwdrivers. I ain't fishing out no screw that falls in an area where I can't reach unless I turn the case upside down or on its side........NO! I'm getting my magnetized screwdriver, it pulls right out with the screw on the tip.
They are, but for the price? I guess they'll never be popular, $170 for 512GB drive is too expensive. I ordered the ASUS ROG USB 3.2 enclosure and I'll pair it with an MP510 960GB (from Corsair) and see if I get even faster R/W speeds. I got lots of reasons to purposely use SATAIII drives and in enclosures as well as spare drives in my PC.
I gotta separate important files and programs, photos and videos and pr0n.
BTW, a USB 3.1 Gen2 drive can do up to 950Mb/s R/W AND my SATAIII does 450MB/s, so fast enough. Although for the ASUS ROG enclosure I ordered, it's because I got no use for the NVMe 960GB in my PC (I got a 500GB coming), otherwise, it'd disable more SATA ports which I need.