Will I notice a real world performance hit using SSD over NVMe?

Discussion in 'SSDs & Data Storage' started by Rob94hawk, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. Rob94hawk

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    I think you mean NVMe and SATA, both are NAND SSDs (well, sata can be HDD).

    Most likely you will not see a difference since the primary performance gains from SSDs are the much faster access times rather than the raw throughput.
     
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    So if I were to use NVMe the only thing I would obtain is bragging rights. Got it. Thanks.


    Yes. Thank you for the correction.
     
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    Apparently an M.2 SSD such as this:

    https://www.newegg.com/intel-660p-series-1tb/p/N82E16820167462

    Is not supported on this laptop. Which I thought was weird because I thought these types of SSD's have their own controllers on the drive itself.

    But I'm sure there's more to it than that. Otherwise there would be no issue.
     
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    They do have their own controller, but the slot has to have the PCIe lanes to feed the controller. In this laptop, it looks like they only set up the slot for SATA devices, which the NVMe controller can't talk to.
     
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    Hence the 'e' in NVMe. Got it. Makes sense.
     
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    Just noticed that the M.2 is an NVMe slot. Is it compatible with an SATA III SSD?
     
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    Yes. You want m.2

    And no you will NOT be able to tell a difference in feel between m.2 sata and NVME. Benchmarks will show a slight difference, but even then we are talking fractions of a second on a 10 second scale.

    From another post of the same natural with benchmark data to backup the minimal difference

     
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    As long as you have plenty of RAM you won't even see the difference (except maybe at launch) between an SSD and a hard drive (PMR not SMR of course).
     
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    As much as I wanted it to be faster, I didn’t notice a change in “feel” or responsiveness across a Samsung 830, 850 Pro, Intel 480, Intel 730, or Intel 900p.

    Even when I went backwards from a 900p to a Intel S3520 (roughly equivalent to a 480) I didn’t notice anything.
     
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    It depends on one's definition of, real world. There are plenty of apps that can utilize the bandwidth for a massive performance increase. But for basic tasks like MS office, internet, random little things, and whatnot, no there's not much of a difference in that case.