A sata would be fine.. Something like the samsung 850 EVO if you can afford it would be an excellent choice.
yep but i think i might go for the Intel 750 series
Yea if you're looking for the best SSD performance possible as a system/software drive, an NVME PCIE drive is the way to go. The logical options right now are the Samsung 950 Pro and Intel 750. Both really nice drives. The 950 Pro is in M.2 form factor, but can be adapted to a standard PCIE slot with an M.2 to PCIE-4X adapter card for like $20.
Yep Intel 750 is a Great choice so Im going with it
TBH, basically any modern drive except maybe the trion100 and bx200 are nearly indistinguishable as far as load times go. Interestingly, the Intel 750 actually did bad at boot times in that test...
SOLVED Im going with Samsung 950 Pro did some Research and Its great
Good choice dude!!
Isn't PCIe faster?
Interface vs form factor. Can't be compared that way.
Modern M.2 connections on a motherboard provide mSATA, USB3, and PCIE 4X3.0 connectivity.
The interface is used depends on the M.2 device.
The all knowing Allan_M_Systems speaks! What is the faster interface available today?
PCIE is the best interface to use (near 4GB/s in a 4X 3.0 connection), but then, in order to take advantage of the speed/latency afforded by that interface, we really have to make sure to use a better protocol. There are plenty of PCIE interface SSD's out there that are still AHCI protocol. AHCI is a significant bottleneck for SSD's. The NVME protocol, used by the latest generation of PCIE SSD's (like the sammy 950 pro and intel 750) combined with more powerful SSD controllers is the key to actually making use of the faster interface.
So go PCIE, good to know. Do they drives have to use a full size PCIe slot or can they use the shorter one?
Yup, PCIe is faster... but it comes at a premium price. Bare minimum 2x the price of the SATA3 models in the same M.2 form-factor.
M.2 is a form factor, not an interface. There is no inherent advantage to the form factor in and of itself for performance.