- 62 points
- 35 months ago
from completed build Gamer Dad Amd Ascension
10 second boot time from power button to login. I found this very affordable for the boot drive and some choice games. There were no additional drivers, so this was really plug and play.
- 45 points
- 23 months ago
from completed build Rainbow Zebra (First real build)
Very fast, no issues.
- 42 points
- 26 months ago
from completed build Threadripper 1950x Workstation <$2000
I really like this direction in storage, it's very convenient. At first I thought it would be excessive to get one, but this is pretty much the same price for a SATA SSD.
Not having to run a power and SATA cable is really refreshing and makes the whole building process that much more enjoyable. The transfer speeds are kind of incomprehensible, overkill for most needs so the speed almost becomes irrelevant. I guess an M.2 SATA would have done just as well for a little cheaper and probably wouldn't notice the difference.
- 33 points
- 22 months ago
from completed build Back at it again with the ITX
Old faithful from multiple builds. Need to add another bit it works!
- 30 points
- 25 months ago
from completed build Velocitous Floating-point Digitator
The reviews of this drive weren't super enthusiastic about its speed, but I think this drive is awesome, even compared to my previous Kingston SSDs. It took all of 30 seconds for Windows 10 to install, and booting completes in a flash after the UEFI screen. Given it's price, this was an excellent choice.
- 27 points
- 32 months ago
from completed build Ghost
This is probably the best value for an NVMe SSD that one could purchase. Its price-to-size ratio is quite good, and unless you're constantly transferring massive files, you won't notice or miss the extra speed from faster, more expensive drives.
- 20 points
- 31 months ago
from completed build Snow Strider, a PUBG Special
Almost par with my HyperX Predator synthetically. Very nice little drive and other than boot loop on old BIOS, very stable. Also great price to performance
- 19 points
- 22 months ago
from completed build Games Design Student / Gaming-Streaming PC
Storage devices have come a long way over the years, and M.2 drives are an amazing innovation. The fact that a 256GB drive can be so small now is astonishing, and the read/write speeds of this particular drive are amazing compared to the Samsung 840 SSD I was previously using as my boot drive. Even with the heatsink, the drive can get a little hot, more so than the SATA SSD and HDD drives, though nothing too extreme and after researching online the temperatures are not abnormal.