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  1. Posts : 31
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    @bobkn - I agree. I put in my complete model # on acers page and it stated that the ssd interface was a sata/600. At the end of the day even if the interface is a higher speed it will work for me. Thank you.
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  2. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    Benchmarks are one thing. Real world performance is different. In your laptop, I doubt that you would see much real world difference between a SATA III SSD and an NVMe SSD.
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  3. MisterEd's Avatar
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    The manufacturers like to emphasize the sequential read/write speeds which for NVME SSDs are a lot larger than those for SATA SSDs. The Random read/write speeds of NVME SSDs is still larger that SATA SSDs but the difference is a lot less.
    Real use speeds are probably closer to Random ones so for the average user they probably won't see as big a difference as the numbers indicate.

    In any case even a SATA SSD is much faster than a hard drive. I found that out when I replaced a 3.5-inch 7200rpm hard drive with a 2.5-inch SATA SSD. The increase in performance was amazing.

    Here is a speed comparison between a M.2 SATA SSD and an M.2 NVME SSD.
    SEQ = sequential test; RND =random test

    ADATA SU800 M.2 SATA SSD (1TB)
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    XPG SX8200 Pro M.2 NVMe SSD (2TB)
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    Practice vs. theory (and marketing). Thanks for the info...
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  5. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    And yes, a SATA SSD will run circles around a spinning HDD, especially when using it for operations and not just large file (like movie) storage.
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