Which NVME M.2 SSD Should You Choose? – SSD Buyer’s Guide 2017

It’s been a while since our last buyer’s guide, so it’s time to look at the best NVME M.2 drives you can buy!

Buy WD Black NVME SSD:
Canada: http://www.ncix.com/search/?qcatid=0&q=WD+Black+M.2
US: http://www.ncixus.com/search/?categoryid=0&q=WD+Black+M.2

Buy Samsung 960 Evo NVME SSD:
Canada: http://www.ncix.com/search/?qcatid=0&q=Samsung+960+M.2
US: http://www.ncixus.com/search/?categoryid=0&q=Samsung+960+M.2

Canada: http://www.ncix.com/search/?qcatid=0&q=adata+sx8000+m.2
US: http://www.ncixus.com/search/?categoryid=0&q=adata+sx8000+m.2

Buy Intel 600P NVME SSD:
Canada: http://www.ncix.com/search/?qcatid=0&q=intel+600p+m.2
US: http://www.ncixus.com/search/?categoryid=0&q=intel+600p+m.2

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Episode Credits:
Host: Jack Sui
Writer: Jack Sui
Editor: Barret Murdock


Ross Gribben says:

cool vid but ur teeth are hella yellow …


Just got my 960 evo 1tb m.2 and I have to say that it does not feel that much faster than my SSD honestly shoulda just got a SSD.

kael'thas sunstrider says:

wth are you kidding me I’m going with data. that thing costs more than my pc

Bridgeboy69 says:

Ummm, so which one should I choose? …

kael'thas sunstrider says:

we blue is a lot cheaper almost like sata ssd

Prosenjit Biswas says:

Review in 5 seconds
Buy the Samsung 960 EVO nVMe SSD
or the Samsung 960 Pro nVMe SSD, if you have money …
Performance of all others are not even closer (presently)…
[end of review]

ST MARK says:

Some motherboards like Asrock want you to push it in straight, not at an angle.

Roger Amdahl says:

Not a very good “byers guide”.

Keatononame says:

This guy has to have some Ghengis in him

Techposts Guides says:

I have a Dell 7560 (i7) which comes with Adata M.2 SSD. So it has an M.2 slot. I want to know if all or any SSD you discussed (EVO, Black, Intel or ADATA) are compatible with this system or the slot. And is there any way to find out?

Vlad Coltan says:

Hello, i have an HP pavilion gaming ak001nq laptop, is the Samsung 960 EVO SSD compatible ?

Omar Labrada says:

hello ncix, i have a samsung 960 pro ssd m2 nvme 1tb and my windows 10 64bit boot in 30secondes its normal ?
my motherboard is Asus x99 strix gaming

Jan winkelmann says:

Just one thing, the Samsung 960 Pro 1TB has 3.200 Write and 2.100 read spead, not 1.900. 🙂

Ross Malagarie says:

So the M.2, PCIe, NVME is the fastest type of SSD? HELP PLEASE!

Peter Gorman says:

I decided on the Plextor m8pe 1tb, it’s been listed in other places as decent bang for your buck but not quite as junky as the Intel 600p, plus it has a neat optional cooling sleeve if your motherboard doesn’t have a decent cooler on the dock itself.

XtremeConditions says:

HOLY CRAP. The Samsung 960 is outrageously fast. I mean yeah, you pay for that performance, but even talking about those speeds 10 years ago, let alone in such a capacity, would have had people laughing at you!

Nuckin' Futs says:

Why would you compare the Samsung in 1TB vs the others of smaller sizes? Are you trying to frighten people away from Samsung due to sticker shock? Did WD pay or compensate you in any way, shape or form in exchange for what appears to be a very biased recommendation?

Ripcord says:

m.2 is sexy.

Raven says:

i dont get this video, the capacities were all over the place.. it’s a shitty guide. Should have shown the 1tb or 512gb models of all four brands as it’s unfair to the others as 1tb nvmes are faster than 256/512, even from the same brand, then can’t judge prices when you’re comparing prices between 1tb samsung to a 256 whatever.

Superfly29rr says:

Just needed a graph! Trying to remember all the values and comparing them by price is difficult wgen it doesnt need to be, a simple graph shouldn’t take too long!

Soflo Antonio says:

4:35 if you wanna have little extra roblox death sounds…

Emanuele Solieri says:

Sorry, where have you installed the nvme?

Thang Luu says:

LOL, it blew my mind when I switch my HDD to Samsung 850EVO last year. Watching your video make me question my decision =))

Not, I will stick to my setup 😀

Fayçal Assaad says:

You recommended the slowest nvme drive available based on it’s specs?


Which SSD type and brand would you recommend for an Alienware 17 R4 laptop?

PLPlolol 1 says:

recently i killed my i7 4770k soo i thought i just buy an amd ryzen7 1800x + new mb and ram

then i saw it has a m.2 slot as soon as i started installing into my pc

soo the next day i just bought the first m.2 nvme ssd i could find
(dat samsung evo thing??? 250gb something)

no risk no fun bois

Karl L says:

While all the drives are fast-ish, the Samsung drives are about 3 times faster than the rest, and with current prices being about the same (or 10-15% more for Samsung), there is no doubt which should be recommended. I Initially did not read the reviews and thought all NVMe drives were more or less the same. When I received the WD Black drive and found write speeds barely any better than regular high-end SSD drives at 600 MB/s it was promptly returned and replaced with a Samsung 960 Evo. And once installed, I am seing real world write speeds of 1850 MB/s.

Marko Sd says:

You should have made some real life speed comparsions, windows boot times for example. These read and write speed numbers don’t tell me anything. Pointless review!

Alex Jones says:

So much filler…

Erik Nielsen says:

One thing you do not mention, what about can they boot on this new ssd ?
I have seen on youtube that not all ssd is driver for boot !?
but maybe that was in the past ?

Larry Grabb says:

Well many memory chips are made by Samsung so the only difference is the controller

Nubyrc says:

Dude did not tell you that Intel boards have NVME and AMD has the slower M.2

LycanHD Entertainment says:

I am watching this on my HTPC with a EVO 960 256GB inside


If I used a Thunderbolt cable from my computer (Alienware17 R4) to an external spinning HDD with a USB 3.0 connector to it, will I experience any change in speed?

Eli Peters says:

After 10+ years of Mac I’m back for PC sanity. TY for getting back up to speed – fellow OG

Melvin Rodriguez says:

Any tips for M.2 42 SSD? All of the SSDs mentioned in this video are 80mm

Rakesh Devan says:

Any one knows if iMac 2017 comes with M.2 slot?

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