If you've been looking for a low cost, secondary storage drive for your data and games, TeamGroup's EX2 Elite SSD is a great deal. It packs 1TB of storage inside a 2.5-inch case. This SATA III internal SSD is currently available for an impressively low rate of just $.08 cents per GB, a total of $79.
TeamGroup EX2 Elite 1TB SSD: was $92, now $79 @Amazon
Amazon Prime members can get their hands on this deal for the price of $79 (before taxes). This SSD is up to four times faster than standard HDDs. With an SSD, you can expect faster loading times, boot times and even shut down times than a hard drive.
The EX2 Elite SSD has a read speed as high as 550 MB/s and a write speed up to 520 MB/s. TeamGroup offers the EX2 elite in both 512 GB and 1 TB sizes.
If you're looking for an ideal drive to boot your desktop from, consider pairing this with one of the NVMe drives from our list of the best SSDs. However, if you are upgrading a laptop that only takes SATA drives, this is a very affordable choice, Because of its size, it has a lower power consumption rate compared to traditional HDDs. This particular model measures in at 3.94" x 2.75" x 0.28".
If you want to check out this deal in detail, visit the EX2 Elite product page (opens in new tab) on Amazon. You will need to be a Prime member to receive the discount.
You could have 3TB of SATA SSD for 120 dollars instead of paying 120 for a 1TB NVMe. If this was true I'd take the 3TB SSD any day of the week and there isn't even a down side. Loading times are almost identical.
older systems can't use NVME.
sata ssd are only way to get fast storage.
And again in 2-3 years you will see another 30-40% down.
Sata M.2 is the way to go as its cheap & small (which promotes even cheaper components).
so they will go probably ~50% down in next 2 years, and 2.5 sata will become legacy "premium" option.
just like ddr3 is right now.
IOPS is four times the speed in NVME ,and it is more fater than 2 seconds when you access thousands of tiny files .
Also , true if you want more storage it should be cheap SSD not mechanical HDD ...
Well it has to stop at one time , do you see IDE drives around today ?
Further, the diff between 3.0 and 4.0.
Not benchmark numbers....actual user facing difference.
1- Backuping , Higher IOPS helps alot in total time to backup your data ... reading tens of thousands tiny files .. here NVME is four times faster ...
2- Making image files or also alot faster ...
3- indexing and file search , and search within files .. like four times faster as well
4- Showing icons of files in folders , alot faster if there are hundreds of files.
5- Booting systems does not feel much faster ...
6- Updating systems feels alot faster when you calculate restarting many times and installing updates.
7- Games loading .. well depends on the game .. but not more than 4 seconds per level.
But between PCIE 3.0 and 4.0 there is not much difference because the random reading and writing files will never saturate PCIe 3.0 anyways ....
I couldn't find a reason that you would need a SATA drive to be that cheap in order to justify it.