Computex 2016 saw quite the number of new SSD announcements. For brevity, I’ll skip the 2.5″ SATA drives and focus on M.2, U.2, etc. since they’re the future of SFF storage from a performance and space-savings perspective.
Overall I’m really pleased with the plethora of upcoming M.2 drives in both budget-oriented AHCI and performance-focused NVMe flavors. 2.5″ SATA drives are bottle-necked in max speed by the SATA 3.0 interface and the form factor is unnecessarily large considering how small the PCBs inside has gotten in recent years due to shrinking manufacturing processes. M.2 drives can alleviate both those issues and they also eliminate the need for any cables to boot, it’s perfect for SFF builds.
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