Another day, another review of an SSD drive. What we have today is a brand that is not officially available in the Malaysian market. That brand is Sabrent. Founded and launched in the great land of the USA, we got this drive via Amazon US so you know we paid a fortune for it (especially for shipping).
Today’s review is going to be straightforward. We have two SSDs with us – they’re from the PNY CS2140 series of SSDs and both of them are PCIe Gen 4×4 NVMe SSDs that are using the standard M.2 2280 size. We have two capacities with us today to review – the 500GB and 1TB variants. Both of them will perform differently because that’s the nature of how SSDs work.
In today’s digital day and age, I think everyone has a bunch of data they want to store in a personal, digital vault. But, we’ll also want to access it from anywhere in the world. The solution that many of us opted for is just the basic cloud storage. However, we’ve seen many cloud storage services switching their policies all of a sudden and causing massive headaches for everyone. Case in point – Google Photos no longer offering its free service. Even small-medium enterprises (SME) or businesses need a similar self-hosted cloud storage solution.
External SSDs are replacing external hard disks at a rapid pace. It’s smaller, lighter, yet more durable and resilient against bumps and drops. Plus, external SSDs are also much faster than hard disks. Yet external SSDs are also very affordable nowadays.
Review – Samsung 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD 250GB – Great example of why premium SSDs have their own market
Needless to say PCIe 3.0 SSD is basically ubiquitous thanks to the affordable price, transfer speed, and responsiveness that is more than enough for daily usage. With that in mind and plenty of choices and selections in the market, how does one justify the need for a PCIe 4.0 SSD – let alone the premium ones with their high price tag? Today, we’ll bring your attention to the Samsung 980 Pro PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD that we have here.