Bmock's NVMe SSD Recommendations
Bmockeg - Tech Specialist
Kingston has been around since 1987 and in the storage business since 1993. It currently has a pair of drives that have great performance and provide tremendous value.
The major difference between the two is the endurance, or terabytes written. The KC3000 is 1600 TBW while the FURY is 2000 TBW. Either of these are a great pickup if you catch them around that $200 mark, and mark my best price to performance at the high end models.
Not looking for high-end NVMe's? Don't worry, we have you covered.
For those of you looking for an average gaming system and something dependable that “just works”, there are a couple of major competitors.
This is not something that will affect gaming and load times in any way. People that would want to avoid these drives are those that move large multi-gigabyte files on a regular basis. These drives are some of the cheapest, while being dependable and efficient. The 512Gb models come in around $30, 1TB at around $52, and the 2TB at around $120.
And there you have it folks! A quick rundown of the top SSD's according to our wonderful Tech Specialist Bmock. As always, you can click the pictures or links that will take you the part to see pricing. We have a few more things for you here. Charts, charts, and charts.
The two charts directly below go over the Sequential Read and Sequential Write speeds measured at MB/s because, well, that's what you measure the speed at.
As you see, the Samsung 990 Pro tops the list in Sequential Read at 7450 MB/s while Kingston has two models coming in topping the Sequential Write at 7000 MB/s in the KC3000 and Fury RENEGADE.