SATA has been around for a while now - we first saw it hit the scene in 2003 - and since then, SATA has basically gotten faster as the drives themselves has gotten faster. It started at 150 megabytes per second, and has since reached 600 megabytes per second.
But for years now, SSDs have been available that can completely saturate a SATA 3 connection when transferring data.
How is it truly the best way to connect a SSD storage device to your gaming laptop anymore?
YES!PCI Express is answer.It is a general-purpose connection and already being used for super-quick links to just about anything, graphics cards and storage!
Latest PCIe 3.0 can hit nearly 1 gigabyte per second on a single lane!Now a PCIe Gen3 X4 bandwidth utilizing NVMe technology on single M.2 SSD is lanch and can reach absolutely insane speeds.
MSI is the first in the gaming market to launch gaming notebooks of Intel’s latest 6th generation Intel Core i7 Skylake processors for hardcore gamers.
MSI has not only introduced enhanced MSI exclusive technologies, but also launched several powerful and cool new gaming features on new gaming notebooks to fully unleash the revolutionary computing power of this new Intel skylake architecture platform.
Apparently the new GS/GP/GL Series(Mobile Intel HM170 Chipset ) come with 1 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen3 X4 / SATA-SSD Combo Storage Solution, users can get to choose to opt for either an NVME-based M.2 SSD(2280 sizes of M.2 module), or a SATA-based M.2 SSD.
Pic.1 New GS/GP/GL Series come with 1 x NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen3 X4 / SATA-SSD Combo slot
If you have a PCIe Gen3 X4 bandwidth utilizing NVMe technology on single M.2 SSD, this kind of fast access to system storage can do all kinds of things - improve loading time for programs, decrease boot time, increase overall system responsiveness, enable smoother previewing of very I/O heavy content in real time and much more.
Pic.2 Latest NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen3 X4
Pic.3 Plextor M8Pe With Marvell Eldora Coming Soon. The M8Pe features a 4x PCIe 3.0 connection and the insanely fast NVMe protocol.
Because of SATA-based M.2 SSD commodity prices relatively cheap, so you just use it still has greater Storage performance, almost instantaneous data access, quicker boot ups, faster file transfers, faster load games and an overall snappier computing experience than hard drives.
Pic.4 Latest NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen3 X4
Get in the game before everyone else with the latest PCI-E Gen 3.0 x4 bandwidth utilizing NVMe technology on single M.2 SSD. Harness the full performance potential of the Gen 3.0 SSD through the optimization of the hardware and software outputting extreme read speeds up to 2200MB/s, 5x faster than SATA3 SSD’s.
Whether NVMe M.2 SSD by PCIe Gen3 X4 SSD or SATA-based M.2 SSD will give you a noticeable performance boost over a mechanical hard drive.