M.2 Nvme is a type of computer storage that has been around for a few years but hasn’t until now been widely used due to cost.
Like tradition optical hard drives and newer SSD, M.2 Nvme drives can be used as your main hard drive, file storage or as your main working drive. Anyone who owns a MacPro 2013 will be more than aware of the benefits.
As the technology is different from traditional hard drives, most machines will require an adapter card if the NVMe is to be used within the machine, or an easier option is to use a special enclosure. The payoff for the expense are read and write speeds that far sparse tradition optical hard drives and SSD’s.
The increased transfer speeds offer multiple benefits from speeding up your computers operating system if used as your main hard drive, to enable faster video editing.
The potential performance boost offered by NVMe is huge especially if you edit video. The Lexar NM610 M.2 looks to offer these ultra-fast transfer speeds at a very reasonable price, but are they any good?