NVMe being expensive is the fastest storage that you can get in the market right now. Where the new interface even beats the older SATA SSD drives. So if you are looking for something with a lot more horse power NVMe is the way to go.
There aren’t a lot of companies to choose from when it comes to buying an NVMe SSD. The only two good companies that I know of are Samsung and Corsair. But now a third company would also be joining in named Transcend. Where the company just announced their first addition known as Transcend MTE850 NVMe SSD.
Transcend MIE850 NVMe SSD uses a Micron 3D MLC NAMD flash memory that is combined with a dual core controller from Silicon Motion named SM2260. Where according to Tom’s Hardware the combination of two does not provide a consistent performance. But Transcend tries to eliminate that by using a writing technique called ‘’Direct-To-Die’’. Which should achieve a constant performance on the Transcend MTE850 NVMe SSD.
With the help of Transcend new writing technique the MTE850 NVMe SSD can maintain a read and write speed of 2.5GB and 1.1GB respectively. Transcend MTE850 NVMe SSD would also be the first from the company to utilize a PCIe 3.0X4 interface. That would provide random write at 110K IPS and a random read at 270K IOPS.
Keeping all that in mind the Transcend MTE850 NVMe SSD also comes in at an affordable price. Where the 128GB, 256GB and 512GB variants would cost you $95, $160 and $300 respectively. While Transcend will also provide a management utility with it named Scope.
Aside from that Intel also announced their new storage solution named Intel Optane. That is much faster than NVMe drives. But for now is way expensive for its consumer to buy. Unless you want to go for the 16GB or 32GB variant.