- Aug 25, 2001
I have mixed feelings about this. Crucial coming out with a "Premium" PCI-E 3.0 NVMe SSD, to compete with Samsung, whereas Samsung, and already a number of other vendors, like Sabrent, are pushing PCI-E 4.0 SSDs that are faster, AND cheaper.
Sure, maybe there are some die-hard "I only trust Crucial" customers out there, but given that most SSDs are nearly a commodity at this point, I wonder how well this new lineup will do.
To say nothing of competing with cut-rate HP EX920 and EX950 drives, that are of similar performance levels.
Edit: I believe that they state in the specs, support for "full hardware encryption". Maybe these will be found in up-scale business-class laptops / notebooks? I have no idea if the HP EX920 / EX950 or Samsung EVO 970 / EVO Plus 970 support "Full hardware encryption".