But you should also be thinking about adding a high-performance M.2 solid-state drive (SSD), such as Western Digital's WD Black NVMe SSD ($399 for 1TB as tested), to serve as your primary boot ...Note: For disk performance testing, you'll want to bypass the system's page buffer. Set the parameter direct=1, to specify that measured performance is of the real physical disk. NVMe-based fio_plugin. The NVMe-based fio_plugin aims to evaluate the performance of SPDK-based physical NVMe Solid State Drives (SSD). Installation stepsThe AS SSD benchmark determines the performance of Solid State Drives (SSD). The tool contains six synthetic and three copy tests. NVMe vs Sata 3 SSD Performance Comparison in Performance & Maintenance. Today I got the Samsung 960 Pro 512Gb NVMe drive. Previously I was using the Samsung 850 Pro 512GB drive. The two screenshots below show the difference between Sata 3 based SSD and an NVMe one. 137879 137880 So for those of you who are...And finally, the host computer must have a very high-performance NVMe SSD installed. Because using anything slower would be a bottleneck for any data movements between it and the Plugable TB3 2TB.Tech — 950 Pro review: Samsung's first PCIe M.2 NVMe SSD is an absolute monster Samsung focuses on bleeding-edge performance instead of the budget SSD market.