What about endurance?
TLC is known for being cheaper than MLC, but also for lesser endurance. When evaluating cost and performance, that's something to take into account too.
Toshiba has claimed its new consumer NVMe SSD blasts the performance cobwebs off SATA SSDs. The RC100 is an M.2 card format SSD and was previewed at CES in January. Toshiba has positioned it as a budget drive and hopes it will spread NVMe adoption outwards from the enterprise market to the consumer one. Comparing it with …
Unless you are using it for data centre levels of writes then a non-issue these days. Techreport tested a Samsung 250GB 840 TLC drive and managed it managed 900 TB of writes before dying. In case you are wondering that would be almost 10 years of writing at 250GB per day.
Of course the drive could die on the first day so I am sure you are keeping backups right ?
I'm looking to replace one of my systems later this year and I am thinking this will make a great system disk.
What do I need to look for in my motherboard specs to make sure I can use things like this (and whatever their competitors are coming out with that are similar)?
By the way, this will be an AMD system (I like to help make sure Intel has some competition) and will run Linux. It will be a workstation class system.
We've been using them in £200 Intel NUC machines (eg), so they're very much not an expensive enterprise product.
That's why I'm glad they're introducing a 120GB model, because for a small desktop you only really need about 30GB of space (120GB models are still only £25).
Fast, but is it really worth it?
Looking at benchmarks, the current crop of NVME drives stand out - on the synthetic benchmarks at least.
On more representative tests, the performance as seen by the end user is nearly (not quite, but nearly) imperceptible to the end user from the performance of a Sata SSD. (this is when looking at applications, not the raw read/write).