Can they compete with Samsung?
Samsungs PCIE Nvme drives are cheap as chips. I would question whether anyone can compete with them atm as they are almost dumping them.
Western Digital (WD) has started to replace its SATA and SAS SSDs with faster NVMe drives. Both the 2.5-inch Ultrastar DC SN630 and M.2 2280 (single-sided) format CL SN720 use WD and Toshiba's 64-layer 3D NAND configured for TLC (3bits/cell) using PCIe v3 4-lane and NVMe v1.3 interfaces. WD is keen to say that it has produced …
When our home desktop screws up on me, too bad, but when it happens to my spouse, it's "get it fixed and I don't care what it takes!"
Well this time last year it took an i7-8700k w/a 500 Gig Samsung 970 EVO NVMe and 16 gigs of ram, and now my system boots from the BIOS splash screen to Windows in under 2 seconds. 5 minutes is o so 5 years ago ;)