Date Joined: 09/08/16
Pros: Large capacity, MLC endurance, true NVMe speeds, and Toshiba's advanced warranty program can't be beat
Cons: Pricey compared to the Samsung 960 Evo that has better benchmarks, but at least this one is available.
Double sided SSD which may not work well in some laptop applications.
Overall Review: This drive was bought as a replacement for the 128GB PM851 M.2 SSD that came standard in my Asus GL702VM.
Installation was a breeze and I had no issues whatsoever doing a fresh install of Windows 10 Pro from a USB.
I am using the OCZ drivers as well as the SSD management software and haven't had any problems.
I wasn't sure if there would be a noticeable difference going from the SATA SSD to the NVMe but my system is much faster during startup, shutdown, and file transfers. I think a lot of it has to do with the small capacity SSD that was originally installed. If you already have a large capacity SATA SSD it might not be worth the cost but for me it was money well spent.
I was initially worried about heat management and thermal throttling in such a small thin laptop but so far the SSD hasn't gone above 60C during any file transfers or gaming I have thrown at it.
It was a little more than I initially wanted to pay but with the Nand memory shortage it's not like high end SSD pricing and availability are going to get any better any time soon.
Overall I am very happy with this purchase and would highly recommend this product to anyone with a system that can take advantage of the performance this drive can offer.