Originally Posted by shilka
The only M.2 slot i have is under the PCI-E slot i have the GPU in so its getting zero air flow and the GPU might be heating it up as well
I did find a PCI-E card with an NVME M.2 slot on it so maybe thats a good idea?
It definitely does heat it up.
You can get those PCIe x4 to M.2 cards fairly cheap, it's just a piece of PCB with connector and a filtering capacitor, there is no magic there. But it will eat your PCIe lanes, which is fine on x99 I guess but not on lower Intel platforms that only have 16 lanes for GPU and nothing more to spare so on those one would have to run 8+4+4 mode.
Or get a small heatsink for it.
Kingston A2000: SM2263XT/SM2263 or Phison low cost controllers hence the low speeds, they are flexible in what they may use. These are not great and are also used on the 660p/P1 while those may actually be cheaper and offer similar performance.
The E12 drives are around 120 EUR. You only have to look through shops to find them. They are not the best but likely best value and you still get 1GB/s even for long writes. The SM2262EN Adata SX8200 pro HP EX950 etc. may not be bad either although some people did have trouble with some here, reviews for them are OK but they do cost often more than E12 which makes them undesirable in comparison.
There are reviews of SM2263XT drives, they are dramless though, no idea if A2000 is dramless too, dramless is undesirable from a performance perspective.