Originally Posted by AlphaC
I think you're missing ADATA's XPG SX8200 Pro, it's basically a cheaper Samsung 970 Evo even if it's using Silicon Motion SM2262
and Micron 64L 3D TLC.
Not really, personally I did not like that drive from reviews and it's not a Phison controller it's SM2262EN, SM2262 is even worse. + Micron memory chips. It tends to have similar results to 660p/P1 at times, it's full performance is poor in comparisons and overall it seems slower than E12 + Toshiba, not always but not rarely either.
It's not much more expensive than the E12 + Toshiba but it is. +24% locally. It does not perform +24% better if at all. Supposedly 1TB max where as the E12 + Toshiba do exists in 2TB as well. The HP EX950 costs even more (and has 2TB). Durability... probably speculation on all drives but that's something the E12 + Toshiba loves to market as high with 1.6-1.7 PBW.
The SM2262EN drives aren't probably awful but are worse value in most cases.
The performance difference between SATA and even PCIe4.0x4 aka 10x difference... good luck to humans noticing that in regular use, games etc. It's more important when one moves, copies files frequently in large quantities, such as videos, huge ISOs, VMs, or runs servers.
Still why buy old SATA if one can use M.2 with faster speed for right now close to identical price.
Given they may be very similar in performance and reliability, simply get the cheaper one.