What is the different between SATA 3 vs NVMe?
- SATA 3 – An older protocol (can operate on IDE or AHCI)
- NVMe – A protocol that lets data be read and written via PCIe
- M.2 – Not a protocol but just a physical form factor (SATA M.2, NVMe M.2, etc…)
SATA 3 – Data cable and Power cable are needed to connect to the motherboard and SSD
NVMe – SSD to have its data read straight from a PCIe slot right on the motherboard, the drive draws power directly through the motherboard