80 to 100mb per second from a regular 7200 rpm drive works fine for me.
It's super fast on xp and on 7, pretty tolerable.
I may upgrade to a regular sata ssd, beyond that there's not much of a point. The adapter card for the newer connection is $50 canadian vs the $20 to 30 for a regular sata 3 add on card - needed to get full performance on older boards which support sata2.
The drive itself costs more too.
How many seconds per day would a nvme drive save me? 5?
If the controller card for a nvme fails I can't just plug it into a port on the board for troubleshooting and access to data, since it's not backwards compatible with sata connections.
Why are you dissing @Deja Vue on his review of the differences between the three types of drives and how much faster the new drives are?
Yes, the new drives are much faster, and much more expensive.
And I get that it doesn't matter to do you.
But, it may matter to others.
I was fascinated by it. I am also fascinated that he was intrigued enough about it to actually go and measure the differences, make an understandable readout that most people were able to interpret and then publish it.
Thanks @deja vue for taking the time for doing it.
Then again, I am dumbfounded that you @user
_12345 would take the time to Bah Humbug the effort and then go ahead and continue the nay saying about it not being worthwhile to upgrade to a new drive like the ones being discussed.
Please, feel free to express that you don't personally see the need to spend the money to upgrade to save what you feel is minuscule time savings. But please don't denigrate others who feel that it is a worthwhile endeavor.
They may have much more disk intensive software needs than you that this would make a considerable difference.
Who knows? I sure as heck don't do that much anymore. But, I would take a look at one just for the heck of it. Being the geek I am.