It seems many people are building brand new PCs this time of year and when it comes to storage we’ve seen a shift from people moving from traditional hard drives and even SATA-based solid state drives to M.2 NVMe storage. With prices pretty low and many motherboards offering at least two M.2 slots it makes sense to go the M.2 route. Today we will be taking a look at two M.2 NVMe solid state drives from ADATA. The first is the Falcon, which offers sequential read and write speeds of 3100 MB/s and 1500 MB/s respectively. Then we have the Swordfish, which is a bit slower with sequential speeds of 1800 MB/s read and 1200 MB/s write. While these speeds are on the low-end of what M/2 NVMe drives, they are still faster then SATA-based storage, lets take a look!
Both the Falcon and Swordfish come in very similar packaging with photos of the drives on the front and they let us know the capacity for each drive, which is 1TB. On the back of each package we have more information.
Opening both boxes up and getting everything out all you’ll find is the drives themselves.