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Let’s tackle some of these concerns in this report, explain a bit of NVMe compatibility, build a M.2 NVMe RAID configuration and, just for fun, let’s make it bootable!
For many, the marketing of M.2 SSDs provided a recognition that storage media would include SATA 3 (up to 550MB/s), PCIe X2 (up to 780MB/s) and then PCIe X4 which hit a realistic ceiling of about 1.4GB/s throughput.