While SATA SSDs are lightning fast compared to traditional mechanical drives, the latest M.2 products are significantly faster still. As NAND production increases and technologies become more sophisticated, getting the best possible drive becomes even more important.
It goes without saying that the 1.6TB Kingston DCP1000 is the fastest drive we have tested to date, and then some. The drive has, at its heart, 4x NVMe SSD drives and it uses them to stunning effect - with read speeds past 7,000MB/sec in some tests. If you're looking for extreme performance, then this niche drive is very, very quick - and a shade over £1,500 as we type.