NVMe vs. M.2 vs. SATA SSD: What’s the difference?

Knowing the advantages of each can help you save money—or shave time off projects with large files.
Mix of SATA, M.2, and NVMe drives on a table
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Alaina Yee is PCWorld's resident bargain hunter—when she's not covering PC building, computer components, mini-PCs, and more, she's scouring for the best tech deals. Previously her work has appeared in PC Gamer, IGN, Maximum PC, and Official Xbox Magazine. You can find her on Twitter at @morphingball.

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