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Hi,

Which M.2 PCIe NVME Gen 3x4 Class 35 2230 Solid State Drive has the fastest read/write for my Dell laptop Inspiron 5510.

Both brand and disk size.

One slot can hold only 2230 vs other 2230-2280.

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Other opinions will vary, I have 2 x Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB in my Dell Alienware Laptop
 

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I didn't realize that any NVME SSDs exist in the 2230 size. I see that they do. (Maybe not a Samsung Evo Plus, in that format.)

Sorry, I don't know what would be fastest. Here are a few: Newegg They tend not to run large. 512GB seems to be about the max. I come away with the impression that these are older models. The 2280 size is the commonest now.
 

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Who told you that?

Dell claims that it can take one 2280 card, and one 2230 one. (On the other hand, the page says that they're PCI-E X2 drives, which is probably false.)
 

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I wouldn't get too overly concerned about which is the absolute fastest. For the most part, all of the major players offerings are fairly close in performance, there may be some minor differences.

The reason I say not to get too carried away with that is that you will likely never notice the difference. In fact, Linus Tech Tips did a video in which they had people try to pick out the fastest SSD, and it turned out that in real life they couldn't even tell the difference between a slow SATA SSD and a really fast NVMe SSD. With that being the case, you are even less likely to notice the difference between 2 different NVMe SSDs.

My personal opinion is to focus on factors such as cost and durability (TBW rating). For example, for my laptop I went with a Seagate Firecuda NVMe SSD because they have stupid high endurance ratings (I thing mine is 1,600 TBW). Yes, that works out to 1.6 Petabytes.
 

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I wouldn't get too overly concerned about which is the absolute fastest. For the most part, all of the major players offerings are fairly close in performance, there may be some minor differences.

The reason I say not to get too carried away with that is that you will likely never notice the difference. In fact, Linus Tech Tips did a video in which they had people try to pick out the fastest SSD, and it turned out that in real life they couldn't even tell the difference between a slow SATA SSD and a really fast NVMe SSD. With that being the case, you are even less likely to notice the difference between 2 different NVMe SSDs.

My personal opinion is to focus on factors such as cost and durability (TBW rating). For example, for my laptop I went with a Seagate Firecuda NVMe SSD because they have stupid high endurance ratings (I thing mine is 1,600 TBW). Yes, that works out to 1.6 Petabytes.
The differences are minimal and there's no need to go for the fastest. Just have one that works.. and use the lappy
 

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Hi,

Which M.2 PCIe NVME Gen 3x4 Class 35 2230 Solid State Drive has the fastest read/write for my Dell laptop Inspiron 5510.

Both brand and disk size.

One slot can hold only 2230 vs other 2230-2280.

Thanks.
Seriously.. why do you need the fastest drive for?? What are you doing that requires that much speed??
 

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Seriously.. why do you need the fastest drive for?? What are you doing that requires that much speed??
I've got to agree with Jeff here. What do you need that much speed for? You're going to see nominal differences in boot time and program access more than likely. Also, @hsehestedt makes a good point. Go with good, durable drive that has more rewrites for it.
 

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"Bigger" drive? Are we talking about physical size, or drive capacity? (Some of the posts above appear to be arguing apples -vs- oranges)
 

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Hi,

Which M.2 PCIe NVME Gen 3x4 Class 35 2230 Solid State Drive has the fastest read/write for my Dell laptop Inspiron 5510.

Both brand and disk size.

One slot can hold only 2230 vs other 2230-2280.

Thanks.
Depending on the configuration you ordered, you can install a 2280 SSD in your m.2 slot 1 according to the schematics (Inspiron 15 5510 Service Manual | Dell US).

This is a pretty fast drive:
SK hynix 2280 drive

If you're limited to the 2230 M.2, you're going to be severely limited in disk size and speed. They also seem to be pricier.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home built
    CPU
    Ryzen 9 5900X
    Motherboard
    MSI MPG X570 GAMING EDGE WIFI
    Memory
    Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 3200 MHz DDR4 DRAM Desktop Gaming Memory 32MB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ZOTAC RTX 3060 Twin Edge OC/ ZOTAC Gaming GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB GDDR6 192-bit Gaming Graphics Card
    Sound Card
    Proprietary
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic XG2530 25"/Benq XL2411P 24"/ Samsung SyncMaster BX2331 23"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 240Hz/144Hz/60Hz (based on monitor setup above)
    Hard Drives
    SK hynix Gold P31 1TB PCIe NVMe Gen3 M.2 2280 Internal SSD
    ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB
    Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD
    PSU
    Thermaltake Smart 700W 80+ White Certified PSU
    Case
    Rosewill ATX Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case, Gaming Case with Blue LED for Desktop
    Cooling
    Corsair iCUE H60i RGB PRO XT Liquid CPU Cooler
    Keyboard
    Corsair K70
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    120MB/s Download/ 10MB/s Upload
    Browser
    Edge (Chromium)
    Antivirus
    Norton 360
  • Operating System
    Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built
    CPU
    AMD FX Black Edition
    Motherboard
    Asus M5A97 LE R2.0
    Memory
    16MB DDR
    Graphics card(s)
    I forget, but it's old.
    Sound Card
    Propietary
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ACER LED 24"
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung SSD 3.5"
    Case
    Corsair
    Cooling
    Stock
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    120MB/10MB
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton 360
    Other Info
    Currently taken down because of a lack of space :-(
    Maybe I'll make room somewhere and connect to the Dev channel if possible.
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