BIOSTAR M700 512GB SSD
In the M700 range, this 512GB model offers the maximum capacity. Honestly, we would’ve loved higher capacity options. It comes in 2280 M.2 form factor. In terms of read and write performance, this 512GB BIOSTAR M700 SSD can reach sequential read speeds up to 2000 MB/s. Whereas for sequential write speeds, it can go up to 1600 MB/s. This is certainly not the best performance that you can get out of PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe 1.3 standard. But bare in mind that such speeds are still almost 3 times faster than SATA III SSDs.
BIOSTAR M700 256GB SSD
A step down from 512GB, comes the M700 256GB variant. Just like the 512GB model, this M700 SSD comes in 2280 M.2 form factor supporting PCIe Gen3 x4 interface. It consumes the same operating voltage of DC 3.3V as the 512GB. In terms of read and write speeds, this 256GB M700 SSD can reach sequential read speeds up to 1850 MB/s. And for sequential write speeds, it falls way short against 512GB with only 950 MB/s compared to 1600 MB/s.
Below is the comparison chart from BIOSTAR that shows a direct comparison between both drives.
|Interface||PCI-E Gen3 x4||PCI-E Gen3 x4|
|Form Factor||2280 M.2||2280 M.2|
|Dimension||22 x 80 x 3.5 mm||22 x 80 x 3.5 mm|
|Operating Voltage||DC 3.3V||DC 3.3V|
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