Reviewers Liked

  • DirectStorage firmware optimization
  • Stellar 4K write, file copy, and ISO copy results
  • Supports AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption
  • The fastest sequential performance at retail, for now

Reviewers Didn't Like

  • Performance advantages are for niche use
  • PCI Express 5.0-compatible PC required for full performance
  • Gets hot under sustained usage
  • Power efficiency is not great
  • Not PS5 compatible