There was a poll about choosing NVMe or SATA SSD, and the community has chosen SATA. It is clear that the community doesn’t mind missing the speed of NVMe. What the community does mind though, is missing the battery life. The 600p doesn’t seem to embody that battery life priority, and to make matters worse, its not particularly fast either. In fact, its one of the slowest NVMe drives.
To make it super clear here:
- The community decided that longer battery life is important
- The community decided that NVMe speed is not important
- 600p has above-average power consumption
- 600p is NVMe (albeit its one of the slowest)
850 EVO is used here as the representation of the average SATA SSD since it is very popular, making it easy to find the objective independent reviews, and it is priced competitively against the 600p, at least in the retail market. You can find the information of other SSDs in a few posts above, and most of them are more power efficient than the 600p.
Me neither, I believe there is a good reason behind it, though it might not be the best decision.