@Filippo_Possenti @Alexandr_Smirnov I find it interesting that my original statement was:
And merely using the most obvious difference as an illustration for how fast a PCI-E SSD, outside purely synthetic read-write benchmarks and even applicable to a lay person, can be:
Just to be picked on by @pauliunas "how often do you copy and paste" and having to somehow defend a mere example.
Then somehow the discussion moves on bottlenecks when the sole purpose was to illustrate "people actually 'copy and paste' more often than they think they do".
And even worst, "who's going to spend a couple more hundreds of dollars for faster app installing".
This even ain't my point, which in fact was "to enjoy such benefit, one would need to pay double for it":
It's kind of tiring getting topic-hijacked and I wonder if I should keep getting bait.
The point of the short "beginners guide" is to give a neutral, no-stance view on the specifications which not everyone knows. So the reader can judge if the following is relevant or not:
Basically I am doing this for the so-called "inexperienced buyers":
There isn't any stance nor any attempt to convince people that "not having a enterprise-grade storage device on the Eve V is a no-go". This is to avoid confirmation bias - it's easy fall into if you already have a stance or a view on a certain matter.
Oh and by the way, since I cannot resist going off topic as well, not all archives are compressed because the data in the archive may not be compressible at all.
This applies to all kinds of media and 3D pre-computated assets (e.g. those used in 3D games).
A 3D online game for example would update relatively frequently and deliver these assets internally as an archive to player's computer, and then decompressed. The reason to put them in (multiple) archive(s) is that transferring a large file is generally a lot than transferring faster thousands of small files.
(Seperation Lines should be made apparent so that you can cool down a bit, and that I can switch tones)
Now let go back and see how all this "discussion" started:
@tmaone quoted @Helios :
Then @pauliunas replied "Just Google It", and the discussion is followed by some off-topic stuff.
So I Googled it and disclosed the information in a factual way.
Now based on the facts (backed by benchmarks from reputable sites), I'll finally give my personal opinions:
@Helios claim that "there is barely any noticable difference between a decent SATA SSD and a PCIe drive for 2-in-1 users", I believe that this is not fully true.
Copy & pasting / installing alone is some noticable difference even for 2-in-1 tablet users, regardless of how often people do it, everyone does it - not a fringe case at all.
What's true is that the privilege comes with a price that non-enthusiasts would not pay for - double the price in exchange for installing software and updates faster, loading applications faster by a several seconds is generally not worth it.
The information hopefully also provides some data to convince @tmaone 's view of fitting a M.2 PCI-E probably isn't a good idea (the trade off for price, heat, power against performance advantages).