Acer FA100 M.2 NVMe SSD Benchmarked –

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Through a partnership with BIWIN, Acer has now made available several new flash products including the 2.5-inch SA100 SSD, M.2 FA100 NVMe SSD, and HT100 RAM module. Our benchmarks below are for the single-sided 1 TB FA100 NVMe SSD with other capacities available ranging from 128 GB up to 2 TB.
Prices and availability of the SA100, FA100, and HT100 series have yet to be announced at the time of writing. Other key details like the NAND Flash technology and Terabytes Written (TBW) remain unknown as well. More information on various Acer storage products can be found on its official website here.

Our host system is the Intel NUC11TNKi5 mini PC which can accept up to two M.2 SSDs. Most notably, it fully supports PCIe 4.0 SSDs meaning we’ve installed our Acer FA100 PCIe 3.0 drive onto a slot with wider bandwidth than it can handle. 
See our review on the Intel NUC for more information on the system and its features.
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The new NVMe SSD from Acer faces stiff competition from the SK Hynix P31. Not only can the latter offer faster maximum read and write rates, but it is also able to reach those speeds at smaller block sizes to make it the faster budget SSD overall.
Currently, the 1 TB SK Hynix P31 retails for $135 USD on Amazon. Acer will have to launch its competing FA100 for much less if it hopes to attract a sizable userbase.
The 1 TB Acer FA100 is currently available for pre-order for $125 USD on Newegg.


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