Looking at performance Benchmark charts, not all NVMe M.2 SSDs are created equal nor are all SATA SSDs created equal, with equal performance. I was hoping if comparing top-tier Samsung SSDs NVMe M.2 to SATA SSDs we would see a difference in load times within simulation as I described when flying low and fast or slewing from point to point over a large area. Samsung's 960 PRO and EVO have much higher IPOS and much lower latency then there 850 PRO and EVO SSDs.
Jim, you said....
"I'm hoping that technology or drivers will increase the value of owning an M.2 in the future."
Would that mean a software / firmware update to the drivers may unleash the full potential of an NVMe M.2 storage module installed now on a current motherboard in the future.