NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSDs fit & work in late '15 iMacs?
Can a 3rd party SSD such as Samsung 950Pro (NVMe, PCIe 3.0x, 4 lanes) work in a late 2015 retina iMac?
The iMac board only has PCIe 2.0 w/4 lanes, basically limiting the SSD speed to "only" 500MB/s per channel (vs 1GBps in PCIe 3.0 standard).
The questions are:
- does the controller/connectivity of the new NVMe SSDs allow for simple PnP on the iMac board?
- does the PCIe 2.0 vs 3.0 hinder/limit performance, regardless of available lane count? (both 4x)
Is this a good question?