I have a ThinkPad T470p and the SSD I currently have doesn't seem to perform as well as I'd like. I looked inside there is a M.2 slot (currently empty) which seems too short for most M.2 SSDs. There is also a SATA slot that currently has an adapter to PCIe NVMe (I think) which is where my current SSD lives. So it seems my options are:
- A short M.2 SSD (maybe 60mm?)
- Current adapter-based setup with a faster NVMe SSD
- SATA SSD
It is hard for me to believe that going through an adapter could be faster than plain SATA but I don't really understand these new interface standards.
What is my best option for performance?