I'm a little confused by the speed gains with a gen 4 vs a gen 3 m.2. Most YouTube reviews tend to be focused more on gaming or speed of loading the OS.
I'm currently have large 3d files, around 2gb in size. Would I see much of an improvement in speed saving that size file in a gen 4 or should I just go with a gen 3?
Most drives state a write speed that should save that size file in less than a second, is this correct? Or is it also software dependent?
Auto save goes off every 5 minutes, and I try to save often on top of that, so even a few seconds difference would be enough. I was saving to a external Samsung T5, but that was talking too long. So swapped to saving on the OS drive, a Samsung 970 Evo. But it's small and fills up quick, and I'd rather save the work to a non OS drive. My MB has a spare m.2 gen 4 slot, that is not directly connected to the CPU but still should benefit from a gen 4 drive in right?