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In regard to your inquiry, I just wanted to let you know that as long as the SSD or NVMe support the M.2 2242 and 2280 slot you should be able to use it just fine, as you can confirm on the following link, page 40:
In this case the NUC will work with all 3 of them, the SanDisk Z400s is a pretty good SSD and it should work just fine, but in general it is considered that the NVMe’s have better performance than a regular SSD, but that will also depend on the use you are going to give to the NUC, either option will work just fine.
For the second one listed for some reason the link is not working for me but I can see that it says it is M.2 2280 so it should work as well.
On the following link you will find some products that were tested by Intel, in that list the Samsung 950 PRO is showing, so even though I do not see on the technical specifications that it supports M.2 2242 or 2280 slot, based on the list it is fully compatible with the NUC. Just to let you now if the products are not listed there that does not mean it will not work with the NUC it just means that they were not tested, there are a lot of products that are not on this list and they work just fine:
Any questions or if you need further information about this matter, please let me know.
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1. The NVMe drivers having much better performance.
2. The Samsung drives are very good, so I'll consider to buy the 950 Pro NVMe (https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-950-PRO-Internal-MZ-V5P256BW/dp/B015SOI392/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1482827813&sr=8-1&keywo…
or the newer Samsung 960 NVMe series (3 years guarantee):https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-960-EVO-Internal-MZ-V6E250BW/dp/B01LYFKX41/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1482827381&sr=8-1… The 960 is more price affordable than 950 PRO and with better performance. Please read this review: Samsung's 960 EVO SSD reviewed - The Tech Report - Page 1
3. There is also more expensive Samsung 960 PRO version (5 years guarantee): https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-960-PRO-Internal-MZ-V6P512BW/dp/B01LXS4TYB/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1482827982&sr=8-3&keywo… , but they are starting from 512 GB and it is depending on your budget.
4. Please take into consideration that the new 960 series is not yet listed on Intel NUC Capability List.
Thank you for your help, Alberto!