I need to start this with TechReport's excellent review on the Samsung 960 evo SSD.
I have been intending to write this article for a long while but have never been able to devote the time to it. Many of these statements are taken verbatim from both Discord and IRC (I won’t point out which ones for the sake of user privacy).
Long story short, I accidentally destroyed a ton of data. As a result I am backing things up and have my VPS properly configured.
There's a lot of confusion out in the wilds about SSD's and their various technologies so I am going to provide a reference of what everything is.