SSD upgrade options on G5 5500 and can i just install windows 11 fresh?

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Hi, I have a Dell G5 5500 laptop, it had a 1 TB Western Digital SN730 NVMe SSD which has read speeds up to about 3400mb/s
Am i right in thinking my laptop can use a drive that has speeds up to around 6000 or 8000mb/s? not sure which one?

Would i see more speed improvement with a better drive?

If so can anyone recommend any drives which i could use that would be the fastest for this laptop please?

As just a little look i found this crucial drive that reads upto 6600mb/s

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If i did get a new drive would i be able to just install windows 11 straight on from a usb image? my laptop come with windows 10 when i got it, then i got windows 11 as a free upgrade.

Thanks
James
 
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According to dell specs the m2 drive is pcie3 which I believe tops out at 3500mbs.


https://www.dell.com/support/manuals/en-uk/g-series-15-5500-laptop/dell-g5-15-5500-setup-and-specifications/?guid=guid-d79f17ca-e619-43e7-82a5-a0b0e7fb5c0a〈=en-us
 
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