External Samsung 970 Evo/Thunderbolt 3 verses internal PCIE 3 SSD speeds

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External Samsung 970 Evo/Thunderbolt 3 verses internal PCIE 3 SSD speeds

I'm considering a new top of the line Mac Mini but am hesitant to buy the 2 TB internal SSD because I may want/need to replace it in 3-4 years, so I am thinking of instead getting a Samsung 970 Evo external drive and connecting it via Thunderbolt 3 and using it as the boot drive. How would the speeds of the two versions (internal verses external) compare?

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