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  1. Abula

    Best SSD currently ?

    SK Hynix P41 would be my pick on consumer drives.
  2. Abula

    Enterprise SSDs for home use

    Go for it, there are some gems of ssds on ebay. I'm already using Micron 5300pro 8tb for my NVR and 5200max 2tb for my torrents. Specially on my NVR is a huge upgrade to search for events, but NxWitness benefits from this.
  3. Abula

    Does anyone know when PCIE 5 NVME drives are dropping?

    Most of NVME are cached based that deliver huge burst, manufacturers like this burst to reach as close as they can to the PCIe limit, so users think are getting a fast drive, but their sustain usually is the same, decent drives can deliver 1k mb/s, the good can sustain 1.5k mb/s, the not so good...
  4. Abula

    Is a WD SN850X good for gaming/system OS?

    Most ssds will net very similar results in games, just faster loading, very little difference between most ssds, so yea, its going to be fine for loading games.
  5. Abula

    How much does the SSD matter for gaming?

    I would go with sata ssd, its cheaper and for gaming... it wont make a difference. Since take time with your upgrades, get the biggest you can afford, and sata is chaper than nvme.
  6. Abula

    Battle of M.2's ( Seagate Firecuda 520 2TB vs. Western Digital Black SN850 2TB ) torn between both. Give me Pro's and Con's

    The WD SN850 and Samsung 980Pro were the top contenders of PCIe Gen4, but imo the Seagate Firecuda 520 with the Phison E16 controller and the newer SK Hynix P41 (this would be my pick) are more evolved NVMEs, imo better than two before, weather you will notice how much better... its very unlikely.
  7. Abula

    How can you still use your old 128 and 256 GB SSD drives?

    You could probably use something like stablebit drivepool.
  8. Abula

    Picking a 16TB spinner and noise

    IIRC there are no high capacity 5400rpm drives, if you are worried about noise, simply move them to NAS, a Synology 2 bay would be my suggestion. All my Desktop / Laptops, no longer use spinning drives, and all mechanicals were moved to an unraid server that its outside my hearing range.
  9. Abula

    Windows 10 won't boot after adding second HDD

    Some times, windows creates partitions outside the main drive, i have had builds where if i remove a drive (not the OS drive), i still cant boot, until replug the old drive, this is the main reason i never format with 2 drives connected.
  10. Abula

    Regularly downloading large files to SSD

    I have torrenting 24/7 on a Micron 5200 MAX for two years now, it continues to have 100% on CDI.
  11. Abula

    Solid State Drives Too Damn Small

    SSDs are not small, there are NVME U.2 that have 15TB+, thats pretty close to what spinning drives give you, but the real problem is the price.
  12. Abula

    Why not > 5TB internal HDD drives for laptops?

    Laptop mechanical hdds stop at 2tb, most of the 3/4/5TB are 15mm, very few laptops can fit these drives, even sata is almost gone from laptops, most are on NVMEs now, but if you need the space there are even 8TB NVMEs if you got the money.
  13. Abula

    2 TB Samsung 980 Pro or 2TB WD Black S850 Drive?

    The wierd thing for me with sabrent was that i lost 1% of their endurace each week (the drives were never stressed aside from a new install, programs and games install), very wierd but still today the drives display that endurance on any other motherboard that i have placed them, weather its a...
  14. Abula

    2 TB Samsung 980 Pro or 2TB WD Black S850 Drive?

    Both drives are top end of PCIe 4.0, i bought 980Pro because it was cheaper, but i also own a 850 and been fine.
  15. Abula

    Help choosing 3rd gen SSD for PCI-E 2.0 x4

    Most consumer NVMEs, even PCIe 4.0, can peak to numbers that you might see as waste because of your limitation but the reality is that most of them barely can sustain 1000 mb/s, so if you have well above that, so i would buy whatever your budget allows, probably not PCIe 4.0 because we already...
  16. Abula

    Best Value 2TB NVMe PCI 3.0 SSD?

    If you want intel NVME at a decent price, i would consider Intel 670p 2TB, even though its QLC drive, its still perform very similar to TLC drives. Another drive that i do like is SK hynix Gold P31 2TB, it one of the most power efficient drives in the market.
  17. Abula

    The 32 inch 4k IPS 144hz's...(Update - this party is started) (wait for it...)

    It might not be that far, LG 27" OLED UHD 27EP950-B Monitor, so a 32'' might not be that far out. One thing is for sure, its going to be expensive.
  18. Abula

    Samsung NVME driver with different drives

    I would recommend to use Samsung NVME driver, but in your case don't matter, Samsung didn't include the 980pro in their 3.3 NVME driver, as it stands today, the 980pro uses Windows default NVME driver.
  19. Abula

    Best NVMe SSD for VMWare workstation?

    You should also check Micron, they have a business series, up to 15.36TB * For U.2 ----> 9300 Max or Pro * For M.2 ----> 7300 Max or Pro (careful these are 22110 no the usual 2280) * For Sata ---> 5300 Max or Pro
  20. Abula

    The 32 inch 4k IPS 144hz's...(Update - this party is started) (wait for it...)

    According to Viewsonic, the XG320U will hit online stores around mid october.
  21. Abula

    The 32 inch 4k IPS 144hz's...(Update - this party is started) (wait for it...)

    Seems Viewsonic had a press release, with the ViewSonic ELITE Launches New 32" Gaming Monitors with the Latest Gamer-Centric Technologies Seems the XG320U seems similar to the Asus PA329Q with the AU Optronics HDR600 panel, with Q3 release should come before ends of September, seems Asus and...
  22. Abula

    The 32 inch 4k IPS 144hz's...(Update - this party is started) (wait for it...)

    Seems Acer started selling the monitor through their website, according to the webpage is in stock. Acer 31.5" Predator XB3 Gaming Monitor - XB323QK NVBMIIPRUZX
  23. Abula

    Need quiet drives for new DS1821+

    I just read your post about the 14tb being not really 5400rpm.... you should check WD Mybooks there were some white labels that were 5400rpms, weather or not they are truly 5400 rpms is very unknown. Shucking a 14TB WD Easystore: Red Label or White Label?- Shows a 5400rpm drive The best thing...
  24. Abula

    Aorus FI32U - @ $950(USD} -- For Sale Now

    ill post my impressions around mid july.
  25. Abula

    The 32 inch 4k IPS 144hz's...(Update - this party is started) (wait for it...)

    Seems Newegg does have them in stock, mine just shipped via UPS.
  26. Abula

    The 32 inch 4k IPS 144hz's...(Update - this party is started) (wait for it...)

    Personally i would still recommend to go with Displayport on the PC, its very likely it wont be supported until NVIDIA/AMD says. But if you are talking about connecting your PS5, i would go with Club3D CAC-1373, higher than 10ft it might be risky trying to sustain 4k120, i would probably start...
  27. Abula

    The 32 inch 4k IPS 144hz's...(Update - this party is started) (wait for it...)

    I just ordered mine, nice for $899.99 instead of the $1200 the Acer Predator XB323QK NV was estimated. Newegg seems to have a today ship date, although when i placed my order said July 2-5th.
  28. Abula

    Looking for a home NAS

    I've just been HIT by a global ransomware attack, QNAP need to be held accountable for this The QNAP QLocker Ransomware - How, Why and QNAP's Response
  29. Abula

    Looking for a home NAS

    Synology is among the best prebuild setups, some say they are too expensive for the hardware they come with, but you pay for their OS, easy of use, reliability and continue to develop without any cost to you. Recommended you invest into intel based synology in case down the road you are into...
  30. Abula

    Looking for a speedy ssd

    Bad time to be looking for SSDs, with CHIA farmers buying most of the ssds that have decent endurance.
  31. Abula

    Best 4 TB SSD ? SATA or M2 ?

    Thats totally dependent on your budget and desires. The smart way to go with is SSD for your OS, programs, apps, games and get a mechanical drive to for storage of media like videos, pictures, etc. That said, personally i have moved on from spinners on my main pc, i prefer the quietness of an...
  32. Abula

    How is it possible that TLC gets more endurance than MLC

    Usually SLC > MLC > TLC > QLC on endurance, but there are other variables, and one of them is the internal overprovision of the drive. Micron 5300 MAX 2TB (TLC) has a endurance of 17,520 TBW Samsung 860 PRO 4TB (MLC) has an endurance of 4,800 TBW So a 2TB TLC drive has 4x the endurance of a...
  33. Abula

    Solved: M.2 NVMe SSD not being recognized by BIOS on crash after adding RTX 3080

    I tested a EVGA RTX3090 FTW Ultra on a test bench with Seasonic 600W Titanium, just loaded the gpu and the PSU went into protection mode, i installed inside the case with Seasonic 850W Titanium and everything is working fine. These new GPUs are really power hogs, the past you get fine with 650w...
  34. Abula

    What to get. Sata 2.5 to m.2?

    I value space much more than speed, any ssd will give you snapiness that we love about having ssds, no matter if its a sata or nvme, i would go with 2tb sata ssd if i were in the market, Crucial mx500 2tb would be my recommendation.
  35. Abula

    Looking for 4TB SSD for games...not NVME.

    I second ComixBooks suggestion, i would go with Samsung 860 Evo 4tb, you will end up with a TLC drive that has very mature firmware and have good reliability, you can get cheaper but you will go into QLC.
  36. Abula

    WD SN850 2TB Availability

    What tests? i just got my sabrents, amazing drives.
  37. Abula

    Phison PS5018-E18 Controller

    Sabrent is the cheaper of the PCIE 4.0 gen2, the Samsung 980 Pro 1TB and WD Black SN850 1TB costs $230, while the Sabrent 1TB Rocket 4 Plus retailing for $200, amazon already has a user review showing almost 7k sequentials, certainly looks a pretty solid offering. What i do want to see is...
  38. Abula

    WD SN850 2TB Availability

    Thats great, hope you have a good experience with it. Personally im betting on Sabrent.