1. D

    Best Value 2TB NVMe PCI 3.0 SSD?

    I need a 2TB NVMe SSD to replace my main drive. I'd like it to have a high probability of lasting at least 5 years. Mostly business use, some gaming but nothing serious where the speed difference matters. Occasionally copying large files of about 5GB between drives, but waiting an extra few...
  2. M

    Computer faulty?

    Hi, I've just bought the computer with the below Hard Faults/sec, does it mean there's a fault with it? The Resource Monitor also froze most of the time and had to be forcefully shut down.
  3. F

    SSD Recommendations

    I have a 5-year-old HP computer that only has an HDD, it is now so laggy that I can't work on it, I want to buy an SSD to replace the HDD, does anyone have a recommended brand?
  4. AceGoober

    Adata Switches NAND on XPG SX8200 Pro SSD Again, Affecting Performance

    Adata up to their old tricks again by swapping in SKHynix NAND, reducing performance by approximately 23%. I dislike when companies do this yet realize they cannot always get the same components. In this particular case there was no warning ahead of time nor labels to differentiate changes...
  5. LGabrielPhoto

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

    Hello! So from tests, it seems most games load about the same speed from the SSD as they do from NVME with small differences and both much better than HDDs. So I figured I could get a 4TB SSD for a lower price than NVME to fill the one SATA port I still have available and move most of my slow...
  6. S

    Looking for enterprise SSD

    Could someone recommend me an ENTERPRISE M.2 NVMe 2280 SSD?
  7. M

    I9-9900k with multiple GPUS running

    Is there any reason why a i9-9900k is running so slow? I bought it used from eBay and my work computer that has a Ryzen 7 2700x is running much smoother than it. All the benchmarks tell me that it is a fantastic machine, but everything that I do on it is sluggish including opening Photoshop...
  8. Nside

    NAND Oversupply, Prices to Drop

    Just saw a video mentioning this article, so we might see SSD and other flash product prices drop a bit in the next few months. The stockpiling from earlier this year apparently brought down the overall fab wafer price in the second half of this year as well, so we might see drops in other areas...
  9. P

    SLC or enterprise SSD

    Hello, I am interested to buy an SSD for my server to do web hosting. I want something they won't fail quickly. I heard that an SLC SSD is made to say longer. But when I look at what do enterprise use, I realize they don't use SLC but enterprise TLC SSDs. TLC is usually cheaper than SLC, but...
  10. M

    Intel Previews 4-Layer 3D XPoint Memory For Second-Generation Optane SSDs

    by Billy Tallis on August 13, 2020 9:10 AM EST "...Intel claims an average of 25% higher bandwidth for Barlow Pass than the initial Apache Pass modules for Cascade Lake Xeons... "
  11. G

    SSD life dropping fast

    Hello, everyone, im new here i have a certain concern about my SSD drive my laptop is HP Omen 15 came with SSD Toshiba KXG60ZNV512G preinstalled laptop is currently around 7 months old, and after installing CrystalDiskInfo a few months ago, ive noticed that my SSD health is dropping fast for...
  12. T

    choosing SSD with long lifespan

    Currently building my new PC for FEA, and looking for an SSD around $200 with the best lifespan performance. My workload can easily write between 40-140GB/hour to the disk, and read 10x that, while running 10-12 hours a day on average. It is not a requirement to be a high capacity drive, as the...
  13. W

    What type of SSD is this port for and what type of interface does the bottom one have?

    Hello, Could someone explain to me the difference in connector, specs and names between the two SSD types here (male and female)? Thank you
  14. O

    Is it possible to predict when my SSD is going to fail ?

    Hi, I have heard that SSDs fail suddenly and without any warning. Its been some years I purchased my SSD. Is it possible to predict when my SSD is going to fail ?
  15. jds8282

    help : new mobo seems to be corrupting drives or ports dropping like flies

    just got a Asus ROG (X570) Crosshair VIII Impact, AMD - and every SATA connection i have eventually corrupts the drive or the drive never really is able to be setup. now the BIOS does not even see the drives? first is was one of my small 2.5" SSD, then a week later the second and now it will not...
  16. luisxd

    SSD expected lifetime

    what is the expected lifetime of an ssd?, I have been using a Corsair Force ssd for years now and I've been thinking on replacing but I'm not sure if it's really neccesary. Thanks in advance
  17. luisxd

    HP ZBook 15 G2 SSD M.2 question

    I want to buy a m.2 ssd for this laptop but I've read that it has some sort of limitations in the bios when it comes to the m.2 slot, anyone has had any experience with this particular model? Thanks in advance.
  18. luisxd

    SSD Clone

    Is it recommended to clone an SSD?, I just got a new laptop and a bigger SSD with it and was wondering if it's safe to just clone my old SSD (240gb) into the new SSD (500gb)?
  19. M

    Enmotus working on SLC/QLC hybrid NVME SSDs.

    These will use the QLC flash for long term storage. They have been working with Phison, who's controller will seamlessly move things back and forth in the background. Pricing or the ratio of SLC to QLC is not yet known, but drives are already been sampled to OEMs...
  20. M

    Are Intel SSDSCKKB480G8 and SSDSCKKB480G801 the same thing?

    Hoping somebody here knows Intel SSDs... Synology specifies that the only Enterprise grade ~500 gig SSD M.2 SATA modules that are compatible with their M2D17 SSD cache card is what they list as: INTEL SSDSCKKB480G8 D3-S4510 When I search the web for that, the only thing I find available for...
  21. P

    SSD + Expansion Card Compatibility Question

    Hello! This may be an easy-to-answer question, but I am looking for experienced folks' opinions and knowledge. Are these SSDs compatible with this Expansion Card? Are there any known issues or facts I need to know about?
  22. AceGoober

    Patch, or your (HP Enterprise) solid state drives (could) roll over and die

    Note: original article title edited for pertenance to hardware affected. Hackaday is reporting certain models of HP Enterprise SSD drives suffer from a software bug which could cause the drives to stop working after 32,768 hours of uptime. The drives are supplied by a third party manufacturer...
  23. roshanx

    Hyundai SSD 120GB ! $15.99 w/ code GPC3 @ Rakuten
  24. X

    What do you do with your old SSDs?

    Because I've upgraded my various systems, I have several 120 and 240 GB SSDs that I'm not using. I feel that I should be able to put them to some good use. What do you guys do?
  25. N

    NVMe SSD no longer recognized

    I took out a Samsung 950 M.2 NVMe that was working fine as my boot drive, reinstalled it, and now neither BIOS nor Windows 10 recognizes it. It heats up when the computer is on. I've taken it out and reinstalled it several times to no avail. I live in a small city and don't think I know...
  26. cageymaru

    Lexar NM600 M.2 2280 NVMe 480GB SSD Is $72

    Amazon has the Lexar NM600 M.2 2280 NVMe 480GB Solid-State Drive (LNM600-480RBNA) for $72. Also there is a Lexar NS100 2.5” SATA III (6Gb/s) Solid-State Drive 480GB for $45. Saw it over on PCPer.
  27. A

    Using cheap SSDs in RAID in 2019?

    I'm looking for some advice on a cheap solution for fast(ish) storage for VMs. I was thinking of using 2 x 1TB Samsung 860 Evo in an MDADM RAID 1 setup on Linux. Since I will be sharing out this storage as ISCSI for ESXI (i.e. it will be a big chunk of storage shared out, not individual files...
  28. P

    VMs, Guest-to-Host Writes & bcache

    Background My workstation serves as a VirtualBox host for several Linux desktop VMs. The workstation has a Samsung 970 Pro as its boot device, with two Samsung 850 EVOs as a RAID 0 scratch drive. I have an external drive (two 1TB mechanicals in RAID 1) connected to the host which exposes its...
  29. AlphaAtlas

    PCIe SSDs Will Overtake SATA in 2019

    A recent report from Digitimes claims that PCIe SSDs could finally overtake SATA SSD shipments in 2019. Unit prices for 512GB PCIe SSDs have supposedly fallen 11% sequentially, down to a price of $55 in Q1 2019, while SATA SSD prices only dropped 9%. The price gap between the different SSDs was...
  30. S

    SSD RAID 0 Issue - One of them is bad, but which one?...

    Let me start off by saying I know RAID 0 is frowned upon, I shouldn't have done this in the first place, etc etc... Data loss wasn't a real concern and I needed the speed bump. Please spare me the posts about what a dumb idea this was. Okay, I had 4 Samsung 860 Evo's in a RAID0 config in Ubuntu...
  31. B

    File organization and management in an SSD world

    Many computer systems these days have a dual drive config: a small ssd with OS and larger mechanical drive for "other". It has taken me a while to determine how to organize the "other" files between drives. Example, I have an MSI laptop with a 128 gb nvme ssd. Stores the OS, drivers...
  32. AlphaAtlas

    Samsung Launches 970 EVO Plus

    Today, Samsung launched a new addition to their already extensive SSD lineup. Samsung tells us the 970 EVO Plus SSD features "up to 53 percent" faster write speeds than its predecessor, the 970 EVO, and is more power efficient overall. The new drive is supposedly good for 3500 MB/s and 3200 MB/s...
  33. AlphaAtlas

    RGB LED SSDs are Good for Gaming

    Do RGB LEDs on your SSD make gaming better? Apparently, the answer is yes, because Digitimes says that gamers are buying them by the boatload. More specifically, in what is supposedly a noticeable boost to LED manufacturers, their sources claim that "about 5% of gaming SSD modules are equipped...
  34. F

    Second Drive disappears

    TL DR Recently bought new SSD intended to host Steam Games, disappears when launching said games. Specs: Laptop: Lenovo Y910-17ISK OS Drive: Samsung 960 Evo 256GB (M.2) Secondary Drive: Samsung 860 Evo 1TB OS: Windows 10 Games: Nier Automata, Dark Souls 3, Dragons Dogma, Final Fantasy XIV Hi...
  35. AlphaAtlas

    Intel Announces a Hybrid Optane M.2 SSD

    While products with Intel's 3D Xpoint memory tend to be insanely fast storage devices, Optane SSDs are pretty pricey when compared to their flash counterparts. 900P drives are still going for about $1/GB online, while the smaller cache drives have even worse price/storage ratios. But at CES this...
  36. dvsman

    Hot-ish? M.2 NVME 1TB for $169 Crucial P1 1TB M.2 NVME Read/write 2K/1.7K for $169.99 @Amazon Not super fast but better than SATA and some M.2 I've seen. Found it on a random ad on a news...
  37. cageymaru

    Contract Prices of NAND Flash Products to Drop 10% in 1Q19

    DRAMeXchange is reporting that the bit output from the NAND Flash industry is higher than expected as yields for 64-layer 3D NAND production has remained steady through 2018. NAND Flash demand has remained sluggish as the shortage of Intel CPUs continues, lower-than-expected iPhone sales and the...
  38. cageymaru

    Crucial MX500 1TB M.2 SSD Is $113 @Amazon

    Crucial MX500 1TB 3D NAND SATA M.2 Type 2280SS Internal SSD - CT1000MX500SSD4 Don't forget to click the 5% off coupon box on the page under the price!
  39. dvsman

    WD Black m.2 1tb NVME SSD for $199

    Warm? Not sure how good the WD Black m.2 drives are but I'll give them a shot at this price and this level of claimed performance. I'm in for 2 to try some m.2...
  40. B

    Do you still need to change bios settings (e.g., AHCI) when installing ssd?

    Okay, here is a fun project. In the next few weeks I will Skyping a family member in order to install an SSD in a Windows 7 system. It is an Acer desktop running a Intel Core i5 650. The mechanical hard drive is 256 gb and will be replaced with an Adata sp610 256 gb SATA ssd. This person is...