3.2TB SSD for $240

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I wouldn't touch anything fusion/io without enterprise support. Using heavily threaded workloads I've been able to corrupt data.

The same workload on a retail ssd doesn't show this problem.

YMMV of course...
 

Centauri

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Got mine today.

I've yet to install it. But there is no way in hell that this was ever used before.

Crazy.

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Centauri

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Haha, fair. But fingerprints are usually pretty telltale.

That aside; how do I actually enabled this drive? It's not showing up at all in Disk Management.
 

thecold

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you have to install the driver. It's an accelerator. Windows update might work, but some people showed some links in this thread.
 

Archaea

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Dell_IO_Management_3.2.15.1699_x64

if you like to tinker. Might be worth comparing the two.
Uninstall Dells first. I had them both installed at once and neither worked as I was trying to get something to recognize initially. I did not compare performance between the two before uninstalling Dells and using sandisks from the WD site.
 

TED

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Got mine, 87.X% remaining, 100% reserves. Im happy, seems to be working OK so far. I am using the dell drivers.
My speeds are in the range everyone else seems to be getting.
Though I am surprised that I can hear this thing working.
 
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Centauri

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Would there be a speed difference for this between a 2.0 x16 slot and a 3.0 x16 slot with this? Currently have it in my 2.0 because it looks way better.
 

Oniigumo

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Got mine, 87.X% remaining, 100% reserves. Im happy, seems to be working OK so far. I am using the dell drivers.
My speeds are in the range everyone else seems to be getting.
Though I am surprised that I can hear this thing working.

I could hear mine as well haha, almost like a coil-whiney sound, but much quieter than I'm used to when it comes to whine. My room was dead silent at the time, and just having my ceiling fan on drowns out the noise.

Would there be a speed difference for this between a 2.0 x16 slot and a 3.0 x16 slot with this? Currently have it in my 2.0 because it looks way better.

Shouldn't be any speed diff, it's a 2.0 x4 device, you should be all good broski. (y)
 

TED

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as long as your 2.0 slot can handle the power. I first put mine in a 2.0 that could only do 25watt, drive was giving warnings of low power so I had to stick it in my 3.0 slot.
 

Jorona

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Redid my 25w Bench. During this bench it was throwing over wattage alerts throughout the write phase.
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Then did 75w. No Alert anymore.
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Which gave me a minor Read speed improvement, but seems to done a touch of damage to my write speeds.

Super pleased with this purchase though. Might get me acouple more years out of this ol'Xeon.
 

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Archaea

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Redid my 25w Bench. During this bench it was throwing over wattage alerts throughout the write phase.
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Then did 75w. No Alert anymore.
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Which gave me a minor Read speed improvement, but seems to done a touch of damage to my write speeds.

Super pleased with this purchase though. Might get me acouple more years out of this ol'Xeon.
If you run the test 3x in a row youll notice the speeds are not consitent. Ballpark yes, nearly identical no
 

caw2007

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Got my drive today, info and results below! I'm pretty happy for the $135 bucks it cost me! Leaving it at 25W...seems to be happy with the throughput on a PCI-E 3.0 8X slot.



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SanDisk Ultra II SATA SSD:

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Toshiba/OCZ 512GB RD400s in NVMe RAID0:

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ioFusion Drive:

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Girmantas

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intalled mine, endurance 86.63% remaining


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For reason unknown CrystalDiskInfo does not see it. Any ideas why? Windows recognize it, can read and write...
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isekii

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Im on the B450 Pro Carbon AC with a single GPU. If I got this would I be running this on the 2nd x16 slot and would I be getting the full speed ?
 

Archaea

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Im on the B450 Pro Carbon AC with a single GPU. If I got this would I be running this on the 2nd x16 slot and would I be getting the full speed ?
If the only card you use is the video card, then yes it’ll work fine. Your board has 20 PCIE lanes 16 will be used for your graphics card four for this in your other slot.
 

isekii

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If the only card you use is the video card, then yes it’ll work fine. Your board has 20 PCIE lanes 16 will be used for your graphics card four for this in your other slot.

I also run a 500gb nvme would that affect this in any way and will I be getting full speed ?
 

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I got two of these on Friday. Look like they are in excellent shape but i haven't fired em up yet.
 

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Im on the B450 Pro Carbon AC with a single GPU. If I got this would I be running this on the 2nd x16 slot and would I be getting the full speed ?

From your motherboard's manual / Product page:
  • 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (PCI_E1)
    • Supports x16 speed with 1st, 2nd and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ processors
    • Supports x8 speed with Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics and 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ with adeon™ Graphics processors
    • Supports x4 speed with AMD® Athlon™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Processors
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slot (PCI_E4, supports x4 mode) [ 1, 2 ]
  • 3 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots [ 2 ]
  1. PCI_E2, PCI_E3, PCI_E4 and PCI_E5 slots will be unavailable when installing M.2 PCIe SSD in M2_2 slot.
  2. PCI_E4 will run x1 speed when installing devices in any PCIe 2.0x1 slot.
If you have a NVMe drive installed in the onboard M.2 slot, then only the M.2 slot, and the primary PCIe 16x slot (PCI_E1), will be functional. All other slots on the motherboard are disabled.
If you have a mSATA drive installed in the onboard M.2 slot, no slots are disabled, and you could install a FusionIO card into your second 16x slot, where it would run at full speed.

So it depends entirely on which type of M.2 drive you have installed.
 

cdoublejj

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alright you crazy bastards, you did it. i bought one for $200 removing my PERC 6i with mis matched 2TB HDDs and installing this, in a PCI 4.0 x16 (x8 or was it x4?) (asus prime x570p)
 

CombatChrisNC

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Damn... If I could fit 4 of these in a 2012R2 box that serves as a ESXi NFS datastore. It would be a big improvement over half a dozen spinning disks.
 

Fenris_Ulf

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Got mine today. The seller is Save My Server (www.savemyserver.com), a well known reseller of used server gear. Normally their prices are pretty good. Located in GA.

Edit: Tested, and I'm getting CrystalDisk results in line with everyone else's. 87.74% remaining.
 
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Ready4Dis

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Got mine today. The seller is Save My Server (www.savemyserver.com), a well known reseller of used server gear. Normally their prices are pretty good. Located in GA.

Edit: Tested, and I'm getting CrystalDisk results in line with everyone else's. 87.74% remaining.
I've seen them around a bunch, seen pretty legit. Send pretty good, glad everyone is seeing pretty consistent #s. Thanks for the update!
 
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