Dell M.2 NVMe PCIe adapters

Discussion in 'SSDs & Data Storage' started by Bense, Aug 25, 2018.

  1. Bense

    Bense [H]Lite

    Aug 7, 2013
    I got the RAID0 working with the software application. I ran the tests and was underwhelmed by the performance advantages. I returned everything to amazon. The literature and documentation about VROC is ridiculously inconclusive. There were things that I was able to do that the documentation said that I wouldn't be able to do.

    Take a look at Q17 at the bottom of page 3 of this official Intel VROC (Virtual Raid on CPU) FAQ pdf:
    So Intel's offical answer is "it might work, might not work. If you buy our key, you'll receive official support, but if not, you do so at your own risk."

    I packed both 512gb nvme SSDs and the ASUS pcie card and dropped them off at UPS for my return to Amazon. Probably going to get the 1TB SX8200 when the refund goes through, and then just forget about all this. x299 is trash. Going to start selling this stuff on ebay.
    Last edited: May 15, 2019
  2. BlueLineSwinger

    BlueLineSwinger Gawd

    Dec 1, 2011
    If drive performance really is as important as you've implied in this thread, I'd strongly reconsider the AData vs. a Samsung or WD. The SX8200 Pro is fine for what it is considering the price, but not close to being equal to a 970 Evo/Evo+/Pro or SN750.

    I went into more detail in this thread:

    And there's nothing inherently wrong with the X299 chipset (possibly excepting Intel's weird/stupid licensing for RAID and SSD caching). Don't go tossing perfectly good components out of frustration.