I wouldn't worry about flashing the latest version.hi i just ordered the 1TB version off Amazon after being pretty impressed with the 512gb version. My question is where do you find these firmwares?
Probably the most sensible way to get 2TB without using the slightly slower and more expensive 2TB drives.I have 2 of these and I am thinking about spanning them as a single volume
It was the premium, they've been pretty much matching MC's price, I think.Was it the Premium or the Pro model?
The premium model at Microcenter is much faster. The ones on Amazon are usually the Pro.
It has amazing sequential performance, but personally I am not convinced sequential performance is really what matters.What other drive that is a 1TB that performs like this for around $100?
I use these on my two ADATA SSDs
works great, super cheap, you can find variations of colors from a bunch of different sellers but they're all the same thing. Leaving the nand naked isnt that big of a deal considering the entire thing is gonna heatup from all the heat the controller produces, and you likely aren't going to have a fan directly on the thing.
I've never had any issues at least.
As for the performance of my SABRENT Rocket. So far It's definitely faster than my old NVME drive (an ancient ADATA SX8000) but i've pretty much just been doing loading tests and seeing what it feels like. Definitely a worthwhile buy thus far, as it frees up my other drive for other uses.
I looked back through the thread and found these:I think it was mentioned earlier but it's 1am and I don't want to go digging through the thread 30 pages deep...
I need a small copper hestsink for the controller. I was told to leave the NAND naked, and based on the specs for these chips I am good with that. This is going to be just a steam storage drive and a second backup for 100GB of files..
My Mobo has a nice hestsink for the primary m.2 slot (which is Still PCI-E 4.0 along with my GPU thanks Asus) but the second slot is naked and sits all alone down by the 2nd PCI-E 16x slot.
I don't care that much but would be cool if I can get a black colored one. I assume we need a thermal pad that is sticky as well.
Can anyone recommend what you are using? I swear I had one in my Amazon cart that someone recommend but it's gone now.
If you could source a heatsink the size of the controller and attach just that, that would be best.I assume I could just put the 'sink on the top, that would cool the controller but then half the NAND will be cooler then the rest.
I've used the EK ones on WD SSDs, one NVMe and two SATA, and they work well. No discernible performance issues due to controller being too hot or NAND being too cool, but they are single-sided drives.One was an EK heatsink that someone said they tried
If you could source a heatsink the size of the controller and attach just that, that would be best.
The main reason to use a 'full drive' heatsink would be that the whole drive is getting so little cooling (do to placement or whatever else) that you simply need more mass to sink the heat away and prevent throttling.
I've used the EK ones on WD SSDs, one NVMe and two SATA, and they work well. No discernible performance issues due to controller being too hot or NAND being too cool, but they are single-sided drives.
They're both double sided, and there is also a chip of some sort on the bottom of the Sabrent Rocket. The amount of space between the chip on the "bottom" and the motherboard pcb is so tight that even just a thermal pad was too thick to prevent bowing of the nvme pcb.Were you Adata drives single sided? The reason I ask is that these drives are dual sided. I assume I could just put the 'sink on the top, that would cool the controller but then half the NAND will be cooler then the rest. Not sure what that will do. Probably nothing but I'm curious.
I have one thats enclosed with a little fan in it the only drawback is it also has an aggravating activity led onboard.