Random Brand, odd form factor, cheap NVME 1TB

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Looks like the longer format (22110) is to accommodate capacitors (the yellow pieces in the middle of the board obscured by the label) for power-loss protection. Usually that's an enterprise-grade feature, but Lite-On isn't really known for operating in that space.
 

Jim Kim

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Looks like the longer format (22110) is to accommodate capacitors (the yellow pieces in the middle of the board obscured by the label) for power-loss protection. Usually that's an enterprise-grade feature, but Lite-On isn't really known for operating in that space.
You may be on to something.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/12089/liteon-announces-enterprise-epx-m2-nvme-ssds

They make "M.2 M-Key NVME AHCI SSD to PCI-E 3.0 16x 4X Adapter for 110mm 80mm SSD" adapters if there is a length issue.

https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/liteon-epx-kw960-epx-series-oem-960gb.271545/

 

Luke M

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"Enterprise" drives have high idle power (2.4W in this case), but otherwise should work nicely. Assuming it's new and not a used drive in disguise...
 

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I really think I'd rather take a PM953 or something for a few $ more on eBay...
 

kirbyrj

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I really think I'd rather take a PM953 or something for a few $ more on eBay...

Cheapest I saw was $88 which is a 25.7% increase in price. I'd probably buy the Samsung though even at a slightly higher price.
 

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Liteon, have not seen that brand in like 15-20 years lol.. cd/dvdroms etc if I remember right from back in the day
Came here to post this, first time I've seen a Liteon branded product since I built a full PC tower back in college. Don't think I've used a DVD drive since then.
 

legcramp

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Performs similar to my Samsung 950 Pro 512gb but runs way cooler.

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Seems to have much better read speeds than advertised. Perhaps I will use the one I ordered to replace the 3.2TB Fusion IO drive I have sitting in the second PCIe 16x slot.
 

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I just purchased two of these drives. They are going to be used for game storage, I think.

I checked and all five of the Ryzen compatible motherboards in the house have at least 1 M.2 slot capable of handling a 110mm drive (2x Tomahawk B350, an ASUS B350-Plus, an ASUS ROG STRIX B450-F and an ASUS Prime X570-P). I'm in the process of transitioning from the Tomahawk B350 to the Prime X570 board, so if at some point I upgrade to a PCIE 4.0 drive I can move one of these to a different rig in the house. The other one will go into my wife's rig as the secondary M.2 drive on her B450-F.

At $70 these are a steal IMO. Even the cheapo 1TB 2.5" SSDs with no DRAM have barely ever touched that price point, and they are way slower.
 

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Well, this is a downgrade in benches from the $117 Eluktronics Eluktro Pro-X G2 500GB PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe I've had since 2018 but perfect for a secondary game drive. Can't complain. Have two off-brand NVME now, both with DRAM, for next to no cost:

500GB Pro-X G2 from 2018:

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
CrystalDiskMark 8.0.0 x64 (C) 2007-2020 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World: https://crystalmark.info/
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
* MB/s = 1,000,000 bytes/s [SATA/600 = 600,000,000 bytes/s]
* KB = 1000 bytes, KiB = 1024 bytes

[Read]
SEQ 1MiB (Q= 8, T= 1): 2243.385 MB/s [ 2139.5 IOPS] < 3736.04 us>
SEQ 1MiB (Q= 1, T= 1): 2175.268 MB/s [ 2074.5 IOPS] < 481.81 us>
RND 4KiB (Q= 32, T= 1): 636.029 MB/s [ 155280.5 IOPS] < 199.52 us>
RND 4KiB (Q= 1, T= 1): 69.394 MB/s [ 16941.9 IOPS] < 58.94 us>

[Write]
SEQ 1MiB (Q= 8, T= 1): 1647.482 MB/s [ 1571.2 IOPS] < 5082.44 us>
SEQ 1MiB (Q= 1, T= 1): 1687.672 MB/s [ 1609.5 IOPS] < 620.98 us>
RND 4KiB (Q= 32, T= 1): 486.492 MB/s [ 118772.5 IOPS] < 266.75 us>
RND 4KiB (Q= 1, T= 1): 214.163 MB/s [ 52285.9 IOPS] < 19.03 us>


LiteOn:

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CrystalDiskMark 8.0.0 x64 (C) 2007-2020 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World: https://crystalmark.info/
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
* MB/s = 1,000,000 bytes/s [SATA/600 = 600,000,000 bytes/s]
* KB = 1000 bytes, KiB = 1024 bytes

[Read]
SEQ 1MiB (Q= 8, T= 1): 2243.834 MB/s [ 2139.9 IOPS] < 3735.34 us>
SEQ 1MiB (Q= 1, T= 1): 1639.648 MB/s [ 1563.7 IOPS] < 639.27 us>
RND 4KiB (Q= 32, T= 1): 484.848 MB/s [ 118371.1 IOPS] < 261.76 us>
RND 4KiB (Q= 1, T= 1): 38.589 MB/s [ 9421.1 IOPS] < 106.02 us>

[Write]
SEQ 1MiB (Q= 8, T= 1): 856.223 MB/s [ 816.6 IOPS] < 9773.56 us>
SEQ 1MiB (Q= 1, T= 1): 863.089 MB/s [ 823.1 IOPS] < 1214.02 us>
RND 4KiB (Q= 32, T= 1): 368.736 MB/s [ 90023.4 IOPS] < 355.30 us>
RND 4KiB (Q= 1, T= 1): 175.711 MB/s [ 42898.2 IOPS] < 23.22 us>
 

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Seems to have much better read speeds than advertised. Perhaps I will use the one I ordered to replace the 3.2TB Fusion IO drive I have sitting in the second PCIe 16x slot.
Ugg how many sub drives does that 3.2 already show up as in the OS.
 
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