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Discussion in 'Storage & Backup' started by tfroggydawg, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. ni9ht_5ta1k3r

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    you can't predict it. you either buy what's available or you wait.
     
  2. adamsleath

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    .....why would we need it? current nvme drives will be bottlenecked by other things. other mech. storage. etc. way too expensive to be going for larger nvme ssd's right now.

    if you need that ridiculous amount of storage just buy a tape drive.

    or just put them ssd's in RAID 0...for bitchin speeds :rolleyes:
     
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  3. shane41

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    Been rocking my OCZ Vertex 4 128's like forever :lol: But I notice with the drives 40% full for benching is pain ...
    Just the ease of having more files available on the C drive makes a noticeable slow down when restarted.
    ie like a full minute after the start up stuff is finished.

    Stuffed if I know but " growin old waiting " for the machine to be usable.
    Spent up :weirdo: Intel - 760p Series 256GB ... might try raiding these suckers. Don't support Samsung if you ask, any other brand yes.
     
  4. congoh

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    Huh? How is NVMe bottlenecked by other mech HDD?
    Whole point of NVMe SSD (or SSD in general) is to have software that can take advantage of speed/bandwidth separately so it's not bottlenecked.
    If you want everything on SSD then you're missing the point of SSD.
     
  5. Zee

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    I'm waiting for 2.5" to be reasonable priced for about 2TB, at which point I'll start using it for my NAS for music and video streaming

    Z...
     
  6. adamsleath

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    what software? and how much nvme space is required to run it?

    nvme raid 0, bitchin.

    sata 3 raid 0 ...bitchin... cheaper.

    and exponentially more expensive large ssds...obviously not cost effective.
     
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  7. shane41

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    Keen keen keen .... have to wait for it to arrive.

    Guys I've seen screenshots in here ... what's the max read/ write sequential that can be expected?
    Some samsung 960 do 3200 read? but not benefit from the raid as maxed? I'm guessing here.
    But the write side improved.
     
  8. BuD

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    is msy a good price for the samsung 960 evo?
     
  9. EvilGenius

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    Ordinarily I'd say check it on staticice, but it appears to be broken at the moment :Paranoid:

    MSY's price is $20 below PCCG, so it's probably about as good as you're going to get without ordering from amazon or ebay with a sale.
     
  10. BuD

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    thanks mate, yeah checked ebay as i had a 20% off code for a day but they price jacked and it was more expensive.

    The 960 evo seems to be 1 of the best ssd for price around at the moment?

    scrap the 500gig looks like the 1tb much better deal
     
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  11. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Unfortunately the 1tb seems to be (annoyingly) hanging around the $600 price mark for some time now, with occasional discounts putting it just under $600 :/
     
  12. BuD

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    yeah only reason i paid that much was i can claim as tax deduction so that reduces a good amount of the price else i would have got the 500 but man so much more room to play with 1tb
     
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    I can't do a RAID compare as I only have/need one NVME slot. The top shot is a single 512GB 960 Pro, the lower shot is a 16GB RAMDISK (half of my RAM). If its pure numbers you want, then the RAMDISK smashes everything. I'm sure for other people, there might(?) be a benefit in Raid0 with NVME, but seriously, I suspect the improvement will not make any real world difference. A single NVME is just so fast... it comes down to benchmark numbers, not really making any difference to the actual user experience.

    I'm finding even the RAMDISK doesn't make a noticeable difference to anything, for MY use case at least. Your experience may be different, given you probably use your rig for completely different things than I use mine for.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Lucky man! The 1TB will allow me to finally ditch my last mech drive.
     
  15. shane41

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    Ratzz ... went with 760's. I know Intel's aren't fast as Samsung. A little cheaper. Been in since last night.
    Noticeable difference once Windows boots, the programs are straight up to open. Before major slow downs.
    Sequential on the old Vertex 4 was about 300+ or striped about 700. These things are over 2000. Might split them up later for x2 pc's they are plenty overkill.

    See post in Crystalmarks thread. Pics there
     
  16. OJR

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    Hnnnnnnghhhh dat ass!
     
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    Damn, hadn't even noticed that.. I was looking at the mountains ;)
     
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    Looking at setting up a bunch of VM's on an SSD, from what I can see a samsung 850 pro (the ~200 for 500gb one) would be a better choice than others simply due to random 4k read/write performance smashing others close in price. Or have I drunk some kool aid and not noticed?
     
  19. shane41

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    Criticism I had for previous Samsungs " optimized to run in the 6GB cache " That benchmark result showed as clear leaders.

    Have things changed? I highly doubt it. Why I support any other brand & cheaper as well.
    Before you all come along rattling your Samsung sabre's @ me. I clearly don't give a flying fuKK anyway to be disproved on the theory.
     
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