Category: SSD

ADATA SU800 SATA SERIES NOW HAS 2TB MODEL

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ADATA SU800 series SSD drives are now available at up to 2TB in capacity, ADATA originally launched the SU800 series back in 2016 but now they have new capacity points to offer. The SU800 series are standard 2½” laptop size SSD drives. The SU800 are 7mm thick so they can fit most any machine. The …

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SSD MAINTENANCE

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SSD drives are increasingly popular for PC gaming boxes. With the recent move to motherboard mounted SSD drives, Windows is now faster to boot and games load faster. SSD drives need some minor maintenance. The disk optimizer in Windows 10 can TRIM SSD drives properly which is one of the many reasons to upgrade immediately, …

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INTEL OPTANE 905P

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Intel has a new model of their Optane phase change storage unit available. The 905P is based on NVMe PCI 3.0 x4 host interface, and available in two form factors – HHHL add-in card with LED light (960GB), and 2.5″ U.2 with heatsink on housing (480GB). The storage capacity is double the previous 900P series. …

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100TB SSD

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Yes it’s true, somebody has made a 3½” size SATA/SAS type SSD with 100TB of storage. Our 300R has 4 drive bays so that would be 400TB which should keep a handle on Steam games for a few months. A company called NIMBUS has the SSD in 100TB capacity. The Exadrive DC100 is the flagship …

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SAMSUNG PM1643 30TB SSD

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Samsung has improved over their last monster 15TB SSD with the new PM1643 30TB SSD monster.  Unfortunately none will be available for gaming as Samsung only wants to sell them to corporate data centers. With 30TB it would be possible to install every Steam game we own and still have room for iTunes etc. The …

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TEAMGROUP L5 SSD 480GB

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The TeamGroup L5 SSD 480GB (T2535T480G0C101)  is the top capacity model of the series. TeamGroup also markets memory and other solid state hardware. The L5 SSD is an entry level SSD marketed primarily to laptop users. The L5 SSD uses the  mature 2D NAND technology. Featuring great durability and low energy consumption, it has become the …

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KINGSTON A400 120GB SSD

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The Kingston A400 SSD drives are intended for laptop and desktop machines. The A400 dramatically improves the responsiveness of your existing system with incredible boot, loading and transfer times compared to mechanical hard drives. The S400 comes on basic card packaging used by hook style retail displays. There are no screws or other accessories included. …

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SAMSUNG 960 PRO & EVO SERIES M.2 SSD

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Samsung has now released a new series of M.2 SSD products under the 960 Evo and Pro groups. These new SSD products are promising to deliver more than 2GB/s of bandwidth. MZ-V6P512 (PRO 512 GB) MZ-V6P1T0 (PRO 1024 GB) MZ-V6P2T0 (PRO 2048 GB) MZ-V6E250 (EVO 256 GB) MZ-V6E500 (EVO 512 GB) MZ-V6E1T0 (EVO 1024GB) The highest …

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SSD ENDURANCE

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There has been a lot of development in the SSD market over the years. Today modern SSD products are very inexpensive but people should not take them for granted with their large MTBF ratings. The first SSD products suffered from firmware problems which adversely affected performance etc.  Some years have passed and new chips and …

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SFF-8639

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The SFF-8639 ia a faster interface designed primarily for SSD products in a 2½” form factor. More recently it has been rebadged as U.2 to compete with M.2 which is more constrained physically. Both U.2 and M.2 can use up to 4 PCI Express lanes. There are more pins which increase the bandwidth considerably to …

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BACKUP WITH FILE HISTORY

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File History is the new Backup solution that comes with Windows 8 and above. File history can now transparently backup Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos, and Desktop folders and the OneDrive files.as well. Beware that File History can use a fair amount of storage so its not a bad idea to have a larger capacity disk to …

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NVM EXPRESS

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Non Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) is an extension to the UEFI for SSD and other non volatile storage hardware It was designed for SSD and other technologies where latency is minimal and bandwidth can be much higher. NVMe is designed around the PCI Express hardware which has been in use since 2003. SSD are capable …

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SOLID STATE DRIVES (SSD)

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Solid state drives have become popular with many gaming machines. Changes in the industry will be bringing extreme performance for mainstream gaming rigs. TYPES SSD products started off with digital cameras. The move to video motivated the industry considerably. When mobile machines were equipped with SATA based products, it revolutionized their capabilities, it did not …

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SSD TRIM

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The trim command (ATA TRIM, SCSI UNMAP) allows an operating system to inform a SSD device that certain blocks are no longer active and can be reused. Trim has been available with SSD products very early on however operating system support lagged the hardware development. Early SSD drives often were wiped (reset) to be able …

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NVM EXPRESS

Non Volatile Memory Express was first seen at an Intel Developer’s forum back in 2007. The standard was not published however until April 2008. As of 2014 more than 65 corporations are now members. BIOS support is needed for NVMe support for primary boot. Intel Z-170 support NVMe with M.2 slots for SSD in addition …

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