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Offline Carl2 Topic starter
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I once had a computer (before SSD's) with 2 mechanical drives set up in raid for speed, not a bad system and ran for ages without problems.  I don't think I'd care for external drives but I do like the hot swap drives in the Gateway, just slide a drive in the bay.
  So I'll go with Kiss ( keep it simple stupid ) quicker and easier in the long run. 
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Posted March 19, 2016, 11:05:48 AM Logged

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Keep it simple, sounds good Carl2

M.2 for OS and programs and as big SATA SSD as you can get for file storage.

 
Posted March 19, 2016, 12:37:16 PM Logged

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  I'm seeing some great prices for SSD's at Newegg, 149 for a Samsung 500 Gb sounds about right for me.  It's hard to believe prices have dropped that low.  I'd like to put in Blender and play with the 3 D figures but for the time and effort put in I don't have enough confidence to think I'll get very far. Spending is at a min now till my funds are higher.
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Anyone been keeping an eye on SSDs lately ?

Looking for around 500GB if someone has seen something nice Smiley
Posted November 01, 2016, 21:30:40 PM Logged

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Are you talking SATA or M.2 ?

Either way Samsung still look good today.
Posted November 01, 2016, 21:52:24 PM Logged

Offline Freddy
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Actually half that might be okay too.

Looks like the Samsungs seem to be holding their ground.

EDIT: posted at the same time.

Internal SATA. I think I will get a Samsung. It's mainly going to be for games.

This might do it : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-inch-Solid-State-Drive/dp/B01AAKZRP2/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1478037202&sr=1-1
Posted November 01, 2016, 21:54:10 PM Logged

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Bang for bucks is pretty good on that one, most people seem to go for the 850 these days but whether you would actually notice anything between them in games, probably not.
Posted November 01, 2016, 22:23:30 PM Logged

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  I keep looking at the PCIe drives and I'm still waiting for that new cpu,
I'd like to see what they say about the AMD cpu.
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Posted November 02, 2016, 13:29:20 PM Logged

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I see that Corsair have released a new M.2 drive, it's competing with Samsung at the top level, here is a video of some early benchmarks, there is also some info in there about the Samsung M.2's.

It seems that Samsung are still the boss when it comes to M.2.

Posted January 02, 2017, 14:16:23 PM Logged

Offline Carl2 Topic starter
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  Nice that you found that Data, the 960 isn't being sold at Newegg yet. The same thing a bigger the drive the quicker it is, I wonder if I'm ready for a 500 Gb yet.  Amazing Boot times I didn't think it could get that low.
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There has been a huge leap made in SSD technology from Intel, they are calling it 3D Xpoint originally announced by Intel in 2015, now available to buy, at high cost of course.

It seems to be capable of speeds around 1000 x faster than the SSD's we use now. so lots of potential there, however I should point out that it is capable of going much faster than our PC's are, They will need to catch up with 3D Xpoint.

Oh it also has a longer life than our SSD's do.

Not something we should rush out to get but good news regarding the future of SSD's.
Posted March 20, 2017, 16:25:50 PM Logged

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Interesting, found these snippets...

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Performance is described as slightly better than NAND flash

Not anything to write home about yet.

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Individual data cells do not need a transistor, so packing density will be four times that of DRAM

Which is good.

I wonder if this is anything to do with mristor tech?
Posted March 20, 2017, 17:46:59 PM Logged
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And a vid for those that like to stare at things.

Posted March 20, 2017, 17:59:06 PM Logged
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Yes they are calling it "transistor-less technology", it sounds like memristors to me.

PCIe is going to need to get faster to keep up with these monsters. A good M.2 is now only a small amount away from saturating the PCIe x 4 bus.
Posted March 22, 2017, 11:30:52 AM Logged

Offline Carl2 Topic starter
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  A faster PCIe has already been thought of and is included in the in the Intel roadmap.  I saw a vid of a computer build with the NVMe storage in raid 0 and the boot time was 7 sec, I've got 10 sec with a regular SSD.  It seems the biggest thing is making things smaller which allows a computer with more cores.
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