NVMe vs. SATA SSDs for Gamers

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by Phoenix, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. ole!!!

    ole!!! Notebook Prophet

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    i guess i have to dig through some stuff i got from ssd reviewers for you lol. btw intel's ssd is known for its reliability and steady state performance. also it's 4k random write performance, top notch.
     
  2. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOKS = That sucks! Dont wast your $$ on FILTH

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    Steady state performance doesn’t help very much in boot:D More for more demanding tasks:p HeHe
    Even the worst ssd trash can boot up your OS quite fast.
     
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  3. Phoenix

    Phoenix Super Tweaker

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    yes it was super fast once you're in Windows, but before that, it's no faster than an HDD until you boot....

    There was a big long thread about this on the Intel Forums then Intel released a firmware update to supposedly fix the long initialization issue during boot but it didn't fix anything really...
     
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    Phoenix Super Tweaker

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    like my wife's 4 year old Dell Vostro taptop which has a 512GB Crucial MX100 SSD....press the power button, blink your eyes...and that BGA laptop is on the desktop :rolleyes: [​IMG]
     
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    ole!!! Notebook Prophet

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    you're right, they dont.

    intel's stand point on ssd is that they dont target much consumers, which is why their 750 do so well in 4k writes and steady state as they were originally enterprise SSDs with a bit changed firmware while controller remain the same i think.

    though steady state performances will clearly show its superiority when you are doing bunch of stuff on the SSD, like for example if you were to do work while torrent heavily on 750, it will top all other consumer level SSDs, even best some of the better NVMe SSDs.

    on the other hand boot is made up of mostly sequential and random read range from 512b to 2MB many different block size, most in range of 4-8K i think so having a right stripe size matters too and thats where sammy's SSD is strong on read because they love overclocking their controller and their firmware is targeted in those area. however with znand coming out from samsung and optane from intel, those things are in the past because it'll get into the realm of ram disk's speed, bout half of it.
     
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    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Western Digital has announced a 2TB SATA M.2 for $639, it's listed on Amazon, but it's currently unavailable.

    There's a Western Digital notification option for when it's released :)

    WD BLUE 3D NAND SATA SSD
    Capacity 250GB 500GB 1TB 2TB
    Form Factor 2.5” 7mm M.2 2280
    https://www.wdc.com/products/internal-ssd/wd-blue-3d-nand-sata-ssd.html#WDS200T2B0B

    Specification PDF:
    https://www.wdc.com/content/dam/wdc...ssets/eng/spec_data_sheet/2879-800092-A00.pdf

    WD Blue 3D NAND 2TB PC SSD - SATA III 6 Gb/s M.2 2280 Solid State Drive - WDS200T2B0B
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073SBW3VD/ref=psdc_1292116011_t3_B01KKZLX46?th=1
     
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  7. Donald@HIDevolution

    Donald@HIDevolution Company Representative

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    We offer this upgrade on our website.
     
  8. HTWingNut

    HTWingNut Potato

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    Sounds great, but will you sell it independently without buying a system?
     
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    Donald@HIDevolution Company Representative

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    No, they are too scarce to do that now. Newegg and Amazon will have them soon.
     
  10. sinfolmatt

    sinfolmatt Notebook Geek

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    Thanks. This helped a non gamer also. Was originally planning on getting a small Samsung 960 in a new purchase and a 1tb hdd. Now I will probably get an m.2 sata ssd and spend the savings on upgrading the hdd to an ssd
     
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