SSD Thread (Benchmarks, Brands, News, and Advice)

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by Greg, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. Aivxtla

    Aivxtla Notebook Evangelist

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    Corsair MP510 is a good drive and pretty cheap, uses a Phison E12 controller and Toshiba NAND. No issues with power state switching and good performance. It’s like $200-250 for 2TB on Amazon (~$200 when on sale occasionally) and like $100-125 for 1 TB, $64 for 512 GB there are 128/256 versions as well. The HP EX950 is ok but it uses a Silicon Motion controller which is kinda weak, but for the average user it’s should also be fine.
     
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  2. tilleroftheearth

    tilleroftheearth Wisdom listens quietly...

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    Depending on the price, the 1TB Intel 660P (or 2TB! ;) ), may be the best option for very good performance with very low power draw.

     
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    Robbo99999 Notebook Prophet

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    And the Sabrent Rocket 1TB which I talked about in recent posts, also based on Phison E12 controller and Toshiba NAND - I've got that one and performance is good, haven't measured any power draw with it though, it's in a desktop.
     
  4. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOK's Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    HP Warns That Some SSD Drives Will Fail at 32,768 Hours of Use bleepingcomputer.com | Now 26, 2019
    HP released firmware updates for a number of its Serial-Attached SCSI solid-state drives to prevent their failure at exactly 32,768 hours of operation time.

    According to the advisory, the failure is unavoidable unless the new firmware is installed, and SSDs installed at the same time are likely to fail "nearly simultaneously."
     
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  5. hmscott

    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Fortunately those level of users will be aware of such potential issues and be able to service their hardware as part of their normal maintenance.

    As part of most storage frames are the tray and individual drive firmware updates, and those all get rolled up into regular storage farm updates run on a regular basis.

    It's a silly error, and I hope no one slips through the cracks - don't forget to keep running backups just in case - but it's bound to catch someone somewhere due to company changes or putting hardware offline due to project transitions - coming back to life later in the secondary market - that's where it could bite many - once the drives are taken out of the normal maintenance cycle.

    Also, this doesn't really affect consumers directly - no laptops I know of have SAS drives, and only special server / workstation motherboards will support them OOTB.

    Thanks for sharing the news. :)

    Also, don't try to retrofit SAS 2.5" drives into laptops, SAS drives use 12v and laptops don't provide 12v, only 3.3v and 5v.
     
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  6. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Some NVMe drivers expose themselves as SCSI protocol. Next, we might need FC SAN on laptops to get more performance out of the RAID drives.
     
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  7. Tinderbox (UK)

    Tinderbox (UK) BAKED BEAN KING

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    Amazon UK, Deal of the Day, Has the "Samsung 860 EVO 1 TB SATA 2.5" Internal SSD " for £94.99 in the UK, Amazon`s in other countries may have the same deal.

    John.
     
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