The SSD I wanted and needed over 11 Years Ago is Finally real.

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  1. tilleroftheearth

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    Intel Debuts 'World's Fastest SSD,' the PCIe 4.0 Optane SSD P5800X | Tom's Hardware

    In 2009 SSD's were a bad joke for doing real work, day after day, in a production environment.

    It took Intel a few years to show the world how it should be done properly (not with the highest 'scores' in useless BM's, but rather, in real-world performance where it mattered). Many may feel Intel got surpassed when Samsung finally ditched their atrocious '840 Pro', so long ago. But that was only on the consumer front.

    Today, Intel is continuing its dominance with its Optane PCIe 4.0, P5800X.

    Consistency in performance, reliability, and dependability is what real performance is about. This drive has 'more'.

    This drive, along with 128GB or more RAM (4 Channel or better) is what should be driving today's desktops. Anything less is the 'budget' approach, by far. :)

    When you need to have the hardware, O/S and software become transparent and let you create, you need Optane, now. ;)
     
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    I've gone to NVMe drives for my main/boot drive, that is far better for my usage and saves on drive space for large HDD or SSD when it comes to store archive data. I think NVMe drives are the future SSD will become the backup like HDD became the backup. But with prices as they are still HDD will be the archive standard for the time being.
     
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    2.5" or NVMe is the same when we're talking SSD's. NVMe on a laptop that is used heavily? Glacially slow. Even below 2.5" HDD drive levels, still.

    Unless you can cool them at desktop build levels or better, there is almost no point in having the laptop with you if real work is required of it (over a sustained, full-day period).

    As a boot drive. All chocolate and roses. But I usually boot my systems once and make them work until I must stop...
     
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    I look forward to the day when today's RAM is entirely replaced with on-die cache, and what we call storage today is massive, modular NVM (or similar) faster than today's fastest RAM.

    But boy, Optane was a step in a good direction, and this next gen stuff is phenominal.
     
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    If my motherboard or laptop has the option for NVMe drives I will use that for my O/S drive and Software install for faster access. And they are getting bigger in NVMe drives so a O/S only takes 40-50 gb to install so that not alot of space taken so that leaves the rest for software install that you use on a daily basis. Current my needs are that and the HDD from 3tb-8tb are where my data/files I created are stored so should the NVMe fails if one is wondering I do also have a SSD that stores my O/S image so then restore and save the image to should I ever update the software with a clean image. I've learned from past mistake and experiences doing this will prevent one from going BALD when you loose your data especially if you keep it on the main drive.
     
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