Intel NVME SSD Review - Storage just got sexy

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Intel NVME SSD Review - Storage just got sexy

Postby Solaias » Sat Apr 25, 2015 4:36 pm

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Re: Intel NVME SSD Review - Storage just got sexy

Postby Captain Glume » Sat Apr 25, 2015 11:05 pm

I thought about that card but saw some sad stats and backed off... What are your feelings?
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Re: Intel NVME SSD Review - Storage just got sexy

Postby Solaias » Sun Apr 26, 2015 2:18 am

I think the tech has some real promise, but like normal SSDs when they first came out I think it's expensive for the capacities atm. Certainly one to keep an eye on though.
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Re: Intel NVME SSD Review - Storage just got sexy

Postby Waxman » Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:48 pm

Im planning on getting one around August. Prices should drop from competition.
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Re: Intel NVME SSD Review - Storage just got sexy

Postby einnyen » Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:43 pm

You should really wait until the next version, or better yet, generation comes out.

Currently the controller is getting saturated at incredibly low levels of IO. Once they update the controller this piece of hardware will definitely be a must have.
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Re: Intel NVME SSD Review - Storage just got sexy

Postby Waxman » Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:15 am

I plan on installing SQ42on it. Probably will be able to wait till black Friday at earliest. I don't see SQ42 being released before Christmas.
I only have an X79 and an aging 3820 CPU and so I'd only get a max of 1500 on PCI 2.0.But still it's faster than an ssd. And I don't have to use system ram, I do have plenty of spare RAM but if I don't have to use it...
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Re: Intel NVME SSD Review - Storage just got sexy

Postby einnyen » Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:03 am

I forse an issue here, Wax...

Namely that these drives aren't bootable unless you're using an x97 or newer chipset. Individual motherboard manufacturers "might" release new UEFI/bios updates that will make this an option. Of course PCI lanes inherent in your CPU might be an issue as well, but I'm sure you'll be updating your core components at some point just like the rest of us.
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Re: Intel NVME SSD Review - Storage just got sexy

Postby Waxman » Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:51 am

I know it wont be bootable, I have a SSD for boot
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Re: Intel NVME SSD Review - Storage just got sexy

Postby Reaper » Mon May 18, 2015 2:39 pm

Solaias wrote:


Tom does the best reviews LOVE THE GUV and yea would hold off a bit on these.
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