SSD Question

Discussion in 'hardware' started by WilliamP, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. WilliamP

    WilliamP Registered Member

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    I am looking at building myself a new computer and I am in the dark on what is going on with SSDs. I have been waiting for Intel to put out a kick butt processor. But it seems they aren't. I built my wife a computer a while back with an I7-2700k running at 4.6 . The Devils Canyon has a hard time running that fast. So it looks like the SSD is the only way I'm going to gain any speed. Now we have so many different types of SSDs. M2, PCIE, and now they are talking about NVME. I wish that some one could sort them out and explain which is the one to get?
     
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  2. whitedragon551

    whitedragon551 Registered Member

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    Just get a Samsung Evo Pro in what ever size you want and be done with it.
     
  3. TS4H

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    I agree completely. SSD is the best way to get performance. I have been using a Samsung 840 Evo Pro since availability with absolutely no issues and excellent performance. Samsung has released their 850 Evo, i suggest you really consider this drive. :thumb:
     
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    +1 :)
     
  5. WilliamP

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    I agree on your SSD choice, but it is a SATA drive and from what I have read SATA limits you. PCIE almost doubles the limit and NVME removes the speed limits. Of course it will probably be hard to notice the difference in speed.
     
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    Yes thats true. Sata is slower than PCIE, having said that if you connect your SSD to SATA 3 (if you have that on your motherboard), you will not notice any speed differentiation to that of PCIE. PCIE SSD's are still relatively expensive, and i believe they are still not widely available.

    Best value for money are still SATA 3 SSD.

    regards
     
  7. whitedragon551

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    SATA 6GB connections cant be maxed out by a SSD. The fastest SSD I have ever seen in a RAID 0, was dual Samsung Evo Pro's, it hit only 1Gb/s which is no where near 6Gb/s.
     
  8. 3x0gR13N

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    You mean 1GB/s in RAID 0. Sata 6Gb/s =~ 600MB/s sequential.
    Just look at the Intel P3700 review and you'll see the benefits PCIe and NVMe have over SATA/AHCI. Now, whether you'll notice the improvements in real life usage, it's down to individual use.
    You won't be able to buy PCIe NVMe SSD until next year, unless you want to spend a fortune on the server grade options.

    Edit: as for which SATA3 SSD, I'd go with the best price/perf., something like Crucial MX100.
     
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    Crucial SSD's have a terrible failure rate. There is a reason they are always selling refurbs and clearance sales at newegg.
     
  10. 3x0gR13N

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    Then Samsung EVO. There's no reason to go with the Samsung Pro, the slight performance difference and "better reliability" aren't worth the price diff.
     
  11. whitedragon551

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    My cost difference between the 2 is about $10. Definitely worth the extra $10 IMO.
     
  12. 3x0gR13N

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    I thought you meant the 850 Pro. If there's a good deal on the older 840 Pro then yes, 10$ extra is fine.
     
  13. xxJackxx

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    You've already got one. I've been running the i7-2600k at the same speed as you since 2011. I feel no need to upgrade the CPU. My last upgrade is what you are considering. SSD. I did a pair of the Intel SSD 730 series in RAID 0. No waiting for anything.
     
  14. BoerenkoolMetWorst

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    Never heard of Crucial being so terrible. In fact, they're one of the few consumer SSD's with power capacitors.
     
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