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My hard drive keeps failing, but every diagnostic I run returns fine.

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On 1/15/2018 at 4:47 PM, StevenAbraham said:

Also anyone with an ssd, do you think it is worth the extra dough? Please keep in mind money is tight right now for me but I do appreciate good performance. 

Absolutely, and even more so when you move around with it often (SSDs don't have mechanical parts to read/write). The performance gain would just be a plus then, and presumably the size won't matter much if your important data is cloud-based.

In case anyone else has a HDD vs SSD question (for desktop): consider M.2 SSD if your motherboard supports it. The Samsung 960 Evo is close to 2.5" SSDs, and offer about ~6x reads and ~3x writes (with the assumption most SSDs are 500/500 MB/s read/write; Samsung 960 Evo offers 3200 MB/s read and 1500 MB/s write).

Either way - get that disk replaced before it dies completely!

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1 hour ago, Nouish said:

The Samsung 960 Evo is close to 2.5" SSDs, and offer about ~6x reads and ~3x writes (with the assumption most SSDs are 500/500 MB/s read/write; Samsung 960 Evo offers 3200 MB/s read and 1500 MB/s write).

You'll have to have quite a specific setup to get those speeds.

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9 hours ago, Arix said:

You'll have to have quite a specific setup to get those speeds.

True, but I do hit benchmarks close to those advertised ones (which are always on the higher end of what you'll actually have):

Samsung 960 Evo M.2 NVMe:

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Samsung 840 Evo 2.5" SSD for comparison:

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Added 2.5" SSD for comparison

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13 hours ago, Nouish said:

True, but I do hit benchmarks close to those advertised ones (which are always on the higher end of what you'll actually have):

Samsung 960 Evo M.2 NVMe:

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Samsung 840 Evo 2.5" SSD for comparison:

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Yeah me not so much:


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However, my mobo manufacturer sent me a free PCIe adapter for this SSD which I haven't tested yet.

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57 minutes ago, Arix said:

Yeah me not so much:


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However, my mobo manufacturer sent me a free PCIe adapter for this SSD which I haven't tested yet.

That's weird. Is your motherboard NVMe compatible (having M.2 slot doesn't mean it is). And the driver - did you install that?

http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/DR/201710/20171026151637517/Samsung_NVM_Express_Driver_2.3.exe

 

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12 minutes ago, Nouish said:

That's weird. Is your motherboard NVMe compatible (having M.2 slot doesn't mean it is). And the driver - did you install that?

http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/DR/201710/20171026151637517/Samsung_NVM_Express_Driver_2.3.exe

 

Yes and yes. It's also dependent on the CPU (PCIe) and the design of the motherboard.

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4 hours ago, Arix said:

Yes and yes. It's also dependent on the CPU (PCIe) and the design of the motherboard.

Ooh. You have it in a PCIe adapter? Might explain it then. I use a built-in M.2 slot (ASUS ROG Strix Z370-E Gaming).

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5 hours ago, Nouish said:

Ooh. You have it in a PCIe adapter? Might explain it then. I use a built-in M.2 slot (ASUS ROG Strix Z370-E Gaming).

No, I do not, I have it as a solution. The adapter should be faster than the M.2 slot on the mobo, because, with the CPU I have (i7-6800K --> 28 lanes) it is running in PCIe 2.0 x2. With the adapter, I could put it in a PCIe 3.0 x16 slot.

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