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  1. ADATA, HP, and Mushkin all use the SM2262 controller. There are some pretty decent products out there. Here for example is the 2TB Mushkin with the SM2262 controller. http://www.poweredbymushkin.com/Home/index.php/catalog/solid-state-drives/pilot/item/1401-pilot-2tb-mknssdpl2tb-d8#specifications https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226891&Description=mushkin 2tb ssd&cm_re=mushkin_2tb_ssd-_-20-226-891-_-Product For the price, it's not bad for a 2TB SSD. I suppose it would compete in the bracket occupied by SSDs like the Samsung 970 Evo, although just somewhat slower. The random performance is looking good though.
  2. Looks like we have this now: https://www.pcper.com/reviews/Storage/Samsung-Enterprise-SSD-Roundup-883-DCT-983-DCT-983-ZET-Z-SSD-Tested/Samsung-983-ZET- Not quite as fast as Optane, but still decent.
  3. Looks like 10 months now. https://www.anandtech.com/show/12376/samsung-launches-zssd-sz985-up-to-800gb-of-znand If it is not available on retail, does anyone have it except for early partners who are sampling pre-release versions?
  4. Z-NAND was originally hyped up to be a competitor to 3d XPoint and was said to be close to 3D XPoint in performance, although not as fast, but closer to NAND in pricing. On paper, the specs look quite impressive. https://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/global.semi/file/resource/2018/08/Brochure_Samsung_S-ZZD_SZ985_1804.pdf Samsung says up to 750k IOPs in random read speeds and the other statistics are pretty competitive with a NVMe SSD. Are there any reviews or early previews?
  5. Has anyone seen the reviews of the new Silicon Motion SM2262EN controller? The early benchmarks are very promising. http://www.thessdreview.com/featured/silicon-motion-sm2262en-controller-preview-2tb/ https://www.anandtech.com/show/13131/the-silicon-motion-sm2262en-ssd-controller-preview The random performance looks promising. Nothing short of Optane and maybe Samsung Z-NAND is a competitor. It does have its weak points, but shows some promise. At least we have a marketplace that is not totally dominated right now by 1 company.
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    Samsung SSD 970 PRO Review

    Seems like just a small incremental step forward for Samsung. I wonder why they didn't offer a 2TB version? There was a 2TB version of the SSD 960 Pro.
  7. Very strange that WD declined to sample for review. Here's Anandtech's review: https://www.anandtech.com/show/12543/the-western-digital-wd-black-3d-nand-ssd-review It's competitive with the Samsung 960 EVO. The random write seems to be pretty good especially. I wonder if WD will release an MLC version of this SSD.
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    Samsung 860 EVO SSD Review Discussion

    Interesting review. With more channels in parallel, would a larger SSD 860 EVO do any better?
  9. I am very curious how well a SLC 3D NAND SSD might do against Optane. Still, now that the cat is out of the bag, the random performance is especially impressive. Perhaps not 1000x that of NAND, but it does fit in the gap between DRAM and NAND I guess. Price is expensive, as you would expect for a premium product. I'm interested to see what Micron will release as well.
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    Intel Releases Optane 900P SSD Series

    It's about $1.25 per GB, which is not terrible, but not exceptional either. Is the 480GB version just a less/no overprovisioned version of the 375 GB version? Going by this, it looks like the big advantage will be the high 4k Random Performance. https://www.anandtech.com/show/11953/the-intel-optane-ssd-900p-review Do we know if Micron will be releasing anything as well?
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    Intel Optane Memory Review Discussion

    Do you mean by use Optane in a U.2 with a larger storage or as an SSD cache the way DRAM is?
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    Intel Optane Memory Review Discussion

    The 4k random is the main reason to buy this Optane Memory. I guess the fact that for day to day use, most consumer workloads are where Optane is strong, which is a mark in this thing's favor. But in other regards, it doesn't do much better than SSDs. Yeah, 32GB is too small. Even many games are bigger these days than 32GB for example. It is really expensive nad hard to justify for what you get though. You could get a much bigger TLC SATA SSD for the same price. It might be interesting to see what Micron releases under the QuantX brand - same 3D XPoint, perhaps a different controller though.
  13. See the following: http://www.anandtech.com/show/11209/intel-optane-ssd-dc-p4800x-review-a-deep-dive-into-3d-xpoint-enterprise-performance http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-optane-3d-xpoint-p4800x,5030.html Latency seems better and the Read performance at 4k at QD1 on the Anandtech review is very good.
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    Intel Releases Optane Memory

    That drive write per day doesn't seem too much 32 GB on 100 GB/writes per day - that's barely 3 DWPD, which is about the same as an enterprise TLC SSD. That falls well short of expectations IMO of 3D XPoint's claimed endurance and certainly nowhere near DRAM. I wonder if these are low binned 3D XPoint.
  15. Is anyone else underwhelmed b y the endurance of these drives? It's not like RAM which basically lasts forever (ok maybe the the radioactive decay of key elements might cause issues). 30x DWPD is not that much. A PM1725 with NAND is 5 DWPD. With SLC and the same amount of overprovisioning, we are looking at 50x easily. 10x DWPD is just double that of many NAND SSDs. It is looking like this thing's QD1 performance, low latency, and worse case performance might be the only things going for it. Judging by the price it's not that far from DRAM itself.