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  1. Cheapest version of 3D XPoint (Intel Optane) I see at Newegg is roughly $2/GB, and Micron's version is even faster than Intel's, so it will probably cost more. So I strongly doubt this would make it into PS5 unless there's some fancy $1k ultra-bling-bling edition.
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    Replacing HDD with SSD - Does size matter?

    Well, a lot more tools can definitely do smaller -> bigger for a clone. Maybe whoever you talked to was not familiar with the other tools.
  3. IIRC they all have a DRAM cache so buy whatever's cheapest.
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    Replacing HDD with SSD - Does size matter?

    I think EaseUS and some others have products that can do this.
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    Transfer car HDD

    Googling suggests you read in audio CDs one by one and it rips them to some digital format (presumably MP3) and stores on the hard drive.
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    Transfer car HDD

    You might be SOL. Honda uses the same system in several vehicles, might be worth checking around...
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    Best 1TB+ HDD

    Ah, excellent. RAID is not a backup. You understand.
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    Best 1TB+ HDD

    I'd grab the cheapest brand-new major name brand (WD/HGST, Toshiba, or Seagate) 2.5" drive you can find. If you want a little more performance, a SSHD (basically a hard disk with a few GB of flash memory as cache) if it's not much of a price increase would be the way to go-- Seagate's FireCuda line is an example. 2.5" mostly because it's generally designed to be much more resistant to shock damage, so your odds of the retailer improperly packing the drive matter less to the drive's ultimate fate...
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    Which of these SSD's are best?

    Your task is read performance focused, and all the SSDs there should perform about the same.
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    850 EVO vs 970 EVO

    What are your source and destination of the transfer? Is the folder/files transferred exactly the same? As far as real-world use feeling exactly the same that doesn't surprise me, typical (even enthusiast) end-user workloads are so light on the disk that while NVMe drives, technically faster, just don't have enough disk I/O in such situations to show off their performance. What does AS-SSD or CrystalDiskMark or something else say? I'm wondering if you have a host based disk cache enabled or something on the 850 EVO... but again I don't want to jump to too many conclusions here.
  11. Other sites say 136 layers, and less thru-holes required, which hopefully simplifies production. I'm looking forward to what's next!
  12. What exact drives are you considering for your purchase? We can throw things at the wall til it sticks, but focusing on what you're actually thinking about buying might be a more efficient use of time.
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    Multiple HBA incompatibility issue

    That depends on the motherboard-- that said, many motherboards only allow one option ROM to load during the boot cycle, hence the issue you're experiencing...
  14. So they sell Lexar 2 years ago and now come back as Micron? I don't get it?
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    Compatible RAID cards Dell Precision 490

    That's a PCI-e v1.1 chipset, most higher-end SAS RAID cards are x8, so 2000MB/sec max... depending on the drives you plan to use, this is a case where you might actually end up PCI-e slot bandwidth limited? As far as what works, in theory PCI-e is all backwards compatible, so I'd say buy whatever's modern and give it a shot. Buy from a place with a good return policy if you're concerned.
  16. Your video benchmarks would be much, much more useful with CODEC and bitrate? Emphasis mine. Given that this is a system review, I was surprised you didn't include any benchmarks to back up the gaming or audio claims made-- no gaming benchmarks/comparisons to other systems, no even basic audio benchmarks/measurements of things like DPC latency? And video encoding wasn't tested, only decoding? Also for an office system, noise, while not critical, might deserve some observations, especially under heavy load doing the gaming or video and audio mentioned? I realize this is StorageReview and not MotherboardReview.
  17. Derp, apologies, I see you guys actually wrote it out "terabytes written" in the text. I was looking for it in the spec chart as well as for "TBW" and missed it. Controller type-- fair point, but non-storage focused, more mainstream hardware sites like Anandtech, Tom's Hardware, and Techpowerup all still include it, so I was curious why a specifically-storage-focused generally hasn't been mentioning it. (and geeks like me care... )
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    Computex 2019 Roundup Discussion

    Any idea which controller ADATA and PNY's new NVMe PCI-e 4.0 SSDs are using? IIRC Phison is the only one with a controller that's announced, SMI said Q2 2020... I'm curious what else is out/coming up?
  19. That's a pretty solid endurance, about 1 DPWD (drive write per day) vs. the 0.3 to 0.5 DWPD typically seen on consumer SSDs... any idea how much overprovisioning they're doing? TechpowerUp says it's 512GB on the 480GB model so that's nothing out of the ordinary, I assume they're using higher-grade 3D NAND than their desktop consumer line-up? Definitely not enough drives with this!
  20. Not sure this is feasible, but could we ask if you could color-code, shade, or pattern your bar graphs? Especially the first chart, which has something like 30+ SSD's in it... it's hard to find the drive being reviewed. Also I noticed SR often has no mention of endurance or controller type-- I assume that's something you guys don't consider important?
  21. Yar, as noted... the cost per TB reflects that it's the highest-end, premium drive at the moment. Cost per TB, at least when I checked today at Newegg, is much more reasonable-- and quite similar-- for the 12TB and 14TB...
  22. The former yes... the latter, hopefully not, at least given typical user web browsing and a system with enough memory. Unless in this case "typical use" does more than Facebook, Powerpoint, and Youtube... *grins*
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    AT computer

    That's circa 1996 or so, you may hit the 33.8GB limit in your system's BIOS and hence the drive might not work (best case if your BIOS has the 33.8GB limit is you can't see the full capacity of the drive). So you may be SOL.
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    Toshiba L200

    Correct. Although keep in mind even a single write large enough may cause you to see the performance hit.
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    Looking for 32G pcie gen3 x4 M.2 (2242)

    Cheapest unit I see on Newegg is a MyDigitalSSD 120GB SBXe (MDNVME42-SBXe-0128), but it's PCI-e x2 only, bigger than you specified, and DRAM-less. If your PCI-e x4 and 32GB requirements are firm then as Brian said, you might not have much in the way of options.