Monday, April 6th 2020

AMD Cancels StoreMI Technology, Replacement Coming Soon

AMD today updated its Product Change Advisory with notes that its StoreMI software won't be available for download anymore. "AMD has decided to end-of-life the current version of the StoreMI technology, and effective March 31, 2020, AMD will no longer make this technology available for download on AMD.com. End users who download the current version of the StoreMI technology prior to March 31, 2020 may continue to use it thereafter (i.e. it will not be deactivated) but AMD will no longer provide any technical or end user support. Instead, AMD will focus its internal development resources on a replacement solution with a rearchitected feature set and a planned release window of 2Q20." - says the AMD Product Change Advisory website.

AMD's StoreMI technology offered users an option to combine up to 256 GB of SSD memory with a slower HDD, to provide "SSD like speeds with HDD like capacity", and it was supported from the second generation Ryzen processors until the current third generation, Ryzen 3000 series CPUs. Given that AMD is working on a replacement solution that is coming out in Q2, we expect that the new solution will be a better and more usable one, so we will report on it as soon as there is more information.
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11 Comments on AMD Cancels StoreMI Technology, Replacement Coming Soon

#1
GoldenX
Why did I saw this coming when B450 was announced to have it for free?
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sam_86314
Gave this a try, ended up not being too impressed with it. Aside from wearing out one of my SSDs surprisingly quickly, it sometimes made frequently used games load a little faster. The difference was miniscule.
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TheGuruStud
sam_86314
Gave this a try, ended up not being too impressed with it. Aside from wearing out one of my SSDs surprisingly quickly, it sometimes made frequently used games load a little faster. The difference was miniscule.
That's not how it works at all. You're saying you access many hundreds of gigabytes so regularly that it's constantly flushing the data? No.
And your frequently used games would load at nearly the same speed as SSD only.
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#4
JB_Gamer
Let's hope that the product Amd is releasing as replacement will have s SAFE setting. That is, if the SSD fails, the HDD will still have the data secured for access. Meaning, it will be used as a stand alone HDD.
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#5
kapone32
They need to increase the Capacity if they are bringing a replacement I know that you can get more from the creator. Anyway in a world of Storage Spaces, RAID cards and NVME who needs this anyway.
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newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
Meh, I use Primocache. I liked it much better than StoreMI. Primocache is with the little bit of money they ask.
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#7
Fouquin
This article reads like it was written two weeks ago.
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#8
mtcn77
newtekie1
Meh, I use Primocache. I liked it much better than StoreMI. Primocache is with the little bit of money they ask.
Unsurprisingly, it is the best ramcache software besting a nand cache software.
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sam_86314
newtekie1
Meh, I use Primocache. I liked it much better than StoreMI. Primocache is with the little bit of money they ask.
I'd love to try Primocache, but I'm not a fan of their licensing model. I hate proprietary software in general.

We need someone to make an open source alternative.
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newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
mtcn77
Unsurprisingly, it is the best ramcache software besting a nand cache software.
I don't, and won't, use a ram cache. It's too risky for my data and doesn't give any real-world improvement.
sam_86314
I'd love to try Primocache, but I'm not a fan of their licensing model. I hate proprietary software in general.

We need someone to make an open source alternative.
Ha, you want to open source something this complex? Sorry, not gonna happen, just man up and pay the $30 for a lifetime license.
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mtcn77
newtekie1
I don't, and won't, use a ram cache. It's too risky for my data and doesn't give any real-world improvement.
Yes, any performance benefit is due to bad optimisation on the part of the program developer anyway. But, try loading a pdf and running a nested loop to get blown out of your mind. Netbooks are the only case example in this benchmark, normal computers are too fast to signify the difference.
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