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  1. btarunr

    Samsung Launches the 970 EVO Plus NVMe SSD Family

    Samsung today introduced the Samsung 970 EVO Plus, the newest enhancement in its Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) SSD portfolio. With industry-leading performance and up to two terabytes in capacity, Samsung's 970 EVO Plus sets a new bar for high-performance storage, enabling IT professionals...
  2. btarunr

    Western Digital WD Black SN750 is a High-end NVMe SSD with a Chunky Heatsink

    Western Digital over the weekend refreshed its high-end client-segment SSD lineup with the WD Black SN750. Built in the M.2-2280 form-factor with PCI-Express 3.0 x4 interface and support for the NVMe 1.3 protocol, the drive combines a refreshed in-house developed controller with SanDisk-made...
  3. crazyeyesreaper

    Toshiba Shows Off 96-Layer BiCS FLASH Alongside Plethora of Enterprise SSDs at CES 2019

    During our visit with Toshiba at CES 2019, we were shown not only new technologies that they will be rapidly deploying but a large number of SSDs for various market segments. The biggest draw was their 96-layer BiCS Flash with 4-bit-per-cell quadruple-level cell (QLC) technology. Toshiba is now...
  4. btarunr

    Toshiba Memory Unveils 1TB Single Package PCIe Gen3 x4 SSD with 96-Layer 3D Flash

    Toshiba Memory Corporation, the world leader in memory solutions, today announced the BG4 series, a new line-up of single package NVMe SSDs with capacities up to 1,024 GB, which places both innovative 96-layer 3D flash memory and an all-new controller into one package to deliver best-in-class...
  5. cucker tarlson

    Are pci-e m.2 adapters compatible with dual sided nvme drives ?

    I'm eyeing this nvme drive,great performer for a really nice price https://www.morele.net/dysk-ssd-hp-ex920-512gb-pcie-x4-nvme-2yy46aa-abb-4160454/ I noticed that it's got nand chips on both sides. Is it compatible with standard pci-e adapters,like...
  6. Miguel2013

    I have 4 HDDs (1TB totalling) have mechanical/other damage ¿where find cheap repairs?

    Had these break down over the last 10 years and they're about that old too. 200-300GB drives. I'd like to recover the data tho I heard it may cost 300 to 400 dollars for each. The drives make the sound when they're first plugged in as if they're starting but never get to stabilize and just keep...
  7. A

    How Chinese SSD no-name manufacturers cheat their customers......... Reeinno SSD 128GB review

    It's my second SSD from Reeinno. Frist (NVMe) worked well for 1 month. Then it started to suspend POST. Instant death. The second one was Reeinno 128GB SSD SATA3. When I oppened it, I just felt cheated by them. DO NOT BUY REEINNO............. or just be aware of it.
  8. P

    A raidy question.... What would you use??

    I'm planning on changing around my raid 1 on my Synology system as I'm running low on space and I'm looking to buy bigger drives. Currently I have 6 4Tb drives, they are setup in pairs for a raid 1 giving me 12Tb of usable space (ish). I'm looking to buy 12Tb drives for extra storage but I...
  9. A

    M.2 Speed

    hello recently I have installed a Scan disk 512Gb M.2 drive. After opening HWinfo, I noticed M.2 reads and writes 6GBPS same speed as my SSD drive. I thought M.2 are faster, or are my setting not optimized
  10. thenightsky_0102

    (RESOLVED) I converted my second internal drive to a Dynamic disk and now the partition is gone...

    Oh gosh, what did I do... I don't know how I could've been so stupid. How do I restore the partition / get all of the data back? It's a 4 TB drive.
  11. Athlonite

    Raid0 to AHCI

    I know how to clone the data over to the other SSD but what I'm wanting to know is when I go back to AHCI setting in my BIOS and destroy the Raid0 setup what do I need to do in windows first in order for windows to realise it's now on a single SSD in AHCI mode RAID0 Array 2x120GB SSD's >>>...
  12. stoggs1

    How accurate is hard disk sentinal?

    Ok so I am using hard disk sentinal to monitor my drives and according to it both my drives have over a 1000 days of life. And my main drive is at 100 percent health any second drive is at 97 percent with two re allocated sectors which I don't know what that means so if someone could explain...
  13. V

    Diagnosing possible early stage drive failure

    My HTPC/NAS has been acting up a bit lately. The main issue is "simple": from time to time, Windows Explorer fails to show the drives installed, just keeps showing an empty "This PC" page with the green progress bar sloooooowly creeping forward yet never actually finishing. When this happens...
  14. oli_ramsay

    Installing OS to m.2 drive

    Hi I've just bought a Samsung Evo 970 to use in system in my specs. Is it as simple as plug it into motherboard, go into bios, change boot order and install just like on a conventional SSD or HDD? Thanks
  15. T4C Fantasy

    Post your CrystalDiskMark speeds

    Download Here: https://osdn.net/projects/crystaldiskmark/downloads/68624/CrystalDiskMark6_0_2.exe/ Submit FFXIV Benchmarks Here: https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/post-your-final-fantasy-xv-benchmark-results.242200/ press the "All" button, the clickable speed link will show your...
  16. btarunr

    Apacer Launches AC731 USB 3.1 Shockproof Portable Hard Drive

    Apacer's latest military-grade shockproof portable hard drive - AC731 USB 3.1 Gen 1 which is with business and elegant design and earned recognition from 2019 Taiwan Excellence Award among over one thousand products. AC731 has passed the U.S. MIL-STD-810G Method 516.6 Procedure IV for 1.2 meters...
  17. btarunr

    Toshiba Expands Personal Storage Portfolio with 4TB CANVIO Hard Drives

    Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. today announces a new addition to its popular family of CANVIO external hard drives (HDDs), a 4 TB option in its ADVANCE, BASICS and READY series. The 4 TB option gives up to 33 percent extra storage (compared to 3 TB) for consumers and small and...
  18. M

    Generic ASM1153E M.2 SATA->USB3.0 enclosure speed issues

    Bought a WD green 223Gb M.2 SSD (sandisk controller and NAND) for use on a external enclosure and have a (massive) problem of 30Mb/s write, 45Mb/s read speeds, i would like to have the SSD's normal speed. -Empty new SSD, NTFS formatted with 4kb block size -SSD firmware version: UJ450000...
  19. Raevenlord

    Seagate Achieves Milestone in HAMR HDDs: 16 TB Units Internally Tested

    Seagate has been hyping their new HDD density-improvement technology, HAMR, for some time now. The basis of HAMR (Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording) in Seagate's ypcoiming HDDs is to increase platter density without having to resort to other solutions so as to increase HDD capacity (increased...
  20. oli_ramsay

    Worth upgrading 7 year old SSD?

    Would I see any tangible benefit upgrading my old crucial M4 SSD to an m.2 drive when I build a new PC and carry across storage. I've heard in real world usage it's unnoticeable but obviously benchmarks tell a different story... Thoughts?
  21. crazyeyesreaper

    ADATA Launches XPG microSDXC UHS-I U3 Class 10 Cards

    ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules, NAND Flash products, and mobile accessories today announces the launch of its XPG microSDXC UHS-I U3 Class 10 cards. Made for those who live and breathe portable gaming, these Application Performance Class 1 (A1) cards...
  22. D

    SSDs Are Cheaper Than Ever, Hit the Magic 10 Cents Per Gigabyte Threshold

    It may be quite difficult to find bargains when it comes to DDR4 system memory or high-end graphics cards these days, but at least SSDs are more affordable now to help bandage that wound. This price drop of solid state storage has been happening throughout this year, and some units have reached...
  23. Easy Rhino

    Booting to a specific SATA raid card

    Hi, I have an old X58 system still running like a champ. Unfortunately the onboard SATA is 3 Gbps. If I buy two PCI SATA 6 Gbps cards will the BIOS be able to know which PCI card to boot to?
  24. mafia97

    M.2 SSD Recommendations for Z97 Motherboard

    Hi All, Hope you all are doing good! I looking to upgrade storage on my system, as HDD is causing slowdowns while playing games and recording the gameplay at the same time. I have a MSI Z97 Gaming 5 Motherboard, which has a m.2 slot(already populated with a 120GB Kingston Drive). So, I want...
  25. Absolution

    B450 M.2 device support

    Hi guys, Got myself a MSI B450M Mortar motherboard and it has 2 M.2 slots. M2_1 supported by the CPU (in use) M2_2 supported by the B450 chipset (empty) The motherboard lists this as : Does this mean I cannot use a SATA M.2 in M2_2? How come the B450 chipset doesnt support the SATA...