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What's the fastest storage in your PC?

What's the fastest storage in your PC?

  • NVMe SSD

    Votes: 4,258 55.2%
  • SATA SSD

    Votes: 3,035 39.3%
  • HDD

    Votes: 372 4.8%
  • HDD RAID

    Votes: 51 0.7%

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We're wondering about the adoption rates of fast storage. What kind of storage is the fastest in your computer?

Normally this would be the drive that has your Windows installation (your C: ), but we understand that some creators could have faster devices than even their C: for their data-sets (such as RAID volumes).
 
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ssd alr fast enough, it outrun hdd write speed by x5-x10, i used x2 ssd didgital westren and one vgen brand:)
 
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I would imagine asking for storage adoption in a tech forum gives a somewhat skewed result towards the high end.
 
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There should be options for NVMe SSD RAID and SATA SSD RAID.
I would imagine asking for storage adoption in a tech forum gives a somewhat skewed result towards the high end.
Yes, I tend to agree as my main system is rather OTT, I have:
1 x Intel VROC NVMe RAID 1 (Mirror) with 2 x Intel SSDPEKKW256G8 - Main Windows Installation​
3 x Intel SSDPEKKW256G8​
1 x Intel SSDPED1D280GA​
1 x Intel VROC SATA RAID 1 (Mirror) with 2 x Samsung 860 EVO 250GB - Backup Windows Installation​
1 x Intel VROC SATA RAID 1 (Mirror) with 2 x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB​
1 x Intel VROC SATA RAID 1 (Mirror) with 2 x Samsung 860 EVO 1TB​
 
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Hell, all my systems are SSD now, except for a single 4TB drive in the NAS

for home use, mech drives dont make sense any more (except for the heavy pirates who want to run their own home netflix alternatives)
 
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This is the fastest storage I have.

Its the quickest i can get a beer.

Voted NVMe SSD


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NVMe is fastest but I hate their working temperature much more, so I ditch'em and went back to M.2 SATA :(

Hell, all my systems are SSD now, except for a single 4TB drive in the NAS

for home use, mech drives dont make sense any more (except for the heavy pirates who want to run their own home netflix alternatives)
Hey, we need that research purpose to put that in new folder and new folder (2).
 

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NVME x4 for sure. I hate cables and I like speed.
My 970 Evo Plus is running cool and quiet. Full coverage heatsink makes a huge difference in terms of heat.

I use my NAS for general storage.
 
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Currently in the laptop I'm rocking a m.2 SATA for boot and a regular 2.5" SATA for everything else. Both Samsung.
Definitely going for a nvme m.2 drive once I get to build a desktop.
 
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Switched to all Nvme x4 non-raid drives in rig, and tiered SSD/HD on NAS, wouldn't go back!
 
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This is the fastest storage I have.

Its the quickest i can get a beer.

Voted NVMe SSD


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As a American who lived the retired life in the Philippines I met a lot of you guys. I understand the beer part. I used to like to troll you guys by saying how I loved Fosters beer. The best beer.
 
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As a American who lived the retired life in the Philippines I met a lot of you guys. I understand the beer part. I used to like to troll you guys by saying how I loved Fosters beer. The best beer.
As an aussie.... no. Bad human.

Relevant to the thread, all my external storage is flash memory now too - 64GB drive on keys, 240GB (MSATA) samsung external SSD
 
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On the B360 motherbaord, I've got a ADATA 8200 non-Pro 240 GB M.2 NVMe drive and Samsung 970 Evo 250 GB for games I play often. I have a Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB SATA as another game drive.

Relevant to the thread, all my external storage is flash memory now too - 64GB drive on keys, 240GB (MSATA) samsung external SSD
No spinning rust for long-term storage?
 

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On the B360 motherbaord, I've got a ADATA 8200 non-Pro 240 GB M.2 NVMe drive and Samsung 970 Evo 250 GB for games I play often. I have a Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB SATA as another game drive.



No spinning rust for long-term storage?
Anything critical is stored online now.
Anything i think unworthy of the upload time, is not worth duplication.
Its not like the old days where i kept a copy of a every OS and their updates, game ISO's and all patches, and all these other things - because you can easily download games (via steam, origin etc) with all the updates and no need for CD keys, you can download legit OS ISO's easily (and your account stuff is all cloud synced in them as well) so its just a very different era
Then (for me at least) add in that 5 years ago everyone here in aus was at best on cable with <10Mb uploads or me on DSL with <1Mb upload and now i have a 100/40 connection, and its a very different situation.
 
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Anything critical is stored online now.
Recommended cloud storage?

I'm currently using OneDrive (premium) and iCloud with 2SV for personal stuff. Both serve me well and are affordable yearly.
 

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Recommended cloud storage?

I'm currently using OneDrive (premium) and iCloud with 2SV for personal stuff. Both serve me well and are affordable yearly.
google drive and mega
I dont pay for cloud storage, i dont store a lot online. Photos and videos are free on google (pixel phone) documents and random assorted files i deem important dont take much space
 
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I'm just about to purchase my first NVMe drive...I'm trying to figure out which one is best for my tablet.

Currently, on my desktop...I'm using a combo of a Samsung EVO 860 500 GB SSD and a Samsung FIT Plus 256GB USB Flash Drive and I love it. On the tablet(HP Elite x2 1012 G1), I do about the same albeit on a smaller basis. I have a 128GB SSD(looking to upgrade to a 256GB), and then I used an SD card instead of a USB flash drive. The SD card in my tablet is a Samsung 64GB EVO Select.

Why are you using USB Flash Drives and SD cards Liquid Cool? Good question. I use them for back up devices! They're small, unobtrusive and work perfectly with Microsoft's old SyncToy 2.1. I set everything up to autobackup once a week through Task Scheduler and never bother with it again.

SyncToy Tablet.jpg

I don' t do "the cloud thing" and I like to keep things real simple...this works for me.

:),

Liquid Cool
 
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i voted nvme as my OS is on a adata XPG Pro 8200, my 2nd drive is also nvme; Lexar NM600 :)
 
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As an aussie.... no. Bad human.

Relevant to the thread, all my external storage is flash memory now too - 64GB drive on keys, 240GB (MSATA) samsung external SSD
That was the most kindest reply yet about fosters beer from an Aussie:slap:. Oh ya I have 2 nvme drives and one ssd drive.
 
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Most of my systems are on sata (sata2 and 3 too) ssd, but i have one with sshd and one with nvme x4.
 
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E:\ 2x 4TB SATA Mech RAID 1
F:\ 2x 4TB SATA Mech RAID 1

To the contrary many of us mass storage folk store video for projects, ISOs, drive images and much more.

When I finally rebuild my rig my realistic drive setup will likely be:

C:\ 1x 1TB NVMe SSD
D:\ 2x 2TB NVMe SSD RAID 1
E:\ 2x HGST 12TB Mech RAID 1

Ideally I'd have:

C:\ 2x 2TB NVMe SSD RAID 1
D:\ 2x 16TB NVMe SSD RAID 1

I'm looking forward to needing to utilize fewer SATA ports that I am now (currently 10). I'd love to see higher capacity mechanical drive prices come down at least some.
 
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I want to say my 4 1TB 660P in RAID 0 but it is actually my 2 Adata SX8200 Pro 512s in RAID 0 that is the king. All of them are in 2 Asus M2 Riser cards (one of my favourite tech purchases of all time).
 
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