Welcome to my review of the Kingston NV2 2TB M.2 NVMe SSD. I will be comparing it to my current SanDisk Ultra M.2 1TB NVMe 3D SSD drive using several benchmarks including ATTO Disk Benchmark, CrystalDiskMark Benchmark, AS SSD Benchmark, and Anvil's Storage Utilities benchmark. The results are...
I just got this marketing email blast from SuperMicro telling the world they are selling Enteprise SSD's
What stood out to me is that they are calling these "Enterprise Drives", but every last one of them is TLC.
Is that really what is being used in Enterprise applications these days...
Yes its a QLC drive. Yes it will tank some on sustained writes and so on. However as a storage drive or game drive these work really well and are reliable. I have a couple of the 1tb versions as OS drives and Steam drives on family PCs and no one whines about things being slow.
I have a system running:
Asus X99 Deluxe II
128GB (4x32) DDR4
2x Sabrent Rocket 2TB NVME SSDs
GeForce GTX 1070
PCIe Sound Card (not sure the model off-hand)
I recently moved from two SATA SSDs to the two Sabrent SSDs. The boot ("C:") drive is running in the built-in M.2...
Alright, so I purchased a Samsung 980 Pro 1tb M.2 NVME SSD for my existing system, and want to make it the drive for my OS because my current SSD is almost 10 years old. I currently have an M4 Crucial 256gb SSD with windows 10 installed, and two Seagate HDDs for file storage and programs that...
Additional Gigabyte Titan Ridge thunderbolt 3 card, version 1.0. Card gives you 2x thunderbolt 3 with USB 3.1 on the same ports in addition to video passthrough with the included 2x mini displayport cables. Can't find USB 2.0 header cable so you won't be able to use USB2.0 devices via the...
Adata up to their old tricks again by swapping in SKHynix NAND, reducing performance by approximately 23%. I dislike when companies do this yet realize they cannot always get the same components. In this particular case there was no warning ahead of time nor labels to differentiate changes...
My gaming rig's mobo is an older ASUS Maximus Hero VII. The board disables items when in "m.2" mode.
I also have a Asus TUF Z270 that I don't see anything listed as being disabled when using m.2 drives.
So my questions about the ASUS TUF Z270 are this.
1. It looks like it has two M.2 Slots...
Gskill Ripjaws 2400MHZ 16GB x 2. Good condition, has been installed on the same system since new, no original box, two sticks available (each 16GB).
RAM: $65 per stick.
Prices are shipped. Paypal. Feel free to ask any question.
I want to buy a m.2 ssd for this laptop but I've read that it has some sort of limitations in the bios when it comes to the m.2 slot, anyone has had any experience with this particular model?
Thanks in advance.
Has anyone seen one of these?
Does it exist?
In my googling I've had a difficult time finding one. There are a few dual adapters out there, but they all seem to only hvae one M key slots for NVME and the other slot is for SATA only.
Appreciate any suggestions.
I'm interested in picking one of these ASUS laptops up for my youngest son who is entering high school next year. My first line of thinking is to upgrade the 128GB m.2 drive with a higher capacity, but don't know how easy it is to get to, so I was wondering if anyone here on the [H] has any...
Crucial MX500 1TB 3D NAND SATA M.2 Type 2280SS Internal SSD - CT1000MX500SSD4
Don't forget to click the 5% off coupon box on the page under the price!
Warm? Not sure how good the WD Black m.2 drives are but I'll give them a shot at this price and this level of claimed performance.
I'm in for 2 to try some m.2...
According to the Japanese site PCWatch, Innodisk launched the "industry's first industrial M.2 connected video card" yesterday. While the product doesn't seem to be listed on their website yet, Innodisk currently lists 2 older mPCIe GPUs, and unveiled the 4K M.2 card in a press release back in...
I currently have 1 NVME card installed in my rig, it's the PM961. After comparing the numbers between it, and the 970 pro, I can only fathom running 2 970 pro's in RAID.
However this will be the first time I have a raid setup. Do you think there's anything better than what I proposed...
What options are available to people with motherboards like mine, an MSI B150M Mortar, that doesn't have an M.2 Slot for storage?
I'm currently running Win10 from a 500GB Samsung 750 EVO as my C:. I'm very happy with it, I'm just curious as to future upgrade paths.
What PCIe NVME...
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ASUS Z170-A - $65
New from RMA. Will come in RMA box. Have I/O, driver DVD, manuals. Not...
This MyDigitalSSD SBX 512GB M.2 2280 NVME SSD (MDNVME80-SBX-0512) has low usage. See the CrystalDiskInfo screenshot for details. I still need to wipe it before I send it out.
price: $135 shipped
shipping: USPS First Class Package with tracking within 48 hours of receiving payment.
Samsung has announced today the 970 PRO and EVO solid state drives. The new M.2 drives are using the latest V-NAND technology and an all new Phoenix controller to give speeds of up to 3,500 MB/s read and 2,700 MB/s write, which is nearly 30% faster sequential writes than the 960 series, as well...
I'm interested to buy an 128 GB (maybe higher if the price is attractive) M.2 NGFF SSD. My laptop construction is very restrictive and I cant use other size (2242 or 2280).
Paypal as preferred payment method.
Thanks for looking!
A new pull from a Dell computer, this SSD hasn't even booted Windows 10 yet.
SOLD to SEAL62505
Purchased this Apple TV 4K a few months ago and I don't really use it. I'd really like to trade it for/towards an UHD Blu-Ray player such as the Sony UBP-X800. If you happen to have one and would...
The new Intel SSD 760p Series combines Intel 3D NAND technology with Intel’s world-class quality leadership to deliver PCIe performance, high capacity and low power consumption for desktop and mobile platforms.
I have uploaded the complete Press Briefing (PDF) for your viewing pleasure...
i have an asus motherboard z-97K and i would like to use a SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 2280
i need PCIe adapter
i have a PCIe 3 for my x16 mode
and i have 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 x4 mode for the SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 2280 & PCIe adapter
i would like to install windows 10 on SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 2280...
I am from India and there are zero 2242 or 2260 M.2 256 GBs available here. I have this motherboard, I was wondering if it was possible to fit a 2280 in it. The specifications say upto 2260. I'd really appreciate it if someone could help me out here. There definitely is space for a 2280 as I can...
I'm a huge fan of Apricorn's ASW-USB3-25 (SATA to USB3) and AMSW-USB3 (mSATA to USB3) products that use a custom-branded version of HD Clone Pro called EZ Gig IV. It works great, simply, and easily!
Now, I am looking for a rock solid reliable USB 3.x tool for M.2 SSDs (multi-key?)...
MSI Z270 Gaming M7 LGA 1151 Motherboard Review - MSI’s Z270 Gaming M7 is based on the somewhat uninteresting Z270 Express chipset but never fear, MSI’s latest generation of motherboards brings a few new features to the table, building on the stability, quality, and innovation the brand is...
Hello all, first time poster here (Referred to by a friend)
My current situation is as follows:
I will be buying the I7-7700K and overclocking it near 5Ghz or under.
Due to my current older chipset I have to upgrade my motherboard for this 1151 socket.
What I'd like is the new lineup of Z270...
I'm trying to figure out which NVMe ssd is best for boot-up time, loading games and general over-all experience to go along with the new z270 or AM4 motherboards. I have never had an ssd yet so, I'll have to wait and see what the benchmarks say to help chose Intel or AMD. I planned on a z270...
I want to replace a preinstalled Qualcomm Atheros WiFi/Bluetooth M.2 2230 card on my motherboard (ASUS Maximus VIII Impact) with another that has better driver support. This is what the card I want to replace looks like.
As you can see, its edge connector has all of its contacts (the...
An email was sent to Asus asking:
"Is there a problem with using the ASUS Z170I Pro Gaming motherboard
when the boot drive is a
Samsung 950 Pro M.2 512 GB SSD (MZ-V5P512BW)
that will contain the 64 bit version of Windows 7
loaded onto the M.2 drive"
To which Asus replied:
"In order to boot...
I'm about to build a new 6700 Skylake system, and it's been a while since I've built a box from scratch. I'm thinking the ASUS Maximus VIII line, but their higher end boards are more than I need. Would anyone mind giving me their thoughts based on my criteria?
Most dedicated lanes to support...
I've been reading about the Skull Canyon NUCs. They come with two M.2 slots. These slots are PCIe3 x4. So I'm wondering if you could run a GPU off one of them? With a ribbon cable to a x16 slot, that is.
I'm thinking that current might be an issue, but could that be resolved if the card had a...
Researching LGA 1151 motherboards and am trying to find the best mini-ITX board with support for the Samsung 950 Pro M.2-2280 SSD at full speed.
Google has been slow going. The ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac board is one of the few that I've found that sounds like it has...
Apparently there's only one in existence, the Sabertooth 990FX Gen3 R2.0 which came out back in 2013:
SABERTOOTH 990FX/GEN3 R2.0 - Overview
I recently purchased a Samsung 950 PRO NVMe 512GB M.2 drive, along with a Lycom DT-120 adapter to use in my older Asus M5A97 R2.0 motherboard, which uses...