1. F

    Second Drive disappears

    TL DR Recently bought new SSD intended to host Steam Games, disappears when launching said games. Specs: Laptop: Lenovo Y910-17ISK OS Drive: Samsung 960 Evo 256GB (M.2) Secondary Drive: Samsung 860 Evo 1TB OS: Windows 10 Games: Nier Automata, Dark Souls 3, Dragons Dogma, Final Fantasy XIV Hi...
  2. AlphaAtlas

    Intel Announces a Hybrid Optane M.2 SSD

    While products with Intel's 3D Xpoint memory tend to be insanely fast storage devices, Optane SSDs are pretty pricey when compared to their flash counterparts. 900P drives are still going for about $1/GB online, while the smaller cache drives have even worse price/storage ratios. But at CES this...
  3. dvsman

    Hot-ish? M.2 NVME 1TB for $169 Crucial P1 1TB M.2 NVME Read/write 2K/1.7K for $169.99 @Amazon Not super fast but better than SATA and some M.2 I've seen. Found it on a random ad on a news...
  4. cageymaru

    Contract Prices of NAND Flash Products to Drop 10% in 1Q19

    DRAMeXchange is reporting that the bit output from the NAND Flash industry is higher than expected as yields for 64-layer 3D NAND production has remained steady through 2018. NAND Flash demand has remained sluggish as the shortage of Intel CPUs continues, lower-than-expected iPhone sales and the...
  5. Asylum1

    FS: 2x Samsung 840 250gb SSD

    I have a couple of SSD drives and a Mobo, CPU, Ram Combo that I want to sell. Drives have been cleaned, reformatted, Crystal Disk ran and ready to go. These drives have been used by me and guaranteed in working condition. I accept PayPal and my Heatware is
  6. cageymaru

    Crucial MX500 1TB M.2 SSD Is $113 @Amazon

    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!
  7. dvsman

    WD Black m.2 1tb NVME SSD for $199

    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...
  8. Z

    FS: 2x SAMSUNG 10'' Tablets / Intel 4790k / ASUS Z97-Deluxe / 8GB / SSD+ BONUS

    Hello, Just decommed a rack PC and replaced it with a NUC (for anyone that doesn't know, I made a post about the NUC7i7 and how its GOD mode, love them!) Anyway, I'll ship this in the case or will take the parts out if anyone wants. I always include a free BONUS item (Tablet, SSD, HDD, cell...
  9. B

    Do you still need to change bios settings (e.g., AHCI) when installing ssd?

    Okay, here is a fun project. In the next few weeks I will Skyping a family member in order to install an SSD in a Windows 7 system. It is an Acer desktop running a Intel Core i5 650. The mechanical hard drive is 256 gb and will be replaced with an Adata sp610 256 gb SATA ssd. This person is...
  10. L

    MSI GT75 + 2*970 pr0's in RAID setup, good idea?

    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...
  11. B

    Help, nvme ssd upgrade running slower than SATA!

    Prior to upgrade used Adata sp610 256 gb SATA ssd. Crystal Diskmark v 6.0.2 x64 gave these results: Read column: 557, 203.5, 134.5, 27.08, Write column: 305.7, 237.7, 107.6, 66.79. Installed Adata sx8200 nvme ssd and got the following results: Read column: 825.7, 149.5, 46.67, 37.21 Write...
  12. cageymaru

    Samsung 860 QVO 1TB and 4TB SATA SSD Review

    Allyn Malventano from PC Perspective has reviewed the new QVO budget SSD lineup from Samsung. The particular SSD drives being reviewed today are the Samsung 860 QVO 1TB ($150) and 4TB ($600). The review starts off with the read performance in the Burst 4KB Random testing showing half of the...
  13. Z

    FS: Cyber- Monday! NUC sale (NUC5i7RYH) +16GB RAM + SSD + SHDD + TABLET

    Hello, Cyber-Monday sale!!! I RMA'd a i7 NUC (still in plastic) in the middle of the year and was planning on a project for it, but ended up getting distracted. $SOLD 1x i7 NUC5i7RYH WIFI AC+16GB RAM+120GB SSD BONUS 1TB Toshiba SSHD MQ02ABD100H BONUS 10" Samsung tablet BONUS 2TB WD RE4...
  14. N

    970 EVO 1tb/512mb $161/$84 with Samsung Pay 30% off at Best Buy today. (Vague Exclusions YMMV)

    Shop via the Samsung Pay App (requires a Samsung smart phone) at Best Buy and get 30% cash back. Problem is that 'promotions' are excluded, and no one really knows what that means - but you have until Jan 12th to return almost everything including SSDs, which should be long enough to discover...
  15. U

    Acer 15.6 laptop, SSD, Core I5

    Specs: Intel Core i5 2520m 2C/4T 2.5 base/ 3.1 turbo frequency 6 GB (2+4) ddr3 1333 RAM 60 GB OCZ Agility 3 SSD 15.6 Glossy screen 1366x768 DVD-RAM Just cleaned and upgraded CPU from Celeron B815 to the i5 , cleaned heat sink and insides and reapplied Artic Silver. Screen has a couple of bad...
  16. AlphaAtlas

    Researchers Find Vulnerabilities in Self Encrypting SSDs

    Researchers from Radboud University in the Netherlands found severe security vulnerabilities in several popular, self-encrypting SSDs from Samsung and Crucial. These SSDs can encrypt and decrypt data coming in and out on the fly, which is seen as a "hardware encyption" option in Bitlocker on...
  17. AlphaAtlas

    SK Hynix Launches "4D" NAND Flash

    SK Hynix launched what it claims is the world's first "4D" NAND. The new 96-layer TLC chips have a capacity of 512gb (or 64GB) each, and will go into production this year. They also claim that 1TB SSDs using the company's own controllers and firmware will come out this year, while 1tb chips, QLC...
  18. AlphaAtlas

    Alienware is Looking Into PC Component Manufacturing

    Alienware is "looking into" manufacturing components for desktops PCs. Historically, many of Alienware's products have only been available as part their pre-built systems. But, according to an interview with Dell XPS GM Frank Azor by PCGamesN, Alienware is thinking about selling those parts...
  19. S

    FS/FT: HP Spectre x360 13" 4K laptop, SSD, HDD, iPhone accessories, etc

    For sale/trade: offers welcome! HEAT (6-0-0) I am local to Torrance, CA. PAYPAL, local cash/venmo accepted Things I am looking for (I can add $$ on my end): cheap, large capacity SSDs (>1.5TB per physical drive) caldigit tb3 plus dock who knows what else I may be interested in... drop me...
  20. Z

    $1800 - $2500 Video Editing Build - any good?

    Hi Guys, My brother needs a new PC, and asked me for help. PC will be primary used for Video Editing & PC Gaming. I want to set him up with the best radiator for water cooling (nothing custom). And since I always had an Intel build, I want to stick to that. He will pick his own case (full...
  21. K

    FS: BNIB 1TB 2.5" Samsung 860 EVO SSD

    Bought for my HP Omen X laptop and decided to go another route. This was purchased from Newegg very recently and is brand new. Pics: Same drive drive as shown here: 1TB...
  22. Meleniumshane90

    FS: GT650M Lenovo Ultrabay GPU, GTX 950, 240GB mSATA SSD, i5-2300, i5-750, 6GB DDR3

    Lenovo GN36 GT650M UltraBay GPU for Y500/Y400 Laptops - $140 shipped OBO PNY GTX 950 2GB - $75 shipped 240GB Mushkin mSATA SSD - $50 shipped Intel i5-2300 2.8GHz (LGA 1155) - $35 shipped OBO Intel i5-750 2.66Ghz (LGA 1156) - $25 shipped OBO 6GB DDR3-1333 (Elpida) - $20 shipped 2 x 2GB 1 x...
  23. AlphaAtlas

    Samsung Releases Z-NAND Based Datacenter SSD

    Following the SZ985 that was announced last year, Samsung unveiled a new high performance datacenter SSD aimed at the same market as Intel's Optane drives. Unlike Optane SSDs, which use Intel's unique 3D Xpoint memory, the 983 ZET uses Samsung's 3D NAND in an SLC configuration that Samsung calls...
  24. wareyore

    Microcenter or Amazon Inland Professional 1TB SSD $139 or $149 w/prime

    Microcenter will ship this item. I don't have an MC in my state so with shippingto me its $145.98 total Amazon has it for $149.99 with Prime...
  25. M

    FS: Optane 900P 480GB PCI-E SSD; Samsung 960 Pro M.2 1TB SSD; NVIDIA Titan X GPU w/EKWB block; more

    All items shipped free to continental US. $750 - NVIDIA Titan X (Pascal) 12GB GDDR5x GPU w/ EKWB Water Block and Backplate (Nickel, Clear Acrylic; needs cleaning inside the WB but runs flawlessly as is) $200 - GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 980Ti 6GB G1 Gaming OC Edition $450 - Intel Optane 900P...
  26. T

    XPG SX8200 PCIe M.2 960GB SSD $221 after coupon

    Saw this on Slickdeals and thought to share :) This is a really awesome deal. I paid $260 for this same SSD via Newegg during a sale over a month ago and its back to $350. Great SSD, fast too! promo code BTS15
  27. L

    Poor responsiveness after changing RAM speeds--even after setting them back.

    Main problem/TLDR: System unresponsive after playing with RAM settings--even after reset to last known good settings where system was perfectly responsive. How to fix? I think it's mostly likely a RAM or SSD issue. I haven't ruled out a defective motherboard, or software issues as a possibility...
  28. cageymaru

    Intel has Officially Announced the New Data Center Roadmap

    Intel's Executive VP and GM of the Data Center Group, Navin Shenoy has released a statement announcing the new Intel data center roadmap. First he announced new server accessories such as the Intel Optane DC persistent memory which allows for a larger persistent memory tier between the DRAM and...
  29. GDI Lord

    NVME Storage Options for a Mobo with No M.2 Slot

    Hi 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. Broadly: What PCIe NVME...
  30. P

    Samsung notebook 9 15 - i7 Laptop NP900X5l-K02US 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD $725 shipped OBO

    Hi Everyone, For Sale Samsung notebook 9 15 - i7 Laptop NP900X5l-K02US - $725 Shipped OBO (he is motivated, so make an offer) Looking to sell this laptop for a friend. It was barely used, he uses his phone for everything. It will come with OS installed and reset. Please see photo of...
  31. G

    Should I replace this SSD (SMART)

    I'm horrible at interpreting SMART values on SSDs - what do you guys think, should I replace this disk? I'm thinking I should, but don't want to pull it prematurely (especially having read the Ars Technica SSD torture test on these things!). It's a Samsung EVO 850 250GB drive that's just over...
  32. J

    FS: Samsung 860 EVO 2TB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76E2T0B/AM)

    Sold elsewhere. Thanks.
  33. K

    Optane Memory - Is it for you? <Opinion/Review>

    Over the last month or so, as a result of a thread on the Optane 900p, I have been experimenting with Optane memory and Primocache. What was established in the thread was that Optane has very low latency and high performance for low queue depth loads- which generally means that for desktop...
  34. A

    [SOLD] Samsung 960 EVO 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD

    SOLD. Thank you, [H].
  35. Pieter3dnow

    Seems that StoreMI is not that bad nice X470 perk

    Very interesting conclusion.
  36. Z

    FS: GTX 690 + Bonus!!!

    Hello, Just taking apart my main desktop, I've been moving to Intel Nuc's, for my home computers. Ran this setup i7-4770k+ 690 and it worked amazing for games (27 Overlord LCD 1440p at 120hz). Intel i7-4770k+Thermaltake slim CPU cooler+Asus z87 deluxe with AC wifi+Crucial Low profile 8GB...
  37. FrgMstr

    1TB for 29 Cents a GB and Free Far Cry 5

    If you are looking for a bit of new storage for our box, Amazon has a smoking deal on the Samsung 860 EVO 1TB drive that brings it in at 29 cents a GB. While that is a great deal for a great drive, Samsung is throwing in a free copy of Far Cry 5 for the next couple of days as well. You can...
  38. Rylan

    FS: 512GB M.2 2280 NVME SSD - MyDigitalSSD SBX - $135 shipped

    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. payment...
  39. R

    Samsung Releases 970 PRO and EVO SSDs

    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...
  40. Z

    FS: 8TB Archive HDD + Bonus gift $150 shipped

    Hello, Just received a 8TB Seagate drive back (recertified) directly from Seagate RMA (NEW IN BOX). I bought a replacement ($200) day of, so I do not need another. Looking for a fast sale. $SOLD + bonus gift PM me for gift (SD card, SSD, CPU, cellphone....etc) Link for Reference: 8TB...