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anthony
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m.2 SSD

#1 - 27. Jan 2018 04:02
Anyone else have one?  I was researching them and can't believe how fast read/writes are (3 GB/s real world speeds).  while rendering a beta of Eo17, I noticed my HDD was bottlenecking my processor, so I'm definitely going to invest for the next movie.  can't wait to see how short my render times become.
gunn
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#2 - 28. Jan 2018 11:23
I got an Samsung 950 Pro, it's amazing! 
juggaknot
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#3 - 28. Jan 2018 13:33
Those people who tell you not to take chances. They are all missing on what life is about.
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#4 - 28. Jan 2018 18:21
No SSD crew!
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HLAE

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#5 - 28. Jan 2018 19:09
Got an old 120GB SSD from 2011 which is most likely running on its last breath.

I haven't looked up what to get next, and I don't think I would need an M.2. SSD. I have heard good things about Samsung's SSDs in the 800/900 series, so perhaps I will go for that, or an upcoming generation.
anthony
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#6 - 28. Jan 2018 22:55
ya i mostly just do a lot of research with newegg reviews and the general internet before i take the plunge.  havent seen a single bad thing and its only going to trend that way in the future.  @gunn, what are your speeds/boot times
gunn
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#7 - 5. Feb 2018 16:27
@anthony - Takes a few seconds to load. 

Read: 2.139 MB/s
Write: 1.250 MB/S

IOPS:
Read: 300.673
Write: 63.856

Last changed: 5. February 2018 16:34
anthony
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#8 - 5. Feb 2018 19:11
those top numbers are actually lower than I expected.  Wonder what could be the cause
gunn
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#9 - 5. Feb 2018 22:52
anthony wrote:
those top numbers are actually lower than I expected.  Wonder what could be the cause

Ran it again and now it's at 2500/1500.
anthony
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#10 - 5. Feb 2018 23:34
so brutally fast.  god i cant wait.  thanks for all the good info gunn.  cheers
gunn
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#11 - 6. Feb 2018 13:56
anthony wrote:
so brutally fast.  god i cant wait.  thanks for all the good info gunn.  cheers

As a comparison my 840 Pro has a read/write of 558/516
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HLAE

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#12 - 7. Jun 2018 13:08
I reckon an M.2 SSD would be great for increasing capturing speeds, especially in big resolutions and frame rates. But for other purposes such as games or programs I hear it's not that neccessary, unless you are running some extreme graphical games with 4K+ textures and whatnot. Even then, a regular SSD might be quick enough for that.

Did you get one, Anthony?

Have any of you done any speed comparisons between M.2, a regular SSD and a HDD?
anthony
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#13 - 7. Jun 2018 18:27
Im actually glad I waited, as the 970s just came out.  Probably going to go with the EVO, as the price jump to the Pro and the "additional" speeds arent worth it.  As for actually buying an m.2, ya, the only reason is for increasing render speeds/capture speeds.  I want to be bottlenecked by my 6 core processor, not the other way around.
anthony
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#14 - 7. Jun 2018 18:28
I can say this... when I used my SSD to render the Editing Etiquette episode, I was seeing write speeds of like 2k.  I can imagine that the m.2 will offer up to 3k.
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