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Is the problem Samsung had with read slowdowns on the 850 long gone? I don't want to spend $400 on a drive that will be half as fast 6 months later.

 

Which problem? I know the 840 EVO had issues but I'm not aware of any issue on the 850 series, either EVO or PRO.

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I had no idea M.2 drives ran so hot!

Isn't it silly to have something dissipating so much heat next to your GPU and CPU?

They don't dissipate much heat at all...a half-dozen watts peak, and much less is typical.

The reason they get so hot is because they tend to have no cooling. The surface area is low and the only conduction to the motherboard is via the small M.2 connector.

Putting a stack of thermal pads under my M6e to conduct heat into the motherboard lowered it's temps by over 25C and didn't increase board temps enough to be measurable.
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...Putting a stack of thermal pads under my M6e to conduct heat into the motherboard lowered it's temps by over 25C and didn't increase board temps enough to be measurable.

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Being held back by Z77 MB. Might as well wait for second generation. Man it's going to be a expensive upgrade for me. 1TB SSD, DDR4, MB, CPU.
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Aren't we CPU-bottlenecked when it comes to SSD's at this point? Every time I asked whether it makes sense to go for a faster SSD, replies were saying that I would not notice much difference in speed / performance.
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SSDs themselves aren't CPU bottlenecked, but general system responsiveness, boot/load times, etc, often are.

Unless you have a specific usage scenario in mind, buying an ultra fast SSD is probably a waste.
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Picture?

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5516bf99_PZaWKuR.jpeg

Using the same setup on my sig system, will take a picture showing temps during a drive benchmark with my IR thermometer, when I get a chance.

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SSDs themselves aren't CPU bottlenecked, but general system responsiveness, boot/load times, etc, often are.

Unless you have a specific usage scenario in mind, buying an ultra fast SSD is probably a waste.

So HDD have been holding back PCs for the longest time. Now with SSDs what is the bottleneck in system speed? For example loading a complex game?
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So HDD have been holding back PCs for the longest time. Now with SSDs what is the bottleneck in system speed? For example loading a complex game?

Depends on the game. Usually CPU, sometimes memory, sometimes PCI-E I/O, potentially even GPU (in games that use compute shaders to decompress certain assets).

I remember doing a test with MWLL (a Crysis 1 Mechwarrior mod) a few years back. Load times were cut in half going from a 7200rpm 1TB HDD to a modest SSD, but only dropped about 15-20% going from the SSD to a RAM drive that had twenty times the bandwidth and 1/50th the latency.

Even now, I normally cannot tell the difference between running games on a modern SSD or from a RAM drive...and every RAM drive I've run has been way faster than any PCI-E SSD mentioned in this thread.
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