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SSD Sean

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About SSD Sean

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    Reviewing storage devices and knowledging newbs on storage.
  • Biography
    Some say he lays SSDs like chickens lay eggs, others, he’s a robot from the future that has been decommissioned by an alien race. All we know, he’s Sean and he’s here to learn you some storage.
  • Occupation
    Professional Storage Reviewer


  • CPU
    Xeon E5-2690v3
  • Motherboard
    ASRock X99 WS-E
  • RAM
    64GB DDR4 ECC
  • GPU
    GTX 960
  • Case
    Fractal DesIgn R6
  • Storage
    More SSDs than I can count
  • PSU
    Corsair RM650
  • Display(s)
    2x Benq GW2765
  • Cooling
    Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme
  • Keyboard
    Patriot V760
  • Mouse
    Patriot v570
  • Operating System
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit

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  1. Or just make a network share folder on the new system you want to move the games to. Move the whole steam folder there. Once moved to new system move steam to the folder you want. Delete everything but steamapps and steam.exe. Launch steam .exe and bam, sign in and you’re games are there. Simple
  2. SSD Sean

    SSD speeds slower on new mobo

    Looks more like a driver issue to me. Go and make sure write caching is enabled under disk properties in device manager. Uninstall the AMD mobo/SATA driver if installed or install it if uninstalled and see what you get.
  3. SSD Sean

    DSLR M.2 ???

    Why tho? There’s no point. The SD card slot will only write data so fast...which most SD cards are more than capable of handling.
  4. SSD Sean

    Is SSD worth it?

    120GB? Not worth it. Is actually would argue it is a waste of money. Spend $60 and get at least a 500GB SSD.
  5. SSD Sean

    Raid 0 NVME

    NVMe RAID 0 is pointless. Seriously pointless. Don't waste your money on two underpar EX900s. If you are going to spend $60, just get one good EX920: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820326777&ignorebbr=1 That or this: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226884&ignorebbr=1
  6. SSD Sean

    Largest air-filled hard drive?

    I’d get a helium drive. I have eight 8TB HGSTs and they have been flawless for 3-4years. There’s many benefits to helium drives over air. https://www.technologyreview.com/s/521011/fast-and-spacious-helium-filled-hard-drives-ready-for-liftoff/ I can’t think of any good reason to use an old fashioned air drive instead of helium off the top of my head. There really isn’t any new technology in it. Helium drives are just like air drives only they are sealed tight. Reduced friction, less power consumption, faster performance, no potential contaminants due to air filter failure, etc.
  7. SSD Sean

    Near real time local backup options?

    I use freefilesync’s realtimesync option for that on my server. I make a batch file with the mirrored folders I want. Then set it to sync xx seconds after any data from the source folder changes... all automatically. Works great. I run it manaually each time my server boots...just been lazy to set it up in task manager so it auto launches on boot instead...which should be easy enough. You can also configure versioning if you like too.
  8. SSD Sean

    Upgrading to an NVMe SSD

    It supports NVMe SSDs for boot. Latest BIOS is on the web page link you linked, just gotta navigate to support and BIOS: https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/Z97E/HelpDesk_BIOS/ And you can use a PCIe to M.2 adapter for full performance. I use a lycom DT-120 personally.
  9. SSD Sean

    Samsung 970 Evo 1TB - Slow Write Speeds

    Dang, so antivirus is limiting performance. I noticed that too, but only during file transfers with Windows defender enabled. Benches haven’t been affected for me at least with that. Time to try a new antivirus or something?
  10. SSD Sean

    Xfinity Modem Reccomendation

    Great that helps save a few $. I got a nighthawk router, so I’ll be set now. thanks again!
  11. SSD Sean

    Xfinity Modem Reccomendation

    Thank you for the link and reccomendation! The CM600 looks like a good buy to me too. But do you think the CM500 would be fine? I honestly don’t think I’ll get service of more than 60-100mbps at most in the next 5 years. Thank you for the reccomendation and info, very informative!
  12. SSD Sean

    Xfinity Modem Reccomendation

    Anyone have a recommendation on a modem? I’m just getting their basic 25Mbps plan.
  13. SSD Sean

    I have wierd problem with my new NVME

    It could be a faulty slot. Have you gotten a cheap PCIe to M.2 adapter like a Lycom DT-120 to rule out the slot?
  14. SSD Sean

    Convert my old Samsung 840 Evo into a Backup Drive

    No reason not to. I use adapters for my spare SSDs too
  15. SSD Sean

    Why servers need so fast CPUs?

    How fast is your internet? NVMe storage for downloading is a waste of resource when an HDD/RAID array would be better suited for the task and keep up with the data rate on download. If you want faster a SATA SSD would be fine too and is cheaper. NVMe is only nice if you have a 10GbE or better connection for the transfers and even then, SATA will still do over 500MB/s. For just file file transfers you don’t need much. A cheap dual core Celeron or something like that is more than enough. I have over 105TB of usable space in my DIY NAS and it’s on a quad core, but I run multiple VMs and even then it is just sitting at 5-10% usage at most at times. Capacity doesn’t affect CPU requirements. As long as you are simply transferring data without transcoding on the NAS, CPU performance doesn’t matter much. Even watching multiple 4K videos at once through my 10GbE connection it doesn’t matter.