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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.
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    Professional Storage Reviewer


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    Intel i7 9700K @5GHz
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    ASRock Z390 Taichi Ultimate
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    16GB HyperX Predator RGB @4GHz
  • GPU
    AMD RX570
  • Case
    Fractal DesIgn R6
  • Storage
    More SSDs than I can count
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    Corsair RM650
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    2x Benq GW2765
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    Noctua NH-U14S
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    Patriot V760
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    Patriot v570
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    5.1 System
  • Operating System
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit
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    HP Spectre x360 13

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  1. Space Sniffer is my favorite tool to check what is taking up space: http://www.uderzo.it/main_products/space_sniffer/ Download: https://www.fosshub.com/SpaceSniffer.html
  2. It seems like you can convert MBR OS drives to GPT: http://reflect.macrium.com/help/v5/How_to/Conversions/Convert_an_MBR_disk_to_a_GPT_disk.htm Make sure you back up first! Make a system image at minimum. Personally, I haven't done it on an OS drive. Just a secondary years ago. I'd just do a clean install and drag n drop the files you need or use something like freefilesync to do it as a batch job.
  3. Here is a comparison benches of the WD Blue SN550 vs some popular alternatives I did. I threw in an Adata XPG SX8200 Pro instead of the Samsung. The Samsung 970 EVO Plus is a bit faster in large file copies / writes, but most DRAM based TLC NAND drives perform similar in daily use. I also added in the WD Black SN750 and a Gen 4 NVMe SSD. https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/wd-blue-sn550-m2-nvme-ssd-review-best-dramless-ssd-yet/2
  4. That's what I used to do until I got a few 4TB SSDs. Now I'm in speed land haha
  5. So? I didn't say you had to buy a 2TB SSD for one game....lol Thats why they make cheaper lower capacity options...
  6. No, you have to buy a faster product / go SSD
  7. I just used crystal disk info for everything
  8. I mean modify the motherboards firmware code and reflash the modded firmware to it. Not just change a setting in the BIOS/UEFI. You can inject/remove your own features. https://www.win-raid.com/t871f50-Guide-How-to-get-full-NVMe-support-for-all-Systems-with-an-AMI-UEFI-BIOS.html perform at own risk. I'd just use a SATA SSD for boot and the NVMe as secondary until you get a new system. ---also, to your other question on the Initial Graphic Adapter [PCIE] stuff - that's just for setting the default video output. nothing with the SSD.
  9. Yeah, it won’t boot NVMe SSDs unless you mod the BIOS/UEFI.
  10. People here don’t believe intel optane SSDs are for consumers or prosumers. They think they are only server SSDs, which the 90x series is not. I know, it’s funny.
  11. Double check cables as stupid as sit sounds and maybe swap data cables. But it sounds like you got a dud replacement.
  12. Man, PCIe to M.2 adapters are great for troubleshooting if you can get one, cheap to buy. But still, the stock M.2 slots on the board should work... If you haven't done so already, also try to see if you can update the firmware: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/29205/Intel-Solid-State-Drive-Toolbox?product=80096
  13. I agree on the asterisk being for DRAMless SSDs instead of for DRAM based SSDs. Makes more sense in my mind.