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  1. Three days ago, I finished building a great pc gaming rig with all ssd storage. The storage setup consists of a WD Black 256gb Nvme M.2 for boot and two Sandisk Ultra II 960gb drives for game storage. They are running in a spanned storage array and just a few minutes ago, everything was working fine, everything super fast but now, just a few minutes later, everything is super slow. Anything on the drives takes years to open and running crytaldiskmark gets read scores of 550 MB/s and writes of 350 MB/s. What's even more interesting is that not only do apps on the Ultra II's have trouble op
  2. Yep, it seems like after a little bit of fiddling, windows fixed them itself
  3. Windows reported that the drives had issues and directed me to control panel where it ran diagnostics and fixed it! Here is the same info for the second drive, I beleive that the capacity is coming up as 860gb instead of 960 because CrystalDisk reports each drive as having 100gb for NAND flash? Not sure what's up with it.
  4. Windows reported that one of the drives needed to be repaired, I ran the tool and now one of the drives formats to 800gb
  5. I actually found them in an upgraded server that was running an i5-4000 series cpu. On that machine they both reported as 500gb
  6. I have two 960gb SanDisk SSD's and when I format both of them, the capacity is only 500gb. Disk management shows that the drives only have 500gb with no unallocated space to be seen. Same issue on both identicle drives. What's up? Pls help
  7. PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $174.99 @ Amazon Motherboard MSI B450 Gaming Plus MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard $104.97 @ Amazon Memory OLOy 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $62.99 @ Newegg Storage Team MS30 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $61.99 @ Newegg Case Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case
  8. Alright. I can expand my budget by $300. I can go for $780. What do you think?
  9. I've got a more complete build here. Thanks for the advice everyone! PCPartPicker Part List Type Item Price CPU AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor $119.99 @ Amazon Motherboard ASRock B450 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $89.99 @ Amazon Memory Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $33.99 @ Newegg Storage Western Digital Blue 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $64.
  10. Hmm. Going with an older i7 means I can get ram for practically nothing. I can overclock and get it to 4ghz. A 980 can be had for $110, 16gb or ram is around $37 and an i7-3770k can be had for $105. X chipset motherboards go for as low as $60. I have some good 7200 rpm hard drives and I value a nice case. I would remove the hdd and put the money towards a better case. I am on a more strict budget, I can spend an extra $30 but that's all. Great config.