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  1. Thread: SSD Reviews Thread

    by Ao1
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    Sticky: Sad that this post, which criticises someone that...

    Sad that this post, which criticises someone that takes the time and trouble to post links to reviews and then goes on to rubbish a fellow reviewer and self promote his own web site ends up with...
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    Sticky: So if I follow the procedure that canthearu...

    So if I follow the procedure that canthearu identifies in his post over @ OCZ you are sure I will not see the same thing? Care for a bet before I start?
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    That's not the M5 Pro.

    That's not the M5 Pro.
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    So the drive is 75% full. You then delete all the...

    So the drive is 75% full. You then delete all the files and re-run the benchmark? If so how long are you waiting between deleting the files and starting the benchmark? If you run it straight away try...
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    Sorry no, but I've seen 30 MB/s plus for 4K RR....

    Sorry no, but I've seen 30 MB/s plus for 4K RR. This is one of the fastest drives I have played with.
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    Hi Highendtoys. How did you create the files in...

    Hi Highendtoys. How did you create the files in your TRIM test?
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    I don't think there is anything wrong with TRIM...

    I don't think there is anything wrong with TRIM on the M5Pro. If you monitor with hIOmon you can see TRIM commands being executed as files get deleted. Also I just created a test file with Iometer...
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    Sticky: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thumb_drive l'm...

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thumb_drive

    l'm using a usb 2 thumb drive. The controller is very basic, certainly nothing like a ssd controller.
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    Sticky: A USB thumb drive does not have a controller...

    A USB thumb drive does not have a controller (AFAIK), so it’s about as close as you can get to testing NAND only without specialist equipment. I was interested to see how well the NAND stacked up...
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    Sticky: Generic USB Drive – 4 GB Writes: 889.80 GB...

    Generic USB Drive – 4 GB
    Writes: 889.80 GB
    Average speed: 2.72 MB/s

    Going to have to suspend for a week as I'm going to be traveling.
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    Sticky: Generic USB Drive – 4 GB Writes: 620.11 GB...

    Generic USB Drive – 4 GB
    Writes: 620.11 GB
    Average speed: 2.71 MB/s

    Write speed has increased from 2.45 MB/s to 2.71 MB/s from start to current. Seems that write speeds increase as the NAND...
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    Sticky: Thanks Anvil, that explains it. Neat little...

    Thanks Anvil, that explains it. Neat little feature. Maybe better set as default for the mishap phone like me? (I had disabled updates and the wireless so there must have been some updates pending...
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    Sticky: Generic USB Drive – 4 GB Writes: 619.6 GB...

    Generic USB Drive – 4 GB
    Writes: 619.6 GB
    Average speed: 2.68 MB/s
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    Looks like there is an unofficial (and...

    Looks like there is an unofficial (and destructive) f/w available that enables you to switch from the M3 > M3P and back to again to M3. (Run a SE after updating the f/w to make sure the FTL table is...
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    http://storage.toshiba.com/docs/press-releases/thnsnf_release.pdf?sfvrsn=6
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    Sticky: Generic USB Drive – 4 GB Writes: 390.34 GB...

    Generic USB Drive – 4 GB
    Writes: 390.34 GB
    Average speed: 2.68 MB/s
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    Sticky: I managed to get the dialog box up, but it did...

    I managed to get the dialog box up, but it did not reset on restart. Maybe its because its a USB (?) Its not the end of the world as I caught it straight after it happened and the write speed has...
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    Sticky: Thanks B.A.T. Tried it but it did not work. I'm...

    Thanks B.A.T. Tried it but it did not work. I'm using RC1 if that makes a difference.
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    Sticky: Anvil, I had an unintended reboot, so ASU...

    Anvil, I had an unintended reboot, so ASU (Endurance) had to be restarted. If I recall correctly there is a way to cover the write history, but I can't remember how to go about it.
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    Sticky: Generic USB Drive – 4 GB Writes: 186.34 GB...

    Generic USB Drive – 4 GB
    Writes: 186.34 GB
    Average speed: 2.42 MB/s

    (@ Christopher. Don’t know what NAND it is using, as it’s a sealed unit. Will take it apart to find out when it dies).
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    Sticky: Just for amusement (and with no expense spared) a...

    Just for amusement (and with no expense spared) a 4 GB unbranded USB drive. No SMART info. :D

    Assuming 1,000 P/E cycles @ 2.5 MB/s it could in theory last 19 days.

    127302
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    Prospective buyers can only ascertain if it’s...

    Prospective buyers can only ascertain if it’s not a problem if the know what triggers the reduction in read and write speed. The simple thing would be for $OCZ to provide a statement on why this...
  23. Thread: Most reliable SSD

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    There is some interesting research here: (nothing...

    There is some interesting research here: (nothing to do with RMA's)

    http://www.eetimes.com/design/memory-design/4237059/Understanding-the-effects-of-power-failure-on-flash-based-SSDs

    I’m even...
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    Sticky: Here are a couple of charts showing relocated...

    Here are a couple of charts showing relocated sector events for the intrepid X25-V. I had forgotten that relocated sectors turned up on the X25-V before the MWI had expired. It follows the bath tub...
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    Sticky: EEC deals with correctable errors and as NAND...

    EEC deals with correctable errors and as NAND geometry shrinks, instances of correctable errors increase exponentially. A correctable error does not necessarily mean the NAND cell is on its way out....
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