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  Reply # 1246065 25-Feb-2015 07:59
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joker97: will this thing fit in a standard modern laptop? ie does my laptop have one of these slots?


Laptop? Not if you're referring to the PCIe SSD mentioned in the OP. You may have a slot for an M.2 SSD perhaps, but the PCIe slot discussed is found in a desktop, server or workstation etc.




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  Reply # 1246170 25-Feb-2015 09:39
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joker97: will this thing fit in a standard modern laptop? ie does my laptop have one of these slots?


Laptop? Not if you're referring to the PCIe SSD mentioned in the OP. You may have a slot for an M.2 SSD perhaps, but the PCIe slot discussed is found in a desktop, server or workstation etc.


Really depends, if it is a year old, you possibly have an MSATA slot which looks like a mini pci-e slot but is wired differently to share the SATA bus. MSATA ssd's are getting really thin on the ground already as M.2 is the new standard for connecting pci-e ssd drives. This year has been the switchover for them. You would need to check what your laptop has and what will fit. 




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  Reply # 1246182 25-Feb-2015 09:56
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You may also see m.2 in the specs to do with the wireless card. That slot is no good for a SSD because you would lose wireless and they are usually too short. Not even sure if electrically compatible to run an SSD in them.




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  Reply # 1246185 25-Feb-2015 09:58
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Re OP ... No gadget is ever worth investing in ;p




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  Reply # 1246187 25-Feb-2015 10:00
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joker97: Re OP ... No gadget is ever worth investing in ;p


Sure they are if the time and labour saving they create generates a return on the purchase price of them.

Mobile phone would have to be the biggest return on one. Dishwashers, washing machines etc. All well worth it.

Big TV over a small one, not really worth it for an investment but certainly is from an enjoyment perspective.

PCIE SSD when the price is minimally different to a larger SATA one, who knows - hard to judge the returns on it speedwise, but really minimal I expect.




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  Reply # 1246407 25-Feb-2015 14:03
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The new m.2 standard does use pcie, however not all the SSD's or controllers natively use PCIe. 

Here is a recent review that tomshardware did on some PCIe m.2 ssd's

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/samsung-sm951-m.2-pcie-ssd,4045.html

If the price is not that much higher than a regular SSD, then i would say give it a go. A large number of the new motherboards have the m.2 slot built in so no adapters are needed. 






 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1246484 25-Feb-2015 15:40
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cool. got a 512GB SSD already, so will wait for 1-2TB ones when they come down in price ... might be a qwhile yet though ... *sigh




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  Reply # 1246546 25-Feb-2015 16:43
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ratsun81: The new m.2 standard does use pcie, however not all the SSD's or controllers natively use PCIe. 

Here is a recent review that tomshardware did on some PCIe m.2 ssd's

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/samsung-sm951-m.2-pcie-ssd,4045.html

If the price is not that much higher than a regular SSD, then i would say give it a go. A large number of the new motherboards have the m.2 slot built in so no adapters are needed. 




Yea I like the idea of the form factor and space saved by the M2 SSD. Thanks that article was god and informative

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  Reply # 1246597 25-Feb-2015 17:58
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and i didn't know that SSDs could get any smaller or that much faster! if only they had more capacity :D me no got desktop :(




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  Reply # 1246604 25-Feb-2015 18:15
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Those desktop PCIe SSDs list impressive specs. Imagine a workstation designed around those speeds with no budget to hold you back?




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  Reply # 1246608 25-Feb-2015 18:23
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I do worry about their re-writability though, HDD's can be re-written many time, can these SSD's? do they also need to be never filled passed 80%?

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  Reply # 1246620 25-Feb-2015 18:26
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can't be rewritten?




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  Reply # 1246629 25-Feb-2015 18:54
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M00S3: I do worry about their re-writability though, HDD's can be re-written many time, can these SSD's? do they also need to be never filled passed 80%?


read this:
http://techreport.com/review/24841/introducing-the-ssd-endurance-experiment

"Intel's 335 Series 240GB is rated for 20GB of writes per day for three years" thats the conservative estimate from intel

if you go through the link pretty much all of the drive wents past 500TB of read and writes, which works out to 140GB of writes per day for 10 years.

i doubt anyone will do that

but like any electronic device there are bad ones that fail sooner



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  Reply # 1246631 25-Feb-2015 18:55
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is this the same for current SSD's? Like I have a Kingston and Ive been scared about read / writing to it too much because thats waht all the articles say/ has this changed?

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  Reply # 1246633 25-Feb-2015 18:57
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depends on how old and the model

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