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Old 04-06-18, 08:48 PM
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Corsair launches their mid-range MP300 NVMe SSD

Meet the Corsair Force series MP300. NVMe but affordable.



Read more about Corsair's new MP300 series of NVMe SSDs.

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Old 04-06-18, 08:56 PM
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Pci x 2? seems a bit of a devolution than moving fwds, I thought the standard these days was x4
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I know the Kingston A1000 series only has PCIe x2 as well as I've been looking at getting one. Seems to be a thing for entry level NVMe drives. Depending on actual prices one of these Corsair units could be an option too.
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Pci x 2? seems a bit of a devolution than moving fwds, I thought the standard these days was x4
No point using/wasting the extra PCIe lanes if you don't plan to make an SSDs that can offer high enough speeds to make them useful.

The whole point here is that the reduced complexity reduced the controller cost of the drive and makes the device cheaper to produce. 1,600MB/s reads is plenty fast.
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No point using/wasting the extra PCIe lanes if you don't plan to make an SSDs that can offer high enough speeds to make them useful.

The whole point here is that the reduced complexity reduced the controller cost of the drive and makes the device cheaper to produce. 1,600MB/s reads is plenty fast.

Yep exactly. Outshines my SATA 2.5" Neutron GTX by a mile and the prices are pretty well matched compared to SATA 2.5" SSDs as well. Although I will point out that the 1TB Model sits not far below the Samsung 970 EVO which has much higher speeds
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No point using/wasting the extra PCIe lanes if you don't plan to make an SSDs that can offer high enough speeds to make them useful.

The whole point here is that the reduced complexity reduced the controller cost of the drive and makes the device cheaper to produce. 1,600MB/s reads is plenty fast.
Doesn't matter though for most people.

Most people use a CPU with 16 PCI lanes. If you have even X1 controllers the GPU will get bumped down to x8 lanes. So really that argument makes little sense unless it gets run off by the CPU chipset.
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Doesn't matter though for most people.

Most people use a CPU with 16 PCI lanes. If you have even X1 controllers the GPU will get bumped down to x8 lanes. So really that argument makes little sense unless it gets run off by the CPU chipset.
Intel routes their M.2 SSDs using the chipset through the DMI, so it isn't limiting GPU bandwidth.

AMD has dedicated lanes for M.2 as well (direct to CPU), so again AMD is not limiting GPU by using M.2. (at least for motherboards with single m.2 slots, beyond that each motherboard may be slightly different)
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Hmm I may just be used to my older board which I am pretty sure does it how I described.

Either way good to see it's the chipset.

Still think we should have more PCI lanes to begin with so it wouldn't even be an issue
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Hmm I may just be used to my older board which I am pretty sure does it how I described.

Either way good to see it's the chipset.

Still think we should have more PCI lanes to begin with so it wouldn't even be an issue
Yeah, if is it pre-Skylake the M.2 just uses the same generic PCIe lanes as everything else. That changed post Skylake, as they moded M.2 to the DMI and gave the chipset extra lanes.
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The 129 is £10 less than the 500 x4 version whilst the 250 version is more expensive than WD x4 black so there is that also
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