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Old 04-07-19, 08:06 PM
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PCIe 4.0 SSDs are now available to order in the UK

Do you want to be the first to jump on the PCIe 4.0 bandwagon?



Read more about PCIe 4.0 SSDs becoming available within the UK.

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Old 04-07-19, 08:45 PM
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I'm more interested in seeing if the Q1 Depth and IOPS are much better than previous drives. If they are similar then really these would only be faster in benchmarks or massive file transfers..
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Old 04-07-19, 08:53 PM
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High max sequential reads are still useful for Windows boots or game launches/level loads.
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Old 04-07-19, 10:31 PM
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I'm more interested in seeing if the Q1 Depth and IOPS are much better than previous drives. If they are similar then really these would only be faster in benchmarks or massive file transfers..
Exactly what I was talking about on another post. Also, what would be the performance on PCIe 3.0? I hope Tom is taking notes for review.
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Honestly I'm not sure if the first generation of PCIe 4.0 drives will be much better in Q1 and IOPS. I would suspect faster drives in the next year or 18 months in these areas.
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Mainstream drives don't really target those areas, partly because the largest step you can make with minimising latency & improving random and low queue depth performance with flash is to use SLC across the whole device which would significantly harm price/GB and put it out of most consumer drives range, but you do have some vendors now going a step beyond just SLC & low latency controllers with more specialised drives for specialised high IOPs workloads like Samsung's Z-NAND and upcoming competitor solutions.
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I'm wondering how much of a difference we will actually feel. That "noticeable effect" curve has been flattening out in recent years for me. The last big jump I "felt" was going from mechanical boot drives to SSD arrays. The jump to NVME after that was barely noticeable to me in day to day real use. Certainly a jump in convenience, don't get me wrong, but boot times, gaming, etc didn't feel like a big jump for me compared to a RAID 0 SSD array.
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I'm wondering how much of a difference we will actually feel. That "noticeable effect" curve has been flattening out in recent years for me. The last big jump I "felt" was going from mechanical boot drives to SSD arrays. The jump to NVME after that was barely noticeable to me in day to day real use. Certainly a jump in convenience, don't get me wrong, but boot times, gaming, etc didn't feel like a big jump for me compared to a RAID 0 SSD array.
You are not using it properly. Loading a massive instrument sample library makes drives beg for mercy. Spreading libraries across multiple smaller drives instead of keeping it on one big one is the only solution, and a massive pain in the groin. I keep spreadsheets for where what is, and I've been dreaming of the day when I can have them on one fast drive that can handle countless thousands of small files. Up until recently it just wasn't worth going for large NVME drives over SSDs.

Yes, the common user who surfs the web, and plays games wouldn't know the difference, but there are some of us with special needs.
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