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Actuarial Fables
Jul 29, 2014



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Mental Hospitality posted:

Says it's "3D Nand". Well that's good to know. I'm so behind on my ssd knowledge. Like "Have you heard of that fancy MLC flash storage" behind. Are there any current generation drives that fail catastrophically and early these days?
Outright failure isn't as much of a concern with the latest few generations of drives.

There are more budget focused SSDs that don't have a high-speed cache (DRAM or SLC flash), and budget/high capacity drives that use QLC flash (opposed to MLC/TLC flash). These drives usually aren't recommended due to worse performance and being not that much cheaper than better drives, but aren't actively dangerous to your data.

e. I mean you should still backup your data but the cheap SSDs aren't as bad as they once were.

Actuarial Fables fucked around with this message at 00:34 on May 23, 2020

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Shaocaholica
Oct 29, 2002

Fig. 5E


Are Micron 1100 series SSDs any good? Does anyone have a link to that SSD google sheet all the specs?

e: oh found the google sheet but can't seem to find the specific DRAM specs for the Micron 1100 512GB.

Klyith
Aug 3, 2007

GBS Pledge Week


Shaocaholica posted:

Are Micron 1100 series SSDs any good? Does anyone have a link to that SSD google sheet all the specs?

e: oh found the google sheet but can't seem to find the specific DRAM specs for the Micron 1100 512GB.

They're normally commercial drives in the cheap ssd category, a few years ago lots of them showed up in the secondary market at discount. Those were the first drives that ever hit $200/2TB. AFAIK unlike some other OEM-only SSDs you can get warranty for the 1100s.

If they're the same ones that have been floating around since then then yes they have DRAM and are TLC, the only downside is they have a pretty small SLC cache. It's basically a MX300 but enterprisey.

Ugly In The Morning
Jul 1, 2010

Don't look at me-
I'm ugly in the morning
When the headaches gone
The sun is not.
Forgot to turn the alarm
On - on


Pillbug

Not quite SSD, but close enough. I just pulled the HDD data drive that came with my computer and I was gonna give it to my mom to use as an external so she can back up her files- whatís a good enclosure that fits the full size 3.5 drives but also is relatively cheap? The last enclosure I bought for my SSDs were garbage so I donít want to risk that again.

Klyith
Aug 3, 2007

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Ugly In The Morning posted:

Not quite SSD, but close enough. I just pulled the HDD data drive that came with my computer and I was gonna give it to my mom to use as an external so she can back up her files- whatís a good enclosure that fits the full size 3.5 drives but also is relatively cheap? The last enclosure I bought for my SSDs were garbage so I donít want to risk that again.

Anything that supports UASP is good.

examples on newegg

DrDork
Dec 29, 2003
commanding officer of the Army of Dorkness

Ugly In The Morning posted:

Not quite SSD, but close enough. I just pulled the HDD data drive that came with my computer and I was gonna give it to my mom to use as an external so she can back up her files- whatís a good enclosure that fits the full size 3.5 drives but also is relatively cheap? The last enclosure I bought for my SSDs were garbage so I donít want to risk that again.

Whatever enclosure you get from shucking your drives! You could ask over in the Packrats thread and someone will probably send you one for the cost of shipping, if that.

Gruffalo Soldier
Feb 22, 2013



What's the deal with NVME m2 2242 drives? I'm looking for one to put in the WWAN slot of a T580 and all the models I've seen are out of stock. Did a factory burn down or something?

Rexxed
May 1, 2010

Dis is amazing!
I gotta try dis!



Gruffalo Soldier posted:

What's the deal with NVME m2 2242 drives? I'm looking for one to put in the WWAN slot of a T580 and all the models I've seen are out of stock. Did a factory burn down or something?

I don't know but it doesn't seem to be that popular of a form factor vs. 2280. Maybe they decided to focus on the product lines that have more sales. There's some Sabrent ones on amazon in 512GB, 1TB, 2TB, although I can't speak for the quality:
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07XVR1KKR/

Cygni
Nov 12, 2005

raring to post



Gruffalo Soldier posted:

What's the deal with NVME m2 2242 drives? I'm looking for one to put in the WWAN slot of a T580 and all the models I've seen are out of stock. Did a factory burn down or something?

You probably know this already but check around to make sure the WWAN slot will actually take a storage device. Unsurprisingly, many OEMs decided to gently caress this up and do non-standard implementations or BIOS restrictions that straight up won't understand if storage is hung off of what is otherwise a generic interface.

"Computers: They Suck!"

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Gruffalo Soldier
Feb 22, 2013



Cygni posted:

You probably know this already but check around to make sure the WWAN slot will actually take a storage device. Unsurprisingly, many OEMs decided to gently caress this up and do non-standard implementations or BIOS restrictions that straight up won't understand if storage is hung off of what is otherwise a generic interface.

"Computers: They SucK!"

Yah there is a lot of variation. Reports seem to be that yes you can, but only nvme (no SATA). The Sabrent one mentioned above apparently doesn't fit despite being ostensibly the correct form factor. It's all quite confusing!

At the moment I'm leaning towards cutting my losses and just getting a big ol' main drive. Annoying though cause I've got a 2tb hdd in my current laptop that works great for storage. I wanted this in my main slot and a boot drive in my WWAN. Ah well.

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