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Dogen
May 5, 2002

Bury my body down by the highwayside, so that my old evil spirit can get a Greyhound bus and ride


BIG HEADLINE posted:

I love how they mention RAPID Mode as a potential 'feature' of the 960 EVO. I mean...seriously?

Do people still even read tomshardware, though?

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Dogen
May 5, 2002

Bury my body down by the highwayside, so that my old evil spirit can get a Greyhound bus and ride


Does SMART data mean anything for SSDs? Magician just had an update and says "good" for drive status, which I looked at the data and it has fails on uncorrectable error and ECC error rate, wondering if I need to start worrying about replacing this stupid 850 pro.

Dogen
May 5, 2002

Bury my body down by the highwayside, so that my old evil spirit can get a Greyhound bus and ride




I know for regular old hard drives any bad sectors (esp more than 1-2) meant new HDD time, but I haven't run into this with SSDs before.

Dogen fucked around with this message at 19:30 on Jan 25, 2017

Dogen
May 5, 2002

Bury my body down by the highwayside, so that my old evil spirit can get a Greyhound bus and ride


I mean if it's just one pc we're talking about just put a 256 gig in there, is another option.

Dogen
May 5, 2002

Bury my body down by the highwayside, so that my old evil spirit can get a Greyhound bus and ride


This is your irregularly scheduled reminder that if you think your SSD is taking a poo poo it might actually just be your SATA cable taking a poo poo, brought to you by: my SATA cable taking a poo poo and me being worried I was going to have to replace my 850 pro.

Dogen
May 5, 2002

Bury my body down by the highwayside, so that my old evil spirit can get a Greyhound bus and ride


Quite, this is my home office PC, so unless it was my wife (unlikely) or a cat (possible)... it's one of a 3 pack that I bought a while back, the other 2 are still running my mechanical storage drives with seemingly no issue.

Dogen
May 5, 2002

Bury my body down by the highwayside, so that my old evil spirit can get a Greyhound bus and ride


Level Slide posted:

I remember the OP of an archived SSD thread said something about running the computer in BIOS for half an hour to revive the SSD and then updating its firmware. Of course, it sounded like that was for SSDs that didn't have the OS on them, and the post was from 2014, but is that still something I could do?

That was probably specific to the Crucial M4 (I ran into that problem).

Dogen
May 5, 2002

Bury my body down by the highwayside, so that my old evil spirit can get a Greyhound bus and ride


Nthing possible SATA cable problem. Some are lovely and just go bad.

Dogen
May 5, 2002

Bury my body down by the highwayside, so that my old evil spirit can get a Greyhound bus and ride


Ugly In The Morning posted:

So, I had a spare NVMe 1TB drive kicking around because I'm a dummy. I bought a second drive because I remembered my laptop having two slots, but it turns out that was the laptop I bought before this one that I had to return. I got an enclosure for it, and I was just wondering- how much performance am I losing by having it as an external connected via thunderbolt 3 cable?

Thunderbolt 3 has 40gbps throughput and nvme drives right now are half that so probably none? Complete guesswork

Dogen
May 5, 2002

Bury my body down by the highwayside, so that my old evil spirit can get a Greyhound bus and ride



I just put in an NVMe drive that I cloned a SATA system drive to and had to manually make a uefi partition and then bless the drive which felt like a weird callback to some more ancient day. Im not giving up my install of windows that has been going strong since 7!

Dogen
May 5, 2002

Bury my body down by the highwayside, so that my old evil spirit can get a Greyhound bus and ride


Its always been bs

Dogen
May 5, 2002

Bury my body down by the highwayside, so that my old evil spirit can get a Greyhound bus and ride


Am I the only person who still uses partition magic?

Dogen
May 5, 2002

Bury my body down by the highwayside, so that my old evil spirit can get a Greyhound bus and ride


Lambert posted:

Considering it has been deprecated since 2011, probably. Something like gparted does everything Partition Magic did in terms of partitioning better, and for imaging Macrium Reflect is the go-to.

I meant minitool partition wizard, and am stupid.

Dogen
May 5, 2002

Bury my body down by the highwayside, so that my old evil spirit can get a Greyhound bus and ride


On my board I really had to secure the dang thing with a screw or it would have been ejected. Quite unlike ram or a pcie expansion card.

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Dogen
May 5, 2002

Bury my body down by the highwayside, so that my old evil spirit can get a Greyhound bus and ride


Ah, weve all been there.

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