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Review: HP EX900 500GB M.2. SSD - Intensely Fast With the new SM2263XT controller

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Koniakki Ancient Guru

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    Just for comparison here's my 960 EVO 500GB after I installed W10 PRO and transferred a few files(~10GB).

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    coth Master Guru

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    Silicon Motion again... HP doesn't have money to buy something better?
     
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    wavetrex Master Guru

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    Say Hello to my little cache !

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    http://www.romexsoftware.com/en-us/primo-cache/index.html
    Also, I can assign as much RAM as I want with it, instead of the fixed "512MB" or whatever this Silicon Motion tech offers.


    To be honest I don't even think that AS SSD or any other disk benchmark is capable of measuring the real speed of a RAM cache.

    And no, it's not snake oil at all, everything is insanely fast, and the more I use the system the faster it gets, as the cache learns better which stuff to keep in memory.
    When using this, which SSD you use becomes completely irrelevant, could be just as well a basic SATA one. The capacity becomes more important, and to be honest I'm starting to find 500GB ssd a bit limiting in 2018, will probably get upgraded to a 2TB one sometime this year.

    The downside is that RAM is quite expensive today. I was lucky to buy my 64GB when it was half the price of today, before the price boom.
     
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  5. Koniakki

    Koniakki Ancient Guru

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    Nice find. Here's mine on my 950 PRO 256GB(have yet to move to the 960 EVO):

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    nizzen Master Guru

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    Tell us noobs,what's wrong with it :) looks like performance is ok...
     
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    nizzen Master Guru

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    Try to read a file for the first time ;)

    Then the cache is not working. Not for writing to the ssd either :p

    Cache is "fun" to benchmark... windows caches to btw ;)
     
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    Koniakki Ancient Guru

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    Nothing wrong in general, it's just some consider them inferior compared to a few other controllers in the market.

    But just in case, one better make sure there's a warranty on the drive.. :p
     
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    Silicon Motion offers less endurance in general, giving more stress on memory.
     
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    Terrific. Hyper speed for the masses. Price point and speed amazing.
    Hopefully this innovative cost effective product will kick start a price war.
    The sweet spot for me will be 1TB ssd at 100credits.
    I will then build a completely silent media center PC. :)
     

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