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Review: Samsung X5 Portable SSD (Thunderbolt 3 NVMe)

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Aug 29, 2018.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Have you ever seen a portable storage unit reach 2800 MB/sec? Well hey now, we review the Samsung X5 Portable SSD (1000GB). This, by far, is the fastest portable storage to date as it is NVMe and Thun...

    Review: Samsung X5 Portable SSD (Thunderbolt 3 NVMe)
     
  2. Ricepudding

    Ricepudding Master Guru

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    Got a few kinks to tweek it seems, but god damn is it still impressive and its portable... How or why are we still on SATA when ports which many newer machines have a few of now are running at far greater speeds
     
  3. RooiKreef

    RooiKreef Master Guru

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    Very nice drive. I must say it's a big leap from where we came from 2 years ago in terms of external storage.
     
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    The only logical explanation i can think of is not having many PCIe lanes on-chip, or perhaps the AHCI/SATA controller being much cheaper to implement.

    both thoughts really boil down to cost though, i know cheaper platforms will almost certainly not have very many PCIe lanes to throw at NVMe drives.
     

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