Review: Zotac SONIX 480GB PCIe nVME SSD

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Join us as we test tge new Zotac SONIX PCI-Express SSD today, an nVME PCIe SSD. Let me just quickly throw some numbers at you that will get a smile on your face, so how does 2,600 MB/s maximum read an...

    Review: Zotac SONIX 480GB PCIe nVME SSD
     
  2. Koniakki

    Koniakki Ancient Guru

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    My 256GB 950 PRO is killing it!! Love it! :thumbup:
     
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    Pictus Member Guru

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    Thank you for the review Hilbert!

    Looks like the Samsung 950 Pro M.2/MVME is missing from the Sisoft Sandra Drive Index Write MB/s table.
     
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    chispy Ancient Guru

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    Excellent review Hilbert as always it was a great read. As a true Storage speed enthusiast myself i still drooling over this nVME SSD performance.
     

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    Reddoguk Ancient Guru

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    Nice review and a great product but i'm worried about storage sizes of modern SSD's.

    I was looking at my steam account and some other games that are over 50gigs in size now.

    A drive of only 480gigs will only hold a few games these days and you will probably start running into problems and more errors once this drive is more than 75% filled.

    Once these PCIe drives start hitting 8Tbs then hopefully games will still be 20-50gigs.

    Since games seem to be growing in size still at a rather incredibly fast rate then SSD's need to catch up on size and stop trying to break speed records and increase density/size.

    It won't be long at this rate before some modern DX12 games may reach the 100gigs mark :(

    GTA V for example is already 64.4 GB on my system and that's with 0 expansions so far. If it does get some then it may be the first game for me to reach that 100gigs.
     
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    I had a 372GB PCI-e SSD, but had to remove it when I went from a r9 295x2 to my 980ti sli setup. It was a real shame. Load times were basically non-existent.
     
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    This should have been tested against the 512GB 950 Pro, not the 256GB. The 512GB 950 Pro is also cheaper, about $330.00 USD.
     

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