Samsung 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD

Chewy509

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That SR review? When did they become worse that Toms Hardware?

Seriously bench marking a storage device through Hyper-V, and not clarifying if the guest OS had direct/sole access to the device? The SQL transactions per second look like RAM/CPU limited and not storage limited... The WD Blue SSD gets 3109 TPS, and the 980 Pro gets 3160 TPS, the Intel Optane (which is a ideal for SQL Server) doesn't even get a mention? All devices are with ~3% of each other?

And those graphs? Backward lines with some looking like a preschooler drew them? (What did I miss on how to interpret them)?

Oh, is the 980 Pro is TLC or MLC... On Samsungs own spec sheet:


It mentions 3-bit MLC. I was under the impression that 3-bit = TLC unless Samsung are trying to redefine what MLC (which IIRC is 2-bits per cell) is.

Anand's review says TLC, SR mentions MLC ? Surely people how solely review storage would have picked that up and mentioned it in their review?
 

Newtun

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Sorry, my memory is bad and I don't recall the details, but SR used to have it's own forum, which had problems, so this one was created and SR forum members transferred to it. Here's a link to an early thread of this forum, from January, 2002.
 

Chewy509

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No need to apologise, I myself was at one time one was a member of the SR forums, and migrated to here a few years before Eugene sold it... (the quality of posters was steadily dropping, and saw a post mentioning here that the 'old timers' were migrating to).

IIRC, the migration occurred as SRs forum's DB was lost with no/little backup...

Here is a story to verify: https://techreport.com/news/3295/storagereview-com-closing-up-shop/?post=232503
 
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