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#1 wushuliu


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 07:23 PM

I've been doing research on different forums to get some consensus on newer drives including the new Optane memory and I'm finding surprisingly little infor. Seems to be a couple folks who say avoid NVME for what seems like reasons related to noise and yet the new Windows X/Jplay music server uses one I believe. Even more interesting was mention of an adapter to plug SATA into the M.2 slot, this way you can still have external linear power but but have better latency/proximity(?) and bypass SATA controller. 


Anyone else try these options out?

#2 motberg


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Posted 02 October 2017 - 01:19 PM

Hi Wushu!


I have not yet tried this but am considering Optane for a new control PC build that I already have most the parts purchased (ASUS Z170M-PLUS motherboard).

The M.2->SATA adapter idea I must have missed... to me seems like a more conservative option -

...not to mention the Optane modules are pretty expensive and I already have a few suitable SSD's on hand, including a vintage Intel 64GB which is supposed to be pretty good...


(By the way, I ordered this regulator for the OS SSD which I will try with a suitable TeraDak LPS)



Is this the correct style M.2->SATA adapter?




#3 Marcin_gps


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Posted 03 October 2017 - 07:35 AM

My experience tells me that the type of memory chip is far more important than the way it's connected to a PC. I still use SLC CF card in OCXO-CF sata adapter in my Audio PC. In Control PC, where I need a lot faster drive, I use SLC SSD. 

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