[Newegg] Corsair 128GB Voyager GTX USB 3.0 Flash Drive, Speed Up to 450MB/s ($79.99)
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- March 20, 2017
Mar 20th, 2017 1:58 am
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Mar 20th, 2017 7:25 am
This thing IS a SSD. It has TRIM and SMART
Mar 20th, 2017 7:40 am
Mar 20th, 2017 11:45 am
Have you tried running OS off of it? How hot does the usb key get? And how much amp does it draws? because you wouldn't want to burn the USB port.cloneman wrote: ↑Mar 20th, 2017 7:40 amFor those who might be interested, there's Windows 10 to Go that is a good match for something like this. Basically, you can create a bootable Windows 10 OS which works like a normal installation (it's not a light version of windows like WinPE - for that you can check out Gandalf's images)
It's useful for troubleshooting and testing. I use to test my overclocks without corrupting my main OS, and testing questionable software without infecting my main os.
Note that some older computers cannot boot off USB3 ports; however a fast USB3 drive will still have the all important good IOPS running in USB2 mode.
This might be overkill for some people though; I was able to get competent Windows 10 to Go performance with just an ordinary microSD reader and a Sandisk UHS-1 Card.
EDIT: Looks like the sandisk is on sale for 89.99 https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00HR7 ... em_1p_0_ti . The Corsair looks faster though. http://usb.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Sa ... 03vsm13691
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Mar 21st, 2017 11:41 am
that's what happens with all junk TLC, it just dies when asked to write any remotely-large file.
Mar 21st, 2017 11:44 am
again, that is a function of ALL junk TLC - it has absolutely nothing to do with heat, it's a physical limitation of the technology. once you exceed the tiny write cache, you write directly to dirt-slow TLC, which is much slower than a standard HD (i.e. 20-40 MB/s).Anaron wrote: ↑Mar 21st, 2017 11:37 amMine came in yesterday and I had a chance to play around with it today. Read speeds are fine but I noticed that the write speeds are significantly affected by high temperature. I'm transferring a 60 GB file right now and the write speed dropped down to 30 MB/s. That's abysmal. Oddly enough, the read speeds aren't affected.
Mar 21st, 2017 2:22 pm
Today, I learned. I'll keep that in mind the next time I go shopping for storage.JackWhyte wrote: ↑Mar 21st, 2017 11:44 amagain, that is a function of ALL junk TLC - it has absolutely nothing to do with heat, it's a physical limitation of the technology. once you exceed the tiny write cache, you write directly to dirt-slow TLC, which is much slower than a standard HD (i.e. 20-40 MB/s).
read operations don't slow down because TLC is almost as fast as MLC when reading, but exponentially slower when writing.
Mar 22nd, 2017 9:01 am
Mar 22nd, 2017 11:18 am
yeah, I can hardly wait for 3D TLC to officially take over and kick this planar TLC junk to the curb.