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#1 2016-06-08 16:55:19

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PCIe SSD

Thinking about my next upgrade...
Does anyone have experience with the PCIe SSDs which are a lot faster than SATA but also more expensive? I presume BL will run fine off one?

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#2 2016-06-08 18:28:23

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Re: PCIe SSD


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#3 2016-06-08 23:18:00

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Re: PCIe SSD

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

NVMe? Steady on HoS that's a bit cutting edge and still a bit pricey for us older citizens. There seem to be some offers around on older PCIe 250GB drives for around £150 that piqued my interest.

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#4 2016-06-09 00:06:10

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Re: PCIe SSD

dbvolvox wrote:

Steady on HoS.

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#5 2016-06-09 06:29:02

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Re: PCIe SSD

dbvolvox wrote:

Steady on HoS

lol

older PCIe 250GB drives for around £150 that piqued my interest.

Seems a bit steep to me -- I recently bought a 250GiB Samsung EVO 850 for £60

BL runs like a champ on that smile


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#6 2016-06-09 23:00:09

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Re: PCIe SSD

Seems a bit steep to me -- I recently bought a 250GiB Samsung EVO 850 for £60

BL runs like a champ on that smile

I just grabbed one of those as well and plan to do an install shortly. PLEASE tell me thunderbolt works in linux as well as it does in Windows...and I think we'll be good. smile

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#7 2016-06-10 02:14:38

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Re: PCIe SSD

I have a 250GiB Samsung EVO 850 on a windows only machine and it has been great. I recently purchased another one to replace the 120GIB Kingston I have on this dual boot Bunsen/Windows machine. Have been holding off after doing some googling about Linux trim and Samsung ssd's. Not sure if all is ok or not.

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#8 2016-06-10 03:30:06

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Re: PCIe SSD

I'll have to find out what SSD my lappy is running on, but I've never come across any problems. It may not be PCIe though.


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#9 2016-06-10 06:45:56

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Re: PCIe SSD

cloverskull wrote:

PLEASE tell me thunderbolt works in linux as well as it does in Windows

Well, the drivers are present in the upstream kernel:
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/tree/ … hunderbolt

I have no idea how well they work though and I would think that the stock BL kernel would be a bit too old but I may be wrong.


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#10 2016-06-10 06:50:31

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Tony wrote:

Have been holding off after doing some googling about Linux trim and Samsung ssd's

Do you mean this problem:
https://blog.algolia.com/when-solid-sta … hat-solid/

That only applied to RAID set ups with "discard" applied as a filesystem option and it is now fixed.

I would not recommend using "discard" in /etc/fstab anyway, an fstrim(8) ana/cron job would probably be a better idea.


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