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Discussion in 'General' started by RTT, 29 Oct 2007.

  1. Andersen

    Andersen Brain for hire

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    Might want to reconsider that. SATA m.2 drives are much slower than NVMe.
     
  2. wecrookie

    wecrookie Active Member

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    Too late it's on it's way........
     
  3. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    There aren't too many real world average user workloads where that statement is true.
     
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  4. wecrookie

    wecrookie Active Member

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    It'll still be faster that what I have at the mo':)
     
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  5. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    If you have spinning rust, yes. But if you can find the big difference between SATA SSD and NVME SSD in normal usage please let me know. If you want to save space and cables or if the price difference is negligible, go for it.
     
  6. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    As I have about 20 projects I planned, pulled the trigger on one which requires a tough case.
    [​IMG]

    An some shadow foam, the foamy bits inside will be coming out.
     
  7. silk186

    silk186 Derp

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    I found a significant difference in upgrading from a SATA to NVMe drive when working with large word files and referencing software.
    In general, I found it greatly improved system responsiveness.
     
  8. perplekks45

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    Congratulations! You are now one of the very elite circle of people I know who actually found a use case for NVME! ;)

    Still, for most people using Chrome/Edge/Firefox/Opera, MS Office and games there won't be a night and day difference. As I said, if prices are close go for NVME. It's great as a technology, I just cannot see the mass-appeal many people in the media (and obviously in the marketing departments) want to convince me of.
     
  9. silk186

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    It isn't necessary for a user that only plays games, runs chrome with 20 odd tabs and only writes word documents a few pages may not notice a difference and I would not suggest that it makes much difference in loading times or fps.

    That said, I noticed an immediate and obvious difference with my workload. Working with work documents longer than 100 pages with Mendeley was unbearable until I upgraded to an M.2 drive. I was forced to create a citation in a blank document and copy-paste it to the original or copy over excepts to work on.
    I can't imagine what it would have been like after combining all of the chapters into a single file. I think that the price difference between SATA and NVMe drives as narrow enough that it is worth paying a little extra for a significant increase in headroom, both read/write and IOPS.
     
  10. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    Just picked up a new laptop-Samsung ATIV Book 9 (non-touchscreen.) Linux Mint 19.2 and i7-4700HQ/GT 750M cheesecake.
     
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  11. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    Other option would be to not use word on such big documents, latex Cheesecake :)
     
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  12. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Landlord insurance.

    At least now the damned thing may actually bring some money in rather than just devour time and money :thumb:
     
  13. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    LaTeX is fantastic, but it doesn't take care of the really heavy workload - citation management. There's BibTeX and BibLaTeX for that, mind - but I've not used either, nor Mendeley, so I don't know how they compare.
     
  14. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Yes, yes it is.

    Hm, I think I have my wires crossed.
     
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  15. WarrenJ

    WarrenJ Well-Known Member

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    I have to admit when I read BibLaTeX my initial thought's was a S&M Bible of some kind.... i don't know why...
     
  16. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Speaking of writin' and the like:

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    Should have bought one years ago. Found this one cheap second-hand, so once I get some time I'll be doing a bit of the ol' CPD.
     
  17. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    @Gareth Halfacree you don't need any tips on writing style!

    I particularly like the style you have of making typos in artciles so people can point them out and feel included. You're very giving like that. :)

    #neverchange
     
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    Umm - 'intended'...?
     
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  19. perplekks45

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    We do agree on that. As I said, if price difference is small and/or you don't like cables and/or have limited space, NVME is a great option.
     
  20. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Where's that "report post" button gone...
     

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