SSDs with plp?

edge

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Any recommendations for ssds with power loss prevention? I am not finding this information. As an aside, storage review has gone in the sewer.
 

BlueFox

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Any specific requirements in terms of form factor, protocol, capacity, and performance?
 

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Nvme m.2 pcie 3 for cache, sata 2.5 for bulk. Not looking for super large as no blob storage (~1 TB is fine for the nvme, 1 to 3 TB for sata). I have a few Samsung 983 dct, but lack of firmware support bites.
 

BlueFox

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Unfortunately finding firmware updates is going to be tough outside of Intel. Their offerings in NVMe M.2 are pretty limited and read focused (Optane aside), but if that's not an issue, the P4501 and P4511 are available in 1TB capacities.

For SATA, it's pretty easy to filter things on Intel's side, though they naturally aren't the only vendor out there:

 

BlueFox

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Yeah, if you can live without firmware updates, that opens up a lot more options. 960GB PM963 can be had for ~$100 on eBay for example.
 

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Is sata a hard requirement? There are a bunch of hgst sas ssds on ebay that easilly outperform any sata ssds and are cheap too.

Ugh, intel tax
You get what you pay for ._.
I bought a samsung ssds for my sisters laptop and when it performed bad I found out that it was probably caused by an older firmware on the ssd.
Had to send it back to the shop and get a replacement device with a more recent firmware...
 

mmaenpaa

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For SATA I have used Kingston DC450 series and lately the newer DC500 series. So far I have not seen any firmware updates.


I am also looking for M.2 NVME drives with PLP.
 

gb00s

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They don't support nvme and there are no official drivers for recent linux kernels (and esxi 7) anymore.
But the TO asked fro SATA as bulk etc as well. I have 365G+765GB+2400GB ioDrive2's running under LTS kernel and up to 5.9 ... The TO showed no ESXI requirement.

Thanks.

EDIT: Btw, in real-life processes I've not seen very big differences between ioDrive2's and NVME as cache ...
ADD: A colleague of mine has a 3.2TB Fusion-io Scale running under LTS kernel as well on Arch. I would still consider it as a 'modern' or 'recent' kernel. Also the 5.10 module is already in the making ...
 
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