Two PCIe SSDs (3.2TB & 1.6TB)

thigobr

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I was trying to decide for a while, and then I looked again 20minutes later: seller had 1 last drive available! I couldn't resist hehheh
 

triples

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Maybe a dumb question but kinda related to this post. if the drive is PCIe but in 2.5 factor is it backwards compatable with Sata you just don't get the Full PCI bandwidth so its either a 6Gb Sata or if its in 12Gb sas? or it just doesn't work
No. Those 2.5" PCIe drives use NVME protocol that is incompatible with SATA interface.

BTW, my personal experience is that the AIC driver is a lot cooler than 2.5" when the airflow is low or moderate.
 

banananon

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Smart results - only 21 DW's!
SMART/Health Information (NVMe Log 0x02)
Critical Warning: 0x00
Temperature: 48 Celsius
Available Spare: 100%
Available Spare Threshold: 10%
Percentage Used: 0%
Data Units Read: 199,246,930 [102 TB]
Data Units Written: 131,859,022 [67.5 TB]
Host Read Commands: 3,008,119,469
Host Write Commands: 1,527,602,601
Controller Busy Time: 4,046
Power Cycles: 44
Power On Hours: 4,452
Unsafe Shutdowns: 35
Media and Data Integrity Errors: 0
Error Information Log Entries: 0
Got the best performance with the modded firmware.
 

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TubaMT

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Thank you for the link and clarification. Did you just follow the instructions that were posted in that link to update the firmware?

sudo apt-get install nvme-cli
sudo nvme list
sudo nvme fw-download /dev/nvme0 --fw=MS1PC2DD3.IR3Q.fw
sudo nvme fw-activate /dev/nvme0 --action=1
sudo nvme reset /dev/nvme0

Thanks!
 

banananon

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Thank you for the link and clarification. Did you just follow the instructions that were posted in that link to update the firmware?

sudo apt-get install nvme-cli
sudo nvme list
sudo nvme fw-download /dev/nvme0 --fw=MS1PC2DD3.IR3Q.fw
sudo nvme fw-activate /dev/nvme0 --action=1
sudo nvme reset /dev/nvme0

Thanks!
Yes, just make sure you use the firmware that matches your drive ( MS1PC2DD3 or MS1PC5ED3)
 
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Got my drive in today. Did some initial testing on an old dual 1366 system and got speeds limited by pcie gen 2 x8. My drive had 50TB written according to smartctl, and showed 0% life used. Excited to replace my main vm drive.
 
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50TB is great, any idea how many hours your has?
According to smart, 1696 hours right now, probably 24 of those are me using here.

Here is the full smart data from my drive. Nothing looks odd, so Im guessing they haven't tampered with it. I should probably get a fan on it, its running pretty toasty now.

SMART/Health Information (NVMe Log 0x02)
Critical Warning: 0x00
Temperature: 64 Celsius
Available Spare: 100%
Available Spare Threshold: 10%
Percentage Used: 0%
Data Units Read: 151,890,643 [77.7 TB]
Data Units Written: 104,850,320 [53.6 TB]
Host Read Commands: 1,389,887,929
Host Write Commands: 713,236,964
Controller Busy Time: 1,588
Power Cycles: 57
Power On Hours: 1,696
Unsafe Shutdowns: 43
Media and Data Integrity Errors: 0
Error Information Log Entries: 0
 

labguy

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That's pretty good smart data.

I ended up buying one of the 1.6TB to mess around with, I regret missing the 3TB deal.

What kind of fan do you plan to use?