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Question No reviews showing pcie4 phison in pcie3 ?

Soulkeeper

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I'm wondering how one of these would do in an older motherboard.
Oddly no reviews even mention it, that i've seen.
Besides the new interface, and maybe the nand update ...
I'm guessing a 970pro would beat these if both were benchmarked in a pcie 3.0 board ?
So really all these reviews are just benchmarking pcie 3 vs 4.

What do you think ?
 

Soulkeeper

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Sabrent 2TB Rocket Nvme PCIe 4.0
is about the same price as a 1TB 970pro

which wins in a pcie 3.0 board ?
 

Billy Tallis

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I have some results for that which I haven't gotten around to uploading to Bench. E16+96L TLC is a bit faster across the board than E12+64L, even when E16 is constrained to PCIe 3. It's still a bit more power hungry, though. I've been trying to get Seagate to send me one of the newer E12+96L FireCuda 510s so I can do a more direct comparison on both PCIe 3 and PCIe 4 platforms.
 
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arandomguy

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Has Micron disclosed any performance numbers for their 96L relative to their 64L? At least just looking up Anandtech's articles they don't seem to disclose such information compared to say Samsung.
 

Billy Tallis

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Micron hasn't done much PR for their NAND lately. They just silently started migrating their consumer SATA drives over, and they don't have consumer NVMe of their own to really show a difference yet.
 

Soulkeeper

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Yeah, it's hard to even look at crucial/micron products anymore.
no nvme and all budget 4 channel offerings.

I'm looking for something that's 2TB and fast.
I noticed on the Sabrent website that they don't offer iso firmware updates, it's all windows .exe files. So I shouldn't buy them.

It just seems like a bad time to buy.
I'd imagine a bunch of pcie4 competitors will hit the market soon.
 

NewMaxx

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Plenty of reviews have shown the E16 drives over 3.0, you're not looking hard enough. TweakTown E16 preview for example. You're correct, now would be a dumb time to get a PCIe 4.0 drive, in my opinion.
 

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