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    Intel SSD 600p Series mainstream M.2 PCIe SSDs announced

    These gum stick sized SSDs use Micron's latest 3D TLC NAND.
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    Re: Intel SSD 600p Series mainstream M.2 PCIe SSDs announced

    Why no comment in the article on the comparatively low sequential write numbers? And why on earth are they bothering with a 128GB model?

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    Re: Intel SSD 600p Series mainstream M.2 PCIe SSDs announced

    The 256Gb, and up, models seem like a good dollar vs performance value option with good IOP's on the 512GB and up, definitely a lot faster sequential read speeds than SATA variants.
    But wonder why the sequential write speeds are so slow (relatively speaking).
    I suppose it may be because the average mainstream user will not be doing a lot of write intensive actions, so they focused more on getting good read speeds (eg - at about 3 times the speed of a average SATA M.2, it means even faster boot times) to keep the price lower, plus the performance user will be looking more at higher spec, more expensive models anyway.
    Though I am not to sure about the 128GB version - it's read speed drops dramatically when compared to the others - overall it's performance does not look that much different compared to standard SATA models.
    Wonder how hot these get when worked hard, maybe that has something to do with the specs.
    I am no expert on these (I have a now old Samsung xp941 512GB with heatsinks and a tiny fan mounted on it to help stop it from overheating and throttling), but that is how I see it.

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    Re: Intel SSD 600p Series mainstream M.2 PCIe SSDs announced

    Its easy why they sell 128 Gb ssd's think about small laptops and nuc's, bricks
    Why would anyone need larger drives on those, 128 Gb is enough to run the the os and some applications one needs. More is overkill and nonsense. The fact that they are slower is also normal, any ssd gets faster when they have more storage chips connected to the controller. These days storage chips are often 1 size fits them all, thats why you hardly see smaller ones these days 128,256,512 and upwards. Each step up is another chip added to the controller, history learns the more chips the controller has to write the data the faster it will be stored. Its more complicated but this gives you an idea why the larger are faster. Why the sequential writes are so much slower is beyond me, however i am glad that intel is bringing some competition on the market. But they have to matchup a bit more to get people to buy them. Because most competition drives have minimal double the sequential write speeds of these.

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