Generously? So it's being generous to let you continue to use the software that enables a feature that you paid for? A quick look over at Newegg at the 3950x page and I see:You can rest easy if you downloaded StoreMI before the termination though as AMD will generously let you continue to use the software.
I think the writer of the article might have been intending sarcasm there. It's sometimes hard to tell with this site though. : PGenerously? So it's being generous to let you continue to use the software that enables a feature that you paid for?
Same <Mod Edit> "feature" Apple has been using for their "Fusion Drives". It sucked on Macs (and I know because I am a Mac tech). So just say "good riddance" and move along; nothing to see here.AMD announced via a new Product Change Advisory that it's discontinuing the StoreMI feature.
AMD Axes StoreMI Technology, Replacement Coming in Q2 2020 : Read more
StoreMI (as well as FuzeDrive) are not caching solutions, but tiered storage. They approach improving data availability in fundamentally different ways.Hmm, with the low price of SSD these days, not sure if using it as a cache makes any sense....
While I largely agree, SSD pricing hasn't been quite that good in recent months. Throughout the second half of last year, the 1TB Intel 660p was widely available for under $100, even dipping as low as $85 on sale a few times. For the last few months, however, it's been priced more in the $120-$125 range, with the occasional sale dropping it to around maybe $110-$115 at best. Pricing of that drive has climbed more than 30% in the last 6 months. See the one-year price history graph on PCPartpicker, for example...That's what I was thinking. This is 2020 and 1TB SATA SSDs are easily found for $110, and often under $100 on sale, from quality manufacturers, with 2TB drives at about $200, even less if you get an Intel 660/665 on sale. The time when -anyone- should be using an HDD for games, even a SSHD which this effectively emulates, has passed, so it makes me wonder who is still using programs like FuzeDrive, those "lots of fans" they mentioned.
it does a bit once you go above 1TB of storage.Hmm, with the low price of SSD these days, not sure if using it as a cache makes any sense.... Talking about end uder POV. SErvers are different.
For people with limited means, having a ~250GB SSD + 2TB HDD gives them flexibility and ease-of-use.StoreMi's benefits are negated considering that SSDs are still quite affordable now. And to be honest, I feel most are perfectly fine to have the OS and key softwares installed on the SSD, and all other files and such on the mechanical drive. I see no point in trying to blur the line by introducing this tiered storage.
Since the new version was announced alongside the updated XT processors, the news got tacked onto the same article as them, at least at this site. TomsHardware had a decent-sized section about it in their XT launch article, as well as in their 3800 XT / 3600 XT review. I don't believe they have done a performance analysis on it yet, though that may be because it's only available on X570 motherboards for the time being, and they might be holding off on that until it comes to other boards.Can someone explain to me, why every site reported that there would be a new version of StoreMI, there are nearly no articles about the new version being out?