MX Technology MXSSDEP3 2TB SSD Review

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dgingeri

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Massively overpriced. I can get an Avago 9300-8i for $300 and $856 for 4 Samsung 850 Pro 512GB drives, and get far better performance, for half the price. Even going with 4 enterprise grade SLC SSDs would be less than this thing. Sure, this allows it to be in one slot with no drive bays taken up, but that's not enough to justify an extra $1400 in cost.

Maybe some moron who bought a 1U server to house a DB server might find a use for this. The $1400 is less than the cost of a full additional rack with PDUs.
 

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I wouldn't say its overpriced. You pay for having two raided drives + a raid controller on one card. Suggesting that buying a separate raid card + 4 sata drives and saying its "better" is laughable. The solution they are selling fits in one slots and has no cables. That matters for some people, maybe not all but some (their target market)
 

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I test PCIe-based storage on an Asrock Z97 with direct to CPU lanes. I'm very careful about what motherboards I use. They all go through a long validation cycle and not everything tested makes the cut. Once I find the best motherboard I ask for, or purchase three more so I can keep the performance consistent for all products. I'm evaluating Z170 products now but may skip the chipset to use the next version that we may see in early 2017.

Also, this card has 8 SATA SSDs and not four.
 

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Why would someone pay $2500 and then mod it into JBOD?:pt1cable:
At least I got to read about a PCIe RAID. That's nice - but the real world performance disappointed me as well.

Now a company that comes up with something that makes all web pages load 2.5X faster (without paying for more bandwidth). That could get people to drop a thousand dollars or more.
One thing I really like - that's the first time I saw power consumption for anything SSD in the specs. Glad to see it. Would like to see more companies provide power consumption specs.
 

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JDLECH..

It is called AdBloack.
I makes web pages load 5x faster. I also recommend Flashcontrol. These are plug ins for Google Chrome.
 

dgingeri

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8 SSDs instead of 4? That makes the performance disparity even worse. Price is a little better, with a $300 SAS/SATA HBA and 8 256GB 850 Pros at $960, for a total of $1260, compared to $2500.

Sure, it uses just one slot instead of a slot plus however many drive bays you might prefer. (I have 4 bay adapters that adapt 1 5.25" bay into 4 2.5" bays, with just one power connector. They're highly useful while 5.25" bays aren't so much anymore.) However, that space savings isn't work $1240 extra, except under extremely rare circumstances where someone has planned very poorly. Perhaps, if all you have is one rack with only 1U of space left.
 

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Sorry DGINGERI, but I have 5 850's in RAID0 on an LSI controller and I do not get these sequential numbers. Here's a quick Crystal Mark 32GiB file test run.

Sys specs-i76850@4545Mhz 32GiB Dominator Platinum @3264 15/16/15/32/1T Asus x99-A II

CrystalDiskMark 5.1.2 x64 (C) 2007-2016 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/
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* MB/s = 1,000,000 bytes/s [SATA/600 = 600,000,000 bytes/s]
* KB = 1000 bytes, KiB = 1024 bytes

Sequential Read (Q= 32,T= 1) : 1630.320 MB/s
Sequential Write (Q= 32,T= 1) : 1296.243 MB/s
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 341.523 MB/s [ 83379.6 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 321.884 MB/s [ 78585.0 IOPS]
Sequential Read (T= 1) : 1627.498 MB/s
Sequential Write (T= 1) : 1138.999 MB/s
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 33.176 MB/s [ 8099.6 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 95.120 MB/s [ 23222.7 IOPS]

Test : 32768 MiB [L: 19.4% (231.3/1192.4 GiB)] (x5) [Interval=5 sec]
Date : 2016/11/22 11:56:31
OS : Windows 10 Professional [10.0 Build 14393] (x64)
 

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Course, it's not a 9300-8i. That's in the server in IT mode running ZFS FreeBSD 11. Still mostly spinning rust in that beast--so no way to compare. Planning a rebuild this weekend esp. if I can get a couple more 850's for it--Might just have to test this out. I have 6 850's. Might be worth a backup-destroy-test and then put it back together to find out.
 

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Putting the drive in JBOD mode is better for some situations outside of a boot drive. For instance, if you run several virtual machines you can divide the VMs across separate drives. The configuration would increase 4KB and 8KB performance.
 

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Sorry RMSZAPHOD, but could you explain what kind of new units in computer technology that you are presented (options) !? I have learned that there is in practice applied KB - Kilo Byt and it is 1024 bytes, but not how you said 1,000 bytes. There are people who do not know computer technology well, but can come in misleading about it.
As for the tiles with the SSD set, oversized the price and there is no current standard plates that could support regular longer work with it. This tile is tested safe on a special board that was performed, which is not standard, but when it starts series production is not it will not be cheap. Otherwise, the use of these tiles is only for non-standard and expensive servers and they were very few, so this price, I predict rapid closure of production facilities.
 

KONRAD2004

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Sorry RMSZAPHOD, but could you explain what kind of new units in computer technology that you are presented (options) !? I have learned that there is in practice applied KB - Kilo Byt and it is 1024 bytes, but not how you said 1,000 bytes. There are people who do not know computer technology well, but can come in misleading about it.
As for the tiles with the SSD set, oversized the price and there is no current standard plates that could support regular longer work with it. This tile is tested safe on a special board that was performed, which is not standard, but when it starts series production is not it will not be cheap. Otherwise, the use of these tiles is only for non-standard and expensive servers and they were very few, so this price, I predict rapid closure of production facilities.
 

KONRAD2004

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Sorry RMSZAPHOD, but could you explain what kind of new units in computer technology that you are presented (options) !? I have learned that there is in practice applied KB - Kilo Byt and it is 1024 bytes, but not how you said 1,000 bytes. There are people who do not know computer technology well, but can come in misleading about it.
As for the tiles with the SSD set, oversized the price and there is no current standard plates that could support regular longer work with it. This tile is tested safe on a special board that was performed, which is not standard, but when it starts series production is not it will not be cheap. Otherwise, the use of these tiles is only for non-standard and expensive servers and they were very few, so this price, I predict rapid closure of production facilities.
 
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