Is Your SSD FAST Enough?

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  • But.. NVMe drives aren't that much more expensive than SATA drives now adays anyway..

    BloodstainerBloodstainer5 gün önce
  • what's with linuses voice?

    Sai YelaveSai Yelave5 gün önce
  • hah I just bought locally an SSD PATRIOT 120GB for special price of 18.99 euro! (it was 24.90 before) and it claims write speeds up to 540MB and read speeds up to 560MB with 3 years warranty! gonna install win10 on it soon, hope it works! :D

    xorkatossxorkatoss6 gün önce
  • I got GTX 1060, i7 8750h and.... HDD 5400rpm with 150mb/s read speed and 77mb/s write speed. Feel my pain

    T-XIIIT-XIII7 gün önce
  • 2:07 platter do not position itself under the head. The head positions itself over the platter. I'm certain you are aware of that.

    Malcolm DavisMalcolm Davis9 gün önce
  • I like how linus and tech quickie upload 4k videos about computers with high refresh rate, but don't do 60fps on mobile

    Jakobe_BryantGamingJakobe_BryantGaming10 gün önce
  • I have a question: if we store windows 10 and our games in the ssd, why do we need hdd

    Κωνσταντίνος ΓεωργακόπουλοςΚωνσταντίνος Γεωργακόπουλος12 gün önce
  • Watching from my pc build with FLOOPY DISK 💾

    Eugene Clark EridaoEugene Clark Eridao13 gün önce
  • My internet is FAST AF but im not worried about my fuckin ssd. Lmao

    Random Internet PersonRandom Internet Person13 gün önce
  • Me sitting here without an SSD.

    Patrick Knows TechPatrick Knows Tech15 gün önce
  • I will saving money and buy cheap SSD for headset stand RGB

    Arsyad TaufiqArsyad Taufiq17 gün önce
  • Damn my head just stoped working at this point of buying the parts for my pc i almost have all the parts i want to buy in my mind but when it comes to this i just dont know what to pick i want the storage to be atleast 1tb yet i want the speed that ssdes have

    AZOOZ mqAZOOZ mq17 gün önce
  • Witty mention of essential RGB stand at the end...priceless XD

    puck offpuck off18 gün önce
  • Small addition to the "your money might be better spent on something else" part: this is even true for file system performance, as free RAM will be used as a FS cache. So for many workloads, spending money on memory headroom means more in terms of effective read/write speeds than a faster SSD does.

    Penny LanePenny Lane19 gün önce
  • is no one going to talk about 6:02? xd

    zetefzetef19 gün önce
  • Disk drive manufacturer often title the max speed of their products, but everyday uses often do not get into those kind of situations. Moreover, the drive's data throughput is only like a pump for water, and the cable connect the drive to the motherboard is like the river. How fast the CPU / chipset can process the information is like people who need to use water. Either the cable or the CPU could be the bottleneck that can't process enough amount of data regardless how fast the drive can pump it out. Even one has the fastest SSD in the world, that still does not mean the "overall computing experience" is the fastest in the world.

    Ying Chiu LukYing Chiu Luk19 gün önce
  • I bought an SSD 1 week ago for my aging laptop. And now my laptop just completely died. I'm so sad

    Bilal PatelBilal Patel19 gün önce
  • yes

    Temmo RijkenTemmo Rijken19 gün önce
  • hey Linus, please make video about endurance/Terrabytes Written (TBW) of SSD

    Farrel PramonoFarrel Pramono20 gün önce
  • It's 2019 already. And i still flinch when i hear Linus say againgst. Dunno Y.

    SephCon UnoSephCon Uno20 gün önce
  • 1TB Corsair MP510 NVMe is slightly cheaper than 1TB Samsung EVO860 SSD though.

    Kenneth ChongKenneth Chong20 gün önce
  • thumbnail cringe ftw

    manny45629manny4562921 gün önce

    Tjark Robin LübberTjark Robin Lübber22 gün önce
  • Yes. Kingston SSD HyperX Savage 128gb. I need nothing more.

    FreedomWarriorFreedomWarrior22 gün önce
  • OK, buy a cheap hardware RAID card. I found one on eBay for $20. Make sure it supports SATA drives (most support SAS drives and usually SATA additionally but not always), and that it supports SATA 3 drives. Then take at least 2 SSD drives and configure them into a RAID 0.

    Marc BarrettMarc Barrett22 gün önce
  • I heard RGB and I pressed like

    Γεωργιος ΣαμουργκανιδηςΓεωργιος Σαμουργκανιδης22 gün önce
  • Yeah, fast... at dying. SSD die at once, while HDD slowly...

    Infinite FreemanInfinite Freeman23 gün önce
  • Lol I have that Corsair RGB stand

    MrZargon28MrZargon2823 gün önce
  • I had never noticed his lazy eye in all the years I have been watching. Aye!

    Dan DataDan Data23 gün önce
  • Question... How is the size of the buffer and R/W speed re the buffer indicated on the box? I know that T and Q are indicating 3 (tri) or 4 (quad) levels in the cells. I know that it is faster to read T levels than Q levels. So a T cache/buffer can be read faster than a Q cache/buffer. What I want to buy is a T based SSD with a fairly large buffer. That will give me the fastest throughput for both small and large files. What do I look for on the box? Thanks for anybody who can answer this. PS. I also prefer Seagate built drives like LaCie.

    Jon MinerJon Miner23 gün önce
    • There's three SSDs that can write a huge volume of files quickly without speed loss: Western Digital Blue, Crucial mx500 or Samsung 860 EVO. You can only find this out from reading reviews. These are the best.

      cwli1cwli123 gün önce
  • Can you cover Ryzen Pro? I have no clue what distinguishes them from mainstream ryzen

    Amiibo AlecAmiibo Alec23 gün önce
  • that green screen D:

    Francisco AguayoFrancisco Aguayo23 gün önce
  • Hack an HDD to rotate higher than 7200RPM

    Anka BestAnka Best23 gün önce
    • Put helium inside😂

      Leon VollebregtLeon Vollebregt23 gün önce
  • cheap ssd stops windows lag either way and you dont need much more than that as a browser/gamer/youtuber

  • Still using my x 25 160 GB, 65,000 power on hours and 10% wear. I'll wait.

    CanterhoodCanterhood24 gün önce
  • Linus got a good haircut.

    Joshua KenneyJoshua Kenney24 gün önce
  • At the top end is 5 GB/s not 3 GB/s. I'm guessing the beginning of the video was made way before PCI-e gen 4

    Sina MadaniSina Madani24 gün önce
  • hey Sebastian...can you pls tell me if i can use a 2.4ghz wifi router and a dual band (2.4ghz & 5ghz)wifi repeater? i would like to know if the repeater would be able to signal 5ghz. or i need to have also a dual band wifi router? thanks in advance!

    cazan eugencazan eugen24 gün önce
  • Sooooo distracting to see Linus touch his right pocket 80 times in one short video. His presenters all do it now too. Audio adjustment ? Why is it that no other you tubers need to keep adjusting something just out of frame, sometimes every 15 seconds. . ? ?

    ಠ_ಠಠ_ಠ24 gün önce
    • Obsessive Compulsive ?

      ಠ_ಠಠ_ಠ24 gün önce
  • a quality 2.5" SSD is all you need

    entryentry24 gün önce
  • No my SSD is 60 years old

    Joe OwenJoe Owen24 gün önce
  • Great video! Answers a question I've had for a long time

    Jonathan WolvertonJonathan Wolverton24 gün önce
  • when my laptop has only 4gb ddr3 ram, i thought of replacing my hdd with a ssd. it was so slow because the page file began to put up heavy workload on hdd but when i have installed 12gb ddr3 ram with 4+8 configuration (dual channel), i felt my hdd is performing just like ssd lol. now i will replace it when it's dead

    NextGeneration 9501NextGeneration 950124 gün önce
  • The Sabrent rocket 512gb gen 4 m.2 nvme SSD, for 60 bucks. Sequential read and write speeds are 5000mb. 10/10

    Big StonksBig Stonks24 gün önce
  • I work in pharmaceutical simulation research, how do I convince my boss we should invest in the RGB headset charger over the nvme drives?

    Matthew CaylorMatthew Caylor24 gün önce
    • Tell him/her that non-RGB stuff is old and on its way out as all the new ones will be RGB in the future. It's the trend. So they might as well get RGB.

      cwli1cwli123 gün önce
  • thanks linux with 10$ i saved i bought RGB mouse pad

    José GalvezJosé Galvez24 gün önce
  • What bothers me is the fact that ssds keep getting worse by adding more cells ie mlc to tlc to qlc and manufacturers have to keep coming up with "tricks" to sustain the speed & life of the drive. I've pretty much just stuck with samsung drives over the years & only had one die on me, strangely enough it was an 840pro.

    JAY LEEJAY LEE25 gün önce
  • another one of Linus school teaching classes ! are you paying attention kids !?

    Julien AdamJulien Adam25 gün önce
  • Must be hard not to have anything to drop?

    Manuel85Manuel8525 gün önce
  • My magnetic tape drive and punch card is fast enough

    Static VapourStatic Vapour25 gün önce
  • White background - Are you out of your fucking mind?

    AvieshekAvieshek25 gün önce
  • Fast loading times for gamers are pointless. There will be always one douchebag that loads on potato pc on libline matches

    Charles YeoCharles Yeo25 gün önce
  • Posted on Aug 23, 2019 but you didn't call out the PCIe Gen4 SSDs with 5000mbps?! For shame.

    afullerhokieafullerhokie25 gün önce
  • I have a 3.5" floppy, wish she would shut up about it....😂😂😂

    Soggy - Alan DawsonSoggy - Alan Dawson25 gün önce
  • Thumbs down for showing Excel running on a MAC. Use a real computer next time.

    spokompton1983spokompton198325 gün önce
  • dont keep your important data on SSD. It can go off any time. only for Windows and games. metal Disk is disk! and recoverable!

    Sultan Mehmood GhaznaviSultan Mehmood Ghaznavi26 gün önce
  • Dark mode?

    NisseV2NisseV226 gün önce
  • Dint understand a thing. Still watched it fully

    Arun PrasadArun Prasad26 gün önce
  • Yes

    noob codernoob coder26 gün önce
  • Loved the IOPS and QD being the first points

    Matt TMatt T26 gün önce
  • My specs Processor unknown Motherboard unknown RAM 256 kB Graphic card rtx 2080 dual HDD 1024 KB PSU 110000 volts Cool master Gta 9 booty Hunter play 480 fps 4K

    Hajat AliHajat Ali26 gün önce
  • Is it true that 2G used SS7 and 4G is IP based. So 2G is inherently more secure than 4G ? Maybe because Limited amount of data can be sent and recieved and IP based networks (4G/5G) can be easily hacked or anything else. . . And Do Surveillance states love 4G & 5G ?

    Ramanand VermaRamanand Verma26 gün önce
  • Serious question: around 2:25 there is a screen shot of what I assume is a bunch of red camera video files. 1) does Red use a proprietary video format rather than mpg or whatever? 2) why are they .r3d (with a 3 for an e) vs .red. Was .red “taken”?

    codycastcodycast26 gün önce
  • Hello all, not too experienced with computers so here goes my question. I currently have a gaming pc with just a hdd (2tb) and want to upgrade to an ssd. Will it make sense/difference if I upgrade to a m.2 ssd for the windows, and an ssd to store my games? Or should I put both (game and os) in the same spot? I read that my pc can't get more than a 250 gb m.2 ssd so I was looking ti get that. Thank you!

    Jose AngelJose Angel26 gün önce
  • Great video that hits all the high points nicely! "High end" consumer-class Crucial drives only, for me (e.g. MX500). Firmware can be upgraded regardless of installed OS. Performance is excellent. Top-binned components. Notoriously reliable across many generations. Samsung would be my only other recommendation, since they tend to lead in the performance metrics that often matter most, and they're vertically integrated (Samsung can/does make their controller, firmware, NAND, and DRAM "in-house"). These are also typically trouble-free drives. Saving just a little money for something like the popular Crucial BX500 or Kingston A400 probably isn't best for most consumers. These drives lack DRAM, so their performance falls off sharply after a short time transferring data. This gets frustrating during those odd times you're moving dozens of gigabytes of data at 70MBps instead of hundreds of MBps. Practically speaking, it's impossible to kill these things, so for the budget conscious looking for a SATA drive, snag a used non-BX* model of Crucial/Micron off eBay or maybe a Samsung EVO 850 or 840 (Pro if you find one priced right). I think quality, used SSDs beat cheapo new units every time. Just my thoughts, since I'm seeing a few brand recommendation inquiries in this comment section.

    dmc2020dmc202026 gün önce
    • and cheap compared to samsung or wd black

      José GalvezJosé Galvez24 gün önce
  • Rocking a Intel v40 still from 2010. 40gb Still fast enough, easily. From when Intel was king of SSD.

    Timmy PTimmy P26 gün önce
  • Dear Linus, The hard drive shirt is cool. But will it be replaced by an SSD one like Windows 7 was replaced by Windows 10?

    Mark FalinaMark Falina26 gün önce
  • Do a detailed video about mbr and gtp,pros and cons and performance differences.

    TECH JTECH J26 gün önce
  • My pc rx 580 8gb /2t ssd /16gb ram 3200hz /ryzen 7 1700 i paly pubg 2k 60 fps /win 7

    Scar_L pubgScar_L pubg26 gün önce
  • Adata forever

    oxinem %oxinem %27 gün önce
Is Your SSD FAST Enough?