It's time for the PCPer Mailbag, our weekly show where Ryan and the team answer your questions about the tech industry, the latest and greatest GPUs, the process of running a tech review website, and more!
Allyn takes the hot seat this week to answer your storage questions:
00:23 – Would you worry about NVMe cooling? If you’re running video editing workloads, should you spend time trimming thermal pads on motherboard heatsinks to avoid overcooling the flash? Also, NVMe or Optane for an editing rig?
10:39 – I recently cloned my Samsung 850 EVO to a new ADATA SX8200. All was well at first, but when I formatted the EVO, Windows refused to boot and gave a BSoD. It would only boot once I removed every other drive from the system except the NVMe. Any ideas why?
13:51 – If I have a 3-year-old SM941 and it works fine, what kind of upgrade path do I have? MLC/NVMe are still good…better than TLC/QLC. So, Optane?
19:49 – What are the developments needed to give us even faster speeds than today’s NVMe? Where is the bottleneck that limits current speeds?
28:01 – Will NVMe SSD pricing ever catch up with SATA SSD drives?
30:33 – Will QLC replace TLC on lower-end SSDs?
32:42 – Can you overclock SSDs? If so, what kind of positive and negative impacts would it have?
37:20 – Does regularly TRIMing an SSD extend its life? If so, how often should I run a TRIM command on my drives?
43:57 – Is there any negative impact on an SSD from leaving it connected to power at all times even when idle compared to only powering it up when I need to use it? I use an SSD for my wireless Samba server in my semi-truck to stream videos in my off time but most of the day it sits there doing nothing.
46:55 – Allyn, have you and Steve Gibson ever done a podcast or talk together?
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