Posts in NVMe


ASRock X570 Taichi

Posted on 21st Jun 2019 15:00:03 in NVMe, Motherboards

ASRock just released the BIOS files for the new X570 Taichi Motherboard that supports the new Ryzen 3000 CPU's. I've extracted the setup forms to have a poke around in the BIOS, DDR4 Memory support and South Bridge fan settings where of particular interest.

ASRock X570 Taichi

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How to Unlock the NVMe Performance on the Lenovo Y700

Posted on 23rd Feb 2017 08:14:31 in SSD, NVMe, Laptops, cryptocurrency

In previous blog posts about the Lenovo Y700 where we added a high performance NVMe SSD in my case a Samsung 950 pro, others have since added Samsung 960 evo's and pro's. The draw back was that performance was capped at ~1600MB/s which leaves a fair amount of performance unavailable on these high performance SSD's. The issue was tracked down the DMI link speed being set to PCIe 2.0 speeds, this was what was causing the performance cap or around 1600MB. 

After Lenovo refused to change the setting, their is finally a work around to set the DMI link to full speed (PCIe 3.0) this fully unlocks the performance for these SSD's. Thanks to our friends over at MDL.

The unleashed performance of the 950 Pro 256GB (rated at 2200MB read 900MB write)

Unlocked 950 Pro performance

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Samsung NVMe 960 PRO and EVO SSD

Posted on 23rd Sep 2016 09:09:41 in SSD, NVMe

Samsung NVMe 960 PRO 2TB SSD

The 960 PRO and 960 EVO SSDs will be available worldwide starting October 2016, with manufacturer’s suggested retail prices starting at $329.99 and $129.99 USD respectively.

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High Performance NVMe SSD capped at PCIE 2.0 speeds Y700

Posted on 5th Sep 2016 11:24:42 in SSD, NVMe, Laptops

Performance of high speed NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD is capped at ~1600MB/s when installed in the Lenovo Y700 Laptop.

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