Subject: General Tech | May 25, 2018 - 01:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: KB4100403, Pro 6000p, 600p, XG4, XG5, BG3, Intel, toshiba
It's Friday and there are enough tales of woe below the fold to reassure you the world didn't completely change while you slept, but let's lede with some good news. Owners of the two SSDs from Intel which proved incompatible with the latest version of Windows 10, and likely the trio of Toshiba as well should look forward to KB4100403. You can force it today, or wait for the proper patch Tuesday and let some other poor suckers play canary but in theory you should now be able to enjoy the April Update if you so desire.
The Register couldn't get the details of what was fixed from Microsoft but they do provide a link to the update here.
"A chink of light has appeared in the wall of Windows 10 update woes in the form of a patch that should address the SSD problems plaguing the OS."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- Apple Blocks Steam's Plan To Extend Its Video Games To iPhones @ Slashdot
- Edge is still the most efficient Windows browser, but Chrome is getting close @ Ars Technica
- A Smarter PSU Converter Leaves the Magic Smoke Inside @ Hack a Day
- ntel's latest promise: Our first AI ASIC chips will arrive in 2019 @ The Register
- Global DRAM bit demand to increase 22% in 2018, says Nanya chairman @ DigiTimes
- Huawei has ended the support for bootloaders on its devices @ The Inquirer
- You know that silly fear about Alexa recording everything and leaking it online? It just happened @ The Register
- Galactic Civilizations II : Ultimate Edition is FREE for 48 hours
Subject: General Tech | May 11, 2018 - 02:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: SM2260, ssd, pcie, NVMe, M.2 2280, M.2, Intel, 600p
Intel's 600p was on our review bench almost two years ago and offered a relatively inexpensive entry into NVMe drives. It turns out that the Silicon Motion controller Intel used may have been a bit too proprietary as the Win10 April Update is not compatible with it. According to The Register this is a known incompatibility caused by a fix to resolve previous issues with Samsung made NVMe SSDs. They are working on a solution, with no release date announced as of yet.
"The issue is an unspecified "known incompatibility" between the operating system and the SSDs, which were launched in 2016. Both the 600p and Pro 6000p SSDs share the same SM2260 chipset and feature a PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 interface."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- IBM bans all removable storage, for all staff, everywhere @ The Register
- Nest warns users to change potentially-pwned passwords @ The Inquirer
- Malicious Chrome Extensions Infect Over 100,000 Users Again @ Slashdot
- Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri can be fooled by 'silent' commands @ The Inquirer
Subject: General Tech | September 8, 2016 - 01:28 PM | Ryan Shrout
Tagged: Zen, VR, video, ssd, sony, qualcomm, ps4 pro, ps4, prodigy, power9, podcast, phanteks, logitech, iPhone 7, Intel, IBM, gtx 1050, geekbench, Enthoo, corsair, carbide, amd, a10, 600p
PC Perspective Podcast #416 - 09/08/16
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Introduction, Specifications, and Packaging
It's been quite some time since we saw a true client SSD come out of Intel. The last client product to use their legendary 10-channel controller was the SSD 320 (launched in 2011), and even that product had its foot in the enterprise door as it was rated for both client and enterprise usage. The products that followed began life as enterprise parts and were later reworked for consumer usage. The big examples here are the SATA-based SSD 730 (which began life as the SSD DC S3500/3700), and the PCI/NVMe-based SSD 750 (which was born from the SSD DC P3700). The enterprise hardware had little support for reduced power states, which led Intel to market the 730 as a desktop enthusiast part. The 750 had a great NVMe controller, but the 18-channel design and high idle power draw meant no chance for an M.2 form factor version of the same. With the recent addition of low-cost 3D NAND to their production lines, Intel has now made began another push into the consumer space. Their main client SSD of their new line is the 600p, which we will be taking a look at today:
Subject: Storage | August 25, 2016 - 06:26 PM | Allyn Malventano
Tagged: ssd, Pro 6000p, Intel, imft, E 6000p, E 5420s, DC S3520, DC P3520, 600p, 3d nand
Intel announced the production of 3D NAND a little over a year ago, and we've now seen production ramp up to the point where they are infusing it into nearly every nook and cranny of their SSD product lines.
The most relevant part for our readers will be a long overdue M.2 2280 SSD. These will kick off with the 600p:
An overseas forum member over at chiphell got their hands on a 600p and ran some quick tests. From their photo (above), we can confirm the controller is not from Intel, but rather from Silicon Motion. The NAND is naturally from Intel, as is likely their controller firmware implementation, as these parts go through the same lengthy validation process as their other products.
Intel is going for the budget consumer play here. The flash will be running in TLC mode, likely with an SLC cache. Specs are respectable - 1.8GB/s reads, 560MB/s writes, random read 155k, random write 128k (4KB QD=32). By respectable specs I mean in light of the pricing:
Wow! These prices are ranging from $0.55/GB at 128GB all the way down to $0.35/GB for the 1TB part.
Intel also refreshed their DataCenter (DC) lineup. The SSD DC S3520 (SATA) and P3520 (PCIe/NVMe) were also introduced as a refresh, also using Intel's 3D NAND. We published our exclusive review of the Intel SSD DC P3520 earlier today, so check there for full details on that enterprise front. Before we move on, a brief moment of silence for the P3320 - soft-launched in April, but discontinued before it shipped. We hardly knew ye.
Lastly, Intel introduced a few additional products meant for the embedded / IoT sector. The SSD E 6000p is an M.2 PCIe part similar to the first pair of products mentioned in this article, while the SSD E 5420s comes in 2.5" and M.2 SATA flavors. The differentiator on these 'E' parts is enhanced AES 256 crypto.
Most of these products will be available 'next week', but the 600p 360GB (to be added) and 1TB capacities will ship in Q4.
Abbreviated press blast appears after the break.