Add Storage To Something That Can Deal with M.2 2230 Or 2242
The Crew Group MP44S isn’t your common SSD, as it’s particularly designed for handheld gaming gadgets just like the Steam Deck or the ASUS ROG Ally. The NVMe 1.4 M.2 2230 drive affords PCIe Gen 4 x4 connectivity supplied by the Phison PS5021-E21 and whereas it lacks DRAM it does have a 64 MB Host-Reminiscence-Buffer. TechPowerUp didn’t have a tiny console handy so they tested it in a full PC, since it will fit in with no issues.
The SLC cache on the drive is a good dimension, their sustained copy check ran at a pleasant 4 GB/s, which plummeted precipitously after 231 GB however actually what number of video games would have the ability to fill that cache? The sequential reads hit 5GB/s although thermal throttling is a factor on this tiny drive and you may even see that drop, although once more the drive ought to end loading your degree earlier than that turns into an excessive amount of of a priority.
The 2 variations of the Crew Group MP44S, 1TB and 2TB, are available in at $78 and $180, just below $0.08/GB, whereas Steam expenses you about $140/TB … not that there’s a 1TB Steam Deck on the market to start with. With costs like that, you may save some huge cash on the gaming system by upgrading after the actual fact!