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  • #149947

    Olly
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    @pipo I’m afraid this won’t work. The chip in this laptop only supports SATA storage.

    Plus, on a machine of this size/specification, NVMe wouldn’t bring you any real speed benefit anyway. There is no application you could run that could make use of more-than SATA speeds (6Gb/s – 550MB/s) on this hardware, besides benchmarking.

    The magical spark of NVMe — the bit that makes it faster in day-to-day use — is its much lower latency compared to SATA storage. This is achieved by skipping the SATA controller/bus altogether and having the CPU directly access the storage by PCI-E. You can achieve a more speedy performance on the F6 Pro if you wish, by purchasing another SSD that has DRAM cache onboard. SSDs with DRAM cache will perform order of magnitude better than those without, because the filesystem map/table can be kept in the cache which makes reads 2x-3x faster. Most cheap SSDs are DRAM-less, but I’m sure somebody sells one with DRAM.

    #149956

    pipolitoto
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    Olly,

    look at the bios, the item exist and i can’t sure it’s functional,  tell me please, if it’s possible.

    Your answer is just but i want to explore all possibilities of this notebook, my pride is make the max with the min.

    I hope that Chinese win with our products offer a max possibility with a price minimum.

    Thanks

    #149959

    Olly
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    @pipo No, this laptop DOES NOT support NVMe. The M.2 slot is connected to the SATA storage controller – you cannot magically retrack it to the PCIe controller for NVMe.

    If you’d like to buy an NVMe SSD and try it, be my guest, but don’t come running back here to tell us it doesn’t work when we already know.

    #149962

    Chris G
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    @pipo Olly is right, it most defiantly will not work the NVMe, just because there is that option in the bios. Doesn’t mean the hardware is there. Also, it will not even plug-in. The connector is ever so slightly different.

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    #150270

    Wizzard
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    I just upgraded to Transcend MTS420S 240 GB and it is very good, hdparm gives 500 MB/s 🙂

    #150296

    Anthony
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    A note on the Teclast SSD – Maybe I received a faulty SSD but the Teclast SSD DOES NOT allow the CPU Package to enter anything lower than a C2 state. This results in drastically increased CPU power consumption (0.8W-1W on idle) compared to my Transcend 420S, whuch allows the CPU Package to enter C8 state (0.4W). @chris I’m not sure if you did your review with your custom SSD, but battery life should easily get to at least 7-8hrs, even 10.

     

    The laptop supposedly supports eMMC storage – IIRC there is space for such a chip. If you have a hot air gun youc ould try to add eMMC.

    #150298

    Wizzard
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    The laptop supposedly supports eMMC storage – IIRC there is space for such a chip. If you have a hot air gun youc ould try to add eMMC.

    What do you mean? To solder some slower emmc chip to enhance the storage?

    #150310

    Chris G
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    @che0063 I reviewed part with the included SSD and then my own 512GB Kingspec one. 7-8 hours battery under normal web, wifi on use isn’t possible. If you can get that please do share how.

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    #150474

    Anthony
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    Fully idle – Wifi + Bluetooth on, minimum brightness – no devices connected = 2.3-2.5W idle power consumption. That’s over 15hrs of idle time.

     

    I can easily get a solid 7-8hrs of web browsing and word processing, with brightness at 50%. If I drop the brightness down to 0%, battery life easily goes up. The included Teclast SSD is faulty for me. I am also not trustful of the Kingspec one – does that allow the CPU to enter lower than C2 state?

    As well, the HingeAngeDetection service is poorly optimized. As a result, it keeps the CPU C0% at 5-10% higher than normal. Depending on the BIOS setting, that causes the CPU to consume an extra 0.2-0.3W on idle. That is unacceptable. I have also mucked around with the BIOS and it got CPU power consumption lower.

     

    BTW I’m also undervolted -80mV and have near-zero background processes.

    As a result, I created a .bat file to stop and start the service when I need it. I don’t even use tablet mode that often.

    I am currently trying to find a way to force one of the power states from D0 to D3 so that I don’t need the service to disable the touchpad/keyboard when in tablet mode.

     

    @wizzard You can potentially do that if there is space for eMMC.

    #150716

    Roberto
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    Hello everyone. It look like my TF6Pro did not recognise 512 GB SSD module from Kingspec. Pls, is it some special procedure for inserting it on? Or is that some special settings in BIOS?? Update BIOS??

    Thank you for reply.

    #151621

    rav
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    @che0063

    How do you know your idle power consumption?

    How do you know if your CPU enters C2 state or not?

    How do you know HingeAngeDetection causes an extra 0.2-0.3W power consumption?

     

    There is no way to reproduce your results without any info on how you measured them.

    #151814

    dan
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    Hello,

    I bought the f6pro with the ssd broken. I finally receved something like might be the content of a recovery partition. Wherever i put it, it format everything, repartioning, following a script after boot. Even if i boot it from usb stick, format the usb stick not the ssd. I am stuck.

    Any ideas,

    Thanks

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