- Jun 13, 2019
- Gigabyte Designare Z390
- RX 580
- Mobile Phone
Are you using the PCIe 4.0 version of Sabrent Rocket?
Regarding issues with Windows, I generally ask people to search for answers on Google. This thread is principally about macOS.
My ADATA, Sabrent, and Silicon Power NVMe SSDs are still well above 95% (most are between 99%-100%) even after months of use. A Hackintosh per se does not shorten the life of an SSD. Other factors may be involved such as TRIM Support. We should look at System Information --> NVMExpress to check if TRIM Support is Yes or No.
A Hackintosh might actually wear a Samsung NVME out, at least. Apparently the TRIM support for that doesn't work as expected despite being listed as Yes.
I and several others have noticed they run hotter than they should on macOS, and this OC build guide describes why.
If macOS is not handling TRIM or the controller properly, and it runs hotter, it might wear it out faster.
I switched to a Sabrent Rocket 4.0 for these reasons. I figure even though I've ruled out the 970 Evo Plus as the faulty device on my machine, might as well trade for the Sabrent Rocket 4.0 now before the 980 comes out (which will also have a controller macOS probably doesn't like) and lowers the value of the 970. It runs a lot cooler and if/when I do a PCI 4 build (looking forward to Z590 Vision D build with Rocket Lake that actually supports PCI 4) it will get a speed boost the 970 wouldn't.