Surface Go

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  1. Mindful Gadgets

    Mindful Gadgets Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Looks like I'm started to get similar write speeds as wmadan now. Not sure why the huge variance. I've got two results in the 500 - 600mbps and three results in the 150 mbps range all on idle. Perhaps a driver issue?
     
  2. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Nice, I'm tempted to do the same. I have an X1 Yoga 3rd gen for heavy lifting, and my SP4 is a bit overkill for the casual use that it gets. It would be nice to have something more compact to grab and go. As an aside, they really nailed it with the name of this thing! :)
     
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    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Oops, sounds like it's a real problem. Yes, possibly driver or drive firmware related. Time to find a catchy phrase for this issue. NoGoGate?
     
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    Azzart Late night illustrator Senior Member

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    Cool, that could be my setup too one day. :D
     
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    In my experience in S-mode on a Surface Pro 2, you can load some drivers through device manager as long as there's no installer component. So things that you can just use an .inf and maybe some .cat files and stuff have installed fine.

    I suspect Microsoft will probably put out a downloadable driver pack in the next week or two and people should have no problems after that, but yeah that doesn't help the situation now. At least you were able to get it working for now though.
     
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    Ah I see, good to know!

    Anyone have any questions about the Surface Go they want tested?
     
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  7. lonaysta

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    I believe reading somewhere that the sequential write speed drop is related to a day 1 firmware updated.
    I played some League of Legends on the SGo and it ran kind of okay with Medium Low at native resolution. FPS is 50+ when it's peace, and drops to 40~ when the battle begins. Good enough for a non serious player.
     
  8. lonaysta

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    Something that I think no one or reviewer has posted yet: USB-C charging power.
    I tested using the 65W Type-C PD Adapter that came with my Thinkpad X1 Tablet gen3 and a Power-Z KM001. Charging a Surface Go from 20% shows a 20V/1.8A/36W on the KM001.
    Not sure of the Surface Connect though. In fact I doubt if I will ever take that Surface Connect charger out from the box...

    Edit: after a while the current goes up (which is usual for PD charging). Now it's showing 20V*2.2A=44W. Seems 20V is the constant here.

    Edit2: I think I'm gonna keep the Samsung USB C Adapter even if I sell the GB10.6 to keep SGo...That adapter can really pass through all PD charging capability.
     
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  9. wmadan

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    I am sorry for you to hear that but comforted that WinCentral's and my SSDs aren't outliers.
     
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  10. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Windows Central discussed it briefly in their review:
    The charger in the box is 24W, so they say that anything over 24W should probably be OK to charge it, but of course there'salso a minimum required voltage. It would be great to find out what that is, maybe it's simply 20V minimum which would rule out a lot of cheaper USB battery packs. Thanks for investigating!
     
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