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Old 22-04-15, 11:57 AM
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Samsung SM951 512GB M.2 Review



SSDs with incredible speeds are coming thick and fast. We take a look at the latest Samsung offering, and see how PCI Express 2.0 compares to PCI Express 3.0 too.


Samsung SM951 512GB M.2 Review

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Old 22-04-15, 01:03 PM
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The speed leap is just phenomenal! I don't know how much it would relate to my personal desktop usage, but just as a technological feat it's incredible.

Really looking forward to these pushing into the mainstream.
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I'd have one tomorrow if they only came with a black PCB or some sort of cover, I just couldn't have a slab of green sat in the middle of the motherboard teasing me.

*Cough* *Cough* PARVUM!! M.2 covers please
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Old 22-04-15, 02:02 PM
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I'd have one tomorrow if they only came with a black PCB or some sort of cover, I just couldn't have a slab of green sat in the middle of the motherboard teasing me.

*Cough* *Cough* PARVUM!! M.2 covers please
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Kingston have come out with one and it's a Black PCB!
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Old 22-04-15, 02:44 PM
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wow...the next step is always amazing!
can't imagine what will be the speed of devices in next 5 years?! ..maybe in TBs..
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where to buy it?
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Old 22-04-15, 03:36 PM
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Come one mate! Do you know how hard it was for us regulars to hear you say "Bottleneck" that many times?! X_X

Also phenomenal speeeds. Btw the 2011 socket cpus could be an option for those who want dual way gpu configs and a drive like that. the 4930k has 40 lanes that means x16 x16 x8
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Old 23-04-15, 04:09 PM
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well it would be super cool if you could also mention something about temperature of the drive and throttling issues.

Quote from another site:
"In our open air test bench we quickly found out that we were experiencing performance throttling due to overheating.
We found that in just just 130 seconds that our drive went from an idle temperature of 35C to the throttle point of 82C! Our performance went from being ~1500MB/s all they way down to 70MB/s during the throttle as a way to cool the drive down by what we are guessing is a short term cut in power and operations on the controller. "


Humm ?
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Old 26-04-15, 01:30 AM
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I just picked up a 256g 951 from Ram City in Queensland yesterday for my os when i get my new X99 build together. I highly recommend any aussies contact Rod at Ram City, he is very courteous and knowlegdable and customer support is second to none.
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Old 27-04-15, 01:23 PM
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Bought my 256gb sm951 from ramcity as well. had it shipped to wisconsin to my folks house as I'm currently stationed in England with the USAF. they shipped it to me here and voila. installed nicely in my MSI X99A XPower AC motherboard. reads at almost exactly the same speeds as posted on this review. 1950MB/s read and 1200MB/s write.

i've found that it works best in windows 7 ultimate x64, windows 8.1 pro x64 throttles it down quite a bit. windows 10 build 10061 x64 same thing.

i have 5930k cpu installed along with 2x msi r9 290x video cards and a 500gb samsung 850 evo for game installs.

LOVE THIS UPDGRADE!!!
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