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Storage 1TB M2 - 3200mb/s Read speed

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Parge, 22 Jun 2016.

  1. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Samsung SM961

    Better yet - the 1TB is only $500. Well I say only, that is of course still ludicrous, but it was less than I expected.

    Also, before anyone asks, no, there is almost no point in owning one of these vs a good SSD. Still want one though. :thumb:
     
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    No point? Pfff. Hand in your PC ownership card please.
     
  3. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    HAHAHA I couldn't have put it better myself ;)
     
  4. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    LOL. :D

    NVMe is such a massive speed boost over AHCI, and it's unreal. I love my M.2 drive. I would hate to go back to not using one again. Minus the AHCI M.2 in my ultrabook which I don't think can take NVMe, I would not opt to go for anything less these days.
     
  5. PocketDemon

    PocketDemon What's a Dremel?

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    Must admit that the price surprised me as well, as Overclockers have the 1TB on pre-order for £430 - https://www.overclockers.co.uk/sams...3.0-x-4-nvme-solid-state-drive-hd-226-sa.html

    ...whereas, just having a quick scout around, Flexx have it listed for £360 - http://www.flexxmemory.co.uk/solid-...880-pci-e-3-0-x-4-nvme-solid-state-drive-ssd/.


    Still not great pricing, but the 1TB doesn't appear to be too much over the odds compared to the 850 Pro... ...whilst the 512GB looks to be stupidly priced.

    256GB = £120 vs £102
    512GB = £220 vs £175
    1TB = £360 vs £330

    (figures comparing http://www.flexxmemory.co.uk/catego...m961-m-2-ngff-pcie-solid-state-drive-ssd.html to the cheapest UK sellers for the respective 850 Pro models on Google shopping - ignoring any discount codes or cashback)


    Okay, you'd need a usage that needed that could benefit - however, as there are some a/v batch processing tasks that i have which are drive bottlenecked with a single SATA SSD & it would only be a tenner more to go for a 1TB SM961 than a pair of 512GB Pros then if someone *needed* a/some SSDs then it would be an option.


    Just wish that there were u.2 versions. :(


    Mmmmm... i wonder if Overclockers are pricing on the basis of leaving & Flexx on remaining - as the difference is comfortably within the realms of what's predicted for the pound to fall if we were to leave...

    ...or is it just Overclockers charging all the money for no good reason???
     
  6. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    If the 1TB 950 Pro m.2 doesnlt surface soon, I might jump on the SM961 or Toshiba XG3. It would be nicer to have the single-sided board of the 950 Pro though.
     
  7. PocketDemon

    PocketDemon What's a Dremel?

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    Not sure where my mind went earlier, but excluding the potential price hikes after Thursday, it shouldn't be long before the PM961 appears in the channel... ...& that should be a much more cost effect buy for those rare consumers who have an usual usage that might justify it (or only a m.2 slot in a laptop or space in a tiny case or...).

    Well, to have a market then they've sensibly got to be noticeably cheaper than the SM961.

    interestingly, just checking, Flexx's pricing for the 256GB & 512GB SM961 are both about £20 cheaper than the 950 Pro - though you'd need to balance only having a 2 year warranty d.t. it being an OEM drive vs a 5 year one.
     
  8. play_boy_2000

    play_boy_2000 It was funny when I was 12

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    Lets just take a moment to appreciate that we now have 1TB of storage with more bandwidth than the main memory of a Pentium 4 computer.
     
  9. timmehtimmeh

    timmehtimmeh Minimodder

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    I don't know why but I want this.. no point but I want it

    Isn't it just amazing, 3.2GB per second of sequential file reads :eek:

    Man I love being in 2016.
     
  10. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    Amazing isn't it. I'm sorely tempted...
     
  11. TheStockBroker

    TheStockBroker Modder

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    Well that's bloody annoying. My 950 Pro is all of 2 months old, and I only just this week bought an enclosure to keep temps low and tidy things up a bit.

    Will there be a new 9xx Pro consumer drive with the new controller?

    Edit: Trying not to be butthurt about paying £80 more for something that performs less - I can only take solace in the fact that it's not an awful PCB green colour :p
     
  12. PocketDemon

    PocketDemon What's a Dremel?

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    it's >99.9% certain that there will be a 960 Pro & a 960 Evo (consumer versions of the SM961 & PM961) later in the year...

    Well, it's unless there's some calamity that affects production &/or demand.
     
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    1TB 950 M.2 won't exist. SM961 is the first
     
  14. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    A 1Tb 950 Pro was announced as being available in'2016' when the 950 Pro was unveiled:
     
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    It'll be a 960 Pro in M.2
     
  16. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees Has got a bike, you can ride it if you like,

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    £400 on Scan. I would need a new motherboard and a CPU and RAM.

    This year's upgrade budget is spent...
     
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    I've seen an ASSSD performance screenshot in a closed FB group and SM961 performance in.sane (albeit in Win Server 2012 with setup by a professional).

    Prepare your wallets for a case of upgraditis.
     
  18. TheStockBroker

    TheStockBroker Modder

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    Damn, after this generation of SSD's we're going to need minimums of x8 PCIE 3 or x4 PCIE 4 to be able to reach peak speeds...

    Decided to chop in the 950 while it's still barely been used. Can't have too much SSD performance when VDisks are involved
     
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    PCIE 4 should be here after Kaby.
     
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