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Samsung SM961 1TB to 128GB PCIe M.2 SSD •• 3200 MB/s •• fastest SSD

alexgulakov 13 14 August 24, 2016 at 01:43 PM in Solid State Drives (SSD) (7)
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Last Edited by couponmit August 24, 2016 at 06:04 PM
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/se...arch=SM961

1TB: 700$
512: 350$
256: 200$
128: 135$

SM961's 3200MB/s read is the fastest just-out in Aug 2016 compared to most SSD's 400MB/s, or the second-best Samsung 950's 2500MB/s (which has within 10% the same price.)


Reviews:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/101...et-a-boost
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/...index.html
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awesome! in for 10
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in for 50tb. what a deal.
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in for 50tb. what a deal.
Why the sarcasm ? This is the fastest SSD and costs about same than popular Samsung 950 [walmart.com]. Here was a popular deal +88 upvotes on the 950, and this SM961 has much faster 30% in reviews, plus its new / sold out everywhere (like RamCity) except here. Just cause many people havent heard of it, because it's new release. For 10% more price than 950, you get 30% speed or 5x the speed of the Samsung 850
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i have been wanting a 950 512gb for a while. still seems a bit expensive. plus the walmart deal seems much better. the 512gb was $65 cheaper.
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according to googles conversion rate. the 1tb would only be $610.89 (U.S.) after shipping. thats not too bad....
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Why the sarcasm ? This is the fastest SSD and costs about same than popular Samsung 950 [walmart.com]. Here was a popular deal +88 upvotes on the 950, and this SM961 has much faster 30% in reviews, plus its new / sold out everywhere (like RamCity) except here. Just cause many people havent heard of it, because it's new release. For 10% more price than 950, you get 30% speed or 5x the speed of the Samsung 850
Where are you getting within 10%. I got a 950 Pro for 269 a few weeks ago. Thinking about picking up another one for RAID 0
EDIT: Also which boards support this speed? A lot of them throttle the 950.
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Where are you getting within 10%. I got a 950 Pro for 269 a few weeks ago. Thinking about picking up another one for RAID 0
EDIT: Also which boards support this speed? A lot of them throttle the 950.
950 512gb is between $320-350 most places I've seen. Regardless, yeah you can wait around for unicorn deals like holidays but this is a fair comparison to whats new release vs a year old common prices. This is still a solid deal & hard to find because it's sold out everywhere online (except here) and a newly-released SSD that's substantially faster. PCIe connections means the motherboard like a z170 z97 x99 won't throttle up to 10Gbps transfer and have a special slot [newegg.com]for ultra M.2 32Gb/s to protect from heat throttles. People who buy very high end SSDs already have expensive computers so they want the latest and greatest available. So it's not that big deal that you can save $30 with the 950, because this SSD is 30% faster making it a great deal for high end computer builds. Consider that for most new versions of hardware the improvement is less that 5%. Samsung 950 is a popular and heavily upvoted deal on here, and that's why people will want to know this next generation is a significant improvement.
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950 512gb is between $320-350 most places I've seen. Regardless, yeah you can wait around for unicorn deals like holidays but this is a fair comparison to whats new release vs a year old common prices. This is still a solid deal & hard to find because it's sold out everywhere online (except here) and a newly-released SSD that's substantially faster. PCIe connections means the motherboard like a z170 or x99 won't throttle up to 10Gbps transfer and z97 have a slot for ultra M.2 32Gb/s; People who buy very high end SSDs already have expensive computers so they want the latest and greatest available. So it's not that big deal that you can save $30 with the 950, because this SSD is 30% faster making it a great deal for high end computer builds. Consider that for most new versions of hardware the improvement is less that 5%. Samsung 950 is a popular and heavily upvoted deal on here, and that's why people will want to know this next generation is a significant improvement.
Ok I was skeptical that you worked at the site you are hawking. Now its fairly clear. Good luck with your day job.
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Ok I was skeptical that you worked at the site you are hawking. Now its fairly clear. Good luck with your day job.
No I spent a while researching for myself and waiting for this SSD. Before it was only available on RamCity [com.au] then soldout. I shared it on slickdeals with helpful comparison reviews cause many techies would be looking for the latest SSD generation. Sure you can accuse any deal as promoting that site, but ok so what its still a good deal, dont post if you have no useful info to add other than trolling / flaming me with false accusations, while my most was actually helpful and you can learn a lot from it.
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No I spent a while researching for myself and waiting for this SSD. Before it was only available on RamCity [com.au] then soldout. I shared it on slickdeals with helpful comparison reviews cause many techies would be looking for the latest SSD generation. Sure you can accuse any deal as promoting that site, but ok so what its still a good deal, dont post if you have no useful info to add other than trolling / flaming me with false accusations, while my most was actually helpful and you can learn a lot from it.
I think most of the people that have posted to this deal have done more to help the slickdeals community than you have in the last two years. Some of us are a little skeptical of overseas deals on SSDs especially after the Amazon.fr debacle of last week!
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I think most of the people that have posted to this deal have done more to help the slickdeals community than you have in the last two years. Some of us are a little skeptical of overseas deals on SSDs especially after the Amazon.fr debacle of last week!
I'm evaluating posts made in only in this thread. Even though you spend more time on this site generally, that's all the more reason you'd know to post useful info for readers and data-backed comparisons like mine. This seller has a 4.6/5 rating on Google's reviews and most tech sites are multinational. I purchased and will review it for others online in weeks; 14 day returns if it's faulty. It would be useful to be posting better sellers that aren't sold out or +/- reviews.
SM961 uses [tomshardware.com] the new "Polaris" controller for the speed boost.
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i have been wanting a 950 512gb for a while. still seems a bit expensive. plus the walmart deal seems much better. the 512gb was $65 cheaper.
What Walmart deal?
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What Walmart deal?
sorry, meant newegg. the link above my original comment
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sorry, meant newegg. the link above my original comment
Ok thanks I see it. Same here - been waiting for the fast pci-e SSDs in 500gb range to drop in price. Would like to put a 950 in my video editing machine which could make use of the speed - but for now the price is too steep.
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