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$350 + free shipping w/ coupon code SD1TB13P
  • Samsung® TLC V-NAND
  • PCIe Gen 3.0 x 4 NVMe
  • Single-Sided Design
  • Up to 3,000MB/sec read speed
  • Up to 1,700MB/sec write speed
  • Random 4KB Read: 330K IOPS
  • Random 4KB Write: 360K IOPS
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Last Edited by funnyguy June 6, 2017 at 05:52 PM
These have a 1yr warranty from MyDigitalDiscount. They are brand new with zero hours.

Editors Choice at TT.

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/...index.html

For those who wish to know where this sits in the Samsung m.2 2280 family.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/106...-pcie-ssds

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These are not pulls they are brand new and they have a 1yr warranty.
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Oem drives dont have warranty and has thermal throttle issues so please take caution before buying it .
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Having worked at Micron and in the semiconductor industry in general for the greater part of my career, maybe I can provide a different perspective as to the cost that goes into developing the NAND chip on an NVMe drive. Consider the fact that a single DUV scanner costs somewhere around $80-90 million. For one tool. Then consider that if semiconductor manufacturers want to be competitive, they will have already invested significantly into EUV scanners, which are easily $120+ million. Now consider how many of those tools are required for high volume manufacturing. A lot. $120 million times a lot of tools is a metric crap ton of money in capital expenditures trying to keep Moore's law alive. A single wafer goes through several hundred processing steps before it ever gets to packaging and assembly, the overall cycle time is measured in months. Before you attack the manufacturers for being greedy and profiteering, remember it's their "greed" that fuels their budgets for R&D and capital expenditures, which is why it's even possible for you to enjoy this incredible technology in the first place. PS this is an amazing deal for a 1TB NVMe SSD, and no sales tax! The wife is going to kill me, but I couldn't pass it up.
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Great deal, rep'd!
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So much money (and capacity!)... from what I found this is about equivalent to the 960 EVO. It would be nice to have some info on how the warranties compare. I guess for about $100-120 cheaper it may be worth it even with no warranty.
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Thank you, great deal.
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Oem drives dont have warranty and has thermal throttle issues so please take caution before buying it .
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excellent thank you for posting this one
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So much money (and capacity!)... from what I found this is about equivalent to the 960 EVO. It would be nice to have some info on how the warranties compare. I guess for about $100-120 cheaper it may be worth it even with no warranty.
There's no warranty. These are pull from system.
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Really good price on NVME. Not quite as fast as either the 960 Pro or Evo, but at $100+ savings for only a couple hundred megabits, it's well worth it.

IIRC the OEMs have a different length warranty (though in the past 7+ years of using SSDs I've only ever had one drive go bad on me out of many) but the page only talks about a 30-day, DOA warranty from the seller.

Two other things (and I feel bad that I'm being "that guy" because this is an awesome deal!) the first is it says it doesn't work with Linux. That sounds strange though I would like to see that myself.

The second I'm not totally sure about, but I've heard OEM drives don't work with Samsung Magician (caching software).

So, just a couple caveats people should be aware of before plunking down $350. But, if you're mostly in it for the speed and capacity, (and of course price) this is definitely the way to go.
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Oem drives dont have warranty and has thermal throttle issues so please take caution before buying it .
Thermal throttling issues were a big deal with the 950 Pro / UBX controller, but have mostly been ironed out with the newer Polaris controller, which this drive has (and is the same controller in the 960 Pro). I wouldn't be surprised that the slight decrease in speed between the SM961 vs the 960 Pro came from Samsung slowing it down a bit to make the OEM drives last longer. That's purely my own speculation though.

One of the tricks Samsung used with the 960 Pro is they lined the sticky side of the label with copper, so the label itself is a heatsink. I'd be interested to see if they do the same with the PM961.
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There's no warranty. These are pull from system.
These are not pulls they are brand new and they have a 1yr warranty.
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WD 1TB is $299 list on Amazon
No offense but WD SSDs are junk compared to Samsung... Especially their Blue line.
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Do they make usb c enclosures for this type of drive?
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