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  • For a review of this drive refer to Legit Hardware.
  • Note: This drive may not work properly when used on Operating Systems older than Windows 10 (with the Fall Creators Update) or Linux Systems older than Release 4.14. Refer to the forum thread for details & discussion. ~SaltyOne

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Note to anyone considering this. It uses HMB technology instead of onboard DRAM which requires the Windows 10 Creators Update or an updated Linux build. This means that it's less compatible than your standard nVME drive.
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Note to anyone considering this. It uses HMB technology instead of onboard DRAM which requires the Windows 10 Creators Update or an updated Linux build. This means that it's less compatible than your standard nVME drive.
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Note to anyone considering this. It uses HMB technology instead of onboard DRAM which requires the Windows 10 Creators Update or an updated Linux build. This means that it's less compatible than your standard nVME drive.
It looks like the drive will function even without the HMB compatibility but it will be slower (drop in IOPS of up to ~40% in some cases) per the review here [legitreviews.com]. It looks like they spec'd the drive based on HMB being disabled so the information on the listing is applicable to systems that don't support HMB and it will be even faster on Linux/Win10 Fall Creator's systems.
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Which came first, the fall or spring creator's update? The numbering is confusing.
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Doesn't seem like much of a deal to me, considering you can get faster 250gig drives on Amazon for $35 or so.
Please post a link. I would like to get a 250GB drive faster than this one for $35 - want quite a few of them in fact.
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Note to anyone considering this. It uses HMB technology instead of onboard DRAM which requires the Windows 10 Creators Update or an updated Linux build. This means that it's less compatible than your standard nVME drive.
How about Windows 7?
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Please post a link. I would like to get a 250GB drive faster than this one for $35 - want quite a few of them in fact.
You're gonna be waiting a while
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You're gonna be waiting a while
I know, I just wanted to "politely" show the other poster his error, but just in case asked for a link, in case there is Sammy 970 EVO 250GB listed somewhere for $34.99, which would be a dream.
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How about Windows 7?
Windows 7 only gained native support for NVMe as the driver intended for Server 2008 happens to be compatible with it.

Microsoft ended mainstream support for Windows 7 in January of 2015.

Marvell didn't even start talking about HBM until the Flash Memory Summit in 2015.

Microsoft didn't add HBM support to Windows 10 until last year.

So... I'm going to say no.
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Windows 7 only gained native support for NVMe as the driver intended for Server 2008 happens to be compatible with it.

Microsoft ended mainstream support for Windows 7 in January of 2015.

Marvell didn't even start talking about HBM until the Flash Memory Summit in 2015.

Microsoft didn't add HBM support to Windows 10 until last year.

So... I'm going to say no.

It seems like they will work on Windows 7.

One of Silicon Power's drives that uses HMB shows supports for Windows 7 & 8 (https://www.silicon-power.com/web/product-P32A80 bottom of the page) but states a additional driver is required while 8.1 doesn't.
Looks like it will work but just without HMB enabled so it will likely suffer the usual performance hits that come with DRAM-less drives.
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Doesn't seem like much of a deal to me, considering you can get faster 250gig drives on Amazon for $35 or so.
I can talk out of my ass too, but I don't feel like it today ... too tired.
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How about Windows 7?
Of course not...
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Doesn't seem like much of a deal to me, considering you can get faster 250gig drives on Amazon for $35 or so.
Yeah, no you can't.. you can barely get 250GB SATA 3 drives for <$45.
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