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Samsung SM961 256GB NVMe SSD $114.30 + free S/H

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Smithbuy has Samsung SM961 256GB NVMe SSD for $114.30 + free S/H with promo code "NVME10"

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pretty good speeds but I'd only buy once the 500gb SSDs are around this price
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pretty good speeds but I'd only buy once the 500gb SSDs are around this price
Same here I am wanting a 500gb sized drive - but the prices for the faster pcie drives in that size range are still too high - not enough slick deals.
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Looks good. but the price! ouch, out of my reach.
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I bought a 250GB NVMe drive last year and it was the best choice ever. I use it for my OS and apps only, as it would be pointless to waste it on data. I have a 3TB hard drive for data and file history, and a 4TB external to backup the 3TB internal. For rendering video footage, I built a RAID 0 array from 4 SATA ssd's, pny CS2311.

But for the OS and apps, no matter the rest of your setup, nvme is the way to go, even at 250gb
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Warranty SmithBuy Green 1 Year
Packaging SmithBuy Green

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what is nvme? looks like msata
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what is nvme? looks like mast
The successor to AHCI.

https://www.pcper.com/reviews/Sto...0-and-More
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Same here I am wanting a 500gb sized drive - but the prices for the faster pcie drives in that size range are still too high - not enough slick deals.
And when the 500gb drives are $100 you'll be saying you'll buy 1tb drives when they're $100.
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The successor to AHCI.

https://www.pcper.com/reviews/Sto...0-and-More
a new standard? I thought it was a new connector type
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what is nvme? looks like msata
mSATA has been replaced by M.2 standard (NGFF), which allows both PCIe and SATA based storage devices. NVMe is a PCIe based solid state drive standard that utilize the M.2 form factor.
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But for the OS and apps, no matter the rest of your setup, nvme is the way to go, even at 250gb
I absolutely agree, I thought my old SATA 950 Evo was fast and then upgraded to the SM961 (OEM version of 960 Pro), which blew it out of water. I clocked it at 3150MB seq read and 1540MB seq write.

One word of advice, this OEM version doesn't have copper layer (act as heatsink) under the label, so to ensure optimal performance I recommend add your own heatsink to it. Otherwise it'll start thermal throttling at temp above 60C.
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I absolutely agree, I thought my old SATA 950 Evo was fast and then upgraded to the SM961 (OEM version of 960 Pro), which blew it out of water. I clocked it at 3150MB seq read and 1540MB seq write.

One word of advice, this OEM version doesn't have copper layer (act as heatsink) under the label, so to ensure optimal performance I recommend add your own heatsink to it. Otherwise it'll start thermal throttling at temp above 60C.
but do you actually feel it's so so much faster in real world situations?
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a new standard? I thought it was a new connector type
Well, now you know.
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Why would I buy this over something like https://www.amazon.com/gp/product...PDKIKX0DER

The 960 Evo from samsung, not trying to be an ass genuinely curious. Other than it being a few bucks cheaper, I mean. Samsung looks like it has higher speeds and a full warranty?
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