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$380 + free shipping w/ coupon code 1TBNVME
  • 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 mydigital March 30, 2017 at 03:53 AM
FYI, these drives are loaded up with the newest firmware CXY7301Q.

Warranty is 3 years to match the Evo 960 (retail version of this SSD).

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If I were to buy a new SSD for my notebook or desktop, it would be the SM961. I can't give any greater praise than that. The drive leads the high-performance NVMe race in the price to capacity ratio and delivers the performance goods, too. The only real issue is waiting for stock to replenish. Get in line early if you want excellent NVMe performance at 50 cents per gigabyte."

http://www.tomshardware.com/revie...608-5.html
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But what does it say about PM961 (not SM961).
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Chances of needing to use said warranty between now and 5 plus years from now is around 00.03%. Most SSD that have problems show it almost instantly or within the first weeks.
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Bear in mind, this is the OEM version of the 960 *Evo*, not Pro. In the Tomshardware initial review they ultimately did not recommend it.
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Wanted to jump on this, but it doesn't have the TCG Opal self encryption support.

This device is described as "Samsung 1TB PM961 2280 PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe SSD - MZVLW1T0HMLH-00000"

According to a datasheet [mullet.se] only the -00007's have TCG Opal support. Guess I get to keep waiting for a 1TB 960 Evo deal.
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1 year warranty is brutal Frown
I think I'll wait until mydigitalssd's 480gb drops in price to get on the NVME train.
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In for 3! Wait.. warranty sucks balls. nvm

I highly recommend that people hold out and buy the 900 series as these are OEM type things. You cannot update the firmware and there is no official support. They were great pre-900 series but i wouldnt touch em now unless they were dirt cheap.
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In for 3! Wait.. warranty sucks balls. nvm

I highly recommend that people hold out and buy the 900 series as these are OEM type things. You cannot update the firmware and there is no official support. They were great pre-900 series but i wouldnt touch em now unless they were dirt cheap.

are these known to fail? I use 951 for a while now and no issues.. and my prev 2.5" ssd was in raid for 4 years... no issue..
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In for 3! Wait.. warranty sucks balls. nvm

I highly recommend that people hold out and buy the 900 series as these are OEM type things. You cannot update the firmware and there is no official support. They were great pre-900 series but i wouldnt touch em now unless they were dirt cheap.
Chances of needing to use said warranty between now and 5 plus years from now is around 00.03%. Most SSD that have problems show it almost instantly or within the first weeks.
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Bear in mind, this is the OEM version of the 960 *Evo*, not Pro. In the Tomshardware initial review they ultimately did not recommend it.
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If I were to buy a new SSD for my notebook or desktop, it would be the SM961. I can't give any greater praise than that. The drive leads the high-performance NVMe race in the price to capacity ratio and delivers the performance goods, too. The only real issue is waiting for stock to replenish. Get in line early if you want excellent NVMe performance at 50 cents per gigabyte."

http://www.tomshardware.com/revie...608-5.html
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What made you come to that conclusion?

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If I were to buy a new SSD for my notebook or desktop, it would be the SM961. I can't give any greater praise than that. The drive leads the high-performance NVMe race in the price to capacity ratio and delivers the performance goods, too. The only real issue is waiting for stock to replenish. Get in line early if you want excellent NVMe performance at 50 cents per gigabyte."

http://www.tomshardware.com/revie...608-5.html

Cons
•Availability • Additional optimizations needed to increase light workload performance • No support for Samsung's Magician • Intel RST issues in RAID 0 on Z170 (Intel's Fault)


I thought most of the Samsung speed boosts where due to the Magician... that seems like a big enough deal breaker to me?
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What made you come to that conclusion?

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If I were to buy a new SSD for my notebook or desktop, it would be the SM961. I can't give any greater praise than that. The drive leads the high-performance NVMe race in the price to capacity ratio and delivers the performance goods, too. The only real issue is waiting for stock to replenish. Get in line early if you want excellent NVMe performance at 50 cents per gigabyte."

http://www.tomshardware.com/revie...608-5.html

But what does it say about PM961 (not SM961).
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I thought most of the Samsung speed boosts where due to the Magician... that seems like a big enough deal breaker to me?
I don't think any of the OEM drives work with magician. The test we did here on our no frills computer on this drive are posted in the images here and in the description of the product. It really does not get much faster than that.
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Need a good deal in 2 or 4 TB SSD
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