128GB Samsung PM961 Polaris  M.2 NVME £55.85 - flexxmemory
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128GB Samsung PM961 Polaris M.2 NVME £55.85 - flexxmemory

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1 x Samsung PM961 Polaris 128GB M.2 NGFF PCIe Gen3 x4, NVME Solid state drive SSD, OEM (2280) (MZVLW128HEGR-00000)

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R/2800 MB/s W/600 MB/s

also SM961 available for £68.59
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the 961 is a bit poor compared to the 960

??? How do you make that out? The 961 iasan OEM clone of the 960 Pro................Figure that out...........
Problem is, being OEM means no drivers on the Samsung site, so be prepared for some issues.

stree

??? How do you make that out? The 961 iasan OEM clone of the 960 … ??? How do you make that out? The 961 iasan OEM clone of the 960 Pro................Figure that out...........Problem is, being OEM means no drivers on the Samsung site, so be prepared for some issues.



I got and installed one last week , no issues on drivers for me windows 10 recognised it straight away and worked without intervention, works well
Edited by: "k31ron" 9th May

stree

Problem is, being OEM means no drivers on the Samsung site, so be … Problem is, being OEM means no drivers on the Samsung site, so be prepared for some issues.



Not really. Even Windows 7 can support NVMe drives easily.

Yes, agreed..............but using the MS drivers.....................The Samsung drivers are a different beast........
Here is an example......................The Win 10 driver figures are in brackets............

Sequential Read (Q= 32,T= 1) : 2466.052 (1999) MB/s
Sequential Write (Q= 32,T= 1) : 1124.494 (1101) MB/s
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 401.212 (93.25) MB/s [ 97952.1 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 369.145 (67.88) MB/s [ 90123.3 IOPS]
Sequential Read (T= 1) : 1092.522 (1040) MB/s
Sequential Write (T= 1) : 1111.216 (1029) MB/s
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 35.633 (22.59) MB/s [ 8699.5 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 179.585 (54.60) MB/s [ 43844.0 IOPS]

The 961 drivers can be found on the Samsung site under enterprise.NVME divers.................

It says 256gb in the description?

\x09
Model \x09PM961
Interface \x09PCI Express Gen3 x4
Form Factor \x09M.2 NVME
Capacity \x09256GB
Flash \x092-bit MLC V-NAND
Sequential Read \x09Up to 2800 MB/s
Sequential Write \x09Up to 600 MB/s
Random Read \x09Up to 140K IOPS
Random Write \x09Up to 40 K IOPS
Supply Voltage / Tolerance \x09+3.3V ± 5%
Physical dimension \x09Width: 22.00 ± 0.15 mm
\x09Length: 80.00 ± 0.15 mm
\x09Weight: Up to 8 g

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stree

Yes, agreed..............but using the MS drivers.....................The … Yes, agreed..............but using the MS drivers.....................The Samsung drivers are a different beast........



They are indeed. Certainly when using Rapid Mode. But having a lower speed is a very different thing to "be prepared for some issues."

Even assuming you couldn't use Samsung's driver for the best performance, you'd be hard pressed to find a bug in Microsoft's NVMe driver that ships with Windows. It'll work fine.

Can this be used to replace a hdd drive. Are the connections the same? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

BURNIE :yes no .. you need an m.2 connector, v recent mobo/laptop.. 128gb is barely enough for os and working programs

nomnomnomnom

They are indeed. Certainly when using Rapid Mode. But having a lower … They are indeed. Certainly when using Rapid Mode. But having a lower speed is a very different thing to "be prepared for some issues."Even assuming you couldn't use Samsung's driver for the best performance, you'd be hard pressed to find a bug in Microsoft's NVMe driver that ships with Windows. It'll work fine.


I think you misunderstood, I meant that getting the Samsung drivers may present some challenges................Not that the Win drivers would present any issues, they work OK, just not as optimised as they could be........

GwanGy

BURNIE :yes no .. you need an m.2 connector, v recent mobo/laptop.. 128gb … BURNIE :yes no .. you need an m.2 connector, v recent mobo/laptop.. 128gb is barely enough for os and working programs


Thankyou.

stree

Yes, agreed..............but using the MS drivers.....................The … Yes, agreed..............but using the MS drivers.....................The Samsung drivers are a different beast........Here is an example......................The Win 10 driver figures are in brackets............Sequential Read (Q= 32,T= 1) : 2466.052 (1999) MB/sSequential Write (Q= 32,T= 1) : 1124.494 (1101) MB/sRandom Read 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 401.212 (93.25) MB/s [ 97952.1 IOPS]Random Write 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 369.145 (67.88) MB/s [ 90123.3 IOPS]Sequential Read (T= 1) : 1092.522 (1040) MB/sSequential Write (T= 1) : 1111.216 (1029) MB/sRandom Read 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 35.633 (22.59) MB/s [ 8699.5 IOPS]Random Write 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 179.585 (54.60) MB/s [ 43844.0 IOPS]The 961 drivers can be found on the Samsung site under enterprise.NVME divers.................



Thanks for this, I'm happy with performance with MS drivers but a speed improvement is always good will check out enterprise.NVME drivers

burnie2011

Can this be used to replace a hdd drive. Are the connections the same? … Can this be used to replace a hdd drive. Are the connections the same? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

So, would this work?

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Insert the M.2 into the laptop; image the existing C: drive to M.2 using your favorite free imaging software; take out the hard drive OR change the boot order to start with the M.2 drive. A fast laptop with reasonable storage for about £255.

Here's a picture of the easily accessible hard drive/M.2 bay.

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Edited by: "Musicrab" 12th May

Original Poster

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Edited by: "liammacca" 15th May

I didn't find any drivers for my PM961 on the Samsung website but after a lot of searching I found this forum post:

win-raid.com/t29…tml

In the first post under bullet point "I" there is a list of Samsung NVMe Controller Drivers that a member has extracted.
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