Samsung 960 EVO 250GB M.2 Nvme SSD + delivery £109.15 @ BTShop (+2.2% Quidco)
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Samsung 960 EVO 250GB M.2 Nvme SSD + delivery £109.15 @ BTShop (+2.2% Quidco)

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Found 28th Nov 2016
Finally some stock of the new 960 Evo!

This appears to be the cheapest around at the moment with amazon next at £115.30

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Nice Find...Thanks Op

Unfortunately this Nvme has had some performance issues. It appears to keep the price down for the 250gb model Samsung had to take a lot out compared to higher capacity models. The 1tb samsung 960 evo has had excellent reviews but this 256gb version is near the bottom when compared to similar products.

A driver update may increase it's performance a bit but for now it's outperformed by the 950 pro, SM961, ocz 400 etc. I've mentioned this before, there's not a huge difference in real world performance for most users at the moment. But people who buy these are usually looking for lightning fast speeds and benchmark numbers. If you can afford it, get a high capacity version of this (for a significant benchmark improvement) or look around for an SM961 which is £10-20 than this if you hunt/ wait for deals but because of limited stocks suppliers often bump up the price.

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Terraheart

Unfortunately this Nvme has had some performance issues. It appears to … Unfortunately this Nvme has had some performance issues. It appears to keep the price down for the 250gb model Samsung had to take a lot out compared to higher capacity models. The 1tb samsung 960 evo has had excellent reviews but this 256gb version is near the bottom when compared to similar products. A driver update may increase it's performance a bit but for now it's outperformed by the 950 pro, SM961, ocz 400 etc. I've mentioned this before, there's not a huge difference in real world performance for most users at the moment. But people who buy these are usually looking for lightning fast speeds and benchmark numbers. If you can afford it, get a high capacity version of this (for a significant benchmark improvement) or look around for an SM961 which is £10-20 than this if you hunt/ wait for deals but because of limited stocks suppliers often bump up the price.


I was not aware of this. Thanks for the info

Terraheart

Unfortunately this Nvme has had some performance issues. It appears to … Unfortunately this Nvme has had some performance issues. It appears to keep the price down for the 250gb model Samsung had to take a lot out compared to higher capacity models. The 1tb samsung 960 evo has had excellent reviews but this 256gb version is near the bottom when compared to similar products. A driver update may increase it's performance a bit but for now it's outperformed by the 950 pro, SM961, ocz 400 etc. I've mentioned this before, there's not a huge difference in real world performance for most users at the moment. But people who buy these are usually looking for lightning fast speeds and benchmark numbers. If you can afford it, get a high capacity version of this (for a significant benchmark improvement) or look around for an SM961 which is £10-20 than this if you hunt/ wait for deals but because of limited stocks suppliers often bump up the price.



Nevertheless, it still miles away from conventional SSDS...Read/Write speeds.

Can you use any ssd on any desktop build?

neiiilers

Can you use any ssd on any desktop build?



Pretty much. Desktops are very versatile.

Ideally you'd have a motherboard with a native m.2 slot like on an X99 or Skylake/newer platform.

You can also buy a PCIe m.2 adapter and retrofit one into an existing PCIe slot on your motherboard.

do you know if this would work on a 2013 Mac Book Air ?

djmarky_p

do you know if this would work on a 2013 Mac Book Air ?


No, the 2013 MacBook Air uses a propriety connector.

cheers have brought an adaptor so fingers crossed it works !
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