Samsung 960 (MZ-V6E500BW) 500GB EVO PCI Express 3.0 x4 NVMe Solid State Drive £195.97 @ Amazon
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Samsung 960 (MZ-V6E500BW) 500GB EVO PCI Express 3.0 x4 NVMe Solid State Drive £195.97 @ Amazon

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Found 27th Feb
God dammit... its so unnecessary but so tempting....

500GB of Super speed NVME goodness for under £200...Must resist!!

Lowest prove for quite some time according the camel x3:



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I'm expecting an EVO 980 to drop sometime soon, so these are likely to go end of life. Prices do indeed seem to be falling.
Heat! At the same time,didn't these have huge heating issues?
ro53ben11 m ago

I'm expecting an EVO 980 to drop sometime soon, so these are likely to go …I'm expecting an EVO 980 to drop sometime soon, so these are likely to go end of life. Prices do indeed seem to be falling.


Yes the 980's will probably be released soon but I wont be expecting wide availability for a while and given my workflow (and probably most other peoples) this is really an extravagance.

SATA SSD's make a massive improvement to most people but this is overkill... can you tell I'm trying to talk myself out of buying it ??
I've already got one of these, but the 1TB version. It's genuinely 5 to 6 times quicker than my SATA rubbish.

I'm looking at buying another 1TB NVMe one and getting rid of all my slow SATA.
I'm so tempted to buy a pair of them to run in raid 0 but I must resist
Edited by: "mldaw" 27th Feb
daastle22 m ago

Heat! At the same time,didn't these have huge heating issues?


No, they heat up just fine
mldaw1 m ago

I'm so tempted to buy a pair of them to run in raid 0. I must resist …I'm so tempted to buy a pair of them to run in raid 0. I must resist


Almost zero point in doing that, the difference would be negligible.
Is there any gizmo to plug these into to mirror a boot drive? (To upgrade size) like the old sata to usb jobbies?
ro53ben11 m ago

Almost zero point in doing that, the difference would be negligible.


True. I meant to say raid 1. I will replace my two 250gb crucial bx100's in raid 1.
Mr_Bridger6 m ago

Is there any gizmo to plug these into to mirror a boot drive? (To upgrade …Is there any gizmo to plug these into to mirror a boot drive? (To upgrade size) like the old sata to usb jobbies?


Just use Acronis software for that if needed.


Edit, ah, hold on, you want to buy a new one but only have one M.2 socket?
Edited by: "ro53ben" 27th Feb
mldaw3 m ago

True. I meant to say raid 1. I will replace my two 250gb crucial bx100's …True. I meant to say raid 1. I will replace my two 250gb crucial bx100's in raid 1.


Why do you run RAID1?
ro53ben41 m ago

Just use Acronis software for that if needed.Edit, ah, hold on, you want …Just use Acronis software for that if needed.Edit, ah, hold on, you want to buy a new one but only have one M.2 socket?


Yeah. Laptop, only one socket and drive is one in it makes it a little difficult.
M.2 to usb 3.0 enclosure would do the trick, then you can use Reflect or Acronis.

*edit* ignore the above - Mr_Bridger is right - this is an NVMe drive so usb to sata adapters won't work. Best best is to use Reflect and image the current drive to an external HDD then install the new SSD, re-run Reflect and pop the backup image back (again with Reflect).
Edited by: "mikedigitales" 27th Feb
Be sure to install the Samsung drivers for this NVMe SSD. I was getting a measly 2.9GB/sec until I installed them and gained the rightful 3.2GB/sec.
Just posted my deal paid £170 for one a few days ago on Amazon.de.
hotukdeals.com/dea…250

Well its being reviewed by moderator so ill post the details here:
Amazon running a promotion with a €15 discount. Pay with a no fee card to get for £170 or else its about £176 using Amazon conversion.

amazon.de/dp/…BU7
Edited by: "TTchy" 27th Feb
mikedigitales2 h, 12 m ago

M.2 to usb 3.0 enclosure would do the trick, then you can use Reflect or …M.2 to usb 3.0 enclosure would do the trick, then you can use Reflect or Acronis.


I don't think it will. This is M.2 form factor but it's NVMe / PCIe not M.2 SATA.
ro53ben3 h, 19 m ago

Why do you run RAID1?



I use it on my unraid server for the cache that contains vm's, appdata, docker images.
mldaw1 h, 37 m ago

I use it on my unraid server for the cache that contains vm's, appdata, …I use it on my unraid server for the cache that contains vm's, appdata, docker images.


Oh, the irony! Or should that be unirony?
Mr_Bridger15 h, 43 m ago

Yeah. Laptop, only one socket and drive is one in it makes it a little …Yeah. Laptop, only one socket and drive is one in it makes it a little difficult.


With only one socket, are you sure it supports PCI-e NVMe? If it's that low spec, it might be SATA only.
mldaw13 h, 7 m ago

I use it on my unraid server for the cache that contains vm's, appdata, …I use it on my unraid server for the cache that contains vm's, appdata, docker images.


Not sure you'll really get your money's worth in that set-up - be OK for local server crunching but you'll be limited by NIC speed for client access.
ro53ben51 m ago

With only one socket, are you sure it supports PCI-e NVMe? If it's that …With only one socket, are you sure it supports PCI-e NVMe? If it's that low spec, it might be SATA only.


Defo NVMe, it's a Samsung MZVLW128 drive. Only just bought laptop, the Lenovo 320s 14IKB i3.
Sorry to crash the party but I've just seen another deal from Amazon.de which is only ~£170 so this isn't as good a deal

hotukdeals.com/dea…125
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