Samsung Evo 960 NVMe 250GB £109.99 @ Amazon pre-order
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Samsung Evo 960 NVMe 250GB £109.99 @ Amazon pre-order

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Rich4430 m ago

Paid £116 for mine and even going from ssd to this is night & day …Paid £116 for mine and even going from ssd to this is night & day performance wise blown away again.


Went from an 840 Pro to a 500GB 960 Evo and the performance difference was.....nothing. Barely noticeable in gaming, lightroom, desktop usage.

Boots slightly quicker.

I think night and day is overselling the befits of PCI-E drives
Edited by: "Minstadave" 24th Dec 2017
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Paid £116 for mine and even going from ssd to this is night & day performance wise blown away again.
Rich4430 m ago

Paid £116 for mine and even going from ssd to this is night & day …Paid £116 for mine and even going from ssd to this is night & day performance wise blown away again.


Went from an 840 Pro to a 500GB 960 Evo and the performance difference was.....nothing. Barely noticeable in gaming, lightroom, desktop usage.

Boots slightly quicker.

I think night and day is overselling the befits of PCI-E drives
Edited by: "Minstadave" 24th Dec 2017
Minstadave41 m ago

Went from an 840 Pro to a 500GB 960 Evo and the performance difference …Went from an 840 Pro to a 500GB 960 Evo and the performance difference was.....nothing. Barely noticeable in gaming, lightroom, desktop usage. Boots slightly quicker.I think night and day is overselling the befits of PCI-E drives


Unless you're doing something involving a lot of data/files, you won't notice any difference over a standard SSD
I fitted one, just to reduce cabling
caffrey_1 h, 41 m ago

I fitted one, just to reduce cabling


Fair point, they’re nearer than SATA
BB9319 h, 31 m ago

Unless you're doing something involving a lot of data/files, you won't …Unless you're doing something involving a lot of data/files, you won't notice any difference over a standard SSD


Have to disagree its loads my games alot faster then a SSD it may bot be the same jump from a hdd to ssd but i can tell the difference
RedRain5 h, 41 m ago

Have to disagree its loads my games alot faster then a SSD it may bot be …Have to disagree its loads my games alot faster then a SSD it may bot be the same jump from a hdd to ssd but i can tell the difference




The few thing's I've read state that for gaming there is no, or next to no difference (As can be seen in the above side by side test video).

VV reshade load speed is limited by cpu, not hdd, despite what you may imagine. Quote from the developer " The only exception is loading time. That part is CPU bound and not multi-threaded, so the better your CPU clock speed, the faster ReShade will load up (doesn't matter how many cores it have)."
Edited by: "HUKDdpa" 25th Dec 2017
Nope loads pubg and reshade twice as fast and if i get disconnected get back into games faster that is my personally experience
Is this faster than the other Samsung Evo hardrive shaped SSD for laptops.

I do know that this is for desktop computers.
Thanks
RedRain3 h, 42 m ago

Nope loads pubg and reshade twice as fast and if i get disconnected get …Nope loads pubg and reshade twice as fast and if i get disconnected get back into games faster that is my personally experience


If the old sata ssd was small, old,cheap,full or shagged out (yes,125 gig ssd's can wear out in about 4 years), its not the nvme drive making a really noticeable difference,its the problem with the old drive.
In real world tests (sitting at keyboard general tasks) an NVME drive makes barely any difference compared to any recent 250 gig sata ssd. (evo 840, 850, corsair mx/bx,etc) inc gaming.
There are tasks it makes a bigger difference but these are more pro user aligned.
Reshading (improving) textures in a game shunt to gpu it will be faster but I suspect its 50/50 your old drive was a bit 'pants' as well.Or it wouldnt be night and day.
Long story short is you' re doing something most people dont.
NVME is STILL overpriced; samsung have promised x2 production next year on various lines of newer storage chips.
(phones are hoovering up production lines because IDIOTS pay £700 for them)
So personally I wouldnt buy an NVME drive until they are near parity with SATA price wise.
Interestingly you could get similar performance and twice the capacity out of 2 SATA ssd's in raid 0, for less money per gig,
but I wouldnt try it unless you are running a high end desktop motherboard or just happen to have a £100 raid card.
Just my tupence worth,
Wish you all a happy Crimbo!
JMac_D53 m ago

Is this faster than the other Samsung Evo hardrive shaped SSD for …Is this faster than the other Samsung Evo hardrive shaped SSD for laptops.I do know that this is for desktop computers. Thanks


In a laptop there is no performance difference (everything else is slower) and nvme M2 socket unlikely you got a hole to fit it in. best buy is crucial 275 gb drive for the extra capacity.
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£70 . sorted.
joe_shmoe5 h, 14 m ago

If the old sata ssd was small, old,cheap,full or shagged out (yes,125 gig …If the old sata ssd was small, old,cheap,full or shagged out (yes,125 gig ssd's can wear out in about 4 years), its not the nvme drive making a really noticeable difference,its the problem with the old drive.In real world tests (sitting at keyboard general tasks) an NVME drive makes barely any difference compared to any recent 250 gig sata ssd. (evo 840, 850, corsair mx/bx,etc) inc gaming.There are tasks it makes a bigger difference but these are more pro user aligned.Reshading (improving) textures in a game shunt to gpu it will be faster but I suspect its 50/50 your old drive was a bit 'pants' as well.Or it wouldnt be night and day. Long story short is you' re doing something most people dont.NVME is STILL overpriced; samsung have promised x2 production next year on various lines of newer storage chips.(phones are hoovering up production lines because IDIOTS pay £700 for them)So personally I wouldnt buy an NVME drive until they are near parity with SATA price wise.Interestingly you could get similar performance and twice the capacity out of 2 SATA ssd's in raid 0, for less money per gig,but I wouldnt try it unless you are running a high end desktop motherboard or just happen to have a £100 raid card.Just my tupence worth,Wish you all a happy Crimbo!


What phone do you recommend which isn’t £700. Ideally £400 ish
JMac_D18 h, 40 m ago

I do know that this is for desktop computers.


NVMe SSDs like the one in this deal can be used in laptops too. You just need a laptop that has an M.2 PCIe slot.
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