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Samsung M.2 PM961 256GB SSD £77.99 Novatech / Amazon £89.99
Samsung M.2 PM961 256GB SSD £77.99 Novatech / Amazon £89.99

Samsung M.2 PM961 256GB SSD £77.99 Novatech / Amazon £89.99

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Pretty cheap deal, nearest price I could find was £89.99 on amazon. Novatech are reliable for anyone with doubts.

SSD has read speed : 2800MB/s

write speed : 1100MB/s

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Good deal , these are nice I have the Samsung 950 pro and you get some nice performance out of them. OS load quite fast but be warned not all motherboards support OS boot from them, only the newer boards x99 and z170 seem to allow it.

Do I need it. No.
Do I want it. Yes.

Must try and hold off until Black Friday.

The pm has much lower performance than the Sm

Also since it's an oem sku there's no warranty

Save your money, go for the 950 pro or upcoming 960 pro

K1LLER HORNET

Do I need it. No. Do I want it. Yes. Must try and hold off until Black … Do I need it. No. Do I want it. Yes. Must try and hold off until Black Friday.



I'm waiting for Kaby Lake now, no rush

That, or this 64 core 128 thread monster >

http://wccftech.com/amd-zen-naples-32-core-cpu-benchmarks-leaked/

Oops just realised it's a wccftech link, shame on me

Edited by: "fishmaster" 2nd Oct 2016

fishmaster

I'm waiting for Kaby Lake now, no rush



Waiting for what dude?

robodan918

The pm has much lower performance than the SmAlso since it's an oem sku … The pm has much lower performance than the SmAlso since it's an oem sku there's no warrantySave your money, go for the 950 pro or upcoming 960 pro


or the 960 evo almost as good and a lot cheaper

Graham1979

Waiting for what dude?



Dual 32 core AMD mobo, 64 cores, 128 threads. AMD Naples. Better specs than anything Intel has but quad channel memory bandwidth instead of six channel. If the IPC is close to Intel then it's a major coup for AMD in the server market and high end professional market.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 2nd Oct 2016

Would any of you kind souls know if this would fit in a Lenovo X1 Carbon 2nd Gen (2014)? I have one with no HDD and I really want to get it up and running....

i think/hope you can boot off these on a z97 mobo too, Dunno if 960 evo will be cheaper.
Might go for M.2 when it gets a bit lower in price, MeinKraft needs it.

Wars16

Would any of you kind souls know if this would fit in a Lenovo X1 Carbon … Would any of you kind souls know if this would fit in a Lenovo X1 Carbon 2nd Gen (2014)? I have one with no HDD and I really want to get it up and running....



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8L8pQCciks

Should fit, will it work? Well without doing research I imagine your Lenovo carbon is using AHCI as the controller interface and not NVMe and the socket generation is older so won't be able to maximise the performance if it did work. I'd hazard a guess and say it's not compatible.

Edited by: "fishmaster" 2nd Oct 2016

GwanGy

i think/hope you can boot off these on a z97 mobo too, Dunno if 960 evo … i think/hope you can boot off these on a z97 mobo too, Dunno if 960 evo will be cheaper.Might go for M.2 when it gets a bit lower in price, MeinKraft needs it.



techpowerup.com/211…vme

fishmaster

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8L8pQCciksShould fit, will it work? Well … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8L8pQCciksShould fit, will it work? Well without doing research I imagine your Lenovo carbon is using AHCI as the controller interface and not NVMe and the socket generation is older so won't be able to maximise the performance if it did work. I'd hazard a guess and say it's not compatible.


Thank you for your simple and great explanation. I won't order this one then! As it didn't have a hdd in I'm struggling to figure out which one I actually need so I'll continue the hunt. The laptop came into us as faulty (liquid damage) and still had Lenovo warranty so I contacted them and they actually sent someone out to us who swapped the motherboard so it's as good as new inside and if it doesn't cost the earth to fix I'd love to get it working.
Edited by: "Wars16" 2nd Oct 2016

Wars16

Thank you for your simple and great explanation. I won't order this one … Thank you for your simple and great explanation. I won't order this one then! As it didn't have a hdd in I'm struggling to figure out which one I actually need so I'll continue the hunt. The laptop came into us as faulty (liquid damage) and still had Lenovo warranty so I contacted them and they actually sent someone out to us who swapped the motherboard so it's as good as new inside and if it doesn't cost the earth to fix I'd love to get it working.



There's this adapter (see link below), if you check the item description you'll see all the SSDs that are compatible with that adapter for an X1 Carbon. The only thing I don't know is if this is compatible with a 2nd gen Carbon.

ebay.co.uk/itm…%26

That's only compatible with the first gen X1 Carbon. 2nd and 3rd gen don't need adaptors as they have the correct m.2 slot. You must ensure you buy AHCI version not NVME! I have a Samsung SM951 in mine & it's lightning fast!

Bought this from Novatech last week installed in Asrock Z170 Extreme 4 with i5 6600K. My first M.2!

Cold boot from button press to desktop in ~8secs...

I'm getting 3100 MB/s READ & 1400 MB/s WRITE via Disk Mark...pretty pleased!

As an aside, for anyone interested the Extreme4 is great for the price (£108 Amazon). Got my i5 at 4.8GHZ stable...some nice features at the budget end: onboard power & reset buttons, USB 3.1 type A and dual bios chips.



Edited by: "leetron" 2nd Oct 2016

leetron

Bought this from Novatech last week installed in Asrock Z170 Extreme 4 … Bought this from Novatech last week installed in Asrock Z170 Extreme 4 with i5 6600K. My first M.2!Cold boot from button press to desktop in ~8secs...I'm getting 3.1 MB/s READ & 1.4 MB/s WRITE via Disk Mark...pretty pleased!


Guessing you mean GB/s?

PR1

Guessing you mean GB/s?



Thank you my friend...I do!

Need one for my calculator, so it could calculate faster!

Please can you explain "no warranty"? How can they overturn U.K. Law?

I bought an nvme drive, waste of money to me (spent a long time debating, but wanted to know first hand it was!), no faster than a fast ssd in real world usage, although benchmarks are nice!

suppose if I run a ton of sql vm's it would help...

I won't lie, I was excited when I popped it in mind!

saying that, its a good price
Edited by: "SteadVex" 2nd Oct 2016

Cattle

Please can you explain "no warranty"? How can they overturn U.K. Law?



They can write it, doesn't mean its legal.

fishmaster

Dual 32 core AMD mobo, 64 cores, 128 threads. AMD Naples. Better specs … Dual 32 core AMD mobo, 64 cores, 128 threads. AMD Naples. Better specs than anything Intel has but quad channel memory bandwidth instead of six channel. If the IPC is close to Intel then it's a major coup for AMD in the server market and high end professional market.



​Ummm yes ummm, you know this thread is about a ssd?

Does anyone know if this will fit a dell chromebook 13?

Ive just ordered one - to go in a Asrock X99extreme4 which does support NVMe.

Hopefully i can use it as my boot drive to replace a corsair MX200.

reebuk

That's only compatible with the first gen X1 Carbon. 2nd and 3rd gen … That's only compatible with the first gen X1 Carbon. 2nd and 3rd gen don't need adaptors as they have the correct m.2 slot. You must ensure you buy AHCI version not NVME! I have a Samsung SM951 in mine & it's lightning fast!


Magic, just ordered one from eBay for £65 including postage. Hopefully that's all it needs but I suspect the fingerprint reader and keyboard may need changing too.... Still, £110 for the laptop back to perfect isn't bad really!

Thanks for your reply.

ws007

​Ummm yes ummm, you know this thread is about a ssd?



context
ˈkɒntɛkst/Submit
noun
the circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea, and in terms of which it can be fully understood.
"the proposals need to be considered in the context of new European directives"
synonyms: circumstances, conditions, surroundings, factors, state of affairs; More
the parts of something written or spoken that immediately precede and follow a word or passage and clarify its meaning.
"skilled readers use context to construct meaning from words as they are read"

reebuk

That's only compatible with the first gen X1 Carbon. 2nd and 3rd gen … That's only compatible with the first gen X1 Carbon. 2nd and 3rd gen don't need adaptors as they have the correct m.2 slot. You must ensure you buy AHCI version not NVME! I have a Samsung SM951 in mine & it's lightning fast!



Have I ordered the wrong one.... As I've not got the original one I can't tell if the notches are correct!

SteadVex

I bought an nvme drive, waste of money to me (spent a long time debating, … I bought an nvme drive, waste of money to me (spent a long time debating, but wanted to know first hand it was!), no faster than a fast ssd in real world usage, although benchmarks are nice!suppose if I run a ton of sql vm's it would help...I won't lie, I was excited when I popped it in mind! saying that, its a good price



Your boot time will be fast

fishmaster

Dual 32 core AMD mobo, 64 cores, 128 threads. AMD Naples. Better specs … Dual 32 core AMD mobo, 64 cores, 128 threads. AMD Naples. Better specs than anything Intel has but quad channel memory bandwidth instead of six channel. If the IPC is close to Intel then it's a major coup for AMD in the server market and high end professional market.



​thats for the servers industry. it won t be available for everyone

how come they are so fast but cant open programs any quicker or boot any quicker than a standard ssd

southseakid

how come they are so fast but cant open programs any quicker or boot any … how come they are so fast but cant open programs any quicker or boot any quicker than a standard ssd



Most likely down to the law of diminishing returns.

Flubit same price

fishmaster

contextˈkɒntɛkst/Submitnounthe circumstances that form the setting for an … contextˈkɒntɛkst/Submitnounthe circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea, and in terms of which it can be fully understood."the proposals need to be considered in the context of new European directives"synonyms: circumstances, conditions, surroundings, factors, state of affairs; Morethe parts of something written or spoken that immediately precede and follow a word or passage and clarify its meaning."skilled readers use context to construct meaning from words as they are read"



hmmmm yeeessss hmmmmm, one or both of us has stopped taking thier pills, ok it`s me, about 5 months ago, but maybe back on them after this.....

Horrorwood

They can write it, doesn't mean its legal.


We both know it comes with a warranty, he must be confusing it with no support for OEM parts.

I have a HP prodesk 400 g3 sff desktop, motherboard is H110 chipset based but don't know the manufacturer. Will it support NVMe boot? How can I know that a particular motherboard supports it, is there any setting in BIOS?

Oh that's tempting, got a PM951 getting about half the read speed and a third the write speed of the SSD in this deal. Not sure I'll feel it of course but I felt the upgrade from dual SATA SSDs in RAID 0 to this so maybe I'll feel another improvement.

leetron

Bought this from Novatech last week installed in Asrock Z170 Extreme 4 … Bought this from Novatech last week installed in Asrock Z170 Extreme 4 with i5 6600K. My first M.2!Cold boot from button press to desktop in ~8secs...I'm getting 3100 MB/s READ & 1400 MB/s WRITE via Disk Mark...pretty pleased!As an aside, for anyone interested the Extreme4 is great for the price (£108 Amazon). Got my i5 at 4.8GHZ stable...some nice features at the budget end: onboard power & reset buttons, USB 3.1 type A and dual bios chips.



​That's with the PM, not the SM? Or is the SM only faster with random?

Don't know much about these at all, but the last time Amazon warehouse were having a "sale", I bought this https sandisk 256gb m.2

It was cheap for what it was and that's why I had one with a view to using it at a later date.
Since then, have found out that it is possible to add these cards to a desktop by use of the Pcie card slot which is on the mb internally but you need a card to mount this on in order to utilize it?
I bought one from china that just turns off the computer when you turn it on and another that just won't show up on the system at all?
It could be me, but does anyone out there have a recommendation as to what card I need to fit this memory into to actually use it?

Is the performance of these really that much more noticeable than a quick SSD drive?

robodan918

The pm has much lower performance than the SmAlso since it's an oem sku … The pm has much lower performance than the SmAlso since it's an oem sku there's no warrantySave your money, go for the 950 pro or upcoming 960 pro


It's still a PCIe NVMe SSD. It'll spank any SATA based SSD out there and it's cheap! I think I paid around this amount for my 256 GB SATA SSD probably a year ago, it's great how fast things are moving forward on the SSD front.
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