Samsung (MZ-V6E250BW) 250GB EVO PCI Express 3.0 x4 NVMe SSD £106.97 @ Amazon
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Samsung (MZ-V6E250BW) 250GB EVO PCI Express 3.0 x4 NVMe SSD £106.97 @ Amazon

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Found 17th Jan
3GB/s read and just over 1.5GB/s write.
Dimensions (W x D x H):3.15" x 0.87" x 0.09"
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2tb is only £1021.18. Bargain!
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soon will be affordable enough to stick 4 into one of these
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solid deal. good stuff.
Nvme is much better than sata. heat!
2tb is only £1021.18. Bargain!
Slowly creeping down in price
Original Poster
soon will be affordable enough to stick 4 into one of these
4 of these in raid 0 would be nice
efem4 h, 1 m ago

soon will be affordable enough to stick 4 into one of these


leedale3050 m ago

4 of these in raid 0 would be nice



At which point my ePeen shall have no limits
FireOnAWire5 h, 49 m ago

At which point my ePeen shall have no limits


Just wanted faster drive speeds for my job, my ePeen drive is still a 3½-inch floppy
Would highly recommend paying an extra £10 and getting the SM961. It's the OEM version of the 960 Pro. Works perfect with Windows 10 drivers. The only thing is Samsung Magician isn't supported but who really cares?
rastbury17th Jan

Nvme is much better than sata. heat!


so ppl with sata will NVme if i had this?
bouttime28 m ago

Would highly recommend paying an extra £10 and getting the SM961. It's the …Would highly recommend paying an extra £10 and getting the SM961. It's the OEM version of the 960 Pro. Works perfect with Windows 10 drivers. The only thing is Samsung Magician isn't supported but who really cares?


Care to explain why we should pay the £10 extra? Reliability? Performance?

I am interested.
bouttime217 m ago

Would highly recommend paying an extra £10 and getting the SM961. It's the …Would highly recommend paying an extra £10 and getting the SM961. It's the OEM version of the 960 Pro. Works perfect with Windows 10 drivers. The only thing is Samsung Magician isn't supported but who really cares?


Oem drives usually come without drivers or warranty so you have to just find your way around it. The SM961 has comparable performance to the Evo and not worth losing the extra things that the retail evo has to offer.
mango88814 m ago

so ppl with sata will NVme if i had this?


Have a look for reviews online. The 960 Evo is not actually that good. The Sm961 is much quicker.
joshp11 m ago

Care to explain why we should pay the £10 extra? Reliability? …Care to explain why we should pay the £10 extra? Reliability? Performance?I am interested.


Lol, and me too. :-)

I wouldn't mind an explanation on what the Samsung Magician thing is about either? (not familiar with that).
stellaras95boom8 m ago

Oem drives usually come without drivers or warranty so you have to just …Oem drives usually come without drivers or warranty so you have to just find your way around it. The SM961 has comparable performance to the Evo and not worth losing the extra things that the retail evo has to offer.


No. The SM961 has comparable performance to the 960 Pro. The EVO is slower.
I have the SM961 in two machines using Windows 10 NVME drivers.
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Samsung Magician is just an SSD/HDD management utility. It's not required.
bouttime212 m ago

Im not on a crusade, I'm just trying to …Im not on a crusade, I'm just trying to help.......https://forums.anandtech.com/threads/m2-256gb-sm961-or-250gb-960-evo.2497931/

Haha advice is welcome
Well it seems to be better performance than the evo so it's a tradeoff then.
amour3k1 h, 7 m ago

Lol, and me too. :-)I wouldn't mind an explanation on what the Samsung …Lol, and me too. :-)I wouldn't mind an explanation on what the Samsung Magician thing is about either? (not familiar with that).


It's to manage the drive, the drive status, health and drive provisioning. It's a good utility.
Edited by: "polarbaba" 18th Jan
I've got 4 of these bad boys for 12GB/s total throughput. Highly recommended.
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xchaotic11 h, 49 m ago

I've got 4 of these bad boys for 12GB/s total throughput. Highly …I've got 4 of these bad boys for 12GB/s total throughput. Highly recommended.


how did you achieved that? what is your current setup? I've been playing with the idea but so far only seems to be possible with x299 or Threadripper
efem7 h, 16 m ago

how did you achieved that? what is your current setup? I've been playing …how did you achieved that? what is your current setup? I've been playing with the idea but so far only seems to be possible with x299 or Threadripper


That’ll be through a raid 0 configuration, read speed is 3gb/s per unit x 4 until you can make a super 1TB drive which splits its load across the 4 drives, speeding up the read/write times massively. Although very impressive, I can’t see a need for 12GB/s read speed unless you have a substantial amount of data getting read and written.
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jasonburdis20 m ago

That’ll be through a raid 0 configuration, read speed is 3gb/s per unit x 4 …That’ll be through a raid 0 configuration, read speed is 3gb/s per unit x 4 until you can make a super 1TB drive which splits its load across the 4 drives, speeding up the read/write times massively. Although very impressive, I can’t see a need for 12GB/s read speed unless you have a substantial amount of data getting read and written.


need and want is 2 very different story rendering 4k videos and working on 43mpx pictures can appreciate fast read/write speeds. At the moment my workload is split to 3 sata ssd ( 1 for OS, 1 for data and one for cache/export ). I've been working and looking at Fusion-IO cards too ( gen2 ) as those are getting cheaper and replaced in most places by gen3 cards and it can do 2g/s read and 1.5g/s write and stable on IOPS. But for the same amount of money a 2-4 nvme sounds more cost/performance effective however so far it seems like only achievable with x299 and threadripper systems like this guy did : 8x nvme in raid0
efem17th Jan

soon will be affordable enough to stick 4 into one of these


Do you think it’ll complain if i stick in there different brands of nvmes. Have 3, all different brands.
Sold my HP mixed reality headset for 250. think thats a good price?
efem19th Jan

how did you achieved that? what is your current setup? I've been playing …how did you achieved that? what is your current setup? I've been playing with the idea but so far only seems to be possible with x299 or Threadripper


There's PCIE adapters, I'm using 2 onboard slots + 1 dual PCIE adapter like this:
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if you have more PCIE slots (and lanes .. and money) you can obviously put more SSDs
I'm doing the RAID in software - Windows Storage Spaces and ZFS, depending on the OS, which probably limits the speeds somewhat and increases CPU usage but is more flexible for my needs - I can rearrange without the need to reboot etc
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