SAMSUNG SM961 POLARIS 256GB M.2-2280 PCI-E 3.0 X 4 NVME SOLID  STATE DRIVE SSD £105.99 @ Flexxmemory
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SAMSUNG SM961 POLARIS 256GB M.2-2280 PCI-E 3.0 X 4 NVME SOLID STATE DRIVE SSD £105.99 @ Flexxmemory

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Found 3rd Sep 2016Made hot 4th Sep 2016
on scan.co.uk 137.99

on overclockers.co.uk 179.99

keep in mind ... (No stock at the moment, but we take preorders.Expected item arrival date is 26th Sep 2016)...

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amsung SM961 Polaris 256GB M.2-2880 PCI-e 3.0 x 4 NVMe Solid State Drive SSD

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256GB Samsung SM961
M.2 (22x80) PCIe 3.0 (x4) NVMe SSD
PCIe Gen3 8Gb/s Interface, up to 4 Lanes
MLC V-NAND
Read 3100MB/s
Write 1400MB/s
Data I/O Speed (4KB) Random Read Up to 330K IOPS, Random Write Up to 280K IOPS
Power Saving Modes:
Supporting APST
Supporting L1.2 Mode
Support Admin & NVM Command Set
RoHS Compliant
- docr

36 Comments

Flexxmemory?

Has anyone ordered from this company before?

smells fishy this post
Edited by: "AR2012" 3rd Sep 2016

hitman007

Has anyone ordered from this company before?



They seem new but based in NI and on the surface, legit.

scamanalyze.com/che…tml

I have heard of flexxmemory before as they are tracked on price spy and have been around a while, but never used them. They seem to have some pretty low prices across the board.

Anyone who orders, let us know how you get on.

Very good price for an NVME SSD

Have some heat

Seems that there are some problems with this drive with the firmware crashing due a fault with how it handles thermal throttling:
tra…ate.google.co.uk/tra…ate?hl=en&sl=de&u=https://www.computerbase.de/2016-08/samsung-sm961-abstuerze-durch-fehlerhaftes-thermal-throttling/&prev=search

I would assume unlike Samsung's issues with the 840 and 840 EVO this should be fixable eventually, but it does make me wonder about Samsung's QA.

Gkains

Seems that there are some problems with this drive with the firmware … Seems that there are some problems with this drive with the firmware crashing due a fault with how it handles thermal throttling.


What is it with Samsung and heat?

Original Poster

i just ordered myself so fingers crossed.

You've just signed up and posted this. do you have any relationship with the company?

Original Poster

i wasnt posting any deals (comments) as my google account could not get verification for 9months, just created yahoo one, mods can check my ip, using this site like 3 years i mean for deals so yeah..
Edited by: "soulgod123" 3rd Sep 2016

bought from this company before and this is a great price as usual Overclockers are milking the customer

Agharta

What is it with Samsung and heat?


A bit different from exploding Note batteries though.
Seems the firmware behaves correctly when writing but when reading it doesn't throttle but runs at full speed until it just freezes or freezes the whole computer. Strange how this wasn't spotted during QA though which goes back to my original comment about Samsung and their SSD firmware.

*looks at this SSD, then looks at his current PM951 with its 1000MB/s read and 300MB/s write*

Possibly dodgy company though, I certainly haven't heard of them before.

Gkains

I would assume unlike Samsung's issues with the 840 and 840 EVO this … I would assume unlike Samsung's issues with the 840 and 840 EVO this should be fixable eventually, but it does make me wonder about Samsung's QA.


I think Samsung are lucky they don't have a worse reputation for their SSDs considering the problems with those two models.
They did eventually issue a seemingly working fix or maybe workaround is a better term for the 840 Evo but the 840 took years to get its update - LINK.
So I fail to see Samsung as a premium manufacturer of SDDs when they should have recalled those 840 Drives which I think Intel would have done.

For warranty reasons alone I'm going to steer clear this time around

Guess I'll keep my 950 pro for a few more months. Really don't need that much better performance... I just want it

Envy can be a lovely thing

Just bought a toshiba ome yesterday from Amazon for £90 +15 del.
Link

amazon.co.uk/gp/…_17?ie=UTF8&qid=1472962865&sr=8-17π=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=nvme+ssd

Edited by: "ally8971" 4th Sep 2016

Read 3100MB/s , Write 1400MB/s, Data I/O Speed (4KB) Random Read Up to … Read 3100MB/s , Write 1400MB/s, Data I/O Speed (4KB) Random Read Up to 330K IOPS, Random Write Up to 280K IOPS


Those are mighty figures, and these things are so small , but I'll wait till xmas

ally8971

Just bought a toshiba ome yesterday from Amazon for £90 +15 … Just bought a toshiba ome yesterday from Amazon for £90 +15 del.Linkhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B01K91328G/ref=mp_s_a_1_17?ie=UTF8&qid=1472962865&sr=8-17&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=nvme+ssd



​what's the speed on this one ?

Is this almost 3 times faster than Samsung evo 850??

When I upgraded from HDD to sata ssd, that was WOW!

I recently upgraded my laptop to one with PCIe ssd (Dell Precision 7510) that was a disappointment in terms of speed improvements.

I think unless you do I/O intensive tasks, you won't see much speed gain if you're already using sata ssd.

Got an SM951 128GB NVMe drive from Flexxmemory website a while back. Good service and good prices can't go wrong tbh.

I went from WD Blue HDD straight to 1600MB/s reads and 650MB/s writes so big jump in performance. got for £70
Edited by: "kamy786rulz" 4th Sep 2016

linhang90

Is this almost 3 times faster than Samsung evo 850??



​literally 4-5x

Original Poster

Gkains

Seems that there are some problems with this drive with the firmware … Seems that there are some problems with this drive with the firmware crashing due a fault with how it handles thermal throttling:https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=https://www.computerbase.de/2016-08/samsung-sm961-abstuerze-durch-fehlerhaftes-thermal-throttling/&prev=searchI would assume unlike Samsung's issues with the 840 and 840 EVO this should be fixable eventually, but it does make me wonder about Samsung's QA.



some german website newer heard, they using syntetic benchmarks, ir real life situations i wouldnt bother about bottlenecks and other stuff, so the issue is in firmware, that can be sorted. same with graphic cards as they release new game you must downlod newest drivers.

Original Poster

634miyamoto

When I upgraded from HDD to sata ssd, that was WOW!I recently upgraded my … When I upgraded from HDD to sata ssd, that was WOW!I recently upgraded my laptop to one with PCIe ssd (Dell Precision 7510) that was a disappointment in terms of speed improvements.I think unless you do I/O intensive tasks, you won't see much speed gain if you're already using sata ssd.



make sure yor pcie runing at 4x not 2x

Decided to give this a whirl. For those of you that are worried about potential thermal throttling, I found this on amazon.

£15.03 delivered for a PCi adapter with an added heat sink of sorts. It is shipping from China, so if ordered now it should arrive at about the same time as the SSD itself. There is a more elegant solution available here, but I don't think it warrants over half the additional cost of the SSD itself.

Just some food for thought.
Edited by: "adderrson" 4th Sep 2016

Original Poster

they read too much

I've used these before, I bought my SM951 from them. No issues with either.

ally8971

Just bought a toshiba ome yesterday from Amazon for £90 +15 … Just bought a toshiba ome yesterday from Amazon for £90 +15 del.Linkhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B01K91328G/ref=mp_s_a_1_17?ie=UTF8&qid=1472962865&sr=8-17&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=nvme+ssd


Its 50 gbp now?

No that's half the size of the one I bought.
128GB NOT 256GB The size option seems not to be there now
Edited by: "ally8971" 11th Sep 2016

PC Adapter (without cooling) >

https://www.amazon.co.uk/ADAPTER-950Pro-Cooling-version-full-height/dp/B01GDMFSSC/ref=sr_1_5?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1473797784&sr=1-5&keywords=sm961

PC Adapter (With cooling) >

amazon.co.uk/gp/…-21
Edited by: "fishmaster" 13th Sep 2016

What's the difference between this and the scanfx one here?

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/256gb-scanfx-nvme-mlc-v-nand-m2-ssd-pcie-30-x4-read-3100-mb-sec-write-1400-mb-sec-330k-iops-oem

Both appear to be oem versions if the drive. Just interested if anyone knows if they'd end up being the same thing. Price is similar but I'd prefer Scan as a retailer.

Thoughts?

Original Poster

scan fx? newer heard

Dihi

What's the difference between this and the scanfx one … What's the difference between this and the scanfx one here?https://www.scan.co.uk/products/256gb-scanfx-nvme-mlc-v-nand-m2-ssd-pcie-30-x4-read-3100-mb-sec-write-1400-mb-sec-330k-iops-oemBoth appear to be oem versions if the drive. Just interested if anyone knows if they'd end up being the same thing. Price is similar but I'd prefer Scan as a retailer.Thoughts?



It's the same thing, Scan just brand OEM stuff as Scanfx. Look on the pic on scan's site, it says Samsung

Original Poster

dont bother buying these drives as you will feel 0% increase in performance over ssds
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