Originally Posted by overvolted
Even with the 840 pro / 850 evo I notice hiccups here and there when in a game, just due to the bandwidth limitation. Completely unavoidable when the SSD has to load more data than it can initially handle on a burst. No optimization for this, only the hope that the SM951 may help fix "some" of it. The reviews out don't cover whether it has any improvements for gaming however, party foul on their part.
Interesting. I wasnt aware these had those hiccups. I had narrowed my list down to the two Samsungs because I figured that wouldnt happen; as I have heard of complaints of hiccups during gaming from owners of Crucial, San Disk, and other SSD manufacturers. So how much data is the SSD getting hit with in these bursts? The stats on these drives seemed like they were the best out there.
This is also the first Im hearing about the SM951. Is there a link for press release or a suggested article on this? I literally have the Newegg page open and was about to order the 850 right now. Maybe I should wait
^srsly, look at my screen grab, Newegg page open. I stopped and said "Let me check OCN one more time before I order this SSD"
Ahh, my other question about going SSD...
Originally Posted by HiTechPixel
I would, but it's not NVMe and the drives get crazy, crazy hot during extended use. I'd wait until they either slap a heatsink on there of some sort or improve thermal performance.
Am I going to have to add this to my loop? How hot do these things get?