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I will purchase the minute it's available. Newegg will be one of the first to receive them.

Well actually no, you can pre order it from Overclockers, I have ordered mine from Scan
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Rephrase: Newegg will be one of the first to receive stock that is ready to ship.
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Well actually no, you can pre order it from Overclockers, I have ordered mine from Scan

I can't find these on Scans website. How did you manage to order one?

[ OCUK may have the ability to pre-order but there is no expected delivery date, just a vague statement in the item description saying availability at the start of October. At least Scan gives you estimated dates when items will be in stock. ]
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...Probably won't see improvement in load times...

 

But guess who's going to buy one anyways?????? :drool:

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Please release a 1TB version next year. I'll buy one plus those heatsinks you guys showed earlier.
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Please release a 1TB version next year. I'll buy one plus those heatsinks you guys showed earlier.

In case you haven't read this:

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http://www.pcper.com/news/Storage/Samsung-Launches-950-PRO-300000-IOPS-and-25-GBsec-M2-V-NAND-SSD

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Yeah I missed that. Great news, much sooner than expected.
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I can't find these on Scans website. How did you manage to order one?

[ OCUK may have the ability to pre-order but there is no expected delivery date, just a vague statement in the item description saying availability at the start of October. At least Scan gives you estimated dates when items will be in stock. ]

It has a date on Overclockers, it is 30 October, also I ordered it from Scan as I am buying lots of my components from there and I just asked them to put it on my order
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Do we expect price/GB to drop even further with more layers? And more performance?
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Do we expect price/GB to drop even further with more layers? And more performance?

Yes.

A faster controller too would lead to more performance or run much cooler at the same level of performance. Unlike SATA3 SSDs, which are bottlenecked by 6Gbps (550MB/s), the PCIe interface is about 3.9 GB/s, which is much faster. Intel recently released a PCI-E 3 x8 SSD.

The main reason for PCI-E 4.0 is for the super fast SSDs that are expected.

Personally I'd rather have more performance. A few watts of heat is fine with me IMO.

Always back up your data though!


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Yes, that appears to be the case.

The 950 PRO is still going to run cooler than the 951, either from a reduction in NAND power, a newer revision of the controller, or firmware that gates power better. Peak power is down a fair bit.

I'd say that even though the NAND itself doesn't get hot, the one right beside the controller might be also worthy of a heatsink.

Recalling this:
https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Product-Review-Samsung-SM951-M-2-Drive-703/#ThermalOutput


Although the controller was the hottest part, the NAND clearly got really hot. The NAND of course doesn't generate much heat, but simply by being so close to the controller, it got very hot.

One advantage I would guess of PCI-E SSDs is that the large cover can act as a heatsink. This may be an advantage of 2.5" SSDs too through a U.2 connector. I suspect though that SSDs with such a controller are going to need to maximize their surface area for optimal cooling. Future 2.5" U.2 SSDs might look something like the WD VelociRaptor series in that regard.

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...Probably won't see improvement in load times...

But guess who's going to buy one anyways?????? drool.gif


IMO, the Intel SSD 750 is a far better buy.

It's faster in most meaningful benchmarks and you can already get a 1.2 TB version. There is very clearly an enthusiast market for this. I want to see more PCIe SSDs in the coming years, which I think we'll see soon enough.

I am hoping that with more volume, the price of PCIe SSDs will not be much higher than top SATA SSDs.
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