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Now... make it $145 for 2TB and I'll buy it for sure!
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Did anybody notice that the TweakTown review said:
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...but we can tell you up front that we experienced no heat related issues whatsoever with the 950 Pro.

Yet LegitReviews' unit hit 95C at one point and said:
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When we let everything cool back down and re-did the test without the 120mm fan we noticed that the drive started to throttle at the 62 second mark. Our performance went from being ~1560 MB/s all they way down to 753 MB/s and then rising up to 879 MB/s during the throttle period.
 
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I have put my SM951 under water, you can just about see it under the bottom GPU in the pic below, when I swap it for the 512 950 I have on order with OCUK it will run nice and cool too,

Running Crystal disk mark for any length of time, which I assume stresses it a bit sees temps no higher than 43 degrees, idle is high 20s.

When I was running it without water I saw 89 degrees running crystal disc mark!




ETA A close up of the water block on the M.2


Edited by Blade Runner - 10/26/15 at 11:15am
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512gb enough for os + apps ?
thinking of buying one...
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512gb enough for os + apps ?
thinking of buying one...

depends, i could fit almost all my apps in my 256GB SSD, except two thats just way too large to fit even by themselves, 1TB HDD = full because of those two apps.
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512gb enough for os + apps ?
thinking of buying one...

Not if your apps include many newer games.
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Did anybody notice that the TweakTown review said:
Yet LegitReviews' unit hit 95C at one point and said:

Anandtech also experienced performance issues that were almost certainly a result of thermal throttling.

Given how easy it is to cool these things, there is no reason not to.
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I have put my SM951 under water

Total overkill since it produces about 6 watts of heat, peak, but still effective.
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Sorry for offtopic - how did you connect SLI bridges like that?
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Given how easy it is to cool these things, there is no reason not to.

I don't really see how it is "easy" to cool an M.2 drive. So far we've seen thermal pads, which is awkward and might block the slot, and watercooling, which is absurd.
The slots on many motherboards are recessed and can it can be hard to get airflow to the drive. A pci-e add in adapter is right next to the gpu and adds no heatsinking since the drive is floating.

"You would need to write 90GB of data before throttling" is a poor excuse. How do you rely on a component knowing it is overheating? M.2 by itself is just a bad design for desktop use.
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I have my m.2 ssd with a thermal pad connected to my aluminum case. Biggest heatsink I could find biggrin.gif
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