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So today I impulsed bought the 512GB Samsung 950 Pro, I will be installing it soon.
I am undecided on how I should set it up.

I currently use a MSI Z170A M7 which has 2x M.2 slots.
I am currently using a Samsung SM951 512GB NVMe Version. I have not other HDD's in my system.

So should I raid 0 my 950 pro & SM951? will it boot/run faster? why? why not?
I am really not requiring to copy large files, it is a gaming rig that I am making as fast as possible, and this is OCN.

Or should I keep them as 2 regular drives for 1TB or storage?

Or should I look at selling my SM951 NVMe 512GB?

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My experience cloning win10 pro from my 850 pro to the 950 pro was pretty painless.

Not sure why people like acronis true image, tried it out and it immediately made me hate it, background services, no options, no options during install, ransomwear like crashes explorer and launches browser to force you to take a survey when you try to uninstall it.

Used the samsung data migration tool, worked flawlessly and it's perfectly lightweight and tailored to that task, cleanly uninstalls.

Had to set pcie storage devices to legacy on x99 soc champion for it to show up, but it seems windows 10 is smart enough to adapt to nvme. Working well.
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I used Samsung's migration tool. Looks like it's working because I'm on my 950 Pro right now. I'm copying over files from other drivers, but I will benchmark (both synthetic and real world) later.

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Results:


Bootup:

18 -> 16 seconds (840 Pro vs 950 Pro)

 

Mugen Startup (First Time):

6 -> ~3.5 seconds (840 Pro vs 950 Pro)

 

Skyrim Startup + Enter Quicksave (Using ENBoost and many texture mods):

32 -> 27 seconds (850 Pro vs 950 Pro)

 

Skyrim Coc Riverwood:

8 seconds -> ~6.5 seconds (850 Pro vs 950 Pro)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All in all, I'm quite happy with this drive. I got improvements that were measurable, unlike many review sites which show literally zero benefit with 950 Pro in gaming, booting, etc.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Fast93bird View Post


It should boot right up in Win 10 as long as your BIOS has the M.2 enabled. I had a total PITA today installing Win 7 (just to upgrade to 10 immediately) on mine with an EVGA X99 Micro 2 since the EVGA bios doesn't see the NVMe drive unless it's in Legacy and not UEFI.

Here's my quick bench using AS/SSD and Crystal Disk Mark. Don't know how these ended up so different but it's been a LONG time since I've benched a hard drive (5ish years now).

Your results seem strange. Check mine and the other guy who posted before you.


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So I just got mine for a new build. I order the 512 GB version, but I'm wondering If it's worth getting another one and setting them up in RAID 0? My ASUS Rampage V X99 only has one m.2 4x slot so I'm not even sure if it's possible. What do you guys think? Would the benefits outweigh the drawbacks of RAID 0 (the only one I can think of is double the chance of losing data due to drive failure)? What adapter can I buy that would be compatible with the motherboard's m.2 4x slot?
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Edited by ondoy - 11/6/15 at 8:54am
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I'm honestly surprised by the pricing. $350 for 512gb blazing fast m.2 2500mb/s SSD is actually a steal, considering the performance for this.

I'm still stuck on old-timey XP941 as boot drive, this new SSD is 2.5x faster, but..... then again, 1000 MB/s is still not bad for xp941 for me.
Granted i do have the Intel 750 1TB for my ultra-fast SSD, but the samsung 950 is the first "cost-effective" option into ultra speed SSDs.

(cost-effective meaning that it used to cost $500-1000 for 2000 MB/s speeds)


At an certain point you're just not gonna tell the difference, and you need even more and more speed to noticeably tell anything apart.


Like say, going from HDD to Sata III SSDs, boom, 6x faster perf. Then, at this point it has to take an Intel 750 or Samsung 950 to get the same difference roughly, 4x speedup.


All i'm saying is, I can't be arsed sometimes. I'm content with my rig,
     
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Ryzen R7 1700x Gigabyte Aorus AX370 Gaming 5 ASUS GTX 1080 Turbo @ 2050mhz G.Skill DDR4 16GB 8GBx2 3200 mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 750 Evo 250GB Crucial m500 960GB OCZ Trion 150 960GB Samsung 960 Evo 1TB m.2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial MX300 2TB DVD drive Corsair H60 2013 edition windows 10 home 
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7 4910mq GTX 880m (GK104 with 8GB VRAM) 16 GB DDR3 3x Samsung 840 EVO in RAID 0 (1.31 TB total) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
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