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After shipping two generations of M.2 drives with PCIe interfaces for OEM customers, Samsung is releasing a PCIe drive to the retail market which has the added benefit of including the latest features Samsung offers. The Samsung 950 Pro is the new flagship consumer drive and it eschews the backwards compatibility and the 2.5" SATA form factor of the three previous iterations of the 8xx Pro family in favor of a PCI Express 3.0 x4 connection in the M.2 2280 form factor coupled with the NVMe protocol. Those changes allow for one of the biggest generational performance jumps in the history of the SSD industry and should help the transition of SSDs shedding the last vestiges and limited feature sets of their mechanical hard drive predecessors
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Final Words is not very appealing , another connection option U.2..what a joke sata express m.2 now this...really!!!

like the review stated good scores overall but!!!

to much room for improvement, possible heat thermal tdp issues, still might be tempted but not sure the wait is over for a real good product across board
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Final Words is not very appealing , another connection option U.2..what a joke sata express m.2 now this...really!!!

like the review stated good scores overall but!!!

to much room for improvement, possible heat thermal tdp issues, still might be tempted but not sure the wait is over for a real good product across board

This uses m.2, not u.2 like Intel's 750 series. Another option it to just use a PCI card for your SSD. They all essentially work the same, just connector differences. I am no expert so don't quote me but I am pretty sure both support 4x pcie 3.0 lanes. It's all just a matter of connection options.
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Would get one but going to wait for the NVME drivers to catch up. Puts my 840 pro in raid 0 to shame.
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Looks pretty epic. I only wish M.2 were more friendly towards multi-GPU water-cooled builds. The way thing are right now, one needs to take the loop apart in order to get access to M.2 drives.
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Ill take 2 in raid 0 :drool:

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Looks nice but I am pretty happy with regular SSD speeds right now and I really don't want to get into incremental performance upgrades with hard drives. I will just stick with my 850 evos until the next big breakthrough, something that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy like HDD to SSD does.
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And apart form e-peen, how is this speed practical in anyway for your common gamer? It isn't. Same with RAID-0-ing SSDs.
If you are writing / reading a lot of files / some VERY large files then yeah but for your common gamer...nope.
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And apart form e-peen, how is this speed practical in anyway for your common gamer? It isn't. Same with RAID-0-ing SSDs.
If you are writing / reading a lot of files / some VERY large files then yeah but for your common gamer...nope.

 

For gaming yesh but for photo/video editing its so good. :wubsmiley

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For gaming yesh but for photo/video editing its so good. wubsmiley.gif

to a point. Only with REALLY large files you will see a difference.
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