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I think that is the right moment to start the official thread of the
Samsung 950 PRO NVMe SSD.



Thread will be update soon with drive info.
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post #2 of 1916
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this is my ATTO benchmark using the 512GB version on Windows 10 on the system in signature.

950_NVMe_driver.JPG

Note: using samsung drivers improve performance by a lot.

In any case, I noticed slower boot speed than my old Corsair Force GT 240GB, strange, very strange.
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post #3 of 1916


Have the 512gb one, installed on pcie 4x adapter with heatsink.

Removed the info sticker on drive, made of some kind of metal, so maybe not needed to remove.

The nand chips are taller than the controller chip, so used a 1mm thermal pad on controller.

Used a 2mm thermal under the drive as it was warping.

No aha moment of speed increase against sata 3 drive. The only thing so far is ccleaner app, much faster cleaning.

Well, maybe not worth the money at current price point, the computer are not any slower so that something.wink.gif
post #4 of 1916
Wonder can anyone who successfully installed a clean copy of windows 10 on a 950 pro on a motherboard (with m.2 slot) list steps on how to install? I'm on a z170 motherboard and i can't seem to get the usb to boot into windows installation through UEFI.
post #5 of 1916
If any heIp, I didn't use the m2 slot, but just pressed F8 during boot for boot menu and chosed the usb stick and windows 10 installed fine.

What happens if disconnect all other drives and F8 for bootmenu and chose usb stick. I used a usb 3 stick.
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Originally Posted by Karlberg View Post

pressed F8 during boot for boot menu and chosed the usb stick and windows 10 installed fine.

Yep, same here, though, with a RVE.
     
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950 Pro 512GB / 850 Pro 512GB / 3x850 Pro 256GB... Water. Lots of water. How else is it going to run? 27" 2560x1440 x2 
KeyboardPowerCaseAudio
You bet. EVGA 1300 G2  Caselabs STH10+Ped Sure. 
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Some other knickknacks. 
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OC'd 3930K Asus Ramp EVGA 780 6GB SLI'd 32GB Mush E.Red 2133 
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256GB Sam 840 P / 2x250GB Sam 840 E / 2xTosh 3TBs Sitting outside the box. Water. Lots of water. How else is it going to run? 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
You bet. EVGA 1300 G2 Case Labs M8 + Ped Yep. 
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post #7 of 1916
I think something might be wrong with my 950 pro. I'm getting terrible read/write iops compared to other people. Running a clean install of Win 10 64bit. My 840 pro maxes out on the read/write seq/iops with no issues. But not my 950 which is much lower then other people.

Not sure why though....Maybe a dud? Most likely returning it tomorrow and going to nab another to test. Running a X99A Godlike board and confirmed the m.2 is running at 4x. Not sure what else I need to do. Just in case installed the latest Intel RST driver only without the software. Didn't help at all either. =*(


Edited by Kamrooz - 11/6/15 at 10:50pm
post #8 of 1916
You installed the samsung nvme driver?
post #9 of 1916




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post #10 of 1916
Yup. Installed the nvme driver as well. Took it out of my PC. Returning it tomorrow for a replacement. The one advantage from buying it from a retail story. Easily returnable/replaceable =P.
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