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Making me miss Win NT, Rickster....those were the days. Everything was so fast, clean, and stable. Felt indestructible. Have had every OS from MS since Day 1. Fav was NT, then XP, then 7. I kept Win8.1 for less than 10 minutes (long enough to start the upgrade to 10...LOL)


Is anyone else here using the same MoBo as me? Asus Z170-A

If so, could you post your OC and Boot profiles? I am interested in tweaking this as much as possible to see what works best with the 950 M.2

I'm off to download CrystalDiskMark - will update in a bit.

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post #622 of 1900
Here we go:

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What motherboards are you guys using with this ssd?
post #624 of 1900
I'm using an Asus Z170-A



Just for kicks n giggles I ran CrystalDiskMark on my 2 previous hard drives: a 1TB Samsung Spinpoint 7200rpm HD and a Samsung 830 120GB SSD. (these were good drives in their day!)

Just a basic one-shot test to see the differences.




Not all of us are upgrading from a pair of Samsung 850 EVO in RAID 0. :-D

I looked at all the info I could find at the time and decided if I wanted the 850 EVO or PRO anyway...why not go with the 950 PRO and see how it goes?
post #625 of 1900
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Originally Posted by KnfMkAR View Post

I'm using an Asus Z170-A



Just for kicks n giggles I ran CrystalDiskMark on my 2 previous hard drives: a 1TB Samsung Spinpoint 7200rpm HD and a Samsung 830 120GB SSD. (these were good drives in their day!)

Just a basic one-shot test to see the differences.




Not all of us are upgrading from a pair of Samsung 850 EVO in RAID 0. :-D

I looked at all the info I could find at the time and decided if I wanted the 850 EVO or PRO anyway...why not go with the 950 PRO and see how it goes?

Speaking of hard drives, here's a "6 TB" RAID-5 array created with Intel RST and four 2TB Seagate ST2000DM001 drives:



...and a WD RED 4TB WD40EFRX standalone, which I use for downloads, random data, etc:



...and finally my "old" Plextor PX-G256M6e PCIe based m.2 drive, which is now just a drive with a few "important" games on it until I move it over to another system or decide to sell it:




First level backup goes to the RAID-5, critical files are stored in my OneDrive on my Samsung SSD 950 Pro (which doubles as my OS system drive) and which syncs to the M$ cloud:
Edited by mypickaxe - 2/3/16 at 7:56pm
post #626 of 1900
That brings up a great question regarding backups. When you have the fastest consumer SSD....what's an appropriate backup setup? I've had bad luck with NAS and online systems. I don't have a ton of data/apps.....so I'm seriously considering a pair of 850 EVOs in RAID 1 (mirroring) as a secure-yet-speedy backup alternative. Any thoughts?

P.s. How are you liking OneDrive?
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That brings up a great question regarding backups. When you have the fastest consumer SSD....what's an appropriate backup setup? I've had bad luck with NAS and online systems. I don't have a ton of data/apps.....so I'm seriously considering a pair of 850 EVOs in RAID 1 (mirroring) as a secure-yet-speedy backup alternative. Any thoughts?

P.s. How are you liking OneDrive?

RAID is NOT a backup! Think about it, RAID 1, you are mirroring everything, including potential viruses and/or every mistake or error done... never use RAID as a back-up solution, please

EDIT: Source - http://www.overclock.net/t/1254683/why-raid-is-not-a-backup-solution
Edited by 1Scotty1 - 2/3/16 at 9:34pm
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RAID is NOT a backup! Think about it, RAID 1, you are mirroring everything, including potential viruses and/or every mistake or error done... never use RAID as a back-up solution, please

EDIT: Source - http://www.overclock.net/t/1254683/why-raid-is-not-a-backup-solution

RAID can be a part of a backup solution. When it comes to my situation, I never said RAID was my only backup. I said it's my part of my first level backup. Good grief...this happens every single time someone mentions backup and RAID. Anywho...
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Originally Posted by KnfMkAR View Post

That brings up a great question regarding backups. When you have the fastest consumer SSD....what's an appropriate backup setup? I've had bad luck with NAS and online systems. I don't have a ton of data/apps.....so I'm seriously considering a pair of 850 EVOs in RAID 1 (mirroring) as a secure-yet-speedy backup alternative. Any thoughts?

P.s. How are you liking OneDrive?

OneDrive is great if you get free storage (1TB is included with Office 365.) Files sync almost instantaneously. Deleting local copies does not delete from OneDrive. Changes sync, however. I did like the way Windows 8.1 handled the local vs. online storage component, but with larger drives and everything downloaded to the local machine on Windows 10, I hardly miss it unless I'm on my laptop.
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RAID can be a part of a backup solution. When it comes to my situation, I never said RAID was my only backup. I said it's my part of my first level backup. Good grief...this happens every single time someone mentions backup and RAID.

Sorry, didn't mean to attack your setup. I am just speaking from experience, my RAID screwed up my system a while back, and I didn't have any other form of backup. I guess it was partially my fault, but still...
post #630 of 1900
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Originally Posted by KnfMkAR View Post

That brings up a great question regarding backups. When you have the fastest consumer SSD....what's an appropriate backup setup? I've had bad luck with NAS and online systems. I don't have a ton of data/apps.....so I'm seriously considering a pair of 850 EVOs in RAID 1 (mirroring) as a secure-yet-speedy backup alternative. Any thoughts?

P.s. How are you liking OneDrive?
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Originally Posted by 1Scotty1 View Post

Sorry, didn't mean to attack your setup. I am just speaking from experience, my RAID screwed up my system a while back, and I didn't have any other form of backup. I guess it was partially my fault, but still...

I understand.
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