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I just read this post and it scared me off: http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/samsung-950-pro-pcie-ssd-not-performing-as-advertised.783057/page-3#post-10130649

 

Do you think I should order the SM951 instead?

 

I ordered a laptop with 2x 950 PROs, now the laptop does come with thermal pads for each of the NVME SSDs but I am not sure this would be enough to stop this high heat/throttling issues. What do you think guys?

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normal usage, there's nothing to worry about...
unless you're copying gigabytes of files all the time...
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normal usage, there's nothing to worry about...
unless you're copying gigabytes of files all the time...


my workflow is surfing the web 70% of the time, watching movies 20% of the time, and maybe play a game 10% of the time.

 

What do you think?

 

Also, will those thermal pads that CLEVO provide with the laptop I ordered help the heat/throttling? or shall I stick to the SM951?

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Calm down, throttling is not a concern: http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Storage/Samsung-950-PRO-256GB-and-512GB-M2-NVMe-PCIe-SSD-Review/Thermal-Throttling-Conclusio

 

Your use case doesn't even equal actual work lol.

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nothing to be concern really, should be enough for your needs...
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Calm down, throttling is not a concern: http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Storage/Samsung-950-PRO-256GB-and-512GB-M2-NVMe-PCIe-SSD-Review/Thermal-Throttling-Conclusio

 

Your use case doesn't even equal actual work lol.


Thanks a lot man! your reply is such a relief!

 

One more question please, I just read on Tom's hardware that when RAIDing the 950 PROs, one wouldn't be able to use the Samsung NVME driver as the array would be recognized as an Intel Software or something like that.

 

I have ordered the laptop with 2 950 PRO 512GBs in RAID 0. Do you think that not being able to use the Samsung NVME Driver and having to rely on the Windows basic NVME Driver in Windows 10 would be worse for snappiness in the OS? Would you suggest I run them separately as in, one drive for the OS and the other for installing my Steam/Origin PC library on it or keep the RAID 0 configuration with the stock Windows NVME driver?

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Thanks a lot man! your reply is such a relief!

 

One more question please, I just read on Tom's hardware that when RAIDing the 950 PROs, one wouldn't be able to use the Samsung NVME driver as the array would be recognized as an Intel Software or something like that.

 

I have ordered the laptop with 2 950 PRO 512GBs in RAID 0. Do you think that not being able to use the Samsung NVME Driver and having to rely on the Windows basic NVME Driver in Windows 10 would be worse for snappiness in the OS? Would you suggest I run them separately as in, one drive for the OS and the other for installing my Steam/Origin PC library on it or keep the RAID 0 configuration with the stock Windows NVME driver?

Give both configs a go and see if you notice any difference. I'd just use one for the OS and the other for everything else and use the Samsung driver.

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Give both configs a go and see if you notice any difference. I'd just use one for the OS and the other for everything else and use the Samsung driver.


Thanks chief!

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