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Thanks for the tip, I will try that soon. I am not sure there are any real benefits to the raid array other than saying that I have it. There are plenty of things that do not work with raid arrays. For the Sata 3 drives it definitely speeds things up, but for these it probably really only boosts synthetics benches.

Plus rep for you sir.

Good to have airflow, both of my SM8s are optimized for air but the trash box this build is in is terrible. I want to get a S8, too bad CL doesn't make a S10 that is the size of a TX10 but for the horizontal motherboard setup allowing for 420mm rad configs.
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I take it that the Samsung 950 Pro wasn't recommended because it would require an adapter for his motherboard? Or is the Intel 750 faster?
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Probably because it is not made by Intel. I am a label whore and alright with that.
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Probably because it is not made by Intel. I am a label whore and alright with that.
So the Samsung 950 Pro would actually be better if he just bought an adapter?
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So the Samsung 950 Pro would actually be better if he just bought an adapter?

It's not that easy. Many motherboards behave very quirky about NVMe in a adapter. I know quite a few examples when despite adapter certified Gen.3 rating drive works only in Gen.2 mode. Probably worse piece of kit is M.2 board with SFF-8639 connector. These in a similar fashion to Thunderbolt controllers are certified only to work with some (vendor specific firmware) boards like Asus or AsRock.

Intel 750 AIC is suggested simply based on two major factors - it's most trouble free NVMe drive around (AIC) and despite being a bit slower than 950Pro, it's server grade pedigree (basically re-badged P3600/700 IIRC) and reliability far outweighs perhaps 200MB/s more of Read performance on 950Pro side. Also solid heatsink which keep drive temp in check and availability of waterblocks are another two possible choices on the list "why 750". And lastly 750 is the only NVMe drive which offers SMART temp reading (with proper tool), something that 950 is seriously lacking.

950 isn't bad drive by any stretch. But if you ask me what I would pick for work, 100% I will pick 750 (Intel not new Samsung 750 wink.gif ).
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@Ypsylon, what are the odds that the thermal throttling of a 950 Pro would actually kick in? If a motherboard had an M.2 port explicitly, I would think then that would swing things back to the 950 Pro as reliability shouldn't be an issue anymore? Temperature would be all that's left.
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950 Pro is much more power efficient (draws significantly less power than 750) than insanely hot 951 OEM and as such odds of throttling are much, much lower. Still if there is enough factors at play throttling always is a possibility (reaching 102C on 750 is pretty much impossible). Let's be honest here M.2s are usually put in such tight spaces between slots where not much airflow is present in best of circumstances.

I wouldn't for example put 950 under SLI/CF Titans/Fury - hot air bubble. Without any airflow there is always medium level of heat present. With serious load hitting about 65-70C is normal thing which is insane (open test bench, 1 VGA, no forced airflow) but well within thermal limits. You can't even use small copper radiators on the drive because it would void warranty, which is a bummer - or obstruct card above.

Me personally hate M.2 as a whole concept is nonsense in desktop PC. There is no effective way of cooling something buried deep inside motherboard, there is not enough real-estate for multiple ports - even if manufacturers finally jump to XL-ATX as standard form factor. Even more stupid is that M.2 drives are most often significantly more expensive than 2.5" (at least where I live).
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