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Looks good, my drive will be in tomorrow. Going to use it for games so I'll pop it in this weekend.
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It's been a little more time now since I have my m.2 X400 512Gb and I have to say I love it!!! It keeps on holding its performances to 570 read / 515 write on AS SSD with my MSI Z97A Gaming 6.
I loaded a little more stuff on it now but it keep going strong, really a good drive I try to get data in and out of the drive to make sure since I want to get a second one for my other Z97 board and the prices being so low on newegg. thumb.gif I was scared at first by the TLC memory but I seriously am surprised and I never knew my 4 adata sp550 and 2 OCZ Trion 150 I use in my DL160 G6 are using TLC mem as well lol biggrin.gif I'm quite the doofus thumbsupsmiley.png
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Something seems to be very wrong with the m.2 on my board. The X400 is running about 50% speed and the 950 Pro can barely function. Not exactly the result I was hoping for.


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Something seems to be very wrong with the m.2 on my board. The X400 is running about 50% speed and the 950 Pro can barely function. Not exactly the result I was hoping for.


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Partition alignment is screwed up on the 950 pro and you have power savings features enabled on your mobo. Write speed on the x400 could be a host of things, but since you just got it I'm guessing you just wrote a lot of data to it? Remember it is still a TLC drive. After some work it will fill the SLC cache and drop to TLC speeds.

Guide on fixing alignment in storage essentials thread. Can't link atm, not home.
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Partition alignment is screwed up on the 950 pro and you have power savings features enabled on your mobo. Write speed on the x400 could be a host of things, but since you just got it I'm guessing you just wrote a lot of data to it? Remember it is still a TLC drive. After some work it will fill the SLC cache and drop to TLC speeds.

Guide on fixing alignment in storage essentials thread. Can't link atm, not home.

I wasn't worried about the partition alignment because it is cloned from a smaller drive but I'll check out fixing it. I discovered if I go into Samsung Magician both benchmark as normal so I don't know what the deal was with AS SSD, the X400 is empty.
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I wasn't worried about the partition alignment because it is cloned from a smaller drive but I'll check out fixing it. I discovered if I go into Samsung Magician both benchmark as normal so I don't know what the deal was with AS SSD, the X400 is empty.
You want to align it otherwise you are adding excess wear to your drive for no reason. What software did you clone with?

And try adjusting your power saving features and rebenching. Possibly just reformat the x400 and it will write faster.
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You want to align it otherwise you are adding excess wear to your drive for no reason. What software did you clone with?

And try adjusting your power saving features and rebenching. Possibly just reformat the x400 and it will write faster.

The X400 is showing as 560/525 in everything but AS/SSD. Will re-installing the OS fresh realign the 950 Pro properly? Some stuff like Office isn't working correctly with the cloned 950 drive so I think I'll just do a fresh format this weekend.
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The X400 is showing as 560/525 in everything but AS/SSD. Will re-installing the OS fresh realign the 950 Pro properly? Some stuff like Office isn't working correctly with the cloned 950 drive so I think I'll just do a fresh format this weekend.

Yeah, as long as you follow the steps to use the diskpart clean command in my guide, you should be good. http://www.thessdreview.com/ssd-guides/optimization-guides/complete-guide-to-speeding-up-your-pcs-boot-times/4/

 

Its strange that AS SSD is showing slow...though I see now it is version 1.9. I am using 1.8 so I wonder what will happen when i use the new one. hmm It should be fine. Nothing to worry about on the X400. 

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The m.2 version is on sale right now at newegg. $15 off.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1603942/newegg-sandisk-m-2-512gb-x400-ssd-114-99
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The m.2 version is on sale right now at newegg. $15 off.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1603942/newegg-sandisk-m-2-512gb-x400-ssd-114-99

I have this one, the m.2 512 Gb and it works great, only been good to me so far thumb.gif
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