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SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 512GB boot drive just for gaming rig yhay or ney?

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA12K3UZ3013&cm_re=nvme_pro-_-0D9-0009-000T0-_-Product

I'm thinking of getting one of these as a boot drive for my gaming pc? is it much faster than my current TLC Mushkin SSD? is it worth it?
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Loading times will be faster, I like mine thumb.gif
Haven't done any measurements though.
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You won't notice a difference in real world gaming at least not to warrant the high price tag. I bought one recently and I didn't see much difference in gaming.
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Originally Posted by Legonut View Post

Loading times will be faster, I like mine thumb.gif
Haven't done any measurements though.

so there IS a perceivable difference with a normal ssd correct?
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I am not sure...if you are used to a modern SATA based SSD, and moving to a NVM Express one, there is not much of a difference in gaming. But if you got the cash, then why not get it?

I noticed a difference in the performance of my virtual machine lab I run on my workstation using NVM Express PCIE based flash, that is what I use it for. But for games, there might be a difference, but not one I have been able to notice....
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To be honest not noticed a big difference. System has always been SATA SSD based and 850 Evo was boot drive. Moved to 950 Pro few days ago and done a clean reinstall and being honest no difference. If anything the 850 Evo booted a tiny bit quicker. For games not seeing any major difference either though to be fair loading times in most games were more then nice
     
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so there IS a perceivable difference with a normal ssd correct?
You shave off several seconds at most from what ive noticed but nothing really ground breaking since we become cpu bound. Framerate wise you wont feel as much spiking on games with big maps when you are moving around
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I decided to pull the trigger and buy it. ebay has it for 330USD just bought it with paypal for 55$ for 6 months. Thanks guys for the inputs thumb.gif
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Against a single SSD you'll notice a bump in loading times and boot speed. I was using RAID0 on 2x SSD's and didn't notice a thing really. Then i installed BF4 on it......that sure loads up fast i can tell you when joining online matches. biggrin.gif
 
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