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So does anyone here who own the SM961 feel any visible improvement over 950 Pro on day to day task or gaming?




I referring to typical home desktop workload

Went from a 512GB SM951 to the 1TB SM961.

To answer your question:

NO

but honestly 1TB isn't even large enough for a Steam drive. So the bulk of my games are on a normal SSD i.e. A 2 TB 850 Evo.

I do think Windows might load 1 second quicker on the 961 than the 951 but that's about it.
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I'm not a big benchmark guy hence running them with Steam and other background apps on but just threw them there to show the % increase of the 961 vs the 951.


I'm confused on your PICE 3.0 comment.

The SM961 (that is the drive I benched and shared pics of) is an M2 drive and pluigged into my boards only m-2 slot. You and I have same
Mobo and the only m2 related option in our bios is to set a specific setting in Onboard Devices to "m2", which I have done. Have I missed another BIOS setting?

The only other internal drive present in a Samsung 850 EVO which is an SSD, but its a normal SATA-III type SSD drive.

SIde note:

I get a slightly higher burst today (forced the 6950x to run at full 40x multi in windows power management):

SM9612.jpg

But cant find anything related to an M-2 and PCIE 3.0

EDIT:

Ran AS SDD Bench on the SM961:

as-sdd.jpg

Another edit, the SM961 vs a regular 2TB 850 EVO:

M2VSSSD.jpg

The write speeds seem a lot better on the normal SSD? Is this normal?

Def not.




Make sure ur ssd is running at 3.0 x4 speeds. This is my 950pro 512GBgb
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To "fix" slow write on sm951 and sm961;




My sm961 1TB



post #124 of 190
Such fantastic number!


And yet really not much difference in real life daily task?
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Most "real" tasks are too complicated...the SATA SSDs are orders of magnitude better than HDDs in access times, and practically an order of magnitude (10x) in transfer speeds. You already rip most of the benefits, passing the ball to the CPU and/or reaching software limitations.

Going to a 4x PCIe SSD practically removes the delays in the file "transfer" phase from the equation, and just makes the CPU bound tasks, like file deployment/decompression for caching etc tasks the practical bottleneck: Something needs to "produce" those data at 2+ GB/s, and that something is simply not there, or the bulk of data simply doesn't reach the "many GBs" for it to matter.

If what you move around is in chunks of 200MB every few seconds, and it happens in 1/10th vs. 1/3rd of a second, it is not something to right home about.
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Such fantastic number!


And yet really not much difference in real life daily task?

Faster moving big files to my Areca 1883 with ssd's in raid-0. For videoedit. thumb.gif
post #127 of 190
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Faster moving big files to my Areca 1883 with ssd's in raid-0. For videoedit. thumb.gif

The one thing I really noticed moving from a Samsung 830 Pro to a 950 Pro was much faster copies of large files to my NAS. With large files I have seen network copies at a very steady 1.2 GB/s, off of a single drive! biggrin.gif

Coping large numbers of smaller files is the same as always though, still bouncing around 5-100 MB/s. frown.gif

Of course you need something pretty fast on the other end too, I have an Adaptech 71605 with 8x HDD in RAID6 and a 20Gbps link to my server.
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And yet really not much difference in real life daily task?
Not much if any difference apart from large files as noted in the previous posts.

I ended up selling my 950 pro and going back to my 840 pro and didn't see much difference. I didn't do that many large transfers; just typical gaming, movies, etc.

It certainly helps though if you want to rid yourself of a SATA device.
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Hey guys thanks for the info about checking that "write cache box" or whatever it was called for my SM961

New benches, just ran them now:

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What's game load times on this versus a typical SSD?
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