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I think this is the right time to start the official OCN thread of the Samsung 960 PRO and 960 EVO NVMe SSD's.

Amazon said they plan to start selling them on the 6th of December, and I know some members here already seem to have them. Since these new SSD's are based on a completely new controller, they do not fit well with the previous 950 Pro series. So a new Owners thread is in order.

More info:
1. It has been determined by at least one member that the new 960 series does NOT boot on older BIOS only hardware such as the x58 chipset. Confirmation is needed from more OCN members though please. ALSO, see Jan 1st edit below.
2. New Magician 5.0 software released today on November 28th 2016.

EDIT: Jan 1st, 2017
Found this interesting information on new years day, its a method to boot the 960 SSD on older bios systems apparently, but I have not verified if it works or not. I hope someone can verify this method and comment on the thread how easy or hard it is to do.
https://audiocricket.com/2016/12/31/booting-samsung-sm961-on-asus-p6t-se-mainboard/
EDIT2: July 15th, 2017
Well this DUET UEFI boot on older hardware works far better than I expected it to. In the many years I have had my system, Xeon + x58 + 12GB DDR3 I have never seen it run this good before. Shaved time off my bootup as well. Well worth the investment.



Samsung 960 webpage HERE!

Samsung Driver / Firmware / Magician Download page HERE! (NOTE: Always download and install the latest Magician software, because it is the only way to know when new drivers OR firmware becomes available)

Let the 960 series Owners now come forth and share their performance results and experiences please. Thank you very much.





Satellite NOT Included! biggrin.gif

Edited by }SkOrPn--' - 7/15/17 at 1:43am
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Just as a note, clubs/threads can't be tagged Official unless a section editor approves of it (or a section mod if there aren't any editors).
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Just as a note, clubs/threads can't be tagged Official unless a section editor approves of it (or a section mod if there aren't any editors).

OK thank you, I just spoke with a admin and I thought he told me to start this thread first. So I need to remove just the part about official, right? Then the admin can change it later if they so wish.
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Just as a note, clubs/threads can't be tagged Official unless a section editor approves of it (or a section mod if there aren't any editors).

I find the "Official" pointless to be honest. It's a discussion forum, nor an official document from Samsung. "Official" adds nothing to the table in a message board discussion thread unless it was some official statement from a company addressing something.

 

Just my 2 cents

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I find the "Official" pointless to be honest. It's a discussion forum, nor an official document from Samsung. "Official" adds nothing to the table in a message board discussion thread unless it was some official statement from a company addressing something.

Just my 2 cents
It's meant to be official in the capacity of "This is OCN's official thread for this", not "This is Samsung's own official thread here", if that makes sense, so that there aren't multiple clubs/threads on the same thing.
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Figured it out, I removed the official tag. Thanks for the heads up.

I just want to start seeing REAL info on this SSD from people who claim to OWN them. However, talk of this SSD is already poisoning other SSD threads and taking them off topic. Its more then an appropriate time to start a thread just for this amazing SSD. I am sure others agree. thumb.gif
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It's meant to be official in the capacity of "This is OCN's official thread for this", not "This is Samsung's own official thread here", if that makes sense, so that there aren't multiple clubs/threads on the same thing.

Yeah good point, then they should actually read "[Official] Samsung 960 Pro OCN Owners Club", haha...
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It's meant to be official in the capacity of "This is OCN's official thread for this", not "This is Samsung's own official thread here", if that makes sense, so that there aren't multiple clubs/threads on the same thing.

oh ok, thanks for the clarification

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Really excited for a 512GB Pro yessir.gif
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Really excited for a 512GB Pro yessir.gif
Me too, but I think I will have to limit myself to the EVO for cost reasons. thumb.gif
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