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post #11 of 1822
Waiting for the 960 Pro 512GB biggrin.gif
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post #12 of 1822
I have seen one reference in the 950 thread that the 960 does not boot on X58. Would be nice to verify this 100% by hearing from multiple sources who actually own both. Or is there already confirmation elsewhere on the internets?
post #13 of 1822
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I have seen one reference in the 950 thread that the 960 does not boot on X58. Would be nice to verify this 100% by hearing from multiple sources who actually own both. Or is there already confirmation elsewhere on the internets?
Yeah confirmation will come eventually, we just have to wait for this to hit the shelves in mass. I personally have a hard time believing that Samsung dropped support for older systems entirely though. Why in the world would you limit your sales to just new systems when the only real requirement is PCIe and only PCIe? That is exactly like GPU manufacturers making new GPU's work only on PCIe 3.0 and not the millions of systems with only PCIe 2.0. But since this 960 series has a new controller it very well could be concentrating on the new UEFI technologies and not have backwards compatibility. This would mark the first time in computer history that a storage company did not build in backwards compatibility for consumer level IDE legacy support though. Which seems highly unlikely to me.

The weird thing is building in legacy bios support does nothing what so ever to performance numbers on newer systems. So dropping support for legacy systems does only one possible thing, lose you millions of dollars. Seems crazy for a business to do that intentionally....
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post #14 of 1822
Finally obtaining my Samsung 960 Evo tomorrow guys smile.gif


post #15 of 1822
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Finally obtaining my Samsung 960 Evo tomorrow guys smile.gif



Congratulations, lets hope the wait was worth it for you thumb.gif

And lets also hope stock does not fall short right away.
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post #16 of 1822
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Congratulations, lets hope the wait was worth it for you thumb.gif

And lets also hope stock does not fall short right away.

Well with some luck i can grab another with a higher capacity at a later date but via a phone call to the company i bought it from there is an apparent shortage of V-Nand

this is live from the website that i purchased it from

like you said hopefully the stock doesn't fall short

"November 2016 Update

Due to NAND chip shortages across the industry, Samsung has delayed availability of this range until late November / early December.

We understand this comes as a disappointment to our customers. Unfortunately this will affect all sellers of this drive worldwide. SPAN.COM will be one of the first stores anywhere to stock this item and at a very competitive price. To ensure you receive yours as soon as possible, we strongly recommend ordering online today, as shortages are expected to continue until well into 2017."
post #17 of 1822
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Well with some luck i can grab another with a higher capacity at a later date but via a phone call to the company i bought it from there is an apparent shortage of V-Nand

this is live from the website that i purchased it from

like you said hopefully the stock doesn't fall short

"November 2016 Update

Due to NAND chip shortages across the industry, Samsung has delayed availability of this range until late November / early December.

We understand this comes as a disappointment to our customers. Unfortunately this will affect all sellers of this drive worldwide. SPAN.COM will be one of the first stores anywhere to stock this item and at a very competitive price. To ensure you receive yours as soon as possible, we strongly recommend ordering online today, as shortages are expected to continue until well into 2017."

Yep, new NAND type usually does result in early shortages until during off season when less people are buying them and they catch up to normal demands and then manufacture a surplus for future products. Not only that but OEM's are probably getting first crack at them I assume, assuming there are OEM versions being made.

I plan on getting two of these PCIe ssd's, but I might just replace my 850 ssd with a 950 since I know for fact it boots on my system. Then populate the second slot with the 960 just for local storage. Then once this machine gets retired and replaced with a Z270 board transfer both the 950 and 960 to the new system, and then hope Optane isn't far behind, lol. My entire upgrade path relies on Optane support being fully implemented on my next system and I don't think that is coming before we see Z270.
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post #18 of 1822
Im waiting patiently for NCIX Canada to get stock of the 512GB 960 Pro. Thats the one im getting if i can get one before year end as my company has the $$$ to spend so i need to spend it this year rolleyes.gifbiggrin.gif
Otherwise if i cannot then a 950 Pro will have to do sadly.
I check with my Account manager weekly and also keep tabs on Newegg.ca and CanadaComputers. Anywhere else i should look to find one?
   
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post #19 of 1822
Here you go guys just arrived around 1 hour ago

Happy man wont be testing today probs around the weekend

sorry for bad pictures iphones are terrible


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dang that thing is small, lol... The pictures seem to make it look bigger, haha.
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