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    ROG Guru: Black Belt Array Hopper64 PC Specs
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    New Samsung M.2 drives


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    ROG Enthusiast Array Karl-Johan PC Specs
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    Laptop (Model)Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 - 15" | Ryzen 5 | 8GB | 256GB
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    Memory (part number)G.Skill 64GB (8x16GB) DDR4 3600MHz CL16
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    Really tempting to get the 1TB one... Specs are good, really good.

    But I just got a I7-6900, Rampage V Edition 10 and the new Asus GFX 1080 Founders edition. It's getting expensive...
    Last edited by Karl-Johan; 06-23-2016 at 06:33 AM.

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    I believe SAMSUNG will release retail boxed version that is 960Pro

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    ROG Guru: Black Belt Array Hopper64 PC Specs
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    Yea. That's what I was thinking too.

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    I will wait for the successor to the 950 Pro. I don't think that one in the article has the new 48 layer 3d VNAND. I could be wrong though.
    Rampage VI Extreme bios 1503
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    I have a SM951 nvme, the benchmark result is good, but I don't really see any performance increase for gaming (loading time) and Windows 7 Boot up time compare to my 850 EVO 512GB.

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    Under Win 10 I have noticed a significant improvement in speed with my 950 Pro compared to my 2 850 Pros in RAID 0.
    Rampage VI Extreme bios 1503
    Core i9 7980XE @ 4.4ghz all cores
    64 gb Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 3600
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    2x Samsung 970 Pro 1tb NVME
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    1x Dell U3818DW 38" Curved Ultrawide and 2x Dell S2716DG 27" 1ms GSYNC 2560x1440 144 hz
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    ROG Enthusiast Array Karl-Johan PC Specs
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    Laptop (Model)Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 - 15" | Ryzen 5 | 8GB | 256GB
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    Memory (part number)G.Skill 64GB (8x16GB) DDR4 3600MHz CL16
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    Here's some benches for the SM961 1TB model. I just got to grab me one of those...

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    ROG Guru: Brown Belt Array Vlada011 PC Specs
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    Guys what you think between Samsung 950 PRO with driver support vs SM961 OEM M.2?
    What is better option... Looks like SM961 is little cheaper, 950PRO is available to me for 280 euro 512GB.
    Is it really SM961 better?


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    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array skypine27 PC Specs
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    I have the 1TB SM961 in my R5E and use it so far as only my Windows drive (though Star Citizen is also on it).

    Pros:
    1TB
    Looks nice (i.e. you cant see it hidden under a graphics card), makes for a clean windowed case build
    Fast
    Temp monitoring in AIDA 64 works.
    Doesn't get that hot at all when used mainly as a "read" i.e. boot drive.

    Cons:
    Samsung Magician software won't recognize it so you will never be able to update the firmware
    However, Samsung never even issues firmware updates for the OEM drives away.

    Magician Pic:


    a quick bench:

    Last edited by skypine27; 08-12-2016 at 12:31 PM.
    *CPU: Intel 7980XE @ 4.4ghz (by Core usage) w/ EK monoblock
    *Mobo: Asus Rampage VIE
    *RAM: 64GB DDR4 3000 G.Skill TridentZ
    *Graphics: Titan Xp w/EK block+backplate
    *Monitor: Dell Alienware AW3418DW @ 120hz
    *Storage OS: Samsung SM961 Pro (1TB) Windows 10
    *Storage Games Internal: 4TB 850 EVO RAID0
    *Storage Extermal: 32TB Raid0 (External USB 3.1 Box)
    *Case/PSU: Thermaltake V71 TG/RGB + 3 Rads (120mm, 360mm, 420mm) + Corsair AX1200i PSU

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