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  1. U

    What should I do with a suspect HP EX950 SSD?

    Hey everyone. So I built my wife a computer last month, and I had used the HP EX950 SSD in it. However, it appeared to develop write errors early on & attempts to cool it off with heatsinks & fans didn't seem to prevent that. I even tried doing the firmware fix that's been floating around. I've...
  2. A

    Question Am I benching this NVMe wrong?

    I'm seeing low numbers vs AnandTech's review of the 512GB Samsung 950 Pro (https://www.anandtech.com/show/9702/samsung-950-pro-ssd-review-256gb-512gb). But I've never properly benchmarked a drive before, plus my test rig is bit lower tier than the reviewer's (though same generation). I'm either...
  3. G

    Question How best to benchmark test NVMe in Linux?

    I am running Ubuntu 18.04 in a fairly new system. I recently bought a Samsung 970 EVO Plus to do some speed tests for work. While trying different things and not getting the results I wanted, I stumbled upon the great write up here...
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    Question Why Transcend 220S nvme speed very slow on AMD system?

    I have tried to benchmark my Transcend 220S. The expected result on the nvme benchmark should be read ~3000MB/s and write ~2000MB/s. But what I got is read/write ~200MB/s. (testing on CrystalDiskMark and HD Tune Pro) I have tried to flash the new version of BIOS, OC the ram clock, manually set...
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    Question An MS Update on Wed 14th made my 950 Pro Unbootable!?

    Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3P, i3-6100 & i7-6700K, DDR4 2400MHz C15 4GBx2 950 Pro 256GB Windows 7 Pro (legit ;p) SSD's are GPT and NVME. Two computers; one i3 and one i7. Built about a month apart, about a three years ago. Now in to different homes. On Wed the 14th both compputer's owners called with...
  6. EXCellR8

    Solved! Expanding Booting Windows 10 Partition on Larger Capacity SSD

    Finally made the switch to an NVMe drive from a regular SATA-III SSD since the prices have come down, but I overlooked something. Macrium Reflect wouldn't allow me to edit the size of the partition that contains Windows when I cloned it over. I was trying to jog my memory but I thought that this...
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    Solved! PCIe lanes for beginners

    Good evening everyone, I hope I am posting on the right forum. If not please redirect me and I will be happy to correct my mistake. I would like to understand more about PCIe lanes. And I would like to use my current (old) build as an example to see if my 48h of googl'ing has made me any wiser...
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    Question Which one is a better SSD from Intel DC P3600 1.2TB and Intel DC P4510 1TB?

    I have two options as a primary boot SSD for my CAD workstation: 1. Intel P3600 1.2TB, and 2. Intel P4510 1TB. Which one is better in terms of reliability, versatility, durability and performance? (Price is no issue..) As per specs; P3600 is 20nm MLC and P4510 is 64-Layer 3D TLC. Which one can...
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    Question Which SSD for my Acer Nitro 5 Ryzen 5 Laptop (Nitro AN515-42)?

    I have Acer Nitro 5 Ryzen 5 Laptop (Nitro AN515-42). It only Comes with HDD 1TB. 1.is it possible to add 1TB SSD on Laptop Extra ( Without making warranty void )? 2.What is the maximum capacity of SSD my Laptop Can support? 3.Is it possible to make that SSD Primary (Bootable) to install windows...
  10. incloud

    Nvme Support on Asus Maximus VI Formula

    Hi guys, I've been trying for weeks to get my Asus Maximus VI Formula bios to see my new EVO 970 SSD and am at my wits end. I've managed to create and flash a custom bios with the added Nvme support, cloned my drive, enabled and disabled CPM, pretty much everything I can find online. I didn't...
  11. Moggy

    Suggestions & improvements on my PC build please :-)

    Hello all ! :) need some help please... Any suggestions to improve or get more balance in the system i'm building, are very welcome, thank you in advance! I want to use the PC to play an occasional light game and use my PC mainly for data storage; movies, music, photo's, in this order. There's...
  12. D

    2x NVME RAID 0 and Boot Issues

    Hi, I have a I7-8200X and a X299 Gigabyte Gaming 7 Pro motherboard. It has 2x 512 SM961 NVME M.2 drives running in RAID 0 and is the boot drive. About every other day my desktop will reboot overnight into the BIOS and says it cannot detect the drives. After turning my desktop off for 15 seconds...
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    m.2 SSDs and CPU lanes vs Chipset Lanes

    I've seen many reviews of motherboards briefly point out, when motherboards have one or more m.2 slots, which slots utilize PCIe lanes from the CPU and which slots use lanes from the Chipset. I agree that having lanes that directly interface with the CPU as opposed to through the Chipset sounds...
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    Gigabyte GA-X399 GAMING 7 M.2 Raid O Bootable

    Hello, I am trying to buy a system from www.overclockers.co.uk using the Gigabyte GA-X399 GAMING 7 AMD X399 (Socket TR4) ATX Motherboard and I asked them to do 2 Samsung 960 EVO Polaris 1TB M.2 2280 PCI-e 3.0 x4 NVMe in Raid 0 as a bootable drive. They have just come back to me and said they...
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    Is m.2 nvme overkill what I need?

    I currently edit footage taken from the GH5 which can record up to 400 Mbps. Samsung 850 Evo can already hit read/write speeds of 500 Mbps so would that be enough to smoothly edit my footages off of or would the Samsung 960 pro still benefit me? Plus there is a very nice sale for the 1tb models...
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    Windows 10 Pro installation from flash failed

    Brand new build: ASUS Z370-E Gaming 32GB Corsair DDR4-2600 i7-8700K, temp below 30C in BIOS Samsung 960 Pro NVME, temp VERY cool Windows 10 Flash Drive, using 64 bit I have built a couple dozen systems in the past, but none with Windows 10, none with from a flash drive, and none to an NVME...
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    Need Advice about motherboard for LIDAR Surveying

    I am spec'ing out a computer for my work desktop PC that my company will purchase. I am processing very large LIDAR point clouds for surveying purposes. Please advise on where I can go to compare motherboards. I would like to have a complete list of motherboards that have these boxes checked...
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    Is having 2 NVME drives worthwhile (based on pcie lanes)

    I'm looking at an AMD AM4 motherboard and would like to use 2 NVME drives (one for OS and one for Adobe Premiere files/scratch), but I can't figure out whether I can really get the benefit from them based on motherboard/Ryzen architecture We can use the ASRock Killer as an example...
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    Samsung 960 evo boot problem with mobo Gigabyte 970 gaming

    Hi, I installed windows 7 64bit on this samsung ssd via diskpart,i have loaded as well the nvme drivers,i can see the driver in bios mode but it cannot boot the windows.So i just want to ask if there is any possibility that this mobo does not support nvme drivers as booting devices and sees...
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    Can't boot with more than 16 NVMe cards

    I have a SuperMicro X10DRX MOBO and I'm trying to utilize 6 Amfeltec Squid PCIe carrier boards that have 4 Samsung 960 PRO M.2 NVMe cards each. So far, I haven't been able to boot the machine with more than 16 NVMe cards. It doesn't matter if I use 4,5, or 6 carrier boards as long as I don't use...
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    GA-880GMA-USB3 and NVMe drives

    Looking to upgrade my 120GB SSD and would like to know if the newer NVMe drives would work with this MB. I know the PCIEeX1 would not be as fast as this drive can go but I am looking to upgrade the MB in the near future. Running Windows 10. Any issues I am missing?
  22. douglaswilliams

    Ideal block size for a modern NVMe SSD?

    Hello. I'm cloning Win10 installation on a new PC from a hard drive to a Samsung 960 Evo. It seems like I've heard that block size (or sector size? ... or page size?) should be different for performance reasons on a hard drive vs SSD. 1. If I just clone the HDD to the SSD, will it copy over...
  23. Captain Brock

    NVMe OS and Data Drive

    Greetings! I have installed Windows 7 on a GigaByte Z270 board with a 960 EVO NVMe drive (no mean feat). The OS is on a 100GB partition, with a second partition of 130GB. My question is: Shall I use that second partition on the same drive for my data drive? Or should I use a completely separate...
  24. K

    Samsung 960 PRO m.2 NVMe and CPU spikes

    I'm not sure if this is really the right forum or not for this, honestly. Apologies if so. Thus far I've root caused sporadic CPU spikes down to the m.2 drive itself. I recently built a new system using a Ryzen 1800X, and MSI X370 Titanium motherboard. My issue is that when loading an...
  25. MajinCry

    Best <£120 M2 SSD For Read Perf?

    With games getting huge (Fallout 4 is over 30-bloody-GB in size), I figured I'd best buy an SSD to go along with my RAMDisk. Use the RAMDisk for the important files, and the SSD for the rest I can't fit in. Was eyeing the 960 EVO, but those random read speeds seem completely wank: The SM961...
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    Dual drives and nvme

    I have always set windows up (since Win3.1!) with dual drives. One for the OS and one for temp files, browser cache, swap, spool, etc. I have monitored it with tools and the two drives seem to be about equal with R/W. I even did this with SSDs and it seemed make my computer run faster. I am...
  27. CyberCat3

    2 * Samsung 960 EVO 250 gb in raid 0

    Hi, I would like to get a really nice SSD setup, but I was wondering, would 2 * Samsung 960 EVO 250 gb in RAID 0 be better or worse than a single 960 EVO 500 gb? I know RAID 0 doubles the chance for your storage setup to die but does this count for SSD's? Since they wear off in a different way...
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    Do NVMe SSDs Require Cooling?

    Typically components do not unless OC'd. I am not aware of the enthusiast arena OC'ing SSD's yet (not the bulk anyway), which leads me to suspect that there is no need to overclock them for normal use. But would an NVMe SSD ever have to thottleback with normal use does anyone know? If...
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    Should I use Intel RST?

    hey all, I a putting my new rig together and I am wondering if I should try to use intel rapid storage or not. I've never used it before but am certainly willing to try if there are benefits. I have the following drives that will be installed: 960 evo 500g (boot drive) 2x 850 evo 500g 840 evo...
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    Budget M2 SSD, which one of those should I get?

    I'm buying a ROG Strix GL502VM 15.6" for casual gaming and general tasks, and I want to buy one of those 3 SSD below. For sure I want the cheapest one, and I know NVME is faster, but I don't know if in my case it will make a difference. Crucial MX300 275GB M.2 (2280) SATA III - $67.99 Intel...
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    ASRock Z170 Extreme 7+/Samsung 950 PRO Freezing

    First, my setup: Mobo: ASRock Z170 Extreme 7+ (BIOS Version 7.10) Processor: Intel Core i5 6600K 3.5 GHz HDDs: 1x Samsung 950 Pro M.2 256GB; 1x Intel 320 Series 80GB; 2x 1TB WD Black Memory: 4x 4GB G.Skill DDR4 3000 I recently purchased the 950 Pro to replace the Intel SSD as my boot drive...
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    I have to boot my computer twice to get to Windows. Why? (M.2 NVME SSD primary boot drive)

    Hello friends, I have the weirdest problem! I have an Asus Z170I Pro Gaming motherboard with an M.2 slot where I have placed a 512GB Samsung 950 pro as my primary OS drive. My secondary is a Samsung 850 pro SSD. Every single time I boot the system, it goes straight to BIOS. Every.Single.Time...