You speaking of the 960 or the 950? In the 960 Pro line the smallest is 512 GB. The Evo comes in smaller but smaller is for chumps. You will eventually want/need it so just go big.So I have been researching .M2 drives now. Since my board supports the new fast ones, the Samsung 960 Pros support the high speeds. I am looking at a 256gig model, since I just use it for WoW and my 128gig model has plenty of room. After researching the 960 series and up are what you want to use, the other are limited by the SATA III speeds.
Sorry 960 Evo. I thought it said Pro because of the black line. Dem speeds doe.You speaking of the 960 or the 950? In the 960 Pro line the smallest is 512 GB.
Does my board support the faster 960 or no?Well the .m2 EVO is a great deal right now for 500gigs:
It's tempting to jump on, but I want the faster speeds since my board supports it.
Even that .M2 would outperform a normal SSD. Plus let's face it, no wires to run sata or power.
1 x M.2 x4 Socket 3, with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIE mode)*1Does my board support the faster 960 or no?
http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2947712/sata-ssd.htmlI agree, I was going to get a pcix m2 add on card. The 2,000 Mb/sec sound good. But then in real world benchmarks there realy is ZERO noticable difference in boot times (SATA faster due to set up of m2 on boot) and game and app load times all about the same. It seems the OS is the bottleneck, once you hit like 300 Mb/sec going to 2,000MB/sec really does not load things in day to day computing any faster.
About the only real benifit would be a file transfer from one M2 drive to another. That would be better but other than that cherry picked scenario most users wont feel a big difference vs older SATA based SSDs. Which is a shame. So yea not going to waste money on it.
http://imgur.com/a/wJJAtI added heatsinks to my sm951 NVMe and it improved temps quite a bit Running a 3 pass test with CrystalDiskMark Before Heatsinks: start 60C by the end of the test 90C After Heatsinks: start 40C by the end of the test 58C This is with no additional air blowing over the sm951 in either case, with motherboard sitting outside the case