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  1. Join Date : Feb 2015
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       1 Week Ago #11

    New Samsung NVMe driver!!!


    Tool & Software | Download | Samsung V-NAND SSD

    NVMe DriverVersion 2.0 just came out today!!!
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  2.    1 Week Ago #12

    They have now released the 960.
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  3. Join Date : Sep 2015
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       1 Week Ago #13

    Guru has pulled the driver and Samsung gives me this at 5:00 AM:
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       1 Week Ago #14

    Slippery said: View Post
    Guru has pulled the driver and Samsung gives me this at 5:00 AM:
    Thanks for telling me.
    I don't need it, but living in Germany I'm awake before the US & Canada.
    I'll see if I can download it tomorrow when I wake up, then place it on my OneDrive, and post a sharing link, and keep it for 2-3 days before deleting the file and nuking the link ok.
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  5. Join Date : Sep 2015
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       1 Week Ago #15

    Thanks, I'll be watching for your link.
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       1 Week Ago #16

    Slippery said: View Post
    Thanks, I'll be watching for your link.
    Nothing to thank, I'm happy to do it, but let's see if I can get it first
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       1 Week Ago #17

    Samsung's 960 EVO SSD reviewed


    Samsung's 950 Pro was perhaps the first NVMe drive sold at a merely steep price point rather than a ludicrous one. Its recent follow-up, the 960 Pro, pushes the performance boundary even higher, but it does little to make NVMe more accessible to the masses. Builders can rejoice now, though, because last week Samsung launched the 960 Pro's little brother, the 960 EVO. In a radical departure from previous EVO drives, the latest drives are M.2 gumsticks with NVMe support. We've been graced with 250GB and 1TB samples to test for you, and a 500GB drive rounds out the lineup.
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    The 960 EVO shares much of the same underlying technology that powers the 960 Pro. As it did with its top-end 960 SSD, Samsung pairs 3D V-NAND and its Polaris controller. To make the EVO more affordable, that V-NAND uses a TLC configuration this time around rather than MLC, and that move lowers potential performance and endurance. To at least offset the speed loss, Samsung equips these EVO drives with TurboWrite, the company's proprietary pseudo-SLC caching scheme. This time around, they're calling it "Intelligent TurboWrite," and the technology does indeed sound like it's gotten a little smarter.
    Samsung's 960 EVO SSD reviewed - The Tech Report - Page 1


    Also from my favorite SSD site: Samsung 960 EVO M.2 NVMe SSD Review (250GB/1TB) | The SSD Review
    REPORT ANALYSIS AND FINAL THOUGHTSDuring todayís report the Samsung 960 EVO delivered some great results. It reached its rated read and write speeds of up to 3.2GB/s read and 1.9GB/s write. 4K QD1 read and write speeds were very good averaging about 50MB/s for read and 250MB/s for write, which is close to the Proís 63MB/s and nearly 300MB/s scores. The 960 EVOs IOPS results were very close to the rated scores of up to 330K/300K (250GB) and 380K/360K (1TB) and the 1TB model even hit 14K points in Anvil Storage utilities!Moving onto our traced based benchmarking, utilizing PCMark, we gained a bit better insight. With a score of 341K the 1TB 960 EVO scored the highest score we have ever seen in testing in PCMark Vantage. The 250GB model was very close as well, just a few K points away. PCMark 8ís extended testing revealed an interesting performance result. Compared to the competition, the 250GB modelís latency is much higher under heavy workloads. It did, however, recover quickly and the results during the recovery phases were much better than during the steady state and degrade portion. The 1TB model didnít seem to have the same issues as the 250GB in this test. It maintained competitive performance throughout the test. It even nearly tied with the 2TB 960 Pro as the best performing drive in the recovery rounds. After this, we showed how well the drives performed with PCMark 8 Standard. There the 960 EVOs were beat out by the OCZ RD400 and 950 and 960 Pros, but, the 1TB model did beat out the Intel 750 400GB. With overall average bandwidths of 486MB/s and 552MB/s, they both put on a good show and easily out performed their SATA counterparts.

    When we wrapped up our PCMark runs, we threw out 30GB transfer test at these bad boys to see how they held up to the challenge. The 1TB model tackled it with ease and averaged the same as the 2TB 960 Pro. The 250GB modelís Achilles heel was revealed in this test however. Its TurboWrite buffer is only 13GB, meaning that after that its write speed drops to just 300MB/s when you write to it anything past the 13GB mark. When transferring over the 30GB of movies it averaged 479MB/s, which placed it behind the SATA based 1TB 850 EVO on the chart. In addition to the performance results from the 960 EVO, the power consumption results were also good. At idle they were the lowest power consuming PCIe drives and looking at efficiency metrics, the 1TB was second to the 960 Pro and the 250GB model outperformed the Intel 750 and Kingston HyperX Predator.

    Finally, we wanted to show the base write performance of the 960 EVO to our audience, so we fired up HDTune. During the run the drives performed how they should. The 250GB modelís write performance dropped to 300MB/s after the initial SLC buffers and the 1TB model dropped down to 1200MB/s. Interestingly, however, the 1TB wound up dropping down a bit more to just over 1GB/s. Still, for the most part, that is more than enough for anyone use.
    FINAL THOUGHTS

    Sure, the 960 Pro offers you a few more MB/s bandwidth and higher IOPS and more consistent write performance over the 960 EVO, but with the extremely competitive pricing, we would recommend the EVO over the Pro more often than not. Unless higher endurance is needed or you are someone who wants the best of the best for that extra E-Peen, the EVO should be more than enough to satisfy. The Samsung 960 EVO is one of the best bangs for the buck in the high performance mainstream consumer category. Unless you are running heavy workloads, the Samsung 960 EVO should suite fine for almost any job you throw at it. Its speeds are blisteringly fast with read & write performance of up to 3.2GB/s & 1.9GB/s, it is efficient, and it could be the next SSD for you, especially if you are a Samsung SSD fan boy like so many are. If you are in the market to buy a new M.2 NVMe SSD, be sure toÖ


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       1 Week Ago #18

    First thing I did this morning, here you go, plus the video introducing the 960's for fun.
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    * Notice : The driver supports Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.
    **Recommended minimum system configuration is Intel Haswell Refresh Processor, 2GB RAM, 50MB free disk space and UEFI Bios v2.3.



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       1 Week Ago #19

    Okay I installed the new driver for my 512GB NVMe 950 Pro, anyone know what it improved?
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       1 Week Ago #20

    alkaufmann said: View Post
    Okay I installed the new driver for my 512GB NVMe 950 Pro, anyone know what it improved?
    I think it was just an update to account for the new 960's. If it does anything for the 950'S, I don't know.
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