Sure but at least there's support for the protocol which allows booting from the drive.Says so on F6 BIOS, but again i can only get up to 10 Gb/'s no matter what.
Maximum performance is possibly still limited by other hardware controllers. An important one being the DMI chipset which is limited to 2Gb/s on most Intel based boards for now.
Either way, I consider 10Gb/s stellar performance, don't you ?
That's what I think as well. I haven't gone through all the specs ofyour board but it sounds as if it's capped by PCIe Gen 2 limitations.I believe my board was meant more for older M.2's before Samsung 950 Pro.
I could well be wrong though.
I know that you could go up to the theoretical 32Gb/s limit with the latest bios updates and adaptor cards offered for all Asus boards sporting either an X99 chipset or a Z97.
There's also a MB manufacturer which offers boosted M2 ports. I think it's MSI, haven't checked that yet.
No idea how well those perform in real life though.
I suppose this is the one you're running now : Samsung MZ-V5P256BW ?
With an MTBF of 1.500.000 hours I think you'll have changed the current MB for a more compatible one long before the drive dies, right ?
If it's any consolation, using my current MB it'll likely not even be bootable......
I did but thought you hadn't changed them yet.Check my specs.
So I assumed you had it running and had benchmarked it. No big deal really.
But short of trying it out or asking questions on perhaps the MB manufacturer's forum it's hard to tell with so little information on these drives for now.
You know, that QVL list is just what they certify to work.
Since the MB supports NVMe protocol, X99 and will use the PCIe Gen 3 bandwidth and so on it might well be worth it to at least ask around. Up to you of course but that's what I'd do.
Over here in Europe those drives sell for roughly 200$ including VAT. While not exactly cheap it's still extremely good value.
Sorry about the misunderstanding,
It is not "capped" at 10 G/s. The 32 GB/s, this is the limit of the pcie interface on some mobo's, not the actual drive itself. The advertised speed of the 512 GB version is 2500 mb/s read and 1500 mb/s write. Here is the Samsung spec sheet...
Samsung SSD 850 PRO Specifications | Samsung SSD says 850 but it is 950 specs
You will not come close to saturating that with a 10 GB/s interface, let alone a 32 GB/s one.
Here is a pic of a 60 Gb file transfer between two 950 pros (512 gb versions) on my Asrock Extreme 7+, both drives are in M2 sockets and using the Samsung NVMe drivers...
Here is Samsung magician with link speeds
I am not obviously saying you should run out and buy the drive. But don't get caught up in 10 Gb/s versus 32 Gb/s link speeds, either would suffice to get maximum performance from the 950.