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  1.    16 Jan 2016 #1
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    What is the fastest drive config. ? Is it the M2 socket. Getting ready for new build,speed is my main goal,hate to wait for computer to boot.
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  2.    16 Jan 2016 #2
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    Well, Samsung offer particularly fast mSata - 951.
    https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/notebooks/cosmosIV-15/
    - look at the drop-down for mSata for example.

    Consider too the lifetime.. and how intensively it might be used.
    I'm no expert on this, so someone who's done more research may offer more advice.
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  3.    16 Jan 2016 #3
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    I would not worry about the lifetime of SSDs. I own more than half a dozen and the oldest is from 2008. None have ever failed.
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  4.    16 Jan 2016 #4
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    Latest Insider Build

    This is one quick M2 SSD:

    SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 512GB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V5P512BW

    SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 512GB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive MZ-V5P512BW - Newegg.com
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  5.    16 Jan 2016 #5
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    From that:
    Single review: SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 512GB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive MZ-V5P512BW - Newegg.com
    "
    Pros:
    -Very Fast
    -Small form factor
    -Draws low power

    Cons:
    Data migration tool causes system to crash/freeze (here data migration = transfer OS etc from HDD to SSD)
    Samsung's driver does not work well with windows 10
    Lacks driver/support software for some motherboard.
    Bios settings needs to be optimize for NVME

    Other Thoughts:
    Make sure to enable pcie 3.0 on your mother board or you will not get full speed."

    - any thoughts?

    (I've just ordered a laptop with 1Tb HDD + 256Gb drive using the Samsung 951.. now I'm starting to worry about Win 10 compatibility given that comment..!)
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  6.    16 Jan 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post

    Cons:
    Data migration tool causes system to crash/freeze (here data migration = transfer OS etc from HDD to SSD)
    I always use Acronis for this process - no failures yet

    Samsung's driver does not work well with windows 10
    it is working just fine for me right now

    Lacks driver/support software for some motherboard.
    ASUS X99 seems to be OK

    Bios settings needs to be optimize for NVME
    I installed drive, booted up and all was well - no BIOS tinkering - getting "full speed" from drive
    @dalchina - my post is based on my experience this week, certainly not meant to discredit your thoughts. The Pro 950 is a fairly new drive and as with all new items, not all info available covers all situations. Sometimes Google finds more opinions than facts...

    JMO - I'd not worry about the drive and Win 10.
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  7.    16 Jan 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by zplugger View Post
    What is the fastest drive config. ? Is it the M2 socket. Getting ready for new build,speed is my main goal,hate to wait for computer to boot.
    What are you using your PC for? Or what appls you plan to use? Is this a gaming system, video intensive, data intensive system?
    What is your expectation of boot time, 10 seconds, 15 seconds, 20 seconds, 30 seconds, 45 seconds?

    Speed is great but do you have any financial constraint on your build?
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  8.    16 Jan 2016 #8
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    Video intensive, data intensive system. hoping for 10 sec or less. No financial constraint on your build,only live life once.
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  9.    16 Jan 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by 24c View Post
    @dalchina - my post is based on my experience this week, certainly not meant to discredit your thoughts. The Pro 950 is a fairly new drive and as with all new items, not all info available covers all situations. Sometimes Google finds more opinions than facts...

    JMO - I'd not worry about the drive and Win 10.
    Thanks, SSD is new to me, I've ordered the custom PC as a replacement for a beginning to fail 6 year-old laptop, and thought I'd pick the Samsung. 1 (older) opinion is just that. Sure, other SSD is cheaper, but it's not a vast difference. (£5-£30 max difference for slower SSD than the 256Gb Samsung 951)

    Note: 256Gb to 512Gb is a much bigger step cost-wise.
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  10.    16 Jan 2016 #10
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    256 > 512 is a costly move. I doubt you could tell the difference in speeds with the human eye.
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