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    Samsung starts mass production of SM951 2,150MB/s PCIe M.2 SSD

    Drive is up to 30 per cent faster and 50 per cent more energy efficient than predecessor.
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    Re: Samsung starts mass production of SM951 2,150MB/s PCIe M.2 SSD

    I wonder how much these would be

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    Re: Samsung starts mass production of SM951 2,150MB/s PCIe M.2 SSD

    Now, this is getting confusing. SSD's have no fixed look anymore. Some want to look like Graphics cards, some want to look like RAM!

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    Re: Samsung starts mass production of SM951 2,150MB/s PCIe M.2 SSD

    Still 512G maximum, still OEM-only.

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    Re: Samsung starts mass production of SM951 2,150MB/s PCIe M.2 SSD

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    Now, this is getting confusing. SSD's have no fixed look anymore. Some want to look like Graphics cards, some want to look like RAM!
    Most of the look of an SSD is cosmetic. Unless there's no space for cosmetics, as is the case for mSATA and M.2 drives.

    Take this brand new, sweet looking Plextor PCIe SSD - scroll to the bottom and you'll see that under the heatsinkery, it's just... a M.2 SSD like this Samsung.

    Here's the inside of a brand new Samsung 850 Pro.

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    Re: Samsung starts mass production of SM951 2,150MB/s PCIe M.2 SSD

    For the price this little device is going to set you back a resilient socket connection with a protective case is not much to ask for - something we could stack or fit into a 2.5 inch bay caddy, looks too SATA-ish and they split on the PCB at which point as everyone knows it is a very expensive brick after a bit of cable pulling. I would rather see a proprietory cable to PCIe interface and the device be secured somewhere safe where the next card change will not snap it. As it is it looks like a noname EIDE card to SATA card plugged into the back of a drive, they last about the first day you use them then the cable weight breaks the card off.

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    Re: Samsung starts mass production of SM951 2,150MB/s PCIe M.2 SSD

    Quote Originally Posted by KendrickDM View Post
    For the price this little device is going to set you back a resilient socket connection with a protective case is not much to ask for - something we could stack or fit into a 2.5 inch bay caddy, looks too SATA-ish and they split on the PCB at which point as everyone knows it is a very expensive brick after a bit of cable pulling. I would rather see a proprietory cable to PCIe interface and the device be secured somewhere safe where the next card change will not snap it. As it is it looks like a noname EIDE card to SATA card plugged into the back of a drive, they last about the first day you use them then the cable weight breaks the card off.
    You do know that these are secured in place with a screw and you never move them don't you?
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    Re: Samsung starts mass production of SM951 2,150MB/s PCIe M.2 SSD

    So when are they going to release fast SATA-e drives? Are they even going to do that, or is it all just going to be m.2?

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    Re: Samsung starts mass production of SM951 2,150MB/s PCIe M.2 SSD

    I imagine that M.2 will be a good way to go as the costs are cheap for the benefits. Standard connector, no casing etc. If your motherboard supports it it's a decent way to get a decent boot drive. M.2 IS Sata-e basically anyway
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    Re: Samsung starts mass production of SM951 2,150MB/s PCIe M.2 SSD

    Quote Originally Posted by davesom555 View Post
    So when are they going to release fast SATA-e drives? Are they even going to do that, or is it all just going to be m.2?
    M2 looks like the way to go, just lays flat against the motherboard like an mSATA or mPCI-E card, multiple form factors for every machine size, easy to install etc.

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    Re: Samsung starts mass production of SM951 2,150MB/s PCIe M.2 SSD

    While it would be nice to have more SATAe drives on the market, the way they use ports is not that welcome for people who want to add multiple drives to consumer systems through native controllers. Of course aftermarket controllers can be used, but it's still a nuisance IMHO.

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    Re: Samsung starts mass production of SM951 2,150MB/s PCIe M.2 SSD

    Quote Originally Posted by davesom555 View Post
    So when are they going to release fast SATA-e drives? Are they even going to do that, or is it all just going to be m.2?
    When are they going to release *any* SATA Express drives? Seems DoA to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    You do know that these are secured in place with a screw and you never move them don't you?
    No and niether do you since they are not out yet.

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    Re: Samsung starts mass production of SM951 2,150MB/s PCIe M.2 SSD

    it is m.2 so 3dcandy is correct, it will be the same as the model it replaces.

    and considering pictures have been released to backup what everyone bar one smart arse (you) knew...

    http://mms.businesswire.com/media/20...jpg?download=1

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    Re: Samsung starts mass production of SM951 2,150MB/s PCIe M.2 SSD

    I think all Hexus editors should be called in for a meeting and have NVMe technology explained to them and how important it is. Why was NVMe not mentioned in this article? Why were recent PCIe SSD drives not slated for not having NVMe support in your recent reviews? You are doing a disservice to your readership for not pointing out what is and isn't revolutionary and therefore what is worth or not worth the price premium.

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    Re: Samsung starts mass production of SM951 2,150MB/s PCIe M.2 SSD

    Quote Originally Posted by KendrickDM View Post
    No and niether do you since they are not out yet.
    M.2 drives are screwed in. Hence the notch at the top of the drive.

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