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This review is from: M.2 NGFF PCIe 4 LANE SSD to PCIE 3.0 x4 & NGFF to SATA Adapter for Samsung xp941
Pros: Small in size. You can mount 2 SSDs on it.
Cons: The M2 sockets are a bit trickey to mount your SSD. Carefully check alignment, and flip down, and bolt down to the board.
Other Thoughts: Works with Samsung 950 Pro M2 SSDs. Seems to handle the speed OK. There is a small green LED that is very bright, and
flashes with any system access to the board. Along with the second M2 socket, there seems to be some sort of small
edge connector on the upper part of the board. It looks like maybe a SATA connector or something like that. There is
absolutely no documentation that comes with this board, so you have to figure out how to attach the rear panel plate.
It ships from China mainland so there is a lot of bureaucracy to get the part through customs. Allow an extra week for
delivery. When are they come out with a board with 8 M2 slots on it? I'd be all over that.
Pros: Extreamly fast. 512Gbyt. Very small in size.
Cons: Somewhat tricky to install in it's socket. Carefully watch the aligment, and flip it down, and bolt it down.
Other Thoughts: The first thing you need to do before anything else is download Samsung Magician, Samsung Data Migration Tool, and the 950 drivers. The Data Migration tool made transfering the OS from my old disk to this new SSD virtuaqlly painless. It took 30 minutes for the tool to migrate all my OS data to the new 950 SSD. I then powered down the rig, and pulled out the old OS disk, and powered back up. The system booted up oblivious to the fact that it was now hosted in a new 950 SSD. Everything went off without a hitch. I immediately ran Crystal Disk benchmark, and got 1508MB/s write, and 1606Mb/s read. I'm running PCIx2.0 on my MOBO, so at 1600Mb/s the bus is saturated. I need to go to a PCI3.0 MOBO. The data migration tool is very Samsung focused, and will only copy to a target drive that is a Samsung disk, so you cant use this tool for general OS copying. The 950 will run in a PCI slot cranked down to x1, but you will get only 416MB/s read, and 320MB/s write. In general the system performs noticably faster, the 950 seems to run fairly cool, only slightly warm to the touch.
All in all this is a very good buy, and very high performance.
Pros: USB 3.0+ a charging port. Solid plastic case. Right size. Hefty power supply.
Cons: Can't think of any. But I'll watch the power supply. There's a lot of bad power supplies floating around these days. It's easy to get another 12V power supply though.
Other Thoughts: The ports are arranged 3+1 charging port on one side, and 4 ports on the other side. It fits perfectly on top of the LCD monitor stand under the monitor. The 4 ports pointing to under the monitor can have all manor of USB doo dads plugged in to these ports and still have 3 ports pointing out towards you for plugging in Thumb drives, and all manor of other things. Very nice.READ FULL REVIEW