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SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 2280 256GB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V5P256BW

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  • Samsung V-NAND Technology
  • PCIe 3.0 x 4, M.2 Gen 3
  • NVMe Read/Write Performance
  • Efficient Power management
  • M.2 2280 Form Factor
  • Free Download of Samsung Data Migration & Magician software for easy installation and management

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  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Super fast and but weird install method

Pros: -Great for mounting operating systems.
-Samsung data migration software is easy to use.

Cons: -none

Other Thoughts: -In my experience I've had to first install windows onto a SATA mechanical hardrive or ssd, once I've logged into windows I then use the Samsung data migration tool to clone the OS to the M.2 (You will need to install Samsung NVMe drivers for the software to detect it). Mobo can see it in bios but windows doesn't see is as a drive during install.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Way cool!

Pros: The future is in this very small SSD. Installed in a new build,worked perfect from the get go. Installed on a Gigabyte mobo with two M.2 install points. Did a Crystal mark test to make sure it was hitting the advertised numbers and it is. So much faster and compact than a hardrive. These drives will get larger in capacity and much cheaper as time goes by.

Cons: No cons here,a bit expensive for 256GB but that's what early adopters pay.

Other Thoughts: UPDATE: It's now been 2.5 years since I installed this M.2 drive from Samsung. Still works perfect and still hits advertised Read/Write specs.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Not supported by samsung

Pros: - 5yr warranty (but samsung doesnt honor it)
- Second drive (after refunding first drive and buying another one), performs 2200mb/s average on linear read speed - as expected

Cons: - First one averaged 1500mb/s linear read speed with occasional 2300mb/s spikes (supposed to be 2200mb/s)
- poor quality control (supposed to get 2200mb/s, not 1500mb/s). returned to newegg and bought new one.
- samsung warranty is useless - read below.
- Samsung promised eDrive support for Win10 encryption but has not delivered.

Other Thoughts: I tested my ssd using AIDA64 Linear Read test and was expecting 2200mb/s with possible thermal throttling in the end. However I got consistent ~1500mb/s read speed with short lived 2300mb/s spikes. Sequential read in crystal diskmark gives me between 1100mb/s and 1600mb/s. I tested twice on cold system and drive temperature ranged btw 35C and 60C (thermal throttling should kick in at 70C).

So, I contacted samsung, gave them my system config and screenshots to tests. Samsung support response was that after reviewing my motherboard (ASRock X99 OC Formula 3.1), they concluded that it does not have 32GB/s M.2 slot support. It's very disappointing response since they clearly didnt look at benchmark screenshots and didnt look at motherboard specs, since the very first thing that is on motherboard spec is 32GB/s PCIE3.0 x4 Ultra M.2 slot and, benchmark screenshots show occasional 2300mb/s speeds (which you can only achieve on PCIE3.0x4 M.2 slot)

I returned my unit back to newegg (refund - i am lucky it has not been 30 days yet) and bought new one. Cloned old drive to new one and I am getting 2100mb/s average linear read speeds in benchmarks. Clearly previous drive was at fault and samsung didnt honor their warranty on a 15 day old drive.

Lesson learned: samsung quality and warranty unreliable - test everything manually within first 2 weeks so you can return to seller if defective.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Awesome Drive

Pros: I have purchased 2 of these to use on two different identical pc builds. The main system I put together was my own, which is used for a lot of heavy media tasks and gaming. I run a small production studio where I do a lot of video and audio work, as well as online live streaming. No issues what so ever heading into a solid 6 to 9 months of use. I used this drive as a main Windows 10 pro boot drive on both systems I built. VERY fast boot times, and the read/write speeds have been fantastic. No issues to report after several solid months of continued use.

Cons: The drive an run a little warm. Be sure you have a case that has a fan on it to keep the temps down.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Bricked after 9 months

Pros: Very fast data transfer rate.

Cons: Unimpressed with the start up time. My other ssd starts just as fast and is not an m.2. It died after 9 months. RMA process just started. Done with SAMSUNG. They command a premium price and cant even do proper fallout procedures in the factory. You guys know, the last thing you want is your ssd that has your operating system and docs on it to just up and brick on you.

Other Thoughts: SAMSUNG customer support were nice. Their auto answer sent me to mobile instead of ssd like i told it to, so WHEN you have to do this process just hope that is under 5 years.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
I don't know what load times are anymore.

Pros: -I power up my computer, check the time on my phone for maybe a few seconds, and when I look up it's ready to sign in.
-The perfect size to set up your OS and a couple large-ish games you'd like to run from SSD.
-Pretty simple to install. I got one when M.2 was fairly new and there were no guides online so it took some figuring out. I'll mention this in extra stuff.

Cons: -Mayyyybe feels a little fragile? Not really though. That's the best I could do coming up with a con.

Other Thoughts: You do NOT install this like an older SSD. The 950 Pro fits right onto the motherboard, horizontally, not vertically like RAM. This is actually pretty simple, it slides right into a small slot and you fasten it down with a screw.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Beast

Pros: This thing boots into Windows faster than I can say Windows. The advertised numbers don't exactly line up with what I got in my testing when I first received it, but this thing has been chugging along for almost a year now. I have completely abused this thing by leaving it constantly on for sometimes 2 weeks straight. I can't say enough good things about this drive

Cons: Was a pain to get my motherboard to register it and boot from at first but now everything is smooth sailing.

Other Thoughts: Great purchase for a boot drive to go with a storage drive

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
zip zap

Pros: fast and snappy and looks good

Cons: it is warm but not too warm but warm nonetheless

Other Thoughts: get the software of course

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