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  1. I was thinking of replacing my current Samsung SM951 M.2 (AHCI) 256GB boot drive with the Samsung 960 EVO M.2 (NVMe) 500GB, as I need the extra space for all my music (& music videos) collection, I prefer to keep my music on an SSD drive (over a HDD) for faster access. And the current 256GB is just not enough, for boot files & programs & music. Though about just adding a separate 2.5" SATA 3 SSD 256GB drive, but figured buying the 960 EVO and seliing off the SM951 does not cost much more. Also figured the 960 EVO would work with more feature of Samsung Magician software, compraed the OEM SM951.
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    NVMe vs AHCI, for m.2 drives

    I like to store my mp3's and music video on an SSD, for faster access. And stuff might get a little crowded on my current 256GB M.2 boot drive. So instead of buying a separate 250GB 2.5" SSD for my music stuff, thought I might as well go and replace my 256GB M.2, for a 500GB M.2.
  3. I'm currently using a Samsung SM951 AHCI 256GB M.2 as the boot drive (write 2200) Thinking of replacing it with a WD Black NVMe 512GB M.2 drive (write 2000) Will the WD's being NVMe (write 2000) compansate for the performance difference, over the SM951 being AHCI (and 2200 write)?
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    WD Black vs Blue for gaming PC

    I had a 1Tb WD blue, I was surpirsed how fast it was
  5. Consumer drives shown to be more reliable than enterprise drives http://www.computerworld.com/article/2687068/consumer-drives-shown-to-be-more-reliable-than-enterprise-drives.html?source=cwfb&utm_content=buffer61b9a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer
  6. Ended up getting a Samsung 840 EVO 500GB for $200, performance is nice
  7. I was lucky last week and got a Samsung 840 EVO 500GB for $200 (+tax) off Amazon, it was a 24 hour sale, so maybe check Amazon every day and maybe they will offer another 24 hour sale. The Crucial M100s seem to offer the best bang for the buck, their 512GB model will sometimes sell for under $200. My 840 Evo arrived earlier today, used the Samsung software to copy over from my old Corsair 180GB, performance improvement is very notiveable.
  8. I just cloned (Win 8.1) my Corsair 180GB SSD boot drive to my new Samsung 500GB EVO SSD bootdrive. Everything seems to be working fine. But when I go into My PC to see the list of storage devices, in the icon for my new Samsung boot drive C:, there is a very tiny tiny little blue square, the seems to be a tiny white cross in the little blue square. I do not think it was there for my Corsair 180GB boot drive. Any idea what this little blue square means?
  9. Now trying to decide between a M100 512GB ($193) and a Samsung 512GB EVO ($250). Wondering if the Samsung is worth the extra $57?
  10. Now thinking of holding out for the price to drop on the 500GB SSDs. As some 250GB SSDs are going for under $100 (on sale), i would assume some of the 500GBs SSDs would drop below $200.
  11. I'm planning on replacing my 180GB (C300) SSD with a 256GB SSD drive. Currently the Sandisk Ultra plus 256GB is on sale for $110. Is the ultra Plus comparable performance wise with other 256GB SSDs?
  12. I've have two 2TB drives for storage and one of them is starting to make clicking noises. So I'm think of just replacing both 2TB drives with one 4TB drive. Have no idea on which brand of 4TB drive is more reliable then the other?
  13. Right now the Hitachi HGST 0S03359 4TB drive is $151 and I want to make a back up of my back ups. I'm assuming the Deskstar is improved from the old Deathstar days? Or is there a(4TB)brand more recommend then the Deskstar?
  14. Ended up ordering the drive from Newegg on Sunday night.