sblantipodi

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  1. Hi, do you think that this upgrade has some sense? How much faster is the 960PRO over the 950PRO? I know that it depends on the application but for some gaming, some videoediting, and some coding, will I see the difference?
  2. Just my two cents on my latest upgrade. at the end I bought a Samsung 950 PRO 512GB for software and OS and a Samsung 850 EVO 1TB for games. (photos and videos still on 2TB HDD) The biggest improvements was on the 850 EVO, games now are another story than when installed on HDD. The 950PRO doesn't bringed any performance improvements on my rig, before the 950 PRO I had a Corsair Force GT240GB used for the OS and Software and I see no improvements at all. Boot time are nearly identical, load software are nearly identical, working with VM are nearly identical. 950PRO is a pure waste of money, there is no real life area where this drive is faster than a normal SSD if not on benchmarks. This drive can be good on a server but this is not a server drive, for a desktop or a workstation this drive is unuseful.
  3. I have done a fresh install once backed up the old one. Before installing with a fresh install I have done a secure erase with magician software from samsung. IOPS remains the same and the boot time is slower than my SATA SSDs.
  4. I will try it if you say to do it. I cloned the drive using samsung data migration tool. that tool should clone the entire drive no problem, it should not affect performance. your suggestion is to format the drive? thanks!!!
  5. no, this is the strange things. the detection phases requires the same time, more or less. the longer time is experienced in windows loading (I have a lot of programs at start). in any case with the same software corsair force gt is faster to load, the windows installation is the same since I cloned the corsair force gt installation on the samsung drive. very strange...
  6. this is my ATTO, it's not bad at all but it boots slow:
  7. Hi, my atto/crystal disk mark benchmark are fine, I can read 2500MB/sec and write 1500MB/sec but the boot time are slower on my Samsung 950 PRO SSD than on my older Corsair Force GT 240GB. How this could be possible? I don't expected too much improvements but worse boot performance neither.
  8. Drivers and cables are OK, firmware is the latest available. Drive is set in ahci mode and connected to the Intel controller. It seems that my corsair force GT 240 is faster than my 850 EVO in the 4k test.
  9. Samsung 850 EVO overprovisioning

    No, for that work I ordered a 950 PRO 512GB. This is mainly the games / photo editing drive.
  10. If you say that my results isn't bad I will avoid formatting the drive since I installed a lot of things on it now. If you say is ok, I'm in, it's ok.
  11. Hi, should I set the 10% over provisioning as suggested by samsung magician? Is it something really needed?
  12. Thanks for the answer. No I don't secure erased it since I have done the test as soon as I have bought the drive, created the GPT partition and than formatted as NTFS. I'm on the latest intel driver. My 4K test does half the speed of what tested in reviews, why you say that it could be normal? If you say it I have no doubt that is correct but I just want to understand it
  13. Hi, I have just mounted my new Samsung 850 EVO 1TB on a Asus X99 Deluxe motherboard running a 5930K. I have created the partition (GPT), formatted it as NTFS and then started some benchmark like ATTO and Crystal Disk Mark. The SSD is mounted as a secondary drive for data storage, my OS drive is a Corsair Force GT240GB that is waiting to be replaced by another SSD. This is the results of the reviewers: and this is mine, as you can see is much slower ... this is the benchmark from the reviews: and this is my slower one: Why my drive is slower than reviews? My X99 motherboard should max out the drive Help me please...
  14. Hi all, I think that it is time to completely remove mechanical drives from my rig. I don't want to hear the sound of this ancient drive anymore and I don't want to wait seconds to load a software or even a game. 2TB HDD will remain outside of my rig in the NAS for photos and videos. For work (mostly java development and virtual machines) and fun (games on high end SLI, adobe creative suite, various software) I need 1TB of space. I don't want to spend too much but 600€ could be reasonable, more or less. I'm really in doubt if buying a Samsung 950 PRO 256GB for OS and work and a Samsung 850 EVO 1TB for gaming and software or wait for a Samsung 950 PRO 1TB. What do you suggest?