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RVE And Samsung 950 Pro Results/Benchmark

Avenger411
Level 10
Hello fellas,

Just got the Samsung 950 Pro on the RVE and what can i say besides, GOD DAMN THIS IS FAST. First of all, i must say that the installation went VERY smoothly, for those of you concerned with compatibility, it was a hassle free experience. Note that i have the most recent bios version which is 17** and i have manually set the bottom pcie to m.2 (don't like leaving things to auto). I installed it, booted, bios detected it straight away. Now in windows, windows 7 pro, detected it too, no problems there. I just had to go to disk management and initialize the disk (like any other). Also NOTE that you MUST install samsung's nvme drivers (which i did) for performance. So here is the performance test that i have done using ATTO benchmark. I know it might not be the best tool to bench a SSD but it is the only tool i know. IF any of you would like me to bench the 950pro on another program, feel free to ask and point me which soft you would like me to use.

So for the comparison, i've used an old Crucial MX100 512gb vs Samsun 950 Pro. I'm only going to post the biggest numbers since it's easier and i'll also upload the picture so you guys can see for yourself how the drive performs vs a standard SATA3 ssd.

Crucial MX100 512gb ***MAX WRITE SPEED*** : 509,807 mb/sec
Crucial MX100 512gb ***MAX READ SPEED *** : 547 827 mb/sec

Samsung 950 Pro ***MAX WRITE SPEED*** : 1,556,147 mb/sec
Samsung 950 Pro ***MAX READ SPEED *** : 2,604,224 mb/sec

SOOOOOOooo, as you can see, Samsung just opened a can of WHOOP-ASS :D.

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Cpu : Intel 5930K@4.25ghz@1.2v / Cache @4.25ghz@1.20v
Cpu Cooler : Corsair H100i
Case : Corsair 780T
Memory : G.Skills 32GB DDR4-3200mhz CAS 15-15-15-35-1T@1.370v
Motherboard : Asus Rampage V Extreme (BIOS 3504)
M2 : Samsung 950 Pro NVME 512gb (Gaming)
M2 : SSD1 : OCZ RD400A 128gb (windows)
SSD1 : Crucial MX100 512gb (data)
Gfx : EVGA Titan X w/ 980 Hybrid Cooling AiO Liquid Cooler
PSU : Antec HCP-1000W
Monitor : Asus RoG Swift
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skypine27
Level 7
Anyone compared the SM951 vs the 950 Pro as a C: drive? Not sure why so many users here are using them as "non C:" drives??

Thanks for any insight.

(FYI Im running the SM 951 512GB as my Win 10 boot drive and am considering changing to the 950 Pro if worthwhile)
*CPU: Intel 10980XE @ 5.0 ghz (by Core usage) w/ EK monoblock
*Mobo: Asus Rampage VIE
*RAM: 64GB DDR4 3000 G.Skill TridentZ
*Graphics: Gigabite 3090 Waterforce
*Monitor: Dell Alienware AW3418DW @ 120hz
*Storage OS: Samsung SM970 Pro (2TB) Windows 10
*Storage Games Internal: 4TB 850 EVO RAID0
*Storage Extermal: 48TB Raid0 (External USB 3.1 Box)
*Case/PSU: Thermaltake V71 TG/RGB + 3 Rads (120mm, 360mm, 420mm) + Corsair AX1200i PSU

Menthol
Level 14
Is your 951 a Nvme or AHCI drive? either way I don't think you will see any gains except in benchmarks, the 950 has official support, I have my OS on the 950, I don't understand why anyone would not install there OS on the fastest drive in there system, X99 has not been forgotten it is still the most extreme platform for multiple GPU's, Z170 is the new toy for the mass's

Menthol wrote:
X99 has not been forgotten it is still the most extreme platform for multiple GPU's, Z170 is the new toy for the mass's


That is reassuring, thank you. I need my X99 to actually be good to have for several years at least.
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Menthol wrote:
Is your 951 a Nvme or AHCI drive? either way I don't think you will see any gains except in benchmarks, the 950 has official support, I have my OS on the 950, I don't understand why anyone would not install there OS on the fastest drive in there system, X99 has not been forgotten it is still the most extreme platform for multiple GPU's, Z170 is the new toy for the mass's


Hey,

Easy, because i for one, don't care if my computer boots in 10 secs instead of 5 ? most of the time i boot my computer, i just press the button and wake up :D. So time doesn't matter. + i like to have all my games on separate hard drives (hence the use of the 950 as a gaming ssd) so the ssd that has windows on it can just sleep most of the time since pagefile is off :). That would be my reason. And about the X99 not being forgotten, i can't see this platform being out of date any time soon. If i'm correct, z170 only has 20 pcie LANES! which is UBER low if you ask me. Most of us have a 5930k or 5960x and we have 40lanes which is plenty for SLi setups or multiple raid arrays etc. This platform truly is for hardcore gamer that wants the best and don't care much about the cost.

Max
Cpu : Intel 5930K@4.25ghz@1.2v / Cache @4.25ghz@1.20v
Cpu Cooler : Corsair H100i
Case : Corsair 780T
Memory : G.Skills 32GB DDR4-3200mhz CAS 15-15-15-35-1T@1.370v
Motherboard : Asus Rampage V Extreme (BIOS 3504)
M2 : Samsung 950 Pro NVME 512gb (Gaming)
M2 : SSD1 : OCZ RD400A 128gb (windows)
SSD1 : Crucial MX100 512gb (data)
Gfx : EVGA Titan X w/ 980 Hybrid Cooling AiO Liquid Cooler
PSU : Antec HCP-1000W
Monitor : Asus RoG Swift

Menthol
Level 14
I also have a drive with steam and origin on it, you really don't get any tangible boot speed increase on these drives like a lot of people think there going to get, it's transfer speeds and the time to open programs after booting.

Menthol wrote:
I also have a drive with steam and origin on it, you really don't get any tangible boot speed increase on these drives like a lot of people think there going to get, it's transfer speeds and the time to open programs after booting.


Hey,

Well depending on the usage, i would see someone use this drive for 3dsmax/photoshop/any engine editor. But for the 99% people around, launching itunes/chrome won't give a "tangible" boost. But what do i know. And who am i to judge. You got it, have fun with it and use it 😄

Max
Cpu : Intel 5930K@4.25ghz@1.2v / Cache @4.25ghz@1.20v
Cpu Cooler : Corsair H100i
Case : Corsair 780T
Memory : G.Skills 32GB DDR4-3200mhz CAS 15-15-15-35-1T@1.370v
Motherboard : Asus Rampage V Extreme (BIOS 3504)
M2 : Samsung 950 Pro NVME 512gb (Gaming)
M2 : SSD1 : OCZ RD400A 128gb (windows)
SSD1 : Crucial MX100 512gb (data)
Gfx : EVGA Titan X w/ 980 Hybrid Cooling AiO Liquid Cooler
PSU : Antec HCP-1000W
Monitor : Asus RoG Swift

skypine27
Level 7
I did notice a boot/snappiness increase when going from a Crucial M4 ssd (i know, it was not the fastest SSD) to the original Samsung XP941 (as my C: drive).

I cant say I noticed any boot/Windows-use gain when going from the XP941 to the SM951. However I feel better about it numbers-wise.

But 512MB isn't ever going to be large enough for my Steam drive so I run 2 x 2TB Evos in RAID0 for that. But the SM951 (and presumably the 950 Pro) is an awesome Windows drive.
*CPU: Intel 10980XE @ 5.0 ghz (by Core usage) w/ EK monoblock
*Mobo: Asus Rampage VIE
*RAM: 64GB DDR4 3000 G.Skill TridentZ
*Graphics: Gigabite 3090 Waterforce
*Monitor: Dell Alienware AW3418DW @ 120hz
*Storage OS: Samsung SM970 Pro (2TB) Windows 10
*Storage Games Internal: 4TB 850 EVO RAID0
*Storage Extermal: 48TB Raid0 (External USB 3.1 Box)
*Case/PSU: Thermaltake V71 TG/RGB + 3 Rads (120mm, 360mm, 420mm) + Corsair AX1200i PSU

_TRG__Kicker
Level 7
Ya my OS, some video editing, and star citizen game are installed on the c:\. Everything else goes on my 850pro.

Arkhen
Level 7
Just received mine too, works like a charm. Had to force UEFI in CFM under Secure Boot though, otherwise it wouldn't boot after the first re-installation.

I'm however not able to get "RAPID Mode" to work. Anyone who has?

gene-iv-ocz-rev
Level 7
Magician version 4.9 was released and now seems to have added support for the 950 PRO including benchmark, setting over provisioning, and data security.

Nothing else has changed.