Hey guys, Jarrod here and today we’re goingto have a look at the 500GB Samsung 960 EVO NVMe M.
We’ll perform some benchmarkson it and see how it performs and find out if it’s something you should consider gettingfor the money.
Inside the box we only have the manual, andthe SSD itself.
Installation is fairly straightforward, insertit on an angle into the m.
2 slot on the motherboard then gently push it down and tighten the screwfrom the motherboard to hold it in place.
What got me interested in this SSD was thatit is advertised at up to 3,200MB/sec of sequential read speed, and up to 1,800MB/sec of sequentialwrite speed.
So did it live up to this? Yes, it actually went slightly above the advertisedspecs as you can see here in my Crystal Disk Mark test.
This test was run with the latestNVMe driver from Samsung installed.
As you can see I ran 5 tests with 8GB files so thesenumbers should represent pretty good averages.
So how well does this performance translatepractically for us? From completely powered off, the system that I have it installed intakes just 18 seconds to boot to the login screen when combined with an Intel 6700K and16GB of DDR4 RAM at 2133MHz.
The SSD uses 4 PCIE 3.
0 lanes and can be managedthrough Samsung’s Magician software, which allows us to perform firmware updates andcheck various status information regarding the health of the drive.
While I have the 500GB version here, it'salso available in 250GB or 1TB variants.
So what do you guys think about the Samsung960 EVO NVMe M.
2 SSD? Personally I’m very impressed with these results, NVMe drivesare making massive differences over the older options out there and are definitely worthchecking out as they offer high levels of performance which is awesome for the componentthat’s usually a major bottleneck, however of course this comes with an increased priceover older SSD technology.
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