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Samsung SM951 Polaris 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe High Performance SSD

256GB Samsung SM951 Polaris M.2 (22x80) PCIe 3.0 (x4) NVMe SSD, MLC NAND, Read 2150MB/s, Write 1260MB/s, 300k/100k IOPS

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Scan code: LN64277 Manufacturer code: MZVPV256HDGL-00000
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Product Overview World Class Performance in a Tiny Form Factor
256GB M.2 PCIe SSD (NVMe model) is the new performance leader in M.2 form factor SSD's, providing up to 2150MB/s read and 1260MB/s write sequential data transfer rates.

• Extreme performance - up to 2150/1260 sequential read/write data transfer rates
• PCIe 3.0 device, backwards compatible with PCIe 2.0
• Small M.2 form factor plugs straight into your PCIe-based M.2 socket with no additional cables required

Please note: NVMe Compatible Motherboard is required to use this SSDFeatures • PCIe Gen3 8Gb/s Interface, up to 4 Lanes
• Compliant with PCI Express Base Specification Rev. 3.0
• Compliant with NVMe Express specification. Rev.1.1a
• Power Saving Modes:
- Supporting APST
- Supporting L1.2 Mode
• Support Admin & NVM Command Set
• End-to-End Data Protection
• RoHS Compliant
• Support up to 1 Namespaces
• Support up to 8 I/O Queues
• Support up to 16K Queue entries for each I/O Queue
Specifications
Capacity 256GB
Edition SM951
Form Factor M.2 (2280)
Height 3.73 mm
Interface PCIe 3.0 (x4)
Host Controller Interface NVMe
Controller  
Flash Memory Type MLC NAND
Max. Read 2150 MB/s
Max. Write 1260 MB/s
DRAM Cache Memory N/A
DRAM Cache Memory Type  
Max. Random Read 4K 300000 IOPS
Max. Random Write 4K 100000 IOPS
Latency N/A
Special Features  
Power Consumption (active) 6.5
Max. Endurance Rating  
MTBF  
Max. Operating Vibration  
Max. Non-operating Vibration  
Max. Operating Shock  
Max. Non-operating Shock  
Connectivity 1 x M.2 (PCIe)
OS Support  
Bracket N/A
Dimensions  
Weight  
Package Type OEM
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Details
Duration:
24 months
Type:
Direct
DOA Period:
7 days
RTB Period:
1 months
Manufacturer Contact Details
Telephone:
0330 (7267864)
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Reviews
256GB Samsung SM951 Polaris M.2 (22x80) PCIe 3.0 (x4) NVMe SSD, MLC NAND, Read 2150MB/s, Write 1260MB/s, 300k/100k IOPS is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 33.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast SATA SSD alternative No major problems installing it. However, had to upgrade Ubuntu to 16.04 to be able to boot from it. So far works without any problems. Would recommend.
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast as all speedy jeebus! The writing and reading speed of M2 drives are simply insane! I was worried at first that it might not be worth the money, but boy they are! Just make sure that your motherboard has an M2 slot before buying of course. The advertised speeds are accurate and you'll probably find your drive is a touch faster infact. I decide to make it my boot drive for Windows, loads in 3s after the BIOS loads!
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome Wow -fast and cheap. Use Samsung drivers for windows 7 the Microsoft ones are flaky.
Date published: 2016-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bit fiddly to install but well worth the effort Bought to serve as the system drive in an Intel NUC device, you need a tiny wee screwdriver to secure it to the board, but once done it was detected seamlessly and performs beautifully.
Date published: 2016-07-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Super Fast Very fast M.2 PCIe drive. Awesome writes and reads. Moderate price for performence Cons? Widnows 10 seems to be too slow, to fully utilize the performence :P
Date published: 2016-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WoW The technology is here This is a huge leap forward if your MOBO can accept M.2 NVME and run at PCIe 3 x4. It would be foolish to but any other storage medium. Put you OS and any Games/ Applications on here and it all becomes instant. For any doubters out there it's like the just decided to use RAM as storage but obviously made it non volatile and provided it in 256Gb chip sizes
Date published: 2016-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 256GB Samsung SM951 Fast SSD , Working with old Z77 motherboard ,bios chip have to be modified.
Date published: 2016-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A noticeable improvement on a regular SSD Thought I'd give one of these a go as my new motherboard came with the relevant slot and I'm glad I did. When tested, sequential read/write speeds were around the 1200mbps mark compared to the SSD I took out that had readings of 500mbps. I'm not going to say this has knocked tens of seconds off my boot time as I was already getting a good boot time with Windows 10 64bit on my original SSD but what I am noticing is how much quicker large programs are to launch and settle...that's where I'm seeing the jump. I'm not a PC gamer so I can't comment on the difference for game loading etc. Installation was easy; BIOS saw it straight away and Win10 was happy to install to it. Not overly expensive for the performance difference and a bonus that you can forget all about which SATA port your boot disk was plugged into when moving your board to another case for instance.
Date published: 2016-04-28
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Questions & Answers

Can I use this NVMe ssd as boot device on asus z170 pro gaming motherboard

Asked by: MarkF
I used it on the Z170A motherboard no problem with a fresh install of windows 10 as the boot drive, just a switch in the onboard devices page in your bios for M.2/sata express with the board installed before windows installation.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2016-05-28

can i use this m.2 drive on my asus maximus vii mother board in the slot just below the cpu

i am confused on what to place in the m.2 slot on my motherboard and having been told it is a pcie slot i am wondering if this 256GB Samsung SM951, M.2 (22x80) PCIe 3.0 (x4) NVMe SSD, MLC NAND, Read 2150MB/s, Write 1260MB/s, 300k/100k IOPS will fit that slot as i would like to use this as my windows o/s
Asked by: nemesis
If your motherboard supports PCIe based m.2 drives then yes.
Answered by: anotheruser
Date published: 2016-04-16

Can this be used on a Gigabyte Z97-D3H ATX Motherboard?

The compatibility list on the Gigabyte website is a bit old, and technically I believe it has a four lane M.2, and in later bios can cope with NVMe, so I was hoping...
Asked by: AlecL
In short, yes it works, with a bit of extra effort! I contacted Gigabyte about this issue, they said that they have tested the model up and the model down from this drive, so they "don't see any reason why this wouldn't work". I thought that was justification enough to give it a shot, and have set up a computer with this drive in a Gigabyte Z97-D3H, and it works great. Note that I had some issues getting the motherboard to "see" this drive straight out of the box. The BIOS that comes preloaded on the motherboard is only "Rev 5", whereas the BIOS available on Gigabytes website is "Rev 7". After flashing the BIOS, I disabled the SATA III port in which a 3TB non-SSD was installed, to "force" Windows 10 to install on the SSD. Once it was installed I re-enabled the SATA-harddisk and everything worked great - windows boots in <10 seconds.
Answered by: PaulG1983
Date published: 2016-01-10

Compatibility

Hi i am looking at getting this product as well as ASRock 990FX Killer USB 3.1 ATX Motherboard, please can you confirm that this is compatible as far as i can see i should be able to boot from this to OS and if not any recommendations Many Thanks Anthony H
Asked by: AnthonyH
If your motherboard supports PCIe based m.2 drives then yes, you may have to update the bios.
Answered by: anotheruser
Date published: 2016-04-16

Returns

If I try this and instantly find the laptop does not support it, can it be returned? It is a Dell XPS 13 9343, the drive will fit but unsure if bios will support it or not, Dell support were not sure either way.
Asked by: JPpp
Hello, You have 14 days to return unwanted/unsuitable product.s Thanks
Answered by: LizN
Date published: 2016-01-03
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Samsung SM951 Polaris 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe High Performance SSD
Samsung SM951 Polaris 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe High Performance SSD