Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 11
Rated 5 out of 5 by APPLEMAN Used with a Samsung 951 PCIe ssd.
Had no problems fitting it or getting it to work. It has to be used in the correct slot on Motherboard.
14 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bim3410 Worked like a dream.
Choose this card for my MacPro 3,1 Early 2008 8 Core, combined with a 256Gb Samsung SM951 M.2 (22x80) PCI2 3.0 (x4) AHCI SSD MLC NAND, to give my machine a boost. Did a fair bit of research to make sure I had a workable solution. This combination is now my boot disk, and it has certainly given my ageing MacPro a sped boost. With El Capitain it certainly feels fresh.
I installed the new system from a bootable USB 16Gb stick, there was plenty of information on YouTube on how to do it. It all worked very smoothly with no problems.
You don't get the full 5Gb/s throughput, as on this machine the video card takes that, but at 2.5Gb/s that you get, it is certainly fast enough.
Scan communication were excellent informing me when the product was despatched and delivery. Item came superbly packaged in bubble wrap well protected.
First class service and product. Highly recommended.
26 February 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by MrFlibble Works at PCIe 3.0 x4 for Samsung 950 Pro
I purchased this for my Samsung 950 Pro as by board only supported PCIe 2.0 on its M.2 Port and in error I thought it was 3.0.
I was getting approx. 840MB at PCIe 2.0 and can confirm this M.2 adapter functions at 3.0 x4 as advertised. After moving to this card I am getting the expected performance at about 2600MB.
31 January 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by BHAVDS Great but could be better
The adapter does everything you'd expect it to do.
Most pleasingly, due to no drivers required during Win10 installation, a Samsung 950 Pro SSD seated in the adapter was immediately seen by OS installer and available to be designated as a new OS installation drive.
”Only" 4 stars because the manufacturer omitted an important element which would make the product perfect - a heatsink for the SSD.
Modern M.2 drives get insanely hot under load (near 100 deg C) with drives's thermal throttling degrading the performance.
If only a heatsink was part of the bundle here (at extra cost, of course) the solution would have been perfect.
29 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by ScootyUk Perfect job!
Brought this as an adaptor for a Samsung SM951 SSD, fitted perfectly and easy to install.
06 November 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by sjc99 Brilliant
Good price, well made, piece of cake to install the M.2 card and install in my Mac Pro Mid2010.
Reconfigured the machine to boot off the M.2 card instead of the older SSD.
Performance is awesome.
14 October 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by pip989 Unlocked my 512GB SM951
I initially had my SM951 in my m.2 slot, installed Windows 7 Pro to it and then ordered this, slotting it all in, still boots perfectly.Even comes with a screw to hold in the m.2 drive. Easily recommended.
20 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by AndyP A great product
I have used this with a Samsung SM951 Pci-e M.2 SSD (AHCI) and it allows me to run it at gen3 x4 speeds by using the second pci-e x16 slot on my z97 motherboard. It means that my graphics card will use 8 lanes of the available 16 lanes on the CPU but there is enough bandwidth so graphics card isn't compromised. works great.
27 June 2015