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Anyone using M.2 SSD for FS?

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Not an M.2 Paul but I dropped an mSATA 512 Evo in my MSI G45 board with excellent results.

 

Whilst a little more expensive it also appeals to my sense of aesthetics.  <_<

 

I'd say 'go for it.'

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So the reviews of the M.2 941 I am reading say in the real world it pretty much doubles the 940 ProSSD's in terms of real world performance.    To quote 

 

 

The M.2 PCIe SSDs is hands down the most exciting area for SSD and storage enthusiasts right now. The Samsung XP941 is a very interesting product due to the fact that it is the fastest consumer SSD in the world. If you want to be on the cutting edge of storage devices the Samsung XP941 is where you need to be looking!
Read more at http://www.legitreviews.com/samsung-xp941-256gb-m-2-pcie-ssd-mini-review_142369/6#plorvhjtYJHZ3HkU.99
Benchmark Results: ATTO shows that the SAMSUNG XP941 256GB M.2 SSD has some very impressive performance numbers for a used primary drive, it was able to hit 784MB/s read and 460MB/s write! These are a bit off from the 1080MB/s read and 800MB/s write speeds advertised by Samsung, but these are real world results!

Read more at http://www.legitreviews.com/samsung-...I0uxDhxIZww.99

 

With that being said the SM951 which is supposedly 30% faster and PCIe 3.0 is a few weeks away from release...  So I am going to hold off and then try to get a 951 (they will rpobably be OEM only at first) ASAP.  Also need to check if my mobo supports M.2 as a boot drive.

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Also need to check if my mobo supports M.2 as a boot drive.

 

I'd be most surprised if it didn't.

 

BTW many forum members will be well advised to follow you Paul.  I dare say those that don't will be secretly green with envy

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I have recently installed a  Crucial M500 480Gb M.2 SATA SSD which is used as  the boot drive for  W7 OS, some FSX scenery and most other software. I have a separate SSD for most FSX software.

The SATA M.2s are considerably cheaper than the  PCIe variants and plenty fast enough for my needs. The only disadvantage is that on my MB (MSI X99S SLI Plus) they make two SATA ports inoperable.

On the plus side they don't need to be connected to a SATA port or power socket. As regards performance, the M.2 seems to be the same as a standard SSD

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