Samsung SM951 256GB PCIe Gen3 8Gb/s x4 M.2 80mm (AHCI Version) Solid State Drive SSD

February 25, 2020 - Comment

SM951 for use in ultra-slim notebook PCs and workstations. It comes in the M.2 form factor (80mm x 22mm), which is only about one seventh the size of a 2.5 inch SSD. Also, it weighs approximately six grams. The drive’s compactness is well suited for most notebook PC designs, freeing up space for other components

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SM951 for use in ultra-slim notebook PCs and workstations. It comes in the M.2 form factor (80mm x 22mm), which is only about one seventh the size of a 2.5 inch SSD. Also, it weighs approximately six grams. The drive’s compactness is well suited for most notebook PC designs, freeing up space for other components including the battery.

How to know the different between SM951and XP941

Most of the customer will ask how to know the different between SM951 and XP941. The most easy way is to check the part number, SM951 part number is MZHPV128HDGM and XP941 is MZHPU128HCGM. If you have more questions you may ask question here on amazon.

Function:

Supporting both PCIe 3.0 and PCIe 2.0 interfaces. For use in the latest ultra-slim notebooks, it can read and write sequentially at 1,600MB/s (megabytes per second) and 1,350MB/s respectively based on PCIe 2.0. This performance level is approximately three times faster than that of the latest SSD with a SATA interface and about 30 percent faster than that of the Samsung XP941, its predecessor. In addition, the new SSD’s random read and write speeds reach up to 130,000 and 85,000 IOPS (inputs/outputs per second) respectively.

Size

Samsung’s SM951 comes in the M.2 form factor (80mm x 22mm), which is only about one seventh the size of a 2.5 inch SSD. Also, it weighs approximately six grams. The drive’s compactness is well suited for most notebook PC designs, freeing up space for other components including the battery.

Product Features

  • M.2 Interface: PCIe 3.0 x4 lanes, up to 32Gb/s
  • MTBF: 1.5 Million Hours / RoHS Compliant
  • Compliant with PCI Express Base Specification Rev. 3.0
  • Support Standard AHCI driver
  • Works with most motherboards and notebooks with a compatible M.2 PCIe interface slot. Includes Z97 and X99 motherboards and pre-cylindrical Mac Pro. IMPORTANT NOTE: “NOT Compatible” with the MacBook, MacBook Air or MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Mini, or the current ‘cylindrical’ model Mac Pro

Comments

Anonymous says:

Boots Windows 8.1 on Asus X99 Pros : Really fast, small, motherboard attached, and bleeding edge tech. Boots on Asus X99-E WS and runs like a scalded Ape. It took quite a while to sort out but it is worth it.This drive is an OEM laptop drive but can be installed in Desktops with the latest PCIe 3.0 M.2and UEFI support.Cons : Samsung OEM product, not sold as retail so Samsung offers little no support so you have to have pretty advanced skills to get this to run as Windows boot drive. Don’t buy this and…

Anonymous says:

Off to a bad start. First experience with this drive on an Asrock Z97 Extreme 9.Computer would post and attempt to boot, when booting from a USB windows install media it would see the drive but would not allow installation onto this drive due to “Firmware issue that prevents windows from booting from this drive”.When going into the bios to select it as a bootable drive, the bios would lockup at a black screen with a white pointer. 1 in 5 bootups I could get into the bios, but would…

Anonymous says:

How I Installed Mine: This SSD works great and I was surprised how small it was. I dare say it’s smaller than laptop memory!But man, it was sure a whirlwind to install! After pouring through tutorials and forums post, it took me around a day and a half before Windows 7 finally installed was running at max speeds. I’m using it with the MSI X99S SLI PLUS motherboard, and could not find settings like, “Secure Boot” or “CSM” in my BIOS as online tutorials said to change. So I started playing…

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