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To put on my X470 Aorus, based on a combination price and reviews.(about 215. Canadian)

Anything in particular I need to know...??

Thanks.
 
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Just use it. Nothing special is needed to be known.
 
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Cool, thanks. My first ssd and a little excited/anxious....

And tips and/or tricks to be aware of....??

I wanna use it, of course, as my boot drive.
 
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If you're transferring the os via Samsung magician, follow all the steps on the screen to the dot. If installing fresh make sure all other drives are unplugged until install is finished.
 
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Samsung magician huh, didn't know about that one, thanks again....
 
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Yeah I used it on my 850 EVO when I got it. Worked fast and no issues afterward.
 
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Cool, thanks.
 
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It runs really hot, try to make sure you give it some air to breathe, don't put it directly the GPU for example.

I prefer my SSD still just because I never see temps above 38 celsius, but with my 960 evo I saw 90 celsius and higher (laptop, so it had no air to breathe).
 
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I have a fan, a noctua 120 that will be almost directly under it.....
 
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Cool, thanks. If I find it's running too hot I'll likely consider a heatsink. No fan though, building for silence....
 
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Samsung magician huh, didn't know about that one, thanks again....
Yea definitely use it! It does make a difference in performance I have noticed from my personal experience. I put one in my HP Omen laptop and its like lightning.
 
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Yea definitely use it! It does make a difference in performance I have noticed from my personal experience. I put one in my HP Omen laptop and its like lightning.
It is worth noting that Samsung does state in ToS that you click I agree on when installing Magician, something along the lines of they can collect a ton of data and every program you use, obviously not things like passwords, but if you do anything you want kept secret, I would avoid magician. THe NVME samsung driver is really the only thing you need to install. Magician is just icing on the cake really.
 
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It is worth noting that Samsung does state in ToS that you click I agree on when installing Magician, something along the lines of they can collect a ton of data and every program you use, obviously not things like passwords, but if you do anything you want kept secret, I would avoid magician. THe NVME samsung driver is really the only thing you need to install. Magician is just icing on the cake really.
Seriously...??
That kinda blows.

Alternatives..?? (not that I have any great secrets to keep, I'm already on faceturd......)

I will be doing a clean install once ltsb 2018 comes out...
 
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It is worth noting that Samsung does state in ToS that you click I agree on when installing Magician, something along the lines of they can collect a ton of data and every program you use, obviously not things like passwords, but if you do anything you want kept secret, I would avoid magician. THe NVME samsung driver is really the only thing you need to install. Magician is just icing on the cake really.
Use it to update the Firmware, then uninstall it.
 
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I'm already on faceturd.....
So stealing "faceturd" from now on.
Magician has it's tradeoffs. If you sport enough ram you can use it's rapid mode which has the SSD use system ram as a sort of cache. I run applications off my SSD and it's a decent difference in loading and boot times. Not required though and all of my data is useless for Smamsmung to see anyway
 
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So stealing "faceturd" from now on.
Magician has it's tradeoffs. If you sport enough ram you can use it's rapid mode which has the SSD use system ram as a sort of cache. I run applications off my SSD and it's a decent difference in loading and boot times. Not required though and all of my data is useless for Smamsmung to see anyway

I almost bought a 860 evo SSD and did the rapid mode thing, but there was a huge sale recently on 64 layer 3d nand Micron 1100 2TB SSD's for $230 free ship no tax. so i went with that. I have no regrets, its been running rock solid for me, 220 MB/s transfer of large files over a Sata3 external HDD connection with no drops in performance even on 500GB transfers. can't complain one bit
 
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I almost bought a 860 evo SSD and did the rapid mode thing, but there was a huge sale recently on 64 layer 3d nand Micron 1100 2TB SSD's for $230 free ship no tax. so i went with that. I have no regrets, its been running rock solid for me, 220 MB/s transfer of large files over a Sata3 external HDD connection with no drops in performance even on 500GB transfers. can't complain one bit
I'll get 700mb+ on mine from the rapid mode. So worth it.
 
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Cool, thanks. If I find it's running too hot I'll likely consider a heatsink. No fan though, building for silence....
Its the controller that doesn't like the heat. The NAND chips actually benefit from some heat strangely enough.
 
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I'll get 700mb+ on mine from the rapid mode. So worth it.
I have owned a 960 and 970 EVO before, and even with those top NVME speeds, I honestly don't notice a real world difference, just regular usage / gaming over the 2TB SSD. NVME is sort of icing on the cake at this point, or for people who do specialized workloads which I don't do, just a gamer.
 
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I have owned a 960 and 970 EVO before, and even with those top NVME speeds, I honestly don't notice a real world difference, just regular usage / gaming over the 2TB SSD. NVME is sort of icing on the cake at this point, or for people who do specialized workloads which I don't do, just a gamer.
I enjoy the boot and application loading. Games are on my WD Blacks so it works either way. I have the extra ram to use for caching, it's being used, all happy around. We should probably get back on topic.
 
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Its the controller that doesn't like the heat. The NAND chips actually benefit from some heat strangely enough.
Oh, IC...

Apparently, my motherboard seems to come with a built in heatsink on it which to this very moment I didn't quite understand how it would help.

And now I know....(I feel so smart...)

Thanks.
 
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