Samsung 960 EVO, 960 Pro NVMe SSDs: The Writing Is Literally On The Wall

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thundervore

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I look at these M.2 NVMe SSDs and all I can think of is FINALLY!! They finally figured out how to put the sticker on the right way so when customers install it directly on a motherboard the logo is not backwards or upside-down.
 

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Is there any kind of storage bay device that uses M.2 devices? Could they build a mini device using them?

Not debating whether they would be cost effective or practical, just wondering if this exists.
 

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YES! I think SSD manufacturers were like "we like it this way" and motherboard manufacturers were like "we like it that way", seems like one side finally won the battle.

 

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do you mean those adapters to U.2? I only know Intel (750 Series) SSDs that use that, some new motherboards have the connection onboard (no adapter required).
 

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No I mean a separate container with M.2 slots that would allow for a very small footprint.

Thinking M.2 DAS or NAS

 

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Im not sure the question you are asking but there are M.2 to SATA adapters. The adapters are convenient when a laptop dies and you need to transfer the data off.
 

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He is asking if there is a enclosure that supports only M.2 SSD. Like a NAS/SAN designed for these small footprint devices.

I've seen them in the server environment before but I am not aware of any that have made it to the consumer market yet.
 

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Connector to the right seems like the only logical orientation to me: on a typical motherboard, the chipset which provides the PCIe lanes for the M.2 slot lives in the bottom-right corner of the motherboard and it makes more sense for motherboard manufacturers to put their M.2 connectors there to reduce trace length.
 

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Oh, I found this one QNAP TBS-453A NAS with 4x M.2 Drives but I don't know if that's exactly what you are reffering to.
 

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They don't work where? If you're refering to the the 950 Pro, it is fast enough to not need RAPID mode and Performance Optimization (Manual Trim) is unnecessary in Window 7 and higher.
 
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