Samsung's New SM951 M.2 SSD Can Read At 2150 MB/s, But You Can't Buy It

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What's the point of a SSD if you can't buy it. If you want one for a diy build or even worse if one goes out then you can never get another one again.
Don't worry, this is probably a mass production issue that will be taken care of in time. For now charge an arm and a leg for it to high-end OEMs, and then when mass production really takes off they will offer a similar (or even a more refined) product for mass markets. I would just give it 6-8 months, surely by the end of the year everyone will have similarly speced devices available for purchase.
 

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since Asus or MSI or (othere companies) gonna buy this for their laptops they should also bundle this drive with their flagship motherboards it will make a great selling point
 

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What's the point of a SSD if you can't buy it. If you want one for a diy build or even worse if one goes out then you can never get another one again.
Don't worry, this is probably a mass production issue that will be taken care of in time. For now charge an arm and a leg for it to high-end OEMs, and then when mass production really takes off they will offer a similar (or even a more refined) product for mass markets. I would just give it 6-8 months, surely by the end of the year everyone will have similarly speced devices available for purchase.
Yeah, that situation sounds about right. I was worried as well when they said "This will only be sold to OEM's!" I was going "Oh great... have one go out in a PC or laptop and you cannot replace it with something equally fast!"
 

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What do they mean compared to its predecessor xp941, I have a xp941 here in x99 build and it is also pci-e 3.0 4x speed, Which is why it gets over 1000 read speeds.
The new one is not using a new bus speed it's using the same m.2 x4 running off pci-e 3.0, Just that the drive itself is way better tech.
 

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Yep, it's X4 but not pcie3.0 and that's the difference. And also that the 951 is an NVME drive where as the 941 was still using AHCI. (Win 8 required for NVME mode btw..) I wouldn't say that you can't buy these, just that you can't buy it in retail packaging. Places like RamCIty and Avnet have confirmed that they will have them available. I got my 941 for right at $1/GB, so I'm sure that the 951 will be a bit higher at first release and come down to about the same eventually.
 

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@Brian_R170 I'm pretty sure Apple don't use replaceable SSD's, ruling them out. I'm guessing these will go to high-end gamer and workstation laptops, as it'll probably be pretty expensive the first few months.
 

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"I'm pretty sure Apple don't use replaceable SSD's, ruling them out."

RAM isn't replaceable, but SSDs are, at least in the Macbook Pro as far as I know. They do use a proprietary connector as far as I recall.
 

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Leave it to Samsung to come up with a new technology that is going to revolutionize data transfers for everything from computers to cameras. And then not sell it.

How far up their asses are their heads?
 
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