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Reinstall windows on NVME, for max performance?

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by opethdisciple, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. opethdisciple

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 18, 2010

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    So I just took the plunge on a 970 Evo as an upgrade from my MX100.

    Is it perceptibly faster or have I wasted my money?

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    Last edited: Nov 9, 2018
  2. Radox-0

    Wise Guy

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    Depends on your use case. If it’s as a boot drive or for gaming on then no real differences. If you have a workload or task that can leverage it then sure. Other benefit I suppose is no cables!
     
  3. opethdisciple

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 18, 2010

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    Location: London

    Q.

    I've noticed on the Samsung website that there is an NVME driver. Do I need to install this?

    When I set up a 970 Evo on a mates machine I wasn't aware of this driver and just let windows do it's thing.

    Also to flash firmware do I do it through the magician software?
     
  4. Jamin280672

    Hitman

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    Yes and Yes
     
  5. opethdisciple

    Capodecina

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    Location: London

    Thanks
     
  6. opethdisciple

    Capodecina

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    Question.

    I can clone my existing drive to the new 970.

    But is there any performance loss doing this? Am I better off reinstalling windows for maximum performance?
     
  7. bledd

    Don

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    Besides being a fresh install with zero 3rd party software, there'd be no benefit.

    Personally I like doing fresh installs with new kit like this :)
     
  8. opethdisciple

    Capodecina

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    I can announce that switching from my Crucial MX100 to a 970 EVO has netted me ZERO performance gain. (Games)

    Synthetic benchmarks I am over TEN times the speed. But windows and game load times remain unchanged.
     
  9. muziqaz

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 10, 2009

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    That's the problem with todays software, it does not use your hardware to the fullest. You can sleep better knowing that you renewed your SSD, as MX100 seem to be 4 years old now, and SSDs have limited lifespan, especially the older ones (except, Intels Optane, that thing is completely unusable for any serious workloads), so with new SSD you reset the failure clock back :) I have one of the very first OCZ SSD drives still running in my main system, but this is going to be replaced by Samsung NVMe drive once I switch everything over to Ryzen system.
     
  10. willhub

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    I'm upgrading from a Samung Oem 250GB M2 SSD to an Evo 970 500GB. I wanted more C drive space but the odd benefit with file transfers isn't going to go amiss.