*OFFICIAL* Alienware 15 R1/R2 Owner's Lounge

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by Mr. Fox, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. Hambone07si

    Hambone07si Notebook Enthusiast

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    I ended up taking my 15 R2 back to microcenter. It lost the 2nd hard drive for the 4th time and I was working that time and needed the files on it. That just wont cut it and now I have the new Asus G752 with G-sync and it blows the Alienware away as far as screens go and gaming. I really wanted the alienware but fancy lights aren't worth keeping it. I tried LOL
     
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    wrong section ... sorry
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2015
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    @miro_gt Psst, this is the 15's owner lounge, not 13.
     
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  6. Hambone07si

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    here's a little benchmark comparison, The Samsung PM951 PCI-e SSD that came in my Alienware 15 R2 only got about 300-310mb/s Write and 2200mb/s read. Specs for that drive say it should be 900mb/s and 2200mb/s.. Why is it only getting 310mb/s write in that laptop?

    I installed the Samsung 950 Pro 256gb PCI-e SSD in my new Asus G752 and it's getting 970mb/s and 2300mb/s write/read. That PM951 has some issue in the Alienware. I had the Pro 950 in the Alienware and it got the same 970 / 2300 like in my Asus. Might need a firmware update in that PM951 to get it working at the rated speeds.

    Just wanted to let you guys know
     
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    For you R2 owners: When you plug in the R2 to a TV with HDMI, does the audio in the system tray show up as Intel Display Audio or Nvidia/something else?
    I'm asking because the specs say HDMI 2.0 is available with nvidia, but not with amd radeon. The HDMI output may be wired to the nvidia gpu rather than the intel one, making external display via HDMI more tricky for those who dual boot linux.
     
  8. ccsasuke

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    http://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/products/flash-storage/client-ssd/MZVLV256HCHP/
    According to Samsung, PM951 has a sequential write speed of 280MB/s
     
  9. Hambone07si

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    They must have changed their specs because when it first came out and was reviewed when I was looking at them, the specs were a lot higher. Look half way down the page in the link here and see that it says 1200mb/s Seq Write.

    http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/7181/samsung-sm951-nvme-2-pcie-256gb-ssd-review/index.html

    How could the spec only be 280mb/s when during the review it was getting 1200mb/s in a desktop ?? That doesn't make sense LOL
     
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