*OFFICIAL* Alienware Area-51M Owner's Lounge

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  1. Muyfa666

    Muyfa666 Notebook Evangelist

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    Is it faster than a regular 860 evo ssd?
     
  2. S.K

    S.K Batch 80286

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    860 evo is a SATA ssd. It doesn't even stand in the same league as the slowest NVMe ssd. SATA ssd drives are bottlenecked by the sata protocol's max data limit (around 600MB per second). NVMe ssd drives are generally WAY faster (in this particular case, roughly 3 times faster than max SATA limit).
     
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    VoodooChild Notebook Evangelist

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    Its 4 times faster... 500 Mbps vs 2000 Mbps.... night and day! Cheaper than a 860 Evo too, that's why I bought it in the first place.

    Sent from a Galaxy S9+
     
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  4. Muyfa666

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    That's awesome. Maybe I'll get one then! How's reliability? Did you have a link for proper heatsinks that will fit the 51M?
     
  5. VoodooChild

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    I would say the drive is very underrated, having used it for one month, it's been nothing short of awesome. I had Dell default heat sinks bought from Hidevolution when I first ordered the system.

    As of right now, I've two Area 51m in my possession. So, I've two of everything at this very moment. Two i7s, two 2080s, two 144Hz screens and even two heatsinks.... Damn!

    Sent from a Galaxy S9+
     
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  6. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Only issue with NVMe is heat, when its near boiling temps SATA based SSD perform almost on-par. You will see that Random read/write on SATA will be superior than severely hot NVMe drives be it from Samsung or Micron or ADATA or SK Hynix.
    Then Crucial P1 is very underrated and so is the 660p. Only issue is, the SLC caching isn't adjustable.
     
  7. nkc

    nkc Notebook Consultant

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    So did u finally figure out why the first one just died ?
     
  8. S.K

    S.K Batch 80286

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    So which one are you keeping? Do a motherboard and DGFF 2080 cross analysis and check out what works best in your case (including the CPU. One should work better than the other. Same goes for DGFF). ;)
     
  9. Muyfa666

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    I found a Dell original m.2 heatsink on eBay. Guess that works. ;-)
     
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    Judrick Notebook Guru

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    Dumb question but when you go to download drivers for the GPU, do I chose “2070 notebook” or just regular 2070.
     
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