*OFFICIAL* Alienware Area-51M R1 Owner's Lounge

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by ssj92, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOKs Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    https://www.tomshardware.com/uk/news/best-deals-on-tech
     
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    PLANTONE Notebook Geek

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    Thanks for the deals but PRO is still better?
     
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    etern4l Notebook Virtuoso

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    Yes, but is it 2x better? For most people the answer is: lol, no.
     
  4. PLANTONE

    PLANTONE Notebook Geek

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    So prime day here selling Samsung 1tb evo plus for $176AU after cashback
    That good value?
    Should replace all 3 drives with these?
     
  5. Spartan@HIDevolution

    Spartan@HIDevolution Company Representative

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    Do what you want, it's your system/your money. I wouldn't let a Samsung drive near any of my machines. This coming from someone who has owned the legendary 840 PRO (best sustained/real world performance MLC NAND SSD), 840 EVO, 850 PRO/ EVO/ 960 PRO..... the m.2 drives always overheat even with a heatsink and thermal throttle after a while. Sure they're designed to destroy other drives in synthetic benchmarks but I've seen other drives like the WD PC SN730 that I am using in my Area-51m R2 and the HP EX950 being much snappier. as the SSD Dr. @tilleroftheearth always taught me, don't always trust the benchmarks, trust your feelings (snappiness beats everything)
     
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  6. etern4l

    etern4l Notebook Virtuoso

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    I have had no issues with Samsung drives, even my old 940 or 950, don't remember. My 1TB 970 plus is indeed 5-10C hotter that my secondary 2TB Corsair MP 510, but still very reasonable. Haven't observed any throttling or lack of snapiness. I guess experiences with older models don't necessarily apply to newer iterations. It could also be that your usage is heavier on I/O than mine.
     
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  7. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOKs Sucks! Dont waste your $$$ on FILTHY

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    Yeah, it's not about fancy bench numbers, but more about sustained performance/reliablity. Not much come close to Samsung's Pro disks with MLC nand. And if you had overheating problems, then you bought the wrong machine for the job:)

    Regarding snapiness. You know there is something called Placebo effect Syndrome?

    I can't remember how many times you run into the same trap. Don't always trust your feelings, bruh.
     
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  8. VoodooBane

    VoodooBane Notebook Consultant

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    IT liveessssssss!!!!!!!!! i have 2933 mhz!!!!!
     
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  9. Fire Tiger

    Fire Tiger Notebook Deity

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    Which RAM did you use to mod? I wonder if HyperX can be modded.
     
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    Zer0K Notebook Consultant

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    I will receive this mod the day after tomorrow and if everything is ok, then I will give a link to this seller.
    Speaking of writing SPD firmware. If you have problems to finding computer with write permission, our Chinese friends have a solution.
    This system allows SPD flash via USB. Works great ;)
     

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