|Item model number||MZHPV256HDGL|
|Hardware Platform||Laptop, PC|
|Item Weight||0.353 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||3.15 x 0.87 x 0.15 inches|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||3.15 x 0.87 x 0.15 inches|
|Flash Memory Size||256 GB|
|Manufacturer||Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Date First Available||March 31, 2015|
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Samsung SM951 256GB PCIe Gen3 8Gb/s x4 M.2 80mm (AHCI Version) Solid State Drive SSD
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|Compatible Devices||Works with most motherboards and notebooks with a compatible M.2 PCIe interface slot. Includes Z97 and X99 motherboards and pre-cylindrical Mac Pro. Not compatible with the MacBook, MacBook Air or MacBook Pro See more|
|Digital Storage Capacity||256 GB|
|Hardware Interface||Solid State Drive, PCI|
|Read Speed||2150 Megabytes Per Second|
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- M.2 Interface: PCIe 3.0 x4 lanes, up to 32Gb/s
- MTBF: 1.5 Million Hours / RoHS Compliant
- Compliant with PCI Express Base Specification Rev. 3.0
- ? Works with most motherboards and notebooks with a compatible M.2 PCIe interface slot. Includes Z97 and X99 motherboards and pre-cylindrical Mac Pro. IMPORTANT NOTE: "NOT Compatible" with the MacBook, MacBook Air or MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Mini, or the current 'cylindrical' model Mac Pro
- Support Standard AHCI driver
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|Compatible Devices||Works with most motherboards and notebooks with a compatible M.2 PCIe interface slot. Includes Z97 and X99 motherboards and pre-cylindrical Mac Pro. Not compatible with the MacBook, MacBook Air or MacBook Pro||—||This drive is compatible with servers and arrays that accept M.2 2280 PCIe drives||—||Laptop||This drive is compatible with servers and arrays that accept M.2 2280 PCIe drives|
|Data Transfer Rate||3938 MB per second||3500 Mb per second||3938 Mb per second||—||550 Mb per second||2280 Gb per second|
|Digital Storage Capacity||256.0 GB||500 GB||500 GB||256.0 GB||250 GB||512 GB|
|Hardware Interface||Solid State Drive, PCI||PCI Express x4||Solid State Drive||PCI||SATA 6.0 Gb/s||SATA 3.0 Gb/s|
|Hardware Platform||PC, laptop||PC||—||laptop, PC||PC, Mac||PC|
|Item Dimensions||3.15 x 0.87 x 0.15 inches||0.87 x 0.90 x 3.15 inches||0.87 x 3.15 x 0.90 inches||4.72 x 2.60 x 0.31 inches||3.15 x 0.87 x 0.09 inches||0.87 x 3.15 x 0.90 inches|
|Item Weight||0.35 ounces||0.28 ounces||1.92 ounces||0.64 ounces||0.28 ounces||1.92 ounces|
|Optical Storage Read Speed||2150 Mbps||—||—||—||—||—|
Samsung SM951 256 GB Internal Solid State Drive MZHPV256HDGL-00000 Internal Hard Drives
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This drive is an OEM laptop drive but can be installed in Desktops with the latest PCIe 3.0 M.2and UEFI support.
Cons : Samsung OEM product, not sold as retail so Samsung offers little no support so you have to have pretty advanced skills to get this to run as Windows boot drive. Don't buy this and expect it to be plug and play.
Other Thoughts : The SM951 won't show in Asus x99 BIOS as boot drive when first attached. But it will show in BIOS after you have sucessfully installed Windows on it so be patient. You will see it during the windows install when you are prompted to select the drive location for your new Windows install but you might get an error message that Windows can't install on it. I tried many times and failed at this point.
The trick for me (not in the guides) was to first attach the SM951 to the MB along with a proven boot drive with Windows 8.1. Then boot the system with the proven Windows 8.1 install. Then use Windows Disk Management to initialize the SM951 as GPT (or convert to GPT if MBR exists). Remember the SM951 and the USB boot drive need to be GPT and UEFI. Now install Windows 8.1 to the SM951 from a bootable USB (GPT + UEFI) Windows 8.1 ISO made by Rufus or Windows Bootable Image Creator (see guides below). In order for Windows to install at this point the SM951 needs to show as unallocated space. If you get an Error trying to select the SM951 as disk just use ADVANCED to delete the volume on the sm951 and it will show as unallocated space.
Good guide here for install with Asus X99: (Format in GPT and do everything in UEFI)
Good Guide here to create bootable USB using Windows Bootable Image Creator
Good guide here for generic Bios and bootable USB Windows Installer using Rufus
Computer would post and attempt to boot, when booting from a USB windows install media it would see the drive but would not allow installation onto this drive due to "Firmware issue that prevents windows from booting from this drive".
When going into the bios to select it as a bootable drive, the bios would lockup at a black screen with a white pointer. 1 in 5 bootups I could get into the bios, but would not recognize the drive in either M2 slot on this board (the 2x or the 4x).
I started with bios version 1.14 and upgraded to 1.30 to try to fix the issue to no avail.
This drive is an upgrade replacement to an XP941 M2 pcie SSD thats the same size (256gb), so I know both M2 slots are working perfect.
The drive I received has firmware BXW2500Q 2015.03 but seems more or less DOA. I can't find anywhere online to download an upgrade or downgrade firmware for these drives.
Update: received a beta bios from Asrock and the SSD is functioning now (without uefi support though) but at least I know it's a bios issue and not a hardware issue.
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Installation is as simple as plugging the SSD into a comparable card and into a spare PCI slot. Power up the Mac and re install OSX onto the new drive.
The only downside is it will show as an external drive, however it has no issues like this and still works flawlessly.
A brilliant product - there is very little to touch it - especially at this price - for read/write performance
Very easy to install and surprisingly small!