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  1. The Corsair Force MP510 and Samsung EVO Plus seem to be very close as far as published specs, with the Corsair having an edge in endurance and in price. But there must be more to it. Has anyone come across more in-depth comparisons that would tip the scales one way or the other?
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    Current M.2 NVMe comparable to Samsung 970 EVO Plus

    TMI? I'm not sure how info about the application relates, but hopefully that was enough background. As far as I know, the Samsung EVO Plus, Corsair MP510, and WD Black SN750 are the leaders at the moment for non-enterprise NVMe. Basically just looking for opinions/thoughts on advantages in each of the three NVMe models, or on any others that may be close.
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    Current M.2 NVMe comparable to Samsung 970 EVO Plus

    PS: I don't know if temperatures come into play either. I've heard reports of some of the drives getting very hot under continual use, but I don't have much of a gauge for duty cycle yet. The previous Samsung 983 DCT got too hot to touch without even running anything, which was surprising.
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    Current M.2 NVMe comparable to Samsung 970 EVO Plus

    The EVO Plus is the one in the spotlight at the moment, but I was asking about contenders. The main two that I keep seeing are WD Black (2019 model) and Corsair. Application is neural network development, mostly. Linux, C++, Python. Lots of number-crunching. The machine has 64GB RAM, a couple 1080ti's and lots of storage. CPU has 28 lanes, so allocation is OK, given that the second GPU can be run with 8 lanes without losing much. That leaves 4 lanes for the NVMe. I'm just trying to get the best speed and endurance. May help in caching some ops, and in swap (if it comes into play), so I was also weighing 1TB vs 2TB. (The EVO Plus 2TB is not available yet) I was originally hoping to use an enterprise class Samsung 983 DCT, which has power loss protection, but I've had no fun with it. (Not recognized as a boot device by BIOS, etc) I think that's about it...
  5. I've had some trouble with my current NVMe (Samsung 983 DCT, an enterprise 1TB M.2). Considering trying 'consumer' NVMe such as Samsung's 970 EVO Plus or equivalent. The two main contenders seem to be WD Black SN750 and Corsair MP510. I haven't found much in the way of critical comparisons. Thought I'd check to see if anyone had opinions about these.
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    LSI 9207-8i with Windows 10?

    Thought I'd check back with the results: I bought two LSI 9207-8i boards. Installed under Windows 7 for now (which I prefer for development machines). I didn't reflash to IT-mode. In fact, I don't know much about that, so I just went with the stock firmware. Win7 did need the drivers to be installed. Win10 may not...I don't know yet. In any case, it seems to be running very well! On one of the systems, I trust the LSI controller more than the built-in motherboard SATA controller. I was originally considering one of the newer Syba cards when I spotted the LSI. I'm glad I went this path. Thanks to those who took the time to advise!
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    LSI 9207-8i with Windows 10?

    I'm looking for reliable 8-port SATA 6gb cards, pref PCIe v3, x8. Don't need RAID, so the 9207-8i seems like it would be a logical choice. But I haven't been able to verify whether it will run under Windows 10 or not. Do the appropriate drivers exist?