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X1 Carbon 5th Gen SATA SSD replace with NVMe

Q: X1 Carbon 5th Gen SATA SSD replace with NVMe

Is it possible to replace the SATA SSD with a NVMe Drive? In the 4th generation the the M2 slot was capable of using nvme and sata drives.

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I recently bought ThinkPad P52S with following storage option:1TB Hard Disk Drive, 5400rpm, 2.5", SATA3  and realized that I need to change this one for  256 GB Solid State Drive, PCIe NVMe M.2 drive I am affraid even this laptop supports both models it is not easy to make this upgrade. Actually, I would like to know which parts I need to order from lenovo in odred to replace old SATA HDD with new one M.2 PCIe NVMe drive (I already have one). I tried to do it using Support - Parts & Accesories - schematic view TP_T580_P52s_Main_FRUs Components on the page: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-p-series-laptops/thinkpad-... but, honestly I could not relize what I should order.  I guess that I need one internal cable, and metalic mount "box" (size similar/same to existing SATA HDD) which contains 2 connectors (one for cable which connects mainboard and "box" (I am not sure does existing cable is good), and other connector where I should inserd M.2 PCIe SSD.I would appreciate if someone can advice which part numbers i need to purchase in order to make feasible usage of the M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD instead of aforementioned SATAIII HDD. Thanks in advance to all of you! 

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Dear all, does the X1C3 support real NVMe SSDs, like the just released Samsung SM951-NVMe?Please note that the PCIe SSD option provided by Lenovo is not a real NVMe SSD: it still is an AHCI drive, even if connects to the PCIe bus. Thanks! 










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A:NVMe support on the X1 Carbon

X1C 3rd-gen does NOT support NVMe SSD.  There is not currently any ThinkPad that supports NVMe.  This support will come in a future ThinkPad.

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I've only had my X1 Carbon 6th Gen running Windows 10 for a week and it has failed.
I walked away from my desk, came back and the laptop had rebooted and was frozen at the Lenovo splash screen. 
After waiting about 3 minutes, eventually screen goes black and doesn't budge. Wait another 3 minutes and it reboots.
 
I try to get into Lenovo diagnostics and it's incredibly sluggish between every operation, and the laptop is running quite warm.
No amount of reboots gets me anywhere.
 
I eventually get to diagnostics menu and test everything, all passes except the NVMe.
Here is the test log:
SERIAL_NUMBER: PF********BIOS_VERSION: N23ET52W (1.27 )MACHINE_MODEL: ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6thAPPLICATION_VERSION: Version 03.12.003
BEGIN_EXECUTION+++ 20180829T164101UTC STORAGE 149823606100UDI: NVMe DeviceDISPLAYNAME: NVMe Device
INFORMATION_SIZE: 476 GBROTATION_RATE: Non-rotating media detectedTEMPERATURE: Not applicablePHYSICAL_BLOCK: 512 bytesLOGICAL_BLOCK: 512 bytesNUMBER_LOGICAL_BLOCKS: 1000215216 sectorsSUPPORTED_STANDARDS:ATA_ATAPI4: Not supportedATA_ATAPI5: Not supportedATA_ATAPI6: Not supportedATA_ATAPI7: Not supportedATA_8_ACS: Not supportedSTANDARD_REVISION: NoneSTART TESTS20180829T163259UTC START STORAGE_READ_TEST20180829T163309UTC STOP STORAGE_READ_TEST FAILED 10 SSTOP TESTS UHD020020-UN8CEN--- STORAGEFINAL_EXECUTION
FINAL_RESULT_CODE U1UA6RHC1-JRV9N9
 
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I have a X1 Carbon Gen 4 (20FB).  When I bought my 512GB SSD, i remember I had to specifically  buy th same one Lenvovo bundles  (PM951 vs 950pro), otherwise the HD Password option would not be available in the BIOS.  I'd like to upgrade to 1TB.  Can anyone please provide the 1TB Samsung Model Numbers which are compatible (HD Password option in bios)?

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Is the Samsung 950 PRO -Series 512GB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD 2-Inch MZ-V 5P512BW  compatable with the Thinkpad X1-Carbon 3rd Generation? Any issues /problems?










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A:NVMe support on the X1 Carbon

The answer is no 3rd Gen x1 carbon don't have NVMe support and that this new ssd is PCIe 3.0 x4 while laptop had PCIe 2.0 x4 so answer is no best option is to buy Samsung evo 850 m.2 instead since that one works defently

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I have a brand new HP ENVY 13-AB000ND. It comes with an SATAIII SSD. (Sandisk SD8SNAT-128G-1006) My question is can I replace this with an NVME SSD? (Samsung 960 Pro) Thanks.

A:Replace stock SATAIII SSD with NVME SSD?

Hi, For storage, the series supports 1-TB, M.2 2280, PCIE, 34 SS NVMe solid-state drive supporting TLC CN part # 865697-003512-GB, M.2 2280, PCIE, 34 SS NVMe solid-state drive supporting TLC CN part # 847110-011256-GB, M.2 2280, PCIE, 34 SS NVMe solid-state drive supporting TLC CN part # 847109-013128-GB, M.2 2280, SATA-3 solid-state drive part # 827560-029 For compatible purpose, please check the existing SSD (using Bevice Manager) and buy the same brand or buy from HP using part number above (a bit more expensive but for a peace of mind). Regards.

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I managed to get hold of part 01HY319 for my trusty T460 and all works fine. It looks like this and converts from an NVME M.2 drive (M-key) to SATA Express connection on the motherboard.  SATA Express is only x2 PCI lines (rather than the 4 you get with "full" NVME support) so I was interested in performance. Performance before with a 1TB Crucial MX500 SSD SATA drive was like this  Performance afterwards with the 01HY319 part and a 1TB Samsung 960 Evo NVME drive was like this  Hope this helps anyone considering the upgrade.

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 HelloI am fairly inexperienced at this and I appreciate the help.I am trying to upgrade my stock SSD, and want to know If I can  use of the new PCIe NVMe SSD drives such as the Samsung one below. What is the maximum capacity I can use? I read on a forum 256 is the max, is that true?Thanks in advance! https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-960-EVO-Internal-MZ-V6E250BW/dp/B01LYFKX41/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=152...

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I have a X1 Carbon Gen4 1. Installed new Samsung 950 pro 512gb nvme hard drive2. setup bootable usb (2.0) stick with win7, added NVMe and USB3 drivers3. Tried to boot but it would not boot, no matter if I selected legacy or UEFI or both4. Added UEFI to usb5. Wouldnt boot with bios set to UEFI but now it would boot with both and legacy first option, strange6. Go into windows, loaded the NVMe driver but shift+F10 wouldnt work7. managed to get the command prompt via recovery.  copied install files and setup booting8. Drive would not boot.9. Inserted USB, now win7 install worked fine so I just wiped the partition and installed windows10. On reboot, windows wouldn't boot.  It goes to the boot menu.  If I select NVMe, it just goes back to the boot menu. In the BIOS, the boot menu has "NVMe0: <null string>" I've tried resetting bios to defaults, no difference I tried booting to my USB win7 install and running the repair, but that made no difference. The only way I can get windows to boot is if I insert a USB stick (even an empty drive).  Then it boots fine.  (USB HDD must be enabled in the boot menu though.)  I've never seen anything like this before and have run out of ideas. I'm thinking that the BIOS isnt seeing the NVME correctly.  I'm guessing it may have something to do with UEFI.  I could not get the USB stick to boot with UEFI or Legacy initailly.  Then when I added the UEFI file to the USB... Read more

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Hi all, I have an 20FB I am installing 64 bit windows on from USB.  Unit is brand new, build date last month orderd with 512GB NVMe SSD. Symptom:  Cant get windows 7 to install on the diskPrevious:   Incorporated USB3.0 drivers into the installer, it reads the USB with no problems                    Copied samsung NVMe WHQL v1.4.17 drivers to the USB.  Got the drivers from here: http://www.win-raid.com/t29f25-Recommended-AHCI-RAID-and-NVMe-Drivers.html                    Booting in Legacy, not UEFI Procedure:    Its basically an F6 install:                          Do a standard install until the "where do you want to install windows" screen.                          Select "Load Drivers" and install the samsung drivers (Samsung NVMe controller nvme.inf).                        Result:  "No drives were found.  Click Load Driver to provide a mass storage driver for installation. Im not 100% sure that Im installing the correct samsung drivers, but they're the only ones I can find online. Im also not 100% sure which SSD model/type I have installed and I dont want to crack open the unit to find out... I've also tried the windo... Read more

A:X1 Carbon G4 - cant install win7 on NVMe

I have installed Win 7 64-bit on a samsung nvme with great success using the same driver from your link.1. Are you able to locate the driver when you press "search" och "load drivers"? If not, ignore all USB 3.0-ports until Windows 7 are fully installed. According to TP X1 spec pdf, you have one USB 2 and one USB 3.2. What USB-port do you use when connecting your flash drive? (there are both USB 2 and 3-ports on your laptop, be sure that you Only use version 2.0 port when installing Windows 7. Try this even if you included USB3-drivers, just to eliminate potential errors)3. I am 95 % that nvme requires UEFI-boot. Try a BIOS-reset and make sure bootsettings are UEFI-compatible, and starting from USB and NVME next.

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Been going back and forth and can't seem to find a screen that can replace my Thinkpad x1 carbon 3460 1f4 screen. Have found one for the 3448. Don't know if they use the same screen and pins?  See photo for description of the replacement screen I'm looking at.  













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A:Can the Thinkpad x1 carbon 3448 laptop screen replace a Thinkpad x1 carbon 3460 1f4

The 3448 and 3460 machines use the same panels, hinges, lid, cables, etc.

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On my old T420, I was able to set a HD password on my SSD in the BIOS so that if anyone ever stole my laptop and pulled the drive, they wouldn't be able to access the data without the password. I'd like to do the same with my X1 Carbon Gen 4 with 512GB Samsung 950pro NVMe HD.  However, in the BIOS, I see no option to set a HD password.  I can set a power on password, but I don't think this means the HD is encrypted.  I assume anyone can pull the HD and read all the data.

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On my old T420, I was able to set a HD password on my SSD in the BIOS so that if anyone ever stole my laptop and pulled the drive, they wouldn't be able to access the data without the password. I'd like to do the same with my X1 Carbon Gen 4 with 512GB Samsung 950pro NVMe HD.  However, in the BIOS, I see no option to set a HD password.  I can set a power on password, but I don't think this means the HD is encrypted.  I assume anyone can pull the HD and read all the data.

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I have a 5th gen X1 Carbon with NVMe drive. I enabled encryption in BIOS. Now the motherboard is dead. Is it possible to put the NVMe drive in another identical model working X1 Carbon, boot it up with password and get access to the data again? Or does anyone know of a utility/tool to decrypt the the NVMe drive provided I have the password?

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So, I've searched and read. Gone deep into back pages for any subsantive clue as to what to do.Nothing concrete. Work sent me an X1 gen 4 i7 16 gig ram 500 gig SSD HD w 1040 screen.It's perfect for my mobile needs. Except I somehow got one with the 128 gig SSD which is quickly gettng eaten upbefore I even use it. So, I found a killer deal on a Samsung 950 Pro 512 gig PCIe NVMe SSD.Perfect. Last years model. It doesn't matter. It's still wicked fast. Now I need to clone the proprietary software from the 128 gig sata M.2 SSDto the Samsung M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD.I downloaded Macrium Reflect andgot an M.2 enclosure. The Samsung won't go in the socket of the enclosure.It just does not slot in. I took the 128 gig drive out of the X1 and tried it in the enclosure. It fits. I can see and open the folders.I put the 512 gig Samsung SSD in the X1. It fits.According to the Lenovo specs page for Carbon X1 4th gen currently published:Storage | Up to 512 GB PCIe NVMe SSDSo this will work. And according others it does.But... Now what?I can't boot off of the original drive while it's in the enclosure.I searched for an enclosure for the Samsung. Unobtainium. Some have said they just did a clean install.I can't because of all this enterprise stuff thatI will lose if I do.I really just need to clone it and call it a day.I would send it back but I had to beg for this as it is. Macrium Reflect seems to be designed around cloning from a PC to a... Read more

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Hi All,I'm about to purchase an X1 Carbon. A long time Lenovo user and a big fan.I have read conflicting articles regarding which hard drive may be the best option (with best referring to speed!). Some people have said that the PCIe-NVMe can run excruciatingly hot and actually bottleneck the whole computer whilst others have said it's blisteringly fast and makes a huge difference.I'm keen to know if:1) It makes any noticable difference to speed compared to the SATA?2) If any of you have had any heat issues with it?3) If, in your opinion, it is worth the extra money?My use case for the laptop will be heavy data analysis in Excel and SpotFire (sometimes Access) as well as playing the occasional game. I'm opting to go for the highest end X1 Carbon (i7-6600U and 16GB of Ram) so weighing on my mind is the benefit of the PCIe-NVMe.Thanks in advance.

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I would like to upgrade the SSD for the X1C Gen 4 from 1TB to 2TB. Does X1C Gen 4 compatible with Samesung NVMe SSD  960PRO 2TB?  https://www.samsung.com/us/computing/memory-storage/solid-state-drives/ssd-960-pro-m-2-2tb-mz-v6p2t0...    

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There is a new firmware release (FWNV15) for the NVMe SSD of the X1 Carbon 5th. I'm wondering if there is a way to perform the upgrade on a machine with no Windows installed on the internal SSD? I've installed Ubuntu on the NVMe SSD and have a external USB Drive with Windows 10. I tried to run the Firmware Update Utility on the "external" Windows 10 but no luck so far. Windows reboots and after it's up again the utility just shows some generic error message. Also, there doesn't seem to be a booteable ISO. Any recommendations on how to upgrade the firmware with my setup?

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Hello, I would like to know if there is an adapter that will allow me to upgrade my X1 Carbon 3443-CTO from the 180GB Intel that it has already to a samsung PM-961 NVMe SSD drive ? I have read that its not possible to do it directly and I don't really want to do a try and error thing on my business laptop and that's why I was hoping someone that may have tried this already can help me with it ? Thanks, 

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This is probably documented somewhere, but I wish to confirm normal behavior. Can I install M.2 SATA device in one of the two M.2-size slots, and NVME device in the other? Thank you.

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There is a new firmware release (FWNV15) for the NVMe SSD of the X1 Carbon 5th. I'm wondering if there is a way to perform the upgrade on a machine with no Windows installed on the internal SSD?
 
I've installed Ubuntu on the NVMe SSD and have a external USB Drive with Windows 10.
 
I tried to run the Firmware Update Utility on the "external" Windows 10 but no luck so far. Windows reboots and after it's up again the utility just shows some generic error message.
 
Also, there doesn't seem to be a booteable ISO.
 
Any recommendations on how to upgrade the firmware with my setup?
 
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A:Upgrade NVMe SSD firmware to FWNV15 (X1 Carbon 5th Gen) on Linux

The upgrade utility sometimes fails before it reboots windows with a message like "can't initializie linux system". So I investigated further and found that the updater in fact is an ELF binary  $ file fwupdater_i686_Win10_LPMoff
fwupdater_i686_Win10_LPMoff: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked, interpreter /lib/ld-linux.so.2, for GNU/Linux 3.8.13, not stripped Which also seems to be pretty easy to use: $ ./fwupdater_i686_Win10_LPMoff
PROGRESS --- start firmware update.
Usage ./fwupdater_i686_Win10_LPMoff <Model> <Serial> <Firmware> [Option]
Model : Drive Model Name.(Mandatory)
Serial : Drive Serial Number.(Mandatory)
Firmware : Firmware Image file path.(Mandatory)
Option : Additional Option string starts with `-'.(Optional)
PROGRESS --- completed with status(8). And the necessary info which firmware to use is in a file called fwwinsd.pro: $ cat fwwinsd.pro
"THNSF5512GPUK TO","5KLA5102","5KLA5104","TINYCORE","fwupdater_i686_Win10_LPMoff","5KLA5104_NVME.sig","L","TOSHIBA"
"THNSF5512GPUK TO","5KLA5103","5KLA5104","TINYCORE","fwupdater_i686_Win10_LPMoff","5KLA5104_NVME.sig","L","TOSHIBA" However, I'm not absolutely convinced I'm brave enough to run this utility  Is anyone from Lenovo in this forum who is willing to confirm my findings?

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I recently purchased an X1 Carbon 5th gen and have been trying to get my Samsung EVO 500GB NVME drive (model MZ-V6E500) to work but I continue to get ERROR 2100 (M.2) upon booting. Anyone have any luck with this? It seems that other EVO M.2 drives work fine.

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My system detects the update FWNV31 but every time I try to install it fails the same way. The computer restarts and goes to a blue screen saying "Access denied" with OK as the only option to choose. Then the laptop reboots and shows the following message: I tried this with Lenovo Vantage, System update and manually running fwwinsd.exe as administrator.  The log of fwwinsd here: https://www.heypasteit.com/clip/0ISMNH 

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I'm looking to buy the Pavilion 24-b277na, and looking up the specs on the HP website, I can see the Palau 2GF motherboard supports an M.2 SSD (http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-Pavilion-24-b200-All-in-One-Desktop-PC-series/13823536/docume...). Since the computer only comes with an HDD, I'd like to fit a small SSD into the M.2 slot. However, after a bit of reading it seems there's SATA M.2s and NVMe M.2s. I can't find out which type is supported by the computer. I'm also unclear on PCIe support - I looked up a review of a SATA Samsung 850 evo M.2, which states it doesn't support PCIe so many motherboards may not support it. So, does the computer support NVMe M.2s, and do I have to worry about PCIe support if I get a SATA M.2? Thanks in advance

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Hi, I'm looking to buy a used X1 Yoga 1st Gen.  In looking at the spec  (here, under Specifications tab), under storage I seeStorage
Some:
M.2 SSD / SATA 6.0Gb/s
Some:
M.2 SSD / PCIe NVMe, PCIe 3.0 x 4, 32Gb/sIndeed, when you look at the 50-odd US models of this unit, you see that some come with M.2 SATA 3 drives and others with M.2 PCIe/NVMe drives. If, say, I buy a unit with a SATA 3 drive, then want to upgrade, must I buy a SATA 3 drive, or can I choose either SATA or NVMe/PCIe? And on the off-chance I live large and buy a 2nd Gen, does the same answer apply? (given that the spec sheet says exactly the same thing in the Storage sub-section.) Thank you.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 13 7368 i7 6500U 12gb 512gb m.2 sata ssd. I'm wondering if you could switch from a sata ssd to nvme. just curious

A:Can you upgrade from SATA to NVME?

No - that system is SATA-only -- NVMe/PCIe is not supported.

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I have a SATA based X270. Can I still open this up and replace (or even better, add) a PCIe/NVMe drive?

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So I'm planning on upgrading my SSD from a 750 EVO somthing (~126GB) to a Samsung 970 EVO 500GB M.2 SSD. I will be going for a clean install of windows 10, and I was wondering if I have to do some settings to the BIOS like this guide suggests:

https://tinkertry.com/how-to-boot-w...ep-by-step-prep-for-windows-10-boot-from-nvme

Spoiler: Step-by-step guide from the link

From Download Windows 10, use the Download Tool 64-bit link to get MediaCreationToolx64.exe
Insert a USB 3.0 flash drive such as the SanDisk Ultra Fit and create the bootable install media
insert this flash drive into one of the blue rear USB 3.0 ports of the Supermicro SYS-5028D-TN4T

The default is Legacy, change these [and BIOS boot mode] to EFI
power up
press Del to get into BIOS
set BIOS to defaults, reboot
set BIOS to UEFI mode
go to SATA Configuration
change all SSDs you have from Hard Disk Drive to Solid State Drive
press ESC, then select PCIe/PCI/PnP Configuration
select M.2 PCI-E 3.0 X4, change from default [Legacy] to [EFI]
select SLOT 7 PCI-E 3.0 X16, change from default [Legacy] to [EFI]
optionally, for better speed, select Onboard Video Option ROM, change from default [Legacy] to [EFI], this allows you to do the next step
press ESC, select Security, select CSM Support, change from default [Legacy] to [EFI]
press ESC, select Boot Settings, Boot Mode Select, change from [Dual] default to [UEFI]
press ESC, Save Changes and Reset
if you have no data on any drives, your system will likely a... Read more

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I've been using a 2 TB Samsung SATA SSD on my T480 and I'd like to upgrade to the T490s.  So far as I know these are NVMe only laptops and I went and got a 2 TB Samsung PCIe NVME stick. From chatting with a couple of the Lenovo sales people on-line via their web site they're all stating that the new thinkpads only support going as big as 1 TB PCIe NVME. I've found that these on-line people are not always the best though.  Is anyone here able to provide a definitive answer on whether Lenovo has taken a step back like this on the limits on storage with these new thinkpads?  Is it really only 1 TB?

A:Need a straight answer on Max NVMe drives supported on the T490, T490s or X1 Carbon (7th gen)

I believe 1TB is the biggest you can order from Lenovo now, not the biggest one supported.  There would be no built-in limit, but 1TB is the biggest one that was tested and certified to work.  People install retail (rather than OEM) drives all the time, BUT the PCIe interface is more "fragile" than the simpler and slower SATA interface that was used previously.  There are reports of particular PCIe drives not working on various brands of laptops. Common sorts of compatibility involve things like timing at startup and the HDD passwords set in the BIOS and how that relates to drive encryption.  If you buy a non-Lenovo branded drive, always check the seller's return policy

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Hi Guys, I have just purchased a P72 which originally came with just one M.2 1TB which has the OS. I have purchased 2 Samsung Evos 1 TB each and have installed them In the M2 slots. Now I am trying to install the original M.2 in the SATA slot but can?t find any compatible adapters. I have already purchase the original bracket for SATA from Lenovo but can?t seem to find an adapter for the m.2 to SATA. Any pointes 

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Hi,  According to the specifications sheet, X1 Extreme supports both Sata and Nvme Ssd's. https://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20X1%20Extreme/ThinkPad_X1_Extreme_Platfo... My machine comes with an Nvme Ssd. It would be OK to add an additional Sata Ssd in the free slot, right? And use both. (Just checking, before I buy).  Thanks!Adrian

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Hello everyone,
 
I have HP EliteBook 850 G3, SKU Number: T9X18EA#BED (is it product number?) Product Serial Number: [Personal Information Removed]
 
I am almost positive that M2 slot inside my laptop has SATA connection and not NVMe. Can anyone tell me if Im wrong?
 
I watched some videos and saw some pictures of SATA and NVMe slots and when I opened my laptop the slot looked like NVMe, according to pin positions on the connector.
 
Can someone elaborate on this and perhaps tell me if I have NVMe based on my product number, maybe?

A:Elitebook 850 G3 has SATA or NVMe M2 slot?

@yowandbm Look at page 2. http://h20565.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?sp4ts.oid=7815299&docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-c04... REO

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Hello Guys,I already have "ThinkPad 1TB SAMSUNG PCIe NVME TLC OPAL M.2 SSD" part # Part No: 4XB0N10301 , so i am wondering if i order T480 with 500 GB HDD to save some money and then replace HDD  with 1 TB Samsung SSD. Will it wok?  RegardsManzoor

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Hi All I'm confused about my options, I'm looking for around a 500Gb SSD. Can my 370 take both SATA and NVMe M.2 drives ? If both is it worth spending extra on a NVMe one ? Thanks.

A:Yoga 370 (20JJS1TC00), which sdd SATA or NVMe ?

And which physical size of M.2 drives can the 370 take ? Now I read about some drives needing something called a caddy, now I'm really confused !

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Hey all! I picked up a refurb'd X270 from the Lenovo Outlet store for super cheap with a 180GB SATA SSD. I did lots of poking around on the forums to see if anyone had successfully done the upgrade to NVMe, and the concensus was mixed with no one really agreeing what parts were needed. I successfully pulled it off and wanted to share for future users! What you NEED:NVMe-capable M.2 SSDFRU 01HW969 - cable from motherboard to the M.2 adapterFRU 01HY565 - M.2 adapter and bracket I ordered my OEM parts through Encompass for around $40 shipped, not including the cheap 256GB Intel 600p SSD I already had laying around. The process took less than 10 minutes to complete. 1 - Assemble the M.2 adapter with your new NVMe SSD. NOTE: M.2 SATA SSDs are NOT compatible, ONLY NVMe.2 - Boot to BIOS, navigate to Power to disable the internal battery.3 - Remove the external battery and unscrew the screws from the bottom plate of the system, and gently remove the plate.4 - Remove the single screw holding in the existing SATA drive and gently remove from system.5 - Remove the SATA cable from the motherboard, being careful to lift the little metal latch before pulling horizontally out of the connector.6 - Attach the new cable to the motherboard. I had to bend mine a bit to make it fit, but I used the original cable to show me where to bend.7 - Attach the new cable to the M.2 adapter and install in place using the same screw.8 - Reattach the bottom plate, put in your battery, and ... Read more

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I have a SATA based X270.
 
Can I still open this up and replace (or even better, add) a PCIe/NVMe drive?
 
Moderator edit: Added model to subject.

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Does the new Inspiron 13 7000 2 in 1 7373 w 8th gen i7, 16gb, and 512 gb ship with a nvme drive?
The features section on the splash page page states the 512 ssd is nvme and the 256 is sata.
Sales says all 7373s are being shipped with sata and insists splash page is wrong
I have one on order and need to know if it will ship with a nvme drive or not
Its a deal breaker and I would like to avoid the return process over false advertising

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Hi, I have a T470 with a 256G M.2 NVME 2280. I need more storage space and not performance. (SATA III SSD) performance is ok for me. I already have 1TB SATA III 2.5 SSD drives. How can I used these 2.5 SSD drive in place of M2. NVME? Thank you in advance

A:T470 M.2 NVME 2280 to 2.5 SATA SSD downgrade

The SSD should be able to be installed without any problems. The M.2 SSD is currently plugged into the 2.5 "slot via an adapter, which should be removed before changing.

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Hello!
Tried to upgrade my E5570 (current drive is 128GB M2 SATA)  with new 512GB Intel 600p NVME SSD, but ran into problem. BIOS cannot find this drive.
Updated to latest BIOS - no luck. Disabled SATA completely - no luck. 
Windows 10 installation disk also cannot find new drive (tried many drivers)
Please help

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HI Lenovo community!I want to upgrade my t470p hdd   to  NVMe M.2 2280 Samsung 960 PRO and enjoy full speed.I read that I need adapter  but I dont know which one and will a achive full speed 2100/3500MB/s with this adapter? 

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Planning to upgrade the T470 with an SSD and trying to decide between  Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OAJ412U  For an extra $86, I could get this drive, adapter and cable:Samsung 960 EVO Series - 250GB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD (MZ-V6E250BW)https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-960-EVO-Internal-MZ-V6E250BW/dp/B01LYFKX41 https://lenovo.encompass.com/item/11093685/Lenovo/01AX994/Ct470_Adapter_Hdd_Asm_Brackethttps://lenovo.encompass.com/item/11093086/Lenovo/00UR496/Cable_M.2_Ssd Apparently, the 960 EVO would give me about 2 to 3 times faster performance than the SATA SSD. Which one would you guys choose if it were you considering the usage is mainly coding and watching videos? Any insights would be great. Thank you. 

A:SATA or PCIe NVMe SSD for Thinkpad T470?

Yoga2Pro_23 wrote:...
Which one would you guys choose if it were you considering the usage is mainly coding and watching videos? Any insights would be great. Thank you. 

That depends.  Are we spending your money or mine?
 
Given your use case I'd probably use the extra $ to go with a 500GB 2.5" SSD.  Then again, I'm a spec snob and might not be able to resist the NVMe drive.
 
As you've already figured out, the 470 only uses 2 PCIe lanes so that limits the NVMe SSD to something like 1700MB/sec.  The SATA unit would be more like 500MB/sec or so.  In practice, you'd probably never notice a difference.
 
FWIW,
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I have a weird issue with my P70's. I have six of them. They all have Windows 7 installed on NVME M2 drives. Recently we decided to get them on Windows 10 but keep the Windows 7 environment in place for a year or so in case the Win 7 environment is needed. We do not have a 2.5 inch drive at all. So we bought an additional SATA M2 drive for each machine since the P70's have two M2 slots. I installed the SATA M2 drive in the second slot and installed Windows 10 on it. No problem with that. I can hit F12 and load into either drive with no issues. Here is my problem ... I wanted to go into the BIOS and set the new Windows 10 drive as the default so they don't have to hit F12 every time they boot up. When in the BIOS I hit the right arrow key to move to the startup options section. Once I get to that menu section the computer freezes and becomes completely unresponsive. You have to hold the power button down to turn it off.  This behavior occurs on ALL 6 laptops. If I remove either drive the BIOS is once again responsive. I even tried swapping slots but the BIOS still locks up. I did a BIOS update but the issue persists. So for now 2 of the machines luckily boot to the Windows 10 environment by default. The other 3 have to hit F12 on every boot up and select the Windows 10 drive.  I do have one last laptop that will need to be done this month so I am trying to solve this before I can get my hands on it. I am goi... Read more

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Hello,i have Thinkpad Yoga 260, model number 20FES0X105 Does it suppoer NVMe PCIe ?In tech specs there are some models with NVMe support, some are SATA only. How can I check if my model supports NVMe ssd? Or generally - Is there any public database where i can check exact config of any Thinkpad laptop according serial/model number (what type of display, if RAM is soldered on boards, etc..) Thank you,  

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Hello, I have the following laptop ideapad700-15isk with i5-6300hq, 8gb of ram, 950m 4gb and a 1tb hdd.I want to buy a m.2 ssd and use both hdd and ssd. The ssd would be use for OS and the hdd for storage of files.From what I've read I understand that both samsung 850 evo(sata3) and samsung 960evo(nvme) would work.My question is would the samsung960evo(nvme) disable my sata 3 port and would not allow me to use in the same time the hdd?And is the speed difference from 850 evo to 960 evo worth for daily use? OS and Browser activity? Thank you,    

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For some reason, the Samsung 960 M.2 NVMe will not boot in an XPS8920 system with SATA set to ACHI.  With SATA set to RAID, it works just fine.  I wanted a larger replacement that I could boot Windows on without having to use SATA-RAID.
Before returning the computer to the store I decided to exchange the Samsung for another if I could find one. So far I've been pretty loyal to Samsung and not really bothered looking at other SSD's.
I exchanged it for the Toshiba OCZ RD400 1TB PCIe NVMe M.2. The logic being that since Dell shipped a Toshiba in the original system, this might have the best chance to work if any would.
To be clear, in my specific case, WORK, means allow me to have the BIOS set to SATA-ACHI and boot from this drive in the M.2 slot. Something the Samsung could not (currently) do.
Somewhat surprising, it works!
So if you have an XPS8920, want to put in a new/different M.2 NVMe SSD, and desire to boot from this SSD with the BIOS set to SATA-ACHI, the Toshiba above will work. Probably others might also. Caveat: As of today at least, with the 1.0.4 BIOS that's currently available in this system.
I've not bothered with any benchmarks yet or even had time to install the Toshiba drivers which they recommend for peak performance.
This is how I migrated my original Dell SSD to the Toshiba RD400 - with ALL original partitions intact. I've not tested the recovery partition but I was most interested in the diagnostics partition and it works fine ... Read more

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