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Can't install Windows 10 on T460s with Samsung 950 PRO NVMe M.2 SSD

Q: Can't install Windows 10 on T460s with Samsung 950 PRO NVMe M.2 SSD

I've read the various forum threads regarding M700's, 900's and m.2 drives. None of them directly answer the question of compatibility with a Samsung 960 Pro. I have added the 960 Pro to an m700 tiny with Windows 7. The drive does not show up in BIOS nor is it available in the OS. I've downloaded the drivers as well as Samsung Magician. Both say no drive found. I am leaving the original SSD in as boot drive. Any ideas?

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Preferred Solution: Can't install Windows 10 on T460s with Samsung 950 PRO NVMe M.2 SSD

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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I can't install Windows 10 on my brand-new T460s. It was shipped with Windows 7. The original Windows 7 booted fineI started the Windows 10 setup from bootable USBI erased all partitions on the system and then tried to create a new oneThe the error message is shown: Windows can't be installed on this drive (Show details)Windows cannot be installed on this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the BIOS menu. SSD: Samsung 950 Pro NVMe M.2 SSD, MZ-VKV512Lenovo Bios: 1.11Windows 10 ISO: en_windows_10_n_multiple_editions_version_1511_updated_apr_2016_x64_dvd_8710592.iso
























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Im attempting a clean install of Windows 10 on a XPS15 with the 256gb PM951 NVMe SSD.  Whenever the bios is in the UEFI mode, the windows installed does not see the SSD drive.  I can install windows in legacy mode with the GP partition style but not in UEFI mode.  Im using a bootable usb drive which is UEFI.  I think having the driver for the SSD might help but i cannot find it anywhere.  Any help would be appreciated.  

A:Windows 10 UEFI install on samsung PM951 NVMe ssd failing.

Sounds kind of like you have BIOS set for RAID but didn't pre-load the RAID drivers.  Either need to pre-load the drivers or switch to ACHI.

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Microsoft has released NVMe Hotfixes 2990941 & 3087873 that add native NVMe drivers to Windows 7.
However if I am say installing Windows 7 SP1 on say Samsung NVme drive and Samsung has released suitable drivers in the form of INF, SYS and CAT files, do I really need to integrate these MS Hotfixes in Windows 7?
Can Windows 7 SP1 supplied with Samsung NVMe drivers (Either slip streamed or during install) be able to detect Samsung NVMe drive and install itself on to it?
As the title says are those MS Hotfixes a must (sort of pre-requsite) to get NVMe drive detected during installation, apart from any vendor provided drivers?
Thanks.

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Hi!
Has anyone installed a Samsung 960 into the PCIe-bus card place?
With success...'

I've seen from previous Dell-site that xps 8920 has been sold with 256 GB ssd pcie x4 dysk?!
What does "dysk" mean?
What type of ssd has that been?
Where has it been installed?
Is there a different bios-version for these PCs vs ones without ssd and only having a 32GB ssd cache onboard?

If successfully able ti install Samsung 960 (with OS and other programs onboard it) is there any use of still having the 32GB ssd cache to remain on the motherboards m2-place? Hence to still be directed to speed up the hdd as is now? Or can the ssd cache only function as intended if the OS is also on the drive to which the ssd-drive is directed to?

On the motherboard there are an m2-slot but Ive heard that this only supports sata-format and is not applicable for the nvme/pcie format?!

Thanks

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Hello, is it possible to install the  Samsung sm951 NVMe PCIe  on ZBook G3?And then install Widowsn 10 on SSD by mean of USB UEFI?Is there any issue with Bios/UEFI or sm951 Driver?  Are they in my workstation even if it is not native with SSD? Thanks for your help.Gianluca

A:How to install Samsung sm951 NVMe OEM on ZBook G3?

Samsung 950 and 951 are incompitable with HP Zbook G3 series. Those two hardwares may take long time to boot and much slower than normal boot time.




I am an HP employee.

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Dears, Is  possible install SSD SM951-NVMe M.2 (samsung) on HP Pavilion 15-ak050nw. I have bought HP Pavilion 15-ak050nw and would like to add SSD m.2 faster then 5xxMb/sWin10 will start from SSD, m.2 I think aboutDysk SSD Samsung M.2 2280 256GB, PCIe 3.0 (MZVPV256HDGL-00000)Interface : M.2(NGFF)   PCI-Express   NAND: MLC 16nm I have not found clear answer  on this forumCould you support me or send other proposal for SSD m.2 Regards RaPa

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Hello,
 
I have a M900 and an Samsung NVMe SSD 960 EVO M.2. On the Aminboard is a slot for a M.2 device. This is not the right one for the Samsung SSD. So I have bought an adapter (aqua computer - kyroM.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NGFF PCIe SSD, M-Key mit Passivkühler). After installing (PCIeSlot 4x) and booting the SSD is not recognized in the BIOS and in Windows (10 Prof. 64Bit).
Where is the problem? Is the adapter wrong?
 
Mod:  edited the Subject line with a problem description

A:M900: Samsung M.2 NVMe SSD 960 EVO - how to install, slow throughput

That card you ordered definitely is not right.
 
I think this StarTech PCIe card is more what you need.
 

Supports PCIe M.2 SSDs
The adapter supports PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (M Key) and PCIe-AHCI M.2 SSDs including 2242, 2260, 2280, and 22110 drives. The expansion slot adapter supports the most common drive sizes including 110 mm, 80 mm, 60 mm and 42 mm.
 
 
Here's another card that is also acceptable.
 

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so I'm considering getting a Samsung 970 PRO 512GB Internal PCI Express 3.0 x4 (NVMe) SSD for my P52 as a second SSD. How do I install it? Do I need to buy anything additional like I would need to for a SATA drive (which in that case is the bracket/cable)?  Also, where is the official SATA stuff for the P52? This website doesn't look official.

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I have just purchased a new Dell XPS 8920 that comes configured with a 250GB NVMe M2 drive as the boot drive and I?d like to replace this with a Samsung 1TB 960 Pro MVMe M2 drive however I can find no way to load the Dell OS Recovery in a way that it can see the new disk and load Windows 10.   BIOS sees the drive, but not the recovery tool.   Has anyone got any suggestions or tried to do this?

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Hello,
 
I have a M900 and an Samsung NVMe SSD 960 EVO M.2. On the Aminboard is a slot for a M.2 device. This is not the right one for the Samsung SSD. So I have bought an adapter (aqua computer - kyroM.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NGFF PCIe SSD, M-Key mit Passivkühler). After installing (PCIeSlot 4x) and booting the SSD is not recognized in the BIOS and in Windows (10 Prof. 64Bit).
Where is the problem? Is the adapter wrong?
 
Mod:  edited the Subject line with a problem description

A:M900 Tower & SFF: Samsung M.2 NVMe SSD 960 970 - how to install, check throughput (PCIe card)

That card you ordered definitely is not right.
 
I think this StarTech PCIe card is more what you need.
 

Supports PCIe M.2 SSDs
The adapter supports PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (M Key) and PCIe-AHCI M.2 SSDs including 2242, 2260, 2280, and 22110 drives. The expansion slot adapter supports the most common drive sizes including 110 mm, 80 mm, 60 mm and 42 mm.
 
 
Here's another card that is also acceptable.
 

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I'm reading mixed messages when installing Windows 7 on the Samsung PM951 NVMe M.2 drive. Under SATA Operation should RAID be selected or AHCI?
I have already copied my Windows 7 x64 ISO to USB using Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool found here, http://wudt.codeplex.com/
I have already integrated USB 3.0 support by installing Windows 7 USB 3.0 Creator Utility from here, downloadcenter.intel.com/.../Windows-7-USB-3-0-Creator-Utility
I have downloaded Samsung NVMe driver v1.4.7.17 WHQL f6 drivers from here, www.win-raid.com/t29f25-Recommended-AHCI-RAID-and-NVMe-Drivers.html
My Windows 7 installation now sees the PM951 drive, but I want to be sure before I proceed with the installation if SATA needs to be on RAID or AHCI.
Thanks in advance!

A:Installing Windows 7 Pro x64 on XPS 13 9350 Samsung PM951 NVMe

Thanks to Optical for all the advice.
 
What worked for me.
 
The W7 download tool installed W7 onto a USB flash drive but I could not get the Windows 7 USB 3.0 Creator Utility to work – I was advised that “this computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software usb 3.0”.  Further research provided further suggestions…
 
I was able to install the USB 3 drivers following the instructions in this link  http://codeabitwiser.com/2014/03/how-to-install-windows-7-with-only-usb-3-0-ports/
Next I added the Samsung PM951 NVMe to the root of the flash drive.
Checked that the flash drive would boot. 
Started the W7 installation.  At the first opportunity to “load driver” I navigated to the Samsung PM951 NVMe drivers and selected “64bit”.  The rest of the installation went like clockwork.
Updating W7 produced a problem – it said that Service Pack 1 (which I thought was on my USB flash drive) failed to load. 
Decided to delete all partitions  - Dell advice https://www.dell.com/support/Article/uk/en/ukdhs1/SLN116104/EN
And successfully installed W7 again.
Updating W7 again…

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Hello everyone,

I have encountered a problem with Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2 NVMe. I would appreciate your help as my knowledge in hardware and software is minimal. So thank you in advance.

I have just finished installing windows 10 in a new pc while using old HDD drives I had from my older pc. I have purchased Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2 NVMe to be my boot drive and purchased the samsung 850 ssd for regular storage.

In addition to the above I already had 2 older HDDs from my previous pc that I connected them for extra storage.
When I started the windows 10 installation I chose custom so that I could choose the NVME ssd for installation and boot, however, I noticed that I couldn't differentiate between the two samsung ssds as both were 512 gb and windows only called each 'drive 1 or drive 2' and so on.

So, I randomly chose one and I think it appears to be the 850 that was installed, to my dismay.
Now the issue is that I cannot locate the NVME drive on 'this pc' although it is seen in BIOS for boot drive. To confuse me even more, in the BIOS I cannot see the M_1 slot when I go to advenced then storage in BIOS, the other 3 drives are located by their different satas.
I don't know what to do.
to summarise I would appreciate it if someone can help me in getting:
1 - the samsung 950 to be my installed windows, currently it says its the boot drive but i dont know if it needs to have windows installed on it
2 - to have the NVME recognised by windows so I can use it for storage an... Read more

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For my recently bought E5570 Latitude I bought an new/bigger/faster SSD.
It's the Samsung 950 PRO with the PCIe connection and NVMe support.
I have created an Windows 10 install USB to doe a fresh install but windows does not see/detect the drive.
-edit-I was able to install windows by loading the F6 drivers for Intel Rapid Storage.
But not the less funny part, I only hit about 1000Mb/s reading while it should be around 2500Mb/s.Now samsung has a special NVME driver but that states no NVME drive is installed.Also samsung magician does not detect the drive correctly. The name is all weird and it has 0Gb storage.
Did anyone already come accross this issue?And if so how did you solve it

A:Windows 10 does not see/detect Samsung 950 PRO M2. PCIE/NVMe drive

Here is the guideline from Dell: 

Im also interested in E5570, some questions:
1. Quite many user reviews complain about high-frequency noise coming from mobo or PSU unit. Can you confirm?
2. Would you know if any available Dell SSD option is actually NVMe?
Also, the trouble is, you have to buy M.2 SSD from Dell in order to get 6cell battery.

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In this discussion, Amy from Lenovo recommends that we purchase Lenovo SSDs if we want thermal management: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/Can-I-add-a-Samsung-950-Pro-NVMe-SSD-to-... The link no longer directs us to a particular model. So I perform a search on the Lenovo site and see (among others) this model: ThinkPad 256GB SAMSUNG PCIe NVME TLC OPAL M.2 SSD http://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/accessories-and-monitors/memory-and-storage/storage/HDD-BO-ThinkPad-M-2... What is this? A Samsung SSD rebranded as a Lenovo SSD? Would I gain in compatibility with such a drive or not, and specifically regarding thermal management? Also, is there a misprint below concerning the read speed? "ThinkPad 256GB SAMSUNG PCIe NVME TLC OPAL M.2 SSD supporting PCIe 3.0 interface standard up to 4 lanes shows much faster performance than previous SATA SSDs. It's sequential performance is up to 300MB/s for read operation and 1700MB/s for write operation by 4 lanes. Test-Prove 100% Compatible with ThinkPad machines. " That has to be 3000MB/S, right? 

A:Thinkpad-Samsung or Lenovo-Samsung NVMe SSD? What is this?

My impression is that even Lenovo themselves does not have a clue.

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Hello all, I'm trying to upgrade the SSD in my T460s from M.2 SATA to M.2 NVMe but I'm running into problems. The T460s is compatible with both SATA and NVMe so I know the system can accept an NVMe. I am currently running Windows 7 Pro and have fully updated Windows and I have also updated the BIOS and reset the startup to UEFI in BIOS as the SATA drive uses GPT. I create a system image from the old SATA drive and transfer it over the NVMe drive. The transfer is successful and the computer boots up but when Windows starts to boot that where it seems to fail and I get an error message that briefly flashes over a blue screen (it's gone before i can read it). Is there a setting I'm missing or maybe should I upgrade to Windows 10 first then try to transfer an image over to the NVMe? Any insight would be appreciated.Thanks!

A:Upgrading T460s from M.2 SATA to M.2 NVMe (970 EVO)

You're probably missing an NVMe driver.  Updating to '10 _might_ add that driver.  I've not tested that.
 
There is a hotfix that should add the driver (if I'm reading it right, never tried that either...) after which you could try cloning again.
 
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2990941/update-to-add-native-driver-support-in-nvm-express-...
 
I have added an NVMe driver to installation media.  That does work - but is a real pain.  And you'd have to do a full reinstall.
 
Z.
 

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Hello,I've bought a T460s with a stock 256gb sata ssd and I wanted to upgrade it to a fast NVMe storage however there is an issue of speed. The stock drive works just fine as rated, however NVMe drive is incredibly slow, far below specification and in some regards even slower than a mechanical hard drive. Here are results :https://i.imgur.com/gPh0WRt.pngSo in attempt of fixing the issue I have tried numerous things, here's a list.- First I tried the nvme drive in a different system to see if it's not faulty, it was connected through an adapter in my desktop system so the performance was sub par true potential, but still far above the speeds I'm getting with the laptop - https://i.imgur.com/nHhK1p1.pngmy nvme drive on the left and my desktop 2.5 inch standard sata ssd on the right - the drive is certainly not the issue here- update the bios, the laptop I bought had stock bios on it, so I have tried updating it to a newest version with the meltdown/spectre fixes, that did not help, I have also tried flashing one below version to see if the meltdown stuff affects performance, but it does not- I looked into bios options if the drive is limited to sata or something like that, but didn't find any options there, win 10 was installed in UEFI mode- I'm running Win 10 PRO with all the updates as of 14.01.2018, I tried bootable ubuntu live usb and try benchmarking the drive with hdparm and the in built benchmark tool, same results as on windows, I have not tried Win 7 yet but I think I ... Read more

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Hello, Im trying to get a clarification if my Lenovo "T460s" utilizes NVME. I've seen some forums butn the answers are not clear. It says ti doesnt and it says it does. Could you guys help me out? Thanks.

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Hello, I've bought a T460s with a stock 256gb sata ssd and I wanted to upgrade it to a fast NVMe storage however there is an issue of speed. The stock drive works just fine as rated, however NVMe drive is incredibly slow, far below specification and in some regards even slower than a mechanical hard drive. Here are results : So in attempt of fixing the issue I have tried numerous things, here's a list.- First I tried the nvme drive in a different system to see if it's not faulty, it was connected through an adapter in my desktop system so the performance was sub par true potential, but still far above the speeds I'm getting with the laptop - my nvme drive on the left and my desktop 2.5 inch standard sata ssd on the right - the drive is certainly not the issue here- update the bios, the laptop I bought had stock bios on it, so I have tried updating it to a newest version with the meltdown/spectre fixes, that did not help, I have also tried flashing one below version to see if the meltdown stuff affects performance, but it does not- I looked into bios options if the drive is limited to sata or something like that, but didn't find any options there, win 10 was installed in UEFI mode- I'm running Win 10 PRO with all the updates as of 14.01.2018, I tried bootable ubuntu live usb and try benchmarking the drive with hdparm and the in built benchmark tool, same results as on windows, I have not tried Win 7 yet but I think I can safely assume that won't help either.- Some pe... Read more

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Hi Community, I need some advice. I currently have an aging T460s w/ a 1TB SATA SSD in it. I'd like to upgrade to NVMe. My number one concern is battery life. I need to squeeze as much battery life as I can from the system since I'm a very mobile / remote worker. My understanding is that OEM SSDs provide worse performance but better battery on these laptops. AFAIK, the stock OEM that shipped w/ the T460s was the Samsung PM961 which according to the latest benchmarks I can find should also provide the best battery life. I recently found a great deal on a SM961 1TB. Does anyone know if this was OEM shipped with any Lenovos? I'd like to be able to update the drivers on it. Additionally, the ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro looks to be decent with power consumption as well. Does anyone know if it might be better (from a battery life perspective, not performance) than the SM961?  Thanks in advance!-Ryan

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Hello, Our MDT system (WinPE 3.0) is not detecting the new SSD that came on the T470s that we bought. The T460s already came with this new type of SSD, and we just imported the storage drivers and everything works fine. With the t470s the hdd is not detected. Are we missing any more driver? Thanks Claudio

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I wanted to upgrade my T460s from the smaller M.2 sata drive to a larger 512 gig ADATA NVMe SX8200 Pro drive. When i install the NVMe drive into the slot, the machine won't turn on/power on at all, totally dead. When i install the the original M.2 drive back in, it powers on and boots up fine. From what i have read from the hardware manual and from what i have read from the forums that the T460s supports the NVMe protocal. Am i missing something here? Is there a whitelist on the brand of NVMe drive that can be used in this machine? I could not find any such information. Thank you. 

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Hi Community, I need some advice. I currently have an aging T460s w/ a 1TB SATA SSD in it. I'd like to upgrade to NVMe. My number one concern is battery life. I need to squeeze as much battery life as I can from the system since I'm a very mobile / remote worker. My understanding is that OEM SSDs provide worse performance but better battery on these laptops. AFAIK, the stock OEM that shipped w/ the T460s was the Samsung P961 which according to the latest benchmarks I can find should also provide the best battery life. This has recently dropped in price to where it is now quite reasonable. Is this information accurate or am I better off going with a retail model? I'm also a Bitlocker user and would LOVE to utilize the hardware encryption feature which (while some information has been conflicting) requires OPAL which is disabled on some SSDs by Lenovo? Can anyone shed some light on hardware encyption w/ the P961 and or provide any additional information that may help me make a more informed decision? I also noticed the PN on Lenovo's store (4XB0N10301). Does anyone know if this is the PM961? Thanks in advance!-Ryan

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I want know...  Which one ist faster?Which one is better?Which one has better drivers under windows 10?Which one runs cooler?

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I have two Samsung NVMe 950 Pro (MZVKV512) that came preinstalled in a Lenovo ThinkPad P50 running Windows 10 x64. The Samsung Magician (latest v4.9.6) software does not detect the drives as Samsung Brand SSDs and therefore OS Optimization is unavailable (the only option is to run a benchmark). Samsung Magician supports this SSD as I can see users in other forums using the software on their systems (not necessarily Lenovo). I have also installed the Samsung NVMe Controller driver and this is showing in Device Manager. There are no system updates available and UEFI BIOS is up to date (version from the 4th May). Any ideas?

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Hello Friends.  I successfully installed a Samsung 950 Pro M.2 SSD as a boot drive just fine.  However, it looks like the Windows 10 NVME driver is being used in place of the Samsung NVME driver.  I saw this post here where it says: "Windows is indicating it is using the NVMe driver for this drive." https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Envy-750se-capable-of-M-2-NVMe-... However I do not know how to determine this myself.  I am using a utility called "AIDA64 Extreme" and it's telling me the driver provider for the 950 is Micrososft and the driver version is 10.0.14393.0.  So, how do I get the 950 to use the Samsung driver instead?  Thanks for any help. 

A:How to tell if Samsung 950 Pro is using Samsung NVME driver ...

Hi, From Samsung tool (Samsung Magician), it shows my machine uses Samsung firmware, no information about driver. It uses Microsoft driver. The tool allows use to check and update firmware but not driver. Regards.

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As some people have asked about compatibility of the Samsung EVO 960 1TB with T460s I just wanted to report that my new T460s (20FAS5JY00) works great with this drive under Linux. Drive is really fast, giving it a test run now by syncing the full Ethereum blockchain. I also upgraded to kernel 4.11 to try the newly merged NVMe patches (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Solid_State_Drives/NVMe#NVME_Power_Saving_Patch) and they appear to be working (see log below). I haven't measured power consumption though. Also in case it's useful for someone: I got this memory stick for a total of 24GB and it works great: https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Single-PC4-17000-SODIMM-260-Pin/dp/B015YPB6HQ Log:  [email protected]:/# lsb_release -d
Description: Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS
[email protected]:/# uname -r
4.11.0-041100rc6-generic
[email protected]:/# lshw -C storage
*-storage
description: Non-Volatile memory controller
product: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
vendor: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd
physical id: 0
bus info: [email protected]:05:00.0
version: 00
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: storage pm msi pciexpress msix nvm_express bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=nvme latency=0
resources: irq:16 memory:f4000000-f4003fff
[email protected]:/# nvme list
Node SN Model Version Namespace Usage Format FW Rev
---------------- -------------------- ---------------------------------------- -------- --------- -------------------------- ----------... Read more

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Hey guys,

I'm at my wits end here and hopefully someone can help me out.

I recently bought a Dell xps 8900, a Samsung 950 pro and Able Conn PCIe 3.0x4 for M.2 to install in a PCIe slot on my tower.

For the past two weeks I've been trying to either a clean install of Windows 7 from a thumb drive and by cloning using Acronis and have failed many times over.

I keep getting error messages but the drive is showing up in the bios and in system management so I'l not sure what the deal is.

I called Samsung tech support and the said their migration soft ware won't work because the sad is not install in the M.2 slot on the board and thats why i used Acronis.

When the system reboots, a line of code comes down cash but before it reboots to my other drive a see a few lines that read "ERROR" but that's about all I can read.

Hopefully someone on here can shed some light on what I'm missing.

Thanks in advance!

A:Help with Samsung NVMe 950 pro.

Well, the Ableconn M.2 adapters don't indicate support for Win7:






Quote:
Windows 10/8, Windows Server 2012 R2, Linux series, Fedora, SUSE, Ubuntu, Red Hat native drivers support both PCIe-NVMe and PCIe-AHCI


Unless you can provide the actual content of the errors you're seeing it will be difficult if not impossible to help.

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Hello guys,I need some help.. I'm planning to buy Samsung SSD Pro 960 M.2 NVMe. Is it usable on my HP Z820 /the BIOS is J63 v03.91/  ?I know that there is no M.2 slot on the motherboard, so I would need to use some adapter like Asus Hyper M.2 x4 Mini.I've read here that some people succeeded with adding Samsung Pro 950 via Asus  Hyper M.2 x4 Mini on HP Z620.I won't use the SSD as OS boot drive. Just I have heavy projects and need much faster loading.Thank you in advance, folks!

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Hello guys,I need some help.. I'm planning to buy Samsung SSD Pro 960 M.2 NVMe. Is it usable on my HP Z820 /the BIOS is J63 v03.91/  ?I know that there is no M.2 slot on the motherboard, so I would need to use some adapter like Asus Hyper M.2 x4 Mini.I've read here that some people succeeded with adding Samsung Pro 950 via Asus  Hyper M.2 x4 Mini on HP Z620.I won't use the SSD as OS boot drive. Just I have heavy projects and need much faster loading.Thank you in advance, folks!

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I have a samsung 950 pro I am trying to install into my brand new Inspiron 15 7000 (7559) laptop. There was a 128gb M2 in the slot, but it is too small for my programs. I thought the greater speed of the 950 would be nice along with more storage.
The computer does not recognize the drive at all and I have searched and read until my eyes bleed and can't find any reason it should not (or should) work on this machine.
This is the Skylake  version, the specs from Speccy say the PCIe lanes is x16. Here is a screenshot of my mobo.
Has anyone had success with this in the Inspiron? I have updated the Bios to 1.0.3. What am I missing? No matter what I read and try this drive is not showing in bios, computer management, nowhere. Is the drive defective??

A:Samsung 950 Pro M2 NVMe not found

I tried the same with similar results using a Samsung 951 NVMe PCIe 3.0, expecting the Skylake Chipset that support it (checked Intel HM170 before buying) to work..
In fact I found out later is that only SATA III is supported on this machine, so no PCIe NVMe! Unbelievable as chipset should be able to and PCIe is way forward, hope it can be fixed with bios update still somehow. Can't keep my hopes up so I am selling my 951 PCIe!  

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Can I replace the existing SSD in my  Thnkpad X1 Yoga 1st Gen (Model 20FRS2KG00) with this new Samsung Drive ? SAMSUNG 970 PRO M.2 2280 512GB PCIe Gen3. X4, NVMe 1.3 64L V-NAND MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V7P512BW Thanks! 

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Can I use the mentioned SSD on X1 carbon Gen 6 notebook? It comes with 256 and would like to upgrade to 500gb  

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I own a Lavie Z 360, model 20FF0022US with a 5th gen i7. I came with a 250GB, but I would like to upgrade to a Samsung 960 EVO Series - 1TB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD (MZ-V6E1T0BW). Will this laptop work, or am I limied to m.2 non-NVMe drives? Thanls,Dave 

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I recently installed a Samsung 960 Pro M.2 NVMe on the motherboard and migrated the OS from the existing HHD.  I disconnected the HHD and the computer booted up and was operating normally with the M.2.  However, when I went to install the Samsung M.2 NVMe controller and the Samsung Magician software, both programs indicated that the Samsung M.2 was not connected.  I called Samsung and the technician informed me that the only time the system won't recognize the M.2 is if the BIOS is set to RAID.  He informed me that the computer would probably not boot up if I reset the BIOS to AHCI and I would have to perform a clean install of the OS.  Both circumstances were true.  Dell ships their computers with the BIOS set to RAID if it has a conventional hard drive! 

A:Adding Samsung M.2 NVMe SSD

There are ways to switch from RAID to AHCI without reinstalling -- that said DO NOT try without a complete backup of the system (or that fallback image -- you can always revert to RAID if it fails to work).
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Hi, I am planning to upgrade my Lenovo V330-14IKB. What is the maximum RAM capacity could I add for it? What would be the best option for me?

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I have read about 100 different explanations of this process all fraught with scary changes to BIOS and difficulties installing windows from scratch on the card from a sd card. I have a Dell xps 8910 with built in m.2 slot in mb. Currently using slow hdd.

I wanted to ask if this procedure would work.. Please correct my errors

1 Boot into safe mode from MSCONFIG. Hit f2 and go into bios and change from RAID to AHCI. Continue to boot into safe mode. run MSCONFIG again and set to normal boot. Now reboot computer. It should now be AHCI ready for ssd.

2 Shut off everything and unplug all peripherals then install the M.2 card in the empty M.2 slot. (BTW, is there already a screw in the hole on the MB so I can screw down the card after installation) Will I have to open the interior metal "cage" to access the m.2 slot)?

3 Boot back into Windows using the HDD as the boot disk. Will the SSD be recognized as present and empty? I hope.

4. Use the free Intel data migration tool to clone the ssd from the HDD. Shut down.

5 Open up the computer again and unplug the HDD leaving it in place but unplugged from power and sata.

6 Boot up computer. The SSD should be recognized as the boot disk right? or do I have to do something in Bios?

7 Assuming steps 1-6 work shut down and plug the HDD back in.

8 Boot into windows 10 again the ssd should now be the boot disk.

9. Format the HDD so I can use it to store old data.

10. Install faster Samsung driver for SSD.

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A:Installing NVME M.2 Samsung 1tb ssd

Before I start, is this a Samsung M2 or a Intel M2 ? I looked at step 10 and said ? Since I've never used the Intel tool, but I do know its from Acronis, Intel may lock out any other none Intel M2 drives. And this could be a problem that you want to avoid. If its an Intel M2 no problem.

In step 6 - You probably will need to change the boot sequence so that the M2 drive is first in line otherwise the system will want to boot from your HDD which is not installed. NOTE: This needs to be done before you replace your HDD.

Then you should be happy.

PS: I have not seen a USB to M2 external connection. If you where installing a standard SATA attached SSD, they do make them for that configuration.
 

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Hi I have the Lenovo T460s laptop with windows 10 installed and was wondering is there any lenovo factory reset image available with windows 7. Because I am having trouble installing it as it tells me my usb drive is missing. I also tried to image using my companies image but it freezzes on the windows logo and says that there is a hardware issue when thats not true as Windows 10 works fine.  My hard drive model is Samsung MZVPV256HDGL-000L7. Does anyone know how I can resolve this problem. I have tried to use intel usb 3.0 creator utility but still no success and when I try and locate my drivers on my usb it doesn't show any as if it is hidden. Hope you can help. Thanks

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I couldn't find any information in the manuals or only product information but from other people on forums on the internet it seemed they were able to get the Samsung NVMe M.2 SSD to work. Mine is 500Gb. I can't seem to get the BIOS to recognize it at all.  Any Help?

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Hello, I bought my P50 in October 2016. It has a SAMSUNG 961 OEM NVMe SSD (SAMSUNG MZVKW1T0HMLH-0000). The Firmware version is CXA7100Q (the drive shipped with this firmware). Since a few weeks I'm experiencing slow performance issues (Windows 10 Pro, 1803). Reinstalling didn't help. There have been some throttling issues as well which is a known bug of the firmware my drive has:https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/samsung-sm961-ssd,4608-5.html. This issue has been resolved in a later firmware version. There are newer firmware versions out (the latest at the time of this writing seems to be 7L6QCXA7) but the P50 NVMe Firmware update utility does not include this firmware for the 1 TB version of this drive (only for models up to 512 MB).   Is there any way to obtain the latest firmware for the 1TB version/are there any plans to include the 1 TB model firmware in one of the upcoming FWNVxx firmware update utility versions for the P50 model? Regards, Marcel

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Hello everyone,
I am having trouble in installing Windows 7 x64 on my Samsung 950 Pro. My configuration is the following:

Asus P9X79 Deluxe, Intel i7 SB-E 3930k @ 4500 Mhz, 64GB Corsair Dominator DDR3 1600 Mhz, Corsair AX1200i PSU, x2 Gigabyte 980ti SLI, Intel 750 Nvme 400Gb, Samsung 950 Pro Nvme 512 Gb, Samsung 850 Pro 256 Gb, Noctua NH-D15.

I possess both the Intel 750 400gb NVMe and the Samsung 950 Pro. Both of them can install Win 8.1 and 10 without problems, but I would need to use Windows 7.

What I tried so far:
-Created a bootable USB drive with Rufus.
-Created another usb with the Samsung NVMe drivers on it.
-Removed all the other drives from the system.
-Removed the "secure boot" option from the bios.

The problems are the following:
-My Win 7 iso is x64, but when I try to create a bootable usb with Rufus in GPT, it says that the ISO file is Larger than 4Gb so I cannot select FAT32.
-If I use MBR partition scheme the installation does not even load when I reboot, saying "insert media disk".
-If I create a bootable usb with the Windows 7 USB DVD tool, the installation starts but fails to accept the NVMe drivers, saying "they are not signed".

I read several threads and don't know exactly what I am missing here. I know there is the possibility to install Win 7 onto a standard ssd (I also have a 850 Pro so I could use that one) and then clone it to the 950, but if possible would prefer sticking with a normal installati... Read more

A:Installing Win7 x64 on Samsung 950 Pro NVMe

The fact that the drivers are refused as unsigned is concerning. Where did you get them?

Best guess is that you need to integrate certain updates (in particular there is an NVMe update, and some driver framework updates) into the install images.

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Can an HP Z620 version V1 boot its OS from  Samsung  SSD NVMe M.2 SSD Evo 960 on a PCIe 3.0 x4 slot ?with wich BIOS revision?thanks.Fabrice

A:Can an HP Z620 V1 boot its OS from Samsung SSD NVMe M.2 S...

I'm trying exactly what you're describing with no luck so far.  Windows installation sees the drive and installs without error.  However, when I reboot the machine will not see the drive to boot from.  This thread seems to indicate it should be possible, but three of the last four entries describe the same situation Im in where the machine simply won't boot.  

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I have a new 7710 that came with a 256GB NVMe SSD.  I have upgraded it to a Samsung 950 Pro 512.  I am using Windows 10 UEFI.
I have a question on the bios setting.  Should it be AHCI or RAID.  The machine came default with RAID On and came with Win 10 Pro pre-installed.
Currently I switched it to ACHI, used the MS Download and installed Win 10 Pro.  Once in windows, I installed all the dell drivers and also the Samsung NVMe driver.
I have read on different forums that the bios setting should be RAID, but also read it should be AHCI. 
Question:  Which should it be.  Is one better than the other?  
Or is it just that if in AHCI, it will use the MS NVMe Driver (or Samsung NVMe Driver) and if in RAID, it will use the Intel IRST drivers?
I assume if AHCI like I have it, then I can use the Samsung NVMe Driver.  I have read if not in AHCI, the Samsung NVMe Driver will not install.  
If I switch to RAID, then I would need to use the Intel Rapid Storage Tech (IRST) Driver and not the samsung driver (I read samsung driver will not install if AHCI).
So I am confused if one is better than the other (AHCI or Raid).
FYI, I have been using for around 10 days and no BSOD due to the PCIe NVMe drive.

A:Precision 7710 and Samsung NVMe 950 Pro

I own a Precision 7510 and am in the same situation. I did exactly the same except that I left the BIOS setting to Raid ON. When in Raid ON the Samsung Magician can only do the following:

Disk drive information for all installed disks. Particularly with the NVMe drive S.M.A.R.T. is not functioning even though it should be. All other drives display S.M.A.R.T. correctly.
Performance Benchmark. Only this function is selectable. All other functions are not available. Probably because the Intel Rapid Storage Techonlogy driver is loaded and not the Samsung NVMe

From performance view it seems pretty fast. Today I am going to change the BIOS setting to AHCI and I will share my results.

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I want to install a Samsung 960 EVO - 500GB PCIe NVMe - M.2 SSD as the primary boot drive of my P70. Can someone please confirm this newly released SSD from Samsung is compatible with the P70. Seems like Amazon is sold out so I'll need to finnd this drive elsewhere to order. https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-960-PRO-Internal-MZ-V6P1T0BW/dp/B01LXS4TYB/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qi...

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Yoga 3 Pro can i installing Samsung 979 or 960 NVMe M.2 SSD (2280) ??? is there support in this notebook (Yoga3Pro) in motherboard have M-key Slot  so i was try but its not show in bios (Bios is Last A6CN58WW) M-Key SSD

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