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upgrading my M.2 SATA 128GB SSD to Samsung 250GB PCIe/NVMe) SSD failed? help needed

Q: upgrading my M.2 SATA 128GB SSD to Samsung 250GB PCIe/NVMe) SSD failed? help needed

My laptop: Inspiron 15 5577 gaming laptop with intel chip (7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ Quad Core (6MB Cache, up to 3.8 GHz))
1. I disk cloned my 128GB M.2 SATA ssd drive using Macrium Reflect (v6.3.1812) by boot up using USB jump drive. 128GB clone->500GB thru usb 3.0 connection. After the clone, I checked and see that all partitions are cloned successfully.
2. I swapped out my 128GB for Samsung NVMe SSD 960 EVO; I boot up using Macrium Reflect to clone my Samsung NVMe SSD from my external usb 3.0 500 GB; after the clone, I disconnected all external devices and tried to boot up from Samsung NVMe ssd. BUT IT FAILED.
I received the following error messages:
Rom image is not loaded
Rom image update denied.
Please let me know if someone had done this.
Thank you very much.

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I have a Tecra Z50-A-169.

Do I need a different cable to replace the existing Toshiba 128Gb SSD with a Samsung 850 EVO 500Gb sata 600 SSD?



A:Cable needed for replacing 128Gb SSD with a 500Gb Samsung 850 Evo Sata 600 SSD?

Never mind, I found it already.
The current SSD is a mSATA drive and I can replace it directly with a Samsung 850 EVO 500 mSATA


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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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Hi guys, I bought the T570 with their cheapest SATA HDD so that I can clone it and upgrade myself, but once I popped open the back, I found that there's not an M.2 slot available for the upgrade drive (Samsung 960 Pro). According to the manual, https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1240407/Lenovo-Thinkpad-T570.html?page=139#manual, I need a converter of some sort, which I presume replaces the SATA cable and the mount for the much smaller form factor drive. I found this http://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/accessories/memory-and-storage/storage/HDD-BO-ThinkPad-M-2-SSD-Tray/p/4..., but it has 0 information on whether it's compatible with the T570, and whether this is what I need in the first place. Can someone help? Has anyone done this already? Can I pick it up somewhere so that I don't have to wait 5-7 days for it to arrive? I also have a 3-year NBD support contract, but after calling support, I am told they can't just come bring the part. Thank you in advance.

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Yesterday I installed a Samsung 950 pro 256gb m2 pcie nvme ssd into a Dell E7270
Older configuration was with a sandisk regular sata 3 ssd. After replacement did a bios reset twice, once factory reset, once custom. (I left sata on ahci.)
I chose to install windows 10 pro x64 by using the uefi/gpt methode. Legacy options off.
Installation went without a problem. Afterwards I installed the Samsung nvme driver
Also the Samsung magician software. It reports a link speed 8Gbps (is ok), link width 16 Gbps (should be 32?) .
Is there a way to change the pcie link width from 2x to 4x? I thought this ultrabook did support x4.
E7270 i5 6300U, 16gb ddr4, Samsung 950 pro 256
comment would be appreciated :-)  Thanks in advance!

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Hi. My new laptop will arrive soon. But the laptop comes with no operating system(it?s called dos). The laptop has a m.2 pcie nvme slot which i can add if i want to. So, i bought a samsung evo 960 pcie ssd. What i want to ask is can i straight away install windows 10 pro 64bit by using my samsung evo 960? Or i need to install windows 10 by using my usb(i?ve download the windows 10 setup files from official website).
I want to boot my laptop using my samsung ssd since it?s much faster compared to hdd.
Please help. Thanks

A:Samsung Evo 960 250GB M.2 PCIe ssd

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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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Hi All, I am also checking on different forums and documentations whether there is any experience with using SAMSUNG 512GB 950 PRO M.2 PCIe 2280 MZ-V5P512BW in HP ProBook 450 G3 (Skylake architecture).I have the currently latest BIOS version 01.10 Rev.A (12 Apr 2016).I wish to use the card in PCIe and NVMe mode. Is there any recommendation from HP and or test that the above mentioned SSD would work well with the mentioned laptop and BIOS configuration? P.S.: I did check the ?Maintenance and Service Guide? but it does not provide I think specific information to that.

A:HP ProBook 450 G3 and SAMSUNG 512GB 950 PRO M.2 PCIe NVMe mo...

Hi!, @Misi_ Welcome, to Forum !. You can see, the availables devices for your HP Probook 450-G3, from ... http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04792126

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Recently purchased a Samsung 960 EVO - 500GB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD and a Ableconn PEXM2-SSD M.2 NGFF PCIe SSD to PCI Express 3.0 x4 Host Adapter Card thinking I could use this combo to boot to a SSD.  The computer is a HP Envy 810-150se.   The motherboard is a Pegatron IPIWN-PB (Bios PI2_818.ROM v8.18).  The current harddrives are 2 WD 10EZEX 1.0TB drives in the RAID config.   The SSD drive was recognized and I was able to clone the C: drive using the Samsung Clone software but when I reboot I don't see it at all.  I've looked through the bios settings not finding anything that I think would help. Can this be done?  Is there a newer bios to update?  Does the RAID config need to be turned off?  Do I need to disable the non-used SATA channels? My fall back plan is to get a SATA SSD and use that but I think the PCIe NVMe is much faster. any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,  Mike

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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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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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Has anyone installed an m2 nvme SSD drive in an Aurora R4 via a m2 to pcie adapter and configured it to boot from it?
Hoping it is possible.


A:(Redirected) Alienware Aurora R4 Samsung 950 NVME m2 pcie adapter

Hmm.. I think it would have to be available in BIOS/UEFI and i'm not sure the R4 would have that.  I would post here in the Alienware community to double check.

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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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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.

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Hi all I have a quick and simple question. Will Samsung SSD 250GB 850 EVO M.2 SATA 2280 fit HP ProBook 470 G3 (P4P70EA)?  Thank you for your time!

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Hi all I have a quick and simple question. Will Samsung SSD 250GB 850 EVO M.2 SATA 2280 fit HP ProBook 470 G3 (P4P70EA)?  Thank you for your time!

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I ordered a customized HP Omen laptop. However, I did not add m.2 to it because I thought I could put a better one inside.During customization, I saw NVMe m.2 as an option. Does this mean HP Omen m.2 socket support NVMe? I'm looking to add either a Samsung 950 Pro Series PCIe NVMe or HyperX Predator PCIe. At the very least, I'll add a SATA m.2 to it. I know NVMe is the fastest but it is very expensive.  If you could also explain me the differences between SATA m.2, PCIe m.2 and NVMe m.2, I'd appreciate it.

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On my Lenovo 20FQ...With Windows 10 64 bit Redstone 2  build 1703 with latest updates...Original Samsung NVMe Ver.2.2 drivers can not be installed...for the 1TB m.2 2280 SSD PCIe NVMe, FRU 00UP414 Samsung PM961only the  Windows NVMe Standard drivers are accepted...With Windows Standard drivers too slow....who can help..Thanks in advance... 

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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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On my Lenovo 20FQ...With Windows 10 64 bit Redstone 2  build 1703 with latest updates...Original Samsung NVMe Ver.2.2 drivers can not be installed...for theThinkPad 1TB m.2 2280 SSD PCIe NVMe, 00UP414 Samsung PM961only the  Windows NVMe Standard drivers are accepted...who can help..Thanks in advance...

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HiI'm considering buying a T460S (Model 20F90044IV) & would have been happy with a PCIe SSD but they're still not on offer in my country. Does anyone know weather I'll be able to upgrade later to a PCIe SSD drive? Do all T460s come ready for PCIe?Thanks in advance!!!


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A:Upgrading a SATA SSD T460s to a PCIe SSD

Yes you can. Both AHCI and NVMe (M-key only) is accepted in the M2 slot.

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I've been getting this "Windows - Delayed Write Failed" error for quite some time. It's strange though, because it seems to be happening totally randomly.

Here's what happens:

I could be using firefox 2 mins after I start up my computer or be playing a game 4 hours after I start my computer and then a delayed write failed error (or several) suddenly appears from the taskbar in the lower right corner of the screen, failing to write either a system file of some sort or a file related to whatever program I happen to be using at the time. Then everything becomes extremely choppy and eventually totally freezes up. I then have to manually restart at which point it will either work normally or be slow and then freeze up during startup. For some reason, moving my HDs to different SATA ports (since my mobo has 4 ports) tends to fix the problem for a while before it starts happening again.

Does anyone happen to have any idea how to resolve this problem or what is causing it? Is my HD failing, does it have to do with my drivers/firmware/bios, or is it some sort of software bug or conflict?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

(btw there don't seem to be any problems with the disk when I check it with chkdsk or the seagate disk checking utility)

Seagate Barracuda 250GB 7200 RPM SATA (Two of them, not in raid)
Windows XP home edition SP2
Intel BOXD975XBX2KR LGA 775 Intel 975X ATX Intel Motherboard
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A:Windows - Delayed Write Failed error with 250GB SATA internal Seagate drive

Ooh, my task bar and desktop just disappeared and I just got a message saying:

Windows - System Error
Unknown Hard Error

And when I clicked OK, it just reappeared. When I tried to shut down, my computer locked up, so I had to shut down manually.

Restarting failed, but my computer seems to be working again now that I have switched the HDs to different SATA ports again. For now...

This can't be good...

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up until windows preview build 14986, the pcie driver "Mobile 6th Generation Intel(R) Processor Family I/O PCI Express Root Port #5 - 9D14" (v10.1.1.27) correctly detects the "Standard NVM Express Controller" storage controller and the Toshiba THNSN5512GPU7 NVMe disk attached to it. starting with windows preview build 15002 (and 15007), the included pcie driver has troubles detecting the storage controller - during bootup, it is detected 4 times, with each time on a different device id. subsequently, the drive is also added 4 times, resulting in boot controller errors & timeouts and failed sleep mode/shutdowns. the included chipset driver in these latest builds seem to have been bumped to v10.1.1.33. the problem can easily be replicated by using unmodified recovery boot usb sticks made from the official isos, and then checking in a recovery console. it is thus not related to anything installed in my system.

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I am looking for a new laptop. I currently have a X121e and recall it being extremely easy to configure on Lenovo's site. So I decided to look at the X270. However, having had great difficulty even starting to configure it (apparently, Lenovo does not favour Firefox any longer), I'm currently having trouble understanding the choices. The first is the choice between PCIe and SATA PointingDevice. Following some discussion, I gather this has nothing to do with any kind of pointing device, but affects my HDD/SSD choices. OK, so let's see what the PCIe choices give me. I get 5 'first hard drive' options. (Nothing I do gets me a 'second hard drive' option, so not sure about this. Or rather, I almost understand this now I've read the platform specification, the user manual, the hardware maintenance manual and various posts on Reddit. Lenovo do like to make buying a challenge!) Now, however, I've reached the end of my google-fu. Intel 256 GB Solid State Drive OPAL2.0 PCIe-NVMe256 GB Solid State Drive PCIe-NVMe OPAL2.0 - CapableIntel 512 GB Solid State Drive OPAL2.0 PCIe-NVMe512 GB Solid State Drive, PCIe-NVMe OPAL2.01 TB Solid State Drive OPAL2.0 PCIe-NVMeI understand the difference beween 1/2 and 3/4 and 5 is obviously size. Fine. But what is the difference between 1 and 2, and between 3 and 4? 1 and 3 are Intel, whereas 2 and 4 are what? Not-Intel? Presumably, Then what's wrong with the Intel drives, that the unbranded versions are cheaper than the branded ones?... Read more

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Hello everyoneI am seriously debating between two NVME drivesOn my HP 240Z system.1: SAMSUNG '' 960-EVO 250GB ''2: SAMSUNG '' 950-PRO 256GB ''In mey contry israel the price are Pretty similar:The '' 960-EVO 250GB '' is   298 $And the '' 950-PRO 256GB ''232 $ well is not similar exactlyIn terms of performance i Believe the are the same the '' 960-EVO'' win in a bitBut i'm thinking on the Futureproof you know,Let's say if you play in five years from now how the two drives will performBecause the '950-PRO' is 1 bit for sell '' SLC '' and 5 Year or 200TBW!And the '' 960-EVO '' is 2 bit for sell '' TLC '' and 3 Years or 100 TBW?I would be happy for any suggestionMany thanks

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Hi all,Can I add  Samsung SSD 960 EVO 250GB M.2 MZ-V6E250BW to Aspire VN7-571G 59pm?Does it support NVMe and can I expect performance close  to :Sequential Read SpeedUp to 3,200 MB/sec**Sequential Write SpeedUp to 1,500 MB/sec**Thanks in advance!

A:SSD 960 EVO NVMe M.2 250GB on Aspire VN7-571G 59pm

Hi,No, it doesn't support NVMe, you can install M.2 SATA SSD(6Gb/s).

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I have rung Samsung, I am still waiting for a reply.

So I thought I would try here

Because I am running Vista and not Win7, Samsung have "Samsung Magician", which I am guessing allows me to defrag the drive.

I have been away on holiday's, when I got back and restarted my desktop Samsung Magician immediately popped up with a firmware update. So I updated the firmware, followed the prompts and restarted my PC.

I have AHCI enabled, so even though I have my two Optical Drives as 1st and 2nd start up, so when the machine boots, the option of boot from CD/DVD is no longer there. BUT the two Optical Drives and also my 2nd SATA Hard Drive appeared.

Now to the issue at hand, after the firmware update, during the reboot the only drive to show up was the SSD, my SATA and two Optical's are no longer showing when the machine boots.

Once the PC had finished booting up, I went to Computer to make sure all the drives were there. The SATA HD was the two Optical's were not, I threw in a disk that had data on it, initially it didn't read. So I replaced it with my Vista Disk it then found one drive, put the Vista Disk into the other drive, and it found that as well.

My question to Samsung and to you guys is why aren't my other drives showing on boot up?

A:Samsung SSD Pro 128GB

Have you tried opening Windows Explorer and mapping the network drives?

Edit: Do all your drives show up when you open the BIOS?

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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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Hi anyone own the samsung 128GB SSD MMCRE28G8MXP-0VBL1.

Its advertised with speeds 220/200 is this accurate.

I want to know if its any good or not.


A:samsung 128GB SSD MMCRE28G8MXP-0VBL1


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Does anyone know what brand/model/version of the solid state drive comes with a ThinkPad P50 configured with a 512Gb SSD PCIe-NVMe?I called the support centre here in the Uk but they couldn't help. I've seen lot of people tend to buy a cheap HD and then swap it with a Samsung 950 PRO NVMe M.2.Could this SSD (950 PRO) be configured as primary (and only) drive? Thanks.   

A:P50 and SSD PCIe-NVMe

If you order a 512GB PCIe NVMe drive in your P50 laptop configuration, you'll more than likely get a Samsung SM951 drive. You may certainly configure this to be your primary (and only) drive in your system.  

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Hello all, this is my first post here although i have had my z800 for over 5 years, its a dual x5690, 32GB ram and a quadro 6000, for a while i have had 4 samsung 840 pro 128GB drives set in raid0 using the Intel Raid, and only now decided to tacle the issue i am having... here is the setup  I know they are connected to Sata2 ports so only get 50% the speed, but 4 in raid 0 should be getting arroun 800-1000MB/s and I am only getting the following... AS SSD Results.  Crystaldisk results.  I can't for the life of me figure out what is wrong... I have spent months searching and nada... Any ideas or help would be humungously appreciated! Many thanks Anthony Kyriazis / Greece   

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Happy holidays to all.I purchased an HP Envy Curved All-in-One earlier this year. This particular model has a i7 processor, a Sumsung SM951 128GB SSD, and Samsung M201RAD 1TB hard drive. My machine is still under warranty and I reached out to HP support to ask about options to upgrade my SSD drive to a larger drive; 128GB just does not go that far these days. I have attached the following "chat" session log with an HP support analyst and was interested in any input from forum members as to whethere or not you believe my situatiion is as bleak as the chat session suggests? By the way, I am very happy with this machine; it has worked flawlessly and meets all of my needs.  Thanks to all for your input. 11:06 AM Checking configuration...11:06 AM Connecting...11:06 AM You have granted full permission to Technician. To revoke, click the red X on the toolbar or press Pause/Break on the keyboard.11:06 AM Connecting...11:06 AM Checking configuration...11:06 AM Connecting...11:06 AM Connected. A support representative will be with you shortly.12:15 PM Support session established with justin .12:16 PM Gary DeShazo: Hello Justin12:16 PM justin : Hi Gary12:16 PM justin : unfortunelty you cannot replace your hard drive12:16 PM justin : this computer is not a system where parts can be replaced12:17 PM Gary DeShazo: Well that is not good news12:17 PM justin : I am sorry for this news12:17 PM justin : Your option would be to connect an external drive12:17 PM just... Read more

A:Samsung 128GB SSD Drive Upgrade to a Larger SSD

Hi, 128GB is too big for me actually (my machine has Windows, MS Office 2010 suite, Adobe CS6 suite and a dozen other apps). I ONLY keep programs and OS on SSD and data/files on other HDD (or even SSD) and I only need to back up data/files.  One storage configution for the series     Internal drives 2TB 5400 rpm SATA  and 128 GB SATA M.2 SSD (your machine has 1TB + 128GB). Anyway, you can upgrade SSD or HDD or both. Regards.       

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I get to the 'where do you want to install windows?' window and theres no drive to select. i was tols by the re-seller that it would just plug in and go. any help please. thanks. previous drive was a western digital 500gb blue scorpian. bios list it as s-ata?

A:installing samsung 840 pro 128gb no drives found

Skinnier ssd wasn't interfacing properly so angled the ssd down and BOOM she lives

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Hi all,I have a P51 laptop with 256GB SSD drive and wish to replace it with a new 512GB drive.   The new drive is the Lenovo replacement part FRU 00UP440 (Lenovo Drive SSD M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 512GB OPAL 2.0 FRU SSD M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 512GB OPAL 2.0 Samsung)However I wish to clone my existing disk over, so require a USB Adaptor to connect the new drive to.   Can anyone share any links to a compatible USB device please? Thanks 

A:P51 PCIe NVMe SSD - USB Adaptor

frenchd wrote:I wish to clone my existing disk over, so require a USB Adaptor to connect the new drive to.   Can anyone share any links to a compatible USB device please?There are USB adapters that will accept an M.2 card, but they are for SATA M.2 disks, not NVMe M.2 disks.  The simplest solution is to image your existing NVMe disk to a conventional external USB HDD, remove the existing NVMe disk, install the new NVMe disk, and then restore the image from the external USB HDD. If you want to use the existing NVMe disk for other purposes, you will need to install it in a laptop or desktop system that has an available NVMe socket. -- from CyberSimian in the UK

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Costco is selling a XPS desktop with the i7 8700 processor. This seems a bit odd, as the only XPS I've seen with this cpu is the Special Edition (this Costco XPS is not the S.E.).
Anyway, to my question...This XPS has a 2TB hard drive. I'd like to install an SSD for the OS and programs. Can the MB support the newer M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD ? Or will I only be able to install the SATA SSD?
I know the Aurora desktops support NVMe, but I'm not sure about the XPS desktops.

A:XPS MB support PCIe NVMe SSD?

Below are the storage specs for the XPS 8700.
5 x SATA-III 6.0 Gb/s1 x mSATA SSDwith RAID 0/1No IDE
The XPS™ 8700 is shipped with an optional mSATA solid-state drive. mSATA drive occupies very less space. XPS™ 8700 is shipped with mSATA drives with capacity of 32 GB and 256 GB.

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Bought an NVMe with an adapter, and now a new motherboard which has an M.2.
How would it be better to mount my NVMe card?


A:NVMe ssd faster in M.2 or PCIe

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Hey guys, i'm running out of space on my HP Omen 15-5010nr and i read something about the new Samsung 950 Pro and the Samsung SM 951 with either NVMe or AHCI. They both usually work on an PCIe 3.0 Connector with 4 Lanes (x4) and i just want to know if the HP Omen is able to handle that. Does anybody has a guess or already made some experience? Ps: Sorry for my bad english, i'm from Germany ;-)

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Hi, PCIe-NVMe SSD or normal SSD? Which kind of SSD would you recommend? A shop told me, that there are some problems with PCIe-NVMe regarding compatibility anddurability and that PCIe-NVMe is not really faster than normal SSDs. Is this true`?Thanks for any advice!

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Hi all,I have a P51 laptop with 256GB SSD drive and wish to replace it with a new 512GB drive.   The new drive is the Lenovo replacement part FRU 00UP440 (Lenovo Drive SSD M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 512GB OPAL 2.0 FRU SSD M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 512GB OPAL 2.0 Samsung)However I wish to clone my existing disk over, so require a USB Adaptor to connect the new drive to.   Can anyone share any links to a compatible USB device please? Thanks 

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I've been looking at some of the features in Samsung Magician, and ran the Benchmark test twice. Both times I got very high scores, above the max listed in the program for all 4 tests. I have the drive set to MAXIMUM RELIABILITY. Just wondering about the scores reliability.

Scores in Parentheses are Samsung 's listed maximum high:

Sequential Read
549 mb (540)
Seq write
532mb (520)
Random read
97442 (97000)
Random write
70189 (66000)

A:Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250gb

Benchmarks are artificial at best [and a benchmark from the mfg is tailored to that particular piece of hardware] I would think you would get different results using a another benchmark program such as ATTO.

In short do not put too much emphasis on any given benchmark. Modern ssd drives are reliable and it should last for quite a while so I would not worry about the drive.

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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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Hello, I need to add a "Samsung 960 PRO Series - 1TB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD" on my Thinkpad. What is the P/N I need to install it? I think is the tray to insert the disc. THINKPAD P51 SIGNATURE EDITION - Intel Core i7 - 7700 HQ - CPU @2.80 GHz - 16 GB - Windows 10 - 64 bits

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I just purchased the X1 Yoga with the I7 6600U, 8GB RAM, Model 20FRA002TH.How can I find out if it supports PCIe NVMe? Below is the picture of the current SSD that is in it now. ?

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