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Difference: Intel Solid State Drive OPAL2.0 PCIe-NVMe & Solid State Drive, PCIe-NVMe OPAL2.0 (X270)?

Q: Difference: Intel Solid State Drive OPAL2.0 PCIe-NVMe & Solid State Drive, PCIe-NVMe OPAL2.0 (X270)?

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? And is option 2 really the only capable drive? If not, what is it capable of which the others aren't? (Boasting?) Aside concerning warnings in documentationThe user manual, rather alarmingly, tells me that, I should avoid using the keyboard be careful not to use the keyboard for any extended length of time.Given that the appeal of ThinkPads is that I type a lot and use a keyboard a lot and need a good one, I'm wondering whether I'm doing more than considering a decorative doorstop. Even more alarmingly, it includes the following advisory:For your safety, always follow these basic precautions with your computerKeep the cover closed whenever the computer is plugged in. The obvious interpretation of 'cover' for a laptop is, of course, the lid. So, not only isn't it safe to type on it, it isn't even safe to look at the keyboard while the thing is plugged in?

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Hi, I am considering a customized model of X1E. The lowest capacity is 256GB Solid State Drive SATA3, OPAL2.0 M.2. As I recall, there are two NvME slots in the X1E. Is this SATA3 SSD also occupies one of these two slots? In case I want to upgrade the SSD myself to a Samsung 970 Evo Plus, after cloning, can I just remove this SATA SSD from the slot and plut in the Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe SSD in the same slot? Thanks.

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Do the T460s and T460p use the same motherboard? I ask because there is an option for a  "1 TB Solid State Drive PCIe-NVMe" on the T460s, but not yet showing on the T460p. I also wonder who makes this drive, and can we add it to our existing T460p? That was one thing I had wished for (more space than the highest option 512GB SSD) when odrering the T460p, but it wasn't available on this unit.

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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 tryng to install Windows 10 Enterprise  in a Laptop Alienware 17 R4 but when start the installation it miss the driver for the SSD SK Hynix PC300 PCIe NVMe. 
I've looked for Dell Support page but i found only Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver and Management Console and the Firmware for SSD but no driver
There is a link where download that driver in order to provide it during the installation??
Tanks GIO

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Hi, first time posting and I'd like to report a serious issue rendering the new X270 critically unstable. There's an issue with the SSD after it enters low power D3 state. After it happens, the drive (or controller) refuses to wake up. Entering D3 seems to be due to relative inactivity. Also, upgrading BIOS to 1.09 doesn't help. I can get this couple of times a day so it makes the X270 unreliable for work. This is triggering regardless of having power adapter plugged in or unplugged and it seems only related to the drive going to sleep. One time I got BSOD on Windows was when I was copying files between two external HDDs (so the internal drive wasn't busy). On Windows this results with BSOD saying it can't save core dump because of memory or drive error. Linux is little more informative about what happens and the system doesn't die straight away because it caches quite a lot of the data read from the drive (that excessive caching is also why the drive is likely to go to sleep more often). For last couple of days I was running with dmesg -wH in the background. The drive always fails the same way: [Mar21 01:31] nvme 0000:04:00.0: controller is down; will reset: CSTS=0xffffffff, PCI_STATUS=0xffff
[ +0.040507] nvme 0000:04:00.0: Refused to change power state, currently in D3
[ +0.000298] nvme nvme0: Removing after probe failure status: -19
[ +0.000025] nvme0n1: detected capacity change from 256060514304 to 0
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Ran the update, computer rebooted. none of the info displayed during the reboot/update process indicated there were any errors. When Windows started again, it ran FWLINBRDG automatically. This one shows the following error: I don't think I have the HDD password enabled. Where would I check for that? Or is this error unrelated to the HDD password (which I am not sure is set)?

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Just what the title says - if I select the cheapest option of storage, will I be able to upgrade to a SSD with pcie level performance? Or is the slot/hardware different with the cheaper storage option?

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Hello I need help  with the utility to update the firmware of the ssd of my T470 "NVMe Solid State Drive Firmware Update Utility for Windows 10 (64-bit), 7 (64-bit) - ThinkPad". Error: Tested with Lenovo Compagnion, Lenovo Vantage and the utility from the Lenovo support center download. Any ideas ? Thanks  Jenny   

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Samsung has launched a trio of TCO-optimized solid state drives based on the company's three-dimensional (3D) Vertical NAND (V-NAND) flash technology.

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A:Samsung launches three high-speed NVMe solid state drives with 3D V-NAND

I want to see some benchmark tests.
 

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Folks, I've decided, after much research, to get the 2.5" Intel X25-M Solid State Drive for my Thinkpad T60p. There was a lot of negative feedback about them, but there were several benchmark tests, independent reviews, and end user comments to convince me, so the decision is made.

Since it's so new (Intel started shipping the MLC version only this month, with the SLC to follow suit later this year), so I need help FINDING a source where I can find one.

I've emailed Intel about it, but I don't think Intel ships them to end consumers. I haven't been able to find it anywhere, so maybe any of you guys can help me?? I'll run it for a month and write a detailed report about it, which may help some of you who are on the fence about getting an SSD for yourselves.

Thanks everyone! I'm looking forward to dropping my $600 for the 80GB one A-S-A-P!

A:I'll be your guinea pig...where do I buy the Intel X25-M Solid State Drive...??

Come on...NOBODY??? lol...

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Intel's SSD Toolbox 1.2 has been released. Fixes the following:



   Information
Fixes problems with unusable system restore points, added progress bars for diagnostics and Optimizer functions as well as improvements to look and feel.
Intel? Solid State Drive Toolbox

Might also see here for firmware update tool:
Intel brings back TRIM support on X25-M G2 SSDs

A:Intel Solid State Drive Toolbox 1.2

Thanks nice find. I'll grab this and install at home and see what happens.

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Intel issues solid-state drive fix.

Intel released a fix for its solid-state drives Monday, addressing an issue first reported back in February.

"We are releasing an end-user firmware update for our X-25M and X-18M SSD drives today," Intel said Monday.

-- Tom
 

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Quote:
Intel announced today a new Intel Solid-State Drive (SSD) Toolbox version 3.1 that is Windows 8-compatible. Offered in 11 languages, the Intel SSD Toolbox helps users keep their Intel SSD in prime condition. Other new features include RAID 0 Trim support with RST 11.x drivers, Plug and Play Support and proactive user notifications. Download the updated toolbox at: Intel(R) Redirect


This release adds support for Microsoft Windows* 8 and Server 2012, Trim on RAID 0 with RST 11.0 or greater, Plug-n-Play support for dynamically detecting drive removal and insertion events, proactive tool update notification for Windows 7 and Windows 8 systems and fixes Intel SSD Optimizer error on partitions configured with an allocation size of 32KB or 64KB.

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A:Intel Solid-State Drive Toolbox v3.1.0

Thanks for that.

I was going to install it, but digging into that link you provided shows that some users are getting drive health warnings with this toolbox that were not shown with the earlier toolbox. So it may be a bit buggy and I'm going to wait a while on it, particularly since I don't think I need any of the new features.

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This release of the Intel SSD Toolbox includes a firmware release which contains the following:

- Intel? SSD 530 Series firmware update to DC12 which addresses an occasional drive hang after resume from Link Power Management slumber state.

Other tool related items are:
- Added new descriptions for SMART attributes C2, C5, EA, and F9
- Corrected calculations for E1, F1, and F2 SMART attributes.
- Corrected the display of word 79 in the drive details screen.

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Det...?DwnldID=18455

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A:Intel Solid-State Drive Toolbox v3.1.8

Good spot, thank you.

Andy

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Problem solved! Mods: Please removed thread...My apologies.

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Intel announced today a new Intel Solid-State Drive (SSD) Toolbox version 3.1 that is Windows 8-compatible. Offered in 11 languages, the Intel SSD Toolbox helps users keep their Intel SSD in prime condition. Other new features include RAID 0 Trim support with RST 11.x drivers, Plug and Play Support and proactive user notifications. Download the updated toolbox at: Intel(R) Redirect



This release adds support for Microsoft Windows* 8 and Server 2012, Trim on RAID 0 with RST 11.0 or greater, Plug-n-Play support for dynamically detecting drive removal and insertion events, proactive tool update notification for Windows 7 and Windows 8 systems and fixes Intel SSD Optimizer error on partitions configured with an allocation size of 32KB or 64KB.

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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 anybody know who mfg of the Lenovo is using for the 1TB SSD M.2 PCIe NVMe Opal2 card for P52?

A:Lenovo P52 NVMe Opal2 Storage?

I don't think there is a parts list published yet for the P52.  Looking at the Lenovo site, right now, I don't see a way to order a machine that has a 1TB SSD.  Right now, configuration choices are still limited and some options are not yet availabile, do to some parts being in short supply.  All I can say is that on the P51, the 1TB PCIe SSDs were generally made by samsung.

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Is there a way to find out if the ssd on the laptop is PCIe OPAL2? 

A:how can I tell if my laptop has PCIe TLC OPAL2 ssd

I would start by looking at the assembly parts list:
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/product-and-parts/partsLookup.page
 

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Looking to upgrade GPU for 3D software needs (Not games). On the June 2017 compatibility matrix I only see the Nvidia Quadro K420 as applicable. That card does not have a high enough 3DPassMark for the software I am using. What options do I have to get a more powerful GPU for this machine? I only need 1 video out. Thanks! 

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Has anyone managed to engage hardware crypto on the NVMe SM951 OPAL2 SSD that Lenovo sells? Brand-new X1 4th gen here, with the 256GB SM951 NVMe OPAL2 option - tried both Windows 8.1 and 10 Pro. BitLocker will not engage in hardware mode. I have deployed previous X1 2nd and 3rd gen with SATA Crucial M550 and Samsung 850 Evo no problem with hardware crypto as "manage-bde" confirms: "Encryption Method: Hardware Encryption - 2.16.840.1.101.3.4.1.42". Does BitLocker not support NVMe OPAL2 drives? Thanks!

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This is either an issue with formatting a new Solid State Drive or something related cloning data and setting up windows 7 on the SSD. The plan was to run the OS off the SSD.

First, I now know I forgot to format the SSD before cloning...but it think it may have happened automatically because the clone process seems to have worked...sort of. The bad...it took up 2/3's of a 250GB SSD...not good. So I thought why not start over, delete everything on the SSD, format it and try a clean install from my windows 7 upgrade disc. Did that and it work better...just a small amount of the SSD was used....but...

But now, with just the SSD plugged in, am getting an error at boot up..."No boot manager" and boot fails. Plug the original HD drive back in and boot is fine and appears to be running off the SSD mostly...quiet and fast. But the old hard drive does tick away now and then. So, I'm thinking this is not how it should be and not as efficient as it should be. This is why I bought the SSD...to boot faster, play games and most common aps off the SSD...faster. Where did I miss the boat...?

Is boot manager something I can add? I tried to boot via the upgrade disc and do a repair, but it fails saying "Partition for windows missing"...which may be a formatting issue too. I am guessing the partition houses the boot manager...?? How can I fix. I get Microsoft security error during repair...

My Solid State Drive says at the Disk Management Screen:

232.88 GB NTFS
H... Read more

A:Solid State Drive set up

I would format the SSD then do step by step what you did the first time.

edit: also take a look through the Tutorials section. I'm sure there's several concerning SSDs and their various configuration options.

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i install a new ssd and plan to used it as C; when is plug in by itself it works, but when i plug the other drive the system always choses the old drive to boot, i see the new drive in the main screen, but not in the boot priority one, how can i reassign the drives , right now the system don't let me change the letter on the old partition with the os. in it

A:solid state drive

BIOS boot change.
Boot Priority - Change - Vista Forums

Default Operating System - Change Default Boot OS

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i have a hp 700-215xt i have 2 one tb drivea and a dvd rec.
Can i add a solid state drive with out removing the other 3 .
what ssd are good buy 150 to 250 mb
 

A:want ro add a solid state drive to my pc

The spec sheet for your system shows three 3.5" bays so yes, you should be able to install a ssd drive however you need to check to see IF you have an unused sata port on the board AND an unused sata pw connector.
As for drives, either samsung or intel.
 

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Is it possible to install a solid state drive as the second hard drive for a laptop? I have a dell inspiron 1420.
Is there a noticeable performance gain?
If its not possible to install internally, is there a way to make a solid state drive the primary drive and have it externally?
 

A:solid state drive

I read that only some of the 17" laptops come with two drive bays. I checked and my 17" laptop does have two drive bays.

I'm no expert, but I've read and have been told heard this a noticable performance gain.

Inside it can be used as primary or secondary. Outside the computer it might only be able to be used as data storage but I'm not 100% sure.
 

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Hi

I am looking at getting an Solid State Drive to run just my OS on Windows 7 Home Premium. I have found a 30gb solid state drive and an 64gb drive, is the 30gb would the 30gb be big enough or would it be better to g for the 64GB drive?


Please can you let me know

Thanks

A:Which Solid State drive is best?

Personally, I would go with the bigger 64GB, to allow for some growth.

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Hi,

I was wondering, with 400 Dolars to spend on HDs, which one do i choose?
I will never use more than 500 GB, which i think is too much.
And i wanted a fast drive, like an SSD.
But i heard that SSDs have a short-life, and they're speed are decreased according to its age.

So, what would be better?
Buy 4x 250 GB 7200 RPM HDs and make Raid 4

Or 1x 128 SSD and a 500 GB for storage

A:Solid State Drive

Better that you should read these articles first:

http://www.sevenforums.com/news/6203...ink-again.html

A *really really really* good article about SSDs - very long and intensive.

Memory (DDR2|DDR3) and Storage (HDD|SSD)

Any review that Guru3D writes regarding SSDs the preface with a basic refresher about SSDs.

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I would like to know what is the brand name of this SSD drive that my desktop, HP Omen #870-119? All I know is the name of SSD below: 3D TLC Solid State Drive Is that a name brand of the Solid State Drive? I have searched on Google here on the Internet and did not show with this name. I am not sure if that is the name of Solid State Drive or not. Maybe you know more than me about this and provide me more information about this. John

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I have an older Model 80L000H2US laptop with a one terabyte drive. Would it be a waste of money to upgrade to a solid state drive for this machine?

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Hey All,

I am building a computer in the next week that the customer wants a SSD 2.5" drive. I've never built a PC with an SSD in it. Couple of questions

Will the standard 2.5" drive bay in a case hold the drive alright?

Will the drive be susceptible to electro shock and data loss in a power failure or hard reset?

Does the SSD need to be insulated in the case any particular way?

Does the SSD need specific proprietary power or SATA cables to interface with a modern motherboard?

Thanks
 

A:Solid State Drive

Connections and Size will very on which drive you get, but traditionally it will fit in a 2.5 bay and can support a sata connection. Nothing extra is needed. It shouldn't be any more susceptible to data loss during power failures then normal drives (of course like normal drives, you may lose data if you are writting to it during said power loss).

For more details see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solid-state_drive
 

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I recently purchased a new graphics cards and a SSD for me home pc. I installed the graphics card (Nvidia 760 GTX) without issue and it was working well, but when I tried to plug in the SSD everything went wrong quickly. Computer is now very slow to load, I can't seem to find a way to actually get anything on the SSD (primarily want to OS on it at least) and videos won't play in HD. Any help for what I might have done wrong or how to make the new drive work like I want it to would be greatly appreciated. I'm running windows 7, but don't have the disk if a reinstall is something that I need to do.
 

A:Solid State Drive

First of all, no one [other than you] has any idea what we are working on. Post ALL of your exact system specs; ie exact mb, exact ram, exact pw supply installed, etc, etc. If this is a big box system ie dell, hp, whatever, then post the exact make and model#

As for the ssd, post the exact ssd you installed along with what mode is used for the sata controller.
 

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I just purchased a y700 and am quite happy with the thing.   BUT, I swapped out the 128g m.2 with something larger and am now looking for an enclosure so I can use the 128g externally - usb-style.  It's PCIe nvme.  Has anyone had any luck finding an external solution for these types of ssds?

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I have a new laptop with 500 GB HDD and I want to replace the storage with 256 gb,M.2 NVME SSD PCI 3.0x4 type of drive...which one is the most recommended brand and is the NVME supported in my HP 430 G3 ddr4 Probook ?

A:What is recommended M.2 NVME, PCIE 3.0x4 256GB ssd drive for...

Hi,Manual: Page 43http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04825509No M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD support for your model.There is a M.2 2280 SSD (NGFF), SATA-3 slot, which can be made primary boot drive.This would work: http://www.samsung.com/us/computing/memory-storage/solid-state-drives/ssd-850-evo-m-2-500gb-mz-n5e50...�Replacement Video: https://h20574.www2.hp.com/results.htm?SID=7834547&MEID=37E73E00-80B7-4158-AA7E-53736C870B7ERegardsVisruth

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Hello all, is it possible to upgrade, after market of course, to a 1T NVMe PCIe SSD? This is a novice question, but wanted to ask, as some friends are pushing me towards T460S because of this drive availability. Would not all I need is an adapter and would that, along with the  NVMe PCIe drive fit, within the casing? Or is it more technologially involved than that, like bios, space and other such? Also, the T460P has 4g RAM soldered in, yet one can upgrade to 32g involving 2 - 16g sticks, this does mean that the 4g is diabled with the 2 sticks installed, correct? TIA - bo1953





T61, 6465, Vista

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Can I install PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD drive in my HP OMEN 15-ax033dx Laptop? Or an Optane drive?

A:Re: Can I install PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD drive in my HP OMEN 15-a...

You should be able to install it in your notebook. An HP Expert colleague of mine has an Omen 15ax251  product loan and he was able to install a 512 gig Samsung PM961 NVME M.2  SSD in his. We have discovered that not all of the Omen motherboards have an M.2 slot. I recommend that you check yours before ordering the SSD. Here is a link to the remove and replace videos.https://h20574.www2.hp.com/results.htm?SID=10862325&MEID=56302E24-377B-429D-AE4F-1D654C0CF807

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Hi, I have a p51 thinkpad with one 512GB SSD PCIe MLC OPAL2 currently running Windows 10. I wish to add a second 512GB SSD PCIe MLC OPAL2 drive to the ssd port with linux os on it. Will I need a boot manager or will the bios detect the second os and give me an option of which os to boot? I also will be upgrading the ram. My p51 came with 16GB DDR4 2400MHz SODIMM and I would like to at least double this. I have a Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 Processor (8MB Cache, up to 4.0GHz) processor and hope to be able to run monte carlo simulations after the upgrades are made. Is their any compatability issues installing a different brand ssd? To optimize speed during the millions of calculations during a monte carlo sim, is their any particular make and model ssd you reccomend? Also, would you reccomend upgrading the cpu? Im a college student working on particle physics research at PSU and hope to be able to run the monte carlo sim off the server, maybe im dreaming, maybe im not. Thanks.

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Hi, I have a p51 thinkpad with one 512GB SSD PCIe MLC OPAL2 currently running Windows 10. I wish to add a second 512GB SSD PCIe MLC OPAL2 drive to the ssd port with linux os on it. Will I need a boot manager or will the bios detect the second os and give me an option of which os to boot? I also will be upgrading the ram. My p51 came with 16GB DDR4 2400MHz SODIMM and I would like to at least double this. I have a Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 Processor (8MB Cache, up to 4.0GHz) processor and hope to be able to run monte carlo simulations after the upgrades are made. Is their any compatability issues installing a different brand ssd? To optimize speed during the millions of calculations during a monte carlo sim, is their any particular make and model ssd you reccomend? Also, would you reccomend upgrading the cpu? Im a college student working on particle physics research at PSU and hope to be able to run the monte carlo sim off the server, maybe im dreaming, maybe im not. Thanks.

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I have a Veriton X275.  I never burned the factory installatin disk before using the comuter. Interested in upgrading to a SSD.  Crucial Scan recommends this: http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=1ECF9CF6A5CA7304 Is the recovery disk loaded on the D: drive. i do not see it. Is there any way to get the recovery information other than resetting the computer back to the factory state to burn the disks? What is the best way of installng the new SSD? Thanks.

A:Installing new Solid State Drive

Does the bios need to be updated to handle the SSD?

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Hey, I recently got myself a OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD. The issue I'm having seems to be a common problem though I'm not 100% sure I really have the problem down.

My motherboard doesn't support SATA3 so I purchased this SATA3 pci-e controller card here

and a cable from here

everthing seemed to work as it should and the ssd powered on but the tests I ran were less than what I hoped for. These were the results I received using the program AS SSD Bemchmark

These were the results for the first test using the pci-e SATA3 controller

I then plugged my new ssd into my on-board SATA2 controller and re ran the test displayed here

This is were I got a bit concerned as I am not sure were the problem might exist. The cable? The SATA3 controller? Or the SSD it's self?

Anyone have any ideas to what I should do next?

-Thanks for reading my wall of text
 

A:Solid state drive issues

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The brains, please recommend the best at this time SSD(about 128GB). There will be Windows 7 OS. Which company and which model SSD with his firmware is the best for Windows7(32 bit)? SLC or MLC? Price is unimportant. Thanks.

A:Best SSD(solid state drive) for Windows7

Intel X25-M, definitely. The Vertex comes close, but is still lacking in certain benchmarks and isn't that much cheaper per GB.

There are 80GB and a 160GB models ($315 and $720 on newegg).

Unfortunately nobody has been able to quite top intel yet except on price. Just use whatever the latest firmware is. It's a MLC, but nobody makes large SLCs that I know of.

Edit: Anand of anandtech.com fame (IMO the most reputable tech review site around) today said the X25-M is still his choice: http://www.anandtech.com/gadgets/showdoc.aspx?i=3590 There are few better endorsements.

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Hi Everyone,

I want to replace my HDD with a SSD.

My desktop came with windows 7 installed inclusive of a recovery partition.

I don't have OS on disc so:
How can I install OS onto new SSD?
How can I install recovery partition onto new SSD?

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I just purchased and installed a new SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148357. I already had a standard 1 tb Samsung HD loaded with Windows 7 OEM. When I attempt to load this operating system on the new SSD, I have a error message indicating, "Setup was unable to use the existing system partition because it does not contain the required free space". Windows 7 startup indicates that there is 59.5 gb of primary space on the SSD drive. This is my first SSD. Am I doing something wrong, or is the OS mad because I changed the hard drive with an OEM operating system? Appreciate any assistance you can give. Thanks.

Jim
 

A:Solved: New Solid State Drive

How are you "attempting to load this operating system on the SSD" ?

To copy or clone a drive to a new drive, the replacement drive has to at least equal in size the old drive, you cannot copy a larger drive bit for bit onto a smaller capacity one. (Same goes for partitions.......new one at least equal to, more space is better)

Here's a link if you want or need to learn about cloning drives> (don't be fooled at the site there, the first list of things are ADs

the good stuff begins with this>>> Paragon’s Drive Backup Express (Windows)

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/5-ways-to-clone-and-copy-your-hard-drive/
 

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i have the 150gb velociraptor as my main OS drive and im thinking of getting a SSD to replace it with, but will only be able to afford a 64gb drive possibly stretch to a 90gb unbranded drive,
im wondering if it is worth the money considering im comming from a velociraptor will i notice the extra speed much?
also at 64gb a lot of stuff will need to be installed on another drive (probably the raptor) so wont this mean that the things that are installed on the other drive will only run as fast as that drive will go?

thanks

edit to add : i guess i could buy a second 150gb velociraptor and run it in RAID would that be as fast as a ssd?

A:solid state drive question

What you are considering is exactly the route that most are taking nowadays which is the ssd for boot drive and applications along with the hdd for storage. I personally run a Crucial 64Gb ssd with Samsung 1.5 Tb drive.

Les
The SSD Review

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I would like to upgrade my boot disk from the pre-installed hard disk to a solid state drive (SSD), preferably an SSD in the 900 GB - 1.0 TB capacity.  What do I need to do?  How do I know whether a particular SSD will fit into and work properly in my laptop?  How do I transfer the pre-installed Windows 10 OS? FYI, I have not installed any software on the laptop since I bought it a few months ago, nor do I have any personal files on it.  It is still in its original box.  I'd like to get this done ASAP so that I can start using the laptop.




Craig T. Dedo, CAPM

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