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XPS MB support PCIe NVMe SSD?

Q: XPS MB support PCIe NVMe SSD?

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.
Thanks.

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A: XPS MB support PCIe NVMe SSD?

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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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Does anybody know if the Z820 can boot off a NVMe PCIe SSD card? It has an appropriate UEFI version - 2.3.1 but not sure if that is sufficient. The Z840 documentation says it is supported but I can't find anything in Z820 documentation. Thanks!

A:NVMe PCIe SSD boot support in Z820

Please find out the URL the information for Z Turbo Drive installation: http://h20565.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?sp4ts.oid=6898494&docId=emr_na-c04399475&docLocale... 

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dell inspron 15 7567 Does it support PCIe NVMe m.2 ssd ?

A:dell inspron 15 7567 Does it support PCIe NVMe m.2 ssd ?

If you have the latest Bios, yes.  The system will need to have the SATA controller set to AHCI.
If you currently have a 2.5 inch driver, changing a current system to AHCI from RAID can be problematic unless you use the special procedure.

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Is there a way to get ACER to add M.2 PCIe x4 NVMe SSD support for boot devices to a new Bios firmware update for the ACER ASPIRE VN7-591G so that we can use and boot from NVMe SSD's like "Samsung SSD 960 Pro Series NVMe MLC - M.2 2280"? The Intel chipset of the Acer Aspire VN7-591G should support it and it would be only a matter of adding support in the bios for it. Acer also added it to the VN7-592G after pressure from the community. It seemed to have taken a community invoked ban on Amazon to get them to add NVMe support, see: http://community.acer.com/t5/V-and-VN-Series-Laptops/Why-is-the-M2-PCIE-slot-speed-capped-to-1-5GBs-... There seems to be some project to manually add support to the bios .fd rom file yourself for motherboard with intel 6 / 9 series chipsets, but that seems to be directed at AMI Aptio UEFI BIOS and the ACER ASPIRE VN7-591G seems to have a Insyde BIOS: http://www.win-raid.com/t871f16-Guide-How-to-get-full-NVMe-support-for-Intel-Chipset-systems-from-Se...

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Hello! Does anyone know if the ThinkPad 1TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD, whose part number is 4XB0N71413 and which can be found in the following link: https://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/accessories-and-monitors/memory-and-storage/storage/HDD-BO-TP-1TB-M-2-... is TCG OPAL compliant and if it supports being formatted with 4kb sector size. Thanks 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 1.4.7.17.
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, for L390 yoga i7 I've ordered the 128gb version and I want to put a 1gb nvme in it. I've read the spec sheet, it says the 128gb comes with 2242 PCI x2, with the 256/512gb suppiled with a 2280 PCI x4. I guess the 2242 is held in with an adaptor as per the service manual so I just take that out and off I go. Now is the x2 or x4 the actual drive, or is it the actual m.2 PCI BIOS that is limited PCI x2? I'm thinking as its a custom build, it would come with same m.2 PCI slot on all models, does anyone have any idea or has anyone remove the 128gb to replace it with something larger. Thanks

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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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Does the new P52 support the Samsung 970 PRO NVMe M.2 SSD drive ? Lenovo's 1TB Solid State Drive PCIe-NVMe OPAL2.0 M.2 costs $1060 (CAD) whereas I can get a Samsung 970 PRO 1 TB for $625.  And I think the Samsung is probably faster... Comments ?

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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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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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Hi

I am confused. Very confused as a matter of fact.

I would like to upgrade my PC with a m.2 drive but do not want to buy the wrong one and waste my money.

My motherboard is a Gigabyte H97-D3H. It has a m.2 slot and the manual states that it has a Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280 SATA & PCIe SSD support. I note that the term NVME IS NOT present in the description. On Newegg web site, I note that some M.2 drives have the term NVME in the description and some others do not (only show PCIe x 4).

My question is simple:
Can I buy ANY M.2 drive whether the term NVME is present in the description or not ? If the PCIe support is the same for PCIe and NVME (assuming it is), why doesn't my manual shows NVME in the description (it only shows socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280 SATA & PCIe SSD support) ?

Can anyone shed some light ? Boy !! Boy !!! Am I ever confused...I want to make sure I do not buy an incompatible drive.

Thank You
 

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I have a dell 3477AIO and will be installing a ssd on my m.2 slot. My question is how do you know your using the correct protocol to get the most from the drive? I am new to all this technology so excuse my lack of knowledge. It seems that the more I try to learn the more I don?t understand. Thanks
 

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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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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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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?

Cheers,
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A:NVMe ssd faster in M.2 or PCIe

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Hello, Am in the process of placing an order for a P50 with 1TB PCIe-NVMe (only drive in the order) and am trying to find out the model of this NVMe drive. Some posts mention - PM961 and some mentione SM961. Is there a way to find this information or is one to wait to receive the unit and then find out for sure? Thanks for your help.

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I have an M920 SFF, i7-8xxx 32GB RAM, came with 256gb SSD already installed and used as the boot drive (C) for Windows 10 Pro. It was a special price deal ($300 off), even with a 256gb SSD which is smaller than I really need.   I took the deal and figured I will add a second drive once I get the computer.      Opening the computer, I see it has the primary boot drive (SSD) occupying a slot, and a network card occupying the second slot, seems like adding a second drive would have to be either SATA, or using one of the two PCIe slots.    I bought a 500GB Crucial P1 NVMe M.2 SSD, https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07J2WBKXF/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and put it into a NVMe-to-PCIe adapter,  this is the one I bought https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07C6D1W2N/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1  Then I tried inserting it into one of the 2 slots, the PC didn't recognize it, then tried the other slot, also wasn't recognized.   So is this method of installing the SSD (even as a secondary non-booting drive) not supported.  Do I need to configure the BIOS or need other drivers?   

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Self-encrypting SSDs such as the Samsung 950 Pro M.2 PCIe-NVMe as well as other 2.5" formats allow for a password for drive encryption to be enabled from within the BIOS. There seems to be a problem with enabling that function with the 950 Pro. Another forum member has a P70 with a 950 Pro as the boot-drive and a Samsung 850 2.5" SSD as a data-drive. When in the BIOS to enable HDD (SDD) password(s) the 850 is listed while the 950 is not. According to Samsung, the 950 Pro has "AES 256-bit for user data encryption". Has anyone been able to enable the HDD (SDD) drive-encryption password of a Samsung 950 Pro OR any of the Lenovo furnished PCIe-NVMe M.2 drives within their BIOS settings? Of note, once enabled, upon start-up the BIOS will ask for the password of each drive with a password enabled before proceeding to the OS. Lack of this capability within the P70 for a PCIe-NVMe M.2 SSD in the 512GB capacity range is a deal-breaker for the P70 that I would like to order. Any thoughts or suggestions pertaining to this matter would be greatly appreciated.

A:Self-Encrypting PCIe-NVMe M.2 SSD Password in the ...

it is about samsung 950 pro for some reason only 256gb version supports OPAL more info in that threadhttps://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/Thinpad-P50-Samsung-950-pro-and-password...

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A:P50 with dual "1 TB SSD PCIe-NVMe" config

Very disappointing, clearly shouldn't happen but sometimes does.  Manufacturing quality control is not always what it should be. From your description, I assume you do not have the Onsite warranty support service. I'd call Tech Support directly and demand immediate "escalation" -- speak to a supervisor or manager, if necessary.  Perhaps they can arrange for a tech to come out with another replacement part and troubleshoot the problem. You shouldn't have to threaten to return the machine for a refund/replacement but that is an option as well. Please keep us apprised of progress. 





______________________________________________P70, Xeon 1505 CPU, 64 GB ECC RAM 2 x PCIe NVMe 512 GB Drives, 1 TB HDD, DVD-RW, 4 K Display, NVIDIA Quadro M4000W700 model 2757-CTO (8 GB RAM, Crucial MX-100 SSD + Hitachi TravelStar 1 TB 7200 RPM Drives, Bluray R/W, NVIDIA Quadro FX3700M, WUXGA); Windows 7 Ultimate SP-1, W700 Mini-Dock

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

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I'm looking at buying a new Lenovo P50 with a SSD configuration.  I see an option for a "1TB SSD PCIe-NVMe" which came out only a few days ago ...does anybody here know the specs of that drive in terms of read/write speeds (megabytes per second)?  



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A:"1TB SSD PCIe-NVMe" specifications for Thinkpad P5...

That's Samsung 1T PM961 which becomes available in OEM since last december. Read and write speeds are faster than the current SM961 and 950 Pro.

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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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Can an M.2 NVMe PCIe reach it's top speeds in an XPS 8300 ?  If not what if anything can I expect, and would it be worth it ?  Or is this something for my next Dell ?

Thank you

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I would like to purchase the 15t-bc000 CTO with just the 1 TB 7200 hard drive. I want to add the Smasung SM951 SSD and another stick of RAM myself. I am not worried about the warranty, only if it can be done. 1) Would the laptop still come with the M.2 slot for an SSD?2) If it has the slot, is it PCIe 3.0 NVMe capable?3) Would the BIOS of the machine allow me to install Windows 10 on it and make it the boot drive?4) It comes with one 8GB stick of RAM, would I be able to add another 8GB stick. I would appreciate any help you can give, thanks.  

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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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Hi all, I have bought recently an ssd drive - Samsung 950 Pro M.2 NVM Express 256gb (model MZ-VKV256) and pcie adapter card for it and installed this stuff in my PC - HP ProDesk 600 G1 SFF.  Windows 10 installed on internal hdd and it sucessfully detected this ssd disk,  but when I tryed to install new windows 10 on new ssd - PC can not bot from it, because bios (latest v2.70)  does not detect it on booting, so is there a plan to add support nvme ssd drive to bios on HP ProDesk 600 G1 SFF?

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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





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I've been keeping an eye on the Thinkpad P70 for a while and I'm ready to buy with the 4K display. I would like to have the fastest ad most robust storage option for the primmary drive. I see that I can configure the P70 with a 512GB SSD PCIe-NVMe straight from Lenovo but this will now incur a 3-4 week additional delay. Or I can buy the laptop from lenovo and buy a Samsung 950 PRO 512GB PCIe NVMe M2 seperately from Amazon for slightly less and Amazon has it ready to ship right away. Are both of these drive options the same? This is what I'm considering buying from Amazon for use with the P70 and I wonder if the PCIe drive option that Lenovo offers is the same "Pro" version below. http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-950-PRO-Internal-MZ-V5P512BW/dp/B01639694M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1461... Thanks for any clarification.

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More or less yes. The 950 Pro is the consumer version of the SM951 that Lenovo uses. You can look up both on Samsung's site to see the differences. However, if you want the "fastest and most robust storage option" you'll want the RAID 0 m2 512 option. That nearly maxes out the theoretical read and write specs for 4 lane NVMe 3.0 connectors at about 3.8GB/s for both in real life tests. Otherwise, you are looking at 2.5GB/s read, 1.5 GB/s write as a single m2. You can't activate RAID unless the system is ordered that way (different motherboards.) (FYI: the 256 drives do not have these same numbers; they are 2.2 GB/s read and 1.8 GB/s write)

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hi,  so my yoga 520 (originally shipped with only a HDD) allowed me to add an m2 SSD pcie NVMe; so i did add one,However on the BIOS i must set the controller to AHCI (it is intel RST by default) so my SSD can be detected by Windows as a drive; if not i couldn't make it my system drive.  After some reading on the forum, i saw that it seems to be a mandatory option for my SDD to work as intended, right or wrong? or there is a way to shift to RST and if yes? what are the benefits of RST over AHCI?

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Hi All, I would like to upgrade the m900 with a Samsung 960 EVO NVMe M.2 SSD. Given that this drive is quite fast and given that my model only seems to have PCIe 2.0, I think that I should not connect the drive to the small and slower PCIe x1 slot. For this reason, I am looking for a PCIe to m.2 adapter that fits into the larger x16 or x4 slot however I am having a hard time finding one that you can buy here in Germany. Does anyone have any recommendations? Thanks!

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