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How to secure erase T470/T470s PCIe NVMe SSD?

Q: How to secure erase T470/T470s PCIe NVMe SSD?

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I have ThinkPad T470/T470s, and I'm wondering how can we secure erase the nvme ssds? It does not accept ATA commands.

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I have ThinkPad T470/T470s, and I'm wondering how can we secure erase the nvme ssds? It does not accept ATA commands.

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

A:SATA or PCIe NVMe SSD for Thinkpad T470?

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

That depends.  Are we spending your money or mine?
 
Given your use case I'd probably use the extra $ to go with a 500GB 2.5" SSD.  Then again, I'm a spec snob and might not be able to resist the NVMe drive.
 
As you've already figured out, the 470 only uses 2 PCIe lanes so that limits the NVMe SSD to something like 1700MB/sec.  The SATA unit would be more like 500MB/sec or so.  In practice, you'd probably never notice a difference.
 
FWIW,
Z.

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Hello everyone, I'm willing to buy a T470 or a T470P in the next weeks, with a 512gb pcie nvme ssd, but the price for it in my country (almost 400?) is very overpriced, I would prefer to buy an ssd separately.As I saw in the T470 review by Notebookcheck, the pcie nvme ssd takes place in the 2.5" slot via adapter. Is there a way to buy that adapter separately ?I didn't manage to find any reference for that specific part during my researches. Thank you.Regards,

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My new purchased T470s laptop (Serial Number: PC0S7E53 Machine Type Model: 20HGS24J00) is equiped with a 256GB PCLe SSD. The SSD is neither Samsung nor Toshiba. It's called LENSE20256MSP34MEAT2A ?! I don't even know how to search the specs of such part, as there is totally no information for such ssd in Google! But the key point is the SSD obtained a relatively low write speed compared with other NVMe SSD. As shown in test record by crystaldiskmark, the write speed is only 160 MB/s. Is this normal? Is it possible to ask for a change of SSD? Because my purchase is still within 7 days. Also, the battery is not that long-lasting as it claimed to be (10.5 hours). I charged until 100% and use the laptop for document reading with some online search in Wikipedia. The battery performance has been set to "better battery" and I didn't play videos and music in the process. The battery runs into 17% in 4 to 5 hours. Although I didn't expect it will hit 10.5 hours, but it is too much beyond that???? Could everyone help me with this? Is it normal or is that any possible solutions? Thank you! 

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Hello everybody.

Please would you give me some help regarding securely wiping a SSD drive?

I think my laptop has a Toshiba NVMe SSD. It's a 512GB and the hardware ID in device manager is
NVMe THNSN5512GPUK NV. I'm not so sure it is a Toshiba SSD but all searches have returned Toshiba.

I have a 2016 version of Parted Magic (10.18) and I've created a bootable USB as I wish to securely wipe/erase all partitions and sensitive company data from the SSD and install a new OS.

Parted Magic does not detect the SSD drive. I also tried Toshiba's OCZ SSD Utility which also does not detect the drive.

If anyone has any ideas I'd be very grateful.

Many thanks in advance.
 

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Dear support, I just received my new laptop recently and I would like to know how to perform a secure erase (change of encryption key) on the NVme SSD that came with the laptop. A secure erase should instruct the SSD to change the encryption key stored on the SSD itself, and should be the best way to perform a full format of the data on the disk. My preferred way to perform the Secure Erase would have been using the Bios option "Security -> Disk Encryption HDD" [R1]. However, this option was not available on my BIOS, neither on the pre-installed version (1.08) nor in the newest version (1.19). Therefore I followed the suggested option to try to activate this option in the BIOS [R2]. Afterwards the "Security -> Disk Encryption HDD" was still not visible on my BIOS menus. I have also tried creating an USB with the Lenovo's DrvErase [R3] software. In this case I got a message from the software stating that my system or BIOS are not compatoble with DrvErase. Using Linux, it is possible to instruct the disk to perform a secure erase by changing the encryption key [R4]. I have done this in the past and it worked. However, I am hesitant to follow this procedure on a new (and expensive) laptop. Therefore, I woule like to ask: Q1) What is the method suggested by Lenovo to perform a Secure Erase on X1 Extreme (type: 20MG) or P1 laptops?Note: from [R5] and [R6], I believe that P1 laptops are also affected Q2) If I go through and instruct the SSD disk ... Read more

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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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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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Hello guys, I was wondering if the XPG SX6000Pro 256GB PCIe 3D NAND PCIe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 NVMe 1.3 R/W up to 2100/1500MB/s SSD  will work with my y520 IKBM. and if there is an extra slot for memory.thank you.

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Hi, Does anyone know if the T470s will work with a 2TB NVme. I know it'll work with a 1TB NVme, but not sure about 2TB. Any feedback is welcome.Thanks.Pin

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Does anyone know why the ThinkPad 1TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD isn't listed as being compatible with the T470s?   Is there any reason it won't work?

A:T470s and 1TB NVME

Hi tgray_at_lenovo,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.
 
1TB SSD M.2 PCIe NVMe is compatible with ThinkPad T470s, as a matter of fact it comes with this variant as well 20HF001DUS for complete list please use psref.
 
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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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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I'm wondering if it's possible to replace the T470 screen with the T470s screen. Doing a bit of research I've seen a few people mention it could be possible, although I have not seen anything conclusive. It seems as though the T470 screen is 30-pin whereas the T470s is 40-pin. Would it be possible to change these with the correct cable, and what do I need? I'm basically on the fence regarding the T470 and T470s. Pros of the T470 for me is the slighly cheaper price, slightly better keyboard travel, and the removable battery which is a huge plus for me. The major con here is that I wanted a better screen, such as the one offered in the T470s/p model as it is higher resolution and has significantly better colour gamut. Choosing the T470s also leaves me without the removable battery/less battery life, however. I can also make a compromise with the T470p but even with the removable battery on that model I lose usb-c and thunderbolt, and the machine is heavier and chunkier. If I was able to get the T470s screen working on the T470 it would be ideal.

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Hello everyone, I have a T470s shipped with a Toshiba 512GB NVMe SSD. It shows about 1.2GB/s and 610MB/s on sequential read and write speeds both on Windows 10 and Linux systems. These speeds are much lower than I expected. Are these speeds normal, especially the write speed? The speeds are got from CristalDiskMark 5.2.1 in Win10, and `hdparm` and `dd` on Linux. Does anyone else have the same model tested on read/write speed? Could you please share your test results? TIACnZhx

A:T470s NVMe 512G SSD performance

Hello and welcome,
 
I don't have a similar machine, but that does seem slow.
 
Can you pull the exact SSD model number out of device manager?
 
Z.

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Hi, i am trying to download the NVMe firmware update but our proxy server (and virus total website) is recognizing one of the files as malicious, could this be checked?  download link - https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/fwnv18.zip thanks, 

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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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Can the Drive Erase Utility for the Resetting the Cryptographic Key and the Erasing the Solid State Drive - ThinkPad  Be run from a second ssd drive placed in the ultrabay slot? can the utilty be installed on the second ssd i may place in the ultrabay slot for backups and running secure erase command Drive Erase Utility for the Resetting the Cryptographic Key and the Erasing the Solid State Drive - ThinkPad.

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Hi all, Does anyone know how many external monitor can the latest T470/T470s connect to without a dock? The T470 specs I am considering is:CPU Operating System Chipset Memory Storage Display Graphics Optical Drive Communication Ports / MediaIntel® Core? i5-7200U (3M Cache, up to 3.10 GHz)Windows® 10 Home 64-bit Intel SoC (System on Chip) platform1 x 8GB DDR4 2133MHz (Max 32GB) / 1 Free Slot256GB PCIe SSD (NVMe)14.0" Anti-Glare, FHD (1920 x 1080)GeForce 940MX GDDR5 2GN/A2x2 802.11ac / Bluetooth 4.12 x USB 3.1 / 1 x USB 3.0 / 1 x Thunderbolt 3 / 1 x HDMI / 1 x RJ-45 /1 x Dock connector / HD Audio / Realtek? ALC3268 codec / stereo speakers 2W x 2 / dual array microphone / combo audio /microphone jack / 4-in-1 reader (MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC), supports SD 3.0, UHS-l And this is the specs for T470s: CPU Operating System Chipset Memory Storage Display Graphics Optical Drive Communication Ports / MediaIntel® Core? i5-7200U (3M Cache, up to 3.10 GHz)Windows® 10 Home 64-bit Intel SoC (System on Chip) platform12GB (1 x 4GB DDR4 2133MHz onboard + 1 x 8GB DDR4 2133MHz) (Max20GB)/ 0 Free Slot256GB PCIe SSD (NVMe)14.0" Anti-Glare, FHD (1920 x 1080)Intel HD Graphics 620N/A2x2 802.11ac / Bluetooth 4.12 x USB 3.1 / 1 x USB 3.0 / 1 x Thunderbolt 3 / 1 x HDMI /1 x RJ-45 / 1 x Dock connector / HD Audio / Realtek? ALC3268 codec / stereo speakers 1W x 2 / dual array microphone / combo audio / microphone jack / 4-in-1 reader (MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC) I am look... Read more

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Hey everyone,I was upgrading the NVMe SSD and was wondering what is the funtiuon of the rubbbery part (which sits on top of the SSD drive) shown in the photo.This part got a bit dirty but didn't know how to clean it. Will it cause problems moving forward?  Thanks

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Hey,  After I do the  NVMe  SSD Firmware Update FWSD47, the machine go to reboot and after that dosn't go on to WIN10 and also dosn't have the option to enter bios, it's stuck like the photo 

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Hello to everyone, Can someone answer definetely on how many PCIe lanes T470s 20JTS1FQ06 (Skylake i7-6600U) are available to the Thunderbolt3 connector? Although I have checked everywhere in psref and many sites, I get only ambiguous answers. 50% say 2 and 50% say 4 lanes. Thank you

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Hi everyone, I recently bought a T470 and it came with a Toshiba 512GB Nvme drive (I think its XG4). Just wondering if those of you with this drive are using the default windows drivers or the drivers made for the OCZ-RD400 drive as shown in this thread (https://www.win-raid.com/t29f25-Recommended-AHCI-RAID-and-NVMe-Drivers.html).I have read some comments on how there is poorer performance on this drive compared to the Samsung PM961 drive and I was wondering if you guys have noticed the same with the T470.Thanks for your input

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Hi,  I have a T470 with a Toshiba NVMe disk and recently bought a Samsung 970 Pro in order to replace the original one.  I put the two drives on another computer but the original drive seems to be bitlocked. So, I put the original drive back to check for the bitlocker status. Here is the info from the manage-bde -status command:  Disk volumes that can be protected withBitLocker Drive Encryption:Volume C: [Windows][OS Volume]Size: 237.23 GBBitLocker Version: 2.0Conversion Status: Used Space Only EncryptedPercentage Encrypted: 100.0%Encryption Method: XTS-AES 128Protection Status: Protection OnLock Status: UnlockedIdentification Field: UnknownKey Protectors:Numerical PasswordTPM How am I going to clone the drive? Do I need to disable any protection before starting the process? Or am I just going to put the two drives together and run a clonning software? Any suggestions for a software? 

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Before removing the HDD from my T470 I made a Clonezilla image.  I then installed the Samsung 960 and restored the image.  Unfortunately upon booting into Windows I was greeted with "Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart", so that did not work.  I have done many Clonezilla images and restores, but not between two completely different drive technologies.  So if anyone has been able to get this to work with either a T470 or similar laptop, what cloning software did you use, and did you do it with an image backup/restore, or direct clone with the HDD connected to the laptop with either a SATA to USB, or SATA to USB-c cable (If that's the case what cable worked OK)..

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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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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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I assume that because the PCIe SSD is in an adapter tray that a normal 2.5" SSD or HDD will work without adapter brackets or cables. To be clear, I have a T470 with a PCIe SSD. I want to replace that drive with a 2.5" SATA SSD. Can anyone clarify this?

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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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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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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, 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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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,
Snibbly
 

A:NVMe ssd faster in M.2 or PCIe

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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.
Thanks.

A:XPS MB support PCIe NVMe SSD?

PERFECTLY FRANK,
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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I own a T470 with a Lenovo branded 256GB NVME drive, running Windows 7. The drive is thnSn5256gpuk according to device manager. Looks like this is a rebranded OCZ XG3/4 drive. --- I am getting fairly inconsistent write performance on this drive. According to both crystaldiskmark and as benchmarks, the write performance will sometimes be 700mb/s, other times 300mb/s. I can run the test once, it will show up 700mb/s, run again, and it will be 300mb/s. --- I have tried switching over to the ocz nvme windows 7 drivers, which work just fine btw. But to no avail, microsoft nvme drivers or the ocz ones, both have the same symptoms. --- Anyone able to get consistent write performance from this setup? --- NOTE: Please don't sudgest upgrading my bios, flashing the newest firmware on the ssd or making sure write cache is enabled in device manager... Or any of the low hanging fruit... I've spent about 5 hours trying to get proper (as per the spec of the drive, from the toshiba site) write performance on this drive.

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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 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, First Lenovo laptop purchased with my company and directly a first ticket at Lenovo support and a first post on the forum... sigh. BUT nevertheless let me start by wishing you guys and girls all the best for 17. So we got our first P50, one week ago. The machine has 2x '1 TB SSD PCIe-NVMe'.I'm struggling to get the second one to work... Allow me to briefly describe my situation & questions: Last week: We got the laptop but upon first boot I've ran into:"2104 Detection Error on SSD2 (M.2) Press Esc to Continue."Side-Effects of this errors were- the BIOS boot menu not showing the NVMe1 disk type, and- Windows device/partition manager not seeing the disk. Obviously there is a problem with the second SSD.So we opened a ticket at Lenovo. 4 days later, today, I did get the replacement 1TB SSD PCIe NVMe disk.Some transport guy handing me the disk, taking off. The error is gone, but the disk is still not recognized.Swapping it with slot0 NVMe0, which holds my OS, correctly shows disk info at boot menu.So the replacement disk is OK, but still not recognized. - is it expected of the customer (us) to do this disk swap ourselves (under warrenty, dead on arrival)?- is this the issue with SAMSUNG & BIOS & UEFI (v1.35 End December 16) ... ? https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/Can-I-add-a-Samsung-950-Pro-NVMe-SSD-to-...- Can someone give me advice on how to proceed? Seems like updating the Lenovo ticket has no effect, ... Read more

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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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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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.

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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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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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Will an M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD work within an XPS 8300 Desktop using an M.2 PCIe adapter ?
I'd like to take advantage of the faster speeds and use it as a boot drive if possible, if not then use it as a secondary drive along with a standard SSD drive as the boot.
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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