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Thinkpad P50 - NVMe M.2 RAID 0 - Linux won't recognize

Q: Thinkpad P50 - NVMe M.2 RAID 0 - Linux won't recognize

Hello, I think this is a Intel RST driver issue. When I'm trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 on a BIOS created RAID-0 array with two NVMe M.2, the installation cannot find the raid array. When using two SATA drives - it works flawlessly. Is there a way to solve this issue? Any driver I can update in the Ubuntu installation? Please help!

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Preferred Solution: Thinkpad P50 - NVMe M.2 RAID 0 - Linux won't recognize

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

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

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Hi, what is the RAID controller on the P51, and where to find drivers for it for Windows 10, Linux and VMware? (I could only find a user, on some forum, posting driver for Windows 10, but I prefer to download them from the source).

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I recently updated to the new bios, 1.30, that adds RAID support for the Thinkpad P50.My P50 came with 2x pcie nvme 512gb m.2 drives. (I think they ship with the sm951, but not 100% sure) Upon activating raid in the bios, I can select "M.2 SSD" as the mode, and successfuly create a raid volume from the 2 drives. The new raid volume shows up in the boot manager and appears to be healthy. Macrium Reflect can even see and clone to the Raid volume. However the installer for Windows 7, 8, or 10 cannot see the Raid volume. (Using a usb drive since i opted out of the cd drive). I assumed this was a driver issue and proceeded to download basically every Intel RST driver I could find including the 3 on the Lenovo driver website and all the below:64bit Intel RSTe AHCI & RAID drivers v15.2.0.100864bit Intel RSTe AHCI & RAID drivers v14.8.12.1059 WHQL64bit Intel RST AHCI & RAID driver v11.2.0.1006 WHQL64bit Intel NVMe Windows Driver v1.7.0.1002 WHQL64bit Intel RSTe NVMe drivers v4.5.0.2122 WHQL for Win8-10 x64RSTe_4.5.0.2123RSTe NVMe 4.5.0.2125intel_rst_14.8.1.1043intel_rst_14.8.0.1042Universal 64bit Intel RST Software v15.0.2.1044Universal 64bit Intel RST Software v14.8.12.1059 Even after trying every single one of these, I still can't get Windows to see the raid volume on install. I tried turning on and off secure boot, and CSM, but made no difference. There's really not many options provided in the Lenovo bios. I've done a normal raid set... Read more

A:Thinkpad P50 - NVMe M.2 Raid 0 - Can't install win...

Just to add a bit more, I do have premium support and was on the phone with 6 different people for 2 hours, none of which could really help or understand what was going on. In fact several didn't even know what Raid was and needed help spelling it. Below are the ticket numbers to keep everything together.Ticket #'s:402NCL7402NC9M402NC77

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This problem is back. As mentioned in this thread attempting to install via Windows 10 via a USB drive does not see the NVMe M.2 sticks (I have two 1 TB sticks that came with my P70 from Lenovo). I did an install back around on Nov. 29, 2016 and it worked back then using the USB drive + drivers I left on the stick. Since then I've kept my machine current so I'm not sure what's changed (BIOS did get updated0. My P70 is a model 20ERCTO1WW.BIOS is N1DET83W 2.12 Can we get updated drivers ASAP Lenovo?Thanks!   

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I've read dozens of pages and searched and could not find anything to help. I have a p50 (Xeon ECC nvme SSDs) 1) If I use the Intel RST raid linux fails to see any devices for installation. - Doesn't really bother me because lvm striping is probably fast enough for me. I just wanted to mention it. 2) If I install Qubes, Fedora, Ubuntu, they fail to boot. - I've tried with EFI only, or both/EFI first and both/Legacy First. - rEFInd works fine from the usb and allows me to boot the installed OS as expected. - rEFInd does not work if I install it to the nvme EFI partition. - Boot-Repair does not make the system bootable. I am considering ordering a small 2.5" SSD and the SATA cable and use it for the EFI only if it will work. I'm having trouble decoding the part number. I believe this is the "right" drive that the original disk comes in, but the threads I found have been people searching for the other cable.  3) If anyone knows the correct part number to order for the SATA drive cable for the bay next to the nvme drives I have installed, I would appreciate that! - Is this the kit I need to install the SATA hard drive in the bay next to the NVMe drives?- http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/itemdetails/4XB0L63274/460/7EF7D50A5A7047049A355BF42AAF3C5C#overview

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Hi there, I have an m715q tiny with an A6 processor. Tried update SSD to a Samsung SM961 1T, but end up with the system does not recognize the SSD even in UEFI as well. I mentioned in the spec, it says up to 512GB, is this a limitation from the UEFI, Processor and/or other Hardware?

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Hi Does anyone know if it's possible to set up a P72 with 2x NVMe SSDs into a a bootable RAID 0 configuration? To then install the Windows OS on top of etc..  

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I am looking to addd EM7455 4G module and NVME bracket from T470p to put M.2 Samsung 960 Pro. My question is whether I can have both of this, or they use same lines and slots? I am using linux. Also, I need poiner for correct part number of NVME bracket. Thanks in advance. 

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Hi all, this is a Linux only maschine and I'm trying to flash the internal SSD to latest firmware:M710s, 16GB RAM, Ubuntu 18.10 with kernel 5.0.0-050000rc5-genericSSD SAMSUNG MZVLW256HEHP-000L7 with FIRMWARE 4L7QCXB7nvme version 1.7 I have downloaded fwsddt03.exe - extracted with innoexctract:$ ls -l
insgesamt 9176
-rw-rw-r-- 1 rtraut rtraut 1048576 Nov 16 12:50 5L1QCXB7.bin
-rw-rw-r-- 1 rtraut rtraut 1048576 Jan 20 2018 5L7QCXB7_NF_ENC.bin
-rw-rw-r-- 1 rtraut rtraut 1048576 Jan 20 2018 7L7QCXY7_NF_ENC.bin
-rw-rw-r-- 1 rtraut rtraut 2584239 Mär 17 2017 nvmeredrive_v2_2_3_3_x86
-rw-rw-r-- 1 rtraut rtraut 3664896 Feb 8 2018 RaidFWUpdate_V1_1_6.exe
$ sudo nvme id-ctrl /dev/nvme0 | grep fr
fr : 4L7QCXB7
frmw : 0x16
$ sudo nvme fw-download /dev/nvme0 --fw=5L1QCXB7.bin
Firmware download success
$ sudo nvme fw-commit /dev/nvme0 --slot=0 --action=2
NVME Admin command error:FIRMWARE_SLOT: The firmware slot indicated is invalid or read only. This error is indicated if the firmware slot exceeds the number supported(2106)
$ sudo nvme fw-commit /dev/nvme0 --slot=0 --action=1
NVME Admin command error:FIRMWARE_IMAGE: The firmware image specified for activation is invalid and not loaded by the controller(2107)Does anybody know why it fails?Am I using the wrong firmware for the drive? ThxRainer

A:M710s nvme SSD flash under Linux fails

I'm getting closer: $ sudo nvme fw-commit /dev/nvme0 --slot=1 --action=2
Success activating firmware action:2 slot:1, but firmware requires conventional resetBut after reboot the firmware is still the same old one:$ sudo nvme id-ctrl /dev/nvme0 | grep fr
fr : 4L7QCXB7
frmw : 0x16And I cannot activate it like the manpage example:$ sudo echo 1 > /sys/class/nvme/nvme0/device/reset
bash: /sys/class/nvme/nvme0/device/reset: Keine Berechtigung

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Hi, after some struggling I was able to clone (using Samsung Cloning Tool) my original Windows 8.1x64 from a Samsung 830 SSD to the Samsung 950 Pro in the Z170-A
onboard M.2 slot and boot Windows 8.1x64 from it.
Then I added a 2nd 950Pro mounted on a PCIe card to the 3rd PCIe slot and was able to successfully build a RAID 0 array in the BIOS using the EZtool.
The problem is that I was unable to see the RAID0 array in the bootable devices list, so when I try cloning or restoring the image with a 3rd party tool (Acronis True Image),
the restoring software reports that there's no disk detected (it does not see the RAID 0 array).
I'd appreciate any help on how to do this successfully.

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Hi, after some struggling I was able to clone (using Samsung Cloning Tool) my original Windows 8.1x64 from a Samsung 830 SSD to the Samsung 950 Pro in the Z170-A
onboard M.2 slot and boot Windows 8.1x64 from it.
Then I added a 2nd 950Pro mounted on a PCIe card to the 3rd PCIe slot and was able to successfully build a RAID 0 array in the BIOS using the EZtool.
The problem is that I was unable to see the RAID0 array in the bootable devices list, so when I try cloning or restoring the image with a 3rd party tool (Acronis True Image),
the restoring software reports that there's no disk detected (it does not see the RAID 0 array).
I'd appreciate any help on how to do this successfully.

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I built my system with a Samsung 950 PRO m.2 NVMe SSD as the Windows 10 boot drive (C, plus a pair of old-fashioned SATA-III hard drives configured in RAID1 as my data drive (D. The SSD is plugged directly into one of the m.2 slots on my motherboard. I have the BIOS option for SATA controller set to RAID, using the built-in Intel RST RAID controller. And if it matters, Windows is running in UEFI mode.

Everything appears to be working fine, except that Samsung's Magician utility does not recognize my Samsung 950 PRO drive as an NVMe device, so it will not manage it. Within Samsung Magician, the Samsung drive's name appears garbled, with every second letter swapped: "aSsmnu gSS D59 0RP O15G2 B" instead of "Samsung SSD 590 PRO 512 GB." Everywhere else, including Windows System Properties, Disk Management, Device Manager, and Intel RST, the name of the Samsung SSD appears correctly. Samsung Tech Support told me to download the NVMe driver from their website and install it, but when I tried that, I got an error message saying that no NVMe drives could be found on my system.

I am gathering that for some reason, Samsung Magician refuses to work when there is a RAID controller managing the SATA drives, even if the Samsung drive itself is not configured as RAID.

My questions are these:

0) Is there a workaround to get Samsung Magician to work properly?

1) Does allowing the RAID controller to manage my Samsung SSD reduce the lifespan of the SSD? That is, since S... Read more

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Hi Tech Geeks,  I just purchased Thinkpad workstation P50. Here is my Custom configuration from Lenovo website:Processor: Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 Processor (8MB Cache, up to 3.70GHz)Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64Memory: 64GB(16x4) DDR4 2133MHz SoDIMMGraphic Card: NVIDIA Quadro M2000M 4GBM.2 slot Storage 0: 256GB SSD SATA3 OPAL2.0 M.2 slot Storage 1: Nothing2.5 Inch Sata Drive slot: Nothing<I will upgrade all the storage with faster and larger capacity ssd's>  I read somewhere that to be able ro configure my P50 in raid-0 , I should order it in lenovo for the RAIDCARD to be added on motherboard if not RAID-0 is not possible for my laptop. Is this information legit? ( I really hope this is not true)I ordered my P50 not in RAID 0 to save money, since I am planning to upgrade it with the upcoming Samsung 960 PRO. My Question 2nd Question is, If RAID-0 is possible Can I configure the 2xM.2 slots in RAID-0 using 2x1TB Samsung 960 PRO PCIE SSD? Is there will be compatibility issue with the connecting ports/motherboard? I read somewhere that P50 does not support Samsung NVME SSD and recommended to use their own NVME. I saw some users that install Samsung P50 in their machines, but other users says that it is not recommended since it will cause harm with the samsung SSD since it is not supported by the motherboard? I just configured and ordered my P50 in lenovo US website  last friday (Nov 25) and will be ship on D... Read more

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There is a new firmware release (FWNV15) for the NVMe SSD of the X1 Carbon 5th. I'm wondering if there is a way to perform the upgrade on a machine with no Windows installed on the internal SSD?
 
I've installed Ubuntu on the NVMe SSD and have a external USB Drive with Windows 10.
 
I tried to run the Firmware Update Utility on the "external" Windows 10 but no luck so far. Windows reboots and after it's up again the utility just shows some generic error message.
 
Also, there doesn't seem to be a booteable ISO.
 
Any recommendations on how to upgrade the firmware with my setup?
 
Moderator Note: Edited subject to match content.

A:Upgrade NVMe SSD firmware to FWNV15 (X1 Carbon 5th Gen) on Linux

The upgrade utility sometimes fails before it reboots windows with a message like "can't initializie linux system". So I investigated further and found that the updater in fact is an ELF binary  $ file fwupdater_i686_Win10_LPMoff
fwupdater_i686_Win10_LPMoff: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked, interpreter /lib/ld-linux.so.2, for GNU/Linux 3.8.13, not stripped Which also seems to be pretty easy to use: $ ./fwupdater_i686_Win10_LPMoff
PROGRESS --- start firmware update.
Usage ./fwupdater_i686_Win10_LPMoff <Model> <Serial> <Firmware> [Option]
Model : Drive Model Name.(Mandatory)
Serial : Drive Serial Number.(Mandatory)
Firmware : Firmware Image file path.(Mandatory)
Option : Additional Option string starts with `-'.(Optional)
PROGRESS --- completed with status(8). And the necessary info which firmware to use is in a file called fwwinsd.pro: $ cat fwwinsd.pro
"THNSF5512GPUK TO","5KLA5102","5KLA5104","TINYCORE","fwupdater_i686_Win10_LPMoff","5KLA5104_NVME.sig","L","TOSHIBA"
"THNSF5512GPUK TO","5KLA5103","5KLA5104","TINYCORE","fwupdater_i686_Win10_LPMoff","5KLA5104_NVME.sig","L","TOSHIBA" However, I'm not absolutely convinced I'm brave enough to run this utility  Is anyone from Lenovo in this forum who is willing to confirm my findings?

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dear forum members, i was just checking out the P72 configuration options on the Dutch Lenovo site, and it seems that I only can select the M2 Optane memory option in combination with a conventional SATA hard drive, not in combination with one or two M2 NVMe drives. Is this on purpose? I can imagine the optane takes one of the two M2 slots, but it cannot be combined with an NVMe in the other M2 slot? I am puzzled, anyone with additional info? The User Guide does not mention anything about such a limitation. Having to use superfast Optane with a stone-age HDD is awkward, to say it mildly. in addition, I cannot enable the RAID option, either with 0, 1 or 2 NVMe drives. Some webmaster screwed up here?  





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In the latest (as of around the time of this post) P50 bios, the NVME firmware password is not compatible with Intel RST and raid. In order to configure RAID, it is necessary to remove the NVME firmware password, and therefore the hardware encryption.  This is not particularly secure. I would use BITLOCKER or LUKS on the OS to overcome this but would rather have the benefit of the hardware encryption on the NVME drives (2x Samsung SM960). What is the limitation between Intel RST and the NVME disk passwords, and, are Lenovo going to give us combined NVME password functionality and Intel RST in some future BIOS update? P.S.: If you are on an earlier BIOS version and try to enable RST, you may find you can no longer get back into the BIOS setup afterwards.  In that case, try removing the SSDs, then disable RST, reinstall the SSDs, access BIOS setup, then remove the SSD passwords, and then try enable RST again.  Probably best to move to latest available BIOS for RST support.   

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I would make a statement with good confidence that either the P70/Xeon EFI firmware or Intel's RST Matrix driver (md raid) is broken. It is not possible to run 2 Nvme drives in RAID on Linux on the P70. None of the Linux distributions I tried (Redhat, CentOS, Arch) seems to be able to see the the disk array. RST & Nvme modules and Nvme-CLI are loaded, but mdadm and nvme-cli are unable to see the array. Everything seems to work, as long as the SATA controller is NOT put into RAID mode. Bummer. Hardware:P70/Xeon(EFI 2.12) + 2x Intel 6000p Nvme (FW1.0) 

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I got a Samsung 960 EVO 250Gb SSD and after I set it on my Lenovo V330 and try to install windows 10 pro. System doesn´t recognize that hard disk. After I put the older SSD also from Samsung I didn´t have problems to be recognized and continue using windows.Somebody can help me how to set that SSD on that Laptop? or how to recognize that SSD has a problem. Unfortunately I don´t have and cable adapter to set and install windows 10 from usb

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Hi
After a few tests, I have discovered that I am only getting read speeds of 650 and write speeds of 300 using Crystal Disk - with the data at default and 0 fill.  Should the read speed not be in the region of 1500?
I believe it's using the standard windows 10 driver.
I see in the BIOS that it's in RAID mode.  Could I simply change this to AHCI without affect the current installation?  Would this increase the speed?
Is there anything else I haven't taken into account?

Thanks

A:XPS 13 9350 - Samsung PM951 NVMe - RAID to AHCI?

Hello!  Yes and no.  I am going to assume this SSD didn't come with the computer?  If that is correct, Samsung has some software called Magic something that you download and it reworks how windows uses the SSD so your read speeds are much faster during certain IO tasks.  As for the BIOS, the RAID option is used for Intel Caching Technology or other purposes and I think Dell just turns it on and leaves it on to make it easier for them.  As far as I know, if you switch it to AHCI (which shouldn't make a difference speed wise), your computer will fail to boot.

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I've been fighting this intermittently since I got this laptop. At times, the laptop runs perfectly fine. Other times the system hangs until it's good and ready to respond. When I open up the performance monitor I notice that disk Activity meter is at 100% with varying levels of Read / Write IO (typically in the tens of MBps), though it could be lower. Obviously this is nowhere near what the disks are specified for. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to validate what's wrong as far as diagnostic tools go? Chkdisk comes back clean w/o any bad sectors (though I think that could be masked by the controller and the magic of SSDs re-allocating storage to non-bad sectors). I recently also did a clean reinstall of windows and the problems persist. At first I thought this was maybe a bug with the Intel RST drivers ... so I did the complete clean reinstall and that didn't help. Very frustrated at this point as the tooling available doesn't have diagnostics for hardware. Lenovo's online diagnostic tool indicated 'Device not support'. And there are no BIOS-level diagnostics that I've observed as being available to run. System specs: P70 20ERXeon 1575M64GB ECCRAID 1 option w/ two pcie-nvme SSDs (the Samsung 950 or the 951's I believe -- whatever Lenovo installs).4k screen w/ the M5000M GPUQualcomm chip installed.Also, firmware on the SSDs is patched per the available lenovo update site.Latest win 10 x64 build as of the date of this writing w/ all updates ins... Read more

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HiI purchased my ThinkPad T470P 10 days ago. It has 1TB HDD (5400rpm) preinstalled so I want to replace it with SSD.Is my ThinkPad capable of using the full potential of NVME SSD or I just need to buy a SATA3 SSD?I know Lenovo sells these machines with NVME SSDs preinstalled but do they use the same port as my HDD is using right now? What is the interface that my HDD is using right now?Regards

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Hi, I am planning to upgrade my Lenovo V330-14IKB. What is the maximum RAM capacity could I add for it? What would be the best option for me?

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I have a Thinkpad X1 Extreme (20MFX002US) on order.  It has one of the two M.2 SSD bays not used.  I was hoping I could add a second drive.  They are expensive so I thought I'd better check first to see if it will work in this machine before I order it.  I am NOT doing RAID with the second drive.  I just want the machine to recognize it for added storage.  This is running Windows 10.  Here is the drive I was considering:Samsung 970 PRO Series - 1TB PCIe NVMe - M.2

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 Dear All, Which brand or exact model of NVMe SSD Lenovo recommend to upgrade Thinkpad E570

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I have two issues, do not know if they are related with bios issue. Raid 0 IssueI have tried https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/P51-P71-Intel-RST-raid-drivers-for-fresh... With no sucess.Also tried same driver set from other website as well as full driver pack from lenovo. Running latest bios Thanks Wes

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Hi there everyone! I've just bought a Thinkpad L380 and still waiting it to be shipped. For several reasons i need it to be equipped with a third party SSD, so i chose the (cheaper) 128gb SSD configuration.After i've placed the order I've started wondering if the M.2 SATA3 configuration i've choose could mean that the laptop i've ordered could not support NVMe.Could someone please tell me that the SATA3 choice affects only the SSD part and that i'll be able to mount correctly a M.2 SSD NVMe? thanks  

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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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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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It's interesting to see that Lenovo updated their storage test and PCI Express test programs for Thinkpad X1 Carbon 3rd gen on 4/11/2016 including changes of "ADD: Storage - NVMe". Hope that is a sign for future NVMe SSD support.

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Hello I have already tried yo add an Samsung 970 Evo (NVMe) but is failed with error 2104. When I talked with helpdesk on Lenovo they told me that wasn´t compatible. I wonder if the Samsung 970 Evo Pro. Or should I use a older model for example Samsung 960 Evo Pro.

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Hi,  According to the specifications sheet, X1 Extreme supports both Sata and Nvme Ssd's. https://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20X1%20Extreme/ThinkPad_X1_Extreme_Platfo... My machine comes with an Nvme Ssd. It would be OK to add an additional Sata Ssd in the free slot, right? And use both. (Just checking, before I buy).  Thanks!Adrian

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Hello Lenovo-Community, I have bought a new Lenovo P51 (20HJS0KJ00) which came originally with one HDD (500GB) and 8GB RAM.The Company where I bought the ThinkPad upgraded it additionally with a M.2 NVMe (Samsung PM961 Lenovo OEM) SSD + 8 GB RAM.When I get the P51 it was completely blank, no OS. For installation purposes, I removed the HDD. The only installed and from BIOS recognized Drive is the SSD (except Boot-USB). Now I am trying a bunch of time to install Win10 on this Notebook without any success.I am able to boot it with an USB Drive (MBR Partitioning, Win10.iso, created with Rufus) - when I select to install the OS on the SSD, I get:  Windows can't be installed on this drive (Show details)Windows cannot be installed on this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the BIOS menu. I've already read and followed these steps - without success: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/Can-t-install-Windows-10-on-T460s-with-S... I am not able to boot with an USB Drive (GPT, FAT32, created with Rufus) - it is not shown as Bootable Device.  BIOS (v. 1.05) is in Default Mode (F9), also it does not work when I select UEFI only, Both. Secure Boot is off. I did cleared the SSD with Diskpart, it's totally blank.  Furthermore I tried to install Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, without success. There was sth like the Grub Bo... Read more

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Hello, I will get a new laptop ThinkPad L570 from my company. It will have a standard SATA3 256GB SSD installed.I want to upgrade the laptop and want to install a "Samsung 960 EVO MZ-V6E1T0BW NVMe SSD (1TB)". Question 1: How does the SATA connector of the 2,5'' main storage tray looks like? Is it a SATA Express (SATAe) connector? Does it look like this?Does the SATA Express connector look like this? With this  nose/nibble in the middle?Question 2: Will it be possible to run a Samsung 960 EVO NVMe SSD 1TB in the L570? I know it will not have the full speed, because the L570 only provides 2 lanes PCIe 3.0, but this would be okay for me. Question 3: Where can I get the Lenovo adapter/converter/tray (SATA Express to M.2 NVMe), if this adapter was missing in my delivered L570, because there was installed only a standard 2,5'' SATA SSD? I searched the whole internet for it, no luck. Question 4: DeLock has some adpaters for M.2/NVMe (http://www.delock.de/produkte/1097_SATA-Express/62786/merkmale.html?setLanguage=en), but I don't know if the adapter would fit into the L570. There is a little "block" (red arrows in the below picture) in the middle of the adapter connector which doesn't fit to the connector image from the top. And furthermore this Delock adapter is 9,5mm in height instead of 7mm:This litle "block" will not fit into the  SATA Express connector of the L570, or?Can I use this DeLock adapter in my L570 and will the Samsung 860 EVO run via... Read more

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I am attempting to upgrade my L570 with the subject M.2 drive.  I have the tray and cable necessary.  When I put it all together, no hard drive shows up in the computer.  Tech support won't help since the 960 EVO isn't on the Lenovo parts list.  The support agent didn't say they were incompatible, but he did intimate that.  Any ideas on how to make this work?

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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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