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X1 Carbon gen 4 PCIe NVMe SSD upgrade problem

Q: X1 Carbon gen 4 PCIe NVMe SSD upgrade problem

So, I've searched and read. Gone deep into back pages for any subsantive clue as to what to do.Nothing concrete. Work sent me an X1 gen 4 i7 16 gig ram 500 gig SSD HD w 1040 screen.It's perfect for my mobile needs. Except I somehow got one with the 128 gig SSD which is quickly gettng eaten upbefore I even use it. So, I found a killer deal on a Samsung 950 Pro 512 gig PCIe NVMe SSD.Perfect. Last years model. It doesn't matter. It's still wicked fast. Now I need to clone the proprietary software from the 128 gig sata M.2 SSDto the Samsung M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD.I downloaded Macrium Reflect andgot an M.2 enclosure. The Samsung won't go in the socket of the enclosure.It just does not slot in. I took the 128 gig drive out of the X1 and tried it in the enclosure. It fits. I can see and open the folders.I put the 512 gig Samsung SSD in the X1. It fits.According to the Lenovo specs page for Carbon X1 4th gen currently published:Storage | Up to 512 GB PCIe NVMe SSDSo this will work. And according others it does.But... Now what?I can't boot off of the original drive while it's in the enclosure.I searched for an enclosure for the Samsung. Unobtainium. Some have said they just did a clean install.I can't because of all this enterprise stuff thatI will lose if I do.I really just need to clone it and call it a day.I would send it back but I had to beg for this as it is. Macrium Reflect seems to be designed around cloning from a PC to an outside source.Am I dreaming that it doesn't want to work the other way? So,How do I clone if the new M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD only fits in the X1 4th gen laptopandthe m.2 sata SSD with the operating system and programs fit's in an enclosure. Thank you

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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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Hello, I would like to know if there is an adapter that will allow me to upgrade my X1 Carbon 3443-CTO from the 180GB Intel that it has already to a samsung PM-961 NVMe SSD drive ? I have read that its not possible to do it directly and I don't really want to do a try and error thing on my business laptop and that's why I was hoping someone that may have tried this already can help me with it ? Thanks, 

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

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Dear All!I have the 3rd Gen X1 Carbon, comes with an OEM Samsung 256gb Sata 3 SSD.I want to upgrade to the PCIe 3.0 256GB SM951, AHCI version(number MZHPV256HDGL-00000) Even thought this is the original part of this notebook(512GB version), lenovo's FRU has a 000L1 number, and some forum members had booting issues with the OEM SM951(L-00000), similar to the NVMe version's booting issue(3rd X1C does not support NVMe). The question is, can I buy this thing now? Or it won't boot without original Lenovo FRU SSD..  Thanks! 

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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?

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Hi All, I'm looking to upgrade the hard drive in this laptop as it seems to be the only real bottleneck performance wise. From what I can find online only the 2.5" form factor at Sata III 6 GB/s is supported, but there is an adapter for the M.2. form factor but still at 6 GB/s. My main question is is there something I am missing and is this laptop capable of having a PCIe NVMe SSD hard drive to achieve transfer speeds of 32 GB or is it limited to Sata III 6 GB/s because the port option isn't there? - Michael

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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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The question would be. Is it possibble to change out the SanDisk U110 ssd to a faster and bigger ssd like a Lexar 2242 PCIe3x2 NVMe M2 ssd drive wich is 1650MB/sec fast and 512GB? If not than what NVMe would fit? Thank you for any help and answer!

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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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Hi there, I want to use a 16x PCIe M.2 adapter to install multiple 4x NVMe disks over the 16x PCIe port to an M920s (Desktop) ThinkCentre.The adapter is: Gigabyte CMT4034 Does Lenovo mainboards support PCIe spliting i.e. having 4 times M.2 NVMe disks (each using 4x PCIe lines) on a 16x PCIe adapter card?The link that raied my question in my mind is: Gigabyte releases PCIe Add-in cards that house four M2 SSDs Best,

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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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I recently bought a Precision 5510 and it comes with 125GB m2 ssd and wondows 10.  So I decided to upgrade to a bigger capacity of hard drive.  So I bought a 512GB m2 PCIe NVME Toshiba XG3 THNSN5512GPU7.  But after I installed it, the laptop won't recognition it as NVME but regular SSD.  I want to use it as its full potential.  Please help.

A:Problem with installing m2 PCIe NVME on Precision 5510

Did you replace the existing drive, or add a second?

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Yikes! installing a second partition with Ubuntu is really hard next to Win7 on a m2 PCIe NVME.If you have been successful, your help would be greatly appreciated.I have encountered numerous problems installing Ubuntu 14.04 on a separate partition on a Precision 5510 with  1TB m2 PCIe NVME memory installed by Dell. 
I started out by creating a USB with the Universal USB Installer and the Ubuntu 14.04 installer.then followed these stepswww.lifewire.com/ultimate-windows-8-1-ubuntu-dual-boot-guide-2200654  encountered two problems. 1.) When booted to try Ubuntu and then selecting the install ubuntu icon, the installer does not recognize the m2 PCIe NVME drive and failing because the installer sees < 6GB of storage. 2.) The system bios configuration SATA operations must be changed from RAID On to ACHI - This corrupts the Factory Win 7 image installed by Dell and fixing it requires reversing the bios configuration change and running windows repair.This is dead simple with on any system with a SATA  hard drive.Has anyone successfully done this?Here is the really crazy thing. I need both Ubuntu for work and windows to communicate with the most of the world.  I chose to have Win7 factory installed believing that installing Ubuntu on a second partition of the m2 PCIe NVME drive would be simple. But that means Dell's support for Ubuntu and access to the Dell factory Ubuntu 14.04 image with drivers includi... Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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

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I 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 had an amazing and awesome asian bother from another mother give me a WD Black m.2 drive. I have updated the bios and chipset . No matter what I do it will not show up in windows or the BIOS. What am I doing wrong here? Is this drive even compatible with my "Thimpu" motherboard that's in my HP Envy Phoenix 860-010 Desktop PC ? Thank you for any help in this matter.
 

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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. 





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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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What is the Lenovo part number for the P50 1TB SSD PCIe-NVMe?  I tried few model numbers on the Lenovo parts lookup, but was not able to find any 1TB SSDs.http://support.lenovo.com/fi/en/partslookup

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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!

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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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