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Upgrade ThinkPad L570 with Samsung 960 EVO M.2 NVMe SSD 1TB

Q: Upgrade ThinkPad L570 with Samsung 960 EVO M.2 NVMe SSD 1TB

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 NVMe/2 PCIe lanes? Regards,SuperMario77

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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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Hi guys, I bought the T570 with their cheapest SATA HDD so that I can clone it and upgrade myself, but once I popped open the back, I found that there's not an M.2 slot available for the upgrade drive (Samsung 960 Pro). According to the manual, https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1240407/Lenovo-Thinkpad-T570.html?page=139#manual, I need a converter of some sort, which I presume replaces the SATA cable and the mount for the much smaller form factor drive. I found this http://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/accessories/memory-and-storage/storage/HDD-BO-ThinkPad-M-2-SSD-Tray/p/4..., but it has 0 information on whether it's compatible with the T570, and whether this is what I need in the first place. Can someone help? Has anyone done this already? Can I pick it up somewhere so that I don't have to wait 5-7 days for it to arrive? I also have a 3-year NBD support contract, but after calling support, I am told they can't just come bring the part. Thank you in advance.

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Hi guys,I just bought the T580 with their cheapest SATA HDD so that I can upgrade myself, but I realise that there's not an M.2 slot available for the upgrade drive (Samsung 960 Pro).I did a little bit of research, and I found these FRU's:01YR457    Tachi-2(20L9/20LA/20LB/20LC) M.2 Adapter ASM for Tachi,TC-201YR466    Tachi-2(20L9/20LA/20LB/20LC) M.2 Adapter Cable,TC-2I can't find a place where to source these. Can anybody point me in the right direction?Thank you in advance.

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In this discussion, Amy from Lenovo recommends that we purchase Lenovo SSDs if we want thermal management: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/Can-I-add-a-Samsung-950-Pro-NVMe-SSD-to-... The link no longer directs us to a particular model. So I perform a search on the Lenovo site and see (among others) this model: ThinkPad 256GB SAMSUNG PCIe NVME TLC OPAL M.2 SSD http://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/accessories-and-monitors/memory-and-storage/storage/HDD-BO-ThinkPad-M-2... What is this? A Samsung SSD rebranded as a Lenovo SSD? Would I gain in compatibility with such a drive or not, and specifically regarding thermal management? Also, is there a misprint below concerning the read speed? "ThinkPad 256GB SAMSUNG PCIe NVME TLC OPAL M.2 SSD supporting PCIe 3.0 interface standard up to 4 lanes shows much faster performance than previous SATA SSDs. It's sequential performance is up to 300MB/s for read operation and 1700MB/s for write operation by 4 lanes. Test-Prove 100% Compatible with ThinkPad machines. " That has to be 3000MB/S, right? 

A:Thinkpad-Samsung or Lenovo-Samsung NVMe SSD? What is this?

My impression is that even Lenovo themselves does not have a clue.

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Hello,My Thinkpad L570 Type20JR is only HD screen. Can I upgrade to full HD?Is it enough to replace the LCD or the cable must also be replaced?Type of cable currently in my laptop:  eDP,LNV 00NY618Thanks,   

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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 two Samsung NVMe 950 Pro (MZVKV512) that came preinstalled in a Lenovo ThinkPad P50 running Windows 10 x64. The Samsung Magician (latest v4.9.6) software does not detect the drives as Samsung Brand SSDs and therefore OS Optimization is unavailable (the only option is to run a benchmark). Samsung Magician supports this SSD as I can see users in other forums using the software on their systems (not necessarily Lenovo). I have also installed the Samsung NVMe Controller driver and this is showing in Device Manager. There are no system updates available and UEFI BIOS is up to date (version from the 4th May). Any ideas?

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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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Is Samsung 970 EVO Plus Series - 1TB PCIe NVMe - M.2  compatible with Thinkpad E570, right now I have Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB 2.5 Inch SATA III installedlink:https://smile.amazon.com/Samsung-970-EVO-Plus-MZ-V7S1T0B/dp/B07MFZY2F2/ref=sr_1_3?crid=3QJ2E5IYA76X9...

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Dose the HP ENVY 15-j142na support Samsung 950 PRO NVMe M.2?

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Will it work if the model originally has the sata3 ssd?

A:Will Samsung 950 pro nvme drive work as an upgrade...

Yes

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Hi, I hope I haven't made a mistake, but I just received a Samsung 1TB Polaris SM961 NVMe M.2 80mm Solid State Drive/SSD to upgrade my HP Omen with. The laptop is not seeing the new drive.- The bios is not seeing the drive- Diagnostics saying device not present- I have followed instructions to perform a hard reset. I maybe foolishly believed that because it was mentioned that the 950 pro works, I assumed tha the 961 would work too..But maybe i have received a faulty device ? And tips comments or ideas ?Thanks Nigel

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Tech Spec Storage: SSD M.2 2280 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe OPAL2 Is an upgrade to a SSD with an NVMe Version 1.3 possible? Any experiences? Note SSD TypeSize NVMeVersion Order read MB/s(up to) write MB/s(up to)supported?SAMSUNG 970 Evo Plus1TB1.3MZ-V7S1T0e / MZ-V7S1T0bw35003300AlternativeSAMSUNG PM9811TB1.2a MZVLB1T0HALR32002400installedSAMSUNG PM981512GB1.2a MZVLB512HAJQ30001800Official?Lenovo (Samsung ?)1TB???4XB0N1030130001700 Details of the PM981: https://cdn-reichelt.de/documents/datenblatt/E600/SAMSUNG_PM981_DB_EN.pdf  thx a lot

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Hello all,  I'm new on this site so old timers go easy on me! I had a general question that I have searched for high and low but cannot seem to get a direct answer.  Our company recently purchased 7th gen intel L570 laptops with the included 500GB HDD. Now I see on the L570 datasheet that some come with a m.2 PCIe NVMe. My question - Can I add a sencond drive (m.2) along with the factory 500Gb HDD 2.5"? I want to put the OS on the M.2 while leaving the HDD as storage for our users.  Can anyone help me on this? Can the lenovo l570 take two drives (m.2NVMe and 2.5"SSD)? Thank you for your helping me out!

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

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On my Lenovo 20FQ...With Windows 10 64 bit Redstone 2  build 1703 with latest updates...Original Samsung NVMe Ver.2.2 drivers can not be installed...for theThinkPad 1TB m.2 2280 SSD PCIe NVMe, 00UP414 Samsung PM961only the  Windows NVMe Standard drivers are accepted...who can help..Thanks in advance...

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I have just purchased a new Dell XPS 8920 that comes configured with a 250GB NVMe M2 drive as the boot drive and I?d like to replace this with a Samsung 1TB 960 Pro MVMe M2 drive however I can find no way to load the Dell OS Recovery in a way that it can see the new disk and load Windows 10.   BIOS sees the drive, but not the recovery tool.   Has anyone got any suggestions or tried to do this?

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Microsoft has released NVMe Hotfixes 2990941 & 3087873 that add native NVMe drivers to Windows 7.
However if I am say installing Windows 7 SP1 on say Samsung NVme drive and Samsung has released suitable drivers in the form of INF, SYS and CAT files, do I really need to integrate these MS Hotfixes in Windows 7?
Can Windows 7 SP1 supplied with Samsung NVMe drivers (Either slip streamed or during install) be able to detect Samsung NVMe drive and install itself on to it?
As the title says are those MS Hotfixes a must (sort of pre-requsite) to get NVMe drive detected during installation, apart from any vendor provided drivers?
Thanks.

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Hi guys,I just bought the T580 with their cheapest SATA HDD so that I can upgrade myself, but I realise that there's not an M.2 slot available for the upgrade drive (Samsung 960 Pro).I did a little bit of research, and I found these FRU's:01YR457    Tachi-2(20L9/20LA/20LB/20LC) M.2 Adapter ASM for Tachi,TC-201YR466    Tachi-2(20L9/20LA/20LB/20LC) M.2 Adapter Cable,TC-2I can't find a place where to source these. Can anybody point me in the right direction?Thank you in advance.

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I'm ordering a X1 Yoga 3rd Gen and I'm looking to replace the SSD when I receive it. Would this samsung one work properly? If not what's another ssd I could use? https://www.amazon.ca/Samsung-970-EVO-M-2-MZ-V7E1T0BW/dp/B07BN217QG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=153886572...

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I have seen this issue on a couple of L570's fresh from the factory.  The message comes up straight after boot and on this particular one the Touchpad stops working intermittently, I've made sure the bios and all drivers are up to date but still get the message. There does not seem to be any way to remove the touchpad software. There is an uninstaller in the Apoint2k folder but it says it can't run under this OS. The OS is Windows 10 64-bit.  Anyone else seeing this?  

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Hi,I have a brand new L570 Thinkpad. All updated with Companion, also Bios. When I play audio or videos with audio, Win10 freezes very soon after the playback starts, usually within seconds. First, the sound starts to get slower than usual and cursor slow, then windows freezes and I have to perform a hardware reset by long pressing the powerbutton.No events in Event viewer.Tried with other harddrive with other Win10 installation. Same problem.Tried 100 times with various different settings (no 2nd monitor, no AC adapter, no external mouse and keyboard) and insalled Intel HD620 driver directly from Intel, but no luck.Any help appreciated!

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The organization I work for have been building ThinkPad L560 models for a while now using SCCM 2012 R2 and pulling down Windows 7 32-bit images over our network. The task sequence enables BitLocker on those L560 at the very end. During the setup of an L560 you have to go into the BIOS and select DISCRETE TPM option and then PXE over the network when settings are saved. All works OK. Recently we took delivery of a newer model we had never set up before ? an L570. The BIOS allows a 2 way choice for TPM which I gather from the user manual directs one to select TPM 1.2 for Windows 7 and TPM 2.0 for Windows 10. We are still dealing with Windows 7 so I chose TPM 1.2 in the BIOS and cleared the key and built the new model using PXE to SCCM servers and the laptop built and BitLocker is enabled and the finally built laptop looks OK. The problem comes when I do a restart ? it is looking for the entry of the BitLocker Recovery Key. Furthermore it is erratic in the asking for this entry ? sometimes it asks for it and sometimes it does not ? and it can be asked for on a simple warm restart or a power down and cold restart. Nobody is changing the BIOS so how does it think a change has taken place. I have also done the Suspend Protection followed a few minutes later by Resume Protection procedure but this does not make the problem go away. Here is what I see The system boot information has changed since BitLocker was enabled.You must supply a BitLocker recovery key to start thi... Read more

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Hello. My laptop screen appears to be toasted after an electrical storm. It's not blank, but blinking and full of zig-zags, etc. It's unusable. Is it possible to have the screen replaced? Can that be done at Best Buy or do I need to ship it to the Lenovo repair center?  The serial number is not on the laptop and I can't run commands due to the screen being out of commission. Otherwise I would have submitted a support request. Thank you!

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I have a Thinkpad L570 which was WWAN upgradeable and I bought and Installed an EM7455 Card, but it doesn't show up in the Windows Device-Manager. What can I do?

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Hi, I have a Lenovo Thinkpad L570 with 1TB hard disk.I want to expand a TEAM GROUP 256GB Lite TM4PS5 M.2 SATA 2242 TM4PS5256GMC101 SSD.Will it work?Thanks for the reply.

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Hello !I have a brand new L570 with Intel HD 620 Graphics only and Idon't know how to get more than 41 Hz on a brand new 27" Acer monitor.There is no option above 1920x1080 when I plugin the monitor (I'm using a Display Port to HDMI - L570 does not have a HDMI port) and I'm forced to set up a custom resolution. With that setting I'm getting the 1440p, but no more than 41Hz. Working on 41Hz is not a pleasure experience - my eyes feel tired after 1 hour. A friend of mine has a a Lenovo with 520 Intel Graphics and has no problems running the exact same monitor on 70Hz 1440p.He is achieving this setting without setting custom resolutions or anything, just with plugging the monitor and choosing the resolution. - All current drivers are installed (plus monitor)- I tried older versions of the driver-still the same thing.- I noticed that when I disable the Intel Driver from Device manager, the resolution stays at 2650x1440p at 64Hz, which is great, but it's not a fix. After installing the driver again - the problem comes back, please help!Is there a version of a driver for Intel 620 HD that works with 1440p monitors that I can use without issues or is there any other way to fix this?Thank you in advance !Best,Emil 

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Basically I have the same issue as reported here: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-11e-Windows-13-E-and/ThinkPad-E560-Booting-From-2nd-HDD-Caddy-...I updated the BIOS to the latest version available 1.26 but this didn't fix the issue. In the other thread they updated to v1.28 though.My issue:It seems the boot menu doesn't detect my SSD in the Caddy (Samsung). It is properly sown in the quick diagnostics screen and even detected by the OS of the build in drive.

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Hello Friends.  I successfully installed a Samsung 950 Pro M.2 SSD as a boot drive just fine.  However, it looks like the Windows 10 NVME driver is being used in place of the Samsung NVME driver.  I saw this post here where it says: "Windows is indicating it is using the NVMe driver for this drive." https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Envy-750se-capable-of-M-2-NVMe-... However I do not know how to determine this myself.  I am using a utility called "AIDA64 Extreme" and it's telling me the driver provider for the 950 is Micrososft and the driver version is 10.0.14393.0.  So, how do I get the 950 to use the Samsung driver instead?  Thanks for any help. 

A:How to tell if Samsung 950 Pro is using Samsung NVME driver ...

Hi, From Samsung tool (Samsung Magician), it shows my machine uses Samsung firmware, no information about driver. It uses Microsoft driver. The tool allows use to check and update firmware but not driver. Regards.

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I want know...  Which one ist faster?Which one is better?Which one has better drivers under windows 10?Which one runs cooler?

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Hiis there a benefit of the ultra dock 170w for L570?https://s3.amazonaws.com/isby/lenovopartnernetwork.com/upload/4/docs/presentation-thinkpad-docking-s... I?m interested in 3 things -  1) I want external display digital UHD @ 60Hz & analog FullHD @ 60Hzthe dock offers that, and no more at 60Hz, and to my understanding disables the built in laptop graphics ports, which also offer that - so what?s the benefit? 2) I want good amperage on usb 3.0 ports - does the 170w dock offer more power via USB than built-in laptop ones? 3) Does it disable the built-in USB? Thanks! 

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Buenas tardes, tengo el modelo: L570 (type 20J8, 20J9) Laptops (ThinkPad) Y cuando quiero actualizar a Windows 10 (1803) me dice que el hardware no es compatible, sin embargo en la lista de modelos compatibles con esta versión, si que está este modelo. Me podrían ayudar para poder actualizarlo. Gracias.

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Hey guys,

I'm at my wits end here and hopefully someone can help me out.

I recently bought a Dell xps 8900, a Samsung 950 pro and Able Conn PCIe 3.0x4 for M.2 to install in a PCIe slot on my tower.

For the past two weeks I've been trying to either a clean install of Windows 7 from a thumb drive and by cloning using Acronis and have failed many times over.

I keep getting error messages but the drive is showing up in the bios and in system management so I'l not sure what the deal is.

I called Samsung tech support and the said their migration soft ware won't work because the sad is not install in the M.2 slot on the board and thats why i used Acronis.

When the system reboots, a line of code comes down cash but before it reboots to my other drive a see a few lines that read "ERROR" but that's about all I can read.

Hopefully someone on here can shed some light on what I'm missing.

Thanks in advance!

A:Help with Samsung NVMe 950 pro.

Well, the Ableconn M.2 adapters don't indicate support for Win7:






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Windows 10/8, Windows Server 2012 R2, Linux series, Fedora, SUSE, Ubuntu, Red Hat native drivers support both PCIe-NVMe and PCIe-AHCI


Unless you can provide the actual content of the errors you're seeing it will be difficult if not impossible to help.

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I recently installed a Samsung 960 Pro M.2 NVMe on the motherboard and migrated the OS from the existing HHD.  I disconnected the HHD and the computer booted up and was operating normally with the M.2.  However, when I went to install the Samsung M.2 NVMe controller and the Samsung Magician software, both programs indicated that the Samsung M.2 was not connected.  I called Samsung and the technician informed me that the only time the system won't recognize the M.2 is if the BIOS is set to RAID.  He informed me that the computer would probably not boot up if I reset the BIOS to AHCI and I would have to perform a clean install of the OS.  Both circumstances were true.  Dell ships their computers with the BIOS set to RAID if it has a conventional hard drive! 

A:Adding Samsung M.2 NVMe SSD

There are ways to switch from RAID to AHCI without reinstalling -- that said DO NOT try without a complete backup of the system (or that fallback image -- you can always revert to RAID if it fails to work).
triplescomputers.com/.../

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Can I replace the existing SSD in my  Thnkpad X1 Yoga 1st Gen (Model 20FRS2KG00) with this new Samsung Drive ? SAMSUNG 970 PRO M.2 2280 512GB PCIe Gen3. X4, NVMe 1.3 64L V-NAND MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V7P512BW Thanks! 

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Can I use the mentioned SSD on X1 carbon Gen 6 notebook? It comes with 256 and would like to upgrade to 500gb  

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I own a Lavie Z 360, model 20FF0022US with a 5th gen i7. I came with a 250GB, but I would like to upgrade to a Samsung 960 EVO Series - 1TB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD (MZ-V6E1T0BW). Will this laptop work, or am I limied to m.2 non-NVMe drives? Thanls,Dave 

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Hello guys,I need some help.. I'm planning to buy Samsung SSD Pro 960 M.2 NVMe. Is it usable on my HP Z820 /the BIOS is J63 v03.91/  ?I know that there is no M.2 slot on the motherboard, so I would need to use some adapter like Asus Hyper M.2 x4 Mini.I've read here that some people succeeded with adding Samsung Pro 950 via Asus  Hyper M.2 x4 Mini on HP Z620.I won't use the SSD as OS boot drive. Just I have heavy projects and need much faster loading.Thank you in advance, folks!

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Hello guys,I need some help.. I'm planning to buy Samsung SSD Pro 960 M.2 NVMe. Is it usable on my HP Z820 /the BIOS is J63 v03.91/  ?I know that there is no M.2 slot on the motherboard, so I would need to use some adapter like Asus Hyper M.2 x4 Mini.I've read here that some people succeeded with adding Samsung Pro 950 via Asus  Hyper M.2 x4 Mini on HP Z620.I won't use the SSD as OS boot drive. Just I have heavy projects and need much faster loading.Thank you in advance, folks!

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I have read about 100 different explanations of this process all fraught with scary changes to BIOS and difficulties installing windows from scratch on the card from a sd card. I have a Dell xps 8910 with built in m.2 slot in mb. Currently using slow hdd.

I wanted to ask if this procedure would work.. Please correct my errors

1 Boot into safe mode from MSCONFIG. Hit f2 and go into bios and change from RAID to AHCI. Continue to boot into safe mode. run MSCONFIG again and set to normal boot. Now reboot computer. It should now be AHCI ready for ssd.

2 Shut off everything and unplug all peripherals then install the M.2 card in the empty M.2 slot. (BTW, is there already a screw in the hole on the MB so I can screw down the card after installation) Will I have to open the interior metal "cage" to access the m.2 slot)?

3 Boot back into Windows using the HDD as the boot disk. Will the SSD be recognized as present and empty? I hope.

4. Use the free Intel data migration tool to clone the ssd from the HDD. Shut down.

5 Open up the computer again and unplug the HDD leaving it in place but unplugged from power and sata.

6 Boot up computer. The SSD should be recognized as the boot disk right? or do I have to do something in Bios?

7 Assuming steps 1-6 work shut down and plug the HDD back in.

8 Boot into windows 10 again the ssd should now be the boot disk.

9. Format the HDD so I can use it to store old data.

10. Install faster Samsung driver for SSD.

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A:Installing NVME M.2 Samsung 1tb ssd

Before I start, is this a Samsung M2 or a Intel M2 ? I looked at step 10 and said ? Since I've never used the Intel tool, but I do know its from Acronis, Intel may lock out any other none Intel M2 drives. And this could be a problem that you want to avoid. If its an Intel M2 no problem.

In step 6 - You probably will need to change the boot sequence so that the M2 drive is first in line otherwise the system will want to boot from your HDD which is not installed. NOTE: This needs to be done before you replace your HDD.

Then you should be happy.

PS: I have not seen a USB to M2 external connection. If you where installing a standard SATA attached SSD, they do make them for that configuration.
 

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I have a samsung 950 pro I am trying to install into my brand new Inspiron 15 7000 (7559) laptop. There was a 128gb M2 in the slot, but it is too small for my programs. I thought the greater speed of the 950 would be nice along with more storage.
The computer does not recognize the drive at all and I have searched and read until my eyes bleed and can't find any reason it should not (or should) work on this machine.
This is the Skylake  version, the specs from Speccy say the PCIe lanes is x16. Here is a screenshot of my mobo.
Has anyone had success with this in the Inspiron? I have updated the Bios to 1.0.3. What am I missing? No matter what I read and try this drive is not showing in bios, computer management, nowhere. Is the drive defective??

A:Samsung 950 Pro M2 NVMe not found

I tried the same with similar results using a Samsung 951 NVMe PCIe 3.0, expecting the Skylake Chipset that support it (checked Intel HM170 before buying) to work..
In fact I found out later is that only SATA III is supported on this machine, so no PCIe NVMe! Unbelievable as chipset should be able to and PCIe is way forward, hope it can be fixed with bios update still somehow. Can't keep my hopes up so I am selling my 951 PCIe!  

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Hi, is there any chance of using a "Samsung NVMe SSD 960 Pro" on a HP Elitebook 1040 G1?We have bought one because the storage was to short and we wanted to upgrade to 500GB. The Problem is that the 1040G1 doesent even recognise the SSD. Please help. Regards,Harald

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