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Samsung SD 960 EVO NVMe M.2 500GB

Q: Samsung SD 960 EVO NVMe M.2 500GB

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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Preferred Solution: Samsung SD 960 EVO NVMe M.2 500GB

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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 for advice on the best procedure for cloning the 500GB HDD supplied with the P51 to a Samsung 960 EVO 500 GB M.2 MVMe drive.I can see and work with the m.2 drive in Windows 10 and I can see the drive on NVMe0 in the BIOSUsing Acronis True Image 2015, I can see the drive to select it as a destination for the cloning operation, but when it switches to its own bootable program to execute the cloning procedure, it cannot see the m.2 drive and fails.If I boot directly from the Acronis disk, it states there is only one drive in the system and cannot proceed.  Has anyone succeeded with this particular machine and scenario? I might upgrade my software if I knew it would recognize an NVMe drive or peraps someone else's cloning software would be better.  I'm open to suggestions.  

A:P51 problems cloning 500GB HDD to Samsung 960 EVO M.2 NVMe

Hello and welcome,IIRC TIH 2015 didn't support NVMe drives.  This Acronis article seems to indicate that full support didn't show up until a 2016 update:https://www.acronis.com/en-us/blog/posts/you-spoke-we-listened-acronis-true-image-2016-update-2-hereI just now did a quick test using TIH 2017 bootable media on my whitebox desktop. It can see both of my m.2 SSDs:  830 EVO (SATA) and 960 EVO (NVMe).

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Recently purchased a Samsung 960 EVO - 500GB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD and a Ableconn PEXM2-SSD M.2 NGFF PCIe SSD to PCI Express 3.0 x4 Host Adapter Card thinking I could use this combo to boot to a SSD.  The computer is a HP Envy 810-150se.   The motherboard is a Pegatron IPIWN-PB (Bios PI2_818.ROM v8.18).  The current harddrives are 2 WD 10EZEX 1.0TB drives in the RAID config.   The SSD drive was recognized and I was able to clone the C: drive using the Samsung Clone software but when I reboot I don't see it at all.  I've looked through the bios settings not finding anything that I think would help. Can this be done?  Is there a newer bios to update?  Does the RAID config need to be turned off?  Do I need to disable the non-used SATA channels? My fall back plan is to get a SATA SSD and use that but I think the PCIe NVMe is much faster. any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,  Mike

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I recently purchased an X1 Carbon 5th gen and have been trying to get my Samsung EVO 500GB NVME drive (model MZ-V6E500) to work but I continue to get ERROR 2100 (M.2) upon booting. Anyone have any luck with this? It seems that other EVO M.2 drives work fine.

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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?

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Can anyone please check and verify is the newest Samsung SSD 960 EVO NVMe M.2 500GB compatible with the motherboard Asus LGA1150 Z97 MAXIMUS VII HERO?

I tried comparing the specifications but i am not familiar with tech so i don't want to make an expensive mistake.

Thank you very much for helping me out.

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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 Everyone. Does anyone know why my ThinkCenter M900 cannot see NVMe SSD 500GB (PCI-Express 3.0 x4) in Windows 7. This SSD show up in BIOS but not in Windows.Thanks,

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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 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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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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hellow,I have a note book HP Pavilion 15-ak120nb azerty with a original SSD bootdisk: Samsung MZNLF 128 HC HP-000H1 type M.2. and it is al most full. I bought a new one also a samsung type Samsung 850 EVO-SSD M.2 500GB. once it was installed the notebook did not recognise the new boot disk?? it is not vissible in the BIOS. How can i solved that problem Please?? i post a picture of my new ssd disk 500 GB. Has someone a step by step explanation how to do the replacement??

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Hello! I want to order a P70 with a firts SSD PCI e M2 off  1  T  and install a Samsung PRO 850 SATS III that I already have on an old machine, and buy an other SSD PCI e M2 off  1 T.Can you say me if I need ti buy any spare part to install the SATA III and the second SSD PCI e M2 ?And if some one has this configuration can you say me if there is warming problem with the SSD.Thanks for your help. Christophe

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Hi to all!
here is my question:
is the SSD SAMSUNG MZ-75E500B/EU 850 EVO SERIES 500GB 2.5'' SATA3 compatible with hp pavilion dv6 2135ev laptop?

A:is the SSD SAMSUNG MZ-75E500B/EU 850 EVO SERIES 500GB 2.5'' ...

Hi,Manual: Page 4-14,15http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01860375I cannot see any reason why it would not work.Specs: http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c02004356Hope you're doing a clone of your current drive to Samsung SSD (Samsung migration tool)?Doing a clean install of Windows 7 (if you can clearly read all 25 characters of activation key printed in the COA sticker) or Windows 10 (if you've successfully upgraded to Windows 10 previously) is also possible.RegardsVisruth

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Samsung 500gb Sata not getting detected It shows in the bios but not on windows it doesnt show in disk management also so i cant format it
how to i make it work there?

MB- Intel D945GCLF

A:Samsung 500gb Sata not getting detected

Is it showing in Device Manager.

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Hi all,
i have a SatPro R50-B-107 and I bought a Samsung 805evo 500GB SSD, but i've a problem. i inserted the SDD in a caddy instead of the optical device. It works fine, i can see it in the list of disks. the problem arises when i try to use it as a boot device. the bios dosen't recognize the device that you can make a boot.
if i switch the HDD and SSD (HDD in caddy and SSD on MB) i cannot see anymmore the HDD. also in this case i can see the HDD, but can not boot from it.
The caddy works fine, otherwise i cannot see the device installed on it.
a friend of mine have the same PC and the same caddy, buta another SSD (Sandisk) and he had non problem to botto from the caddy.

i'm missin something?

help please


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Hi Could anyone please confirm if I buy Samsung 850 Evo 500GB, will I be able to install this on my desktop? Just looks like it only fits for laptops?

Thank you

A:Samsung 850 Evo 500GB, want to install on desktop

There are adapters available if the drive doesn't come with them packaged. The adapters adapt from 3.5" drive bay to 2.5" drive bay.


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Hi guys

I want to replace my already present TOSHIBA MQ01ABD100 1TB 2.5" 9.5mm SATA-II (3.0Gbps) Internal HDD with Samsung 840 EVO 250GB/500GB 2.5" 7mm SATA-III 6Gbps (Compatible with SATA 3Gb/s & SATA 1.5Gb/s) Internal SSD (MZ-7TE250BW/MZ-7TE500BW).

Is it possible for me to do that?
When I asked about this with service center they asked to bring the laptop to the shop as they have to check if there is slot for that & whether the connectors are suitable for the new SSD. I don't know what they meant by that.

Here are some links that could help:
My laptop model: HP Pavilion 15-n209tx Notebook PC (ENERGY STAR)

Product number: F6C49PA

Toshiba HDD already present in my lap:
MQ01ABD Series

Toshiba Storage - MQ01ABDxxx (MQ01ABD025, MQ01ABD032, MQ01ABD050, MQ01ABD064, MQ01ABD075, MQ01ABD100) - Product Detail
Samsung 840 EVO SSD for upgrade:
500GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD Internal Laptop Sata Solid State Drive 2 5" HDD 500 GB | eBay

250GB Samsung SSD 840 EVO Solid State Drive Sata Internal Drive 2 5'' HDD 250 GB | eBay

Amazon.in: Buy Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Single Unit Version Internal Solid State Drive MZ-7TE500BW Online at Low Prices in India | Samsung Reviews & Ratings

SSD 840 EVO - 500GB 2.5-inch MZ-7TE500BW | Samsung SSD

I could find that the connector is Serial-ATA 7-pin for both of them, not sure - just googled it.

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A:Samsung 840 Evo 500GB SSD for Toshiba MQ01ABD100 1TB HDD?

How will I know if SSD can be replaced for the HDD, is it necessary for me to do to the service center and check it out if there is slot & drive can be upgraded?

Most SSD's will fit just fine in your laptop. Sata Connector is standard but to make sure that it will fit, you can get the physical dimension from the data sheet for your current HD and the Samsung. I don't think you need to bring it in for them to check.

I'm planning for migration from HDD to SSD & boot from SSD, would I be able to do that with the softwares available in the Samsung site?

You can use free Macrium to clone the whole drive then boot from it. You'll need a Sata-USB Adapter to do this.
Macrium Reflect Free

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I have Upgraded my T430 with a Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD. It has WIn10 64bit with 8GB Memory. All Firmwares are current. LENOVO FW UPDATER has nothing outstanding. Everything seems to run fine now I have also upgraded to SAMSUNG Magician 5.0, BUT I am getting a Driver update recommendation on the current driver. This message only comes from SAMSUNG Magician NOT WINDOWS or system messaging.Intalling the latest INTEL RST does not complete. I contacted SAMSUNG only to be told check with LENOVO.HERE WE GO...Does anyone know the link to the best driver for the T430 & Samsung 850 EVO is?

IntelRST.doc ?200 KB

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After a power loss during the night I suddenly can't find one of my SSD. It's not detected on the BIOS or on the device manager. I have tried a few tricks that I found after googling this problem, as this one; http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Crucial...-that-wouldn-t-detect-in-the-BIOS/td-p/110964

But nothing has worked so far. Tried switching the SATA ports and cables but this is not working. Anyone know of a solution to this? First time it's happened to me with any type of drive.

A:Samsung 850 EVO 500GB disappeared from BIOS after powerloss

Samsung has a pretty good warranty so u should be ok there
Have tried connecting it to another computer.....

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Hi there. I am upgrading ram and going to 500gb ssd & will clean install Win 7 Home Premium. Any drivers I need  FOR THE WINDPWS SEVENM HPOMEM[REMIOUM INMSTALL 

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I installed a SAMSUNG 500GB EVO M.2 SSD drive in my HP ENVY Notebook - 17t-n100. It fits in the PCIe slot, but when I power on the laptop, there is nothing in the BIOS about it and Windows doesn't see the drive either. I have read some success stories that depend on updating the BIOS firmware, but I already tried that and it's still not showing. The BIOS options are very sparse. As far as the laptop is concerned, it's as if the drive isn't in there at all.

A:SAMSUNG EVO M.2 500GB SSD not detected in HP ENVY Notebook -...

Hi @TheAdmin, Welcome to the HP Forums. I see you are having issues with the 850GB EVO M.2 SSD not detected in HP ENVY 17-n100 Notebook. It shows me in your Service Manual page 2. Largest one that is compatible internally is a 512 GB M.2 SATA SSD.   I hope this helps. If you wish to say Thanks for my efforts to help, click the Thumbs up to give me a Kudos.   Thanks.

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I dont know if the problem is with the name of the device but the thing is that I have checked that the name of the device is "Samsung  SSD 970 EVO 500GB" but the real capacity of the SSD is 256GB..... how its possible? win10 problem?? samsung error name?

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I want to upgrade my Y500 (Win10, i7 3630Q, 16GB RAM, GT750 SLI) with the SSD on mSATA. After two days of struggle I managed to clone everything to SSD with Data Migration Tool from Samsung. The issue were: SSD was not recognized, BIOS did not show anything, etc. Now, I have the following issue: the laptop does not start properly with either of the disks (whether both are mounted, only HDD, only SSD). Fans are working on 100%, but the laptop is not even warm. I have to dismount the battery and unplug the laptop for at least 5 minutes and then I can start the laptop ONCE either to BIOS with OKR or to Windows with Power button. After exiting BIOS the laptop behave as I described with the fans working on 100%, after exting Windows or restarting it the effect is the same. I have not idea how to tackle the issue. The laptop has been working flawlessly for almost 6 years, no issues at all!I beg for help. Regards,tomashu

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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:

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 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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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 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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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).

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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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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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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 Tecra Z50-A-169.

Do I need a different cable to replace the existing Toshiba 128Gb SSD with a Samsung 850 EVO 500Gb sata 600 SSD?



A:Cable needed for replacing 128Gb SSD with a 500Gb Samsung 850 Evo Sata 600 SSD?

Never mind, I found it already.
The current SSD is a mSATA drive and I can replace it directly with a Samsung 850 EVO 500 mSATA


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I have a new 7710 that came with a 256GB NVMe SSD.  I have upgraded it to a Samsung 950 Pro 512.  I am using Windows 10 UEFI.
I have a question on the bios setting.  Should it be AHCI or RAID.  The machine came default with RAID On and came with Win 10 Pro pre-installed.
Currently I switched it to ACHI, used the MS Download and installed Win 10 Pro.  Once in windows, I installed all the dell drivers and also the Samsung NVMe driver.
I have read on different forums that the bios setting should be RAID, but also read it should be AHCI. 
Question:  Which should it be.  Is one better than the other?  
Or is it just that if in AHCI, it will use the MS NVMe Driver (or Samsung NVMe Driver) and if in RAID, it will use the Intel IRST drivers?
I assume if AHCI like I have it, then I can use the Samsung NVMe Driver.  I have read if not in AHCI, the Samsung NVMe Driver will not install.  
If I switch to RAID, then I would need to use the Intel Rapid Storage Tech (IRST) Driver and not the samsung driver (I read samsung driver will not install if AHCI).
So I am confused if one is better than the other (AHCI or Raid).
FYI, I have been using for around 10 days and no BSOD due to the PCIe NVMe drive.

A:Precision 7710 and Samsung NVMe 950 Pro

I own a Precision 7510 and am in the same situation. I did exactly the same except that I left the BIOS setting to Raid ON. When in Raid ON the Samsung Magician can only do the following:

Disk drive information for all installed disks. Particularly with the NVMe drive S.M.A.R.T. is not functioning even though it should be. All other drives display S.M.A.R.T. correctly.
Performance Benchmark. Only this function is selectable. All other functions are not available. Probably because the Intel Rapid Storage Techonlogy driver is loaded and not the Samsung NVMe

From performance view it seems pretty fast. Today I am going to change the BIOS setting to AHCI and I will share my results.

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While I found many posts for other products for this brand I can't seem to find any reliable information regarding nvme ssd support for V5-591G.  Currently I'm using a Samsung 850 PRO 512GB with my operating systems and my data on it and I've been using 500GB external USB 3.0 HDDs for persistent storage. Since my USB 3.0 data transfer rates are extremely low - as it seems of a windows driver issue - I'm looking for alternatives. Lately I've been thinking of getting an NVME drive and have both my win 10 and fedora installed on it while leaving my storage for my 2.5" ssd and the external drives only as backups, copied onto them regularly.So, can I safely buy a 950 PRO nvme SSD from samsung and boot from it in UEFI mode without major issues? I found a similar question but that was for VN7 and a bit older (1.5Gbps capped). Thanks for your helps!Cheers and happy weeked for you!

A:V5-591G nvme support (Samsung 950 pro)

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2899351/everything-you-need-to-know-about-nvme.htmlHere's a thread on nvme support on VN7-592G-71ZL in Nov. http://community.acer.com/t5/V-and-VN-Series-Laptops/Why-is-the-M2-PCIE-slot-speed-capped-to-1-5GBs-...No new bios for  V5-591G since Oct.

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I wish to install a fresh copy of Windows 7 onto a Lenovo P50 which is equipped with a single new (uninitialized) 500GB Samsung 970 PRO NVME device. My work on this so far is based on a very similar thread from last year (but following that thread did not produce a solution.) https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/P50-NvME-SSD-Fresh-win7/m-p/2276066 I used the Gigabyte utility mentioned in the posting in this thread at 02-07-2017 11:43 AM. The result was a USB 3.0 bootable device intended to enable installation of Windows 7 64-bit with inclusion of USB 3.0 and NVME driver. That utility completed without error. Problem: The installer once running does not see presence of the Samsung 970 Pro NVME device as an option onto which Windows 7 could be installed. I was able to verify that the Samsung 970 Pro NVME device is visible to the P50's BIOS as a boot device (obviously it is not yet bootable, but it is offered as a device when F12 is pressed at startup). When I temporarily re-installed the existing Windows 7 OS device alongside the Samsung device and started Windows 7 (the device does run but is not available for ongoing use, and is a M.2 form-factor SATA device, not NVME), the Samsung 970 Pro NVME device was discovered as new hardware and visible as well in the control panel computer administration function (I did not proceed to initialize the device for MBR or GPT.) I am going down this route because the Windows 7 recove... Read more

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I need help with an SSD nvm2 SM961 from Samsung. The bios of my Yoga 900 does not recognize the SSD. I bought the SSD and would like to use it as it is much faster. Please Lenovo the machine is recent you must be able to install recent components. Lenovo Helped with linux, do the same with the new NVD SSDs.

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Hello, I bought my P50 in October 2016. It has a SAMSUNG 961 OEM NVMe SSD (SAMSUNG MZVKW1T0HMLH-0000). The Firmware version is CXA7100Q (the drive shipped with this firmware). Since a few weeks I'm experiencing slow performance issues (Windows 10 Pro, 1803). Reinstalling didn't help. There have been some throttling issues as well which is a known bug of the firmware my drive has:https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/samsung-sm961-ssd,4608-5.html. This issue has been resolved in a later firmware version. There are newer firmware versions out (the latest at the time of this writing seems to be 7L6QCXA7) but the P50 NVMe Firmware update utility does not include this firmware for the 1 TB version of this drive (only for models up to 512 MB).   Is there any way to obtain the latest firmware for the 1TB version/are there any plans to include the 1 TB model firmware in one of the upcoming FWNVxx firmware update utility versions for the P50 model? Regards, Marcel

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Yoga 3 Pro can i installing Samsung 979 or 960 NVMe M.2 SSD (2280) ??? is there support in this notebook (Yoga3Pro) in motherboard have M-key Slot  so i was try but its not show in bios (Bios is Last A6CN58WW) M-Key SSD

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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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Yoga 3 Pro can i installing Samsung 970 or 960 NVMe M.2 SSD (2280) ??? is there support in this notebook (Yoga3Pro) in motherboard have M-key Slot  so i was try but its not show in bios (Bios is Last A6CN58WW) M-Key SSD


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A:Yoga 3 Pro can i installing Samsung 970 or 960 NVMe M.2 SSD ???

Hi rajulgpatel,
It is not specific in the hardware manual for the SSD specification but checking with FRU listed (item11 page55). Product specification sheet here shows : SSD / SATA 6.0Gb/s, NGFF 2280, removable, upgradable too.
I would suggest to have amn M.2 SATA SSD like Samsung PM871 instead of those using NVMe protocols.
I hope this helps answer your query.
Update us how it goes for you.

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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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