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T570 not seeing M.2 NVMe drive

Q: T570 not seeing M.2 NVMe drive

Whenever I boot up this specific t570 it does not see the nvme drive in the boot menu. On another one it does, but on this one it does not. If we boot into our WDS server it will not detect a drive either. But it will on our other T570. I've done everything I can think of other than opening it up at this point. Can anybody think of something else to do before I do that? I don't want to do that because this is a demo unit and don't want to accidentally damage the plastic casing.

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Hello, I just bought a new T570 with the standard HDD. After doing some research about upgrading the drive, there are a few things that I just cannot get solid answers for. I know that I could use the Wwan slot and install a 2242 size M.2 SSD drive (if i could even find a good one).I know that I could get an adapter for the HDD slot so that I could install a 2280 size SSD in the HDD bay. The outstanding questions I have are as follows;If I were to install say a Samsung 960 EVO M.2 PCIe in the HDD slot with the adapter in the HDD bay, would it will only be able to run at SATAIII speeds? If this is the case would I be better off just getting a standard SATA SSD with the 500mb(ish) speeds so that im not paying for something thats just gonna be limited because of the systems capabilities?We're talking a significant speed difference between the two interfaces, so I just dont want to exceed what the system can handle.  Everything I have read about this system states that there are only 2 PCI lanes in use for the PCI bus, does this mean that the maximum possible speed of any M.2 drive would be limited because of the 2 vs 4 PCI lanes? If so, does this mean a 50% speed reduction in the drive performance? Do they make some sort of extender cable that would allow me to connect an M.2 drive to the Wwan slot but mount it in th HDD bay? It would eliminate the need for a 2242 size dive and I would just need the housing adapter to make it work. Th... Read more

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Hello all I have been using this latop for about a month and it felt slower than my alternate Dell XPS with very similar specs.  It has a Samsung 850 Pro SSD, which is technically slower than PM961 on the lenovo.  However, all my programs seem slower and jittery - the same programs runs butter smooth on my Dell.   I have installed the latest NVMe drivers from Samsung, am not using thunderbolt port and also using Intel Rapid storage technology.  What may be causing this slowness? The programs I mainly use are for development: Eclipse, IntelliJ, database daemons etc. Below are my crystal disk stats: -----------------------------------------------------------------------CrystalDiskMark 6.0.1 x64 (C) 2007-2018 hiyohiyoCrystal Dew World : https://crystalmark.info/-----------------------------------------------------------------------* MB/s = 1,000,000 bytes/s [SATA/600 = 600,000,000 bytes/s]* KB = 1000 bytes, KiB = 1024 bytesSequential Read (Q= 32,T= 1) : 1730.315 MB/sSequential Write (Q= 32,T= 1) : 1418.643 MB/sRandom Read 4KiB (Q= 8,T= 8) : 747.831 MB/s [ 182575.9 IOPS]Random Write 4KiB (Q= 8,T= 8) : 459.212 MB/s [ 112112.3 IOPS]Random Read 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 303.422 MB/s [ 74077.6 IOPS]Random Write 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 229.395 MB/s [ 56004.6 IOPS]Random Read 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 42.850 MB/s [ 10461.4 IOPS]Random Write 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 131.647 MB/s [ 32140.4 IOPS]Test : 1024 MiB [C: 48.4% (114.7/237.2 GiB)] (x5) [Interval=5 sec]D... Read more

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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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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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I have a T570 (20H90001IX)  with SSD 256Gb , I would like if it possible to add a second SSD Drive ? if possible which kind of ssd I should purchase?

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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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We just got a 570 in today.  It's got an i5 7500u, don't know the storage capacity because it's a demo unit that was lended to us for a few weeks.  When I boot into the BIOS it doesn't show any drives.  When I use boot manager it only has PCIe LAN or Windows Boot Manager.  When selecting Windows Boot Manager nothing happens it goes back to that screen.  I can boot to WDS (where we have an image for the 570 with the 6500u) and it didn't see any volume.  I thought okay that's fine I'll boot from a Windows 10 USB.  I get the exact same issue.  I've messed around with secure boot, changed legacy and uefi settings.  The only thing I haven't done is open the machine up to see if there's even a drive inside.  Anybody have any other options I could try?

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I currently own a T570, item # 20JW-0007US.  This unit came with a M.2 512 Gig drive.  Does it also have a WWAN port inside for the cell modem, Item # 4XC0M95181 (Sierra EM7455), that I can add it, or is the M.2 drive IN the cell modem port and so I cannot add it after the fact?Thanks,Dino













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A:T570 installing Cellular Modem in WWAN port with M.2 Drive in place

The slot for wwan card is free, the SSD is inserted in another slot.

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Purchased the i7-6700 version of the M710T specifically because I wanted to run Win 8.1, not Win 10, which it shipped with. Installed a Plextor M8Se M.2 NVMe 256 Meg, which was immediately seen at boot under 10 and appeared with it's own screen at the beginning of the cold boot process. Then proceeded to backup Win 10 and then install fresh Win 8.1 Pro which also went smoothly. The issue: when booting under 8.1 the Plextor screen never appears (weird since this is at beginning of BIOS boot, before the OS begins to load) and Plextor's own utilities can see the boot drive, but as an SAS drive and doesn't recognize it as a Plextor it can interact with, in short it sees it as a Sata drive, not NVMe. Plextor is baffled, Win 8.1 is supposed to support the PCIe x4 NVMe. HWiNFO64 sees the Plextor just fine as a NVMe Controller, Device Manager  reports it's using the 6.3.9600.16421 Standard NVM Express Controller (ancient 2006 driver, MS has never updated this afaik). The drive has no other issues and works just fine except it's slower than expected and the Plextools cannot act upon it. What really baffles me is how switching the OS immediately had an effect on how the intial BIOS cold boot no longer 'sees' the Plextor boot up screen. Attempting to boot the M710T in UEFI hangs the machine completely (Win 8.1 was installed under AHCI with the Plextor formatted as NTFS as a Simple MBR volume). Pretty sure that I need to partition as a GPT volume to boot under UEFI, will t... Read more

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up until windows preview build 14986, the pcie driver "Mobile 6th Generation Intel(R) Processor Family I/O PCI Express Root Port #5 - 9D14" (v10.1.1.27) correctly detects the "Standard NVM Express Controller" storage controller and the Toshiba THNSN5512GPU7 NVMe disk attached to it. starting with windows preview build 15002 (and 15007), the included pcie driver has troubles detecting the storage controller - during bootup, it is detected 4 times, with each time on a different device id. subsequently, the drive is also added 4 times, resulting in boot controller errors & timeouts and failed sleep mode/shutdowns. the included chipset driver in these latest builds seem to have been bumped to v10.1.1.33. the problem can easily be replicated by using unmodified recovery boot usb sticks made from the official isos, and then checking in a recovery console. it is thus not related to anything installed in my system.

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Hi, in technical specs I don't see if the SSD is a SATA or an NVMe type. I understand there are PCIe ports, but didn't get if the SSD is connected to PCIe or not and if it is an NVMe or just SATA protocol. Thanks !!!

A:XPS8920 - NVMe SSD is in ? If not, is an NVMe disk compatible with this system?

Dell's sales site offers both 256 GB and 512 GB PCIe NVMe SSDs for the XPS 8920. So that should answer your question:
accessories.us.dell.com/.../category.aspx

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Hi everyone! I've recently purchased an X260 with HDD and wanted to upgrade to the NVME SATA-E Toshiba drive. Went online and found the PCIe cable and the Toshiba drive. All is working well and speeds are on par for an NVME drive. However, I've recently encountered BSOD in windows 10 after not actively touching the laptop for an hour or so. It would then throw an error 2100 stating that the drive cannot be found, which can be verified when jumped into the bios without hard rebooting. However, the drive would appear again after turning the laptop off and back on. I suspect that there's a firmware error causing the drive to stop responding. I downloaded the latest nvme driver updater by Lenovo and the programme shows this.Nvme firmware update by lenovoApparently what I bought online was an engineering sample, with a much older firmware than the one Lenovo provides. The programme refused to recognise the drive and I am unable to update it. Is there anyways for me to update this drive, or anyway to try hard flashing the firmware into the drive? Thank you!

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Hello,On a P50 that came with Thinkpad NVMe drive, how does one monitor: Device power management, Encryption, and Device thermal management? Didn't see anything under Lenovo Companion or Settings to handle this. Thanks, 

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I have a P51 that I purchased last December. Xeon / 16GB ECC / 1TB NVMe Opal.I want to add another 1TB drive, and am looking for advice. I have read that the Samsung 960 PRO works, but does not support energy management, which is important to me.When I source on the Lenovo parts site there is a 1TB Opal listing for $746.65 US, the 960 PRO 1TB lists for $609 US elsewhere (although it doesnt look to be single-sided, like the Lenovo SSD M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 1024GB OPAL 2.0 FRU (Samsung M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe PM961-1024 OPAL 2.0).Does anyone have experience adding a NVMe drive to the P51, and can you give me some advice as to if I can save some $$, or is it better to stick with the Lenovo part?Thank you.

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Hello, Have a new P50 with NVMe drive (only drive in the system). Disk management shows the following:260MB - EFI System Partition952 GB - Boot,Page File,Crash Dump, Primary Partition1000 MB - Recovery Partition But unlike other Lenovo laptops I do not see in Windows explorer a partition that consists of Lenovo drivers and apps etc. and am wondering where can I see that list. My first Win-10 unit with a NVMe and do not know if this combo is handled differently. Thanks,

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Hello, Is there anything one needs to do in particular when clean installing Win-10 on a NVMe drive?  Any points to remember, formatting options etc. etc. After installing Win-10, do people recommendinstalling Lenovo apps to handle device driver updates etc orlet windows updates handle all driver updates etc. orinstall drivers manually? Thanks

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Hey there, Im using an out the box Z 440 which Id like to upgrade with an NVME SSD hard drive. Im working as a freelance 3D and Motion Designer and want to use the SSD to load big 3D and video files faster. Is anyone here experienced in using something like the Z Drive for 3D , Postproduction or video editing? Do you install OS and software on the SSD or do you save project files onto the SSD as well? And how is the driver situation under Windows 7 (might need to run Viz RT on the machine as well, which only supports Windows 7) or do I need to migrate to Windows 8 or 10? Cheers Chris 

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Hey there, Im using an out the box Z 440 which Id like to upgrade with an NVME SSD hard drive. Im working as a freelance 3D and Motion Designer and want to use the SSD to load big 3D and video files faster. Is anyone here experienced in using something like the Z Drive for 3D , Postproduction or video editing? Do you install OS and software on the SSD or do you save project files onto the SSD as well? And how is the driver situation under Windows 7 (might need to run Viz RT on the machine as well, which only supports Windows 7) or do I need to migrate to Windows 8 or 10? Cheers Chris 

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I just purchased a y700 and am quite happy with the thing.   BUT, I swapped out the 128g m.2 with something larger and am now looking for an enclosure so I can use the 128g externally - usb-style.  It's PCIe nvme.  Has anyone had any luck finding an external solution for these types of ssds?

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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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Just received my new XPS 8910. It only had a 1TB SATA drive out of the box, so I added a Samsung 960 EVO M.2 NVMe SSD to the M.2 SSD slot. Great performance benchmarks, working great as a second storage device.
What I would like to do is make the SSD my boot drive. I've read many older threads regarding this, but for the current version of the product, is it possible to make an SSD in the M.2 slot the boot drive. There was a BIOS workaround in a previous thread from late 2016 that indicated a fix was being worked on... is it available now?
Thanks for any assistance you can provide. 

A:XPS 8910 - Using a Samsung 960 EVO M.2 NVMe SSD as a boot drive

Yes, I installed a Samsung 960 EVO M.2 SSD a couple months ago in my XPS 8910 and made it the boot drive.
I installed the M.2 SSD and then just disconnected the SATA cord from the 1TB HDD. I then used USB recovery media drive to install Windows 10 and programs to the SSD. After everything was loaded onto the SSD and working fine, I reconnected the 1 TB SATA HDD, formatted and deleted the original partitions and made it the D: drive for general file storage.

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Can I install PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD drive in my HP OMEN 15-ax033dx Laptop? Or an Optane drive?

A:Re: Can I install PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD drive in my HP OMEN 15-a...

You should be able to install it in your notebook. An HP Expert colleague of mine has an Omen 15ax251  product loan and he was able to install a 512 gig Samsung PM961 NVME M.2  SSD in his. We have discovered that not all of the Omen motherboards have an M.2 slot. I recommend that you check yours before ordering the SSD. Here is a link to the remove and replace videos.https://h20574.www2.hp.com/results.htm?SID=10862325&MEID=56302E24-377B-429D-AE4F-1D654C0CF807

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I have a new laptop with 500 GB HDD and I want to replace the storage with 256 gb,M.2 NVME SSD PCI 3.0x4 type of drive...which one is the most recommended brand and is the NVME supported in my HP 430 G3 ddr4 Probook ?

A:What is recommended M.2 NVME, PCIE 3.0x4 256GB ssd drive for...

Hi,Manual: Page 43http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04825509No M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD support for your model.There is a M.2 2280 SSD (NGFF), SATA-3 slot, which can be made primary boot drive.This would work: http://www.samsung.com/us/computing/memory-storage/solid-state-drives/ssd-850-evo-m-2-500gb-mz-n5e50...�Replacement Video: https://h20574.www2.hp.com/results.htm?SID=7834547&MEID=37E73E00-80B7-4158-AA7E-53736C870B7ERegardsVisruth

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Hi
I would like to upgrade the HD space in my T460p which comes with an 256GB SSD.
I purchased Samsung 950 PRO m.2 SSD.
Upon disassembling the laptop I realized that there is no place to install the NVME hard drive.
A technicial friend suggested I remove the mobile modem that occupies the PCIe slot and install the drive there, however the drive is longer than the modem and there is no way to bolt it onto the motherboard.
Am I missing something? Is there an empty PCIe slot I can use to install the additional storage?
Thanks in advance.
 
Moderator note: model corrected.  Thread moved to correct forum.

A:How to install an NVME hard drive in T460p

Hello and welcome,
 
I can't find a Lenovo P460.  Please clarify which model laptop you have
 
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HiI would like to upgrade the HD space in my p460 which comes with an 256GB SSD.I purchased Samsung 950 PRO m.2 SSD.Upon disassembling the laptop I realized that there is no place to install the NVME hard drive.A technicial friend suggested I remove the mobile modem that occupies the PCIe slot and install the drive there, however the drive is longer than the modem and there is no way to bolt it onto the motherboard.Am I missing something? Is there an empty PCIe slot I can use to install the additional storage?Thanks in advance.

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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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I guess this is really a question for the moderator.

I have not been able to find anything, here or elsewhere, about using a virtual machine so you can use a NVMe SSD as boot drive for Win7 x86. I have found a lot of people frustrated, as I was, about it only being able to be used as a storage drive. Since it's a rather obvious idea, I would think it would be out there somewhere. But if it isn't, do you think there would be any interest in posting a "How to" here?

Granted, this is only for people who don't find it practical to completely redo their x86 installation for Win7 x64, and it is only an indirect solution. However, it made a world of difference to me.

A:Use a NVMe SSD as a boot drive for Win7 x86...sort of

Yes.

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I guess this is really a question for the moderator.

I have not been able to find anything, here or elsewhere, about using a virtual machine so you can use a NVMe SSD as boot drive for Win7 x86. I have found a lot of people frustrated, as I was, about it only being able to be used as a storage drive. Since it's a rather obvious idea, I would think it would be out there somewhere. But if it isn't, do you think there would be any interest in posting a "How to" here?

Granted, this is only for people who don't find it practical to completely redo their x86 installation for Win7 x64, and it is only an indirect solution. However, it made a world of difference to me.

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Recently I've got informed Thinkpad System Update has a critical update upon NVMe SSD drive firmware, so I proceeded with that.However, it failed to upate it successfuly with no specific reason. (see the attached capture) After the first failure from the trial by the System Update, I gave it a try in a manual way by download the update file from Lenovo website.<Update Info>Name: NVMe Solid State Drive Firmware Update Utility for Windows 10 (64-bit), 7 (64-bit) - ThinkPadVersion: FWNV19Release Date: 16 Mar 2018<My System Info>Thinkpad X1 Yoga Gen 2 (Model: JE)RAM: 16GSSD: SAMSUNG NVMe SSD 1TOS: Windows 10 Pro 64bitUnfortunetely it resulted in another failure.Is there any one who is able to figure this out?Many thanks!!  

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[Topic edited by moderator for visibility.  AG]
 
Dear All
Good Morning.
I have buy new 11 X270 notebook with NVME SSD, and want to install back the bought windows 7 enterprise lic, however when the installation process goto select HDD interface, None HDD found, and I also only can not see any drive in load driver button. so I can not select any driver to install, how can I do.

A:Cannot install Win 7 Enterprise on X270 with NVMe SSD drive

Hello,
 
I did not see any Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers for the ThinkPad X270 and Windows 7 on Lenovo's support site, but I did find this support article explaining how to make a Windows 7 ISO with USB 3.0 and NVME drivers: 
 
https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht103541
 
Perhaps this will work for you?
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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I setup the computer and did a Crystal Disk Mark Hard Drive Test
When I had the 8920 black front unit with octane memory the ssd 850 Pro did like 4000 on seq Q32Ti
This NVMe PC300 512 Gig SSD does only 1788 on seq Q32Ti
1/2 of what the other system did.
Also I activated the Overclocking and there is only 1 option picked it and I see no different with User Benchmark 
while the readings looks good I don't think the overclocking did anything
UserBenchmarks: Game 76%, Desk 109%, Work 78%CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K - 98.4%GPU: Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB - 71.5%SSD: Nvme PC300 SK hy 512GB - 152.2%HDD: Seagate Desktop HDD 6TB (2014) - 104.7%HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB - 99.8%RAM: Micron 8ATF1G64AZ-2G3H1 2x8GB - 78.6%MBD: Dell XPS 8920
anyone get better results.
I even downloaded and installed the latest Intel rapid storage tech Program.
Mitch

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

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Hi, I am trying to install Windows 7 64bit onto a NVMe Opal2.0 drive. I am getting to the point where I need to choose the HDD in the Windows install process and there are no drives. I have tried loading the NVMe drivers from the Lenovo support site and it does not work.  Any suggestions / help? Thanks 

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Hello, I have a Lenovo n22 80S6 I had seen where other people got the M.2 NVME Drive Work and responding properly so I ordered a Samsung 960 EVO NVME Drive for the laptop. The bios will not recognized the drive at all. I have update the bios to 24WW and still nothing. I have tried to install Samsung Drivers, but they wont install till the Drive is Mounted. Please your help is welcome.  

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I managed to get hold of part 01HY319 for my trusty T460 and all works fine. It looks like this and converts from an NVME M.2 drive (M-key) to SATA Express connection on the motherboard.  SATA Express is only x2 PCI lines (rather than the 4 you get with "full" NVME support) so I was interested in performance. Performance before with a 1TB Crucial MX500 SSD SATA drive was like this  Performance afterwards with the 01HY319 part and a 1TB Samsung 960 Evo NVME drive was like this  Hope this helps anyone considering the upgrade.

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Hi HP technicians! I am a HP Z230 Tower Workstation user from China! First please forgive my poor English. I am meeting the same issue you menthioned above. I have tried a Z turbo drive G1(Samsung XP941 MZHPU256HCGL-000H1) and Z turbo drive G2 AHCI(Samsung SM951 MZHPV256HDGL-000H1). Both of them could be detected on bios and bootable. Now i am eager to running a G2 256GB or 512GB Nvme version on my mechine. I have found it could not be detected on bios but could be seen in the windows installation steps or made as a secondary disk running in windows. Here I wanna know how you could help me slove the problem in oder to i can use a Nvme Z turbo drive G2 SSD as a bootablb one for my primary disk. Need i change some configuration or settings for making it bootalbe or will HP give out the solution for this issue? Regards! Stein

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For my recently bought E5570 Latitude I bought an new/bigger/faster SSD.
It's the Samsung 950 PRO with the PCIe connection and NVMe support.
I have created an Windows 10 install USB to doe a fresh install but windows does not see/detect the drive.
-edit-I was able to install windows by loading the F6 drivers for Intel Rapid Storage.
But not the less funny part, I only hit about 1000Mb/s reading while it should be around 2500Mb/s.Now samsung has a special NVME driver but that states no NVME drive is installed.Also samsung magician does not detect the drive correctly. The name is all weird and it has 0Gb storage.
Did anyone already come accross this issue?And if so how did you solve it

A:Windows 10 does not see/detect Samsung 950 PRO M2. PCIE/NVMe drive

Here is the guideline from Dell: 

Im also interested in E5570, some questions:
1. Quite many user reviews complain about high-frequency noise coming from mobo or PSU unit. Can you confirm?
2. Would you know if any available Dell SSD option is actually NVMe?
Also, the trouble is, you have to buy M.2 SSD from Dell in order to get 6cell battery.

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https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2990941
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Attatched is a screenshot of the error. (i accedentially tried to inject the 64bit driver the first time so ignore that). 

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