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Installing Samsung NVME M.2 1 6GB/s 1 TB card in XPS 8910?

Q: Installing Samsung NVME M.2 1 6GB/s 1 TB card in XPS 8910?

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 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.

Now do I smile or cry? Will above steps work? What have I forgotten to do?

The problem is I can't simply clone the ssd by plugging it into a cable that connects to usb. I don't think any such cable exists. It does for the encased ssd but not the bare NVME M.2

Thanks so much for your help. I know there are other threads. I have posted in some but gotten no answers and what I want to do is different. This may well mean it won't work. I'm a noob.

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Preferred Solution: Installing Samsung NVME M.2 1 6GB/s 1 TB card in XPS 8910?

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

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

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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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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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 everyone,
I am having trouble in installing Windows 7 x64 on my Samsung 950 Pro. My configuration is the following:

Asus P9X79 Deluxe, Intel i7 SB-E 3930k @ 4500 Mhz, 64GB Corsair Dominator DDR3 1600 Mhz, Corsair AX1200i PSU, x2 Gigabyte 980ti SLI, Intel 750 Nvme 400Gb, Samsung 950 Pro Nvme 512 Gb, Samsung 850 Pro 256 Gb, Noctua NH-D15.

I possess both the Intel 750 400gb NVMe and the Samsung 950 Pro. Both of them can install Win 8.1 and 10 without problems, but I would need to use Windows 7.

What I tried so far:
-Created a bootable USB drive with Rufus.
-Created another usb with the Samsung NVMe drivers on it.
-Removed all the other drives from the system.
-Removed the "secure boot" option from the bios.

The problems are the following:
-My Win 7 iso is x64, but when I try to create a bootable usb with Rufus in GPT, it says that the ISO file is Larger than 4Gb so I cannot select FAT32.
-If I use MBR partition scheme the installation does not even load when I reboot, saying "insert media disk".
-If I create a bootable usb with the Windows 7 USB DVD tool, the installation starts but fails to accept the NVMe drivers, saying "they are not signed".

I read several threads and don't know exactly what I am missing here. I know there is the possibility to install Win 7 onto a standard ssd (I also have a 850 Pro so I could use that one) and then clone it to the 950, but if possible would prefer sticking with a normal installati... Read more

A:Installing Win7 x64 on Samsung 950 Pro NVMe

The fact that the drivers are refused as unsigned is concerning. Where did you get them?

Best guess is that you need to integrate certain updates (in particular there is an NVMe update, and some driver framework updates) into the install images.

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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,
 
Greetings.
 
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.
 
Regards
 
 

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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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I have already Toshiba NVMe 1TB NVMe M.2 (Model Number THNSN51T02DU7 NVMe Toshiba 1024 GB,Serial Number 76GS10MUT61V, Firmware 57DA4103),so do you think it will be beneficial for me in term of speed and accessing the data?

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Hello everyone,

I have encountered a problem with Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2 NVMe. I would appreciate your help as my knowledge in hardware and software is minimal. So thank you in advance.

I have just finished installing windows 10 in a new pc while using old HDD drives I had from my older pc. I have purchased Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2 NVMe to be my boot drive and purchased the samsung 850 ssd for regular storage.

In addition to the above I already had 2 older HDDs from my previous pc that I connected them for extra storage.
When I started the windows 10 installation I chose custom so that I could choose the NVME ssd for installation and boot, however, I noticed that I couldn't differentiate between the two samsung ssds as both were 512 gb and windows only called each 'drive 1 or drive 2' and so on.

So, I randomly chose one and I think it appears to be the 850 that was installed, to my dismay.
Now the issue is that I cannot locate the NVME drive on 'this pc' although it is seen in BIOS for boot drive. To confuse me even more, in the BIOS I cannot see the M_1 slot when I go to advenced then storage in BIOS, the other 3 drives are located by their different satas.
I don't know what to do.
to summarise I would appreciate it if someone can help me in getting:
1 - the samsung 950 to be my installed windows, currently it says its the boot drive but i dont know if it needs to have windows installed on it
2 - to have the NVME recognised by windows so I can use it for storage an... Read more

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I'm reading mixed messages when installing Windows 7 on the Samsung PM951 NVMe M.2 drive. Under SATA Operation should RAID be selected or AHCI?
I have already copied my Windows 7 x64 ISO to USB using Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool found here, http://wudt.codeplex.com/
I have already integrated USB 3.0 support by installing Windows 7 USB 3.0 Creator Utility from here, downloadcenter.intel.com/.../Windows-7-USB-3-0-Creator-Utility
I have downloaded Samsung NVMe driver v1.4.7.17 WHQL f6 drivers from here, www.win-raid.com/t29f25-Recommended-AHCI-RAID-and-NVMe-Drivers.html
My Windows 7 installation now sees the PM951 drive, but I want to be sure before I proceed with the installation if SATA needs to be on RAID or AHCI.
Thanks in advance!

A:Installing Windows 7 Pro x64 on XPS 13 9350 Samsung PM951 NVMe

Thanks to Optical for all the advice.
 
What worked for me.
 
The W7 download tool installed W7 onto a USB flash drive but I could not get the Windows 7 USB 3.0 Creator Utility to work – I was advised that “this computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software usb 3.0”.  Further research provided further suggestions…
 
I was able to install the USB 3 drivers following the instructions in this link  http://codeabitwiser.com/2014/03/how-to-install-windows-7-with-only-usb-3-0-ports/
Next I added the Samsung PM951 NVMe to the root of the flash drive.
Checked that the flash drive would boot. 
Started the W7 installation.  At the first opportunity to “load driver” I navigated to the Samsung PM951 NVMe drivers and selected “64bit”.  The rest of the installation went like clockwork.
Updating W7 produced a problem – it said that Service Pack 1 (which I thought was on my USB flash drive) failed to load. 
Decided to delete all partitions  - Dell advice https://www.dell.com/support/Article/uk/en/ukdhs1/SLN116104/EN
And successfully installed W7 again.
Updating W7 again…

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Hello,
 
I have a M900 and an Samsung NVMe SSD 960 EVO M.2. On the Aminboard is a slot for a M.2 device. This is not the right one for the Samsung SSD. So I have bought an adapter (aqua computer - kyroM.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NGFF PCIe SSD, M-Key mit Passivkühler). After installing (PCIeSlot 4x) and booting the SSD is not recognized in the BIOS and in Windows (10 Prof. 64Bit).
Where is the problem? Is the adapter wrong?
 
Mod:  edited the Subject line with a problem description

A:M900 Tower & SFF: Samsung M.2 NVMe SSD 960 970 - how to install, check throughput (PCIe card)

That card you ordered definitely is not right.
 
I think this StarTech PCIe card is more what you need.
 

Supports PCIe M.2 SSDs
The adapter supports PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (M Key) and PCIe-AHCI M.2 SSDs including 2242, 2260, 2280, and 22110 drives. The expansion slot adapter supports the most common drive sizes including 110 mm, 80 mm, 60 mm and 42 mm.
 
 
Here's another card that is also acceptable.
 

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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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I just ordered an XPS 8910 and I want to add an SSD as a bootable drive.  I'm looking at the MyDigitalSSD 480GB (512GB) BPX 80mm (2280) M.2 PCI Express 3.0 x4 (PCIe Gen3 x4) NVMe SSD - MDNVME80-BPX-0512
I'm trying to confirm that this will work before I purchase it. I found a thread that discussed XPS 8900 M.2 specs and had instructions for the Samsung 950 pro.  
 It said that even with an M.2 slot, a PCIe adapter (like the  Asus Hyper M.2 X4 PCI-E Mini Adapter Card or Lycom DT-120) was needed to get the speed advantage of the NVMe because the M.2 on the 8900 uses SATA.
The specs on the 8910 do not list an M.2 slot, but later on in that thread someone posted:"just thought I would mention the 8910 M.2 slot uses 4 lanes and I am using the Samsung 960 Pro without issues."
Can anyone verify if I the XPS 8910 has an M.2 slot and if I would need an PCIe adapter to get the speed advantage even if it does have an M.2 slot?
Thanks,Marcia

A:Adding NVMe SSD to XPS 8910

Let us not confuse the names and architectures.
NVMe is available in both PCIe and M.2 architecture format.
SSD is also available in these two format.
To answer your question specifically. I have used the Intel NVMe, PCIe version in the XPS 8910. I have also used a Samsung 850 EVO 256GB M.2 in the available slot as a boot drive.
Should you decide to use any NVMe PCIe version drive, be absolutely sure it is installed into a 16x PCIe slot otherwise it will not perform as intended.
I have NOT tried using an NVMe M.2 form factor drive in the available Dell slot because I was not able to determine how many lanes it had dedicated to the processor.

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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 added NVMe SSD to XPS 8910 successfully , however I need help in altering the boot sequence in the bios to boot from the ssd instead of the hdd. Any help is appreciated.

A:NVMe SSD to XPS 8910 boot sequence

You cannot alter the boot sequence in the BIOS, the XPS 8910 uses an UEFI Windows Boot Manager. You can only select the boot device by pressing F12 and selecting the boot device manually. So first, you need to backup the files on the HDD you wish to keep. Then, I would shutdown the computer, disconnect the HDD, then turn the computer back on  just to make sure that the computer will boot from the SSD on its own. If it does, you need to shutdown the computer, re-connect the HDD, turn the computer back on but boot using F12 making sure you are booting from the SSD, and re-initialize the HDD so that it is no longer bootable. I used diskpart to re-initialize my HDD and made sure it was partitioned using GPT, the procedure is here:
www.overclock.net/.../how-to-initialize-and-format-a-new-disk-for-use-in-windows.
Warning-Be careful, make sure you are booting from the SSD, and that you are re-initializing the HDD.

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Does anyone know if the new XPS Tower (XPS 8910) uses the same motherboard as the XPS 8900?  I am particularly interested to know if Dell has fixed the M.2 issue that essentially crippled the use of the m.2 connector to only 1x PCIE lane instead of 4x.
(There are several discussions about this issue, for example see  or )

A:Does XPS 8910 use same motherboard as XPS 8900 (NVME SSD)?

en.community.dell.com/.../19989764
It must be a new MoBo.

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My XPS 8910's came with one M.2 slot populated with a wireless card that I do not need.
I would like the ability to use 4X NVMe SSDs in BOTH slots.
Can I?

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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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Samsung V-Nand SSD 850 EVO  250 GB and  XPS 8910 new desktop.. Are they compatible? Not the M.2 slot of course

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I need to verify if the Samsung MZNLF128HCHP (CM871) 128 GB SATA M.2 is compatible with the 8910 main board.  The spec is m.2 and the CM871 is
- M.2 Interface / SATA3 
- NGFF 80mm Solid State Drive (SSD)

A:XPS 8910 compatibility Samsung MZNLF128HCHP (CM871) 128 GB SATA M.2

This is "B" keyed  SATA not PCI-E keyed. So no its not compatible.
Sata Express uses the same physical connector as older SATA drives but uses X4 PCI Express lanes rather than the SATA bus to boost storage speeds.   B Keyed is not compatible with PCI-E
The card below takes both.
 

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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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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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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:






Quote:
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 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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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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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 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 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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Hi,due to known compatibility issue with earlier Samsung SSDs ( Lenovo KB article , Forum post )I wonder are the new Samsung 970 EVO and PRO fully supported, including Thermal Management? Thanks,  A.

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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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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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I'm trying exactly what you're describing with no luck so far.  Windows installation sees the drive and installs without error.  However, when I reboot the machine will not see the drive to boot from.  This thread seems to indicate it should be possible, but three of the last four entries describe the same situation Im in where the machine simply won't boot.  

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

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Hi!
Has anyone installed a Samsung 960 into the PCIe-bus card place?
With success...'

I've seen from previous Dell-site that xps 8920 has been sold with 256 GB ssd pcie x4 dysk?!
What does "dysk" mean?
What type of ssd has that been?
Where has it been installed?
Is there a different bios-version for these PCs vs ones without ssd and only having a 32GB ssd cache onboard?

If successfully able ti install Samsung 960 (with OS and other programs onboard it) is there any use of still having the 32GB ssd cache to remain on the motherboards m2-place? Hence to still be directed to speed up the hdd as is now? Or can the ssd cache only function as intended if the OS is also on the drive to which the ssd-drive is directed to?

On the motherboard there are an m2-slot but Ive heard that this only supports sata-format and is not applicable for the nvme/pcie format?!

Thanks

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