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X270 SATA or PCIe/NVMe

Q: X270 SATA or PCIe/NVMe

I have a SATA based X270.

Can I still open this up and replace (or even better, add) a PCIe/NVMe drive?

Moderator edit: Added model to subject.

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Hi, first time posting and I'd like to report a serious issue rendering the new X270 critically unstable. There's an issue with the SSD after it enters low power D3 state. After it happens, the drive (or controller) refuses to wake up. Entering D3 seems to be due to relative inactivity. Also, upgrading BIOS to 1.09 doesn't help. I can get this couple of times a day so it makes the X270 unreliable for work. This is triggering regardless of having power adapter plugged in or unplugged and it seems only related to the drive going to sleep. One time I got BSOD on Windows was when I was copying files between two external HDDs (so the internal drive wasn't busy). On Windows this results with BSOD saying it can't save core dump because of memory or drive error. Linux is little more informative about what happens and the system doesn't die straight away because it caches quite a lot of the data read from the drive (that excessive caching is also why the drive is likely to go to sleep more often). For last couple of days I was running with dmesg -wH in the background. The drive always fails the same way: [Mar21 01:31] nvme 0000:04:00.0: controller is down; will reset: CSTS=0xffffffff, PCI_STATUS=0xffff
[ +0.040507] nvme 0000:04:00.0: Refused to change power state, currently in D3
[ +0.000298] nvme nvme0: Removing after probe failure status: -19
[ +0.000025] nvme0n1: detected capacity change from 256060514304 to 0
(some ext4 failure errors because of th... Read more

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I am looking for a new laptop. I currently have a X121e and recall it being extremely easy to configure on Lenovo's site. So I decided to look at the X270. However, having had great difficulty even starting to configure it (apparently, Lenovo does not favour Firefox any longer), I'm currently having trouble understanding the choices. The first is the choice between PCIe and SATA PointingDevice. Following some discussion, I gather this has nothing to do with any kind of pointing device, but affects my HDD/SSD choices. OK, so let's see what the PCIe choices give me. I get 5 'first hard drive' options. (Nothing I do gets me a 'second hard drive' option, so not sure about this. Or rather, I almost understand this now I've read the platform specification, the user manual, the hardware maintenance manual and various posts on Reddit. Lenovo do like to make buying a challenge!) Now, however, I've reached the end of my google-fu. Intel 256 GB Solid State Drive OPAL2.0 PCIe-NVMe256 GB Solid State Drive PCIe-NVMe OPAL2.0 - CapableIntel 512 GB Solid State Drive OPAL2.0 PCIe-NVMe512 GB Solid State Drive, PCIe-NVMe OPAL2.01 TB Solid State Drive OPAL2.0 PCIe-NVMeI understand the difference beween 1/2 and 3/4 and 5 is obviously size. Fine. But what is the difference between 1 and 2, and between 3 and 4? 1 and 3 are Intel, whereas 2 and 4 are what? Not-Intel? Presumably, Then what's wrong with the Intel drives, that the unbranded versions are cheaper than the branded ones?... Read more

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Hey all! I picked up a refurb'd X270 from the Lenovo Outlet store for super cheap with a 180GB SATA SSD. I did lots of poking around on the forums to see if anyone had successfully done the upgrade to NVMe, and the concensus was mixed with no one really agreeing what parts were needed. I successfully pulled it off and wanted to share for future users! What you NEED:NVMe-capable M.2 SSDFRU 01HW969 - cable from motherboard to the M.2 adapterFRU 01HY565 - M.2 adapter and bracket I ordered my OEM parts through Encompass for around $40 shipped, not including the cheap 256GB Intel 600p SSD I already had laying around. The process took less than 10 minutes to complete. 1 - Assemble the M.2 adapter with your new NVMe SSD. NOTE: M.2 SATA SSDs are NOT compatible, ONLY NVMe.2 - Boot to BIOS, navigate to Power to disable the internal battery.3 - Remove the external battery and unscrew the screws from the bottom plate of the system, and gently remove the plate.4 - Remove the single screw holding in the existing SATA drive and gently remove from system.5 - Remove the SATA cable from the motherboard, being careful to lift the little metal latch before pulling horizontally out of the connector.6 - Attach the new cable to the motherboard. I had to bend mine a bit to make it fit, but I used the original cable to show me where to bend.7 - Attach the new cable to the M.2 adapter and install in place using the same screw.8 - Reattach the bottom plate, put in your battery, and ... Read more

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I have a SATA based X270. Can I still open this up and replace (or even better, add) a PCIe/NVMe drive?

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Planning to upgrade the T470 with an SSD and trying to decide between  Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OAJ412U  For an extra $86, I could get this drive, adapter and cable:Samsung 960 EVO Series - 250GB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD (MZ-V6E250BW)https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-960-EVO-Internal-MZ-V6E250BW/dp/B01LYFKX41 https://lenovo.encompass.com/item/11093685/Lenovo/01AX994/Ct470_Adapter_Hdd_Asm_Brackethttps://lenovo.encompass.com/item/11093086/Lenovo/00UR496/Cable_M.2_Ssd Apparently, the 960 EVO would give me about 2 to 3 times faster performance than the SATA SSD. Which one would you guys choose if it were you considering the usage is mainly coding and watching videos? Any insights would be great. Thank you. 

A:SATA or PCIe NVMe SSD for Thinkpad T470?

Yoga2Pro_23 wrote:...
Which one would you guys choose if it were you considering the usage is mainly coding and watching videos? Any insights would be great. Thank you. 

That depends.  Are we spending your money or mine?
 
Given your use case I'd probably use the extra $ to go with a 500GB 2.5" SSD.  Then again, I'm a spec snob and might not be able to resist the NVMe drive.
 
As you've already figured out, the 470 only uses 2 PCIe lanes so that limits the NVMe SSD to something like 1700MB/sec.  The SATA unit would be more like 500MB/sec or so.  In practice, you'd probably never notice a difference.
 
FWIW,
Z.

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I recently bought ThinkPad P52S with following storage option:1TB Hard Disk Drive, 5400rpm, 2.5", SATA3  and realized that I need to change this one for  256 GB Solid State Drive, PCIe NVMe M.2 drive I am affraid even this laptop supports both models it is not easy to make this upgrade. Actually, I would like to know which parts I need to order from lenovo in odred to replace old SATA HDD with new one M.2 PCIe NVMe drive (I already have one). I tried to do it using Support - Parts & Accesories - schematic view TP_T580_P52s_Main_FRUs Components on the page: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-p-series-laptops/thinkpad-... but, honestly I could not relize what I should order.  I guess that I need one internal cable, and metalic mount "box" (size similar/same to existing SATA HDD) which contains 2 connectors (one for cable which connects mainboard and "box" (I am not sure does existing cable is good), and other connector where I should inserd M.2 PCIe SSD.I would appreciate if someone can advice which part numbers i need to purchase in order to make feasible usage of the M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD instead of aforementioned SATAIII HDD. Thanks in advance to all of you! 

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

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My laptop: Inspiron 15 5577 gaming laptop with intel chip (7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ Quad Core (6MB Cache, up to 3.8 GHz))
1. I disk cloned my 128GB M.2 SATA ssd drive using Macrium Reflect (v6.3.1812) by boot up using USB jump drive. 128GB clone->500GB thru usb 3.0 connection.  After the clone, I checked and see that all partitions are cloned successfully.
2. I swapped out my 128GB for Samsung NVMe SSD 960 EVO; I boot up using Macrium Reflect to clone my Samsung NVMe SSD  from my external usb 3.0 500 GB; after the clone, I disconnected all external devices and tried to boot up from Samsung NVMe ssd.  BUT IT FAILED.
I received the following error messages:
Rom image is not loaded
Rom image update denied.
Please let me know if someone had done this.
Thank you very much.
spjrc

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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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Yesterday I installed a Samsung 950 pro 256gb m2 pcie nvme ssd into a Dell E7270
Older configuration was with a sandisk regular sata 3 ssd. After replacement did a bios reset twice, once factory reset, once custom. (I left sata on ahci.)
I chose to install windows 10 pro x64 by using the uefi/gpt methode. Legacy options off.
Installation went without a problem. Afterwards I installed the Samsung nvme driver 1.4.7.17.
Also the Samsung magician software. It reports a link speed 8Gbps (is ok), link width 16 Gbps (should be 32?) .
Is there a way to change the pcie link width from 2x to 4x? I thought this ultrabook did support x4.
E7270 i5 6300U, 16gb ddr4, Samsung 950 pro 256
comment would be appreciated :-)  Thanks in advance!

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Hello guys, I was wondering if the XPG SX6000Pro 256GB PCIe 3D NAND PCIe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 NVMe 1.3 R/W up to 2100/1500MB/s SSD  will work with my y520 IKBM. and if there is an extra slot for memory.thank you.

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Any owners of the X270 with the NVME drives, how fast are they, and do you know who's the OEM? (Samsung, Intel, etc).

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Hi Everyone, I am planning to upgrade my X270's SSD to M.2 NVME, can anyone suggest me what exactly parts (with FRU) i need to have , what I mean is do I have to buy all parts which lenovo ships with PCI NvME models of x270 or I can buy any NvME to SATA converter and use it in my x270 ? Please suggest. Thanks,MK

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I never had problems imaging Lenovo Laptops, so we got a X270 as a demo and i put Windows 10 Enterprise on there, enabled the chip in bios and it is using TPM 2.0 which is the only difference compared to T550, T450 and P50 i had image. Whenever i try to start bitlocking (encrypting the drive) i'll put in a pin number, recovery is stored in Active Directory but as soon as it restarts I get the following error: "The BitLocker Encryption key cannot be obtained. Verify that the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is enabled and ownership has been taken. If this computer does not have a TPM, verify that the USB drive is inserted and available. C: was not encrypted" I can't think of anything else to fix this. Since this is a 30 day demo trial, we might as well send it back. We have NVME for HPS which I am able to put our image on and bitlock with no issues. I can't believe I don't see much online about this. I can't be the only one. Any suggestions much appreciate it.

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Hello I am trying to install FWNV18  dated  20 Feb 2018Current version: SKLA5102 ->  Newer version: SKLA5105 This software lists windows 7 and 10 as compatibility. I am running windows 8.1 I recieve the error: Firmware Update Failed!RC=0x4File is corrupted. Please download the program from the lenovo website and try again. Please help me get this firmware updated 

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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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Exactly as the tread title says. I already installed the two hotfixes in the Win7 image and re-captured it. We had to do this back with the first few NVMe drive T460's and x260s. I also put the OCZ drivers in the image. -  but still it gets a 0x0000007E boot loop after MDT applies the image. Any ideas? Is there a newer driver I should be using?

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Hi , I have an x270 with a primary drive nvme samsung 240 gb. I am installing a second ssd nvme Toshiba OCZ Rc 100 240 gb at the free wwan port.  Before installing it I disabled the internal battery at the bios. After restarting the system there is a display error 2102 : detection error on storage device (M.2 *SATA SSD).. After pressing esc, the windows 10 system boot up normally and in the hardware admin at windows I can see the Toshiba rc 100, but I there is no info regarding volume, size...After installing ssd utility software from toshiba, the program fails to see the ssd disk.I have been in this forum and I read that Toshiba OCZ Rc 100 240 gb can be installed in x270 free wwan slot as a second ssd drive, please can someone help me finding the solution. Thank you very much

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Does anyone know what brand/model/version of the solid state drive comes with a ThinkPad P50 configured with a 512Gb SSD PCIe-NVMe?I called the support centre here in the Uk but they couldn't help. I've seen lot of people tend to buy a cheap HD and then swap it with a Samsung 950 PRO NVMe M.2.Could this SSD (950 PRO) be configured as primary (and only) drive? Thanks.   

A:P50 and SSD PCIe-NVMe

If you order a 512GB PCIe NVMe drive in your P50 laptop configuration, you'll more than likely get a Samsung SM951 drive. You may certainly configure this to be your primary (and only) drive in your system.  

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Does the new P52 support the Samsung 970 PRO NVMe M.2 SSD drive ? Lenovo's 1TB Solid State Drive PCIe-NVMe OPAL2.0 M.2 costs $1060 (CAD) whereas I can get a Samsung 970 PRO 1 TB for $625.  And I think the Samsung is probably faster... Comments ?

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Hey guys, i'm running out of space on my HP Omen 15-5010nr and i read something about the new Samsung 950 Pro and the Samsung SM 951 with either NVMe or AHCI. They both usually work on an PCIe 3.0 Connector with 4 Lanes (x4) and i just want to know if the HP Omen is able to handle that. Does anybody has a guess or already made some experience? Ps: Sorry for my bad english, i'm from Germany ;-)

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Costco is selling a XPS desktop with the i7 8700 processor. This seems a bit odd, as the only XPS I've seen with this cpu is the Special Edition (this Costco XPS is not the S.E.).
Anyway, to my question...This XPS has a 2TB hard drive. I'd like to install an SSD for the OS and programs. Can the MB support the newer M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD ? Or will I only be able to install the SATA SSD?
I know the Aurora desktops support NVMe, but I'm not sure about the XPS desktops.
Thanks.

A:XPS MB support PCIe NVMe SSD?

PERFECTLY FRANK,
Below are the storage specs for the XPS 8700.
5 x SATA-III 6.0 Gb/s1 x mSATA SSDwith RAID 0/1No IDE
The XPS™ 8700 is shipped with an optional mSATA solid-state drive. mSATA drive occupies very less space. XPS™ 8700 is shipped with mSATA drives with capacity of 32 GB and 256 GB.
  

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Hi all,I have a P51 laptop with 256GB SSD drive and wish to replace it with a new 512GB drive.   The new drive is the Lenovo replacement part FRU 00UP440 (Lenovo Drive SSD M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 512GB OPAL 2.0 FRU SSD M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 512GB OPAL 2.0 Samsung)However I wish to clone my existing disk over, so require a USB Adaptor to connect the new drive to.   Can anyone share any links to a compatible USB device please? Thanks 

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Hi all,I have a P51 laptop with 256GB SSD drive and wish to replace it with a new 512GB drive.   The new drive is the Lenovo replacement part FRU 00UP440 (Lenovo Drive SSD M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 512GB OPAL 2.0 FRU SSD M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 512GB OPAL 2.0 Samsung)However I wish to clone my existing disk over, so require a USB Adaptor to connect the new drive to.   Can anyone share any links to a compatible USB device please? Thanks 

A:P51 PCIe NVMe SSD - USB Adaptor

frenchd wrote:I wish to clone my existing disk over, so require a USB Adaptor to connect the new drive to.   Can anyone share any links to a compatible USB device please?There are USB adapters that will accept an M.2 card, but they are for SATA M.2 disks, not NVMe M.2 disks.  The simplest solution is to image your existing NVMe disk to a conventional external USB HDD, remove the existing NVMe disk, install the new NVMe disk, and then restore the image from the external USB HDD. If you want to use the existing NVMe disk for other purposes, you will need to install it in a laptop or desktop system that has an available NVMe socket. -- from CyberSimian in the UK

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Hi, PCIe-NVMe SSD or normal SSD? Which kind of SSD would you recommend? A shop told me, that there are some problems with PCIe-NVMe regarding compatibility anddurability and that PCIe-NVMe is not really faster than normal SSDs. Is this true`?Thanks for any advice!

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Bought an NVMe with an adapter, and now a new motherboard which has an M.2.
How would it be better to mount my NVMe card?

Cheers,
Snibbly
 

A:NVMe ssd faster in M.2 or PCIe

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Hi

I am confused. Very confused as a matter of fact.

I would like to upgrade my PC with a m.2 drive but do not want to buy the wrong one and waste my money.

My motherboard is a Gigabyte H97-D3H. It has a m.2 slot and the manual states that it has a Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280 SATA & PCIe SSD support. I note that the term NVME IS NOT present in the description. On Newegg web site, I note that some M.2 drives have the term NVME in the description and some others do not (only show PCIe x 4).

My question is simple:
Can I buy ANY M.2 drive whether the term NVME is present in the description or not ? If the PCIe support is the same for PCIe and NVME (assuming it is), why doesn't my manual shows NVME in the description (it only shows socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280 SATA & PCIe SSD support) ?

Can anyone shed some light ? Boy !! Boy !!! Am I ever confused...I want to make sure I do not buy an incompatible drive.

Thank You
 

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Self-encrypting SSDs such as the Samsung 950 Pro M.2 PCIe-NVMe as well as other 2.5" formats allow for a password for drive encryption to be enabled from within the BIOS. There seems to be a problem with enabling that function with the 950 Pro. Another forum member has a P70 with a 950 Pro as the boot-drive and a Samsung 850 2.5" SSD as a data-drive. When in the BIOS to enable HDD (SDD) password(s) the 850 is listed while the 950 is not. According to Samsung, the 950 Pro has "AES 256-bit for user data encryption". Has anyone been able to enable the HDD (SDD) drive-encryption password of a Samsung 950 Pro OR any of the Lenovo furnished PCIe-NVMe M.2 drives within their BIOS settings? Of note, once enabled, upon start-up the BIOS will ask for the password of each drive with a password enabled before proceeding to the OS. Lack of this capability within the P70 for a PCIe-NVMe M.2 SSD in the 512GB capacity range is a deal-breaker for the P70 that I would like to order. Any thoughts or suggestions pertaining to this matter would be greatly appreciated.

A:Self-Encrypting PCIe-NVMe M.2 SSD Password in the ...

it is about samsung 950 pro for some reason only 256gb version supports OPAL more info in that threadhttps://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/Thinpad-P50-Samsung-950-pro-and-password...

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

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

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 HelloI am fairly inexperienced at this and I appreciate the help.I am trying to upgrade my stock SSD, and want to know If I can  use of the new PCIe NVMe SSD drives such as the Samsung one below. What is the maximum capacity I can use? I read on a forum 256 is the max, is that true?Thanks in advance! https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-960-EVO-Internal-MZ-V6E250BW/dp/B01LYFKX41/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=152...

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Hi All, First Lenovo laptop purchased with my company and directly a first ticket at Lenovo support and a first post on the forum... sigh. BUT nevertheless let me start by wishing you guys and girls all the best for 17. So we got our first P50, one week ago. The machine has 2x '1 TB SSD PCIe-NVMe'.I'm struggling to get the second one to work... Allow me to briefly describe my situation & questions: Last week: We got the laptop but upon first boot I've ran into:"2104 Detection Error on SSD2 (M.2) Press Esc to Continue."Side-Effects of this errors were- the BIOS boot menu not showing the NVMe1 disk type, and- Windows device/partition manager not seeing the disk. Obviously there is a problem with the second SSD.So we opened a ticket at Lenovo. 4 days later, today, I did get the replacement 1TB SSD PCIe NVMe disk.Some transport guy handing me the disk, taking off. The error is gone, but the disk is still not recognized.Swapping it with slot0 NVMe0, which holds my OS, correctly shows disk info at boot menu.So the replacement disk is OK, but still not recognized. - is it expected of the customer (us) to do this disk swap ourselves (under warrenty, dead on arrival)?- is this the issue with SAMSUNG & BIOS & UEFI (v1.35 End December 16) ... ? https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/Can-I-add-a-Samsung-950-Pro-NVMe-SSD-to-...- Can someone give me advice on how to proceed? Seems like updating the Lenovo ticket has no effect, ... Read more

A:P50 with dual "1 TB SSD PCIe-NVMe" config

Very disappointing, clearly shouldn't happen but sometimes does.  Manufacturing quality control is not always what it should be. From your description, I assume you do not have the Onsite warranty support service. I'd call Tech Support directly and demand immediate "escalation" -- speak to a supervisor or manager, if necessary.  Perhaps they can arrange for a tech to come out with another replacement part and troubleshoot the problem. You shouldn't have to threaten to return the machine for a refund/replacement but that is an option as well. Please keep us apprised of progress. 





______________________________________________P70, Xeon 1505 CPU, 64 GB ECC RAM 2 x PCIe NVMe 512 GB Drives, 1 TB HDD, DVD-RW, 4 K Display, NVIDIA Quadro M4000W700 model 2757-CTO (8 GB RAM, Crucial MX-100 SSD + Hitachi TravelStar 1 TB 7200 RPM Drives, Bluray R/W, NVIDIA Quadro FX3700M, WUXGA); Windows 7 Ultimate SP-1, W700 Mini-Dock

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I would like to purchase the 15t-bc000 CTO with just the 1 TB 7200 hard drive. I want to add the Smasung SM951 SSD and another stick of RAM myself. I am not worried about the warranty, only if it can be done. 1) Would the laptop still come with the M.2 slot for an SSD?2) If it has the slot, is it PCIe 3.0 NVMe capable?3) Would the BIOS of the machine allow me to install Windows 10 on it and make it the boot drive?4) It comes with one 8GB stick of RAM, would I be able to add another 8GB stick. I would appreciate any help you can give, thanks.  

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I'm looking at buying a new Lenovo P50 with a SSD configuration.  I see an option for a "1TB SSD PCIe-NVMe" which came out only a few days ago ...does anybody here know the specs of that drive in terms of read/write speeds (megabytes per second)?  



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A:"1TB SSD PCIe-NVMe" specifications for Thinkpad P5...

That's Samsung 1T PM961 which becomes available in OEM since last december. Read and write speeds are faster than the current SM961 and 950 Pro.

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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 just purchased the X1 Yoga with the I7 6600U, 8GB RAM, Model 20FRA002TH.How can I find out if it supports PCIe NVMe? Below is the picture of the current SSD that is in it now. ?

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

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Will an M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD work within an XPS 8300 Desktop using an M.2 PCIe adapter ?
I'd like to take advantage of the faster speeds and use it as a boot drive if possible, if not then use it as a secondary drive along with a standard SSD drive as the boot.
Can an M.2 NVMe PCIe reach it's top speeds in an XPS 8300 ?  If not what if anything can I expect, and would it be worth it ?  Or is this something for my next Dell ?

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Hello, Am in the process of placing an order for a P50 with 1TB PCIe-NVMe (only drive in the order) and am trying to find out the model of this NVMe drive. Some posts mention - PM961 and some mentione SM961. Is there a way to find this information or is one to wait to receive the unit and then find out for sure? Thanks for your help.

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I've been keeping an eye on the Thinkpad P70 for a while and I'm ready to buy with the 4K display. I would like to have the fastest ad most robust storage option for the primmary drive. I see that I can configure the P70 with a 512GB SSD PCIe-NVMe straight from Lenovo but this will now incur a 3-4 week additional delay. Or I can buy the laptop from lenovo and buy a Samsung 950 PRO 512GB PCIe NVMe M2 seperately from Amazon for slightly less and Amazon has it ready to ship right away. Are both of these drive options the same? This is what I'm considering buying from Amazon for use with the P70 and I wonder if the PCIe drive option that Lenovo offers is the same "Pro" version below. http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-950-PRO-Internal-MZ-V5P512BW/dp/B01639694M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1461... Thanks for any clarification.

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More or less yes. The 950 Pro is the consumer version of the SM951 that Lenovo uses. You can look up both on Samsung's site to see the differences. However, if you want the "fastest and most robust storage option" you'll want the RAID 0 m2 512 option. That nearly maxes out the theoretical read and write specs for 4 lane NVMe 3.0 connectors at about 3.8GB/s for both in real life tests. Otherwise, you are looking at 2.5GB/s read, 1.5 GB/s write as a single m2. You can't activate RAID unless the system is ordered that way (different motherboards.) (FYI: the 256 drives do not have these same numbers; they are 2.2 GB/s read and 1.8 GB/s write)

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

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Hi All,I'm about to purchase an X1 Carbon. A long time Lenovo user and a big fan.I have read conflicting articles regarding which hard drive may be the best option (with best referring to speed!). Some people have said that the PCIe-NVMe can run excruciatingly hot and actually bottleneck the whole computer whilst others have said it's blisteringly fast and makes a huge difference.I'm keen to know if:1) It makes any noticable difference to speed compared to the SATA?2) If any of you have had any heat issues with it?3) If, in your opinion, it is worth the extra money?My use case for the laptop will be heavy data analysis in Excel and SpotFire (sometimes Access) as well as playing the occasional game. I'm opting to go for the highest end X1 Carbon (i7-6600U and 16GB of Ram) so weighing on my mind is the benefit of the PCIe-NVMe.Thanks in advance.

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