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Lenovo 20FQ Driver Lenovo ThinkPad 1TB m.2 2280 SSD PCIe NVMe, 00UP414 Samsung PM961 who can help

Q: Lenovo 20FQ Driver Lenovo ThinkPad 1TB m.2 2280 SSD PCIe NVMe, 00UP414 Samsung PM961 who can help

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

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Preferred Solution: Lenovo 20FQ Driver Lenovo ThinkPad 1TB m.2 2280 SSD PCIe NVMe, 00UP414 Samsung PM961 who can help

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.)


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

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Original Lenovo configurationNVMe SSD Benchmarking on Lenovo 20FQ0044GE  The following pictures speak more than words...Nice job Lenovo and Samsung....each generation is better and better...The Yoga X1 20FQ run simultaneously  6 Virtual machines on ( VmWare Workstation 12 Pro)Linux ,OSX,Windows Server 2012r2 Datacenter,SQL Server etc.wthout any problems.....The System  is incredibly fast and quiet....24/7 since 2 months...Nice Job Lenovo... 10 Stars.....  ???? 

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I got an identical replacement Lenovo motherboard for my Lenovo M93p -Type 10A7 mini-tower Model # A01400 and now it works fine! ?I would like to upgrade the hard drive and to use a solid state device. Is it possible to fit and run a Samsung 970 EVO 250GB - NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 SSD (MZ-V7E250BW) or similarly fast SSD device in the M93p? Thank you,Philip 

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Hello I have already tried yo add an Samsung 970 Evo (NVMe) but is failed with error 2104. When I talked with helpdesk on Lenovo they told me that wasnt compatible. I wonder if the Samsung 970 Evo Pro. Or should I use a older model for example Samsung 960 Evo Pro.

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First problem that I've found the SIM Card slot in the back side of my T480 and it already have a nanoSIM plugged in. I have never used any ThinkPad Laptop before so I wonder if it's normal? Is my privacy still guaranteed? Seccond thing is I want to use that SIM Card slot to connect to the internet by LTE conncection, does it possible on T480 ThinkPad?The third one is I want to installing Windows 7 as a seccond operation system on my SSD PCIe NVMe (WDC PC SN720 SDAQNTW-512G-1001), Is there any way to do it? Thanks! Additional computer info:Windows 10 Pro. 64-bit16.0 GB installed RAM.Intel Core i7 8650U CPU, 1.90 GHz.512GB of PC SN720 NVMe SSD.

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

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

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

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

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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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Hello everyone, I see there is an updated firmware for Samsung PM961 512GB NVMe SSD model "MZVLW512". Here is the link: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/gb/en/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/THINKPAD-T-SERIES-LAPTOPS/THINKPAD-... Does anyone know whether this update is valid for "SAMSUNG MZVLW512HMJP-000L7"? I ask this because I tried to install this update but failed. This updater said there is no update firmware for this SSD. Currently, the firmware of this SSD is "5L7QCXY7". Any suggestions? Thanks in advance. Regards,CnZhx

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My ThinkPad P51 with Lenovo supplied nvme system SSD (Samsung PM961 MZNLN512HMJP-000L7) is crashing lately during heavy I/O.  I don't know if it's a hardware problem or possibly a firmware bug. I'm looking for advice on how to troubleshoot. The system is under warranty.  I want to avoid spinning my wheels with service. I'm current with Windows 10 Pro and Lenovo updates.  I've got the latest BIOS. There doesn't seem to be any firmware updates available for that drive as it is supposed to be supplied by the OEM.  Samsung magician doesn't support that drive because it is the OEM edition. When the problem occurs the drive goes offline.  This causes Windows 10 to crash (blue screen) and reboot.   No windows system log entries are written since the drive went off line.  No dump is available. I first noticed the problem when trying to do a full backup. The built in diagnostics see no problem.  They do a quick scan that isn't enough I/O to trigger the problem.  A chkdsk to scan for bad sectors will cause the system to crash. If I boot into a Linux rescue environment, I can see the same problem occur just trying to do a sequential read.  Usually after reading about 60-100 GB the drive goes offline.  There are messages in dmesg about reseting the nvme controller and capacity going from 512 GB to 0. I wouldn't mind getting the drive replaced by the warranty, but I don't want to waste a lot of time ... Read more

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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,My understanding is that both the T460p and T470p support PCIe 3.0 x2 via their SATAe SSD connector. The T470p has an adapter on which an M2 2280 PCIe NVMe drive can be connected and get speeds higher than SATA.  The T460p on the other hand only has this one Toshiba SATAe drive to improve on SATA speeds, and that is limited to 256GB, it is rare and cancels the WAN port for further storage. So, can the adapter from the T470p be used in the T460p? This would solve all problems for the T460p, higher speed and good capacity. Thanks

A:M2 2280 PCIe NVMe drive for T460p using T470p's SSD 2.5 adapter. Will it work?

Hi, otheosyou wrote:> it ... cancels the WAN port for further storage.the combo m.2 wwan/ssd slot isn't assocoiated with main 2.5" slot for HDD/SSD, it's a separate slot. This combo slot supports m.2 SSD SATA III 22x42 mm in size only, not a PCIe one.I haven't seen the prooves that the bracket/adapter for m.2 PCIe SSD 2280 for T470p (there isn't the one for 2.5" PCIe SSD in T470p parts list) is compatible with T460p.

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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
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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The Lenovo Ideapad C340 comes in countless configurations, which differ greatly across regions, countries and retailers. Generally, almost all the models come with m2-NVMe PCIe SSDs, except some entry level models (AMD Ryzen 3 and Intel Pentium CPUs) that sometimes come with m2-SATAIII. However, even for those exact configurations, I've fount equivalents with NVMe PCIe in other countries. Where I live - Romania - I fount the C340 14API with AMD Ryzen 3, 1920x1080 TN, 4GB RAM and 125GB SATAIII ssd, which I'm seriously considering buying. It's the best for me, from the limited options that are available in my country. But one thing bugs me, and I cannot find an answer - I intend to upgrade the RAM and the SSD, and I was wondering if I could replace the SATAIII m2 with an NVMe PCIe m2? Considering that this is the only one from the C340 line that comes with SATA and I can find in other countries the exact specs with NVMe - my supposition is that the motherboard might be the same and the m2 slot might be "ambidextrous" - it could accept both SATAIII and NVMe PCIe. However, I couldn't find confirmation. Please - does anyone know this or, perhaps, has done the upgrade successfully? In the case that a NVMe drive could be used, I would certainly buy it - otherwise I think I'll go for the ASUS TP412, which has a much nicer screen. PS. I am aware that with Ryzen 3 and 4/8GB RAM - not having the NVMe drive might not be my bottleneck. I want it more for its poten... Read more

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hello , I found this SSD Samsung 1TB PM961  , please i need help , Is this compatible with Thinkpad X1 carbn 3rd? Thank for your help

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?????? ????! ? ???? ??????? Lenovo Ideapad y700- 17, ???? ????????? ssd. ?????????? ???????? ?? ??? ???? SSD SAMSUNG 970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 500GB. ???? ???, ?? ????? ????? ?????????? ? ??????????

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For several months, I have had Samsung Magician 4.97 installed on my P70's Windows 7 and Windows 10  boot drives -- both are original Lenovo-suppled and installed 512 GB Samsung NVMe drives.  This utility offered limited functionality, simply recognizing the drives and allowing them to be benchmarked, tested and described but nothing else.  No ability to update firmware, adjust caching or over-provision the drives.  Moreover, Lenovo has previously not responded to my posted queries regarding how to update the firmware on these units, as they are out of sync -- one of the devices has a much older rev. level than the other and I dare not try to set-up a RAID array under these conditions. I was hoping the newly released Ver. 5.00 of Magician would remedy this.  However, circumstances have become worse, as the utility does not even "see" the two NVMe drives. Does anyone else have experience with 5.00 or a potential fix to the firmware update issue?  Any insights or opinions would be appreciated.  

______________________________________________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 got a Samsung 960 EVO 250Gb SSD and after I set it on my Lenovo V330 and try to install windows 10 pro. System doesnt recognize that hard disk. After I put the older SSD also from Samsung I didnt have problems to be recognized and continue using windows.Somebody can help me how to set that SSD on that Laptop? or how to recognize that SSD has a problem. Unfortunately I dont have and cable adapter to set and install windows 10 from usb

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Hi All, I'm looking to upgrade the hard drive in this laptop as it seems to be the only real bottleneck performance wise. From what I can find online only the 2.5" form factor at Sata III 6 GB/s is supported, but there is an adapter for the M.2. form factor but still at 6 GB/s. My main question is is there something I am missing and is this laptop capable of having a PCIe NVMe SSD hard drive to achieve transfer speeds of 32 GB or is it limited to Sata III 6 GB/s because the port option isn't there? - Michael

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Dear all, I have this gaming laptop some time ago and now would like to change the 128Gb with a 500Gb or 1Tb. Which Samsung or Crucial SSD are compatible to fit in my Laptop? Regards 1 screenshot 

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Hello Guys, I just got an almost new Lenovo ThinkPad E480 from a work colleague but he remove the SSD and NVME. It only have a 8GB Ram Memory Card in one Slot. I usually work with a lot of PDF Catalogs that contain color photos and also Excel Order Forms that also contain color photos. In many cases, I have to keep open several PDF and Excel Catalogs to work with them at the same time........... I am looking for something fast that dont takes time to load photos, etc..... Since I work with customers and I dont want delays with them Can you I advise me what SSD and NVME to get?  Maybe you can give me several options without cost me a arm, leg and kidney  I was thinking in getting: Crucial MX500 500GB 3D NAND SATA 2.5" 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) Internal SSD ($57.oo)Crucial P1 500GB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD  ($67.oo) Crucial says they are 100% Compatible Lenovo ThinkPad E480 Thx for your time and help Isaac       

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According to my service tag, I should have a Toshiba 512 NVMe SSD drive.  However, it is a Samsung PM961.  Where can I get the drivers as these are non-existent on Samsung's website?

A:Laptop shipped with Samsung PM961 512 GB drive, where is the driver? Service tag shows I should have a Toshiba and it isn't on the driver download page.

All of Samsungs SSDs that end with a "1" are OEM units - drivers from the system vendor.  Models that end on "0" are Samsung supported retail drives.
They're listed here as well.

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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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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 All, I am also checking on different forums and documentations whether there is any experience with using SAMSUNG 512GB 950 PRO M.2 PCIe 2280 MZ-V5P512BW in HP ProBook 450 G3 (Skylake architecture).I have the currently latest BIOS version 01.10 Rev.A (12 Apr 2016).I wish to use the card in PCIe and NVMe mode. Is there any recommendation from HP and or test that the above mentioned SSD would work well with the mentioned laptop and BIOS configuration? P.S.: I did check the ?Maintenance and Service Guide? but it does not provide I think specific information to that.

A:HP ProBook 450 G3 and SAMSUNG 512GB 950 PRO M.2 PCIe NVMe mo...

Hi!, @Misi_ Welcome, to Forum !. You can see, the availables devices for your HP Probook 450-G3, from ... http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04792126

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

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Has anyone installed an m2 nvme SSD drive in an Aurora R4 via a m2 to pcie adapter and configured it to boot from it?
Hoping it is possible.


A:(Redirected) Alienware Aurora R4 Samsung 950 NVME m2 pcie adapter

Hmm.. I think it would have to be available in BIOS/UEFI and i'm not sure the R4 would have that.  I would post here in the Alienware community to double check.

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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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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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I have problem with new SDD Samsung 850 Pro 500 GB in my Yoga P40. My computer has all drivers, new Windows 10 pro with all updates and latest firmware SDD but transfer is slow (ca. 250 MB/s). Program SAMSUNG MAGICIAL show information Sata 3 is available! but mode RAPID can't start. Whan I have tried this disk in diffent computer (normal PC,not laptop) everything is ok (transfer ca. 500 MB/s). Old SSD in my laptop (Plextor PX-128M6Pro) has normal transfer. Where is the problem?

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I want to upgrade my Lenovo ThinkPad to the Sanmsung 860 EVO M.2 SATA but I am not sure if it's compitable or if it's the best SSD that would offer me 500GB to 1TB. Would I need to upgrade other parts of the ThinkPad when I install the 860 EVO, or would this be just fine. Thank you for your time

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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.

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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 Passivkhler). 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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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.

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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 would like increase system rate in Lenovo G510 by setupping NVME SSD. I can also setup SATA SSD, but is it possible setup NVME SSD on Lenovo 20238. As Lenovo have intel core i5 and enough ram , but they aren't used in full power via rate of SATA 3 HDD. Thank you for any answers.

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All, How many PCIe lanes for the internal NVMe M2 slot, that used the 2.4 HDD/SDD enclosure, has and what is the max. transfer speed.What to know if it worth while to install a Samsung EVO 970 or PRO 970 and fully utilize their speed. Thanks

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Hello! Does anyone know if the ThinkPad 1TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD, whose part number is 4XB0N71413 and which can be found in the following link: https://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/accessories-and-monitors/memory-and-storage/storage/HDD-BO-TP-1TB-M-2-... is TCG OPAL compliant and if it supports being formatted with 4kb sector size. Thanks in advance.

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