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Samsung 950 pro 256gb m2 pcie nvme working @ x2 instead x4 pcie link width. Dell E7270

Q: Samsung 950 pro 256gb m2 pcie nvme working @ x2 instead x4 pcie link width. Dell E7270

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

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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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I would like to seek for help. I did try search around internet world, but return no result. Do any 1 successfully install Intel 600p series M2 PCIe  NVMe SSD into Dell 7567?
My dell laptop configuration is 
***Powered by 7th Generation Intel® Core i5 Processor, Windows 10 Home Single Language, 4GB memory, 1TB hard drive and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 with 4GB GDDR5 graphics memory.

The link for my ssytem is 
My problem now are Disk management unable to detect the SSD as well as during bios mode.

My computer bios is updated to latest version which is 1.2.0

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

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

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

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How do i change my video bus width from 8x to 16x. have just upgraded from Pixelview 6600GT 128MB to Leadtech 8800GTS 320MB. installed rivatuner and noticed "PCIE link width: 16x supported, 8x selected". Then installed nvtune and in system info it says "Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+ (2211 MHz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP (Service Pack 2)
DirectX version: 9.0c
GPU processor: GeForce 8800 GTS
ForceWare version: 158.19
Memory: 320 MB
Video BIOS version: 60.80.0d.00.68
IRQ: 18
Bus: PCI Express x8".
have searched the bios and can find nowhere to change this.
pc specs:AMD 4400+ 939 dual core
Asus A8N SLI Deluxe (premium bios)
1 x Leadtech 8800GTS 320MB
2 x 1GB Kingston value DDR400
2 x 36GB WD Raptor (raid0) system
2 x 80GB WD (1SATA,1PATA)
2 x Pioneer DVD RW (1x110D,1x111)
1 x Compro DVB300
1 x 500w Ultra X-Connect PSU
Windows XP Pro SP2

A:PCIE link width

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Original SSD failed. Purched new drive noted in subject line.Bios does not detect drive in either slot on motherboard. Any help would be appreciated.Also, I do not have recovery media, but I do have another functional Yoga13.Can I copy the recovery partitions to usd and boot from that?

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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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Hi there, I want to use a 16x PCIe M.2 adapter to install multiple 4x NVMe disks over the 16x PCIe port to an M920s (Desktop) ThinkCentre.The adapter is: Gigabyte CMT4034 Does Lenovo mainboards support PCIe spliting i.e. having 4 times M.2 NVMe disks (each using 4x PCIe lines) on a 16x PCIe adapter card?The link that raied my question in my mind is: Gigabyte releases PCIe Add-in cards that house four M2 SSDs Best,

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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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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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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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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 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 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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So, initially this Dell came setup with a factory OS on the PCIE based NVME drive.
Recently we re-installed the OS, but the OS setup was not seeing the NVME drive, yet, Bios was reporting it. So we setup the OS on an EVO SSD. We then cloned it over to the NVME after realizing Windows was detecting its presence. Everything worked well, we removed the Samsung Evo and the PC had used the NVME based cloned OS for a few days, but now it decided to lose track of the NVME and only boots into start up repair. Nothing you do does anything; last known good config, restore(none created), chkdsk(doesn't find issues), SFC /Scannow doesn't run(Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation). I then noticed that startup repair fails with a Log file "D:\WINDOWS\System32\Logfiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt.
Clearly the OS now thinks the secondary 2TB drive is now C. I can't help but wonder if this was the reason I couldn't natively install the OS onto the NVME in the first place. There must be some startup delay on the NVME where the order gets shuffled around. Yet, the NVME is still the first boot device in Bios. so nothing has changed there. Ran diags and both drives pass. I unplugged the secondary SATA-based 2TB drive and that at least causes the startup repair failure to end with "Log file C:\WINDOWS\System32\Logfiles\Srt\SrtTrail.txt"
I've had these sort of issues with Precisions in the past.  They aren't as friendly with drive re-... Read more

A:Dell Precision 5810 no longer recognizing Dell NVME PCIE card drive

If the drive was in RAID then that's probably why it doesn't like it. Probably since the PC does not see it as a logical hard drive but as a RAID drvie.

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dell inspron 15 7567 Does it support PCIe NVMe m.2 ssd ?

A:dell inspron 15 7567 Does it support PCIe NVMe m.2 ssd ?

If you have the latest Bios, yes.  The system will need to have the SATA controller set to AHCI.
If you currently have a 2.5 inch driver, changing a current system to AHCI from RAID can be problematic unless you use the special procedure.

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- NVMe standard was defined in 2014... not exactly "new"
- NVMe are the fastest on the market
- NVMe PCIe are also the most expensive... and people who buy your laptops with NVMe drives also pay a substantial markup to have that technology on their laptops
So why exactly do you want to *** them off?
My 2012 XPS with samsung 850 drive worked flawlessly and let me hardware encrypt my drive without a problem.
My 2017-top-of-the-market 9560 XPS is not supporting my newly purchased top-of-the-market Samsung 960 NVMe SSD... because of your BIOS.
Please donl't blame Samsung... or tech specs... or the Grinch.
Lenovo Yoga works with the same Samsung NVMe SSD (patch? workaround? hack? magic? voodoo? You decide, but it does work).
Also some people managed to "hack" their 9560 XPS to have the Samsung 960 class 0 hardware drive encryption working (see this blog post ). 
So, it all comes down to a simple, easy question: will Dell update their bios to make it compatible with the old but future technology, or we should just assume that we made a mistake to purchase a well-marketed laptop that was however not designed to support current technology?

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I bought this laptop with 7700HQ, 16GB, 1080p, GTX1050, 512GB SSD M.2, Device Manager says SK Hynix PC300 PCIe NVMe.
I used CrystalDiskMark and the reads and writes are very low, compared to my 960 EVO that I use on my desktop.
I updated all the drivers and the BIOS too.
The driver named: Toshiba XG4 non-SED Solid State Drive Firmware Update, when I tried to run it, it says that there is not any compatible hard disk. I don't get it, my Device Manager says that I have a SK Hynix but, my driver list on Dell.com says that the Driver for my Sata is named Toshiba... so confusing....
What I can do to improve the performance of the SSD?. It's slow and I don't like the feels of the Windows 10.

A:Dell XPS 15 9560 SK Hynix PC300 PCIe NVMe M.2 low reads and writes

How low is "very low"?  There isn't much you can really do to improve performance.  You can choose to disable write cache buffer flushing, but that introduces risk of data corruption if your system ever loses power or crashes, so that's not a decision to take lightly.
For support.dell.com, don't enter your Service Tag.  Just click "Choose from all products" and find your system model.  Dell's site occasionally shows downloads that aren't applicable to your system and (worse) omits other downloads that ARE applicable, so I always prefer to see everything available for the model.

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Am having trouble getting the XPS to recognize this adapter and the SSD drive attached.

Lycom DT-120 M.2 PCIe to PCIe 3.0 x4 Adapter
MyDigitalSSD 480GB (512GB) BP5e 80mm SATA III 6G M.2 2280 NGFF SSD

I planed the MyDigitalSSD drive in the M.2 slot, and successfully installed OS and made it a boot drive (off the M.2 slot).
Now, I would really like to make use of the PCIe adapter. Any help and pointers would be appreciated.

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My EX920 NVME is not showing up on my BIOS in the M2A_SOCKET. I've tried both the M2A and M2B , and moving my graphics card from PCIEx16 to PCIEx4. I've tried many settings in the BIOS, but nothing has worked. My SATA cable to a 120gb PNY SSD is in the SATA0 slot. The red light is on on the drive, so it is connected and receiving power. On the M.2 Support List on the motherboards site it has the smaller version with the same specs listed:


Any help is greatly appreciated.
Link to drive:

HP EX920 M.2 1TB PCIe 3.1 X4 Nvme 3D TLC NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Max 3200 Mbps 2Yy47Aa#ABC




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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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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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Hey guys, new user here.
I recently bought an XPS 8900 and been having problems adding a Samsung 950 pro ssd installed in a pcie card. I wanted to use the ssd as my boot drive and the one Terabyte hard drive as storage. I installed the drivers and can see the drive in my computer but I'm having a hard time both booting from my usb drive to install windows 7 and when trying to clone drives using Acronis. While in Acroins i can see an error message but the screen flashes pretty fast so I can see where the error is. When I try boot from my thumb drive a have gotten a few different error messages as well. 
I'll add more info as needed but wanted to get this thread going to see if maybe i'm missing a step or need to set something up in the bios.

Any help would be appreciated !

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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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I have a client that purchased a ThinkPad T570 with a 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD. He needs more storage so he purchased a 512GB WD Black PCIe Gen3x4 NVMe SSD that he asked me to install. The T570 does not recognize the new 512GB SSD. Does anyone know how to get the T570 to recognize the larger SSD?  

A:Replacing T570 256GB PCIe SSD with a larger one

Hello and welcome,
Where is it not recognized?  Boot menu, BIOS, OS installer, cloning tool, somewhere else?  If it's an OS installer, what OS?

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Hi, I'm wondering what 256 M2. PCIe SSD brand and model is factory installed in the new 2016 Envy 15. MY envy has a m.2 slot and i am interested in installing a Samsung 950 Pro

A:Envy 15 SSD PCIe 256GB drive model

Hi, The following link shows its specs:      http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c05221011 It ONLY has  a normal 1 TB 5400 rpm SATA Regards.

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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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We plugged in a Toshbiba OCZ RD400 M.2 256GB PCIe SSD to the newly purchased OptiPlex 7050 MT.  The BIOS can't recongize that SSD.  Even upgraded BIOS from 1.3.5 to 1.3.7, the SSD still cannot be recongized.
Attached below are the photos of the SSD and the BIOS screenshot.  I hide the service tag and express service code.  Please let me know if you need this info to follow this case.
Or if that SSD is not supported, please let me know if other brand like Samsung 960 EVO 256GB is supported.  Thanks.

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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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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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Hi, for L390 yoga i7 I've ordered the 128gb version and I want to put a 1gb nvme in it. I've read the spec sheet, it says the 128gb comes with 2242 PCI x2, with the 256/512gb suppiled with a 2280 PCI x4. I guess the 2242 is held in with an adaptor as per the service manual so I just take that out and off I go. Now is the x2 or x4 the actual drive, or is it the actual m.2 PCI BIOS that is limited PCI x2? I'm thinking as its a custom build, it would come with same m.2 PCI slot on all models, does anyone have any idea or has anyone remove the 128gb to replace it with something larger. Thanks

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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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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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I have a dell 3477AIO and will be installing a ssd on my m.2 slot. My question is how do you know your using the correct protocol to get the most from the drive? I am new to all this technology so excuse my lack of knowledge. It seems that the more I try to learn the more I don?t understand. 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 

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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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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?


A:NVMe ssd faster in M.2 or PCIe

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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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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.

A:XPS MB support PCIe NVMe SSD?

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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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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I have an M920 SFF, i7-8xxx 32GB RAM, came with 256gb SSD already installed and used as the boot drive (C) for Windows 10 Pro. It was a special price deal ($300 off), even with a 256gb SSD which is smaller than I really need.   I took the deal and figured I will add a second drive once I get the computer.      Opening the computer, I see it has the primary boot drive (SSD) occupying a slot, and a network card occupying the second slot, seems like adding a second drive would have to be either SATA, or using one of the two PCIe slots.    I bought a 500GB Crucial P1 NVMe M.2 SSD, https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07J2WBKXF/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and put it into a NVMe-to-PCIe adapter,  this is the one I bought https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07C6D1W2N/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1  Then I tried inserting it into one of the 2 slots, the PC didn't recognize it, then tried the other slot, also wasn't recognized.   So is this method of installing the SSD (even as a secondary non-booting drive) not supported.  Do I need to configure the BIOS or need other drivers?   

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