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Upgrade ThinkPad T580 from SATA HDD to M.2 NVMe SSD (Samsung 960 Pro) - parts needed?

Q: Upgrade ThinkPad T580 from SATA HDD to M.2 NVMe SSD (Samsung 960 Pro) - parts needed?

Hi guys,I just bought the T580 with their cheapest SATA HDD so that I can upgrade myself, but I realise that there's not an M.2 slot available for the upgrade drive (Samsung 960 Pro).I did a little bit of research, and I found these FRU's:01YR457 Tachi-2(20L9/20LA/20LB/20LC) M.2 Adapter ASM for Tachi,TC-201YR466 Tachi-2(20L9/20LA/20LB/20LC) M.2 Adapter Cable,TC-2I can't find a place where to source these. Can anybody point me in the right direction?Thank you in advance.

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Hi guys,I just bought the T580 with their cheapest SATA HDD so that I can upgrade myself, but I realise that there's not an M.2 slot available for the upgrade drive (Samsung 960 Pro).I did a little bit of research, and I found these FRU's:01YR457    Tachi-2(20L9/20LA/20LB/20LC) M.2 Adapter ASM for Tachi,TC-201YR466    Tachi-2(20L9/20LA/20LB/20LC) M.2 Adapter Cable,TC-2I can't find a place where to source these. Can anybody point me in the right direction?Thank you in advance.

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Hi guys, I bought the T570 with their cheapest SATA HDD so that I can clone it and upgrade myself, but once I popped open the back, I found that there's not an M.2 slot available for the upgrade drive (Samsung 960 Pro). According to the manual, https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1240407/Lenovo-Thinkpad-T570.html?page=139#manual, I need a converter of some sort, which I presume replaces the SATA cable and the mount for the much smaller form factor drive. I found this http://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/accessories/memory-and-storage/storage/HDD-BO-ThinkPad-M-2-SSD-Tray/p/4..., but it has 0 information on whether it's compatible with the T570, and whether this is what I need in the first place. Can someone help? Has anyone done this already? Can I pick it up somewhere so that I don't have to wait 5-7 days for it to arrive? I also have a 3-year NBD support contract, but after calling support, I am told they can't just come bring the part. Thank you in advance.

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Hello, I will get a new laptop ThinkPad L570 from my company. It will have a standard SATA3 256GB SSD installed.I want to upgrade the laptop and want to install a "Samsung 960 EVO MZ-V6E1T0BW NVMe SSD (1TB)". Question 1: How does the SATA connector of the 2,5'' main storage tray looks like? Is it a SATA Express (SATAe) connector? Does it look like this?Does the SATA Express connector look like this? With this  nose/nibble in the middle?Question 2: Will it be possible to run a Samsung 960 EVO NVMe SSD 1TB in the L570? I know it will not have the full speed, because the L570 only provides 2 lanes PCIe 3.0, but this would be okay for me. Question 3: Where can I get the Lenovo adapter/converter/tray (SATA Express to M.2 NVMe), if this adapter was missing in my delivered L570, because there was installed only a standard 2,5'' SATA SSD? I searched the whole internet for it, no luck. Question 4: DeLock has some adpaters for M.2/NVMe (http://www.delock.de/produkte/1097_SATA-Express/62786/merkmale.html?setLanguage=en), but I don't know if the adapter would fit into the L570. There is a little "block" (red arrows in the below picture) in the middle of the adapter connector which doesn't fit to the connector image from the top. And furthermore this Delock adapter is 9,5mm in height instead of 7mm:This litle "block" will not fit into the  SATA Express connector of the L570, or?Can I use this DeLock adapter in my L570 and will the Samsung 860 EVO run via... Read more

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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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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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After 4 months the parts needed to install the NVMe M.2 drive in a T580 arrived from Encompass. They are:01YR45701YR466The hardware portion of the install is fairly easy. The cable is a little bit long and you have to tuck it in between a small space on the motherboard. I replaced the existing 500MB SATA drive and connect all the part for the new HP 1TB (EX920) drive. I connect the old drive to a USB and attempt to clone the drive to the new M.2. The new drive M.2 drive is not recognized. What is the secret to getting the system to recognize the M.2? I've tried WinPE boot OS, Win 10 and Acronis's app.

A:T580 NVMe M.2 upgrade from mechnical HDD

Is it seen in BIOS?  If not there may be something amis with the connection - or the part.
 
Z.

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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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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 am attempting to upgrade my L570 with the subject M.2 drive.  I have the tray and cable necessary.  When I put it all together, no hard drive shows up in the computer.  Tech support won't help since the 960 EVO isn't on the Lenovo parts list.  The support agent didn't say they were incompatible, but he did intimate that.  Any ideas on how to make this work?

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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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Dose the HP ENVY 15-j142na support Samsung 950 PRO NVMe M.2?

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Will it work if the model originally has the sata3 ssd?

A:Will Samsung 950 pro nvme drive work as an upgrade...

Yes

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I have a Dell Inspiron 13 7368 i7 6500U 12gb 512gb m.2 sata ssd. I'm wondering if you could switch from a sata ssd to nvme. just curious

A:Can you upgrade from SATA to NVME?

No - that system is SATA-only -- NVMe/PCIe is not supported.

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Hi, I hope I haven't made a mistake, but I just received a Samsung 1TB Polaris SM961 NVMe M.2 80mm Solid State Drive/SSD to upgrade my HP Omen with. The laptop is not seeing the new drive.- The bios is not seeing the drive- Diagnostics saying device not present- I have followed instructions to perform a hard reset. I maybe foolishly believed that because it was mentioned that the 950 pro works, I assumed tha the 961 would work too..But maybe i have received a faulty device ? And tips comments or ideas ?Thanks Nigel

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Hello Guys,I already have "ThinkPad 1TB SAMSUNG PCIe NVME TLC OPAL M.2 SSD" part # Part No: 4XB0N10301 , so i am wondering if i order T480 with 500 GB HDD to save some money and then replace HDD  with 1 TB Samsung SSD. Will it wok?  RegardsManzoor

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Just what the title says - if I select the cheapest option of storage, will I be able to upgrade to a SSD with pcie level performance? Or is the slot/hardware different with the cheaper storage option?

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Hi,I've got a T470, 20JNS3FG00 type.I'd like to replace the existant SSD ("256G,M.2,2280,PCIe3x4,SAM,OPAL", FRU 00UP436) by a SATA one (https://www.samsung.com/us/computing/memory-storage/solid-state-drives/ssd-850-evo-2-5-sata-iii-1tb-...). Which parts (adaptator or cable) do I need to order to do that?If it helps, here is a picture of the existant: https://framapic.org/N3ZoSuhWOUiP/UMxKsVSp2HTy.jpgThanks for your kind help.

A:Which needed parts to change M.2 SSD T470 for a SATA one

I can't comment on the parts, I'me sure someone else can, but so that you know, Samsung has now released the 860 Evo, the newer version with slightly better performance and longer waranty for not too different price.





Thinkpad L420, Thinkpad T460p

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Hello!
Tried to upgrade my E5570 (current drive is 128GB M2 SATA)  with new 512GB Intel 600p NVME SSD, but ran into problem. BIOS cannot find this drive.
Updated to latest BIOS - no luck. Disabled SATA completely - no luck. 
Windows 10 installation disk also cannot find new drive (tried many drivers)
Please help

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HI Lenovo community!I want to upgrade my t470p hdd   to  NVMe M.2 2280 Samsung 960 PRO and enjoy full speed.I read that I need adapter  but I dont know which one and will a achive full speed 2100/3500MB/s with this adapter? 

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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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Does anyone upgraded their T580 with the SSD 970 EVO NVMe M2 512GB ?  If so, any issues ?  any thing needed? 

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I have just purchased a new Dell XPS 8920 that comes configured with a 250GB NVMe M2 drive as the boot drive and I?d like to replace this with a Samsung 1TB 960 Pro MVMe M2 drive however I can find no way to load the Dell OS Recovery in a way that it can see the new disk and load Windows 10.   BIOS sees the drive, but not the recovery tool.   Has anyone got any suggestions or tried to do this?

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Microsoft has released NVMe Hotfixes 2990941 & 3087873 that add native NVMe drivers to Windows 7.
However if I am say installing Windows 7 SP1 on say Samsung NVme drive and Samsung has released suitable drivers in the form of INF, SYS and CAT files, do I really need to integrate these MS Hotfixes in Windows 7?
Can Windows 7 SP1 supplied with Samsung NVMe drivers (Either slip streamed or during install) be able to detect Samsung NVMe drive and install itself on to it?
As the title says are those MS Hotfixes a must (sort of pre-requsite) to get NVMe drive detected during installation, apart from any vendor provided drivers?
Thanks.

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I 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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After running ubuntu happily from the moment I got my T580 (In April this year) my laptop suddenly started to crash with a read-only SSD.Lenovo support 'fixed it' by replacing Linux with a fresh Windows installation (which took the support guys two weeks ...). I reinstalled Ubuntu 18.04 on it and I found articles describing issues with Samsung SSD's and APST. Several fixes included adding kernal params like nvme_core.default_ps_max_latency_us=5000, nvme_core.default_ps_max_latency_us=200 or nvme_core.default_ps_max_latency_us=0 None of the fixes/work around seems to work for me ... I noticed there is a firmware upgrade available for the PM981, but there's only a windows download for it. Does anyone know how to get rid of the NVMe drive going into read only mode?Does anyone know how to upgrade the PM981 firmware from linux? 

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Hello,

I have a Tecra Z50-A-169.

Do I need a different cable to replace the existing Toshiba 128Gb SSD with a Samsung 850 EVO 500Gb sata 600 SSD?

V/R

jvdw

A:Cable needed for replacing 128Gb SSD with a 500Gb Samsung 850 Evo Sata 600 SSD?

Never mind, I found it already.
The current SSD is a mSATA drive and I can replace it directly with a Samsung 850 EVO 500 mSATA

V/R
jvdw

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I'm ordering a X1 Yoga 3rd Gen and I'm looking to replace the SSD when I receive it. Would this samsung one work properly? If not what's another ssd I could use? https://www.amazon.ca/Samsung-970-EVO-M-2-MZ-V7E1T0BW/dp/B07BN217QG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=153886572...

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I'm thinking of buying a T580. The teardown videos show a card type M.2 solid state drive in place. Will my 2.5" Samsung 850 Pro 2TB SSD fit? Will I need any adapters?

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Hola me gustaria camnbiar el HHD de mi laptop por una ssd Samsung 850 EVO 1TB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E1T0B/AM?). Me gustaria saber si mi laptop es compatible y hasta q tamaņo de memoria se puede instalar. Es posible tener una HHD y SSD al mismo tiempo funcionando en laptop. Saludos.

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I would like to upgrade my factory 128GB M.2 SSD Sata 3 on my OMEN by HP 15-ax206na  as the factory M.2 Sata 3 is slower than my old laptops Samsung 850 evo Sata SSD.I believed that the M.2 format is supposed to be faster than a regular Sata SDD.I am interested in a  Samsung 960 EVO M.2 SSD NVMe I understand this is a different pin out configuration, the factory 128GB M.2 SSD Sata 3 being M + B and the the  Samsung 960 EVO M.2 SSD NVMe being M only or B, i'm not sure which. My question is, if this new NVMe drive does fit will i get the full NVMe speeds?and is there any other compatibility issues i should be aware of?













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A:M.2 Hard drive upgrade laptop is Sata 3, Samsung 960 EVO M.2...

Thank you for the info, this helps greatly. One final question, how did you migrate the original m.2?

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When instaling the Thunderbolt Firmware Update Tool, I was prompted to put my laptop into G3 mode. What is G3 mode?

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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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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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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:






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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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RELEVANCY SCORE 59.6

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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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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