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Q: m.2 nvme

My laptop currently running with m.2 sata ssd.Can I replace with samsung 960evo which is nvme ssd?

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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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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, in technical specs I don't see if the SSD is a SATA or an NVMe type. I understand there are PCIe ports, but didn't get if the SSD is connected to PCIe or not and if it is an NVMe or just SATA protocol. Thanks !!!

A:XPS8920 - NVMe SSD is in ? If not, is an NVMe disk compatible with this system?

Dell's sales site offers both 256 GB and 512 GB PCIe NVMe SSDs for the XPS 8920. So that should answer your question:
accessories.us.dell.com/.../category.aspx

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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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After too many hour of searching please help. I have the Inspiron 15 7559 with mother board model 0H0CC0 revision A00. It has an "M" keyed slot with an "M" and "B" slotted SSD (SanDisk Z400s M.2 2280 128GB). I purchased a Samsung 960 Evo NVME drive at the suggestion of a local retailer. Will it work? Or does this slot only support SATA3? Thank you in advance for your help.

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My laptop is VN7-791G-79JA Is it compatible with the standard PCI Express 3.0 x4 (NVMe)? Is it compatible with the Samsung SSD NVME 950 PRO M.2 (PCIE) MZ-VKV256?Will it work at maximum performance?

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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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Hi guys! I am very close to (in fact, almost on the verge of) ordering a P50 (level 2, customized).  I was ready to buy it with a 500GB spinner ($140) and upgrading to the 512GB SSD SATA3 ($200) (from the 256GB SSD SATA3 OPAL2.0).  I noticed today that the 512GB SSD SATA3 has a lead time of 3-4 weeks, which is unacceptable to/for me. >I will be running Windows 7 Professional.  It will be installed on the SSD (as usual). I will be ordering the 3-year onsite warranty (formerly Next Business Day) with Accidental Damage Protection. My questions are as follows: 1) Is it better toa) pay the additional $100 to upgrade to the 512GB SSD PCIe-NVMe (from the 512GB SSD SATA3), for a total upgrade charge of $300, or b) buy the "tech install CRU" warranty for $30, get the 256GB SSD SATA3 OPAL2.0, and then buy (from bhphotovideo.com, newegg, tigerdirect, amazon, officedepot, or the like) a 500 or 512 SATA 3 m.2 SSD, and have the tech clone the 256GB default (including Win7) onto the 500GB SSD?  I can find a Samsung 850 EVO MZ-N5E500BW 500 GBfor about $200 with a two (2)--not 3--year warranty on it.   Is the hassle of option b) worth spending the extra $100 to avoid? 256GB is not big enough for my programs and OS, especially not with Win10 lurking on it.  The speed difference between SATA3 and NVMe is not really a consideration, as I am used to a 7200rpm spinner, and have never used an SSD. I am a bit leary of NVMe driv... Read more

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A quick question. I have an Asus P9X79 LE motherboard with a 3960X CPU and would like to do a fresh install of Windows 7 on a Samsung 960 PRO PCIe NVMe drive using a PCI Express to M.2 PCIe SSD Adapter. I know Windows 7 does not have native support for NVMe but I have Samsung NVMe drivers for use during an install via F6. Or another option would be to install the drive as a secondary one then install drivers, then clone the OS to the NVMe and try to boot to that. I guess my main question is, will the P9X79 LE support NVMe as a boot drive? Thanks.

P.S. Absolutely not going to use Windows 10?..ever
 

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I am wondering if my laptop supports NVMe M.2 on  the board. Especially a 512 gb 950 pro ssd. If not is there any current desktops that would support NVMe M.2? Thank you.

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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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I have a Asus h97 pro gamer motherboard with a Samsung 960 evo nvme m. 2 and I am trying to install windows 7 to it. Started the installation and added Samsung's drivers then when setup rebooted the first time it gives me the choice of booting setup or booting my other drive that I have windows 7 on. For reasons unknown My keyboard does not let me into bios now and will not let me select anything and yes I have tried another keyboard. For some reason i can't explain i thought it was a good idea to turn windows timeout to 3 seconds some time ago. The only way I can stop this is by removing the offending drive. I have to remove my monstrous gtx card just to reset cmos or remove the m. 2 drive. After removing the drive to get access to bios if I plug the drive back in it will start all over again. What do I do?
 

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Hello, want upgrade y700 with 240-256Gb M.2 SSD but not sure which. Would there be noticeable difference between cheap ADATA SP550 and Samsung 850 EVO or other newer models that have even up to 3,200 MB/sec? Getting tired of HDD slow booting windows and loading games. Is NVMe supported by this laptop?

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My Zbook 15 G3 came with Win 7 installed and I updated to Win 10 pro.  The partitions are set with MBR, but I thought Win 10 can really capitalize on GPT.  I have NVMe drives installed.  For those who received their Zbook 15 G3 with Win 10, was it set to GPT or MBR?  Is it worth going through the effort of converting to GPT and messing with the UEFI?  Are the HP partitions going to work with GPT? Will the NVMe drivers work well with GPT, since it appears NVMe drivers are stll maturing.

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Does anyone know why the ThinkPad 1TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD isn't listed as being compatible with the T470s?   Is there any reason it won't work?

A:T470s and 1TB NVME

Hi tgray_at_lenovo,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.
 
1TB SSD M.2 PCIe NVMe is compatible with ThinkPad T470s, as a matter of fact it comes with this variant as well 20HF001DUS for complete list please use psref.
 
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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On a Precision 7510 - the following does not work. Has Dell Engineering solved the problem? Is there a solution - cannot use the NVMe drive at all. Had to install the OS on the SATA drive and skip access to the NVMe drive completely.
Windows 10 install with NVMe SSD and SATA drives
This article provides the information on "Installing Windows 10 on systems that contain both NVMe SSD and SATA storage options present".
Windows 10 Install FailsThe current Dell Windows 10 media will fail to install on systems that are configured with both Serial ATA (SATA) Hard Disk Drives (HDD)s and Non-Volatile Memory (NVMe) high performance Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) Solid State Drives (SSDs).There is a incompatibility between the Current Windows 10 recovery environment (WinRE) storage drivers and the NVMe high performance SSD drivers when there is a combination of SSDs and HDDs on the same system.NVMe SSD drives are available on select Dell systems such as:? OptiPlex 7440, 7040, 5040 ? Latitude E7470, E7270, E5270, E5470, E5570 ? Precision 3510, 5510, 7510, 7710 ? XPS 9350, 9550, 9250 ? Alienware X51, 15 R2, 13 R2Note: As previously mentioned this issue and workaround is only valid for systems that have NVMe SSD AND SATA Storage Drives installed.If you follow these steps and the system only has a SATA Drive present then turning off the device will result in no storage options being detected.
WorkaroundThe current workaround is to disable the SATA Sto... Read more

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Hello, Getting a P50 with just one 1TB PCIe-NVMe SSD with Win-10. no HDD etc. Would like to make image, wipe drive and install Win-7 from my retail license.  Any pointers/guidance/advice? Thanks,

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I am trying to setup a Samsung vPro 950 m.2 SSD in a new ThinkCentre M900. The drive is fully installed and operational. It is installed to a PCIe daughtercard and it is achieving its full read/write speed. Windows 10 is installed to this drive. Unfortunately this drive is not visible in the Bios boot order.  The boot process is being handled by the Windows Boot Manager that still resides on the original drive. The Bios is fully updated, FWKT34A (1/12/16). Should I be able to boot to this drive?  What do I need to do to enable this? Anyone have a suggestion?










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A:Boot from NVMe

The M900 is booting fine from Samsung 950 Pro here, I just removed the S-ATA SSDs before installing Windows 10 Enterprise on the 950 Pro drives (they are connected with a PCIe x4 Riser card as well as this crappy mainboard only has a M.2 2230 slot...

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currently have a P70 with 2 512GB Samsung 960 Pro NVMe SSDs set up as two separate drives C and D i need to upgrade the C drive to a 1TB.  Anyone done this and if so whats the best way to get this done? is it possible to run a 1TB in one slot and a 512GB in the other? If so would it work to put the new stick instead of the D drive and clone the c drive over then switch the sticks? thanks 

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In a base configuration without any devices in the two M.2 slots, do they come with screws and any thermal protection? Some laptops I've seen come with 'covers' for the M.2 slots that are made of what looks to be copper - beneath the plastic - presumably to aid in heat dissipation.  

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Hallo.I just intall ssd 850 pro in my laptop and is booting ok, than I noticed that there is a m.2 socket in the motherboard...so imediately I bought a samsung 950 pro.now when I put in the soket this ssd computer is not starting, i mean after installation when I turn on power is having no reaction....lamp from button switch on for half a second and switch off imediately. than nothing. if I take off the m.2 disk everything start again.there is some problem of compatibility or I am doing something wrong.Thanks for any help.

A:ssd nvme problem on envy 17

Hi @Pollyfemo?,Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! A great place where you can find solutions for your issues with help from the community!I came across your post about the Notebook, and wanted to assist you! I have looked into your issue about your HP ENVY 17 Notebook and trying to use a SSD. Your Notebook specs will tell you what SSD M2 you can use. I would be happy to assist if needed as there are many models of HP ENVY 17 Notebooks, I would need the model number (the model listed did not show me a product number).How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?Please let me know how this goes.You can say thanks for trying to help by clicking the Thumbs Up below! Thanks.

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Hi, I tried to update X1C 5th gen with Toshiba NVMe drive with FWNV14 and FWNV15 - both show that my drive has a new firmware available (my drive is *102 while updates are to *104 or *105) and when I start update, system restarts, boots into Linux but doesnt do the update. Error I get is "Firmware update was not processed because software condition is not ready to update due to some reasons" I tried local admin account with elevated priveleges, system is connected to TBT3 dock, battery is full and running W10 x64 with all the updates. Any idea?

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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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Windows 10 has been updated as well as the BIOS and chipset but it will not see the 960 EVO ssdd.I have a Windows 10 install on an 850 EVO SSD and the drive still doesn't show up.  I haven't upgraded my personal computer in sometime but this BIOS is extremely limited, basically has options for boot order and Legacy/UEFI only.  Is there anyway to unlock this w/o having to mod it? There's lots of cross talk on the forums as to whether it's a SATA or NVME capable M.2 slot on this laptop.  I've spent a good deal of time on this and would really like for it to work.  Thanks in advance.

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I am trying to setup a Samsung vPro 950 m.2 SSD in a new ThinkCentre M900. The drive is fully installed and operational. It is installed to a PCIe daughtercard and it is achieving its full read/write speed. Windows 10 is installed to this drive.
 
Unfortunately this drive is not visible in the Bios boot order.  The boot process is being handled by the Windows Boot Manager that still resides on the original drive. The Bios is fully updated, FWKT34A (1/12/16).
 
Should I be able to boot to this drive?  What do I need to do to enable this?
 
Anyone have a suggestion?
 
 
 
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A:M900: how to boot from M.2 SSD (NVMe)

The M900 is booting fine from Samsung 950 Pro here, I just removed the SATA SSDs (or HDDs) before installing Windows 10 Enterprise on the 950 Pro drives  (they are connected with a PCIe x4 Riser card)  as this crappy mainboard only has a M.2 2230 slot...
 
 
Mod:  added HDD to text above

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Hey everyone,I was upgrading the NVMe SSD and was wondering what is the funtiuon of the rubbbery part (which sits on top of the SSD drive) shown in the photo.This part got a bit dirty but didn't know how to clean it. Will it cause problems moving forward?  Thanks

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Hi, What is a good 256G M.2 NVMe SSD good to be used on a V310-15IKB?BTW, I tried WD Black PCIe WDS256G1X0C and V310 could not detect it.

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

A:Adding NVMe SSD to XPS 8910

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

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I have a P70 with a Samsung 960 EVO SSD. It had the NVMe driver and everything was fine. Then I did a backup of my system and installed a second 960 EVO. In the BIOS I enabled NVMe RAID and then created a RAID0 consisting of my two SSD drives. Then when I tried to restore my system, my backup software would not see the RAID. So I tried plan B, I tried installing Windows 10 from scratch. Not surprizingly the Windows installer would not see the RAID0 either.I tried downloading the Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers and supplying them to the Windows installer, but no luck. So what am I missing here? I need some drivers, I'm pretty sure, but what drivers?

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Hello everyone. Just a quick question. When I installed the metal bracket for the NVMe ssd drive ( part no 01AX994) in the drive bay, it does not fit very snug. I.e. it moves around a tiny bit when pushed. However, it does not fall out. It' s not just a very snug fit.  Just wondering if this is normal or not?

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My Samsung NVME SSD MZVPV256 has firmware 2L6QBXW7, I want to update it to the newest vesion 6L6QBXW7. However,  the update utility only allows SSD with original firmware version 5L6QBXW7 to update; can I manually change the checking parameter in fwwinsd.pro (it is a plain text file) and proceed the update? will i brick my SSD??

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Whenever I boot up this specific t570 it does not see the nvme drive in the boot menu.  On another one it does, but on this one it does not.  If we boot into our WDS server it will not detect a drive either.  But it will on our other T570.  I've done everything I can think of other than opening it up at this point.  Can anybody think of something else to do before I do that?  I don't want to do that because this is a demo unit and don't want to accidentally damage the plastic casing.

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I recently bought  a Refur. T7600.. Online manuals say Boot Options include legacy + UEFI..
So will it support a samsung 950 pro m2 pcie3 x4 with an addin card (which do you recommend BTW?) or intell 750 SSD as boot drives? (also which is better?)

Thanks in advance :)

A:T7600 - NVMe supported?

Does any one know if these SSDs are supported as boot drives by the T7600?
Thank you in advance..

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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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Hi,
I recently bought the Inspiron 5675 (Ryzen 7 1700 with 1 tb hdd). I have not even turned the machine on. I?ve ordered a 120gb nvme and was hoping to put the os (Windows 10) on it and then use the hdd for storage. How exactly should I do this? And what affect would it have on the software currently on the computer, I?m mainly referring to recovery stuff.  
Thanks for the help, I hope that I have provided sufficient info.

A:Moving OS from HDD to NVME on new system

Make a recovery flash drive, and then use it to load the OS onto the new drive.
www.dell.com/.../create-windows-10-recovery-media-for-your-dell-computer

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Hi everyone! I've recently purchased an X260 with HDD and wanted to upgrade to the NVME SATA-E Toshiba drive. Went online and found the PCIe cable and the Toshiba drive. All is working well and speeds are on par for an NVME drive. However, I've recently encountered BSOD in windows 10 after not actively touching the laptop for an hour or so. It would then throw an error 2100 stating that the drive cannot be found, which can be verified when jumped into the bios without hard rebooting. However, the drive would appear again after turning the laptop off and back on. I suspect that there's a firmware error causing the drive to stop responding. I downloaded the latest nvme driver updater by Lenovo and the programme shows this.Nvme firmware update by lenovoApparently what I bought online was an engineering sample, with a much older firmware than the one Lenovo provides. The programme refused to recognise the drive and I am unable to update it. Is there anyways for me to update this drive, or anyway to try hard flashing the firmware into the drive? Thank you!

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I have a X1 Carbon Gen 4 (20FB).  When I bought my 512GB SSD, i remember I had to specifically  buy th same one Lenvovo bundles  (PM951 vs 950pro), otherwise the HD Password option would not be available in the BIOS.  I'd like to upgrade to 1TB.  Can anyone please provide the 1TB Samsung Model Numbers which are compatible (HD Password option in bios)?

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I want to ask if this laptop has the ability to be upgraded  to an ssd m.2 Nvme. is this port available to the HP Pavilion - 17-g101nv laptop?

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HiI purchased my ThinkPad T470P 10 days ago. It has 1TB HDD (5400rpm) preinstalled so I want to replace it with SSD.Is my ThinkPad capable of using the full potential of NVME SSD or I just need to buy a SATA3 SSD?I know Lenovo sells these machines with NVME SSDs preinstalled but do they use the same port as my HDD is using right now? What is the interface that my HDD is using right now?Regards

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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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 I am looking into options to upgrade a Folio 1040 G1.   I know it now contains an M2 Sata SSD which i would like to upgrade to one of the newer  M2 NVME SSD drives since these are much faster than the drive i have now.  However, i cant find if the 1040G1 support the use of the NVME drive ???   

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Hello,
I am thinking of purchasing an Alienware 17 R4 (2016) laptop, and to cut down on the initial cost, I have been considering the possibility of getting the stock mechanical 1 TB 7200 RPM hard drive, and upgrade to an NVMe drive later.
There seems to be some confusion about the supported NVMe drives (see for instance this thread http://en.community.dell.com/owners-club/alienware/f/3746/t/19659289 
I would like to know which NVMe drives are supported by the 2016 Alienware 17 R4, and whether upgrading it myself a few months down the road would result in warranty violation (I'm guessing not), and most importantly, if this would create problems with the Windows 10 license.
I appreciate your comments!

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I'm doing a forensic examination of a ZBook and would like to remove the small M.2 SSD and attach it, with an adapter, to my forensic workstation via a SATA connection.  I've found lots of M.2 NGFF adapters but not an M.2 NVMe to SATA Adapters, which I think is required to attach the drive that shipped with the ZBook. Any ideas or sources of such adapters? Thanks! Bill

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