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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, 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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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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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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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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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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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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On the Thinkpad P50, is the 1 TB NVMe SSD option a Samsung SM961 or a PM961? The upcharge is too high without knowing whether the SSD uses MLC or TLC NAND.

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

A:P51 PCIe NVMe SSD - USB Adaptor

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

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Hi 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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Hello team,We are having issues with our XPS 9365 not working with our K2 deployments solutions, all other DELL models are working fine. These machines have an NVMe  branded NVMe SK hy, we have imaged NVMe samsung for Lenovo and HP machines without issues.The Windows PE is able to see SSD, so that tells me drivers are OK. (This screenshot is from CMD opened from WinPE 10).What happens is that the SSD is partitioned and Windows is deployed fine according to the K2000, but after the first reboot, we get a black screen... no messages or errors , and then we are back to the PXE boot menu.As a test, we replaced the NVMe drive with a regular SATA SSD, and everything worked fine.I need to identify in the CAB file here:    , which one is the folder containing the NVMe driver. That is the only way to confirm if the K2 is not installing it for some reason.

A:XPS 9365 NVMe Driver

You are running the NVMe drive as SATA.  That is how it runs with the SATA controller set to RAID.

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The Y900 ships with two M.2 bays: one has a wifi card inserted and the other is free.Is the free M.2 bay NVMe or SATA? If it is NVMe, how many lanes does it support? The motherboard has five x1 slots and the Z170 chipset so I assume the NVMe slot can support up to PCIe 3.0 x4, but I wanted to check first. If the M.2 bay doesn't support x4 throughput, investing in a SSD like the Samsung 950 wouldn't be worth versus a slower drive. Thank you!




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Yoga 910 256gb, I need more storage space.Which one I can use to replace the original ssd?In this list, any possible ssd to ugrade?if not, any suggestions?Thanks in advance ======================================InterFace : PCIe 3.0 x4Samsung PM961 PRO 1T  =>   Part NO : MZ-VLW1T00Samsung SM961 PRO 1T  =>   Part NO : MZ-VKW1T00Samsung 960 PRO 1T  =>   Part NO : MZ-V6P1T0BW

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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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with the motherboard i have chosen adus z270e it says that when the nvme m.2 slot is populated, one sata 6gb port is disabled, will this impact me in any way? wil i need fhat port for anything crucial?
 

A:Motherboard compatibility with nvme

u have 6 sata 6gb ports on that mobo
so u will have 5 ports available...............so u will be fine with 5.....right???
 

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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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Greetings everyone,  I was wondering if this HP laptop  : this one   supports  M.2 NVMe ssd. Because I just ordered the laptop, but I'm still wondering if it supports an NVMe SSD

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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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I want to upgrade to a NVMe M.2 SSD. While I have a free M.2 port on my motherboard for SSD, it does not specify if it supports NVMe or only Sata R/W speeds. The information is hard to find online. Anyone has the correct info so I can buy the right SSD Drive? 

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Tried to add an OCZ RD400 NVME SSD to a Thinkcentre M83 10AM. OS installation sees it just fine but it will not boot. It has the latest BIOS. Looked for the SSD in BIOS, it is not a boot option. Tried a different slot. Tried all the usual tricks - boot order, secure boot on/off, and I finally reset BIOS with the jumper, but no difference. I need to know once and for all whether this model has the ability to support NVME SSD in a PCI slot, thanks.

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Hello, Just got a FHD P50 with 1TB NVMe (only drive) with Win-10 Home edition. Have a Win-10 Pro bare bones image (via Sysprep) that I'd like to install and was wondering what should I do in sequence, My NVMe drive is - Samsung MZSLW1T0HMLH-000L1. Have not opened to see which model it is but amazon linkhttps://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Samsung-960-Pro-PM961/dp/B01N8Z82SYsuggests it is PM961. I'd like to install Reflect first and make a back up image of the drive just in case.Also, would create a Recovery USB drive as well (page 115 of User Guide) Would like to play with some settings to see how they work:Improve FHD by downloading *.icc or *.icm filesJust for kicks - install Samsung Magician and see if it works, Any other apps that people recommend I try since anyhow I'll be nuking the contents of the drive Now,partition the drive - any inputs of formatting, partitioning drive etc?Is there a way to keep Lenovo partition as is and what would the benefit be when the OS version is being changed?install Win-10 pro and customize it, move users folder to another partition etcinstall Lenovo drivers - do I need to download them manually or is there a way to back up the drivers in an earlier step?download Display inf files for FHDLenovo apps - Which ones do people recommend that I install?Settings to handle NVMe - disable indexing, defrag etc Any other things that I need to consider? Thank you for your assistance.

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We are upgrading our systems so we ordered new Precision T5810 computers with NVMe drives. I created a Windows 10 reference image and uploaded it to our Ghost server as usual. To test the image, I used Ghost to restore the saved image to the same computer (just wrote over the reference with the new image). The image restored successfully with no problems, writing to the system volume on the NVMe drive (there are no other drives in the system, SSD or HDD).
Now, when I attempt to boot the system with the new image, I get the "No Bootable Device Found" error. I've checked through the knowledge bases and changed the BIOS settings accordingly. It is set to UEFI with Legacy Support (tried no legacy support as well) with Secure Boot off and SATA devices (of which there are none) set to AHCI.
I can't see this as a lack of driver as this image came from the same computer that the reference was built on, so the driver should be there, right? Or would Sysprep have stripped the NVMe driver?
Edit: I was able to run a fresh installation of Windows 10 from a DVD without adding any drivers. I am rebuilding the image from scratch (using Audit Mode) to see if I missed anything in the original build.

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Hello,On a P50 that came with Thinkpad NVMe drive, how does one monitor: Device power management, Encryption, and Device thermal management? Didn't see anything under Lenovo Companion or Settings to handle this. Thanks, 

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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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