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Fadi217
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Lenovo y700 15isk Compatibility with the new samsung 960 pro ssd

I Am Wondering if the new ssd from samsung the 960 pro ssd is compatible with my lenovo y700 15isk

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Re: Lenovo y700 15isk Compatibility with the new samsung 960 pro ssd


@Fadi217 wrote:

I Am Wondering if the new ssd from samsung the 960 pro ssd is compatible with my lenovo y700 15isk


Hi Fadi217,

 

From the Hardware Maintenance Manuel, this unit comes with a 2.5" driver and not the M.2. I have encluded the link so you can double check yourself.

 

Hope this helps.

lausent
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Re: Lenovo y700 15isk Compatibility with the new samsung 960 pro ssd

Hi 

For now seems that someone was able to install a M.2 samsung 950 pro (there is a guide online but also in this forum) but at the end the reading and writing of this powerful SSD was limitated by the BIOS, here the link:
http://www.geektech.co.nz/lenovo-y700-samsung-950-pro

This guy in this post also try to contact lenovo for the BIOS upgrade and the answer was:

Response from Lenovo was initially encouraging that Engineering where going to look into it, however i received this reply that is less encouraging.

With regards to the issue reported, we have not received any updates from Engineering team and I checked with my supervisor on the issue and was advise we cant be certain when the new BIOS update will be available and what changes will be made as BIOS updates are rolled out based on need and specific to a customer's preference and since this is in regards to a 3rd party hardware, it is highly unlikely.

You can monitor our support website for when the next BIOS update will be available.

Should you have any further inquiries please contact us.

At this time if you want a laptop that you can add a high performance NVMe SSD to and unlock the full potential the SSD, Unfortunately the Lenovo Y700 is not it. Unless a BIOS update is provided which is sounding less likely after contacting Lenovo.

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Re: Lenovo y700 15isk Compatibility with the new samsung 960 pro ssd

Hi Fadi217,

 

The Y700-15ISK (not the ACZ) is compatible with the 950 PRO which is identical in size to the 960 PRO and both are M-keyed.

 

  • DIMENSION (WxHxD)

    Max. 80.15 x 22.15 x 2.38 (mm)

 

I'm planning on buying this one as well. But lausent is right, the Y700 BIOS might be locked to DMI 2.0 for some reason, which will cap the speed of the drive.

 

Regards,

David

avalon11
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Re: Lenovo y700 15isk Compatibility with the new samsung 960 pro ssd

So Samsung 960 or similar PM961 not worth buying or should stay away and consider SATA SSD? How can BIOS upgrade help? Can DMI be upgraded to from version 2.0 to 3.0?

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Re: Lenovo y700 15isk Compatibility with the new samsung 960 pro ssd

Guys, I bought and successfully installed the 960 EVO 500GB. It boots up all the way to Windows in ~ 8-9 seconds. It is a completely different computer! 

 

Here are some quick benchmarks for you:

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Regards,

David

 

 

avalon11
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Re: Lenovo y700 15isk Compatibility with the new samsung 960 pro ssd

Great. But speed doesn't seem to be impressive. 960 is supossed to have 3500mb read

davidalejandro
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Re: Lenovo y700 15isk Compatibility with the new samsung 960 pro ssd

Yeah, I think that's still the BIOS issue we've all been hearing about.
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Re: Lenovo y700 15isk Compatibility with the new samsung 960 pro ssd

i will purchase for SSD ...so does it worth buying evo 960 ..or evo 850 is better for y700 bios ? 
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Re: Lenovo y700 15isk Compatibility with the new samsung 960 pro ssd

Lausent

 

This is by far the best explanation that most of us are facing here, Lenovo really do not care about its customers, I put a huge investment in this y700 laptop, but every day I really regret that decision. but I learnt from my mistake and I will never ever buy any product from Lenovo again.

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