08-20-2018 10:33 AM
I got a Samsung 960 EVO 250Gb SSD and after I set it on my Lenovo V330 and try to install windows 10 pro. System doesn´t recognize that hard disk. After I put the older SSD also from Samsung I didn´t have problems to be recognized and continue using windows.
Somebody can help me how to set that SSD on that Laptop? or how to recognize that SSD has a problem. Unfortunately I don´t have and cable adapter to set and install windows 10 from usb
08-21-2018 05:19 PM
Hmm maybe instead of reinstalling the OS you should just clone your existing drive?
You could make an image of your SSD onto and external SSD or the other hard drive inside your laptop, swap the SSD, then restore from the image. There's few ways to do it, and among them you can do it for free via bootable linux usb, or use a third party tool like Acronis Trueimage. The latter is what I used to swap the SSD in my Lenovo.
08-22-2018 12:17 AM
Hi, thanks for replying my messagge. An external SSD first need to get adapter for M.2 NVMe and I don´t have it and I couldn´t find it the place where I live. The thing is that using my samsung ssd nvme doesn´t have a problem to recognize by system and use it but when I take out it and put Samsung 960 EVO the problem start when doesn´t show anything. I disconnect the HDD and battery and just put Samsung 960 EVO but nothing happens I mean system doesn´t show it. What I think is probably that SSD has a problem but I got it new last week on friday. On next day I put it and nothing and how to know if is broken or kind of damage. I will send it to seller but I am no planning to get another one because I don´t know if is a problem on my Lenovo V330 that only recognize some SSD NVMe or what. By the way I checked everything carefully on BIOS and updated it but still nothing.
08-22-2018 02:09 AM
Sorry I made a mistake I didn't mean external SSD. I meant any external usb drive. You can make an image onto another drive, replace the SSD, then restore from the image onto the new SSD. You can even make the image without a usb drive- just save it on your other internal hard drive
08-22-2018 02:38 AM
Hi, thanks again for your reply. What I want is just to install windows 10 on Samsung 960 EVO, I dont want to make a copy or clon from the Samsung SSD m.2 I am using but even when I used an external usb the problem is that lenovo v330 doesn´t recognize my new SSD. Can recognizes my oldd Samsung SSD and a HDD without problem. What I wonder is that 960 EVO it cannot be recognized by my lenovo model or that SSD has a problem. Unfortunately Samsung is not like Sandisk to send it and change the disk. I had similiar situation with a SSD sandisk and asked directly to them and I just sent it to Europe and they sent me a new one. The samsung service in here told me different things. Anyway how can I now if 960 EVO is a problem for my lenovo or another way to set it or just a problem on Lenovo.
08-28-2018 02:40 AM
One week later and still there is not any info from Lenovo why samsung evo 960 doesn´t work on Lenovo V330, at least which ssd nvme from samsung can work on this laptop model.
08-28-2018 05:04 AM
Any device that is listed as CRU or FRU in their maintenance manual will be compatible. I've attached a list below.
I do not see 960 EVO on the list, but I do not see why it wouldn't work, and actually I believe it does and there's a way to get what you want. Let's take a step back. When you say that "it doesn't work" does it mean it's not recognized during Windows 10 installation? If that's the case I wouldn't be surprised, since I have had issues with installing Windows 10 on NVMe drives before (on my desktop).
It is possible, that it's the OS that doesn't recognize the drive during installation. Are you installing using an DVD via external drive or USB? You could try to download a Linux distro (e.g. Ubuntu) and see if it sees the drive.
Also you could clone the drive, and from within Windows you could restore it to factory settings. A fresh start on a fresh drive.
08-28-2018 04:05 PM
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