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andbar13
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Compatibility Ideapad 330s with SSD M2 Samsung 970 Evo plus

I have a Lenovo Ideapad 330s 15' and I want to buy a Samsung 970 Evo plus PCIe Nvme 2280. But the connector is different from the Optane accelerator that comes from the factory on this laptop, which has 2 "cuts" instead of a "cut" like that ssd m2 of samsung. Would anyone know if it's compatible?

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Re: Compatibility Ideapad 330s with SSD M2 Samsung 970 Evo plus

Hi andbar13,

 

Welcome to the Community Forums.

 

OEM recommended m.2 SSD are listed in the hardware manual (item 11 page 73) which are certified to work. This however do not limit users for different brands of choice as long as the specification are met ( M.2 SSD / PCIe NVMe, PCIe 3.0 x 4, 32Gb/s).

 

Since the Samsung Evo plus is a 3rd party brand, we cannot guarantee 100% but we expect it to work as it should. It is always best to check return options just the same.

 

The cut on the Optane are its keys. As explained here M.2 SATA SSDs are B+M-keyed (can fit in sockets for B-keyed and M-keyed modules), while M.2 NVMe SSDs for PCIe 3.0 x4 lane are M-keyed. This would still fit the same m.2 slot and just need to disable the optane in the BIOS as done here.

 

We have confirmation of Samsung evo 970 from fellow members but not much with Evo plus but should technically be the same.

 

I hope this helps answer your query.

 

Regards



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Re: Compatibility Ideapad 330s with SSD M2 Samsung 970 Evo plus

 

@andbar13 please report back if you got one of these and it worked. Will help others who might have the same question.

 

Ideapad 330S-15IKB 81F500NSUS, Core i5-8250U, 8GB RAM, Samsung EVO 850 SATA SSD, 14GB Optane M.2 PCIe NVMe, QCA9377 AC-WiFi
OS: Win10, Win7(mostly), Manjaro 18.0.4 Xfce k/4.19.24-1, Linux Mint Mate 19.1 k/4.15
andbar13
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Re: Compatibility Ideapad 330s with SSD M2 Samsung 970 Evo plus

Thanks for the feedback. I will buy the Samsung M2 and test. Running or not, I return to report the result.

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