04-25-2019 02:48 AM
Anybody installed 1TB SSD M2 disk on this laptop? I have already upgraded HDD to SSD SATA (480GB Sandisk Ultra) and RAM to 16 GB (Kingston HyperX). All of the upgrades are great and working properly. BIOS is updated to newest version (63).
I am planning to install Adata XPG SX8200 PRO 1TB disk into NVMe M2 slot, question is if it is compatible? Anybody did it before? Second alternative is Samsung EVO Plus 512GB. I noticed that Samsung SSD are mostly supported (one thread where Samsung EVO 512GB was successfully installed - it is not same as my second option which has "Plus" suffix and is little bit faster.
06-06-2019 02:01 PM
I have successfully installed Adata XPG SX8200 PRO 1TB disk into NVMe M2 slot. Benchmark numbers I got for the drive are simply great. Plan is to download Acronis True Image and move OS to this new drive. Will keep you posted if all went fine.
07-07-2019 12:55 PM
Hi I´m thinking on buying a Samsung 970 Evo Plus for my laptop. Have you finally buyed the SSD and installed it? I saw a lot of people installing SSD Samsung 850,860, 960 and 970, either EVO and PRO; and working well, but I didn't read anyone using the EVO PLUS.
07-08-2019 02:55 AM
Yes, it is Ideapad 700-15ISK - 80RU.
After cloning and migrating existing SATA SSD to new AData NVMe SSD, here are my comments:
1. It is little faster then before (but I had SSD before so the change is not too big)
2. Adata SSD is a lot hotter then SATA SSD, and difference is a huge. SATA SSD maxes at 45C, where Adata goes over 70C under heavy load. This is really something to think of. Not sure for other NVMe SSDs, but it might be similar.
3. Seems that FAN is always running now, no matter load
Is it worth to move, after everything I said, not sure ;-)
07-08-2019 02:58 AM
I bought AData SX8200 PRO 1TB and comments are above. Can not say if EVO PLUS will work, but in my opinion it should.
As I sad before, my BIOS is up to date and it seems that is the most important thing for new SSDs.
I am currently thinking of selling SX8200 PRO and buy 2TB NVMe SSD (either Intel 660p or Crucial P1).
07-08-2019 04:13 AM
I am using EVO 970, and it's too hot .. above 70 C in heavy load. Not sure of EVO PLUS. someone asked on Amazon's page and got below answer
A side note of EVO 970 Plus; most of people report that it doesn't work on macOS.. no compatibility with MAC OSX so far. So no luck if you're planning to use it on MAC in the future. You can verify this from amazon's page as well.
07-08-2019 04:30 AM
NVMe SSDs have more performance and are significantly smaller, so they are bound to get hotter than a regular SATA SSD, that's nothing new. If it affects the case temperature (and thus the CPU temperature), it makes the fans ramp higher.
07-08-2019 04:33 AM
Thank you for sharing that info, it seems that all NVMe SSDs are hot, especially for our Laptop. This is a good information to me, as I was not sure is it because of SSD or something else. My office laptop has EVO 970, and it never goes above 50, it is Dell XPS, even on heavy load. It seems that placing SSD on motherboard is important, we just don't have luck with this Lenovo.
I am thinking to drill some holes where SSD is to bring some air flow. It might help as fan is working. I am not sure for the direction of the air flow, so it might happen that it additionally heat other parts of the matherboard. Will let you know if I decide to do some cosmetic (air flow) changes.