06-12-2016 11:41 PM - edited 06-12-2016 11:44 PM
From external HDD to/from internal SSD you're probably hitting the limit of the external HDD. The HDD isnt fast enough to use the full speed of the usb 3.0. The HDD is no where near SSD speeds, this is why we are changing to SSDs.
Some fluctuation during transfer is pretty normal as the OS is also on the SSD.
06-15-2016 02:22 AM
Reading over the tread I am curious and a little confussed on the m.2 on which one would work. According to the manual it calls for a m.2 nvme pcie but you put in a m.2 sata and it works. I though only m.2 pcie ssd would work with our laptops and not the sata m.2.
06-15-2016 08:14 PM - edited 06-15-2016 08:18 PM
yes, it is a little confusing but the evo does work, If you read the y700 thread on m.2 the evo works as well and both laptops are similar. the samsung pm951 is nvme so why shouldnt the evo 950 and the sm951 work and those are nvme?
Im not in the USA so i can't test the other options so I bought the samung evo 850 because it was within my budget and it works. cold boot i get around 8sec
06-16-2016 10:23 AM
I will probably give the 950 pro a try but after I upgrade my ram. I am filling up 4gb ram too way too often.
As for cold boot I get about 9sec. Now I wonder if the 950pro would give a even faster boot time. I am hoping for a 2-3 seconds less. I am aware that the difference between ssd sata and m.2 nvme is not as significant as HDD and SSD.
06-28-2016 02:26 PM - edited 06-29-2016 07:12 AM
It would be great getting a clear statement from Lenovo, come on guys!
i know it seems to be a redundant question but i must say it remains unclear. Found this thread which also relates to this SSD compatibility request, and that relates to another thread dealing with an y700 AMD
1. Please confirm us that the SSD with PCIe MVNe is supported, the Samsung PM9521 as reported in the HW maintenance guide, and its MVNe high speed added-value fully exploited.
2. Would be great to know about other MVNe SSD support like the Samsung SM951 (that i am personnaly interested in due to an ongoing nice offer) or other MVNe SSDs in general. Could the latters just not be recognized? Or not fully exploited maybe?
3. And what is this potential BIOS upgrade issue for this SSD M.2 MVNe? i got confused maybe. i just expect my laptop to be on the edge and fully working at its highest potential! (since brand new).
Personnally i have an Ideapad 700-15ISK (15'', i5-6300HQ, RAM 8Go DDR4, NVidia GTX950M 2Go DDR3, HDD 1To 5400), bought in France this month
We prefer knowing, being warned, than being disappointed by self-discovering such issues you know..
Thank you for providing clear statements, we [will] love you!
06-29-2016 07:30 AM
06-29-2016 07:32 AM
06-29-2016 09:17 PM
I was wondering the same thing, why lenevo support didnt speak up.
I am having some conflicting information. The manual say the laptop is compatable with m.2 PM951 which is M.2 PCIE nvme. But some people on here puts in the 850 evo which is m.2 sata which seems to work as well.
The m.2 interface is new to me. I've been reading up on it even before I got my new laptop. My understanding is that there are 2 types of interfaces for m.2 ssd. The 2 interfaces are m.2 sata and m.2 pcie. As far as I know they are not interchangable. The inteface are the same but it just wont detect in bios. Hence the conflicting information above.
I am planning to put 950 pro m.2 in my laptop but I am still not 100% sure it woulld work.
My laptop ideapad 700-15ISK 80RU0044TA
6700HQ, 16Gb ram (upgraded), GTX950m 2Gb DDR3, 240Gb SSD SATA(upgraded).
07-18-2016 02:07 PM - edited 07-18-2016 02:09 PM
i successfully installed a Samsung SSD SM951 (M.2 PCIe MVNe, vNAND MLC, 256Go) on my Ideapad 700 15ISK. This is closed if not the same as the Samsung 950 pro as far as i understood.
i reinstalled fully from scratch Win10 from the MS tool Media Creation tool, from where i added the new drive and formatted it before making a fresh new install. This doesn't require erasing the other HDD install (and its device drivers) and there are less annoying apps embedded this way (anti virus, utilities, watchers) but requires to install manually drivers (there was available in partition E: for me, but more up-to-date drivers can be installed from the dell support site for instance. also i updated the FW BIOS).
notice that the OEM install embedded in the main HDD is useless, the OEM windows license (Win10 Home) was automatically integrated, i guess from the BIOS info integrating the windows product key
nice. no thank you to the support team
it works like a charm, an amazing cold start launch time!
07-19-2016 11:32 AM
Thank you for your info. This is good news to me I have been searching and still no new info on what to get.
If it's possible could you provide the boot time that you are getting? I replaced the 1tb with sandisk SSD and I am getting roughly 9-10 sec boot time.
I am curious on the read and write speeds of the drive. This will help me make my decision on wheter I should go full 950 pro or just settle with sm951/sm961.
Thanks in advance