09-13-2016 01:13 AM
I have a Lenovo Yoga 900 13ISK (not 13ISK2) with a SATA M.2 SSD. I know that the 13ISK2 supports PCIe SSDs with NVMe. Does the 13ISK also support PCIe and NVMe on the M.2 connector or is it SATA only?
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09-13-2016 10:48 AM
Hi WalterWolf ,
Welcome to the COmmunity FOrums.
For the Yoga 900 13ISK based from the hardware specification (page 27) :
SSD: • 256 GB or 512 GB, SATA
Sample part number MZNLN512HCJH Model: PM871
Interface: Serial ATA 6.0 Gbps Form Factor: M.2
PCIe is not used in this model for the M.2 technology unlike the newer Yoga 900 as with this review (14:20).
Hope this help answer your query.
09-13-2016 11:51 PM
Thanks for your answer. As she says in the video, the SSD uses the SATA interface. I'm aware of that (altough mine is an hynx SSD and not Samsung, but still as fast).
I'm more interrested in the limitations of the M.2 interface of the Yoga and not of the SSD. I can't see anywhere if the 13ISK does support PCIe or not, I only know and see that it is only sold with SATA.
I also do not know about the hardware difference between the 13ISK and 13ISK2 except for a better GPU (Intel Graphics 520 vs 540) and that the ISK2 is sold with PCIe SSDs.
09-14-2016 07:38 AM
Hi WalterWolf ,
General YOGA 900 (13'') Platform Specifications:
M.2 SSD :
Some: M.2 SSD / SATA 6.0Gb/s
Some: M.2 SSD / PCIe 3.0 x 4, 32Gb/s
To match which would have SATA and which have PCIe support here on the product specifications sheet showing Lenovo YOGA 900-13ISK 256GB / 512GB SSD M.2 and Lenovo YOGA 900-13ISK2 256GB / 512GB SSD M.2 PCIe based with each machine numbers.
Reading on tech reviews can also help similar to this as quoted " The SSD is upgradeable and it lives in an M.2 slot. Lenovo went with SATA interface SSDs rather than the faster PCIe"
Base on the documents , I would not encourage you to buy M.2 upgrade storage for expected PCIe performance since it may not be electrically active on the port.
I hope the product specification sheet help you answer your query more.
09-19-2016 04:24 AM
Thank again for your answer. It looks like PCIe isnt supported if I look at the specifications sheets although it doesnt specificy that its not supported either. So I'm still unsure and maybe I can try it out at some point in the future to be sure... But for now I will accept your answer as solution since its the nearest I can get to an answer.
05-14-2017 10:53 PM
I have a 80MK002CUS (according to the Lenovo autodetect utility), which isn't on the list and I can't find it online. I'm trying to determine if it will support an NVMe SSD drive, specifically a Samsung 960 EVO.
11-13-2017 11:38 AM - edited 11-13-2017 11:41 AM
The topic is solved but I haven't seen the solution.
As far as I have seen all Mainboards of the Yoga 900 13ISK have NVMe/Sata and no "just Sata" ports. => NVMe should be possible with a Yoga 900 13ISK.
Are there any news that an NVMe device definitely will not work?
THNX 4 the info.
P.S.: As I will receive a Samsung 961 512GB device for an other PC I could check if it works with the Yoga.
=> If somebody is still interested in late 2017: Let me know and I'll check if it is possible... ;->
12-08-2017 02:28 AM
11-16-2018 04:49 PM
I have Lenovo yoga 900-13ISK. I tried upgrading SSD using Samsung SSD 960 EVO M.2 and it did not work. I had to return it. It supports SATA only. It does not work with PCIe and NVMe.