11-15-2016 06:56 AM
I need help with an SSD nvm2 SM961 from Samsung. The bios of my Yoga 900 does not recognize the SSD. I bought the SSD and would like to use it as it is much faster. Please Lenovo the machine is recent you must be able to install recent components.
Lenovo Helped with linux, do the same with the new NVD SSDs.
11-16-2016 08:10 AM
Hi pviolas ,
Samsung nvm2 SM96 is not supported by the BIOS on the M.2 slot on the Yoga 900 13isk and may not be electronically active as it is not detected in the BIOS unlike the Yoga 900s that does have an NVMe interface support.
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
Hope this helps answer your query.
11-16-2016 02:47 PM
I'm sorry for insisting, but I would like to have a SSD with this performance. Unfortunately I already bought the SM961 and did not want to have to sell it. A bios update would not solve the problem. Linux was solved with a bios upgrade and this couldn't. There will be a lot of people interested in upgrading to a disk with perfomance. Thank you
11-17-2016 07:55 PM - edited 11-17-2016 09:17 PM
If the m.2 slot in the machine does not have the physical PCIe/NVMe bus lines, and I don't think it does, then no BIOS update will enable the use of an NVMe drive.
I am not a Lenovo employee
01-24-2017 06:57 PM
I also have the yoga 900 13ISK and I need to replace the "broken" SSD. Like you, I want to get the highest performance SSD available for this laptop. What did you end up getting? Or did you stay with your previous purchase? BTW, does it come with Windows 10 pre-installed? How would I get Win10 installed if it's not?
If you don't know about the WIn10 part, that's fine. I'm more worried about not getting the wrong SSD.