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SuperMario77
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Upgrade ThinkPad L570 with Samsung 960 EVO M.2 NVMe SSD 1TB

Hello,

 

I will get a new laptop ThinkPad L570 from my company. It will have a standard SATA3 256GB SSD installed.

I want to upgrade the laptop and want to install a "Samsung 960 EVO MZ-V6E1T0BW NVMe SSD (1TB)".

 

Question 1: How does the SATA connector of the 2,5'' main storage tray looks like? Is it a SATA Express (SATAe) connector? Does it look like this?

Sieht der SATA Express Anschluss im L570 so aus? Mit dieser Nase in der Mitte?Does the SATA Express connector look like this? With this  nose/nibble in the middle?

Question 2: Will it be possible to run a Samsung 960 EVO NVMe SSD 1TB in the L570? I know it will not have the full speed, because the L570 only provides 2 lanes PCIe 3.0, but this would be okay for me.

 

Question 3: Where can I get the Lenovo adapter/converter/tray (SATA Express to M.2 NVMe), if this adapter was missing in my delivered L570, because there was installed only a standard 2,5'' SATA SSD? I searched the whole internet for it, no luck.

 

Question 4: DeLock has some adpaters for M.2/NVMe (http://www.delock.de/produkte/1097_SATA-Express/62786/merkmale.html?setLanguage=en), but I don't know if the adapter would fit into the L570. There is a little "block" (red arrows in the below picture) in the middle of the adapter connector which doesn't fit to the connector image from the top. And furthermore this Delock adapter is 9,5mm in height instead of 7mm:

Diese Nase passt glaub ich nicht in den SATA Express Anschluss oder?This litle "block" will not fit into the  SATA Express connector of the L570, or?

Can I use this DeLock adapter in my L570 and will the Samsung 860 EVO run via NVMe/2 PCIe lanes?

 

Regards,

SuperMario77

SuperMario77
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Re: Upgrade ThinkPad L570 with Samsung 960 EVO M.2 NVMe SSD 1TB

Is there really nobody who can help me with this issue? I saw that another user has the same question of this topic ("metoo" tag).

I only need the information how to get this special "M.2 to Lenovo SATA-Express"-Adapter to put a M.2 NVMe SSD into the 2,5'' slot.

 

2018-03-20 11_20_24-Lenovo Thinkpad L570.jpgThe adapter should look like this

JDGillis
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Re: Upgrade ThinkPad L570 with Samsung 960 EVO M.2 NVMe SSD 1TB

I believe the part numbers you need are the ones below gathered from the System Service Parts / Mechanical Assemblies page for the L570, but unfortunately both appear to be currently out of stock at Lenovo Encompass Parts.    

 

 

01AY477    Lin-2 FRU M.2 adapter ASM for LIN2(except thermal-Plate)      

 

 

 

01AW205    Merlyn FRU DIS&UMA SSD thermal plate,Sunon

 

 

I would certainly verify with encompass that these are indeed the correct parts before ordering, but I believe that they are

 

Best of luck,

garrcomp
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Re: Upgrade ThinkPad L570 with Samsung 960 EVO M.2 NVMe SSD 1TB

You need one of these I believe. I live next to MC but I'm sure you can grab one at Newegg or similar. 

 

http://www.microcenter.com/product/442309/M2_SSD_to_SATA_III_Interface_Adapter_with_25_HDD_Mounting_...

 

 

SuperMario77
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Re: Upgrade ThinkPad L570 with Samsung 960 EVO M.2 NVMe SSD 1TB

Thanks for all the information. It seems this part 01AY477 is difficult to get. I live in Germany and a request to Lenovo brings the following result: "This part must be ordered abroad and could take 6 - 8 weeks to deliver" :-(

otheos
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Re: Upgrade ThinkPad L570 with Samsung 960 EVO M.2 NVMe SSD 1TB

Why do you need NVMe? The PCIe bus is limited to 2x and the speed of the 960Evo will be max 1700/1500 read/write. While this all sounds amazing compared to the SATA3 550/530 speeds, unless you use the drive for sequential read/write (4K video processing etc), you will see no difference in performance. I have tried it and it makes absolutely no difference. I use my laptop for office/web/coding/photo and some light video editing and processing and the 960Evo made no difference compared to the SATA SSD my laptop had. 

 

I would suggest you save your money and time and get yourself a SATA3 SSD with the capacity you need. Unless of course your laptop is used differently to mine and you think the sequential speed will make a difference in some specific applicaiton.

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