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Re: NGFF / M.2 compatibility on W550S / T550

2015-03-16, 14:25 PM

Yes, I was aware of that but I am gunning for the 2280 for capacity, not speed. 2242 tops out at 256GB currently. Thanks SO MUCH for the internal photo!

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Re: NGFF / M.2 compatibility on W550S / T550

2015-03-19, 16:39 PM

Just wondered if there might be an update on how the Adata M.2 is working out ?

 

Also where you bought it if you can.
Searching for ASP900NS34-256GM-C it looks like Amazon is the only option, and their picture is suspicious.
http://www.amazon.com/ADATA-USA-Premier-0-85-Inch-ASP900NS34-256GM-C/dp/B00LBEXAX8

NewEgg might have it, but it is never in stock.

 

Thanks

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Re: NGFF / M.2 compatibility on W550S / T550

2015-03-19, 17:44 PM

The SSD is still going great! Its this one on newegg thats now sold out ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211953 ) It gets about 480mb read 190mb write when running on the OS its intalled with. The speeds aren't as fast as my ADATA mSata running on my lenovo y580 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211663 ) which gets about 490mb read 320mb write on crystal disk sequential.

 

It matched exactly from the pictures on newegg and did not come with a screw, but the W550s has screws in the slots ready anyway. I would suspect the one from amazon would be the exact same as the newegg one, but I also noticed the suspiscous pictures and thats why I went with newegg. Neweggs was also only $125 at the time.

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Re: NGFF / M.2 compatibility on W550S / T550

2015-03-20, 15:35 PM

Thanks for the response. As luck would have it these showed up on NewEgg the same day and I was able to order one.


Did you expect a write speed of 190mb? The specs at NewEgg lead you to believe write speed would be around 500mb.
I saw on Amazon some users of the Transcend are reporting around 500/300mb for read/write. On the fourth page of reviews here. Almost double the advertised write speed.
http://www.amazon.com/Transcend-MTS400-Solid-State-TS256GMTS400/dp/B00KLTPUG4

 

We'll try it and see what how it goes.

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Re: NGFF / M.2 compatibility on W550S / T550

2015-03-20, 19:13 PM

I was hoping to get higher, but I haven't put too much thought into it due to the laptop doesn't have any way to set to AHCI that I'm aware of. We would have to see a full professional review of the ADATA SP900, and also have to see someone try out the Transcend, MydidgitalSSD, or Kingmax ones in the W550s for comparison to be sure.

 

If you would be willing when you get it, id also like to see how your's performs on crystaldiskmark while its empty and before setting it to the boot drive!

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Re: NGFF / M.2 compatibility on W550S / T550

2015-03-25, 14:45 PM

I have the Adata SP900 M.2 installed in my T540p.  As SoundChaos said, it's easy. I used the free version of EaseUS to clone my boot drive and changed the boot prom to look for this drive.

 

I think the CrystalDisk benchmarks are pretty good. Sequential read/write is 466/264. The 4K read/write is 17/77. If I get gallery access I'll post the benchmark. As a boot drive it feels between a Samsung 840 and Samsung 850 ECO. The Samsungs benchmark higher for sequential but the Adata is between the two on the 4K writes.

 

I use Rapid Cache on a Samsung mSata and like the benefit. For this drive I installed Romex PrimoCache. My first time to try it, but it seems to be pretty good and adds some snap.

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Re: NGFF / M.2 compatibility on W550S / T550

2015-04-04, 20:37 PM
Are you using WINDOWS 7 / 8.1?

It seems you have used the machine for more two weeks by now.
How's your system? Never crash?

I am using Samsung mSATA(with msata to m2 adapter) and my machine crash once a day.

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Re: NGFF / M.2 compatibility on W550S / T550

2015-04-05, 2:11 AM

I use the Lenovo version of 8.1. Being up 4 & more days is normal. I go into hibernation instead of shutting down.

 

I'm using the Samsung 256G mSata in a T430 as a boot drive. It has been flawless for me. The interface is sata2 so it gets throttled down. That's why I started using Rapid cache. It's a modest machine with the i5-3320M, but the caching performance is so good usibility is only a little step down from the T540 with the i7-4700. Pretty average "browsers & spreadsheets" kind of usage. Never even a hick-up.

 

The Adata 256G M.2 has been invisible so far: No issues. Just works. Native performance felt rather average so I've been using the Romex PrimoCache to add punch. Once it gets above 20% hit rate it has real good response. Adata uses a Sandforce controller so characteristics are different but I'm happy with the performance.

 

The Adata 2280 in this article is consistently 5-7% faster than my 2242 but otherwise almost identical.
http://www.thessdreview.com/our-reviews/adata-premier-pro-sp900-m-2-2280-sata-ssd-review-256gb/?PageSpeed=noscript

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Re: NGFF / M.2 compatibility on W550S / T550

2015-04-05, 2:35 AM
Cool.. my BSOD problem troubled me for weeks.
First I thought it's drivers problem.. but now I figured out it's M2 compatible issues or 8GBX2 memory issues(I bought new memory separately) or ghost system issues(I ghost the original lenovo win8.1 from HDD to MSATA SSD)

Now I just switch the original 4GB memory back and see if the BSOD will happen agian.

You said Adata 256G M.2 doesn't have issues, just for regular work? Have you tird to maximum the system performance? Such as playing 3D games, using Adobe or high-system requie software to work for a long time? If that's still stable, I think ta 256G M.2 is really good.

If re-install the win8.1 is still not solving issues, I probably have to buy Adata 2242 256GB.. since w550s only support 2242 in length.

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Re: NGFF / M.2 compatibility on W550S / T550

2015-04-06, 15:16 PM

I've done well with G.Skill memory. Crucial Ballistix seem to be recommended most often in the forums. Both of these are excellent.
   http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231709
   http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148729

 

I don't have problems in that it is not crashing, but it is slower than I expected. The Transcend 256 on Amazon is getting good reviews and they are posting better benchmarks than what I'm getting with Adata. I'd recommend trying the Trancend first.
   http://www.amazon.com/Transcend-MTS400-Solid-State-TS256GMTS400/dp/B00KLTPUG4
   http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA24G22K5691

 

 

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