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NVMe power and thermal management support for Samsungs 960 ssds

2017-04-02, 13:46 PM

As Amy_Lenovo wrote here thermal and power managment for Samsung 960 NVMe SSD were not supported in Thinkpads.

1. Does situation have changed?

As users wrote here on forum, Samsung ssds works in Thinkpad, as I understand without thermal and power managment. 2. Maybe this limitation can be resolved by BIOS or NVMe driver update, if its not hardware limitation?

3. Latest thinkpads have already supports Samsung NVMe fully?

4. Whats the risk of taking 960 ssd in thinkpad without power/thermal management?

I use my machine for software development, no large file processing or 100GB files that I copy often.

Anyone and Lenovo support please help Thinkpads user!!!

Regards

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Re: NVMe power and thermal management support for Samsungs 960 ssds

2017-04-02, 14:15 PM

Well.. Although there is no official support,

my P70 is working well with this.

After attaching a 1mm thermal pad on the 960 pro,

it didn't reached over 50C.

 

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Re: NVMe power and thermal management support for Samsungs 960 ssds

2017-04-02, 15:08 PM

You are using 960 pro as bootable OS drive?

Can You give me the link to thermal pad that You bought?

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Re: NVMe power and thermal management support for Samsungs 960 ssds

2017-04-02, 18:56 PM

I also have a Samsung 960 PCIe-NVMe SSD in my P70 (as a boot drive) and working fine. I have a second 2.5" SSD in the drive bay.

 

Please reply to let us know:

(a) where you got the thermal pad for your Samsung 960 drive, and

(b) how you are monitoring the temperature?

Thanks.

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Re: NVMe power and thermal management support for Samsungs 960 ssds

2017-04-02, 19:38 PM

Oh yes, very interested in m.2 thermal pad! link pls.

P50 LENOVO 20EN / Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 / 16 DDR4 Ram / Samsung 512GB PRO Nvme/ NVIDIA Quadro M2000M

W520 / 2.2ghz i7 4core / 2x4gb DDR 3 RAM / 256 gb Samsung 810 PRO SSD / NVIDIA Quadro M1000M
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Re: NVMe power and thermal management support for Samsungs 960 ssds

2017-04-03, 18:49 PM

Running Lenovo P50 with 2 x 1TB Samsung 960 Pro NVME SSDs + 1 x Seagate 2GB HDD.  No problems encountered thus far.

 

The SSD temperature is not being reported to Open Hardware Monitor, or PerfectDisk SMART status.  However, I'd expect that Samsungs own DTG internal monitoring should throttle the SSD if for any reason it gets above its threshold temperature:

 

"The 960 PRO boasts 1.2 PBW* for the 2TB model. For further reliability, DTG (Dynamic Thermal Guard) monitors and adjusts the temperature of the SSD, protecting data and achieving optimal responsiveness."

 

Another forum suggests that temperature/throttling should not be an issue unless the disk is stress tested, e.g. no problem under normal usage conditions.

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Re: NVMe power and thermal management support for Samsungs 960 ssds

2017-04-05, 10:30 AM

Has anyone contacted Samsung regarding this "issue"?

 

Perhaps Samsung needs to patch their firmware?

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Re: NVMe power and thermal management support for Samsungs 960 ssds

2017-04-05, 12:31 PM

I am not sure this link is the thing you want, but.. here you are.

 

http://www.thermal-grizzly.com/en/products/13-minus-pad-8-en

 

temperature monitering is done using HWmonitor utility.

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Re: NVMe power and thermal management support for Samsungs 960 ssds

2017-09-28, 0:24 AM

Don't have a ThinkPad yet, but I've had some success with these in a workstation.

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06W2FZ592/

 

Curious though how parkyere applied the pads in that P70.  

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Re: NVMe power and thermal management support for Samsungs 960 ssds

2017-09-28, 3:43 AM

There was no special skills involved in.

Take a product with 1mm thickness, cut with scissors to fit the size, then apply.

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