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Re: P50 Hard disk drive cable

2016-04-01, 3:58 AM

m.2 drives still have a long way to go:

 

1) Small capacity comparing with 2.5" SSD (you can't beat physics).

2) Easily overheated.  When it's overheated, performance dropped quickly.

3) NVMe (PCIe) performance gain is only seen on sequential reads, which is NOT the most common use case.

 

I'll stick with 2.5" SSD for the time being.  Actually, 2.5" NVMe SSD would a better choice over m.2, considering capacity, heat dispersal, robustness, and price.

 

 

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Re: P50 Hard disk drive cable

2016-04-01, 10:31 AM

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I think most of us are putting in SSD drives.  They are not mechanical and will make a perfect 3rd drive.

 



Very good point. This is an ideal solution to get 3 drives!

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Re: P50 Hard disk drive cable

2016-04-01, 10:33 AM

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m.2 drives still have a long way to go:

 

1) Small capacity comparing with 2.5" SSD (you can't beat physics).

2) Easily overheated.  When it's overheated, performance dropped quickly.

3) NVMe (PCIe) performance gain is only seen on sequential reads, which is NOT the most common use case.

 

I'll stick with 2.5" SSD for the time being.  Actually, 2.5" NVMe SSD would a better choice over m.2, considering capacity, heat dispersal, robustness, and price.

 

 



All very valid points and useful information. Thanks.

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Re: P50 Hard disk drive cable

2016-04-03, 20:43 PM

I just ordered one. Thanks, Lenovo team!

Using: P51/i7/64GB/FHD, X230/i5/16GB/WXGA, M58p/Core2Duo/2GB, Q190/i3/4GB, Q190/Celeron/4GB. Gone: S110/Celeron/2GB/WSVGA, W510/i7/16GB/FHD, W520/i7/32GB/FHD, W530/i7/32GB/FHD, P50/i7/64GB/FHD, E330/i3/8GB/WXGA, E440/i5/8GB/WXGA, E440/i5/16GB/WXGA, E460/i5/16GB/FHD, Yoga2 10/Atom/2GB/WUXGA.
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03-16-2016

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Re: P50 Hard disk drive cable

2016-04-04, 16:37 PM

Just curious if anyone got a better ship date than 4/12/2016 for the kit.

 

Mike

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02-24-2016

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Re: P50 Hard disk drive cable

2016-04-08, 14:08 PM

I ordered this kit on April 1st (no joking), got a shipping date on April 11th, but it was actually shipped today.

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03-16-2016

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Re: P50 Hard disk drive cable

2016-04-08, 15:01 PM

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I ordered this kit on April 1st (no joking), got a shipping date on April 11th, but it was actually shipped today.


Yesterday they changed my shipping date to April 11th and this morning I got a notice mine had shipped today also.

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01-28-2016

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Re: P50 Hard disk drive cable

2016-04-08, 15:54 PM

I was informed by my office that a package from Lenovo arrived today. Ordered about a week ago.

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11-13-2010

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Re: P50 Hard disk drive cable

2016-04-09, 6:47 AM

I order the kit along with the Thinkpad P50 system with the 500GB HDD on April 6th (7th on the east coast of the US), but constantly I have received notifications of cancellation from Lenovo. Annoyingly, the shipping date has been delayed to April 15th, so expect to receive on April 23th. On the order status page, my Storage Kit was shown as "cancelled", the shipping date just disappeared a moment ago. I chatted with a CSR of Lenovo, he said there is a mistake in the system, the order will be shipped. So, I am not really sure what will happen. Should I call Lenovo some days later if the status is still wrong? Anyway, I have ordered an SSD (480GB) for the coming upgrade if all goes well... Figures crossed.

 

 

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Re: P50 Hard disk drive cable

2016-04-10, 5:52 AM

Ordered 4/1, shipped 4/8.

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