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Samsung 970 SSD Family and P70

2018-05-21, 0:44 AM

Has anyone tried the new Samsumng 970 EVO or PRO models a P70 machine?

 

I could really use the new 2 TB sticks but am a little bit "gun shy" to risk the money and the health of my machine, without the benefit of hearing some wisdom from others. 

 

Thoughts, please?

 

 

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Re: Samsung 970 SSD Family and P70

2018-05-23, 13:56 PM

I too would like to know more about the Samsung 970 SSD models for P70. I just took a look on CDW and the 970's are less expensive than 960's. Are there any issues with 970 on P70?

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Re: Samsung 970 SSD Family and P70

2019-06-01, 5:12 AM

Just installed a 970 Evo Plus using Samsung Data Migration tool. Simply added the second drive to the second slot, cloned it, restart, hit enter and go to bios, change startup disk to the Evo Plus.

 

I want to keep the old disk (950 evo pro) and Windows put the old disk offline because of the same signature so I went to diskpart, selected the old disk, took it online and clean to wipe out all partitions. Then added a partition via disk manager to the old disk.

 

I have the latest bios installed on the P70.

 

Posting in case the info is useful to someone as there's not much online about this.

 

crysaldiskmark is attached

 

 

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Re: Samsung 970 SSD Family and P70

2019-06-01, 16:24 PM

There have been issues reported using retail (as opposed to OEM) samsung drives on P50/P70 related to the HDD passwords that can be set in the BIOS


Rich


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Re: Samsung 970 SSD Family and P70

2019-06-01, 17:57 PM

After about a year in my P70 as primary drive, I can report that my 1 TB 970 Pro seems to be working just fine.

 

Can't speak to any issue of encryption as I don't use t.

 

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Re:Samsung 970 SSD Family and P70

2020-05-31, 6:20 AM

Recently purchased a 970 EVO Plus 500gb for my second slot in a Thinkpad P71, but being a novice, I have some questions.


1) Is the setup as simple as... A) place in new drive B) clone everything from old to new with Data Migration/Samsung Magician C) set in bios for boot to be on new drive D) and basically done?

2) How do I wipe original drive? I found online that I could format it in disk management, but the format option isn't available when I right-click the drive. Should I use Samsung Magician instead, since my old drive is also made by Samsung? 

3) If I keep the old drive as storage, would it slow down my new 970 EVO, or would it be faster to simply own 1 1TB EVO 970 drive?

 

TY
Flynn

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