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practical
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Is SM951 SSD Firmware Upgrade Possible (P70)

This evening, I happened upon a benchmark that I had not seen before and tried it with my P70.

 

http://www.userbenchmark.com

 

While overall machine performance indicators were very high, NVMe SSD sequential read performance between my two Lenovo-supplied 512 GB devices demonstrated a significant disparity.  Further, the faster one contains firmware ver. 6L0Q and the slower one, 5L0Q -- the parts appear to be  otherwise identical:

 

NVMe SSDs in P70.PNG

I am assuming this variation is probably due to rev. level of firmware.  Does anyone know of a method (and location) for obtaining and installing the latest updates for these particular devices?  I have tried Samsung Magican 4.97 (and installed the Samsung Storage Controller driver but cannnot locate a disk driver, other than the default one from Microsoft) -- the options to update firmware as well as optimize disk, etc. are greyed-out and unavailable.

 

Any help would be appreciated.

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P70, Xeon 1505 CPU, 64 GB ECC RAM, Samsung 970 Pro 1 TB + 512 GB NVMe Drives, 1 TB HDD, DVD-RW, 4 K Display, NVIDIA Quadro M4000
W700 model 2757-CTO (8 GB RAM, Crucial MX-100 SSD + Hitachi TravelStar 1 TB 7200 RPM Drives, Bluray R/W, NVIDIA Quadro FX3700M, WUXGA); Windows 7 Ultimate SP-1, W700 Mini-Dock
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Re: Is SM951 SSD Firmware Upgrade Possible (P70)

This is the firmware level in of the SM951 SSDs installed in my P70:

 

SM951_Firware.JPG


P70 XEON 1505, BIOS 2.27, UHD 4k Display, 64GB non-ECC RAM, M3000M NVIDIA GPU, RAID 1 512GB Samsung 951 PCIe-NVMe SSD x 2, 2x Samsung 850 Pro 1TB SSD. EM7455 WWAN
P1. BIOS 1.17,Xeon Processor, 32GB, PM981 1TB x 2, RAID 1
T460s, BIOS 1.20, WQHD display, 20GB RAM, I7-6600U, Samsung PM961 1TB PCIe-NVMe SSD, EM7455 WWAN
T470s, 16GB RAM, BIOS 1.10, i7-7500, WQHD display, 512GB PM961 PCIe NVMe SSD
practical
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Re: Is SM951 SSD Firmware Upgrade Possible (P70)

That's the same as on one of mine.  Are you able to use Magician to update your firmware or is it unavailable as well?

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P70, Xeon 1505 CPU, 64 GB ECC RAM, Samsung 970 Pro 1 TB + 512 GB NVMe Drives, 1 TB HDD, DVD-RW, 4 K Display, NVIDIA Quadro M4000
W700 model 2757-CTO (8 GB RAM, Crucial MX-100 SSD + Hitachi TravelStar 1 TB 7200 RPM Drives, Bluray R/W, NVIDIA Quadro FX3700M, WUXGA); Windows 7 Ultimate SP-1, W700 Mini-Dock
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Re: Is SM951 SSD Firmware Upgrade Possible (P70)

My SSDs both came with the latest firmware configured in a RAID 1 array. Magician does not work on the SM951.


P70 XEON 1505, BIOS 2.27, UHD 4k Display, 64GB non-ECC RAM, M3000M NVIDIA GPU, RAID 1 512GB Samsung 951 PCIe-NVMe SSD x 2, 2x Samsung 850 Pro 1TB SSD. EM7455 WWAN
P1. BIOS 1.17,Xeon Processor, 32GB, PM981 1TB x 2, RAID 1
T460s, BIOS 1.20, WQHD display, 20GB RAM, I7-6600U, Samsung PM961 1TB PCIe-NVMe SSD, EM7455 WWAN
T470s, 16GB RAM, BIOS 1.10, i7-7500, WQHD display, 512GB PM961 PCIe NVMe SSD

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