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Re: P70: Samsung 960 EVO - 500GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD Commpatibility

2016-12-17, 3:13 AM
That's it !!! One was not inserted all the way.
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Re: P70: Samsung 960 EVO - 500GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD Commpatibility

2016-12-17, 16:20 PM

OK so I'm up and running with my P50 and 2 x Samsung 250GB NVMe SSD 960 EVO m.2 drives. I'm frankly not sure if everything or even anything is correctly installed. For example, Samsung Magician refuses to run. Here are some screen captures:

Dev Manager Showing Disk and Disk Controllers

 

 

And this is Magician's opinion !!!

 

BTW - I needed to download and install Intel RST which was happy with this setup, no complaints.

 

As always, your support is appreciated.    Cheers   Mike

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Re: P70: Samsung 960 EVO - 500GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD Commpatibility

2016-12-17, 16:36 PM

AFAIK Magician does not work with a RAID array.

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Re: P70: Samsung 960 EVO - 500GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD Commpatibility

2016-12-20, 2:48 AM

Happy to report he Evo 960 SSD works wonderfully on the P70.

 

From the BIOS screen it takes only about 17 seconds to boot and start using Windows :)

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Re: P70: Samsung 960 EVO - 500GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD Commpatibility

2016-12-20, 3:48 AM

^ Any issues with Thermal and Power Management?

 

(I'm planning to put a 960 Pro on a P50)

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Re: P70: Samsung 960 EVO - 500GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD Commpatibility

2016-12-20, 4:36 AM

As per my earlier post, we know that thermal and power management do not work for the 960 Pro in a ThinkPad.  This is from Lenovo.  The 960 EVO was not specifically mentioned.

 

How would we test these functions for the 960 EVO?

 

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Re: P70: Samsung 960 EVO - 500GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD Commpatibility

2016-12-20, 5:00 AM
Sorry. What I meant was whether there was any overheating or significant throttling issues because of Lenovo's Firmware incompatibility.

I've seen some sites where they used 3rd party applications to monitor M.2 SSD temps while benchmarking the SSD, with other machines.
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Re: P70: Samsung 960 EVO - 500GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD Commpatibility

2016-12-28, 18:33 PM

Have the same error with a second m.2 SSD from WD.

 

Would you be so kind to explain, how you fixed the problem?

 

The answers above left me a bit troubled....

 

Best regards!

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Re: P70: Samsung 960 EVO - 500GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD Commpatibility

2017-01-13, 9:00 AM

I've been using Samsung 960 EVO for three weeks now on my P50 (NVMe slot 0). No issues so far.

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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Re: P70: Samsung 960 EVO - 500GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD Commpatibility

2017-02-17, 19:29 PM

In order to test wether Thermal and Power managment is working from my experience, is to check CPU c-state percentage at idle, specifically c6-c7 region.

 

Checkout the issue Dell XPS 13 had with their OWN SSDs, had 2 hours of extra battery life with a bios update.

 

In order to check if its working, and would be greatly and deeply appreciated if done by existing users here:

-Install Ubuntu Live on USB drive and boot it. Instructions for those who don't know: https://goo.gl/8mQoAd

-Connect to the internet, and open Software Sources App.

-Make sure the first check boxes are enabled then close and wait for the update to finish.

-Open terminal, type: "sudo apt-get install i7z-gui" without paranthesis , enter,  then hit Y.

-After the command finishes, type: "sudo i7z_GUI" then enter.

-You will see a window, in C6 tab, watch it while not touching the laptop mouse or doing any activity, it should indicate 100% periodically. If it peaks only once in a while then its also working aswell. 

If you are familiar with Linux you could use powertop to log, and display C-state in percentage.

 

I'm looking for buying a P50, but having this issue is a bummer for me especially since battery life is important to me.

As a BIOS modder im also not willing to modify or hack a new device with such limits, already done on my sold Clevo laptop with similiar issue. Would be really great if a Lenovo rep would confirm that 960 EVO wont have these issues, or compatible, but im starting to think this will happen with every SSD other than Lenovo OEM with their custom fw (?).

 

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