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Samsung SSD NVME compatibility with P52

2019-10-24, 15:11 PM

Hello,

 

I want to buy a SSD SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS, 500GB, MZ-V7S500BW, PCIE GEN 3.0, NVME 1.3 to put in Thinkpad P52 20M9.

 

SSD Product code is: 'MZ-V7S500BW' on the website I want to buy from. I saw also that on other websites the ssd has code 'MZ-V7S500', without the 'BW' at the end. Don't know what those characters mean..

 

Could you please tell me if model  'MZ-V7S500BW' is compatible with Thinkpad P52 20M9? I heard that not all codes are compatible and also the person from the website that sells the ssd said the same.. Lenovo live chat did not help, so I thought to test my luck in here :)

 

Thanks a lot!

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Re: Samsung SSD NVME compatibility with P52

2019-10-24, 15:29 PM

First, I would expect it to work, but the safest thing is to buy Lenovo-branded parts because those are the ones tested and certified for use.  When buying non-Lenovo parts, always confirm return policy of sellers.  When I have had problems with non-Lenovo drives, they have mostly been related to ATA passwords (set via BIOS), so I always test those features.


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Re: Samsung SSD NVME compatibility with P52

2019-10-24, 15:41 PM

Hi, first of all, thanks for the quick reply.

 

As I see in Thinkpad harware compatibility excel, SSD that would fit is this one:

https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/accessories-and-monitors/memory-and-storage/storage/HDD-BO-ThinkCentre-512GB-M-2-SSD/p/4XB0Q11720

 

Part number:  4XB0Q11720

 

It costs right now 280$ and I also cannot find it in my country in Europe.. The Samsung NVME I found costs around 120$ and is in stock..

 

So, this is the reason I don't buy the Lenovo product and search for an alternative.. Also I saw in this post that the Samsung Evo Plus is recommeded:

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-upgrade-ssd-your-lenovo-thinkpad-p52

 

I am not sure only about the differences between those codes given by samsung..

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Re: Samsung SSD NVME compatibility with P52

2019-10-24, 16:04 PM

As I said, I would expect it to work.  I often buy parts the way you describe, based on features and price.  I simply say that the non-Lenovo parts are not guaranteed to work and you should test them if you use them.  Also, as I said, always check on a seller's return policy.  The Lenovoo branded parts may have customized firmware, but also, any OEM-branded parts may not work with drive-maker's software. like Samsome Magician.  Firmware updates come from the computer maker instead of the drive maker.


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