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Re: T480s 128 GB Solid State Drive, SATA3 M.2 upgrade later to Samsung 960 PRO M.2 NVMe 1Tb SSD

2018-06-12, 12:10 PM

The slot does support both sata and nvme drives. I replaced the sata 128 with an adata sx8200, I installed windows using the Lenovo recovery usb media to ensure all drivers needed were installed.

 

works great.

 

samsung 970 doesn't seem to have the best power consumption numbers. Pm981 is a better Samsung option but I was worried about support issues as it's an open drive and can't be bought directly.

 

adata sx8200 has some decent looking power consumption numbers, is supported better than the hp ex920 (hps version of the same drive), and is overprovisioned which helps with endurance and recovery times. Performance of the 8200 is great.

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Re: T480s 128 GB Solid State Drive, SATA3 M.2 upgrade later to Samsung 960 PRO M.2 NVMe 1Tb SSD

2019-02-07, 2:26 AM

seeking input from others on this same repalcement strategy of buying a T480s with the 128 GB Solid State Drive, SATA3 M.2 from Lenovo and then replacing it with an Intel SSD 760P Series (1.024TB, M.2 80mm PCIe 3.0 x4, 3D2, TLC).

 

i'd like to confirm the Intel SSD 760P will fit right into the T480s MB without issue and both will function without issues.

 

also would appreciate your pros/cons on this Intel SSD is you have such experience. tyia.

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Re: T480s 128 GB Solid State Drive, SATA3 M.2 upgrade later to Samsung 960 PRO M.2 NVMe 1Tb SSD

2019-02-07, 2:37 AM

I don't know much about that specific drive but the 480s's 2280 slot supports both (either/or) sata and nvme drive in that slot. It's keyed for both types of drive up to 2280 in length. 

 

nvme has theoretical higher performance but usually don't have the best power consumption stats. On a desktop this may not matter but if battery life is important you may want to reconsider.

 

sata is theoretically slower but will generally have lower power consumption.

 

Tomshardware does a decent job of comparing real life power consumption differences if that's important to you.. I have an adata 9800 nvme and it's one of the better for nvme consumption but if I did it again I might look at a crucial mx500 or Samsung evo 860. Barely noticeable speed loses with improved idle and load power consumption seem a good trade off.

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