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Confirm which of these is compatible with the Lenovo X1 Carbon 3Gen, 20BS type

2016-02-16, 2:00 AM

• Samsung 950 PRO -Series 512GB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD 2-Inch MZ-V5P512BW.
• Samsung XP941 512GB AHCI M.2 80mm PCIe 2.0 x4 SSD - MZHPU512HCGL - OEM
• Samsung SM951 512GB NVMe MZVPV512HDGL-00000 M.2 80mm PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD - OEM

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Re: Confirm which of these is compatible with the Lenovo X1 Carbon 3Gen, 20BS type

2016-02-16, 2:05 AM

Good day and welcome to the community.

 

The Gen3 Carbon does not support NVMe. That was introduced in the Gen4.

The AHCI drive may/should work, but I'm not 100% positive. I seem to recall some discussion in the community about specific PCIe AHCI models having difficulty. If I find the discussion, I'll edit this post.

 

Edit to add: A member reports success with the XP941 here >>> https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/Carbon-X1-Gen3-SSD-questions/m-p/2049203

 

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Re: Confirm which of these is compatible with the Lenovo X1 Carbon 3Gen, 20BS type

2016-02-16, 2:05 AM

Good day and welcome to the community.

 

The Gen3 Carbon does not support NVMe. That was introduced in the Gen4.

The AHCI drive may/should work, but I'm not 100% positive. I seem to recall some discussion in the community about specific PCIe AHCI models having difficulty. If I find the discussion, I'll edit this post.

 

Edit to add: A member reports success with the XP941 here >>> https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/Carbon-X1-Gen3-SSD-questions/m-p/2049203

 

Regards.


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Re: Confirm which of these is compatible with the Lenovo X1 Carbon 3Gen, 20BS type

2016-02-16, 13:52 PM
Also Samsung Evo 850 M.2 works in x1 Carbon 3rd gen
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Re: Confirm which of these is compatible with the Lenovo X1 Carbon 3Gen, 20BS type

2016-02-16, 16:57 PM

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Also Samsung Evo 850 M.2 works in x1 Carbon 3rd gen

For clarity, that's an SATA III drive. As such, it will be significantly slower than PCIe AHCI.

Based on the top post, speed/performance would seem safe to assume as the intent.

 

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Re: Confirm which of these is compatible with the Lenovo X1 Carbon 3Gen, 20BS type

2016-02-16, 17:05 PM

well thats not true, that one gives 500-550MB/s read/write speed just like a normal 2.5 SATA 3 SSD does, from Samsung

 

Also PCI-e would be faster yes but one i wrote is still fast enough to w.e you need it for i don't see any slow downs on it.

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