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XPS 13 with 256GB SanDisk X400 M.2 SSD Issue

Question: XPS 13 with 256GB SanDisk X400 M.2 SSD Issue

Hi, I've just bought a 256GB SanDisk X400, M.2 SSD, SATA III for my XPS 13 9343. I have just installed it and switched on the machine. The bios is saying "MiniCard SSD Device = (none). Obviously the Windows 10 install can't see anything either. Is this drive incompatible with this laptop? Should I be replacing it with a Samsung 250GB 850 EVO M.2 SATA SSD instead?

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Answer: XPS 13 with 256GB SanDisk X400 M.2 SSD Issue

You need the SATA version for this model - yes. The newest XPS 13 supports PCIe/NVMe drives, but the older one you have does not.

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Have installed a SanDisk M.2 x400 1Tb ssd in the workstation,  Updated the HP BIOs and drivers to the latest versions, and made the recommended changes to the Slots in the BIOS settings. Problem: The X400 drive is not visible in the BIOs or by Windows 7 (all the latest patches).  Any thoughs on what to try next?  

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I've got an XPS 13 9343 with a 128GB Samsung PM851 M.2 2280 installed.

I'd like to upgrade this to 1TB and the new Sandisk X400 seems suitable:
o Size: Both M.2 2280
o Keying: PM851: M?; X400: B & M
o Interface: Both: SATA Gen 3.0  6Gb/s
o Power consumption: PM851: 190 / 50 / 2 mW; X400: 70/52/9.7 mW

Anyone tried this yet or have thoughts if it might work?

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Dear guys, help much appreciated. I have bought SSD X400 M.2 SanDisk 256GB and adapter for M.2 PCI-E x4 to install to my Z87

board. System does not recognize it. Please let me know if there is any way it could work on my system.

Asrock Z87 Pro4, BIOS updated.

I can not find any solution online.
Thank you very much.
 

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Hello to all. I've an issue with my T440s. I recently bought a ZTC 256GB M2 SSD online whcih I've installed successfully but I can't seem to be able to format the **bleep** thing and I thought it was faulty but after replacing it with a new one, it seems the SSD is alright.I can see the SSD in the BIOS and in Disk Manager but when I try and format the disk, it sits there for a while and fails to format it. The disk then disappears from Disk Manager or Device manager until the system is rebooted. I also tried via diskpart to do a clean on the disk and the same occurs. I've also tried 3rd party tools using Acronis Disk director and True Image and I can't seem to do anything on the disk. I can partition the disk but I can't format it or even clone to it.I looked in the BIOS and there doesn't seem to be anything obvious. I need your help on this one as I've been scratching my head for quite a while Anyone experienced this in the past ? Is this something wrong with my laptop ?Thanks for your advicesRegardsGaetan

Answer:T440s and ZTC M2 NGFF 256GB SSD issue

Plugged the M2 SSD into a brand new T450s and it's not detected so it's either an issue with ZTC or LENOVO. It's the 2nd SSD I try so I doubt the drive is faulty but simply incompatible

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My Y510P had a 1TB 5400+24GB Cache SSD. I bought a MyDigital SSD m.2 256GB to replace the 24GB m.2 cache ssd on my laptop. I have previously reformatted both of the drives and cleared all of the original lenovo installation including the partition with their recovery software. I purchased a new version of Windows 8.1 and that is what I have installed on the 1TB HDD presently.I was able to replace the ssd successfully. the new 256GB device is recognized in the BIOs. I have it on UEFI boot and have secure boot disabled. I have also uninstalled the SuperCache software and also uninstalled the Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver that was set as the driver for the HDD, in its place i installed the Standard SATA AHCI Controller driver and restarted. I set the DVD drive to be first in the boot order and put my windows 8.1 64-bit disc into the drive. The setup begins and before i even get to the drive selection screen i still recieve an error stating that a recently installed media has a missing driver, and it gives me the option to search for the driver.. i got this error before i uninstalled the SATA Driver as well. Really going crazy trying to get this Win 8.1 installation onto the SSD. I am unable to bypass this error in the 8.1 set up so that i can do a fresh install on my ssd. I want to use the 256GB ssd to install windows and boot from and use the 1tb as purely storage. Any help is appreciated. 

Answer:Y510P - Issue Installing Fresh Win 8.1 from DVD to brand new 256GB m.2 MYDIGITAL SSD

Try removing the 1 TB hdd and install the OS to the ssd. See if you will be able to finish the process.

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I have a 4gb cruzer thumb drive I labeled as "4gb drive". I also have a printer which I connect via usb when I need to print something. I labeled the printer as "printer". The thumb drive is the J-drive and the printer is the H-drive. The problem is somehow my laptop has confused the two. It calls the printer "4gb drive" and the thumb drive as "printer". Both items function without issue. I just can't rename them.
How do I rename each item? When I right click the icon, then rename the icon it goes back to the wrong name.
 

Answer:Sandisk cruzer issue

Sounds like maybe your mount manager is confusing them, have you tried re- setting up the printer to see if that fixes the problem?

I do wan't to point out this is probably not where you want to post this question, you would have better luck if you posted this in the , "Other Software" or "Hardware" section of the site, as this is not a development question...

Wish you the best with your problem..

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I have a 4gb cruzer thumb drive I labeled as "4gb drive". I also have a printer which I connect via usb when I need to print something. I labeled the printer as "printer". The thumb drive is the J-drive and the printer is the H-drive. The problem is somehow my laptop has confused the two. It calls the printer "4gb drive" and the thumb drive as "printer". Both items function without issue. I just can't rename them.
How do I rename each item? When I right click the icon, then rename the icon it goes back to the wrong name.
 

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Hi, I still waiting to see something that will replace the excellent X300. I thought it would be nice to start a post to give people the possibility to tell what they would like to see in a ThinkPad "X400" Myself:13,3 inch screenHD resolution IPS ( we have the right to dream! but at least 1450X900)A good trackpad with physical buttonsata and msata like in the X220I7 generation or betterRemovable battery (not like the X1)3lbs with the battery8 hours battery life (real life, so 14 hours for your specs)Slimmer design (like the X300 was, the X220 is thicker)RJ45 and video port at the back of the computer... why you put it on the side?No more connectivity on the right side of the laptop (most of us are right handed)A screen panel with no flex.A good BIOS that works out of the box for everybody.Price tag: 2000-3000$ Share you ideas, maybe lenovo will look at it and decide to make a the perfect laptop. 





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Answer:I'm still waiting for a X400

I think the T4x0s in many ways. I don't think Lenovo would sell many laptop if it is priced at the 2000 to 3000 in the NA market.

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Guys,
I have some problem with my Exchange once I removed x400 from my user's e-mail property. That user will not be able to sent e-mail to any of the distribution list created in my Exchange Server 5.5
Reason for the removal is to prevent external e-mails from getting into their mailbox. I also removed the SMTP protocol but left the MS protocol alone. I only want them to receive/send e-mails internally and not externally. Am I doing it right or is there something I missed?

Gracias
Keet

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Answer:{Advice Given} - Exchange - X400 ??

Greetings

Um... yeah. You removed the wrong email address. If you do not want them to get external mail, then remove the SMTP address. If you want them to continue getting internal mail, then leave the X400 address. Exchange uses the X400 address for internal mail.

The best solution, would be to re-enter his X400 address. If you are not sure how it is setout, then what you can do is:

Download the user's mailbox into a local PST, then remove his account from the exchange server, and recreate it. Then upoload the PST back onto the exchange box.

Cheers

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Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

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Website: www.xperts.co.za/reuel/multiboot

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Hello there.
I have a Sandisk Cruzer usb and I accidentally erased the file that came on the usb itself and now the device is unreadable to some of my other devices (DVD Player, media players, ect.). I tried looking at the sandisk website for help, I tried google for about an hour and still can't find any thing thats even relevant to this matter. So if anyone knows how to fix this please help, I really need the usb to work again.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: Sandisk Cruzer 8GB missing sandisk files.

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Hello,

first off, I hope I am posting this in the right sub-section. If not, I apologize (and feel free to move it to the relevant section).

My general query is to do with SSDs and Bitlocker encryption.

Description:
I recently upgraded my primary SSD (with boot and OS partitions) from an entry-level Kingston 120GB SSDNow V300 to a 240GB SanDisk Extreme PRO SSD, hoping that I would notice some improvement, if not in real-life usage then at least in benchmarks, despite my primary goal for this upgrade being the increase in disk space.

Issue:
The problem is that not only did I not see any improvement, but the results were worse than before.
The only difference between the two disks is that the first had Bitlocker AES-128 with diffuser, and
the second has Bitlocker AES-256 with diffuser. Everything else in the build remains unchanged.

I understand that moving to AES-256 means taking a hit in performance, but I assumed that the better (and newer) SSD would compensate for this.

I read through all the relevant threads on this forum (like this one) as well as through other sites on the net. My understanding is that software encryption and SSDs (especially those with a controller that is designed for compression of data, like the SandForce on my original Kingston V300) do not go hand in hand.
However, my Sandisk SSD has a Marvell controller, which I take it does better with data that cannot be compressed (i.e. encrypted), so that should not be the issue.

Bas... Read more

Answer:Sandisk Extreme Pro SSD with Bitlocker encryption performance issue

It is slower because the 256bit encryption requires more time on the CPU. The drive may perform faster, but the CPU/Motherboard is the same and it is your bottleneck, not the SSD.

To get better performance from bitlocker, you need to have an eDrive capable SSD.

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Hi,

Has anyone ever tried installing a SanDisk SSD to a Toshiba Satellite laptop or know if these two in general are compatible or not?

I am specificially looking into insalling a 240 GB SanDisk Ultra II SSD on my Toshiba A200-1BP, or PSAECE-01U00XTE, to replace the existing 160 GB Toshiba 2.5" SATA HDD (MK1637GSX).

The SSD seems to have the right form (2.5") and the interface (SATA) but I am not sure if these two are enough to ensure compatibility. Unfortunately, SanDisk says (unlike Crucial for example) it does not provide compatibility information for specific computer models. Thank you.

Alper

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I have a Dell X300 Ultralight. What I want to know is if the Dell X400 Ultralight will sync/is compatible with the dock that came with the X300. Thanks in advance.
 

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Hello,i'm looking at buying the dell inspiron 15 7000 with : i7-7500U,256GB SSD,940MX and the 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Truelife LED-Backlit Display. I wanted to know if the 256gb ssd will be big enough and is there an internal hard drive option or not? if there is,please can you find me the correct size one!

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I have the above laptop with 256gb SSD but I know it will be short of capacity. I've been told I can fit it with 1TB RAM by using either a sandisc 1tb x400m.2 Sata high speed SSD. Or a sandisc x400 1tb 2.5 Sata performance SSD. Please can anyone advise which disc is suitable











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Answer:I want to change my 256GB SSD for 1TB

You are doing just fine, ma'am.  I actually have a very similar laptop, the Zbook 15 G3 and mine came with just a hard drive and I have since added an SSD and an M.2 mSSD to it and a video card so I am familiar with what you can do and how you should proceed.  Here is the Service Manual: Manual See the diagram on page 41. The dark rectangular thing is a 2.5 inch hard drive or solid state drive, SATA interface and the thinner rectangular thing to the left of that with the image showing how to turn the screw imposed over it is the smaller M.2 type hard drive:  Your laptop takes either the SATA variety M.2 mSSD disk or the PCi-e (NVME) kind. On that all you need to think is fast (SATA) and faster (NVME). So the two Sandisk options you ask about represent examples of either the bigger dark thing or the smaller drive. If you replace the smaller drive you are going to have to reload the software onto it. If you just add one of the 2.5 inch drives you can just stick it in there and use it for storage and move your documents, pictures, etc. onto it. That is the setup I have. My OS is on a 256 gig NVME M.2 and then I have a 500 gig SATA 2.5 inch SSD for storage. Plenty for me, but you feel you need 1 TB. So, moving on, the issue for your adding a 2.5 inch drive is whether HP provided you with the mounting hardare which you would need to install the drive. Since my laptop was delivered with a 2.5 inch drive, it included that hardware. Since ... Read more

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Question: 256GB SSD Option?

I see that Lenovo is now selling the 256GB SSD by itself for $849.  However, it appears that the largest SSD hard drive they are selling as an option when purchasing a new computer is 128GB.  Any idea on when Lenovo will start allowing 228GB SSD's to be put into newly purchased T400s computers?  Ty

Answer:256GB SSD Option?

Lenovo will offer that soon on the optional hard drive section.  But I highly recommend a Crucial 256GB which you can buy for far less than Lenovo's 256SSD

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My bro bought me some new HD and it's suppose to be 256 GB but only 31.5 GB's showing up! My comp is a HP Pavillion Media Center 2002 120GB We don't know what's going wrong. First we put the cd in, installed the drivers and we never saw the hd under my computer and then he tried to boot the cd since he said that's what we were suppose to do and my comp just won't boot that cd. Anyways he moved something on the HD and it still didn't work but when I woke up the next morn I turned on my comp and went to my computer, there it was but it only had 31.5 GBs. So now we don't know why it won't give me the rest of my space.
 

Answer:new 256Gb HD only showing 31.5 Gb! :(

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I know for a fact that a 128 GB SSD can be installed. But I would really like that extra space. Many people report to be having trouble with 256 GB ssds (possibly power issues). Can anyone with a T450s testify as to the feasibility of installing a 256GB M.2 SSD (and perhaps using it as a boot drive for a second OS)? If nobody can confirm that it works (i was looking at the 256GB super boot from MyDigitalSSD) then I guess I'll just spring for the 128.

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Could someone recommend a 256GBSSD drive for T61, for example will TP 256GB Fde Solid State Drive Part# 43N3417 work on this Thinkpad model?Thanks in advance,Leonid

Answer:256GB SSD drive for T61?

Leonid,I found your T61 specs here: http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/lenovo-thinkpad-t61/4507-3121_7-32442903.html You do have a SATA HD, but I'm pretty sure the T61 is 2.5". The 43N3417 is 1.8". There might be an adapter to fill in the space between 1.8" & 2.5"??? Here is the Lenovo page for the drive:http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?GroupID=38&Code=43N3417&current-category-id=2478535BAB3C417CA9D77F5867D31462&ProductName=ThinkPad%20laptops They appear to be widely available on the web; check the usual suspects (Amazon, Froogle, cnet, etc.). Some places have it less than Lenovo. Good luck. I am looking at this drive too. However, I would like to know the performance Specs HDTUNE, etc.; the ones you might see on Tom's Hardware. The FDE capability is very compelling for my application.

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hi ,ive just bought this and have a question,?? if I take the existing leads from my hd,and plug them into my ssd ?? can I just load my windows 7 disk and install to the ssd many thanks

Answer:samsung 850 pro 256gb ssd

Yes if you are doing a complete fresh install. Make sure you use Win 7 to format the SSD so that the sector allocations are correctly aligned. Also make sure ACPI is enabled in the BIOS.

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Question: Kingston 256GB USB

Hi I recently bought
Kingston 256GB USB it comes with a default exFAT format is it possible to format it using FAT32 the reason of buying it is to load the images on it and play it back on digital photo frames which unfortunately doesnt detect exFAT. I have a laptop with windows 7 and 64 bit

Answer:Kingston 256GB USB

Hello Anandwadhwa, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could, but you would have to break into 32GB partitions (3 primary (Dk. Blue) and the rest logical (Lt. blue). You would start off by shrinking the 256GB drive (256-32=224*1024=229376) by 229376 MB leaving 32GB. Next, keep shrinking each one by one leaving 32GB per partition. (1GB=1024MB).

You will also not be able to have file's that are 4GB+ in size on a FAT32 partition.

Hope this helps some,
Shawn

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I just got my new i7/256 Helix four days ago.  I love the machine so far other than the network disconnects, but the SSD just seems really sub-par compared to my Retina Macbook Pro or my Surface Pro.  Processes that involve reading/writing (i.e. remuxing video files) are taking about twice as long on my i7 Helix than they did on the i5 Surface Pro that had only 4GB of RAM.  Is the stock drive in here really this slow for an SSD?  Running Windows 8.1 and Helix is current with all updates/firmware from Lenovo. Thanks for any info. John

Answer:Performance on Helix 256GB SSD?

Hi, This is what I see: I agree it's kind of slow for a modern SSD. Would expect something at least x2 faster. Although I don't feel the slowness in every day use. Everything is quite responsive. I would not recommend the Helix for long running CPU intensive processes like video encoding anyway, because of heating & noise issues.

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So I've had a scare where I discovered I only had 15 GB free on my 128 GB ssd I was able to remove Windows.old and recovered about another 30GB, but there's not much else that I can delete. I think I may be OK, but I want to look into getting a larger drive in the time being in case I end up actually filling up this drive. I honestly never expected to do this!

What do you think are the best 240/256GB SSDs that are only 7mm thick? that's the thickness I need in order for it to fit in my laptop.

Thanks.

Answer:Best inexpensive (but fast) 240/256GB 7mm SSD?

I would recommend getting one of these:

Newegg.com - Corsair Neutron Series GTX CSSD-N240GBGTX-BK 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Newegg.com - Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD1CCA 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC 7mm Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with Data Transfer Kit

The first one is a little more expensive, but performs way better. However, the other one includes a SATA to USB so transferring your files from you old SSD will be a lot easier.

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Please can I have some help if there's anyone out there who can? I'm loving my IdeaPad Yoga 13 so far and I've already upgraded the RAM using the approved 8GB RAM from Crucial - and it works a treat...now I desperately need to upgrade the SSD as I am running out of space and really am not keen with re-partitioning the existing 128GB drive even though I understand the allocations are a bit screwy. So....I have got the new Crucial 256GB SSD module ready to install in the 2nd SSD slot which I feel comfortable doing (from a mechanical point of view). My problem is finding a way to use the 256GB drive as my primary Hard Drive so the existing windows OS and my programs (which are pretty big already) can have some space to breathe - I'll then use the smaller 128GB existing SSD as storage for documents, music, pics and data etc. I THINK and HOPE (!!) my ideal solution would be to "copy" everything from the existing factory slot 1 SSD to the Slot 2 (new) SSD and then open up the machine and swap them around again. Is it possible to migrate ALL data, OS, programs and settings to the new SSD in slot 2 and then swap 'em round???  I have read a few horror stories of "disc locked" errors and the like. Does that seem logical and possible, I really would prefer not to have to install everything again and customise it all as I'm comfortable with the ways things are now.... Help please!!!

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I use my Yoga2Pro for about a year now. Great laptop, especially with the screen resolution options in Win10..... But I noticed the backups were taking up more time as I was using the laptop for a longer time.When I checked the write read with Crystal Diskmark it all seemed ok: 490 MB/s read and 230 MB write.But at same parts of the backup I saw the SSD disk was reading at 200 MB/s. When I installed Windows10 the backup speed was back to the 490 MB/s read speeds.But a few weeks further I see a gradually degradation of the SSD performance.Again.... Somebody pointed me out the SSD is a Samsung OEM (MZMTE256HMHP aka PM851) with the same TLC NAND as the 840 EVO series. For that serie a new Samsung firmware ihas solved the degradation as the information is aging on the disk. When will Lenovo release a solution for this problem ? Or do I have to do a backup/recover cycle myself on a monthly basis?As only that procedure now seems to provide a solution for my $1000,- product ..













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Answer:Performance degradation of Y2P SSD 256GB

From your start menu enter Optimize, and the Defragment and Optimize app will appear. Run that app. Under your C: Drive, when was the last time a Trim operation was performed? Normally it runs every week or so but it may be disabled for some reason. If it hasn't been run in a long time go ahead and click Optimize and set it to run weekly. Without trimming your drive you may experience slow down over a period of time. If it is still slow after optimizing then it may be due to some other cause.

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Am torn between the Plextor PX-256M5S 256GB SSD and the Samsung 830 Series 256GB the Samsung is only $26 more than the Plextor but am really curious as to the Plextor performance v the Samsung.

I have got the 120GB Samsung already in two machines and know they are good but the price of the Plextor is enticing.

Anyone got any thoughts on this please?

Answer:SSD - Plextor or Samsung (256GB)

Didn't you get a Samsung already?

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Hi everyone,I need to know, where can i buy a SSD with 256gb for Lenovo U300S? thanks.

Answer:Where can i buy a SSD with 256gb for Lenovo U300S

 Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.in/itm/112372265951

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Do you know of any product or any manufacturer who may have announced a 2.5" Solid State Drive that using SLC technology (SAS or SATAII).
Thanks in advance!
 

Answer:256GB SSD SLC in 2.5" size?

Lower priced drives usually use multi-level cell (MLC) flash memory, which is slower and less reliable than single-level cell (SLC) flash memory, which comes with the more expensive ones.

I would just look around different sites and so some research on the products you are looking at, i would recommend Corsair and Intel for SSD's

Burrell
 

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Hey guys! So I'm a college student looking to replace my old laptop with a brand new SP3. Problem is, I don't know which type to go for. My typical laptop use is surfing the internet, social media, listening/downloading music, streaming movies from Netflix, playing PC games like The Sims 3, and the typical student workload with Word and Powerpoint. I can tend to be a file (pictures, music, old essays, videos) hoarder too which is why I'm worried about space. And I don't want my games to lag, thus RAM difference is something to look at. The 128gb is definitely in my price range but I can save up that extra for the 256gb. But if I can get the needed performance with the 128gb/4gbRam then I'll just purchase that one.
Just need a second opinion, thanks!

Answer:Which Surface Pro 3 should I go for the 128gb, 4gb RAM or 256gb,8gb RAM?

You can expand your storage using a external hard drive or using a mSD card slot and remember you will not be getting the full 128 or 256. Also you need to factor in the keyboard into the cost plus any additional warranties you want take out.
So if you are not going to be do anything that is ram intensive during college (presuming you are not looking at the i5 model with 8gb ram) & need to keep with-in budget then your better off with the cheaper model + plus a cheap external hdd (you can get a 2tb 2.5 portable hdd for about $100 off amazon.com) or fork a bit more for the i5 model if you really want the extra storage and don't want the hassle of carrying around a portable hard drive. Your paying for the convenience here really and the extra ram will help somewhat but won't not much difference for basic tasks.
However if you have the money to spare and want to future proof yourself I would suggest getting the i7 256 model as the difference is $225 dollars between the i5 variant. For that difference you get 8gb ram, a better igp & cpu - the downside I can see you may take hit on the battery life.

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Hey,I have a T420 in which I have the factory fitted 128gb SSD and I need more space (surprise!)  I'm thinking about swapping it out for a 256gb SSD and was just wondering if there's any reason why I can't/shouldn't do that with an off the shelf drive? The only 256gb SSD drive listed on the Lenovo Store is nearly 700 http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/gbweb/LenovoPortal/en_GB/catalog.workflow:item.detai... I can buy a "normal" drive for around 250.  Does anyone know why is the Lenovo one so expensive? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Why is the ThinkPad 256GB SSD so expensive?

Large SSDs are expensive.  Consider this for more storage: 1.  Het the Ultraybay III Adapter.2.  Put a storage drive in it - does not need to be SSD.

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Newegg has the Samsung 830 Series SSD 256GB for $219.99 with promo code EMCYTZT1912.It's regularly 269.99 and was 299.99 recently. Deal expires tonight 7/16 at midnight.





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Answer:today only: Samsung 830 SSD 256GB for $219.99

I wish this had worked! Didn't apply. (I am building a new editing machine and needed this exact SSD... sigh.) I think the promo was over on the 15th. Thanks for the alert, however. jonathan7007





4276-37U -- W520. Keeping an X61t just in case.First laptop in my house was a luggable Osborne! Now that was a cool computer. (...for its time!)

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Hello, I'm trying to get my Z Turbo Drive G2 up and running in my HP Z420. The Z-Turbo Drive is installed and visible in Windows 7 (x64) as A-drive letter. BIOS has been updated, Windows hotfixes installed, formatted, visible in Windows and I made a clone of my C-drive and copied it to the Z-Turbo drive. When I disconnect the C-drive, my Z420 won't boot up from the new Z Turbo drive. Anyone any suggestions what I do wrong? 

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Is anyone having problems with streaming video and audio? My paltry iPad can stream the videos without a flaw. Why can't my latest generation Dell XPS 13 stream the video with getting choppy audio and video at regular intervals? The XPS 13 was twice as much as my iPad.
I am not a troll. I'm a Dell employee that has purchased this laptop via the employee purchase program.

Answer:XPS 13,I7, SSD 256GB purchased 2016

PastDellEmployee,Users have reported these issues in Windows 10 as well as after installing updates. Click the link below for information resolving the sound issues in Windows 10. On the second link you can click to see what others have done to resolve the issue as well.Windows 10 – Audio Troubleshooting TipsWindows 10 Audio Stuttering Issues

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Hi guys,

Can you recommend me the best way to transfer OS from old 64gb ssd to new 256gb ssd? My prev 64gb only had my os installed. So i presume that to upgrade to a new 256gb i just need to install an os and it will work the same way as the old 64 gb?

Anybody able to help me with this problem? I currently have the new 256gb installed with windows 7. However when i replace the old 64gb with the new 256 gb it states that the bootmgr is missing. Bios seems to detect the new 256 gb.
i would like to have my 256gb replace the 64 gb and operate the same way as my 64 gb without any changes. Anybody able to help me out on this? Your help would be appreciated thanks!

Answer:Transfer OS from old 64gb ssd to new 256gb SSD

Take a gander at SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System and post back if that is what you are looking for.

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Hi

I'm curious about it, but there should be an explanation!

It seems that a 512 GBSSD (ex Plextor M3P) s slower that a 256 GB one! Is that correct?
I mean the more GB on a SSD te slower it is?

paulo

Answer:512GB vs 256GB SS performance!

Usually, it's the other way around. The larger the drive, the better it performs. Are you comparing identical drives, with identical firmware?

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I have a brandnew Lenovo Y400 with Windows 8 and a 1TB hard drive. I want to clone the 1TB hard drive onto a Crucial 256GB SSD. Has anyone really successfully done this? Please note that for a SSD clone to be chracterized as truly successful, one must have: (1) Windows 8 boots up and runs without issue on the smaller size SSD (2) OneKey Recovery still works on the SSD  

Answer:Clone Lenovo Y400 Win 8 1TB HDD to 256GB SSD

I dont have Win8 and uefi and secure boot can change the rules. To clone an 1tb to an 256gb the  cloning software will copy all the partitions, most are small and and are no problem, the C: OS patition is your largest partition and will be automatically reduced in size to fit on the ssd, the OKR will not work when the C: partition size is changed. I cloned my hdd to my 256gb ssd and since the okr no longer worked, i deleted all the unnecessary partitions and re-sized the c: partition to use the space. John.





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I am trying to placing this order... 20AQCTO1WW ThinkPad T440s Which comes with... "256GB SSD eDrive" But, lenovo seem to be trying to keep the details of this drive 'secret'.    Does anyone know the manufacturer/model name for this secret drive?   I talked to sales support, they did not know and told me to call tech support.   I called tech support but they told me to call sales.  So, talked to sales again , and they said it is an intel pro 1500.  But, then I found this website... http://download.lenovo.com/parts/ThinkPad/t440s_fru_bom_20131014.pdf  And, this says the edrive is either samsung or liteon.  I am so confused now. The lenovo sales people were saying the model doesn't matter because SSD's are faster then mechanical drives.   













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Answer:T440s - what is the 256gb SSD edrive model?

Hi wreck1080, I guess it would depend on the stock they have at the moment your order your machine. It could be one of the 3 drives. I don't think it's too much of an issue as you will anyway end with a 256GB SDD eDrive. They don't provide the manufacturer of the RAM modules or the motherboard either. Vince. 





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HiI want to upgrade my laptop with an M.2 SSD. I have purchased a Samsung V-NAND SSD 960 pro 256GB M.2 NVM Express. I have installed the module but as soon as it's inserted the laptop will not power up. When I remove the module the laptop powers up and starts normally. Am I doing something wrong?Is the Samsung module compatible with my laptop?What do you think the problem is?Many thanks

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Hi,I am considering adding a 2nd SSD drive to run Windows from mainly because I seem to be running out of room at an alarming rate and assume its due to temp files or video temp files as I film a fair bit of video clogging up the space.I am thinking of the Samsung 750 EVO 250 GB 2.5 inch Solid State Drive . I wanted to first ask is this possible or is there only room for one SSD and therefore I would need to replace the current 128gb?I have created the recovery Media on a USB drive and assume all I need to do if its a straight swap is disconnet the current 128gb drive and then add the new drive? Any tips or advice or warnings doing this?If its possible to add a 2nd SSD drive then I assume I could use the Samsung Migration software which I believe comes with the new SSD drive and then copy over the entire drives contents onto the new drive? Again any tips or advice much appreciated?Many thanks for your help

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Hi guys My Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook S7-391 has a 256GB SSD  inside it and when I go to disk management it is only showing 128GB of the entire drive. where is the rest of the space? I need the rest of the space as my c drive is about to get full.

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Dear Acer Users, I would like to equip my Aspire E5-771G-71PT with a 256GB Samsung 950 Pro SSD. The Mainboard Model reported by CPU-Z is EA70_HB (0x000001D6 - 0x00548742).Does the PCIe-NVMe interface provide the 4 PCIe channels at full speed or is it capped as reported by http://community.acer.com/t5/V-and-VN-Series-Laptops/Why-is-the-M2-PCIE-slot-speed-capped-to-1-5GBs-... for this VN7-592G-71ZL model? Does anybody have a recommendation?Or is the Samsung 850 Evo M.2 sufficient for the Acer E5-771G model?

Answer:Aspire E5-771G and Samsung 256GB 950 Pro SSD - 4x ...

There is a 2/15/2016 Bios update for the 771G that says "3. Update Broadwell CPU microcode MC0306D4_00000016 and MC0306D3_FFFF0010.".The second has to do with the Intel Management Engine Interface Driver and updating processor support.The last part of your question is something only you can answer. Does your chipset qualify?http://www.pcgamer.com/samsung-ssd-950-pro-review/

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Got a problem with the screen blinking or sometime just half of the screen goes black for a split second, or even just shaking. Most noticeable when I'm watching movies or just on youtube but still blinks sometimes when I'm just on the desktop.have any1 had this type of problem Is there a fix I am using windows 8Thanks in advance, 

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Hello, I'm really interested in getting a Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 13 with 256 GB, but the only available model is one with Intel Core i7. Do someone know if Lenovo is planing to release a version of Yoga 13 256GB with Intel Core i5? Many thanks

Answer:Yoga 13 256GB with Intel Core i5?

You could get a 256gb msata from a third party for ~$200 and just add it yourself.  There are two msata slots so you could leave the 128 installed and add a 256 for storage.  That is my plan..  Newegg has a compatible ssd CT256M4SSD3

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I'm installing windows 7 from a USB key, which does boot and 'Start' the install.My problem is the windows 7 installation doesn't see a HDD to install on.I get a 'Load Driver' dialog box that says "a required CD / DVD Drive device driver is missing.  If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB Flash Drive, please insert now." "Note: if the windows installation media is in the CD / DVD drive, you can safely remove it for this step." When I hit browse I see the Windows 8 OS (came preloaded) and a boot drive.  Neither of which are my USB Key.Anyone getting this or know how to fix it? Thanks  













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Answer:Install Windows 7 on T440s with 256gb SSD

Hello and welcome,
 
That "...CD/DVD..." message is often misleading.  It can mean that there's an install media problem: bad flash drive, bad ISO download, bad ISO to flash transfer.  It can also happen when installing from a USB 3.0 port on some machines.
 
Does a T440s have a USB 2.0 port?  If so try that one.  Or just try another USB port.
 
Z.

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Hi there,

My USB has stopped working after i 'fixed' errors with the windows thing. After i 'fixed' it i couldn't load up the USB so i pulled it out and plugged it in again. Now it doesn't work, I have tried reinstalling drivers with no avail. I have discovered that is says 'Unknown' and 'Not Initialized' in Disk management.

Please help :C

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Hello and welcome neo mate some system specs would real handy otherwise we are working in the dark here. System Info - See Your System Specs
At very least the model of the machine and from the spec that you mention the Atom CPU I am guessing this is one of those very small machines.

If the stick has no data on it then put it in another machine and see if it is recognized there. If there is data save it and then format the stick.

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B&H Photo has the Samsung 830 Series (MZ-7PC256B/WW) 256GB 2.5" Internal SATA III MLC Solid State Drive (SSD) for $182.00 Free Shipping. Tax in NY only. [Compare Prices]This is one of the fastest consumer SSD available today (520MB/s read and 400MB/s write). This uses Samsung's MCX 3-Core Controller paired with the toggle NAND Memory, which is faster than asynchronous and is on par with synchronous flash drives. It is one of the better all around performing SSDs currently available http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?SID=F012NL14774C315400C0A00315400C598A10A0A0&is=REG&...





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Dear Acer Users, I would like to equip my Aspire E5-771G-71PT with a 256GB Samsung 950 Pro SSD. The Mainboard Model reported by CPU-Z is EA70_HB (0x000001D6 - 0x00548742).Does the PCIe-NVMe interface provide the 4 PCIe channels at full speed or is it capped as reported by http://community.acer.com/t5/V-and-VN-Series-Laptops/Why-is-the-M2-PCIE-slot-speed-capped-to-1-5GBs-... for this VN7-592G-71ZL model? Does anybody have a recommendation?Or is the Samsung 850 Evo M.2 sufficient for the Acer E5-771G model?

Answer:Aspire E5-771G and Samsung 256GB 950 Pro SSD - 4x ...

There is a 2/15/2016 Bios update for the 771G that says "3. Update Broadwell CPU microcode MC0306D4_00000016 and MC0306D3_FFFF0010.".The second has to do with the Intel Management Engine Interface Driver and updating processor support.The last part of your question is something only you can answer. Does your chipset qualify?http://www.pcgamer.com/samsung-ssd-950-pro-review/

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Hello all, I've just purchased a ThinkPad X220.  The only SSD that can be ordered with it is 160GB - which I did - but with the size of Windows 7 this turns out to be too small for my needs.  Lenovo has a 256GB SSD - 43N3417 - but they don't sell it online, and when I enquired about it with their Chat service they told me the 256GB drive will fit, but I need to purchase it from another retailer and have it installed.  Has anyone done this, and can you confirm that this SSD will indeed fit as a direct replacement for my smaller SSD? Thanks in advance.Ron

Answer:X220 SSD Upgrade From 160GB to 256GB

Hi ronfpc and welcome to community,
 
As a default configuration you can use Standard 128GB, 160GB solid state drive, 2.5" wide, 7mm high
 
 
 
Best Regards,
Tanuj

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I upgrade E440 M.2 16GB SSD  to 256GB SSD Adata Premier Pro SP900 (M.2 2242) (ASP900NS34-256GM-C). process:HW - change SSD disks in the notebook.BIOS - change priority boot 1.) DVD 2.) SSDINSTAL - using the windows 8 recovery disk set HDD / SSD Settings in the picture:Link to image System and boot works perfectly.question:Can I format an entire disk 0 only for storage?thanks 











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Answer:E440 upgrade M.2 SSD 256GB Windows8

Can you give me your email ? I have some questions about the M.2 change. I want buy too a lenovo E440 and change the M.2 SSD.

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Folks, I would really appreciate your thoughts and inputs.  I am trying to avoid surprises and reinventing the wheel. I have a freshly ordered minimalist W550s.  I will be upgrading the following steps: 1. 4GB ordered to 16GB Crucial DDR3L kit 2. Empty m.2 slot to Transcend 256GB, intended as boot drive 3. 500 GB HDD ordered to Samsung 1TB 850 Pro SSD I have no issues physically installing any of these - it's the migration process I want to be clear on, and could use a bit of validation for my plan... General question:  Any good reason to power up BEFORE I make these changes? The plan: 1. Pull the 500GB HDD and install the Samsung SSD, and the Transcend m.2 drive at the same time.  (Also swap memory). 2. ICreate a bootable Acronis USB key on my desktop 3. Attach the removed 500GB HDD to the W550s using a USB to 2.5" adapter I have. 4. Attach the Acronis USB key,  5. Power up, and hit the bios key to select boot source, going to the Acronis USB Key to boot. 6. Directly clone the stock HDD to the Transcend m.2 drive, making it bootable. 7. Remove all the keys and adapters and reboot. 8. Add the Samsung SSD as an additional drive.  Does this make sense?  Any suggestions or anything I am overlooking? Is there a different way of accomplishing this that you think is better or more practical/safer? Thanks! Tom

Answer:W550s 850 Pro 1TB + Transcend 256GB m.2 upgrades

What you first want to do is checking if everything works, perform a diagnostic test with Lenovo Solution Center and test the RAM.If something doesn't work, and tech support needs to check if the hardware replacement worked, then they can quickly use the factory Windows version from Lenovo.Plus you may want to clone the recovery partition or maybe create recovery media from it.

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Is it possible to upgrade SSD 256GB to SSD 512/1TB or replace Optical Drive with SSD?

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Hi guys My Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook S7-391 has a 256GB SSD  inside it and when I go to disk management it is only showing 128GB of the entire drive. where is the rest of the space? I need the rest of the space as my c drive is about to get full.

Answer:Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook S7-391- 256GB SSD only sh...

It's possible it was shipped in raid 0. See this thread and check post 6.http://community.acer.com/t5/S-and-R-Series-Laptops/Acer-aspire-s7-391-ssd/td-p/315014

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HiI want to install a new SSD boot drive to replace the factory 500gb HDD. I have installed the SSD and created a bootable USB memory key with the WIndows 8 installation. It gets to just past selecting my country and then stops with a warning that "The product key does not match any of the Windows images available for installation. Enter a different product key."  Any ideas? ThanksDrew.

Answer:Installing 256gb SSD in IdeaPad S400

Sorted. Needed Win7 installed first.  

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I have a T500 and I want to replace its 160GB SSD with a Western Digital 256GB SSD.  What is the model number of the Western Digital drive?  What is the make and model of the enclosure to copy my drive?  What is the name of the software program I need?

Answer:Western Digital 256GB SSD for T500

Hi Le-Nouveau,If your talking about upgrading from the 160g HDD to SSD, Then any SATA 3 - 2.5in drive will work. SSDorHDD
 
As for cloning, I will leave that to the other experts. I've never done it myself personally. But I have heard many times that Acronis True Image is one of the best and easiest to use.
 
Goodluck.

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Whats going in here ? can anyone explain ?i work on my laptop a lot .. i have tried laptop coolers ( the ones that blow air underneath , too cumbersome ) i love the thinkpad as i only use the trackball ..and i dont think there are any other options in laptops with trackball ( hate pad)please be kind enough to post some suggestions ?  running xp/win7 on t61 3gb ram / 256gb skill ssd 

Answer:Ok so i got tired of the heat and replaced the HDD with 256GB SSD ..its still hot !!!

I've had this problem with my 3 kids laptops ( 2 x T60 & an Acer). It was caused by dust clogging up the heatsink duct. I resolved it by stripping out the heatsink & using a brush & blowing through it. I've told my kids to stop leaving their T60s on their beds. You will need thermal paste to refit the heatsink & the relevent Thinkpad Hardware Maintenance Manual. The one I did yesterday took about 40 minutes. What a difference it makes.

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I upgrade E440 M.2 16GB SSD  to 256GB SSD Adata Premier Pro SP900 (M.2 2242) (ASP900NS34-256GM-C). process:HW - change SSD disks in the notebook.BIOS - change priority boot 1.) DVD 2.) SSDINSTAL - using the windows 8 recovery disk set HDD / SSD Settings in the picture:Link to image System and boot works perfectly.question:Can I format an entire disk 0 only for storage?thanks 













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Answer:E440 upgrade M.2 SSD 256GB Windows8

Can you give me your email ? I have some questions about the M.2 change. I want buy too a lenovo E440 and change the M.2 SSD.

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Someone wanted to know my results in AS-SSD for a Samsung 470 256GB in a X120e. I did check in BIOS and disk is set to ACHI. Results seem a bit slow:Samsung 470 SeriesAXM0Amd_Sata1228800 K - OK238.47GBSEQ: Read 128.53 MB/s Write: 123.49 MB/s4K: Read 9.52 MB/s Write: 16.64 MB/s4K-64thrd: Read 64.30 MB/s Write 51.27 MB/sAcc.Time: Read 0.246 ms Write 0.203 msScore: Read 88 Write: 80Total: 216I used the Lenovo Recovery Disk to do my install which I read was SSD aware, but here are my partitions with offsets:Partition #0 Disk #0Size: 992.5 KB (1,016,320 bytes)Partition Offset: 32,256 bytesPartition #1, Disk #0Size: 1.17 GB (1,257,242,624 bytes)Partition Offset: 1,048,576 bytesPartition #2, Disk #0Size: 237.30 GB (254,799,773,696 bytes)Partition Offset: 1,258,291,200 bytesPartition #3, Disk #0Size: 1.34 MB (1,400,832 bytes)Partition Offset: 256,058,064,896 bytesI'm I aligned correctly? Everything excpt Partition #0 seems right. So, I'm kinda wondering what's wrong.

Answer:My AS-SSD results seem low for X120e and Samsung 470 256gb SSD

What utility did you use? I can test against the OCZ Vertex2 240GB I have in mine for comparison if you wish.

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I just bought my T440s and loving it however, when i start to transfer my essential files from my old notebook to my new T440s, the 256GB SSD left with like 20GB of spare space left (lenovo recovery took up 14.7GB already). I am thinking of upgrading my SSD . Can anyone advise which SSD best recommended for this? thank you for reading my queston.





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Answer:T440S: Which SSD to replace my default 256GB

I have multiple devices with Samsung Evo SSDs of various sizes and couldn't be happier.Also, if you think you ever want to restore your laptop to the factory state, then burn the recovery disk set from Q drive. Once you have the disks--it takes 4 DVDs-then let the Q drive remove itself and recover the disk space. You don't need almost 15GB of wasted space on an SSD.Once you've done that, then use a quality imaging app like Macrium Reflect to make regular images of your drive for the sake of restoring it, instead of going all the way back to factory state. Edit:  you can also use Macrium to image your existing SSD to the new one.  Samsung drives come with their own cloning tool, but it can sometimes muck up the System Reserved partition of Windows by leaving too little free space on it.  So, burn the DVDs, get rid of the recovery partition, reclaim the space, then image the current drive to a new one.

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Answer:can I add a HDD on omen 15 2016 256GB version?

Hi, Yes you can. But you need part number  858969-001 to connect new 2.5" HDD/SSD to the board. Regards.

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Is anyone aware of stores, either online or real world, where the Yoga 2 Pro i7 8gb 256gb version is available? It seems Best Buy (which had a better price than the Lenovo shop, 1199 vs 1499) has run out of those and the Lenovo online store is freely changing their expected shipping date by weeks every day.

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So I have a brand new Lenovo (Toshiba) 256GB SSD. SSD THNSFC256GAMJ.  Lenovo Part Number 45N7990. When I attempt to install Win7 onto on my W510 Type 4389-A97 it says there's no drive to install to and asks for a driver. I can't find a driver anywhere. The 160GB Intel SSD I have works fine.  Is there a driver I need? If so, where do I get it from? I can't even find reference to this drive on the Lenovo site yet is has a Lenovo part number.   

Answer:W510 can't install W7 onto new Lenovo 256GB SSD

hey StuartHickson,is the Win7 which you're trying to install your own disc ?anyway, have you made recovery media for your W510 using Rescue & Recovery? If you have, then I would like you to use those disc first and restore your unit.once that is one, try installing W7 on your unit.





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Hi, I just bought a dell xps 15 9550 with 6th gen i7, 8GB RAM and 256gb ssd. Is it possible to add an extra SSD for the remaining 2.5 inches hard disk slot. If it's possible do i need to buy the connecting cable for SSD too or does that cable already included there?
Thanks in advance,

Answer:Adding extra SSD for dell xps 15 with 256gb SSD

Thanks for the post.  
Just one quick question.  I am trying to install a 2.5" Samsung Evo 850.  Do I need to install another device driver to get the BIOS recognized the SSD?  My BIOS version is 1.1.19.  After the installation, Windows 10 can access the SSD on and off, and I cannot see it from the BIOS unlike the original PCIE SSD that came with XPS 15.  Thanks.

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I just ran the new hotfix from LENOVO.There was no errors with the diskpart and my old D Partition is gone/ combined with my C partition or primary storage.However, when i checked all my remaining partitions using cmd.exe, there was only a combined stoage space of like 190GB!!! where did the other 25 from my old D partition go??????

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Has anyone installed this ssd on their y510p?http://www.ncix.com/detail/adata-sp600-2-5-256gb-sata3-80-94211.htm Also any suggestions for installing the ssd? What cloning software should I use. Also will putting an enclosure on the stock harddrive and connecting it with usb 3.0 to my laptop be quick enough for file transfer for my documents? Thanks in Advance!

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I am awaiting arrival of a Yoga 13 with 256GB SSD.  I see from the forums that the Yoga actually has two SSD drive slots.  Does anyone know for sure if the 256GB storage all comes on one physical 256GB drive? Which would leave the second slot open for adding more SSD goodness.  Or does a 256GB Yoga come with two 128GB physical drives which would total to 256GB, but use up both slots?  Any definitive answer is much appreciated.













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Answer:Yoga 13 256GB SSD - on one or two physical drives?

It's a single drive. MZMPC256HBGJ-000L1 is the model number listed in device manager.

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Hi, everyone, I have a T60, SATA 160BG HD and XP OS. I try to upgrade it with Samsung 256GB SSD SATA-2. Machine just can't boot up. Bios and Intel Chip set drives are updated to latest. Is some one can help me out ? Thanks. Xiang

Answer:T60, Samsung SSD 256GB driver, can't boot

what do you mean it can't boot it, does the Thinkpad/Lenovo logo come on?? or the laptop doesn't even physically startup at all??

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Does anyone know if you order an E570 with the 256GB SSD PCIe-NVMe OPAL2.0 and no HDD, does it still have the hardware and an unused space for a 2.5" HDD? 

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Hi, I have an Aspire VN7 591G with 60GB SSD. I am running out of space on the SSD, and I want to upgrade it to 256 SSD.  Will my laptop support the 256 SSD? I want to upgrade the SSD, not the normal 1TB harddisk. I think the form of the SSD is m.2.













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Answer:Aspire VN7-591G 60GB to 256GB SSD upgrade

Hi,It's a NVMe drive, I can not confirm that it will work but as I said in my previous post M.2 SATA drive will definitely work, if you find a retailer who has flexible returns policy, you could try, if it doesn't work get the SATA drive. You will find some useful informations in these threads:https://community.acer.com/t5/V-and-VN-Series-Laptops/V5-591G-nvme-support-Samsung-950-pro/td-p/4257...https://community.acer.com/t5/V-and-VN-Series-Laptops/NVME-support-VN7-591G/m-p/491034http://community.acer.com/t5/V-and-VN-Series-Laptops/Acer-Aspire-VN7-591G-M-2-PCIe-x4-NVMe-SSD-suppo... 

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I purchased two (one for production & one for backup) Corsair Extreme X256 for my Lenovo ThinkPad W510. The production SSD worked faultlessly for about 2 1/2 months and then one morning during POST I got the dreaded Error 2100 (hard disk initialisation failure). I turned off the laptop, tried to reboot and this time it started without a problem. Things were great for about a week or so and then again I got the Error 2100 at POST which was again resolved by turning off the laptop & rebooting. Over the course of about three weeks this problem went from intermittent to daily (in fact it would only happen during the first boot up of the day, never again during that day would have this problem irrespective of how many times I rebooted the laptop).Being almost certain that the SSD was failing I imaged the backup SSD (which is identical in all regards) and low behold, I still had the same problem. Lenovo did the right thing and did a motherboard replacement which unfortunately do not change the situation. I then tried a Samsung PM800 256Gb SSD (which had worked faultlessly in my W500 for over 12 months) and still the same issue.Of course Lenovo are now saying that the issue must be with the SSD's as there is nothing really else that they can change after swapping out the entire motherboard. From my side, it appears crazy that three separate SSD's (with two different controllers)  could exhibit the same problem (despite the fact that the first SSD operated faultless... Read more

Answer:Corsair X Series 256Gb SSD fails to initialise

Do you have a Rescue & Recovery backup scheduled to run every night? What tasks do you have scheduled to run at night?

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Hope this is the right forum--didn't see one for the ThinkPad Yoga 14. I just picked-up a TPY 14 on Craigslist where the previous user had replaced the 1TB spinning drive with a 250GB Samsung 840 EVO drive. While this is very performant, the space is limiting. So my thought is to put the 1TB drive back in and replace the 16GB M.2 cache drive with a 256GB M.2 mSATA drive. Then I can run the OS/apps off of the mSATA drive and keep my data on the spinning disk. I'm not familiar with the M.2 interface and don't know what to expect in terms of performance, however. I know it will be drive dependant, but is the any reason to believe this will be noticably slower (or faster) than having a standard SSD? (Crystaldisk numbers would be great if anyone has this setup.) Also, if I put the 1TB spinning disk back in, am I likely to lose battery life (compared to the Samsung 840)? I know I should be able to answer that question, but I've never run this machine with the original disk. Thanks!

Answer:Replacing the M.2. cache drive with 256GB SSD in Yoga 14

while i was around updating my thread, i figured i would chime in. i dont own your model or have expiriance with m.2 drives, however, if you look up the m.2 spec youl see that its basically just a micro version of the SATA port with a few extra bells and whistles, so it will be just as fast as your current SSD drive, only smaller. as to the battery drain by adding in the mechanical, yes, mechanicals use more power than SSD, you can sort of mitigate that by using a 5400 RPM drive instead of 7200 RPM (at the cost of access speed) and allow the drive to go to "sleep" when not used, that would work best by using the m.2 as the o/s drive, and the mechincal for data/programs. but, you might want to look in to things, i know on another system i own (none lenovo) it has an mSATA port, that port can be used to speed up the system with a cache drive using IRST, however, thats "all" the port can be used for, the system manu has it hard coded in the bios to not allow it for anything else, i found that out the hard way when i tried to use that port as the O/S drive instead... so keep digging. and i wish you luck.

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I'm thinking about buying one from Transcend but I can't find many experiences, only one I found was one guy saying the Transcend 256GB unit gets really hot and even triggers an alert so I might have to get a heatsink or something Did anyone buy an SSD from this brand? how did it go? did you have any BIOS issues? how is performance compared to the HDD+factory buffer? can you effectively use it as main boot drive and not as a buffer? has anyone run a linux distro and how did it? Are there better/faster options out there?





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Hello everyone,

Can someone tell me what is the make and model of the 256GB SSD disk in the Satellite S50-B-15E laptop Toshiba ships with? The product information is pretty good except the SSD which is a shame...

I know the SSD itself will definitely be better than a HDD but I still would like to know what Toshiba puts into this model. Is it 3Gb or 6Gb SSD model?

What make is the SSD: Toshiba Q or anything else?
I own a couple of SSDs in my PCs which are great but I like to know what I buy.

Thanks

Answer:Satellite S50-B-15E - Details of 256GB SSD drive needed

As far as I know the Satellite S50-B-15E was equipped with a 256GB M-SATA SSD drive.
The notebook was equipped with the Mobile Intel HM86 Express Chipset and this chipset supports 4 ports with an SATA 6Gbit performance.

Unfortunately I did not find any further details about the mSATA SSD drive but I guess if the chipset supports 6Gbit, the SSD drive should be able to support this speed too.

Nevertheless, if you found some more details about the SSD drive, an feedback would be appreciated

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Anyone know off hand if the 256GB HD in my Yoga 15 is on the M.2 port or the 2.5? I'd like to install my other 2.5 but don't want to open up the shell if that port is already taken. 
 
 
ThinkPad Yoga 15 20DQ001LUS Intel i7-5500U 8GB 256GB SSD
 
 
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of problem.

Answer:Yoga 15 - Which port is the 256GB hard drive on.

Good day and welcome to the community.
 
Try this:Enter your machine's S/N here: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/partslookup and set the filter to "As-Built Only".You should get back a parts listing where, if it's identifiable by the description, the SSD's P/N should help answer your question.
 
Hope this helps a bit.
Regards.

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Has anyone successfully _replaced_ the factory HD with a 256GB SSD (Solid State Disk) in the W500? I want a SSD that can boot from bios (like the factory drive), because I don't want to deal with a 2-drive system.

Answer:256GB SSD (Solid State Disk) for W500?

I have replaced the factory HD (200Gb 7,200rpm) with the Samsung MLC 256Gb SSD in my W500 (now running Windows 7 x64 RC build 7100). Works great and approx 20 - 25% faster in file loading and about 15% faster on sustained read/write activity.





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Hi I just bought a the new y400 with windows 8, 1Tb hdd.  I want to install a 256Gb sdd.  I used EaseUS Todo Backup to clone the entire drive to a 1Tb usb drive.  then I decreased the main partition C: so it would all fit onto the 256Gb sdd.  I then cloned the entire usb drive to the sdd.   I didn't want to mess with the original drive.   I tried booting from the sdd and it didn't work.  And when I tried booting from the usb drive it went into repair mode.  I couldn't restore or reset the system or repair it.   Why doesn't the computer recognize either drive? I'm familiar with computers but I'm no computer genius.   Thanks for any help!

Answer:y400 windows 8: How do I install 256Gb ssd from the original 1Tb hdd?

HiYou can follow this guide to clone the hdd to usb hddhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/269571-32-clone-hard-drive-external-partition-storageAnd then from usb hdd to ssdhttp://lifehacker.com/5837543/how-to-migrate-to-a-solid+state-drive-without-reinstalling-windowsIf the above guide on cloning to usb hdd does not work, use the latter link.





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Hello, I'm trying to locate the firmware upgrade for my SSD, i can't do it directly from Micron because it's an OEM update. Micron M550 256GB mSATA-3 Solid State Drive   Product#: F3C92AA   Serial: 14240D283F9C I'm currenctly on firmware ver M5T4 looking to upgrade to MU02 or the latest MUN2. Thank you. 

Answer:HP Micron M550 256GB OEM Firmware Upgrade

Hi, Normally HP will test new firmware and modify it if required and release. HPSA will pick this up for you OR you can check from your machine homepage. What is your machine ? Please use the following instructions to find out the model/product of your machine:  http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108 Regards.

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NewEgg Crucial SSD 256GB $279 I'm probably the last guy in the world with a W520 and no SSD. I have looked at the past threads about this one. Does anyone have a current opinion? Do you like your M4? Would you look at a different brand? Does the W520 like it? The price is dropping like a rock. Hold out or jump on it? Edit 2/29: I see NewEgg bounced the price back up today. Easy come, easy go.   

Answer:Crucial M4 256GB price is falling - Is it recommended?

Still on my trusty Scorpio Black here.

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TS256GMTS400:http://www.amazon.com/Transcend-MTS400-Solid-State-TS256GMTS400/dp/B00KLTPUG4$135, 70K/40K IOPS, 560/160 MB/s, unknown controller (I'm not sure, can anyone update?), transcend NAND Flash MDM242-SB-256http://www.mydigitaldiscount.com/mydigitalssd-256gb-super-boot-drive-42mm-sata-iii-6g-m.2-2242-ngff-...$160+$4 shipping, unknown IOPS, 545/410 MB/s, Phison S9 Series (PS3109) Controller, Toshiba A19nm MLC Toggle NAND Flash Does anyone have real world performance comparison of this two? Which one should I buy?

Answer:Transcend VS MyDigitalSSD on 2242 M.2 NGFF 256GB SSD

Same question.

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I have a new laptop with 500 GB HDD and I want to replace the storage with 256 gb,M.2 NVME SSD PCI 3.0x4 type of drive...which one is the most recommended brand and is the NVME supported in my HP 430 G3 ddr4 Probook ?

Answer:What is recommended M.2 NVME, PCIE 3.0x4 256GB ssd drive for...

Hi,Manual: Page 43http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04825509No M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD support for your model.There is a M.2 2280 SSD (NGFF), SATA-3 slot, which can be made primary boot drive.This would work: http://www.samsung.com/us/computing/memory-storage/solid-state-drives/ssd-850-evo-m-2-500gb-mz-n5e50...�Replacement Video: https://h20574.www2.hp.com/results.htm?SID=7834547&MEID=37E73E00-80B7-4158-AA7E-53736C870B7ERegardsVisruth

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On the PSREF sheets, some models list "eDrive" and others state "OPAL". My understanding is that an eDrive is an OPAL 2.0 capable drive for hardware encryption and that in Windows 8.1, Windows recognizes an OPAL 2 drive when properly configured. So isn't "OPAL" basically the same thing on the new laptops? Isn't an Intel OPAL drive just as capable of being an eDrive as a 256GB Samsung "eDrive" on the PSREF sheet? Am I missing something? 













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Answer:256GB eDrive versus 240GB OPAL

eDrive = OPAL 2.0 + IEEE 1667
 
In other words, they are both OPAL 2.0 drives.  The eDrive adds the additional capability of BitLocker in HW mode (IEEE1667).  Windows itself does not know how to manage OPAL 2.0.
 
Having said this, the current Intel RST driver has a bug and does not support eDrive.  So even if you order eDrive, there is no way to get it working with BitLocker with the Lenovo preload that includes Intel RST driver.

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Hi, I'm wondering what 256 M2. PCIe SSD brand and model is factory installed in the new 2016 Envy 15. MY envy has a m.2 slot and i am interested in installing a Samsung 950 Pro

Answer:Envy 15 SSD PCIe 256GB drive model

Hi, The following link shows its specs:      http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c05221011 It ONLY has  a normal 1 TB 5400 rpm SATA Regards.

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I'm considering buying the Samsung 830 SSD 256GB disk, but want to ensure it's compatible with my ThinkPad X220i. I'm sure it is, but just want to be absolutely certain, before I go ahead and spend the money. With compatible I mean, will it physically fit into the TP without problems. Thanks.













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Answer:Samsung 830 SSD 256GB compatible with ThinkPad X220i?

According to PSREF, the X220i calls for a SSD that meets these specifications, "SATA 3.0Gb/s, 2.5" wide, 7mm high." All new SSDs sold today run at SATA-III (6Gb/s) but not all are 7.0mm thick. As long as the Samsung 830 is 7mm thick (as opposed to the older 9.5mm) then it should work just fine.
 
Some makers, e.g. Crucial M4, sell both 7mm and 9.5mm variants of the same model. If Samsung is similar then make sure you get the right variant.

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Nevermind, Got hypnotized by the space, didn't pay attention to the form factor....sigh.

Answer:PNY 256GB Memory card support for NL 1520?

you need micro sd.... which maxes out at 128GB as of right now, what you linked was a full sized sd card

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Everything was perfectI remove the HDD and install OS on msata.After setup, I would like to re-insert my HDD. Before doing that, I change the booting sequence from the BIOS.Reboot keeps failing after that even I change the BIOS setting back. The message is like "cannot find OS". But the BIOS recognize my msata in boot sequence. Any thoughts, please!

Answer:Need Help: install Windows 8 on 256gb msata in M92z

Just find out the msata interface in M92z is SATA 3 version. Cheers! 

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I have a client that purchased a ThinkPad T570 with a 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD. He needs more storage so he purchased a 512GB WD Black PCIe Gen3x4 NVMe SSD that he asked me to install. The T570 does not recognize the new 512GB SSD. Does anyone know how to get the T570 to recognize the larger SSD?  

Answer:Replacing T570 256GB PCIe SSD with a larger one

Hello and welcome,
 
Where is it not recognized?  Boot menu, BIOS, OS installer, cloning tool, somewhere else?  If it's an OS installer, what OS?
 
Z.

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I was looking at buying a new computer that could handle medium games, but I couldn't decide if I should go with the 256GB SSD which would be faster or the 1TB HD which is cheaper and has more storage. As I don't know much about computers I thought some with some knowledge about these systems could help. Thanks!

SSD - https://www.amazon.com/Acer-E5-575G...5-7200U/dp/B01LD4MGY4/ref=dp_ob_title_ce?th=1

Hard Drive - https://www.walmart.com/ip/Acer-Asp...75035&wl11=online&wl12=55484961&wl13=&veh=sem
 

Answer:Acer Aspire E 15 with 256GB SSD or 1 TB Hard Drive.

That's really a question for you. Do you want the much faster speed or do you need the much larger storage space?

If you currently have a computer, how much space are you using on it?
 

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Hi all,

Simple query from me!

I've got a Lenovo T410s with a 128 gig SSD & I want to create an image to then put straight on a new 256 gig SSD.

I've tried Macrium Reflect (paid for version), but when I then put the drive in, it doesn't boot.

Macrium only lets you select 1 partition at a time, so I tried going through it selecting the system drive, then the O/S drive (C), then the D Drive (data) and then the Lenovo recovery partition, but still when I remove the 128 and boot from the the 256-no joy.

Help please!

Answer:Clone existing 128Gb SSD to new 256Gb SSD-How hard can it be??

Hey.

Where are you trying to put the temp image? in order to clone you need to store the IMG file on an external drive or connect both the source drive and the dest. drive to the same machine.
Is it possiable you try cloneing on a machine that you can connect both of SSDs togther (like a desktop)?

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I have recently purchased a Thinkpad with a 256gb ssd m.2 model SSDPEKKF256GL (Intel drive). I can not find much of any information on this drive. Can someone suggest an equivalant 512gb m.2 replacement drive so I can go look and and purchase ?Thanks

Answer:Thinkpad T470 SSD M.2 256gb upgrade to 512gb

Hi seabirdwt,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.
 
Below M.2 SSDs are tested by Lenovo to work with your system: 

00UP435            512G,M.2,2280,PCIe3x4,INTEL,OPAL
00UP437            512G,M.2,2280,PCIe3x4,SAM,OPAL
00UP622            512G,M.2,2280,PCIe3x4,TOS,OPAL
00UP642            512G,M.2,2280,PCIe3x4,TOS,OPAL

For complete list please have a look on T470 FRU BOM list 
 
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
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Hi, I'd like to know when the 256gb PCIe option for the X1 Carbon will be available. At the moment only the 512gb PCIe option is up and its a whopping $700. I checked the european sites and it seems to be available over there and so I dont understand why its not availbale here.

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I am hoping that we see a Core-M X1 Carbon with 16GB of RAM and a minimum of 256GB SSD. Running VM's require more RAM and I need a cooler running, longer battery life, X1.  JIM

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