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Samsung Evo 960 250GB M.2 PCIe ssd

Question: Samsung Evo 960 250GB M.2 PCIe ssd

Hi. My new laptop will arrive soon. But the laptop comes with no operating system(it?s called dos). The laptop has a m.2 pcie nvme slot which i can add if i want to. So, i bought a samsung evo 960 pcie ssd. What i want to ask is can i straight away install windows 10 pro 64bit by using my samsung evo 960? Or i need to install windows 10 by using my usb(i?ve download the windows 10 setup files from official website).
I want to boot my laptop using my samsung ssd since it?s much faster compared to hdd.
Please help. Thanks

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Preferred Solution: Samsung Evo 960 250GB M.2 PCIe ssd

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Answer: Samsung Evo 960 250GB M.2 PCIe ssd

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My laptop: Inspiron 15 5577 gaming laptop with intel chip (7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ Quad Core (6MB Cache, up to 3.8 GHz))
1. I disk cloned my 128GB M.2 SATA ssd drive using Macrium Reflect (v6.3.1812) by boot up using USB jump drive. 128GB clone->500GB thru usb 3.0 connection.  After the clone, I checked and see that all partitions are cloned successfully.
2. I swapped out my 128GB for Samsung NVMe SSD 960 EVO; I boot up using Macrium Reflect to clone my Samsung NVMe SSD  from my external usb 3.0 500 GB; after the clone, I disconnected all external devices and tried to boot up from Samsung NVMe ssd.  BUT IT FAILED.
I received the following error messages:
Rom image is not loaded
Rom image update denied.
Please let me know if someone had done this.
Thank you very much.
spjrc

Answer:upgrading my M.2 SATA 128GB SSD to Samsung 250GB PCIe/NVMe) SSD failed? help needed

What mode is system set for - AHCI or RAID?

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Hi, I bough a 250 GB Samsung SSD EVO 850.I got a Lenovo X201 computer.My SSD is not recognized by the MAGICIAN Samsung programso i cannot clone my HDD to my Samsung SSD. Please HELP me !!!

Answer:Samsung SSD 850 250GB not recognized by Lenovo X201 Samsung Magician Program

Hi, nocoin, and welcomeIs the SSD installed into the main bay of laptop or external USB box?Samsung Magician application is a tool not for cloning operation. Use Samsung Data Migration Software intead. It's a simple, free of charge, reduction of the Acronis True Image Home application.Then, after installing SSD into the laptop, use Magician app for disk management.Also, you might use another software for the cloning:Clonezilla, Macrium. As well Acronis ATIH full version (I'm not sure whether trial version supports entire drive cloning).

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Yesterday I installed a Samsung 950 pro 256gb m2 pcie nvme ssd into a Dell E7270
Older configuration was with a sandisk regular sata 3 ssd. After replacement did a bios reset twice, once factory reset, once custom. (I left sata on ahci.)
I chose to install windows 10 pro x64 by using the uefi/gpt methode. Legacy options off.
Installation went without a problem. Afterwards I installed the Samsung nvme driver 1.4.7.17.
Also the Samsung magician software. It reports a link speed 8Gbps (is ok), link width 16 Gbps (should be 32?) .
Is there a way to change the pcie link width from 2x to 4x? I thought this ultrabook did support x4.
E7270 i5 6300U, 16gb ddr4, Samsung 950 pro 256
comment would be appreciated :-)  Thanks in advance!

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I ran a performance test of the RAID1 (Samsung 951 PCIe-NVMe 512GB) and the Samsung 850 Pro 1TB which are both installed in my P70 (signature below). Here are the results:
 
Samsung 951 PCIe-NVMe 512GB RAID1
 

 
 
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB
 

Answer:Comparison between Samsung 951 PCIe-NVMe 512gb RAID1 vs Samsung 850 Pro 1TB

Just for comparison, here is my own P70 with 2 x 512GB 950 Pro (non-RAID) NVMe and also with 850 Pro SSD.
 
(1) Timings for NVMe0 (non-RAID):
 

 
(2) Timings for 850 Pro SSD
 

 
(3) Just wanted to point out that Samsung Magician supports "rapid mode" for one SSD (even if more than one SSD is present).  And it does not support "rapid mode" for NVMe.  But that means it could support "rapid mode" for the 850 Pro in my machine, and in fact I have enabled "rapid mode" for my 850 Pro.
 
Rapid mode utilizes unused and thus available RAM in the machine as a cache for the SSD, improving benchmark numbers dramatically.
 
Here are the numbers for my 850 Pro with "rapid mode" enabled.
 

 
 
 
 

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I've been looking at some of the features in Samsung Magician, and ran the Benchmark test twice. Both times I got very high scores, above the max listed in the program for all 4 tests. I have the drive set to MAXIMUM RELIABILITY. Just wondering about the scores reliability.

Scores in Parentheses are Samsung 's listed maximum high:

Sequential Read
549 mb (540)
Seq write
532mb (520)
Random read
97442 (97000)
Random write
70189 (66000)
 

Answer:Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250gb

Benchmarks are artificial at best [and a benchmark from the mfg is tailored to that particular piece of hardware] I would think you would get different results using a another benchmark program such as ATTO.

In short do not put too much emphasis on any given benchmark. Modern ssd drives are reliable and it should last for quite a while so I would not worry about the drive.
 

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This is just what is says. A fresh win 10 install on a new SSD. Do not explain to me about cloning.

To date I've upgraded the BIOS (UEFI) on a ASUS P67 Performance Gen3 motherboard. I've changed the SATA Mode to AHCI. I can see the drive in the BIOS.

The Windows installer the page where it lists the drive partitions. I only see one drive partio

Drive 0 Partition 1 239.9GB 232.8 GB Primary

I get the error
Windows can't be installed on drive 0 particion 1. (Show Detailes)

The New button is greyed out and when I select next I get

We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one. For more information, see the Setup log files.

Thoughts?

Answer:New WIN 10 Install on new SAMSUNG EVO 250GB SSD

Hello hiltonr92 and welcome to the forums. See if this will help Windows 10 - Clean Install

Are you installed in UEFI Mode? If so, when you boot from the USB drive use the entry that says UEFI and the name of your USB. If not in UEFI, boot from the name of your USB without UEFI in front of it. Delete all partitions on the drive until it says unallocated and then click the 'NEW" button. The installer will create all the necessary partitions. I hope that helps.

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This is just what is says. A fresh win 10 install on a new SSD. Do not explain to me about cloning.

To date I've upgraded the BIOS (UEFI) on a ASUS P67 Performance Gen3 motherboard. I've changed the SATA Mode to AHCI. I can see the drive in the BIOS.

The Windows installer the page where it lists the drive partitions. I only see one drive partio

Drive 0 Partition 1 239.9GB 232.8 GB Primary

I get the error
Windows can't be installed on drive 0 particion 1. (Show Detailes)

The New button is greyed out and when I select next I get

We couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one. For more information, see the Setup log files.

Thoughts?

Answer:New WIN 10 Install on new SAMSUNG EVO 250GB SSD

Hello hiltonr92 and welcome to the forums. See if this will help https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...n-install.html

Are you installed in UEFI Mode? If so, when you boot from the USB drive use the entry that says UEFI and the name of your USB. If not in UEFI, boot from the name of your USB without UEFI in front of it. Delete all partitions on the drive until it says unallocated and then click the 'NEW" button. The installer will create all the necessary partitions. I hope that helps.

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Hi folks,will my laptop work properly with this ssd? Does anyone have it installed in his thinkpad and can say more about it? Or maybe you recommend another drive thanks for your help

Answer:l540 + 250GB Samsung 840 Evo

Hi Phill7,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per you are query we understood that you are looking for SSD drive compatibility for on ThinkPad L540.
 
As per the Lenovo technical specification ThinkPad L540 will support 250Gb SSD drive, please click here for complete details on the specification.
 
The SSD should be 2.5-inch.
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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Hi,

Just purchased a new Samsung SP2514 250 gig hdd and XP can only see 32239mb.

Tried using samsung's drive overlay to install xp, but gave up + uninstalled it -(the drive overlay).

I booted from the Xp cd + installed but XP only sees 32....gig's.

I have enabled big LBA by using EnableBigLba from www.48bitlba.com to no avail.

From searching through the forums, I see that a BIOS update may be necessary.

Do I also need to update my motherboard + chipset?

If so, are reliable updates available free on the net?

Any step-by-step instructions would be greatly appreciated.

Thx in advance
 

Answer:[b]SAMSUNG SP 2514N 250GB HDD[B]

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Hi guys,

I was going to do clean install Windows 10 but there was an issue of GPT so I decided to convert into MBR. I didnt selected the volume by mistake and clean the whole disk.

Before there was 2 partitions

C: 150GB
D: 88GB

Now there is only 1 partition

C: 238GB

I have very important data on D drive and I am very confused right now.

Moreover, its still GPT and I also checked on Lupu Linux maybe if its on RAW but its not connecting through usb case.

Regards.

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I added a Samsung EVO 250GB SSD. Cloned previous boot drive which was a 128GB SSD to it using Acronis True Image. Now, when I boot, it sits there for 30 seconds flashing the hard drive light then proceeds to boot normally. All BIOS settings are default. Lenovo IdeaCenter K450Intel 4th Gen i7, 16GB of ram Bootign from the 128GB SSD was fine, no obvious delays. Any idea what might be causing this?













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Answer:30 second delay since adding Samsung 250GB SSD

Hi Ztruker,thanks for psoting. Try uninstalling the the Intel Rapid Start software and let me know of the diffrence you see.REgards

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Hello and thank you in advance for your help!

I bought a new Samsung 850 EVO 250GB for my old aging computer and this happened:

1. Cloned my old c: drive to the ssd, replaced it and everything went fine for a while until i started getting an infinite loop.
Windows wouldn't boot. Did a registry recovery via command line but my windows installation went to hell to forcing me to reinstall.

2. From this point everything went to hell, and after multiple windows reinstalls here's some of what happens:
- Windows installs but errors immediately follows;
- Some windows updates install but eventually start failing until windows update fails completely;
- Windows installs, updates install but eventually windows fails to load and enters repair mode claiming startup errors;
- Programs stop working for no apparent reason, some examples: Browsers won't run, file associations disappear (class registration errors), explorer;
- Driver problems with peripherals,
- File system corruption errors;
- I got situations where the computer would get stuck in a reboot/system restore/repair loop
- Automatic and manual restore points disappear making it impossible to restore to an earlier time;
- Changing the sata mode to IDE instead of AHCI seems to solve some of these issues but eventually the system locks up, the hdd light stays on, and after a reset the ssd doesn?t get recognized at startup. I have to power off to get it back but it?s the same all over again.

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Answer:Samsung 850 EVO 250GB, serious migration problems.

Have you attempted a clean install on the ssd yet, mine works just fine

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I replaced a Kingston 128GB SSD with a Samsung EVO 250GB SSD. Cloned Kingston SSD to new Samsung SSD using Acronis True Image.

Now, when I boot, it sits there for 30 seconds flashing the hard drive light blinking then proceeds to boot normally. All BIOS settings are default.

Hardware details in Specs.

Booting from the 128GB SSD was fine, no obvious delays.

Any idea what might be causing this? Could the new SSD be defective?

Answer:30 second boot delay with new 250GB Samsung SSD

Hey Rich,

Since it's for 30 seconds, it sounds like the time it waits before the default OS runs automatically. You might check to see if that may be it.

Startup Options - Change Time to Wait before Default OS Runs

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Hi all I have a quick and simple question. Will Samsung SSD 250GB 850 EVO M.2 SATA 2280 fit HP ProBook 470 G3 (P4P70EA)?  Thank you for your time!

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Hi all I have a quick and simple question. Will Samsung SSD 250GB 850 EVO M.2 SATA 2280 fit HP ProBook 470 G3 (P4P70EA)?  Thank you for your time!

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Hey guys,  I have the Lenovo Ideapad 520 (80YL00RXIN) and wanted to replace the CD Drive with the Samsung 850 Evo 250GB Solid State Drive  in order to increase the Boot Speed and over-all speed of the laptop.  So, the question is, Is the Samsung 850 Evo SSD compatible with my laptop? And will it fit in terms of size, in place of the CD Drive? Also, is it recommended to add the SSD? Any downsides to doing so?  Lastly, will I, someone who knows the basics about computers and the internal components of a computer, be able to install the SSD myself? Or would I rather outsource it to someone who deals in things like this? Thank you. Regards,Neel.

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:hyper

My sons got me a Samsung 840 EVO SSD for my birthday . . . and it ROCKS! (That's right . . . I be the Dad . . . :major). Never used an SSD before and been wanting to try one out but I couldn't justify the expense at this time.

I was able to clone my existing HDD to the SSD with no trouble. The speed of this thing is amazing all by itself, but Samsung has a RAPID (Real-time Accelerated Processing of I/O Data) setting in its provided software that allows the use of up to one gigabyte of system RAM to use as a high-speed cache. This seems to more than double the sequential read and write of the SSD. I'm astonished! So far, so good.

On to my question . . . I've been putting various OS folders on my old HDD (all the Library files; Documents, Videos, Pictures, Downloads, etc.) but I was wondering if anyone could suggest any other files that would be wise to move from the SSD to my regular platter drive? I've researched this issue, and there is so much contradictory information out there I'm not sure how to proceed . . . so I came home to MG to ask

Thanks
 

Answer:Samsung 840 EVO 250GB Solid State Drive

I think I answered at least one of my own questions - It's apparently not wise to move the AppData folder to another drive besides the OS drive. I can't really think of any other caches or folders that would make sense to move.

I've moved I.E. temp files, all my document Libraries, and put a good few of my most used utility programs on my HDD. This seems to be taking some of the pressure off the SDD. I've had it installed and running since May 27th and have only written .17 TB to it. I intend to keep the games I am currently playing on the SSD. Though, from the testing I've seen done on this drive, longevity doesn't seem to be an issue with this model.

Ran another performance test on the drive after a reboot, and the Random Write (IOPS) results are insane! Top is the SSD of course, and I ran a comparison test on the 500GB Seagate Barracuda drive that had been my OS drive. SSD FTW!
 

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has anyone installed a Samsung 850 EVO in a dell 3542. ive seen older posts on net where people were unsuccessful. going crazy researching this drive. and if u did get it installed. was it WOW thats so much faster? 

Answer:anyone install samsung 850 evo 250gb in 3542 laptop?

Whether you can use one depends on which version of the system you have.
One version has a Celeron CPU (N30xx) and an embedded 32G eMMC drive - this one CANNOT  be upgraded to a 2.5" EVO SSD.
The higher line model has an i3 CPU and comes with a 500 G hard drive.  That model CAN be upgraded to a 2.5" EVO SSD.
Yes, the EVO will be immensely faster than a conventional hard drive.

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Hello,

I have the following:

- Asus X99-Deluxe/U3.1
- Intel i7-5820K Extreme Hex Core CPU Processor (3.30GHz, 15MB Cache, 28 Lanes)
- Samsung 950 PRO NVMe M.2 256 GB Solid State Drive
- Asus STRIX GTX970-DC2OC-4GD5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 Graphics Card

I have only the Asus Graphics Card in the PCIEX16_1 which is running at PCI-E 3.0 16x as expected. I have removed the USB3.1 card that comes with this motherboard for testing purposes so I literally only have the Graphics card installed.

The board has an onBoard M.2 x4 Rev 3 connector which the Samsung 950 PRO is installed into.

I believe this connector should allow 32Gb/sec bandwidth (since it uses PCI-E 3.0 x 4) - please note there is also an optional card where you can add the M.2 (or a second M.2) into a PCI Express slot - I'm NOT using this card, just the onBoard connector.

Samsung Magician says the following:
- Controller: Samsung NVMe Controller (Driver Ver: 1.4.17)
- PCIe Slot: PCI Express Root Port 1 - 2F03
> Link Speed Cur: 4Gbps, Max: 8Gbps
> Link Width Cur: x4, Max: x4
> Bandwidth Cur: 16Gbps, Max: 32Gbps

The performance data also suggests this - the read speed should be a lot higher but seems to be reduced, whereas write speed which is a lower number is over the actual "Upto Speed".

It appears as if my SSD is running at PCI-E 2.0 speeds? The bandwidth is being throttled. Any ideas how I make it go to 32Gbps instead of 16Gbps?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Asus X99-Deluxe/U3.1 + Samsung 950 Pro (250GB) M.2 Speed Issues?

Believe it or not, I've just stumbled across the solution.

I am using high FSB Corsair Dominator sticks and had them using an XMP (Extreme Memory Profile) - essentially my memory was overclocked.

I thought I'd try running in "normal" mode ie. stock settings and when I checked, the Samsung Magician is now showing as 32Gbps!!

The motherboard must sacrifice something to run the Memory at the higher clock speed which means it can't run the M.2 at PCI-E 3 and has to drop it to PCI-E 2.

Worth baring in mind for anyone else trying to achieve these elusive 32Gbps speeds

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Hey,

Can anyone please help me with the SSD Speed on Windows 7 x64 Professional?

I own the two HDD's in the picture, but the SSD has the same speeds like the HDD

I honestly don't know what to do as I have installed Samsung Magician and updated firmware, but there is no improvement...

Just bought the PC and it does not seem to perform as expected and I don't want any probs in the future....

My Rig is:
AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Cooler Corsair H80 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard MSI 760GM-P23 (FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard
Memory Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory
Storage Samsung 840 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card
Case Corsair 350D ATX Mid Tower Case
Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

Any reply is much appreciated folks!
A beer from me to the lad that helps me out

Dan

Answer:Samsung 840 250GB SSD not performing correctly - 250MB on Windows 7

"I own the two HDD's in the picture"
what picture?
"the SSD has the same speeds like the SSD"
that sounds normal.

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I am curious what settings are recommended for Windows 8.1 when using an SSD for the OS. I have 2 additional Seagate 750gb hybrid drives for storage (1 dedicated for media center recordings and 1 for everything else)

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Hello,

I have the following:

- Asus X99-Deluxe/U3.1
- Intel i7-5820K Extreme Hex Core CPU Processor (3.30GHz, 15MB Cache, 28 Lanes)
- Samsung 950 PRO NVMe M.2 256 GB Solid State Drive
- Asus STRIX GTX970-DC2OC-4GD5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 Graphics Card

I have only the Asus Graphics Card in the PCIEX16_1 which is running at PCI-E 3.0 16x as expected. I have removed the USB3.1 card that comes with this motherboard for testing purposes so I literally only have the Graphics card installed.

The board has an onBoard M.2 x4 Rev 3 connector which the Samsung 950 PRO is installed into.

I believe this connector should allow 32Gb/sec bandwidth (since it uses PCI-E 3.0 x 4) - please note there is also an optional card where you can add the M.2 (or a second M.2) into a PCI Express slot - I'm NOT using this card, just the onBoard connector.

Samsung Magician says the following:
- Controller: Samsung NVMe Controller (Driver Ver: 1.4.17)
- PCIe Slot: PCI Express Root Port 1 - 2F03
> Link Speed Cur: 4Gbps, Max: 8Gbps
> Link Width Cur: x4, Max: x4
> Bandwidth Cur: 16Gbps, Max: 32Gbps

The performance data also suggests this - the read speed should be a lot higher but seems to be reduced, whereas write speed which is a lower number is over the actual "Upto Speed".

It appears as if my SSD is running at PCI-E 2.0 speeds? The bandwidth is being throttled. Any ideas how I make it go to 32Gbps instead of 16Gbps?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Asus X99-Deluxe/U3.1 + Samsung 950 Pro (250GB) M.2 Speed Issues?

Believe it or not, I've just stumbled across the solution.

I am using high FSB Corsair Dominator sticks and had them using an XMP (Extreme Memory Profile) - essentially my memory was overclocked.

I thought I'd try running in "normal" mode ie. stock settings and when I checked, the Samsung Magician is now showing as 32Gbps!!

The motherboard must sacrifice something to run the Memory at the higher clock speed which means it can't run the M.2 at PCI-E 3 and has to drop it to PCI-E 2.

Worth baring in mind for anyone else trying to achieve these elusive 32Gbps speeds

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"PCan I upgrade my HP OMEN By HP Laptop PC - 15-Ax001ne (Y5J30EA) with Samsung 960 EVO Series - 250GB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD (MZ-V6E250BW)many thanks

Answer:Can I upgrade my M.2 ssd to M.2 ssd pcie samsung?

@Mdad909 You can add a M.2 and you have many options. Your manual here. http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05357609 Look at page 5. REO

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Just bought HP Envy 17", 17t-n100. Originally, it is equipped with a SSD 512gb, m.2, sata3. I want to upgrade it to Samsung SSD 950 Pro Series, 256Gb, PCIe NVM, M.2 and use it as the boot drive. Is it possible for this laptop? * In terms of hardware, does this laptop mainboard support PCIe SSD and NVMe (physically and electrically)? * how about the Bios of this laptop, does it support NVMe? I know Win10 supports NVMe, but how about the Bios? Highly appreciate specific answers to these questions

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My thinkpad p70 with 950 pro shows read and write speed around 800MBps. I digged on the intenet and realize the possible reason for it might be ACHI not enbaled? I tried to enter bios mode to do the setting however i can't found thesetting. Any input is appreciated.










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Answer:Samsung PCIe SSD 950 pro low speed in Thinkpad p70

 
Are you using the Samsung NVMe drive or AHCI drive? 
 
What are you using to measure read and write speeds?
 
What BIOS level is your system currently at? 
 
The latest BIOS level for P70 is 1.19: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/ThinkPad-P-Series-laptops/ThinkPad-P70...

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Hey guys, new user here.
I recently bought an XPS 8900 and been having problems adding a Samsung 950 pro ssd installed in a pcie card. I wanted to use the ssd as my boot drive and the one Terabyte hard drive as storage. I installed the drivers and can see the drive in my computer but I'm having a hard time both booting from my usb drive to install windows 7 and when trying to clone drives using Acronis. While in Acroins i can see an error message but the screen flashes pretty fast so I can see where the error is. When I try boot from my thumb drive a have gotten a few different error messages as well. 
I'll add more info as needed but wanted to get this thread going to see if maybe i'm missing a step or need to set something up in the bios.

Any help would be appreciated !
Thaks! 

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I want to install a Samsung 960 EVO - 500GB PCIe NVMe - M.2 SSD as the primary boot drive of my P70. Can someone please confirm this newly released SSD from Samsung is compatible with the P70. Seems like Amazon is sold out so I'll need to finnd this drive elsewhere to order. https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-960-PRO-Internal-MZ-V6P1T0BW/dp/B01LXS4TYB/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qi...

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Hi, I would like to inquire about an article published on your site regarding a comparison of the 2017 Razer Blade and the 2016 Razer Blade, both with the GTX 1060. In this article it was mentioned and linked to another article stating that its possible and perhaps even reasonable to exchange the PCIE SSD of the Razer with another model/higher capacity. The article itself utilises a Samsung EVO 960 as the replacement SSD. Is the same process possible with a Samsung PM961 1TB? This is the same drive model that you should get in the offered 500GB and 1TB versions of the Razer Blade.
Furthermore could you recommend a more detailed video describing and performing the process explained in the article?

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HI,

My system is built around the Asus Z97 pro (wi-fi) motherboard, currently running windows 8.1 on a Plextor 256gb M6 ssd on a pcie bracket... the speeds are expected for this SSD.... it is seen in bios no probs.

For christmas I was given these:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00J9V521S?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00 and
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00MOXDGYI?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00

I have taken the plextor m6 out of the pcie slot and replaced it with the xp941 512gb SSD placed in the top slot of the Bplus pcie bracket.

When entering bios the new ssd is not seen, thus I cannot do a fresh install of windows 8.1 onto the m.2 ssd in the pcie bracket.

I have updated my z97 pro bios to the latest listed on the asus support website to no avail.... bios will still not see the new ssd. I want the ssd mounted in the pcie bracket and not the m.2 slot on the board as I need all the sata ports.

Please help. Many thanks.
 

Answer:Samsung XP941 512gb m.2 pcie ssd not seen in bios

Bump
 

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Hi All, I am also checking on different forums and documentations whether there is any experience with using SAMSUNG 512GB 950 PRO M.2 PCIe 2280 MZ-V5P512BW in HP ProBook 450 G3 (Skylake architecture).I have the currently latest BIOS version 01.10 Rev.A (12 Apr 2016).I wish to use the card in PCIe and NVMe mode. Is there any recommendation from HP and or test that the above mentioned SSD would work well with the mentioned laptop and BIOS configuration? P.S.: I did check the ?Maintenance and Service Guide? but it does not provide I think specific information to that.

Answer:HP ProBook 450 G3 and SAMSUNG 512GB 950 PRO M.2 PCIe NVMe mo...

Hi!, @Misi_ Welcome, to Forum !. You can see, the availables devices for your HP Probook 450-G3, from ... http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c04792126

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For my recently bought E5570 Latitude I bought an new/bigger/faster SSD.
It's the Samsung 950 PRO with the PCIe connection and NVMe support.
I have created an Windows 10 install USB to doe a fresh install but windows does not see/detect the drive.
-edit-I was able to install windows by loading the F6 drivers for Intel Rapid Storage.
But not the less funny part, I only hit about 1000Mb/s reading while it should be around 2500Mb/s.Now samsung has a special NVME driver but that states no NVME drive is installed.Also samsung magician does not detect the drive correctly. The name is all weird and it has 0Gb storage.
Did anyone already come accross this issue?And if so how did you solve it

Answer:Windows 10 does not see/detect Samsung 950 PRO M2. PCIE/NVMe drive

Here is the guideline from Dell: 

Im also interested in E5570, some questions:
1. Quite many user reviews complain about high-frequency noise coming from mobo or PSU unit. Can you confirm?
2. Would you know if any available Dell SSD option is actually NVMe?
Also, the trouble is, you have to buy M.2 SSD from Dell in order to get 6cell battery.

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Recently purchased a Samsung 960 EVO - 500GB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD and a Ableconn PEXM2-SSD M.2 NGFF PCIe SSD to PCI Express 3.0 x4 Host Adapter Card thinking I could use this combo to boot to a SSD.  The computer is a HP Envy 810-150se.   The motherboard is a Pegatron IPIWN-PB (Bios PI2_818.ROM v8.18).  The current harddrives are 2 WD 10EZEX 1.0TB drives in the RAID config.   The SSD drive was recognized and I was able to clone the C: drive using the Samsung Clone software but when I reboot I don't see it at all.  I've looked through the bios settings not finding anything that I think would help. Can this be done?  Is there a newer bios to update?  Does the RAID config need to be turned off?  Do I need to disable the non-used SATA channels? My fall back plan is to get a SATA SSD and use that but I think the PCIe NVMe is much faster. any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,  Mike

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as usual after receiving a new DELL, I want to hard format it. This time, I cant seem to figure out how to... I cant see the hard drive partitions at BOOT... can someone help (see attached image)

Answer:XPS 9350 - Undetectable Samsung PM951 at BOOT (PCIe/SSD)

Check the system setup -- the drive should be set for AHCI mode -- not RAID.  If it's set for RAID, you may need to load a driver.

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Hi Folks I have Y700-15ISK. I have already replaced my 2.5" HDD with 2.5" Samsung 850 EVO SSD(512 GB).  But now I want to also add M.2 SSD and use it as boot drive for Windows 7 x64. So is it possible to use [512GB Samsung 960 EVO PCIe M.2 SSD] as boot drive for Windows 7 x64 / Linux setup?  Also what is the possibility of doing dual boot (WIndows+Linux) on M.2 SSD. Thanks for helpN.  Thanks

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Has anyone installed an m2 nvme SSD drive in an Aurora R4 via a m2 to pcie adapter and configured it to boot from it?
Hoping it is possible.
Thanks

Peter

Answer:(Redirected) Alienware Aurora R4 Samsung 950 NVME m2 pcie adapter

Hmm.. I think it would have to be available in BIOS/UEFI and i'm not sure the R4 would have that.  I would post here in the Alienware community to double check.

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I have just purchased a new Dell XPS 8920 that comes configured with a 250GB NVMe M2 drive as the boot drive and I?d like to replace this with a Samsung 1TB 960 Pro MVMe M2 drive however I can find no way to load the Dell OS Recovery in a way that it can see the new disk and load Windows 10.   BIOS sees the drive, but not the recovery tool.   Has anyone got any suggestions or tried to do this?

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ive never had this issue before and installed a few SSD drives before including an 840 and 2x 840 EVO's (RAID) - when i get to setup it says it "was unable to create a new system partition"

anyone know why this is>?

its replacing an OCZ 60Gb which never had this issue?
its going in core=i5 p67 system

there is a HDD on SATA3_0 and EVO SSD on SATA3_1 and DVD on SATA2_0 and USB mouse, keyboard & printer

help

thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Win7 install on Samsung EVO 250Gb will not install on the drive?

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Original SSD failed. Purched new drive noted in subject line.Bios does not detect drive in either slot on motherboard. Any help would be appreciated.Also, I do not have recovery media, but I do have another functional Yoga13.Can I copy the recovery partitions to usd and boot from that?

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Hi, didn't find any information if the PCIe connected 512G SSD Drive is capable of hardware encryption for use with Bitlocker. While it seems to be supported on the non-PCIe drives (OPAL 2.0) available for the 2015 X1 Carbon, is that also supported on the PCIe drive (MZHPV512HDGL)?  Thanks. 













Solved!

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Answer:eDrive / Bitlocker on X1 Carbon 2015 with Samsung SM951 512GB PCIe SSD option

Looks like Lenovo will not provide any edrive firmware for 2015 model Thinkpads. Search for edrive or IEEE1667 on the forums.

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On my Lenovo 20FQ...With Windows 10 64 bit Redstone 2  build 1703 with latest updates...Original Samsung NVMe Ver.2.2 drivers can not be installed...for the 1TB m.2 2280 SSD PCIe NVMe, FRU 00UP414 Samsung PM961only the  Windows NVMe Standard drivers are accepted...With Windows Standard drivers too slow....who can help..Thanks in advance... 

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On my Lenovo 20FQ...With Windows 10 64 bit Redstone 2  build 1703 with latest updates...Original Samsung NVMe Ver.2.2 drivers can not be installed...for theThinkPad 1TB m.2 2280 SSD PCIe NVMe, 00UP414 Samsung PM961only the  Windows NVMe Standard drivers are accepted...who can help..Thanks in advance...

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I have a 7484CTO M58P machine that currently is running quad displays using 1 Matrox M9140 PCIe x16 card.  I need to expand to 6 monitors per PC and as has been documented here, the motherboard will not permit the use of the onboard graphics with a PCIe x16 card plugged. There is an unused PCIe x1 slot that I would like to add a Matrox M9120 LP PCIe x1 adapter into to get me up to 6 monitors. These Matrox cards are designed to play nicely together from a driver standpoint but I am worried about motherboard/BIOS restrictions. Anyone know for sure if this configuration will or will not work ?  30 minutes on the phone with Lenovo Tech Support yielded no information either way.  Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.  I know I could probably use several USB2VGA adapters but would really like to have the Matrox multi-screen management software controlling the screens. For our applications, there is a lot of value add from the PowerDesk SW. Robert

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Last year AMD came out with ATI FirePro 2460 Multi View, a low profile card for Stock traders. It supports 4 Monitors.

http://www.amd.com/us/products/wor [...] iremv.aspx

I want to use two of them for an 8 Monitor ( 1920x1200 Dell U2412M ) setup for stock trading.

I have only one PCIe x 16 slot & there is one PCIe x 1 slot emtpy.

Can I use PCIe x 1 to PCIe x 16 converter to plug in second Card & get 8 displays ?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applica [...] No=6049640

Would my system support it ?

What are the downsides of doing this ?

If this works, I want to add a 3rd card in another PCIe x 1 slot for a 12 Monitor display. Would that be crazy ?


Following are specs of my System.


Dell XPS 8300

One PCIe 16 slot ( It has GeForce GT 530 that I cann throw away )

3 PCIe 1 slots ( One is Free ) ( Other 2 have sound card & TV Tuner Card & I can throw them away too if those slots are needed )

460 Watt Power Supply

i7-2600 Processor (3.4GHz, 8MB Cache)

Chipset Intel® H67

8GB (4X2GB) DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz Memory

NVIDIA GeForce GT530 - 1GB GDDR3 (VGA/HDMI/DVI)

Windows - 7 Ultimate ( 64 bit )


Thanks
 

Answer:Can I run two ATI FirePro 2460 Video Cards using PCIe 1 To PCIe 16 Converter ?

Your second link is broken.

I dont see how you could convert it because I would think that you wont physically fit the card in as it will then sit too high.

Secondly, your PSU wont handle two cards, let alone three.
 

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I was wondering if half-length PCIe and mini card PCIe are the same thing because I was planning on plugging in an external GPU.  Thank you for helping.

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Hello!

I have a UAD Quad PCIe card (A card for music making, not a soundcard tho), which my computer can't find.

It has a LED light that indictates that it's getting power from the computer and so on.

System:
Windows 7 32bit Proffesional
Motherboard: Asus M4N68T
CPU: AMD Phenom 3Ghz (4x)
RAM: 4 GB
Graphics: NVidia GeForce 8600 GT

Anything else, just ask!

Answer:Computer Can't Find A PCIe Device (UAD 2 Quad PCIe Card)

Have you had a good look around in the bios settings? See if it's being seen there.

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Am having trouble getting the XPS to recognize this adapter and the SSD drive attached.

Lycom DT-120 M.2 PCIe to PCIe 3.0 x4 Adapter
MyDigitalSSD 480GB (512GB) BP5e 80mm SATA III 6G M.2 2280 NGFF SSD

I planed the MyDigitalSSD drive in the M.2 slot, and successfully installed OS and made it a boot drive (off the M.2 slot).
Now, I would really like to make use of the PCIe adapter. Any help and pointers would be appreciated.

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Hi,

I currently have Motherboard Asus P5B-Plus Vista edition which has
1 x PCI-E x16, 3 x PCI-E x1, 3 x PCI 2.2

I plan to build a data server with this motherboard and buy Promise Supertrak EX8350 which is PCI-E x4 Raid controller card.

My question is. Instead of buying a new motherboard that has PCI-E x4 slot.
Can I just install the PCI-E x4 Raid controller card into PCI-E x16 slot which is normally for video card? And Just buy a cheap regular PCI video card for PCI 2.2 slot?

Hopefully someone could help me with this and I thank you in advance.
NYSaint
 

Answer:PCIe x4 Raid controller card into PCIe x16 slot

The 4X card has the long edge connector for the socket I assume, then yes. I have a second x16/4 slot that, iirc, they say will work as a 4x slot. That said, do they make a PCIE x1 videocard for the short slot?
 

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Hi, I want to buy a new hard drive for my desktop PC, and I was wondering if the western digital black 250GB hard drive or western digital enterprise 250GB hard drive would work better for such a PC. Both of the HDDs I mentioned are SATA, in case you're wondering.
 

Answer:Solved: western digital black 250GB vs. western digital enterprise 250GB

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Hi all

I have H61M-ITX board with 1 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot (blue @ x16 mode)
http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/H61M-ITX/

I wan to install there PCI Express x 4 card:
http://dektec.com/Products/PCIe/DTA-2144/index.asp

I made clean Win XP SP3 install + all MB drivers on top. After I inserted pcie x4 card and boot up. Win XP didn't detect the card (though leds on card are blinking from periodically)

I then tied LAN adapter I have to check if all is fine with MB. I took this one:
http://www.tp-link.com/en/products/details/?categoryid=235&model=TG-3468

same behaviour - system doesn't see it but if I plug eth cable then leds on lan card blink.

please tell me what is wrong I do? I checked bios for anything related to PCIe and found nothing.
 

Answer:PCIe x4 card doesn't run in PCIe x16 slot

Have you tried updating your Intel chipset drivers? They can be found at Intel.com in the download center. They would have updates for the PCIe drivers and other assorted H61 chipset features.
 

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Hi all! I'm trying to install a USB 3.0 PCIe x1 in my M55P 8811 pc. I have a video card in the PCIe x16 slot and it works just fine by itself. However when I try to install the PCIe x1 card along with the PCIe x16 card, the computer powers up but just gives me 1 long beep and 2 short beeps. At first I thought the power supply wasn't sufficient so I upgraded it (was planning on doing it anyway) but that didn't help. After some digging I changed the default video adapter in the BIOS from Auto to PEG but that didn't help. I am lost now. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.

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Hello guys, i'm having a bit of trouble with my Sound Blaster Xfi Fatal1ty titanium, the issue is as follows:

There's a huge heat sink that prevents the card fitting properly into the single pcie x1 slot on my board, so what i rly would like to know is if it is possible to have it working on a pcie x4, risk free ofc. I've done a few searches on this forum and i've read it is possible but i rly want to be sure before doing anything. Another doubt i have is if i need to make any changes on my bios cuz i'm not sure if pcie x1 and pcie x4 slots work on the same power specs.

Thx to all in advance
 

Answer:Pcie x1 sound card in Pcie x4 slot?

If the card performs in a PCIe x4 slot, it should be ok... I don't think you will damage anything
 

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Hi I am looking to build a thin mini itx motherboard pc with dedicated graphics for gaming and I could only find motherboards with a pcie 3.0 x4 slot. I found an x4 to x16 riser but I don't know if it works as I have not been able to find any examples of such a thing. I want to use a GTX 1050 TI with it. I would like to know if this is possible. I am new to PC hardware and am quite confused. if I can't run a 1050 TI can you please list some alternatives. Thank you
 

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I'm strongly considering a P9X79 WS MOBO for the 40-48 PCIe lanes it has available (depending on who you are talking to; I want to run a GPU, an LSI Internal SATA/SAS 9211-8i 6Gb/s PCI-Express 2.0 RAID Controller Card, a couple of TV tuners and a WiFi card). Because of space constraints in the case, the graphics card has to be kept down to a certain length to keep it from getting into the HDDs (please don't suggest a larger case; I just don't have room for it not to mention I'm a handicapped senior citizenn and need to keep weight down as much as possible). The card at the top of my list is a MSI R7850 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16. Even though the MOBO's PCIe x16 slots are rated for PCIe 3.0, the most I can get on it is PCIe 2.0 because the only CPUs available for the LDA2011 socket on it, the Sandy Bridge E CPUs, will support only PCIe 2.0. An Ivy Bridge E for the 2011 socket won't be available until later this year, assuming Intel doesn't change their minds.

This PC will be used for office applications, basic photo editing, data storage (my books, music, movies ripped from DVDs and BDs, and personal reords), web surfing, listening to music, and watching movies (no gaming; I'm too old and slow). Although I'll initially just be running a single 22" monitor (1680 x x1050) and a 32" TV, I eventually want to replace the monitor with three 23" monitors (1920 x 1200). Would this graphics card be able to handle that load w... Read more

Answer:Running PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card on PCIe 2.0?

PCIe 3.0 is still irrelevant at this point, there is simply no current card that can effectively make use of the full bandwidth of 2.0 let alone 3.0. It is overrated and offers no real life performance advantage over 2.0. Running any PCIe 3.0 card in a PCIe 2.0 slot will not affect performance, the benefits of PCIe3.0 are only visible while running intensive applications with a multi-GPU setup.

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I am planning to upgrade my video card. I saw this one from Nvidia. Geforce GTS 450. I checked the specs and i saw the "bus" and it says PCI-E 2.0 x 16. My motherboard(Asus P5G41T-MLX3) has PCIe x16. I also have researched that the PCIE is backward compatible meaning the GTS 450 is compatible with my mobo. Now, my question is, will my mobo which has pcie 1.1 only be a bottleneck for GTS 450? if so, what video will you recommend so i can play new games like need for speed shift 2 unleashed?

Answer:pcie 2.0 video card on pcie 1.1 slot

I don't think different versions would bottleneck that much that you could notice.. What are your system specs and what resolution are you willing to play it?

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I want to buy an SSD drive for this laptop, but do not know what the protocol supports slot M2 and therefore can not determine the SSD model.


I want to buy an SSD drive in this laptop

Answer:inspiron 7778: M2 SSD slot: PCIe x2? PCIe x4?

The 7778 (Skylake version) is SATA - not PCIe.  

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I wish to upgrade from a PCIe card and the slot is PCIe. The latest Graphic Cards are PCIe 2.0.Will they work in a PCIe slot but will their performance be diluted?Is there a new PCIe card that can compare with the Radeon HD 4770 which is PCIe 2.0?Advice appreciatedFPG

Answer:Graphics- PCIe compared with PCIe 2.0?

PCI Express 2.0 products are fully backwards compatible with existing PCI Express motherboards for the broadest support.

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All,
Ok, so I've seen this thread:
http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19536759and I understand that the PCIe slot that looks like a PCIe x4 is really only wired for PCIe x1.

What I don't understand is why it's as slow as claimed.  As I understand it, SATA 3.0 SSDs max out around the low to mid 500s MB/s,
But, PCIe x4 SSDs can go significantly faster.
HOWEVER, given that

SATA 3.0 max ~ 600MB/s
PCIe x1 3.0 max ~ 980MB/s

then shouldn't a PCIe SSD, even crippled by being plugged into this bogus x4 slot, still be able to outpace a SATA SSD? by around 50-60%?
However, what I've read suggests that such an arrangement with the PCIe x1 that looks like a x4 actually underperforms the SATA SSD.
Why is that the case?

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I'm ordering an:Acer Aspire ATC-780-UR12 Desktop Computer; Intel Core i7-6700 Processor 3.4GHz; Microsoft Windows 10 Home; 16GB DDR4-2133 RAM; 512GB Solid State Drive      I saw the post about adding an M2 sata3 ssd to an available M2 slot. My question is if one can use the available  PCIe x 16 slot, with an adapter, or a complete PCIe SSD add in card, also? Is one way more advantagous than the others? I'm OK with the on board Intel 530 graphics. If I ever feel a need for more, I'm thinking the available PCIe x 1 will handle my modest needs in that department. Mostly I'm after the response speed in opening stuff when I click on it.In time I want this to be a dual boot machine with windows on one drive and some flavor of Linux on the other.What do you folks think are all my available options for adding this second ssd drive?.... and what would you recommend?Thanks, FOM

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Are there both PCIe x16 and PCIe x16 2.0 cards/slots out there ? If so will a PCIe x16 2.0 work ok in an regular PCIe x16 ?

Thanks

Answer:Is there a diiference beetween PCIe x16 and PCIe x16 2.0

Most newer cards are PCIe x16 2.0 & 2.1
PCIe x16 2.0 is backwards compatible with PCIe x16

Graphic cards and motherboards designed for v2.0 will be able to work with v1.1 and v1.0

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If I buy a video card thats PCIe x16 2.0 and plug it into a PCIe x16 slot will the card run?
 

Answer:PCIe x16 2.0 work in a PCIe x16 Slot?

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Here is something I recently found out. I have tired this and it works.

You can use a PCIe x1 card, or a PCIe x4 card in a PCIe x16 slot. They work fine. So if you think you are short of PCI-e slots, you may not be. A shorter PCIe card works fine in a longer slot.

On PCIe X1, X4 and X16 slots, the first 18 pins are all wired the same, so as long as the PCI-Express card fits in the PCI-Express slot, it should work.

This is not the case for the legacy PCI (32-bit, non-express) slots, that are not PCI-Express. Those are not compatable with PCIe cards.
Picture of assorted PCIe and PCI slots.

The top four slots, in the picture above, are, from the top to bottom,
PCIe x4 slot , PCIe x16 slot, PCIe x1 slot and another PCIe x16 slot. A PCIe card that can physically fit in any of these slots will work, even if it doesn't fill the entire slot.

The bottom, 5th slot, is a PCI legacy (32-bit) slot. PCIe (express) cards will not work in this slot. It only accepts legacy PCI cards.

Here is the PCI-Express page on Wikipedia showing pinouts, etc.
PCI Express - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

YouTube Video showing PCIe X1 card in a PCIe X16 slot.
x1, x4 pci Cards Fit Into x16 pci-e Slot - YouTube

Here are links to discussions on this subject at Tom's Hardware.

"Can I install a PCI-e x1 Wireless network card in a PCI-e x16 slot?"

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/...-x16-slot.html

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/205984-33-card-slot

http://www.tomshardware.com/answer... Read more

Answer:Using a PCIe x1 card in a PCIe x16 slot

It's been like that since the beginning of PCIex !!!

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Here is something I recently found out. I have tired this and it works.

You can use a PCIe x1 card, or a PCIe x4 card in a PCIe x16 slot. They work fine. So if you think you are short of PCI-e slots, you may not be. A shorter PCIe card works fine in a longer slot.

On PCIe X1, X4 and X16 slots, the first 18 pins are all wired the same, so as long as the PCI-Express card fits in the PCI-Express slot, it should work.

This is not the case for the legacy PCI (32-bit, non-express) slots, that are not PCI-Express. Those are not compatable with PCIe cards.
Picture of assorted PCIe and PCI slots.

The top four slots, in the picture above, are, from the top to bottom,
PCIe x4 slot , PCIe x16 slot, PCIe x1 slot and another PCIe x16 slot. A PCIe card that can physically fit in any of these slots will work, even if it doesn't fill the entire slot.

The bottom, 5th slot, is a PCI legacy (32-bit) slot. PCIe (express) cards will not work in this slot. It only accepts legacy PCI cards.

Here is the PCI-Express page on Wikipedia showing pinouts, etc.
PCI Express - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

YouTube Video showing PCIe X1 card in a PCIe X16 slot.
x1, x4 pci Cards Fit Into x16 pci-e Slot - YouTube

Here are links to discussions on this subject at Tom's Hardware.

"Can I install a PCI-e x1 Wireless network card in a PCI-e x16 slot?"

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/...-x16-slot.html

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/205984-33-card-slot

http://www.tomshardware.com/answer... Read more

Answer:Using a PCIe x1 card in a PCIe x16 slot

It's been like that since the beginning of PCIex !!!

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Hi,
I have a Gigabyte GA-A31M-ES2l mainboard and I'm thinking of getting a GTX 285 video card. I've read that although the card is built for PCIE 2 it is backwards compatible with PCIE 1, which is what my mainboard has. But would running it on my current mainboard mean its running underpowered?
Thanks in advance for any help
 

Answer:PCIE 1 mainboard with PCIE 2 card

Yes it should run on a PCI Express 1 slot but it may slow down the card and not run as fast as it should but it would run.
 

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Hi All
First time making a new thread here so im sorry if i do something wrong.

OK i built this rig two years ago, here some of the specs:
CPU: AMD 6000+ (3.3ghz)
Motherboard: Asus M2n32 deluxe WiFi
Ram: 4gb 800mhz ddr2
Video card: XFX 6800xt (i know had to make do)
so as you can see i need a new video card.

I play games like cod 4, left 4 dead, Crysis warhead and GTA IV and i like these game in the highest video settings i can have. I play at a res of 1440x900.
The GPU i would go for is a 9800gtx+ or a GTX260 (Core 216).

So the problem im facing is would my motherboard having PCIe 1.0 slow the card down (9800gtx+, GTX260 (Core 216)) or and work.

If it would slow down the card, i would upgrade the motherboard (could you tell me a model).

Thanks Offbow

BTW: im not a very good speller so im sorry for that
 

Answer:PCIe 1.0 or PCIe 2 and a new video card

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i want to try and crossfire two ati radeon 5770 cards on a MOBO the has one PCIe 2.0 and one PCIe 1.0 will both cards default to 1.0
 

Answer:PCIe 2.0 to PCIe 1.0 Crossfire will there be any issues

You might need to be more specific.
I don't think I've heard of a motherboard that natively takes a 2.0 spec lane (500MB/sec upload/dl per lane) and splits it to 1.0 (250MB/sec upload/dl per lane) - that is usually the function of an onboard bridge chip (or lane extender) such as Nvidia's NF200.

Now, taking your comments at face value -although if you could post the motherboard vendor/model it would certainly help- then it is likely that the PCI-E lanes would be 1.0 spec.
The bright side is that, the HD5770 doesn't use enough bandwidth to make any difference whether the lanes are 1.0 or 2.0 (or 3.0 -soon to be added), unless the slot is labelled PCIe x16 but is actually x4 electrical (or lower).
 

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im planning to get an external GPU, im just wondering,
which should i get pcie adapter or pcie mini adapter?
which is commonly used?

actually im not sure about what im asking on this thread, can anybody explain if i got it all wrong?

Answer:What is the difference between PCIE & PCIE mini?

Could the "mini" actually be a "low profile" card? Slim design cases (also called compact cases) will not accept standard height cards and must use the "low profile" type.

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Here is something I recently found out. I have tired this and it works.

You can use a PCIe x1 card, or a PCIe x4 card in a PCIe x16 slot. They work fine. So if you think you are short of PCI-e slots, you may not be. A shorter PCIe card works fine in a longer slot.

On PCIe X1, X4 and X16 slots, the first 18 pins are all wired the same, so as long as the PCI-Express card fits in the PCI-Express slot, it should work.

This is not the case for the legacy PCI (32-bit, non-express) slots, that are not PCI-Express. Those are not compatable with PCIe cards.

Here is the PCI-Express page on Wikipedia showing pinouts, etc.
PCI Express - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

YouTube Video showing PCIe X1 card in a PCIe X16 slot.
x1, x4 pci Cards Fit Into x16 pci-e Slot - YouTube

Here are links to discussions on this subject at Tom's Hardware.

"Can I install a PCI-e x1 Wireless network card in a PCI-e x16 slot?"

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/...-x16-slot.html

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/205984-33-card-slot

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/...-x16-slot.html

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Quick Question about PCIe X16 slots on the ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0.

First the links, The board & a picture.

So I got the board, noticed I'd made a fatal error in judgement "assuming" it'd have 2 PCIe X1 slots like old board... but no, it has 1 (which is blocked by any 2 slots GPU in the top "tan" PCIe X16 slot. To fix this I tried moving the GPU to another slot, decided it was probably going to run slower & did some Googling. To my delight I discovered you can put PCIe X1,X4 & X8 in X16 slots (anything less than X16), it just doesn't use the rest of the lane.

I haven't had any time to do a side by side comparison X16 GPU only vs X16 & 2 X1's in X16 slots for performance. This is mainly down to Steam & Origin being... difficult with me for various nonsensical reasons.

GPU-Z is reporting that my GPU is running at X16 1.1 for some reason, could this be down to the other X1 cards? I've attached a screenie of what I mean.

:major2-BIT-GEEK:major
 

Answer:PCIe X1 IN PCIe X16 Slot.

Sorry, but I am not following what you are trying to do. I note that board has,

3 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (dual x16 or x16/x8/x8) *1
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, black)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1

*1: When running dual graphics cards, be sure to insert the card in the first and third PCIex16 slot to get the best performance.​
That tells me if you insert your graphics card in the first slot, you should still have at least the 3rd x16 slot. Yes, the x1 slot is covered, but you can put a x1 card in any of the other PCIe slots.

How many, and what type PCIe cards are you trying to install?
 

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This is probably a stupid question, but I am sick right now and can't think straight, so here goes.

On my NVIDIA nForce 650i Ultra mobo I am using a PCIe video card.

Can mobo's that support PCIe also support PCIe 2.0?

Thanks,

johnnieq
 

Answer:Solved: PCIe & PCIe 2.0

Yes, but at PCIe x16 speeds instead of the PCIe x16 2.0 speeds
 

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PCIe-x1 NIC in PCIe-x16 2.0 slot, will it work ?
 

Answer:PCIe-x1 NIC in PCIe-x16 2.0 slot ???

Yes.
 

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My motherbord has a PCIe x16 slot. What is difference between PCIe 2.1 x16 and PCIe x16. Can my motherbord afford PCIe 2.1 x16 or PCIe 3.0 x16 version Graphic cards

Answer:Please tell me: What is difference between PCIe 2.1 x16 and PCIe x16

Probably a lot more than you wish to know:

PCI Express - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The newer PCI-E 2, 2.1, and 3 graphics cards are supposed to be backwards compatible with older X16 slots. The lower data rate supported by the old slot may be irrelevant to most cards.

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For a Dell Precision T3600 (motherboard 08HPGT and 0PTTT9) the adapter works StarTech.com x4 PCI Express to M.2 PCIe SSD Adapter Card - for M.2 NGFF SSD - interface adapter - M.2 Card - PCIe x4 (Manufacturer Part Dell PEX4M2E1y Part #: A9406270)? Thank you very much.

Answer:StarTech.com x4 PCI Express to M.2 PCIe SSD Adapter Card - for M.2 NGFF SSD - interface adapter - M.2 Card - PCIe x4

It depends on what you plan to use it for.  It should work if your plan is to use the drives as storage devices.  It will not, however, work if your plan includes using the M.2 NVMe drives as boot devices - this system is too old to support booting from an NVMe device.

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Samsung updated my Tab2 7 and now Adobe Flash which i had installed and working previously will not play web downloads. I have updated to the latest Flash player for Android from version 11.1.115.36 to 11.1.115.69 but this has made no difference. I have also checked for solutions on web and installed several browser plugins suggested but these don't seem to work. Unfortunately I use my Tab for a study course which has video content which I now cannot use. Has anybody else had this problem and if so found a solution?

Answer:Samsung Tab2 Flash player stopped working after samsung software update

I don't use Android any more but my understanding is that Flash is no longer supported by Android. Your course designers should be moving away from Flash. I assume from your post that you have tried this installation. If that doesn't work then I'm sorry but I'm stuck. If the course is viewed using the browser then you could try Puffin browser see Flash on Android

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Problems on initializing Samsung 80GB with Samsung's Disk Manager: Ontrack(tm)

Hi!

There is some problem on my 80gb Samsung HD. The situation is this:

I have had an old computer which have an ancient motherboard.. because of the limitations of motherboard it was initializing Hd as 8gb.. I installed Samsung's Disk Manager program named Ontrack. It does something with the MBR to make the 8gb initialized HD as 80gb! When you're in bios setup, it says your samsung is 8gb but when you reset and wait for the system disk error message Ontrack activates and then your hd is 80 gb, you can install OS after that.

Here is the problem: I bought a new computer whose motherboard to initialize my 80GB hd as 80GB also, but things didn't happen like that. On bios setup it says my HD is 33gb.

I plugged the HD to my other computer and its partition magic 8 says "33gb BAD" also..

A modified MBR by a program (ontrack) can fool bios setup? if so, can i use XP CDs system recovery console with fixmbr command? ?f it is not how can i make my hd back to normal (not for old motherboards, initialized as 80GB)??

New motherboard is MSI RS482M2-IL and because of this problem I cannot enable S.M.A.R.T. feature. I need help and thanks from now on!
 

Answer:Problems on initializing Samsung 80GB with Samsung's Disk Manager: Ontack(tm)

If you are using XP then boot fromt eh XP Cd. Then delete the existing partition and create a new one and format that.
 

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 My company (bless their heart) bought me a T440s with the 500Mb SSD (installed by Lenovo).Per Device manager this drive was mfg. by Samsung and lists the ID string: device SCSI\Disk&Ven_SAMSUNG&Prod_MZ7TE512HMHP-000\4&90e12bd&0&000000 Yet the Samsung SSD managment tool:  "Samsung Magician" does not recognize the drive ....http://www.samsung.com/global/business/semiconductor/minisite/SSD/us/html/support/downloads.html Is there a Lenovo branded tool for this drive?I don't seem to find one here:http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-t-series-laptops/thinkpad-t44... Thanks!  













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Answer:500MB Lenovo installed SSD (mfg. by Samsung per device manager) is not recognized by Samsung s/w

Lenovo doesn't offer the such tool like "Samsung Magician". Only fw updater is in the list. I can't explain why Samsung's sw doesn't support its own OEM disk. Probably it's a bug of sw settings.

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So I've done a little homework and have decided to purchase the new Samsung 128GB SSD and upgrade the 64GB SSD currently on my x300.  I want to image the existing hard drive and copy it in totality to the new hard drive via either Rescue and Recovery or Windows Vista Complete PC Backup (preferably the latter), then swap the drives to restore as I run a ton of application software and it takes me days to get everything installed and configured. With R&R I can't get that pig to run either under Windows or at boot from theThinkVantage button, always getting "Unable to copy file" error messages with "Access is denied." Windows Vista Complete PC Backup blows chunks with "Windows could not find backup devices on your computer.  The following information might explain why this problem occurred:  Catastrophic failure (0x80000FFFF) Please close the backup application and try again." I have an external Western Digital 750GB My Book USB with plenty of space and have successfully created an R&R startup disc.  If things get ugly I'm begrudgingly okay with re-installing all my apps (Office, Rational Application Developer, MS Visual Studio, SQL Server, etc., etc., etc.), but I'd rather not if I dont' have to and I DON'T want to lose the OEM install of Vista on the HD as I do not have my own media for that, though I do have a copy of the SWTOOLS directory off the root of the SSD for everything else, plus all my application software. Any advice appre... Read more

Answer:Upgrade x300 Samsung MCCOE64G5MPP-OVA 64GB SSD to Samsung MMDOE28G5MPP-OVA 128GB SSD

You want to image the thing right??? Use Acronis to image your harddrive... also you may want to burn yourself a copy of the recovery media. Then transfer the image into the new SSD harddrive.

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installed samsung 205bw software e1705 primary screen blank samsung became primaryLaptop is a Seco Epson 17.2 inch monitor, blacked out when we installed the drivers for the samsung 205Bw - Samsung to be secondary monitor is now ONLY monitor - no laptop even on batteries!  Laptop is a Dell Inspiron E1705 with nVidia 7800, 2 gig RAM -  can't 'see' the BIOs to correct the settings- total frustration.I know - should have used plug-n-play, what can I say - we were tired & brains OFF.  The samsung works fine as secondary monitor on our other laptop (no drivers installed - used plug-n-play).HELP - Samsung says it was a plug-n-play monitor (but doesn't say on paperwork), Dell says 'send it in & we'll fix it - for a fee', nVidia says they only make the chip set - Dell makes the video card.  My, aren't  we all covered - except this dumb customer....nosliw in deep dew-dew

Answer:installed samsung 205bw software e1705 primarry screen blank samsung became prim

I'm back with a sad tale, have sent the machine back to Dell twice.  First time they installed a new screen only (charged for screen & mb).  At this point we'd uped our service contract, 3 year guarantee on the whole machine (charge @$299). Machine came back and d__ thing blue screened me 10 or 12 times within 2 weeks, found someone to track what was really done, ie no new mb installed so got ready to send it back again.  When the packing box arrived there was an extra box - & in it was a NEW screen & a NEW motherboard - what, is this now a do-it-yourself repair?  Sent both boxes back , one to repair station the other to where ever it came from...  It's been maybe 3 weeks and yesterday I had 2 blue screens...  will this never cease.  Tried to check on my service - online there's no record of us having extended warranty --  Time to get paperwork straight etcOh, and did I mention, machine hasn't supported 2 screens since first 'fix'?....  Pam - I feel a cold winter coming...

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I'm considering this phone but am holding off, I would like some feedback if the update resolves all the 8.1 issues and is being pushed out in the US?

Answer:Any U.S.A Samsung ATIV SE Owners Receiving Samsung 8.1 Firmware Update Yet??

I haven't heard of any news regarding an update on that front at all.
Considering the Icon and other Lumia's, Ativ's, HTC phones haven't received their respective 8.1 updates, I'm not enthusiastic about the almost unheard of SE, considering its circumstances as well.
Nothing so far...

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Trying to install Samsung SmarThru office V2 for my printer/scanner, but Windows 10 reports the signer of the executable is not trusted, I downloaded from the Samsung website and the signer is shown as Samsung.

There seems to be no way to bypass this, anyone have a clue whats going on?

Answer:Samsung SmarThru Office v2 - Samsung not trusted as a signer

Scalextrix said:

... There seems to be no way to bypass this, anyone have a clue whats going on?



So it means you tried advanced startup setting to enable installing of unsigned drivers?
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/i...336d248?auth=1

Because for me SmartThru 4 installs fine, (all Win10 updates installed), but ->
* I can't install old print driver (says hash file missing, maybe tampred or corrupt).
* I can install universal print driver & scan driver
* After opening, ST4 is unable to recognize scanner.

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Hello, Last week i did a upgrade on my Inspiron 15R SE(7520) with a SSD Samsung EVO 850 500GB, and now i'm intending to buy one msata Samsung EVO 850 500GB, But i would like to do a RAID 0 with those two "drives", So is that possible? Will it work and have a gain of performance?
Sorry for my bad english, i'm still learning.
My Specs (Inspiron 15R SE (7520)
Intel Core i7 3632QM
8GB ram 1600Mhz
Primary: SSD Samsung EVO 850 500GB
msata: 32GB MZMPC032HBCD
Secondary: Seagate ST1000LM024  5400RPM 1TB

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hi I have samsung laptop

When I press power button, then its shows me samsung logo on the screen and after that it goes to black screen.
I try to replace hard disk, laptop find this new hard disk.
but then it straight goes to the BIOS and over there I try to change boot order, to boot from dvd player but I couldnot find any option there.
I open it up and clean everything inside the machine.
but problem is still there.
Is anybody help to to fix this machine.

REgards
loke_itp
 

Answer:Samsung black screen after showing the samsung logo

bump
 

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Trying to install Samsung SmarThru office V2 for my printer/scanner, but Windows 10 reports the signer of the executable is not trusted, I downloaded from the Samsung website and the signer is shown as Samsung.

There seems to be no way to bypass this, anyone have a clue whats going on?

Answer:Samsung SmarThru Office v2 - Samsung not trusted as a signer

Scalextrix said:

... There seems to be no way to bypass this, anyone have a clue whats going on?



So it means you tried advanced startup setting to enable installing of unsigned drivers?
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/i...336d248?auth=1

Because for me SmartThru 4 installs fine, (all Win10 updates installed), but ->
* I can't install old print driver (says hash file missing, maybe tampred or corrupt).
* I can install universal print driver & scan driver
* After opening, ST4 is unable to recognize scanner.

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I have a Samsung SSD that I recently formatted and installed Windows 7 64 bit on. I tried to use Samsung Magician software but it tells me that "Magician cannot communicate with the below Samsung SSD. Please check with other compatible storage drivers and try again. 1. Samsung SSD 840 EVO (etc)"

Upon some investigation, it appears this is because the SSD is listed as SCSI in device manager. I was wondering if there were any way to fix this so that the Samsung Magician software can communicate with the SSD
 

Answer:Samsung SSD listed as SCSI; Samsung Magician not working

HI

What Motherboard make and model are you using and what controller do you have the SSD plugged into as if its the Marvell (JMicron ones can also cause this) controller then that maybe your issue as at times the Marvell controller will list in Windows a SATA drive as SCSI, pita!!

So if you can swap the SSD into a Intel controller then that should fix the issue, just make sure that the drive is listed in the BIOS and as 1st boot device.

Are you running in the BIOS RAID Mode and if so that could also be a source of the issue. Really need to be if not running RAID to be in ACHI mode in the BIOS.
 

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I wanto buy a samsung evo 850 ssd which is expensive for my budget but i think itll be worth it...
I need advice as i dont know if i need the 500gb as opposed to the 250gb.
Ill only be having my os and a maybe 2 games (overwatch and league of legends) and ill only be watching youtube and movies and doing homework via microsoft office. Will 250gb run out easy if i get it?
Thnks in advance.

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Question: 250gb and beyond

Hi all first post and yep theres a problem.... first the specs
MSI 915P Neo2 Platinum board
64bit amd chip
2gb crucial ram 3500
MSI FX5900SP VTD256 ddr
100gb ide
deskstar 250gb ide
deskstar 250gb ide
3 yamaha scsi dvd writers

quite a simple problem you would think....i need both of the 250gig drives to be unpartitioned ( os on one drive). so its down to the 137gb problem. all of the solutions i have read so far is based on the sp1 and sp 2 route .I.e format the drive at 137gig then install windows xp pro and, then update with the pro pack and the drive should be showing at 250gb , im not having too much luck with this approach has anyone any other ideas ?
 

Answer:250gb and beyond

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Hi guys, I want to connect my ps3 hard drive on pc to use it on pc, so when I get my new computer I can use it with it straight away, but right now I want to use it on my current pc, I plugged in both the one cable and the other one (sata), that goes from power supply cable to the HDD.

when I booted the pc it said installing device drive software, and said, device is ready to use, I go to my computer, and it ain't there, do I have to set it as secondary in bios?

Win7 Ultimate final rev

It's automatically set as fourth IDE master. restarted pc and still doesn't show up, I heard I need to format, is that true? like that to know if I should re-gain windows 7 disk

Oh and t's actually 320gb
 

Answer:250gb hdd ps3 on pc?

Open up Disk Management (in the admin tools control panel), it should show up in there. I'd delete all the partitions and create 1 new one that incorporates the whole disk. Then format as NTFS.
 

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As the subject line says, I'm looking for a 250Gb HD to add a second HD to my main PC.Any suggestions/recommendations?Cheers

Answer:Which 250Gb HD should I go for?

That it's an E-IDE drive that I'm after, not a SATA one.

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Found this app in the Windows Store:http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=MyDWkYPt
(in Norwegian) Refers to settings for something called Galaxy Book. Anyone heard of this device?

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I have both Linux and Windows Vista installed on my notebook. Today when I turned it on I accidentally chose "Samsung Recovery" instead of "Windows Vista" in GRUB. After Samsung Recovery has loaded, I quit it and the computer shut off. I turned it on again and now it doesn't make it to the GRUB, it shows the Samsung logo, then "boot from ahci cd-rom", and then it reboots and shows the samsung logo again. I can enter BIOS (F2), but can't enter Samsung Recovery (F4) anymore (after showing "please wait..." the computer reboots again). I tried setting the BIOS back to default but it didn't help. Any input would be much appreciated...
 

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