P51s SSD upgrade

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P51s SSD upgrade

#1 Post by unimorpheus » Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:22 pm

I have a P51s on order (my last Thinkpads were a T60p and T43p bought new in 2006/2007 and still running to this day) and plan on replacing the spinning 500Gb HD with a 512Gb Samsung 960 Pro M.2 SSD via the mobility kit also on order. Looking at the specs of the P51s it appears the PCIe interface cannot take full advantage of the 960 Pro I have on order. I am wondering if I should instead purchase the 960 EVO SSD as this may be a better match for the system. I don't see any reason to buy a drive that is faster than the system it is installed in. This will also allow me to upgrade to 1TB since the EVO line is cheaper. Is my assessment technically accurate or have I missed something here. Thanks. Nice to be back into new Thinkpads again.

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T43p 2687-M8U P-M 760 : 100Gb : 15 IPS UXGA
Z60m 2531-MTU P-M 760 : 100Gb : 15.4 WSXGA+

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Re: P51s SSD upgrade

#2 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:40 pm

Ive used both EVOs and PROs and just get the EVO. Regardless of the performance thing, the EVO is unnoticably slower.
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