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What M.2 PCIe NVMe 2280 1TB SSD to buy for P50?

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What M.2 PCIe NVMe 2280 1TB SSD to buy for P50?

#1 Post by DaveWithLenovo » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:09 pm

I'm looking to install a M.2 PCIe NVMe 2280 1 TB for my P50. I'm running the latest version of Windows and BIOS Firmware. I'm currently using the M.2 PCie NVMe 2280 256 GB that came with the machine from Lenovo. I really like it, it's fast and reliable. Unfortunately, the 1 TB available from Lenovo is expensive, and am looking for another alternative. I'm looking at the Samsung Products and WD, but I've heard about compatibility problems and sometimes the memory running slow.

I'm just wondering what results people have had with their third party SSD, and what is recommended. I'm looking at a price range of $150-$250, and would like to have memory that is at least as fast as what I curently have. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: What M.2 PCIe NVMe 2280 1TB SSD to buy for P50?

#2 Post by BillMorrow » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:06 am

i recently purchased an X1 C extreme..
came with 32gig and 1 TB SSD and 4k display..
i did what i usually do and got 2 1TB SSD's..
effed up on the first one (samsung) so get another faster more capable samsung 1TB and cloned the win10 preload..
i THINK i'm running that, now (using the X1 now) and its fine..
the lenovo SSD's appear to be samsung also..
got mine from amazon..
FWIW this X1C extreme is the best dam thinkpad i've used since '94 MOL..
SO, i suggest you take a trip to amazon and peruse the samsung offerings there..

OH, welcome to the forum.. :)
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Re: What M.2 PCIe NVMe 2280 1TB SSD to buy for P50?

#3 Post by DaveWithLenovo » Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:25 pm

Thanks Bill for the info. I"m leaning towards the Samsung 970 Evo or Samsung 970 Evo Plus. Not sure if the additional money for the Evo Plus is worth the faster memory. Also don't know if the P50 can take advantage of the additional speed the Evo Plus offers.

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