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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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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In case anyone is wondering. I run two P50's (Xeon 4K 64GB and i7 FHD 48GB).DaveWithLenovo wrote: ↑Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:25 pmThanks 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.
P50 - 1 : 1TB 970 Pro, 1TB 970 Pro, 4TB Evo 850 - It screams -
P50 - 2 : 1TB 970 Evo Plus, 1TB 970 Evo Plus , 2TB "spinner" - It still screams -
I ran the standard 970 Evo for a while, and honestly can't tell a difference (they are the same interface PCIe 3.0x4). The only limitation on these drives is thermal throttling. However, with the P50 and the correct "caddy", there is a built in "heatsink" that will remove these limitations. On some other applications, where the "heatsink" is not present, thermal throttling might affect NVMe performance.
Regarding the 970 evo/970 Evo + and the 970 Pro. The 970 Pro has performed (on synthetic tests) slower than the 970 Evo Plus, but still faster than the 970 Evo. The 970 Pro "shines" in endurance. The Pro has double the endurance of the 970 Evo or + in the 1TB. The 2TB Evo+ has the same endurance as the 970 Pro (which is only available in 1TB Max)
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Inland is MicroCenter's private label brand and the card is made by Phison and Toshiba, 2 reputable companies in the chip industry.
Lots of very good reviews on the Inland card and relatively more affordable than the name branded cards. You don't get the 'brand name' but you also don't pay for it either. The chip performs well.
I installed the Inland Premium 2Tb m.2 2280 NVMe SSD into my X1EG1's secondary m.2 slot.
Lenovo originally listed that the X1EG1 m.2 slot can accept up to 1Tb but it can accept a 2Tb m.2 NVME card.
My laptop includes a Samsung 512Gb m.2 NVME SSD in the primary slot.
Now I have a good 2Tb storage drive while the original drive contains only the OS and other software.
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