cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
  • ×
    Information
    Fix Windows 10 Update Issues

    Resolve Windows 10 or update issues on HP computer or printer– Click Here

  • post a message
  • ×
    Information
    Fix Windows 10 Update Issues

    Resolve Windows 10 or update issues on HP computer or printer– Click Here

  • post a message
New member
3 2 0 1
Message 1 of 24
10,537
Flag Post
HP Recommended

HP EliteBook 840 G3 with SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 512GB

HP EliteBook 840 G3
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Just tried HP EliteBook 840 G3 with Samsung 950 PRO M.2 512GB. It can boot from Samsung M.2 but booting time is long, around 30 to 45s as compared to SSD drive boot, almost immediate. Any advice how to reduce the boot up time?

23 REPLIES 23
Highlighted
New member
4 3 0 1
Message 2 of 24
10,508
Flag Post
HP Recommended

HP EliteBook 840 G3 with SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 512GB

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.

Highlighted
Level 5
Level 5
242 242 17 32
Message 3 of 24
10,502
Flag Post
HP Recommended

HP EliteBook 840 G3 with SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 512GB

Samsung 950 and 951 firmware are in-compatible with HP which may take long time to boot.

I am an HP employee.
0 Kudos
Highlighted
New member
3 2 0 1
Message 4 of 24
10,485
Flag Post
HP Recommended

HP EliteBook 840 G3 with SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 512GB

What a waste. In fact after boot into Windows 10, it is perfect, felt faster than normal SSD drive. From Samsung Magician software, it showed as Link speed 8Gbps, Link Width x4, Bandwidth 32Gbps.

Hopefully a near future HP BIOS upgrade or Samsung firmware might help resolve the issue.

Highlighted
New member
4 3 0 1
Message 5 of 24
10,455
Flag Post
HP Recommended

HP EliteBook 840 G3 with SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 512GB

Hi, Thank you for your quick response. I also appriciate that it was honest so that I should not think about buying the mentioned SSD. I know that HP Probook 450 G3 is still fresh on the market as this is already the 3rd BIOS which I put on the laptop so let's see if the later versions could bring any fix for the 'long boot' time issue...

0 Kudos
Highlighted
Level 5
Level 5
242 242 17 32
Message 6 of 24
10,449
Flag Post
HP Recommended

HP EliteBook 840 G3 with SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 512GB

It is firmware in-compatible so I am not sure that HP BIOS going to fix the issue.

I am an HP employee.
0 Kudos
Highlighted
New member
3 2 0 1
Message 7 of 24
10,428
Flag Post
HP Recommended

HP EliteBook 840 G3 with SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 512GB

Saw bios boot at HP logo for quite a while, once see the windows logo, it is fast. Hopefully it is really future bios upgrade might help.

0 Kudos
Highlighted
Level 5
Level 5
242 242 17 32
Message 8 of 24
10,401
Flag Post
HP Recommended

HP EliteBook 840 G3 with SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 512GB

You can try HP 256GB PCI Express 3.4 x4 (NVMEe) and 512GB PCI Express 3.4 x4 (NVMEe)  and parts are available at HP reseller CDW and HP part store.

 

V3K66AA#ABA - 256GB

V3K67AA - 512GB

 

Using following part numbers for HP part store (partsurfer.hp.com)

823959-001 - 512GB

823958-001 - 256GB

I am an HP employee.
0 Kudos
Highlighted
Level 2
10 8 1 2
Message 9 of 24
9,774
Flag Post
HP Recommended

HP EliteBook 840 G3 with SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 512GB

what about other PCIe x4 SSDs at this time? 

Any updates?

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/HP-Probook-450-G3-m-2-ssd/m-p/5... here is I asked about my wish to buy little bit another SSD from samsumg whish also uses PCIe x4 interface.


As I understood from all messages in this thread that wish PCIe x4 SSD the only problem is long boot time with HP logo and after all works fast and great, right?

Or better way is buy any SATA 3 SSD and do not experiments with PCIe SSD?
Thanks!

Highlighted
New member
3 2 0 0
Message 10 of 24
9,328
Flag Post
HP Recommended

HP EliteBook 840 G3 with SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 512GB

Is HP going to fix this? I have bought the SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 512GB and just found in-compatible issue in this forum. :Crying:

0 Kudos
Be alert for scammers posting fake support phone numbers on the community. If you think you have received a fake HP Support message, please report it to us by clicking on "Flag Post".
† The opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the authors, not of HP. By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation