04-30-2017 06:11 AM
I would like to upgrade my factory 128GB M.2 SSD Sata 3 on my OMEN by HP 15-ax206na as the factory M.2 Sata 3 is slower than my old laptops Samsung 850 evo Sata SSD.
I believed that the M.2 format is supposed to be faster than a regular Sata SDD.
I am interested in a Samsung 960 EVO M.2 SSD NVMe I understand this is a different pin out configuration, the factory 128GB M.2 SSD Sata 3 being M + B and the the Samsung 960 EVO M.2 SSD NVMe being M only or B, i'm not sure which.
My question is, if this new NVMe drive does fit will i get the full NVMe speeds?
and is there any other compatibility issues i should be aware of?
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04-30-2017 06:25 AM
Funny you should ask. HP just loaned me the 15-ax252nr and I did exactly the upgrade you contemplate but I bought an HP 512 gig NVME M.2, the Samsung PM961.
Not the greatest video but here I am doing the upgrade:
Here is the benchmark on the M.2 performance:
So bottom line yes it work fine with an NVME/PCIe M.2 but if I were you I would get the PM961 as I know for a fact it works.
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04-30-2017 07:58 AM
It's customary to provide the Solution to the person who provided the Answer, not yourself. And if you watch the video I showed how I did the migration. I did it when the laptop was brand new so just made the HP recovery disk on a usb drive and then restored that image to the new 512 gig M.2. Very easy.