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M.2 NVMe to SATA converter

Discussion in 'Solid State Drives (SSDs) and Flash Storage' started by Gudi, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. Gudi

    Gudi Notebook Consultant

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    Hi guys

    Can anyone recommend any m.2 sata converter who supports NVMe drives?

    I'm upgrading my Precision 5510's standard PM951 disk with a SM961 and afterward my brothers Precision 7510.

    I tried with two different converters at my local IT store, none worked.

    Also tries to place the disks in my NUC Skull which has two m.2 slots - the disks shows in bios, but my Acronis bootable image is missing NVMe drivers.

    I've found this, but only as its name contain NVMe:
    DeLOCK Converter SATA 22 pin / SFF-8643 NVMe > 1 x M.2 NGFF Key M + 1 x M.2 NGFF Key B

    Can't find any USB3 m.2 converter, and no other threads here.

    Not sure if I'll be able to use Samsungs migration tool with any adapters/converter - but if I simply get the disk to show in Windows - I'll manage ;)

    Hope someone has a good idea ;)
     
  2. John Ratsey

    John Ratsey Moderately inquisitive Super Moderator

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    I've got one of these on order. It can then be plugged into a USB C to USB 3 adaptor. That's my theory but it will be another month before I can advise if it works.

    John
     
  3. Gudi

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  4. Gudi

    Gudi Notebook Consultant

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    Well... The DeLock NVMe adapter/converter was no success either - I'll write them tomorrow...

    The light on the adapter is on at the "D.2-M.2 / PCI-e I/F Power"

    I've tried with three different Sata to USB adapters - as show on the images. Capricorn, Logilink and one Sandberg.
    The other M.2 adapter is the first nine NVMe I tried.

    Starting to think that one needs to clone to a USB, boot from USB and clone back to the new internal M.2. This feels like a joke.

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    Starlight5 So what if I'm crazy? The best people are.

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    @Gudi while your experiment is certainly of value to community, for solving your problem clean OS install should be the fast and hassle-free solution.
     
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  6. Gudi

    Gudi Notebook Consultant

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    Can't argue with that ;) However I'm so tired of running around with an extra USB disk, to store my data on. And I've got some swapping planned, and had hoped this could ease it.

    My plan is to;
    1. Swap 512GB PM951 with 1GB PM951 in my Precision 5510
    2. When I get the 1GB SM961 I want to swap the 1GB in the Precision (again)
    3. Then I have an old 840 msata with a m.2 converter in my NUC Skull, I wan't to replace with the 512GB PM951, as it takes up so much space, that I cant have two M.2's installed
    4. Lastely I'll add the 1GB PM951 in the skull

    End result: Precision with SM961 and NUC Skull with both PM951 512GB and 1GB.

    However now that it has taken 1½ month, I might just wait for the SM961 and do a fresh install. But both my Precision and NUC are running so smooth, really don't wanna start all over in both cases :(.

    Being a community is about sharing ;) Just hope we're able to find a good solution.
     
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  7. Gudi

    Gudi Notebook Consultant

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    DeLock says the adapter only works over the SSF-8643 port - NOT sata :(
     
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    alexhawker Spent Gladiator

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    That's 1 TB, right?


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  9. Gudi

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    Hehe ;) TB and not GB of course...
     
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    Hi guys

    Just an update on how I got my NVMe drive cloned;
    - I ended up buying a Samsung T3 1TB external usb drive
    - Installed http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx and used the free version to clone my NVMe to the USB
    - Created a Rescue Media with Reflect to an USB stick
    - Shut down and swapped 512GB internal NVMe to new 1TB NVMe drive
    - Booted on the USB Rescue Media
    - Cloned the T3 USB drive to the new NVMe drive
    - Rebooted (first reboot Windows ran some repair, didn't take but a few second and then a reboot)

    Cloning in Windows was a lot faster then in PE, but it got the job done.

    Up'n'running
     
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