M18x R2 - Successful NVMe adapter upgrade

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by Maxware79, Dec 14, 2020.

  1. Maxware79

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    I managed to get my hands on an MXM to NVMe adapter for my empty secondary MXM slot and have successfully installed a Samsung 970 EVO as the boot drive with close to full NVMe speeds, as per Samsung's claims for this drive.
    Excuse my bare feet in the second photo :eek:
    Special thanks to @UltraGSM @Baddemichl @MrMogwai

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    Rengsey R. H. Jr. I Never Slept

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  3. Maxware79

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    Hard to say really, due to the process I took to get my hands on one. You probably won't get much change from $150 if you can find one. There are some on Taobao but the speeds aren't quite as good from the photos they post.
     
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    Nice! GTX 1070 and NVMe in a laptop from 2012. The M18xR2 will haunt Alienware longer than they might have ever imagined. What a shame that it was the last of its kind.
     
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    This is fantastic. Well done, Maxware
     
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    Just trying to keep the dream alive. Fingers crossed for a 2080 in the new year......
     
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    Very nice, would love to have one of those in my m18x R1 even if it would only act as a storage drive and not a boot drive
     
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    I was checking out those adapters a short while back - Very interesting, thanks for sharing!
     
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    Where did you get that please?
     
  10. Maxware79

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    Hi, I got it through one of the guys on this forum. I'm not sure if they are still available but you can give him a try @Baddemichl
     
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