New Toshiba NVMe in 9560

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  1. Willy330Ci

    Willy330Ci Notebook Consultant

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    Hello everyone,

    Just swapped out my 4K XPS 15, with the FHD version, same exact specs, i7 16gb Ram, 512 PCIe SSD, 97Watt battery and the love of my life, a Fingerprint scanner for Windows 10 Hello feature.

    What I discovered is that Toshiba upped their game very well. As you can see in the screenshot, the 4K has the older Toshiba PCIe SSD, and the FHD one has the newer version.

    The performance difference is unreal, from boot to application loading times, its really that big of a jump, heck, the new Toshiba is giving a bench that is as good as the Samsung one.

    See photos for yourself!

    Now, I have 2 questions, Which NVMe Controller driver is better than the standard MS one?
    And, is there any FW update for that new Toshiba drive? Dell website after using my service tag is not giving me anything for either.

    Where Should I look?


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  2. Sephiroth0

    Sephiroth0 Newbie

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    Hi,

    I've the same questions! I did a clean install of Windows 10 and the performance is not as good as yours (see pictures). The only difference is that I have a 1TB XG5 Toshiba SSD. Did you get those results out of the box or after a clean install of Windows?
    Another strange thing is that after a clean install the Windows driver for the AHCI controller was not working properly. I had to use the Intel Rapid Storage driver for fixing the issue. What AHCI driver are you using?

    https://imgur.com/HjgU9sk
    https://imgur.com/KDwWjat

    (sorry for the links - I couldn't figure out how to attach pictures here).

    regards
     
  3. Willy330Ci

    Willy330Ci Notebook Consultant

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    Intel RST v15.7.5.1025, that is what I'm using after a clean install of Windows 10, AHCI mode turned on in BIOS before installation though.
     
  4. Mr.Bricss

    Mr.Bricss Notebook Enthusiast

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  5. Willy330Ci

    Willy330Ci Notebook Consultant

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    I'm using the latest on "Dell's" website, because there is a warning on Intel website to use Manufacturer version of this driver.

    System Performance, Stability & Power consumption is at its PEAK, can't complain about that.
     
  6. Mr.Bricss

    Mr.Bricss Notebook Enthusiast

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    Do you really believe in all those warnings? I'm using only latest vendor's drivers and my laptop working like a charm.
     
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