XPS 15 9570 Owners Thread

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  1. Fatmatt5

    Fatmatt5 Newbie

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    Will samsung evo 860 m.2 work as an ssd replacement on the 9570, even though it says its not nVME? Model MZ-N6E500BW
     
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    custom90gt Doc Mod Super Moderator

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    Yes it will
     
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    Thank you. I’m pretty fresh to this, particularly with PCIe SSD. I’ve read all of the 9570 threads and you seem to be pretty well versed in several areas (I’m keeping track on your thermal thread). May I ask what the nVME difference would be and why an SSD like the one I’ve mentioned works without it?
     
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    I won't get too into detail but this may help you.

    M.2 is the connector and it can be keyed a variety of ways.

    NVMe and Sata are protocols that the drive can communicate with.

    Some m.2 slots are specific to allow sata only while others allow either the sata or NVMe protocol.

    The slot on the 9550/9560/9570 allows you to use either a sata or a NVMe drive. NVMe is faster because it has a higher maximum throughput. However 99.999% of users would never notice a difference outside of running benchmarks.
     
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  5. backslashfr

    backslashfr Notebook Enthusiast

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    When installing a new SSD, do we have to change something in default configuration to improve performance ?
    (such as AHCI or something like this ?)
    Thanks !
     
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    custom90gt Doc Mod Super Moderator

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    If you have a NVMe drive, I would set it to AHCI mode and install the NVMe driver from the manufacturer.
     
  7. Woodking

    Woodking Notebook Evangelist

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    Definately will.

    I have a Samsung 850 Evo M.2 SATA drive in my 9550 and it works really well, ok it doesn't have the mindblowing stats of an NVMe model but it is still a great, quick and less expensive drive and stays cool all day.
     
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  8. backslashfr

    backslashfr Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yes, I have a NVMe SSD from Samsung (970 EVO).
    I don't know how to check if it is already set in AHCI, and if not, how to change it... Google is full of solution but not is suitable here, can't find my case precisely

    When I run the Samsung NVMe drive from samsung, it says "the peripheral device Samsung NVM express is not connected. Unplug it and retry"
    Of course it is connected because my XPS run on it ^^

    Any luck you know do deal with this ?
    How to know if everynthing is already set up perfectly by windows itself ?

    Thanks for helping !

    EDIT : driver updated and SSD succeffully switched to AHCI thanks to this tutorial :
    https://medium.com/@sebvance/how-to...o-a-samsung-960-evo-nvme-m-2-ssd-1d64eed914a9
     
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  9. DaBears92

    DaBears92 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Has anyone configured their purchase with the 2TB PCIe SSD? If so, what brand SSD does Dell use? I'm trying to decide if I should just go with the 1TB now and then upgrade to the Samsung 970 Evo 2TB in the future. Thank you in advance.

    Sent from my G8141 using Tapatalk
     
  10. custom90gt

    custom90gt Doc Mod Super Moderator

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    If you're going to go 2tb in the future why don't you get a 256gb or whatever is smallest and use the money saved to pay for that 2tb drive?
     
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