Synn_trey
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RE: Dell XPS 13 2015 and Samsung 950 PRO m2 Upgrade

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Hey,  just to give you guys some insight about using a 950 pro in this laptop. I installed the 256Gb in my xps 13 and I'm getting about 850Mb read an 811Mb write speeds. It sure isn't as fast as the one I have installed on  my desktop (2000mb read and 1500Mb write)

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jasonrdunn
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RE: Dell XPS 13 2015 and Samsung 950 PRO m2 Upgrade

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I wrote up a blog post about the whole experience here:

www.jasondunn.com/getting-cut-on-the-bleeding-edge-the-samsung-950-pro-nmve-m-2-ssd-dell-xps-13

Net-net is 661 MB read and 809 MB write in 1000 MB chunks.

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jasonrdunn
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RE: Dell XPS 13 2015 and Samsung 950 PRO m2 Upgrade

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Hey Synn_trey, how did you get the 950 PRO working in the XPS 13? I tried everything and was unable to get it to function. What's the secret?

talones
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RE: Dell XPS 13 2015 and Samsung 950 PRO m2 Upgrade

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FYI, I was able to get the 950 Pro NVMe recognized to install windows 10 on it by simply turning on Legacy boot options.  Once that was turned on my windows install USB saw it as installable media.  After installing the drive had an EFI boot sector so I was able to turn off legacy boot. 

jasonrdunn
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RE: Dell XPS 13 2015 and Samsung 950 PRO m2 Upgrade

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Wow, it was really that easy? Turning on legacy boot options for an NVMe drive that's anything but legacy? Dang. Wish I would have known that!

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luchenue
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RE: Dell XPS 13 2015 and Samsung 950 PRO m2 Upgrade

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950 PRO  or M6E  can boot on BIOS 9343_BIOS_Rev_A00.exe BOTH EFI and Legacy. 

dmoheban
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RE: Dell XPS 13 2015 and Samsung 950 PRO m2 Upgrade

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Hi,

Was wondering can anyone confirm if the 9343 XPS 13 can support NVME tech at all? I'm confused becuase I thought this is a Sata only m.2 type interface??

Thanks

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