jianc
1 Copper

XPS 8910 SE, Samsung 970 EVO Plus, compatibility?

Hello, 

My XPS 8910 SE has a 256 SK Hynix SSD (550 MB/s read speed). I am interested in upgrading to a Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 SSD (3500 MB/s read speed). Does my motherboard support it? Sorry I am a novice. 

Also, would upgrading the SSD read speed increase the speed for software program? I use Thinkorswim, a trading program and it slows down when a lot of data is being loaded, and Thinkorswim tech support says it not memory or graphic card related. So I am thinking perhaps it is the SSD speed. 

Thank you. 

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dperry112
3 Argentium

Re: XPS 8910 SE, Samsung 970 EVO Plus, compatibility?

I have a Samsung 960 Pro working fine on my XPS 8910. SSD's shorten the time to load programs but do not speed execution--that depends on the CPU.

Vic384
4 Tellurium

Re: XPS 8910 SE, Samsung 970 EVO Plus, compatibility?


@jianc wrote:

Also, would upgrading the SSD read speed increase the speed for software program?


The speed increase is not that much according to this article: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/292522-sata-nvme-ssd-upgrade

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jianc
1 Copper

Re: XPS 8910 SE, Samsung 970 EVO Plus, compatibility?

Thanks for the reply. Would the Samsung evo M key work for the 8910SE motherboard? The current SSD has a B key I believe. 

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Re: XPS 8910 SE, Samsung 970 EVO Plus, compatibility?

B keyed units are SATA

M keyed only is PCI-E

the Driver required to SEE the drive is not installed when you change from SATA to PCI-E

Intel RST SATA F6 mass storage drivers from v14.8 up do are required for Optane and NVMe

https://www.intel.com/content/dam/support/us/en/documents/memory-and-storage/enthusiast-ssds/PCIe-NV...

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/28808/Intel-Solid-State-Drive-Toolbox?product=99745

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/28650/Intel-Rapid-Storage-Technology-Intel-RST-User-Interf...

 

 

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