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November 29th, 2022 06:00

XPS 8920, use M.2 NVMe SSD?

Good morning, everyone. What's up?

I have an XPS 8920 since 2017. In the service manual it says that the motherboard has support for SSD M.2. I can identify the M.2 slot on the motherboard (even because it is written "M.2" there, lol), but I am pretty amateur when it comes to SSD technology.

I would like to know if the pc supports a M.2 SSD with NMVe, or if I can only buy a M.2 SSD without NMVe? I'm looking between the WD_BLACK SN850X or the Samsung 990 Pro, but I don't know what defines whether a pc accepts an SSD with NVMe or not.


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November 29th, 2022 06:00

Yes, XPS 8920 does support NVMe in it's storage-dedicated M.2 slot as defined in specification:


It also supports SATA M.2 drive there (but it will be slower)

But it's running on older chipset (running up to PCIe Gen3) and if you use NVMe standard storage device then cheaper drive might be better from value perspective since you wouldn't be able to utilize full PCIe Gen4 drive potential (speed)

Second M.2. slot is for WiFi.

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November 29th, 2022 08:00

Thank you. Thank you for the info about the speed too. I'm planning to buy a new pc in the next few months, so I will upgrade just the storage for now.

August 6th, 2023 10:00

did you buy the 990pro, and get it to work as it will not show in windows for me

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