NVMe vs SATA for M.2 SSD? Samsung 970 EVO Solved

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    Dell G3 5379 NVMe SSD Support?


    What kind of M.2 do I have? NVMe vs SATA? That is the question here!

    Hi!

    I have this notebook: Dell G3 5379

    and want to get a fast SSD Drive. Will this one fit?

    I'm unsure about NVMe support. I'm familiar with traditional 2.5" SATA drives and M.2 SATA drives. But never had an NVMe SSD drive.

    So will this work? From the LOOKS it seems an NVMe compatible port on the motherboard, but I'm not sure. Can you tell?
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    Notebook page at the shop: DELL G3 3579 3579FI5UC1 gamer laptop (15,6'' FHD/Core i5/8GB/1 TB HDD/GTX 1050 4GB/Linux) - Media Markt online vs
    at dell: https://www.dell.com/p/g-series-15-3579-laptop/pd

    Exact model number: DELL G3 3579 3579FI5UC1

    SSD in-store: Samsung 970 EVO 500GB NVMe M.2 SSD | Extreme Digital
    SSD type: Samsung 970 EVO 500GB NVMe M.2 SSD

    Thanks a lot!


    From the specs, it seems it has PCIe SSD support. Does that mean this drive is a go?
    Last edited by ish4d0w; 10 Mar 2019 at 18:07.
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    The big question is, what is the card that is installed in that port now?

    This webpage says it is NVMe compatible:
    Dell G3 15 3579 (i5-8300H, GTX 1050, FHD) Laptop Review - NotebookCheck.net Reviews

    "Internal storage solutions include a 2.5-inch SATA III bay and a M.2 2280 slot compatible with NVMe drives."

    Also, since your are going to have the case open anyway, might want to look at filling that second SODIMM slot!
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  3. Try3's Avatar
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    1 Your computer manual will probably have entries for your M.2 drive in two places and they might answer the question:
    Ports & connectors, Internal and
    Storage. The Storage entry probably also notes the interface type.

    2 See what www.crucial.com says for your model as well.

    3 As @NavyLCDR says, take the casing off your computer and see what your current M.2 card says on its label. If it does not directly answer the question then look for its specs on its maker's website or on Amazon.

    Denis
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    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Also, since your are going to have the case open anyway, might want to look at filling that second SODIMM slot!
    And change that HDD to a SDD, I'm digging the speed of these SDD...
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    Thank you for your replies!

    According to the manual, there are two M.2 slots in there:
    One in the upper right, housing the wifi card.

    One in the bottom right, next to the battery as indicated by a red arrow on the picture.

    Note this is just an illustration, I couldn't take a photo this good so I used one from a youtube video.

    In my computer THAT slot is empty.

    Manual says:

    One M.2 slot for the 2230 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth combo card
    One M.2 slot for the 2280 solid-state drive (PCIe 3x4 NVMe)

    Model variations:
    Table 13. Storage specifications
    Type Interface Capacity
    One 2.5-inch Hard Disk Drive (HDD) SATA, up to 6 Gbps Up to 2 TB
    One 2.5-inch Solid-State Hybrid Drive
    (SSHD)
    SATA, up to 6 Gbps Up to 1 TB
    One M.2 2280 solid-state drive (SSD) PCIe 3x4 NVMe, up to 32 Gbps Up to 512 GB


    Mine is the one with just the hard drive.

    But in this case, is this NVMe drive a go?
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    ish4d0w said: View Post
    (snip)

    But in this case, is this NVMe drive a go?
    Yes.
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  7.    #7

    Thank you very much!
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    bobkn said: View Post
    Yes.

    Who gives three letter answers on this forum, I thought there was a rule against that???
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    Soapm said: View Post
    Who gives three letter answers on this forum, I thought there was a rule against that???
    Y e s .
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  10.    #10

    Soapm said: View Post
    Who gives three letter answers on this forum, I thought there was a rule against that???
    It was the complete and full answer to the question asked.
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