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Title: does my laptop support NVME ?
Post by: zyclonenuz on December 18, 2018, 07:21:44 PM
hello everyone ! i just bought an Asus X411UF-EB107T laptop (https://www.asus.com/ph/Laptops/ASUS-VivoBook-14-X411UF/). I plan to use it for web browsing most of the time.  I've been searching google for awhile now but with little luck and mas nalito pa. maybe im using the wrong keyword to sa search. oh and this is my first laptop yeah I'm not really familiar with laptops pa. anyway the laptop comes with a 1tb 5400 drive.. that I find really slow so upgrade ko sana to SSD. I just want to know if this laptop supports NVME na ssd.

yung nakita ko na site eh ang nakagulo sa akin ng konti. this site (https://laptopmedia.com/laptop-m-2-ngff-ssd-compatibility-list/) im not sure kung ASUS VivoBook S14 (S410) ba eto or ASUS Vivobook S14 S406 ang gamit ko. the s410 says it supports nvme. hindi ko din sure kung tama nga yan nakita ko.



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specs
  • Processor : Intel Core i5-8250U 1.60 GHz Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.40 GHz)
  • Operating System : Windows 10 Home
  • Memory : 4GB SDRAM
  • Display : 14.0" (16:9) LED backlit FHD (1920x1080) 60Hz Anti-Glare Panel with 45% NTSC
  • with 178˚ wide-viewing angle display
  • Graphic : NVIDIA GeForce MX130 , with 2GB GDDR5 VRAM
  • Storage : 1TB 5400RPM SATA HDD
  • Keyboard : Chiclet keyboard
  • Card Reader  : Multi-format card reader
  • WebCam : VGA Web Camera
Title: Re: does my laptop support NVME ?
Post by: theDUD3 on December 18, 2018, 11:30:44 PM
It does > https://www.asus.com/ph/Laptops/ASUS-VivoBook-14-X411UF/specifications/ (https://www.asus.com/ph/Laptops/ASUS-VivoBook-14-X411UF/specifications/)
Title: Re: does my laptop support NVME ?
Post by: zyclonenuz on December 19, 2018, 05:10:26 AM
hi  theDUD3 ! where does it say that it supports NVME ? nakita ko lang kasi is

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Hard Drives:
500GB 5400RPM SATA HDD
1TB 5400RPM SATA HDD
Solid State Drives:
128GB SATA3 M.2 SSD
Solid State Drives:
256GB SATA3 M.2 SSD
Solid State Drives:
512GB SATA3 M.2 SSD
Title: Re: does my laptop support NVME ?
Post by: splerdu on December 19, 2018, 11:23:04 AM
Since you have your laptop with you the best way is to physically check the M.2 slot. If it's M-key then yes it supports NVMe, if it's B-key then it'll only take SATA.

M-key will have 5 pins separated on the right side, while B-key will have 6-pins separated on the left.
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ed/M2_Edge_Connector_Keying.svg/400px-M2_Edge_Connector_Keying.svg.png)

An M-key M.2 slot will look like this:
(https://i.imgur.com/TTO2a9S.jpg)

whereas a B-key slot looks like the on on the right in this picture (the left slot is an E-key used for Wifi cards)
(https://i.imgur.com/AwlBoSR.jpg)
Title: Re: does my laptop support NVME ?
Post by: jeremypv on December 19, 2018, 11:58:20 AM
Since you have your laptop with you the best way is to physically check the M.2 slot. If it's M-key then yes it supports NVMe, if it's B-key then it'll only take SATA.
not entirely true nowadays... since the B-key also have a PCIe x2, and a lot of x2 NVMe is popping out nowadays, best consult the manual (RTFM is still the best), but yes, that's a quick way to check

https://www.storagereview.com/kingston_a1000_m2_nvme_ssd_review
sample x2 NVMe drive
(https://www.storagereview.com/images/StorageReview-Kingston-A1000.jpg)
Title: Re: does my laptop support NVME ?
Post by: zyclonenuz on January 01, 2019, 07:00:34 AM
hi ! sorry if it took me awhile to reply. I was out of town. anyway I was able to contact ASUS PH (i tried that first before posting here but their chat support that day was i think down)

anyway they were able to answer my question naman. a bit of hard pill to swallow though. laptop does not support NVME.

(http://i68.tinypic.com/20aurmo.png)
anyway thanks everyone for trying to help out !