Balde 15 Base Model - M.2 nvme SSD Interface

Discussion in 'Systems' started by Nforcerino, Apr 8, 2019.

  1. Nforcerino

    Nforcerino New Member


    im affraid this has been asked before, but I could not find an answer to my question, so my apoligies
    if so.

    I bought the Blade 15 base @ 256GB SATA nvme ssd + 2 TB HDD. I now plane to upgrade the SSD but couldn find any sepcs to the m.2 socket, if it can handle ssd drives with higher bandwith as SATA 3 speaking of pciex4.

    So in short:

    Can the Blade Base Model with its m.2 socket handle nvme drives via pcie x4 @ GB/s isntead of SATA 3 @ max 5XX MB/s ?


  2. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    You have already nvme on that model, there’s no sata nvme ssd, either nvme or sata. So the answer yes. 441656C9-41D3-4C11-A2CB-6DE0DC7E76A8.jpeg
  3. Nforcerino

    Nforcerino New Member

    You Are wrong. - Just watch your Image (Massenspeicher/ Deutsch hm ?)
    It says "128 GB SSD (SATA-III).

    A M.2 Socket can provide either SATA protocol or connect via pci-e x1<->4.

    Depending on if it is a Socket B- or M- Key (5 or 6 Pin) it can Provide either SATA, pcie or Both.

    M-Connector with 5 Pins seems to provide both:

    For what I found out - Thre Blade Base Model has a 5 Pin-Connector aka M-Key Socket.
    This should result in being able to run at pciex4.

    I bought a drive and expect it to arrive tomorrow - I will report
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2019
  4. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Did you buy 128gb the cheapest one or 256gb, I’m pointing Model that you mentioned, 256gb it’s nvme. Cheaper 128gb comes with sata and after that I marked is with nvme, sata is slower with max 600MB/s and and later is depends on brand for example 970Evo is around 3GB/s I’m talking about reading speed. About socket idk quite specific, but your Blade capable to run both Sata and nvme.
  5. Nforcerino

    Nforcerino New Member

    I bought the one with 256 ... So I was lucky one could say.
    I installed the new drive and tested.
    Here are the results:


    Samsung MZ-V7E1T0BW SSD 970 EVO 1 TB

    Rated Read 3.300 MB/s | Write 2.500 MB/s

    So it seems to be performing within range :)
  6. Dchaava

    Dchaava New Member

    Hi All, has anyone done an Nvme ssd on 128 GB version? I have one and want to confirm that I can plug the Nvme instead of my current 128 GB. on RB support they confirmed that I could but you never know. thanks
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