Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air + Samsung 950 Pro NVMe SSD
So what I decided to do was pick up. One of the 950 pros now I know this is a complete overkill. I have one of these in. My desk tops it's quite a good Drive, but it does get quite hot and throttle, maar toch, I'm going to try and install this now. In my me, notebook err 12.5 inch version, so you need to remove obviously the back case. Otherwise you're not going to have access to this is no little slot there just to slot it in so the whole thing has to come off now. I do have a video. There should be a card popping up in the video right now so it's a little tiny. I there click on that and that will show you the video of how to actually remove the whole back case in there. You basically need a t5 Torx screwdriver go around, remove the seven screws there's a rubber foot there get rid of that and then pry it all open, but it's a little hard to get off when you first get it off there. Second time around, this came off a lot easier for me, so they've already included the screw there for you, wat goed is. So you need to remove that and, as a precautionary measure I'm not going to do it here, but I should I know I should is remove the battery. So the battery is this plug right here. Remove that just in case you don't too short anything out, caused any problems, so my little screw actually is a little rubber washer that came out with the screw.
Dan, if you can see that probably not a camera is not focused on that, but there it is make sure you don't lose that either. So this thing just slots in very easy to put it in now I'm hoping this is going to work at full times. For speeds now it should. I did a bit of research with Intel's Ark, and what I found out is yes, it can run one times for speed, so for PCIe lanes should be able to operate on this, so just screwed it in place now be careful. There is a speaker, cable here that gets in the way, so just push that aside and then I just screwed it in so now going to put the lid back on as an extra step, because these drives get smoking hot these ones. Here they really cook themselves. It might be a good idea to actually put a long thing more pad across the whole thing, so that's got four more pads on the NED chips there and that will transfer heat onto the rear, alloy shell, so put the thermal pads on there will transfer all That heat onto the back of this and that should help out and keeping that thing from throttling and even if you're going to use like an SM 95 one that's, another Samsung, PCIe Drive that was still how about. Geloof ik, keeping a little bit cooler. Oke, so time to power it up and if it does work, I will benchmark it and show you the results.
Oke, so as I suspected yes, it does work as you can see. Now those are my read speeds. This is crystal just Mach five point. One point two now you'll notice that the read speeds aren't as fast this isn't as fast as my desktop. My desktop gets over 2000, so something's up with that and the four K's and as good as they should be here so 400. But the write speeds are actually really good and they came out a tad faster than my desktop, which I don't really understand. Why that's happening but not bad, and if I show you quickly, samsung a magician here that it is reporting that the PCIe slot is currently speed as 8 gigabits per second Mac's 8 gigabits per second now that should be 10, so they could be explaining why my Rings are a little slower there, but the link speed the length width current times 4 and the max times 4. So that is good it's running at times 4, which it should be naught times 2 or times 1, and the bandwidth current is 32 gigabits per second maximum 32 gigabits per second, so that is running quickly a lot faster than the setter. Now the SATA speed the default to dry. They give you, those are the speeds that you can get from it, so those speeds they're fine. I mean they're perfectly fine. It boots up really quick. It boots up snappy and I'm going to see now.
If I can set that drive as a boot drive I'm pretty sure I can just change the boot order there in the bias, and that will allow me to boot from it without any problems. Now I do feel this is a bit of an overkill, putting this in a machine as cheap as this ok, but you can go and get yourself, maybe the Samsung sm 951. Now you can pick up the 128 gigabyte version and maybe you said as a boot drive they sell for around. I think it's about 70 us or 65 us so they're relatively cheap, not as expensive as this one. Here and really, I think the bottleneck is going to be the CPU here, Natuurlijk, and the RAM is not as fast as other machines. But if this is working in the corium 12.5 inch model, then it's going to work differently in the 13 inch model, which is a lot faster, whether it's Core i5 6 mm. You and finally does the BIOS detect it? Ja, but there is a catch. You have to go into legacy mode with the boot menu that's. The only way it's going to show up so I don't know well, hopefully you'll be able to install the operating system then and do a clean, install onto the Samsung onto your PCIe slot there.