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Upgrading a Lenovo P52 M.2 MZ-VLB1T0B 1TB SSD to a 2TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus MZ-V782T0



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This post covers upgrading a Lenovo P52 M.2 MZ-VLB1T0B 1TB SSD to a 2TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus MZ-V782T0, cloning the old disk to the new one, booting off the new one, and installing a second drive. It also lists links to Lenovo hardware maintenance documentation and links to a detailed listing of the P52.



System Details




Instructions for Hardware Drive Replacement


Follow the instructions to replace "M.2 solid-state drive" FRU @ "1030 Storage drive" in ThinkPad P52 Hardware Maintenance Manual [link]




The Drive Being Replaced


Picture of a MZ-VLB1T0B M2 solid state drive

We're replacing a Samsung MZVLB1T0HBLR-000L7 (MZ-VLB1T0B) https://semiconductor.samsung.com/us/ssd/pc-ssd/pm981a/mzvlb1t0hblr-00-00-07/

The MZ-VLB1T0B in Windows 10 Device Manager

MZVLB1T0HBLR-000L7 specifications

Specification

Model: PM981a

Interface: PCIe 3.0 x4

Form Factor: M.2

Capacity: 1 TB

Sequential Read (128 KB): 3500 MB/s

Sequential Write (128 KB): 3000 MB/s

Random Read (4 KB): 580K IOPS

Random Write (4 KB): 500K IOPS

Product Status: Archived



The Drive We're Installing


...with a Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus


Specs


https://www.samsung.com/us/computing/memory-storage/solid-state-drives/ssd-970-evo-plus-nvme-m-2-2-tb-mz-v7s2t0b-am/#specs

Model: MZ-V782T0


Type

Product Type

NVMe SSD


Storage Type


Internal


Interface

PCIe Gen 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3


Read/Write Speeds

3,500/3,300 MB/s


Usage Application

Client PCs


Series

970 EVO Plus


Application

Consumer

Yes


Storage

Capacity

2,000GB (1GB=1 Billion byte by IDEMA) * Actual usable capacity may be less (due to formatting, partitioning, operating system, applications or otherwise)


Key Features

Sequential Read Speed (Same)

Up to 3,500 MB/s * Performance may vary based on system hardware & configuration


Sequential Write Speed (300 MB/s faster)

Up to 3,300 MB/s * Performance may vary based on system hardware & configuration


Random Read Speed

Random Read (4KB, QD32): Up to 620,000 IOPS; Random Read (4KB, QD1): Up to 19,000 IOPS * Performance may vary based on system hardware & configuration


Random Write Speed

Random Write (4KB, QD32): Up to 560,000 IOPS; Random Write (4KB, QD1): Up to 62,000 IOPS * Performance may vary based on system hardware & configuration


Controller

In-house


NAND Flash

Samsung V-NAND 3-bit MLC


Cache Memory


Samsung 2GB Low Power DDR4 SDRAM


Trim Support (TRIM support helps the operating system organize data efficiently)

Supported


AES Encryption (Types of software and hardware encryption that is supported)

AES 256-bit Encryption (Class 0)TCG/Opal IEEE1667 (Encrypted drive)


Security

AES 256-bit Full Disk Encryption, TCG/Opal V2.0, Encrypted Drive (IEEE1667)


S.M.A.R.T. Support (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology is a monitoring system that help the drive detect errors and reports reliability issues)

Supported


GC (Garbage Collection) (GC is similar to TRIM support which helps the drive organize data)

Auto Garbage Collection Algorithm


WWN Support

Not supported


Device Sleep Mode Support

Yes


Internal Storage (Drive is situated inside the device)

Samsung V-NAND 3-bit MLC


Temperature proof

Yes


NVMe (NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) is an open logical-device interface specification for accessing non-volatile storage media attached via PCI Express bus.)

Yes


Gaming SSDs

Yes


M.2 2280

Yes


General

Average Power Consumption (system level) (Average during normal operations of the device, Actual power consumption may vary depending on system hardware & configuration)

*Average: 6 W*Maximum: 9 W (Burst mode)* Actual power consumption may vary depending on system hardware & configuration


Power consumption (Idle) (Power consumption at an idle state)

Max. 30 mW * Actual power consumption may vary depending on system hardware & configuration


Voltage (Amount of power require to operate the device)

3.3 V ± 5 % Allowable voltage


Reliability (MTBF) (Life span of the device measured in MTBF)

1.5 Million Hours Reliability (MTBF)


Environmental Specs

Operating Temperature

0 - 70 ℃ Operating Temperature


Shock (The amount of force the device can sustain before serious damage is caused)

1,500 G & 0.5 ms (Half sine)


Form Factor (The size, configuration or physical arrangement of drive)

Product

M.2 (2280)


Dimensions (W x H x D) (The size, configuration or physical arrangement of drive)

Product

3.16" x 0.87" x 0.09"


Weight (The size, configuration or physical arrangement of drive)

Product

0.3 oz.


Software

Management SW

Magician Software for SSD management


Warranty (The size, configuration or physical arrangement of drive)

Product

5-Year Limited Warranty or: 1200 TBW Limited Warranty




Unboxing


From of the Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus box

Side of the Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus box

Back of Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus box

Model: MZ-V782T0

Model Code: MZ-V7S2T0B/AM


An unboxed Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus

Installing


# Remove the battery

An installed P52 battery

An removed P52 battery

# Remove the cover

A removed P52 back cover

# Make sure the drive is fully seated:

A a Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus installed in a P52

# Reinstall the back cover and battery


# Boot the computer


# Make sure the drive shows up in the Device Manager (if you failed to seat it completly, it won't show up).

The a Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus listed in Device Manager


Install the Support Tools




A picture of where to download the Samsung SSD Integrated Software Installer

# Run the Samsung Migration tool


# Update the Samsung tool to the latest version


The Samsung migration tool running


Update the  Samsung Magician tool

Do Data Migration From the Old Drive to the New


# Close all applications


# Clone

Clone the drive

# Clone progress

Cloning progress

# Boot from the new drive: Reboot, and press F12 during boot to enter the Windows Boot Manager:

Boot from the Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus

# Check the new drive in Windows Explorer


Check that the The second 970 EVO drive is mapped to the C drive.

# Check the drive in Samsung's tool:

The first 970 EVO drive in Samsung Magician

The second 970 EVO drive in Samsung Magician


# Install the Second Drive

Both 970 EVO Plus drives installed in a P52

Format The Second Drive


# Open: Disk Management


# Choose GPT


MBR vs. GPT: Which Should You Use for Your SSD?


Should I use MBR or GPT when I intend to use both Ubuntu and Windows?


Windows and GPT FAQ


Chose GPT in Disk Management

# Right-click. select


Launch a New Simple Volume... in Disk Management on Windows 10

Assigning a drive letter in Disk Management on Windows 10

The Format Partition wizard in Disk Management on Windows 10

A picture of the successfully formatted disk in Disk Management on Windows 10

Done!



This post covered upgrading a Lenovo P52 M.2 MZ-VLB1T0B 1TB SSD to a 2TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus MZ-V782T0.



Issues that Popped Up


Adobe Acrobat failed to start. After logging into Adobe's account manager via Adobe Acrobat, I had to "log off" my machine and log back on. I found this issue when I tried to create a PDF from Chrome, and I got an error message. I had to close and relaunch Chrome to fix it.



References


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