GL553VD Updated with a Samsung NVMe SSD 960 PRO M.2 512GB



The gaming notebook GL553VD comes with a slow Sandisk Z400s 128GB SSD M.2. This 128GB storage unit is the boot / system disk. Let’s replace this 128GB drive by a faster and larger one: a Samsung SSD 960 PRO 512GB M.2.

 
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The Samsung 960 PRO is a NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) storage unit. The NVMe interface is designed to fully exploit the capabilities of high-speed SSDs devices to perform many I/O operations in parallel. More information about NVMe interface can be found HERE.

1 – Gallery

The 960 PRO box:


Samsung NVMe SSD 960 PRO M.2 512GB
Samsung NVMe SSD 960 PRO M.2 512GB

 
Inside the box of the 960 PRO:


Samsung NVMe SSD 960 PRO M.2 512GB

 
The 960 PRO in M.2 format:


Samsung NVMe SSD 960 PRO M.2 512GB
Samsung NVMe SSD 960 PRO M.2 512GB

 
The 960 PRO plugged into ASUS GL553VD gaming notebook:


Samsung NVMe SSD 960 PRO M.2 512GB

2 – Benchmark

Do you remember the CrystalDiskMark results of the Sandisk Z400s 128GB? read speed: 538MB/s and write speed: 182MB/s.

Let’s look at the CrystalDiskMark results of the 960 PRO:


Samsung NVMe SSD 960 PRO M.2 512GB - CrystalDiskMark Benchmark

 
3136MB/s in reading and 2056MB/s in writing. Wow! Awesome! More than 6 times faster in reading and more than 10 times faster in writing!!! These values

Windows 10 is ready in few seconds and now there is a lot of space to install all the programs I need.

And to end up this article, the screenshot of CrystalDiskInfo:


Samsung NVMe SSD 960 PRO M.2 512GB - CrystalDiskInfo



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