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





5 thoughts on “GL553VD Updated with a Samsung NVMe SSD 960 PRO M.2 512GB”

  1. zzdzihu

    What about nasty noise after fresh Windows install? Thanks for that article.

  2. dduckquack

    my GL553VD shows only AHCI on the BIOS, is there an update for NVMe support? thanks

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