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Griffiths
03-01-2016, 07:54 AM
Hi.

Does Asus G501JW support the NVMe M.2 SSD?

I got the Samsung 950 pro M.2 SSD NVMe (MZ-V5P256BW) but can't see it in BIOS or even recognised as a connected device in windows.

I have seen on the forum that others had similar problems on the G7XX models and GL552VW models. I tried all the recommendations (update bios, etc.) from those posts but wanted to know if there is a solution for G501 or G501 doesn't support NVMe drives?

Would be grateful for any help.
Thank you in advance.

Tomsbalodis
04-20-2016, 03:18 PM
Hi there i have the same problem dod you find any solutions?

cl-Albert
04-20-2016, 06:25 PM
Like some of the GL notebook models looks like the G501JW will use either SATA3 M.2 SSDs or PCIE M.2 SSDs, but not both, so you want to figure out which one your unit supports first.
If you are able to, send me a Private Message to cl-Albert with your serial number to check, but you may not have enough posts yet to be able to do this.
I may worry a bit too much, but it's a little safer for you if you don't post your notebook serial number for others to see.

Not sure how this will work, but another idea is to check with your local ASUS support to see if they can help you check this.
Hoping they are able to do this now, but if they can't, you can always update your post to increase your number of posts?
http://www.asus.com/support/CallUs?_...497.1449686018

Griffiths
04-22-2016, 02:30 PM
@Tomsbalodis

I returned the M.2 SSD and I got a new one, as supposedly I was given a broken unit.

I didn't have the time to try and install the new one yet. But researching I got the feeling that it depends on the mother board as cl-Albert mentioned.

@cl-Albert

I will manage to get enough posts to send you a PM if I find that the new SDD also isn't working/recognized, just to be sure if I need to buy a supported M.2 SSD.

cl-Albert
04-22-2016, 05:14 PM
@Tomsbalodis
@cl-Albert

I will manage to get enough posts to send you a PM if I find that the new SDD also isn't working/recognized, just to be sure if I need to buy a supported M.2 SSD.

Griffiths,

fyi.
Haven't had a chance to check into it more with others on my end, but recently another ROG forum member was able to send me a PM after just 2 posts, so not sure if you need to meet a quota anymore if you want to try.

Always curious if your local ASUS support is able to help with this too though if you have the interest.

Thanks.

ashkansb
04-29-2016, 05:48 AM
J have purchased a 950 Pro 512 but it's not detected in BIOS and I tried to boot from USB Windows 10 Setup even Windows Setup dose not detect it too.
Any Solution?:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(

JustinThyme
04-29-2016, 10:56 PM
Please see CL Alberts post above. You most likely have the motherboard that does not support NVMe and will have to use a SATAIII M2 drive like the Samsung 850 EVO M.2

ashkansb
04-30-2016, 05:16 AM
Please see CL Alberts post above. You most likely have the motherboard that does not support NVMe and will have to use a SATAIII M2 drive like the Samsung 850 EVO M.2

I have ASUS G501JW witch in spec says is suppport PCIE x4 :(

cl-Albert
05-02-2016, 05:01 PM
I have ASUS G501JW witch in spec says is suppport PCIE x4 :(

Which spec page or website did you check?
If your reseller posted the spec. on their website, you may want to discuss more with them.

The ASUS website only posts general information for the G501JW model, so you would not want to use it for the specific G501JW unit that you purchased since not all G501JW units will have the same kind of M.2 SSD support.

If you prefer to send me a PM at cl-Albert with your serial number, I can check it on my end too, or you may want to check with your local ASUS support to see if they can tell you. Thanks.

rbella6
06-26-2016, 06:47 AM
Not sure if you've solve this yet. I have a G501vw, a tech from Fry's electronics said that it doesn't support the samsung NVMe m.2 950 so I purchased a v-nand 850 m.2. Is this accurate?

I don't mean to hi-jack your thread just thought it's a similar question.

maiquelrinco
01-08-2017, 02:57 PM
Dears,

I don't known if some of you figure out how to running and detect in BIOS a M.2 Slot SSD 2280 and exacly which model will work with ASUS G501JW, I buy my ASUS at bestbuy and comes with normal SATA HDD who I want to change by M.2 slot, I buy some SSD M.2 who wasn't detect in BIOS and as Well I try to clean windows Keys, Create USB Win 10 Boots with Rufus, disable secure boot and other stufss and doesn't detect anything, this is the model I bought in past and return the item because doesn't work:

ALSO TESTS and DOESN'T WORK!! ASUS DOOOO SOMETHING!!!

- MZVLV512HCJH-00000 Samsung 512GB PM951 (PCIe_NVMe) V2 TLC UBX M.2 Samsung SSD -
- SAMSUNG SM951 512GB M.2 PCI-E
- INTEL M.2 Series 600p 512 GB SSDPEKKW512G7X1


ASUS NEVER give us a right response, a lot of people want to upgrade their notebooks to M.2 slot, but they can't because its not easy for Technical persons as well.

If someone can help and GIVE US ALL the exacly model who will works on ASUS G501JW (Best Buy Version)
my email is maiquelrinco@hotmail.com

THIS ASUS G501 JW FROM BESTBUY USA IS LIKE A SH111TTTTT


Not sure if you've solve this yet. I have a G501vw, a tech from Fry's electronics said that it doesn't support the samsung NVMe m.2 950 so I purchased a v-nand 850 m.2. Is this accurate?

I don't mean to hi-jack your thread just thought it's a similar question.

maiquelrinco
01-12-2017, 10:24 PM
dears,

i don't known if some of you figure out how to running and detect in bios a m.2 slot ssd 2280 and exacly which model will work with asus g501jw, i buy my asus at bestbuy and comes with normal sata hdd who i want to change by m.2 slot, i buy some ssd m.2 who wasn't detect in bios and as well i try to clean windows keys, create usb win 10 boots with rufus, disable secure boot and other stufss and doesn't detect anything, this is the model i bought in past and return the item because doesn't work:

Also tests and doesn't work!! Asus doooo something!!!

- mzvlv512hcjh-00000 samsung 512gb pm951 (pcie_nvme) v2 tlc ubx m.2 samsung ssd -
- samsung sm951 512gb m.2 pci-e
- intel m.2 series 600p 512 gb ssdpekkw512g7x1


asus never give us a right response, a lot of people want to upgrade their notebooks to m.2 slot, but they can't because its not easy for technical persons as well.

If someone can help and give us all the exacly model who will works on asus g501jw (best buy version)
my email is maiquelrinco@hotmail.com

this asus g501 jw from bestbuy usa is like a sh111ttttt





not solv yet!! I buy 3 differents m.2, asus will pay me to try out all the m.2 in the market ???

Fran560
01-15-2017, 11:41 AM
hey guys i had the same problems on desktop with the NVMe it will not read on windows or see on bios but i got it fix! how? well i boot windows on Sata 3 SSD and install some driver from the NVMe company pages then it pop up on windows, turn it off and back you get new pages on bios only for that NVMe and you can install windows on it after that!! i gonna buy this Samsung 960 pro on this G501JW i hope it works same way like the desktop did!! ;)

here is some exemple
http://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/minisite/ssd/download/consumer.html
use sata 3 slot as hdd or SSD as boot and install this NVMe Driver then your NVMe will be able to works for your computer. good luck!

roongwolf
01-16-2017, 03:42 PM
I have G751JT that comes with M.2 slot. I found that you must use Samsung XP941 or SM951 AHCI.*

61902*

maiquelrinco
01-18-2017, 09:40 PM
not solv yet!! I buy 3 differents m.2, asus will pay me to try out all the m.2 in the market ???


Did you figure out, I spend money and send back because doens't work 3 SSD m.2 Models...I'm really Tired, if you known which one can works well with G501JW, please let me known, my email is maiquelrinco at hotmail.com

maiquelrinco
01-18-2017, 09:41 PM
hey guys i had the same problems on desktop with the NVMe it will not read on windows or see on bios but i got it fix! how? well i boot windows on Sata 3 SSD and install some driver from the NVMe company pages then it pop up on windows, turn it off and back you get new pages on bios only for that NVMe and you can install windows on it after that!! i gonna buy this Samsung 960 pro on this G501JW i hope it works same way like the desktop did!! ;)

here is some exemple
http://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/minisite/ssd/download/consumer.html
use sata 3 slot as hdd or SSD as boot and install this NVMe Driver then your NVMe will be able to works for your computer. good luck!


Did you figure out, I spend money and send back because doens't work 3 SSD m.2 Models...I'm really Tired, if you known which one can works well with G501JW, please let me known, my email is maiquelrinco at hotmail.com

Fran560
01-20-2017, 08:29 PM
Did you figure out, I spend money and send back because doens't work 3 SSD m.2 Models...I'm really Tired, if you known which one can works well with G501JW, please let me known, my email is maiquelrinco at hotmail.com

Hello i will figure it out soon when the store get the Samsung 960 Pro 1TB or 512GB (m.2 NVMe) on the market! They have it out in 18.Feb! . . . . soo i need to wait for it :S
i just look all other store close by, they do not have it (internett ofc) soo i will tell ya when i get one! ;)

akinto2006
02-08-2017, 02:27 PM
Hello i will figure it out soon when the store get the Samsung 960 Pro 1TB or 512GB (m.2 NVMe) on the market! They have it out in 18.Feb! . . . . soo i need to wait for it :S
i just look all other store close by, they do not have it (internett ofc) soo i will tell ya when i get one! ;)

To all people having trouble with you G501JW's... Sorry but our models only support SATA III... I bought a Crucial MX300 M.2 525GB and replaced the HDD with a Crucial MX300 750GB SATA III... Don't forget to set AHCI in BIOS...

Been using the drives since December and monitoring them with HDD Sentinel. Never had a problem ever since. Just don't forget to turn off Superfetch and defrag schedules... Boot up times now at 10secs to desktop completely loaded...*