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    Asus FX553VD Compatibility with NVMe M2 SSD Drives ?

    Hi guys,

    I have the Asus FX553VD notebook. The notebook is great, it is the hard drive slowing everything down. I have confirmed with the ASUS technical support team that my warranty will not be void if I open up the laptop to install a NVME drive.

    I am interested in purchasing the Samsung 960 EVO 500GB NVMe M.2 PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Solid State Drive. (https://www.wootware.co.za/samsung-9...ate-drive.html )

    I would like to know, does this laptop support NVME drives?

    Thanks

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    Go to start and type in "emanual", and you can find out from there.
    Even my FX503VD is supported, so I don't see why the FX533VD won't be.

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    Asus emanual did not provide any information about FX553VD compability...

    Quote Originally Posted by MasterC@ASUS View Post
    Both M.2 SATA and PCIe NVMe SSDs are supported for the FX 553VD.
    Then I Googled more and I found this from the other thread So Samsung M.2 850, 860, 960 and 970 EVO SSD's are compatible according other thread.

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    Yup, the FX553VD is absolutely compatible with 2280 M.2 NVME drives. The install process is extremely simple too. The only sad thing is that the M.2 slot does not come with an M.2 screw attached so you will have to find one for yourself.

    I am using a Samsung 960 EVO as my boot drive.

    I have also upgraded my regular HDD from the OE Hitachi 1TB to a Seagate Firecuda 2TB.

    Next step is to increase RAM from 8GB to 16GB if I can find a good 3000MHz kit.*

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    GL553VD and Samsung 970 EVO Compatibility

    After Windows 10 Update I got the "Bad System Config Info" Error.
    I have tried all the recommended fixes but none worked for my GL553 VD laptop.
    Need to format my drive and lost everything.
    I am now thinking to upgrade my laptop with a new ssd Samsung 970 EVO drive just for my O.S.
    Is this ssd drive compatible with my GL553VD laptop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tolisver View Post
    After Windows 10 Update I got the "Bad System Config Info" Error.
    I have tried all the recommended fixes but none worked for my GL553 VD laptop.
    Need to format my drive and lost everything.
    I am now thinking to upgrade my laptop with a new ssd Samsung 970 EVO drive just for my O.S.
    Is this ssd drive compatible with my GL553VD laptop?
    Yes it is.

    Just be sure to install the Samsung NVMe drivers, now at version 3.*

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    The FX553VD does not support PCIe M.2 NVMe SSDs.

    Quote Originally Posted by tolisver View Post
    After Windows 10 Update I got the "Bad System Config Info" Error.
    I have tried all the recommended fixes but none worked for my GL553 VD laptop.
    Need to format my drive and lost everything.
    I am now thinking to upgrade my laptop with a new ssd Samsung 970 EVO drive just for my O.S.
    Is this ssd drive compatible with my GL553VD laptop?
    The FX553VD does not support PCIe M.2 NVMe SSDs. I installed one and after an hour of usage it burnt my motherboard. I contacted ASUS and they told me it only supports PCIe M.2 SATA 3 drives. Its not stated in the manually but they have officially confirmed this with me so I would advice against PCIe M.2 NVMe SSDs. They said anyone using NVMe drives will face problems later. NVMe SSDs have a single notch. PCIe SATA SSDs have 2 notches.
    Last edited by Devenom1; 08-23-2019 at 03:40 PM. Reason: More details

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    The FX553VD does not support PCIe M.2 NVMe SSDs

    The FX553VD does not support PCIe M.2 NVMe SSDs. I installed one and after an hour of usage it burnt my motherboard. I contacted ASUS and they told me it only supports PCIe M.2 SATA 3 drives. Its not stated in the manually but they have officially confirmed this with me so I would advice against PCIe M.2 NVMe SSDs. They said anyone using NVMe drives will face problems later. NVMe SSDs have a single notch. PCIe SATA SSDs have 2 notches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devenom1 View Post
    The FX553VD does not support PCIe M.2 NVMe SSDs. I installed one and after an hour of usage it burnt my motherboard. I contacted ASUS and they told me it only supports PCIe M.2 SATA 3 drives. Its not stated in the manually but they have officially confirmed this with me so I would advice against PCIe M.2 NVMe SSDs. They said anyone using NVMe drives will face problems later. NVMe SSDs have a single notch. PCIe SATA SSDs have 2 notches.
    What exactly do you mean? how is it possible??
    Any screenshot of your conversation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devenom1 View Post
    The FX553VD does not support PCIe M.2 NVMe SSDs. I installed one and after an hour of usage it burnt my motherboard. I contacted ASUS and they told me it only supports PCIe M.2 SATA 3 drives. Its not stated in the manually but they have officially confirmed this with me so I would advice against PCIe M.2 NVMe SSDs. They said anyone using NVMe drives will face problems later. NVMe SSDs have a single notch. PCIe SATA SSDs have 2 notches.
    How strange of them to say that!!

    I have had a Samsung 960 Evo running in PCIE3 x 4 mode in my FX553VD for the past year.

    Most definitely the laptop supports PCIE M.2 drives.

    Says so righ on the Specifications page:
    https://www.asus.com/Laptops/ASUS-FX...pecifications/
    Last edited by pillainp; 09-08-2019 at 05:16 AM.

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