Examples: Monday, today, last week, Mar 26, 3/26/04

Does my Acer (A715-71G-57AY) supports PCIe NVMe M2 cards?

I am really confused now, I am not risking to buy any m2 nvme ssd that would not be compatible with my device. It will be so upsetting to see that it will not work as it is so expensive and very hard to acquire. Please help me if it would support my laptop. I am pretty sure that it has an m2 ssd port but some reviews says that it only supports SATA3 speeds. Well, In that case, if it's conformed, I should stick on buying the fairly decent m2 sata3 ssd, but as what I am saying, If it supports the ultra fast NVMe, then why would I limit myself? I would go with the latter.

According to HWinfo, I only have the PCI express x1 on the root ports. They say you could only use nvme on x2-x4 PCIe. I really don't have an idea about these ssds. My Internal HDD is on it's dying stage so I really want a replacement as soon as possible. I'll attach screenshots for your reference. Thanks and Godspeed!

Tech Specs:

Model : Acer Aspire 7 A715-71G-57AY
Operating System : Windows 10 Home
Processor : Intel Core i5-7300HQ 2.50 GHz Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.50 GHz)
Chipset : Intel® HM175
Memory : 4GB DDR4 Up to 32 GB (maximum)
Storage : 2TB hard drive
Screen : 15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution
Graphics : 2GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 GDDR5 
Connectivity : 802.11ac wireless LAN
Gigabit LAN
Audio & Video : 1280 x 720 webcam
Two speakers
I/O Ports : 1x USB 3.0
2x USB 2.0
Network (RJ-45)
HDMI Output
1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C
Input Devices : TouchPad
Battery : 4-cell 3220 mAh Li-Polymer
Adapter : 135 W
Dimensions  : 381.60 mm x 262.80 mm x 23.95 mm
Weight  : 2.4 kg


This is the image of the port if you remove the back case of the model. There is surely an m2 ssd port but the big question is, will it only support SATA3 or it could embrace the PCIe NVMe cards?


This is the HWinfo screenshot.

Best Answers

  • brummyfan2brummyfan2 Posts: 12,135 Trailblazer
    Accepted Answer
    Hi,
    Yes, the slot is compatible with both keys( M key and M+B Key), that means you can either use a SATA M.2 SSD or a NVMe M.2 SSD.
    Your BIOS will recognise the NVMe SSD as I have installed a NVMe SSD in A515-51 without any problem, install the SSD, download Minitool partition wizard free program, run it as admin, use migrate feature( at the top), after the completion of migration, remove the HDD and try to boot with only the SSD, after confirming everything is fine, you may delete the OS from the HDD and use it for storage.
     https://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html
    https://www.partitionwizard.com/help/migrate-os-to-ssd-hd.html
    Please don't click "Like" but click "Yes" for "Did this answer the question", if I resolve the problem.
  • brummyfan2brummyfan2 Posts: 12,135 Trailblazer
    Accepted Answer
    @brummyfan2 After I installed the SSD and migrated the os and stuff. Will i change something on the BIOS settings itself? Can you give me a step by step process or a link to an article where can I be guided. Thanks so much, I really appreciate your help

    Hi,
    Yes, you can go to BIOS settings and make the SSD as your first boot.
    1.Press F2 as soon as you press the Power button.
    2.Move to Boot tab using Right Arrow button.
    3.Move to the SSD( using move Up/Down button) and click F6 button to move up to the first position ( or second the position if there's Windows boot Manager present )


    Please don't click "Like" but click "Yes" for "Did this answer the question", if I resolve the problem.
«1

FAQ & Answers

  • brummyfan2brummyfan2 Posts: 12,135ACE Trailblazer
    edited April 2018
    Hi,
    Yes,It supports a NVMe SSD, HWiNFO reports only after the installation, please read the thread below for more information.
    https://community.acer.com/en/discussion/534195/aspire-7-a715-71g-79z1-model-ssd-m-2-nvme-support

    Please don't click "Like" but click "Yes" for "Did this answer the question", if I resolve the problem.
  • frostbarrel09frostbarrel09 Posts: 8Member

    Tinkerer

    edited April 2018
    Thank you @brummyfan2, just one last question. Based on my specs provided, Now after I bought a NVMe SSD, does my bios allow it to be used as my boot device or will it only be used as a secondary storage? Can I still use my pre-installed 2.5" Internal HDD along with it? Can you give tips please on how these NVMe ssds will help to improve my laptop performance? Thank you!

    And what can you say about this photo? It seems intriguing. The above picture looked like it has two slots meaning it's a SATA m2 ssd? Can I actually fit a single slot nvme on my laptop? Please advise.
     
  • brummyfan2brummyfan2 Posts: 12,135ACE Trailblazer
    Accepted Answer
    Hi,
    Yes, the slot is compatible with both keys( M key and M+B Key), that means you can either use a SATA M.2 SSD or a NVMe M.2 SSD.
    Your BIOS will recognise the NVMe SSD as I have installed a NVMe SSD in A515-51 without any problem, install the SSD, download Minitool partition wizard free program, run it as admin, use migrate feature( at the top), after the completion of migration, remove the HDD and try to boot with only the SSD, after confirming everything is fine, you may delete the OS from the HDD and use it for storage.
     https://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html
    https://www.partitionwizard.com/help/migrate-os-to-ssd-hd.html
    Please don't click "Like" but click "Yes" for "Did this answer the question", if I resolve the problem.
  • frostbarrel09frostbarrel09 Posts: 8Member

    Tinkerer

    @brummyfan2 After I installed the SSD and migrated the os and stuff. Will i change something on the BIOS settings itself? Can you give me a step by step process or a link to an article where can I be guided. Thanks so much, I really appreciate your help
  • brummyfan2brummyfan2 Posts: 12,135ACE Trailblazer
    Accepted Answer
    @brummyfan2 After I installed the SSD and migrated the os and stuff. Will i change something on the BIOS settings itself? Can you give me a step by step process or a link to an article where can I be guided. Thanks so much, I really appreciate your help

    Hi,
    Yes, you can go to BIOS settings and make the SSD as your first boot.
    1.Press F2 as soon as you press the Power button.
    2.Move to Boot tab using Right Arrow button.
    3.Move to the SSD( using move Up/Down button) and click F6 button to move up to the first position ( or second the position if there's Windows boot Manager present )


    Please don't click "Like" but click "Yes" for "Did this answer the question", if I resolve the problem.
  • frostbarrel09frostbarrel09 Posts: 8Member

    Tinkerer

    @brummyfan2 just a quick query, why is that if there is a windows boot manager, I'll set the ssd to 2nd priority. Moreover, what will happen if I make the ssd first and the WBM as 2nd priority. Thanks.

    I already bought a 250gb samsung 970 evo m.2 nvme ssd a while ago. Will use the samsung migration tool for the cloning. Please confirm that the one I bought is compatible with my device. Thanks.
  • brummyfan2brummyfan2 Posts: 12,135ACE Trailblazer
    @brummyfan2 just a quick query, why is that if there is a windows boot manager, I'll set the ssd to 2nd priority. Moreover, what will happen if I make the ssd first and the WBM as 2nd priority. Thanks.

    I already bought a 250gb samsung 970 evo m.2 nvme ssd a while ago. Will use the samsung migration tool for the cloning. Please confirm that the one I bought is compatible with my device. Thanks.
    Hi,
    There won't be any noticeable difference whether WBM is first or second boot option, yes Samsung 970 Evo is compatible with your laptop.
    Please don't click "Like" but click "Yes" for "Did this answer the question", if I resolve the problem.
  • beardedmasonbeardedmason Posts: 2Member New User
    I have a Acer v3-575t-71u5 and would like to do the same as you described above, add a NVMe SSD and use my current 1tb hard drive as extra storage. Can you confirm if my laptop is compatible with the NVMe or M+B keys?  
  • NieidealnyNieidealny Posts: 5Member New User
    http://www.userbenchmark.com - please run this benchmark if you add a NVMe drive.
  • I have a Acer v3-575t-71u5 and would like to do the same as you described above, add a NVMe SSD and use my current 1tb hard drive as extra storage. Can you confirm if my laptop is compatible with the NVMe or M+B keys?  
    Yes, I guess you can, one user has already installed, sorry for the late reply.
    http://www.userbenchmark.com/System/Acer-Aspire-E5-575T/37426
    Please don't click "Like" but click "Yes" for "Did this answer the question", if I resolve the problem.
  • ali_asghari_arasali_asghari_aras Posts: 5Member New User
    Hi 
    I have Acer Aspire A715-71G laptop and im wonder if i can use samsung 960 evo m.2 250gb on this laptop ? 


    Intel
    Core i7
    7700HQ
    2.80GHz up to 3.80 GHz
    Cache 6 Mb
    RAM 16 gb DDR4
    hdd 5400prm
    GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GDDR5
    4GB

    Thank you all 
  • Hi 
    I have Acer Aspire A715-71G laptop and im wonder if i can use samsung 960 evo m.2 250gb on this laptop ? 


    Intel
    Core i7
    7700HQ
    2.80GHz up to 3.80 GHz
    Cache 6 Mb
    RAM 16 gb DDR4
    hdd 5400prm
    GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GDDR5
    4GB

    Thank you all 
    Hi,
    Yes, you can install a NVMe SSD in your laptop.
    https://www.userbenchmark.com/System/Acer-Aspire-A715-71G/59201
    Please don't click "Like" but click "Yes" for "Did this answer the question", if I resolve the problem.
  • ali_asghari_arasali_asghari_aras Posts: 5Member New User
    Hi 
    I have Acer Aspire A715-71G laptop and im wonder if i can use samsung 960 evo m.2 250gb on this laptop ? 


    Intel
    Core i7
    7700HQ
    2.80GHz up to 3.80 GHz
    Cache 6 Mb
    RAM 16 gb DDR4
    hdd 5400prm
    GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GDDR5
    4GB

    Thank you all 
    Hi,
    Yes, you can install a NVMe SSD in your laptop.
    https://www.userbenchmark.com/System/Acer-Aspire-A715-71G/59201
    Thanks mate !
  • ali_asghari_arasali_asghari_aras Posts: 5Member New User
    Hi 
    I have Acer Aspire A715-71G laptop and im wonder if i can use samsung 960 evo m.2 250gb on this laptop ? 


    Intel
    Core i7
    7700HQ
    2.80GHz up to 3.80 GHz
    Cache 6 Mb
    RAM 16 gb DDR4
    hdd 5400prm
    GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GDDR5
    4GB

    Thank you all 
    Hi,
    Yes, you can install a NVMe SSD in your laptop.
    https://www.userbenchmark.com/System/Acer-Aspire-A715-71G/59201
    By considering the link you shared the only ssd m.2 model i can use is this one ?

    https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/SpeedTest/169054/INTEL-SSDPEKKW256G7

    It means i can't use samsung 960 evo m.2 250gb ?! 
  • Hi 
    I have Acer Aspire A715-71G laptop and im wonder if i can use samsung 960 evo m.2 250gb on this laptop ? 


    Intel
    Core i7
    7700HQ
    2.80GHz up to 3.80 GHz
    Cache 6 Mb
    RAM 16 gb DDR4
    hdd 5400prm
    GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GDDR5
    4GB

    Thank you all 
    Hi,
    Yes, you can install a NVMe SSD in your laptop.
    https://www.userbenchmark.com/System/Acer-Aspire-A715-71G/59201
    By considering the link you shared the only ssd m.2 model i can use is this one ?

    https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/SpeedTest/169054/INTEL-SSDPEKKW256G7

    It means i can't use samsung 960 evo m.2 250gb ?! 
    Hi 
    I have Acer Aspire A715-71G laptop and im wonder if i can use samsung 960 evo m.2 250gb on this laptop ? 


    Intel
    Core i7
    7700HQ
    2.80GHz up to 3.80 GHz
    Cache 6 Mb
    RAM 16 gb DDR4
    hdd 5400prm
    GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GDDR5
    4GB

    Thank you all 
    Hi,
    Yes, you can install a NVMe SSD in your laptop.
    https://www.userbenchmark.com/System/Acer-Aspire-A715-71G/59201
    By considering the link you shared the only ssd m.2 model i can use is this one ?

    https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/SpeedTest/169054/INTEL-SSDPEKKW256G7

    It means i can't use samsung 960 evo m.2 250gb ?! 

    Hi,
    I have attached that link as an example, it shows that NVMe SSD can be installed in this model.
    Please don't click "Like" but click "Yes" for "Did this answer the question", if I resolve the problem.
  • ali_asghari_arasali_asghari_aras Posts: 5Member New User
    Hi 
    I have Acer Aspire A715-71G laptop and im wonder if i can use samsung 960 evo m.2 250gb on this laptop ? 


    Intel
    Core i7
    7700HQ
    2.80GHz up to 3.80 GHz
    Cache 6 Mb
    RAM 16 gb DDR4
    hdd 5400prm
    GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GDDR5
    4GB

    Thank you all 
    Hi,
    Yes, you can install a NVMe SSD in your laptop.
    https://www.userbenchmark.com/System/Acer-Aspire-A715-71G/59201
    By considering the link you shared the only ssd m.2 model i can use is this one ?

    https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/SpeedTest/169054/INTEL-SSDPEKKW256G7

    It means i can't use samsung 960 evo m.2 250gb ?! 
    Hi 
    I have Acer Aspire A715-71G laptop and im wonder if i can use samsung 960 evo m.2 250gb on this laptop ? 


    Intel
    Core i7
    7700HQ
    2.80GHz up to 3.80 GHz
    Cache 6 Mb
    RAM 16 gb DDR4
    hdd 5400prm
    GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GDDR5
    4GB

    Thank you all 
    Hi,
    Yes, you can install a NVMe SSD in your laptop.
    https://www.userbenchmark.com/System/Acer-Aspire-A715-71G/59201
    By considering the link you shared the only ssd m.2 model i can use is this one ?

    https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/SpeedTest/169054/INTEL-SSDPEKKW256G7

    It means i can't use samsung 960 evo m.2 250gb ?! 

    Hi,
    I have attached that link as an example, it shows that NVMe SSD can be installed in this model.
    Thanks a million :)
  • Hi 
    I have Acer Aspire A715-71G laptop and im wonder if i can use samsung 960 evo m.2 250gb on this laptop ? 


    Intel
    Core i7
    7700HQ
    2.80GHz up to 3.80 GHz
    Cache 6 Mb
    RAM 16 gb DDR4
    hdd 5400prm
    GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GDDR5
    4GB

    Thank you all 
    Hi,
    Yes, you can install a NVMe SSD in your laptop.
    https://www.userbenchmark.com/System/Acer-Aspire-A715-71G/59201
    By considering the link you shared the only ssd m.2 model i can use is this one ?

    https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/SpeedTest/169054/INTEL-SSDPEKKW256G7

    It means i can't use samsung 960 evo m.2 250gb ?! 
    Hi 
    I have Acer Aspire A715-71G laptop and im wonder if i can use samsung 960 evo m.2 250gb on this laptop ? 


    Intel
    Core i7
    7700HQ
    2.80GHz up to 3.80 GHz
    Cache 6 Mb
    RAM 16 gb DDR4
    hdd 5400prm
    GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GDDR5
    4GB

    Thank you all 
    Hi,
    Yes, you can install a NVMe SSD in your laptop.
    https://www.userbenchmark.com/System/Acer-Aspire-A715-71G/59201
    By considering the link you shared the only ssd m.2 model i can use is this one ?

    https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/SpeedTest/169054/INTEL-SSDPEKKW256G7

    It means i can't use samsung 960 evo m.2 250gb ?! 

    Hi,
    I have attached that link as an example, it shows that NVMe SSD can be installed in this model.
    Thanks a million :)
    You are welcome :)
    Please don't click "Like" but click "Yes" for "Did this answer the question", if I resolve the problem.
  • beardedmasonbeardedmason Posts: 2Member New User
    I have a Acer v3-575t-71u5 and would like to do the same as you described above, add a NVMe SSD and use my current 1tb hard drive as extra storage. Can you confirm if my laptop is compatible with the NVMe or M+B keys?  
    Yes, I guess you can, one user has already installed, sorry for the late reply.
    http://www.userbenchmark.com/System/Acer-Aspire-E5-575T/37426
    By saying, "I guess", does that mean you feel like there is a better option? Should I just change my HDD to a SSD?
    And Thank you for your help.
  • I have a Acer v3-575t-71u5 and would like to do the same as you described above, add a NVMe SSD and use my current 1tb hard drive as extra storage. Can you confirm if my laptop is compatible with the NVMe or M+B keys?  
    Yes, I guess you can, one user has already installed, sorry for the late reply.
    http://www.userbenchmark.com/System/Acer-Aspire-E5-575T/37426
    By saying, "I guess", does that mean you feel like there is a better option? Should I just change my HDD to a SSD?
    And Thank you for your help.
    Sorry, it was my mistake, I have enclosed the wrong link as well(E5-575T), my apologies :'( , I think you can only install a M.2 SATA SSD.
    Please don't click "Like" but click "Yes" for "Did this answer the question", if I resolve the problem.
  • thomastjjethomastjje Posts: 1Member New User
    In case anyone is wondering, this laptop also works with the Samsung 970 PRO 1TB (I just installed this in mine). I think the "SSD up to 512gb supported" I see floating around here just means that what Acer tested it with... To be honest I think it's compatible with any single sided 2280 m.2 SSD, no matter the capacity...
Sign In or Register to comment.

Who's Online171

AdiPlayZ
AdiPlayZ
casper2830
casper2830
FabricioVilca
FabricioVilca
Lost_d
Lost_d
maxgarcia
maxgarcia
rapidspitfire7
rapidspitfire7
YaswanthKumar
YaswanthKumar
+164 Guests

Join in, share your experience!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

New Here?

So, what are the rules of this place? Check out our Acer Community User Agreement. Register to get all the benefits of being a member! Get social and introduce yourself in our Welcome Forum, or learn about our ACE Program and What's Happening at Acer.

Member Highlight

We would like to feature andylb as a outstanding member in the Acer Community. With his dedication and support efforts, andylb has become a Valued Contributor . On behalf of the Acer Community team and all our users, we want to recognize and thank you for your dedication!

Total Posts and Comments: 1259

Total Points:3142

Total Accepted Answers: 162

andylb Overclocked Contributor
Good Design Aware 2019
Predator Join the forum discussions on our
Predator line of products.
Find out about the Acer ACE program.