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Sounds like an entry level DRAMless model (some of these use system ram as a cache, which helps a little but is nowhere close to onboard ram). The good news is that they're the first m.2 drives to be as cheap as SATA ones; the bad as you've seen is that they perform at best marginally faster than sata models.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, weighing all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
Did you try just reseating the Dell M.2? If it worked, fine, if not, it would only take 5 min. In the past, I would have wiped the disk and reloaded Win10 from scratch. Did you do that when you installed the new SSD or did you clone? Lots of variables there.
Yes. I even used an adapter to plug it into X4 connector of the PCIexpress bus. That killed the BIOS! The BIOS wouldn't start. This same adapter works just fine today in the same X4 slot, with a Samsung M.2 item mounted. There is definitely something very screwy with the M.2 unit supplied by Dell. (This second unit in the X4 slot is her data drive.)
I never clone drives. I always install a new, clean instance of Windows. Just between you and me: I rather enjoy doing a fresh Windows install. Yeah. Some people call me weird!
Excuse me. I thought you said clean install which entails reinstalling applications, settings, customising,etc.,as far as I know.
Please share your easy process if your are indeed doing a clean install. I'm curious. Have I been unawarely doing all this extra work for the last 30 years?
Well I guess, in all good will, what we said was not obvious to the other.
In my experience, W10 requires quite a bit of tuning, unless MS's defaults suit you.
Having said that, I find that W10 is the the best job Microsoft has done so far. The annoyances are generally to a minimum.
W10 requires quite a bit of tuning, unless MS's defaults suit you
Yes indeed! I have a list of items that I fine tune after the install. Some are trivial, like adding a seconds output to the clock. Others are a little more involved, like moving the Windows Temp folders to another internal drive. My reason for doing this is to avoid temp files from bloating up Macrium images of the systems drive, etc. etc.
But my point was that I enjoy doing all this, and helping family members with their computers.
Dell and all the major commodity PC vendors use the lowest spec components they can get away with. It is the nature of the beast. If you want the best performance, you will end up building your own PC and it wont be cheap.
When you order your computer online from Dell, like I do, you can configure the machine within tight bounds. For example: For my wife's machine, I could choose between a spinning disk drive or a NVMe S.2 SSD. Make and type of the drive was not stated. They tell you the drive's capacity, but not the make or model. Take it or leave it. I chose the slightly more expensive M.2 drive knowing that I may not get the fastest, more expensive SSD option, but at least the main board was guaranteed to have a S.2 connector and the bios was guaranteed to work with NVMe SSDs. I was disappointed because the SSD Dell supplied was so painfully slow. However, the extra money I spent to replace the slow SSD with a superfast Samsung 970 PRO unit was well spent.
In my current role I am a tester of all things embedded. One of the widgets that is due for deployment soon (?) has been my main task for some time, in this time I found a fault, it was cured (?) popped some where else, today though I managed to brick the unit. I have 'wakamole' problems the sort you fix and keep coming back. Memories of an RF system where the power was nice and low them peak when you went to measure it... I'm glad I don't have to chase this sucker...
It depends on your employer, but it is "great" for those who sell maintenance contracts, also those great features that say "coming soon" so you need a subscription or contract to eventually be able to have those great features.
It is sadly one reason why many engineers do not make great business people.