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Thinkpad T470 Hard drive and Memory upgrades

My Thinkpad T470 came with 500 GB and 4 GB of RAM and so planning to upgrade with an SSD and 8 GB of memory.

Have finalized this SSD:

Samsung 960 EVO Series - 250GB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD (MZ-V6E250BW)

https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-960-EVO-Internal-MZ-V6E250BW/dp/B01LYFKX41

Which  I think would work with these parts from Lenovo:

01AX994 Ct470 Adapter Hdd Asm Bracket

https://lenovo.encompass.com/item/11093685/Lenovo/01AX994/Ct470_Adapter_Hdd_Asm_Bracket

00UR496 Cable M.2Ssd

https://lenovo.encompass.com/item/11093086/Lenovo/00UR496/Cable_M.2_Ssd

Does anyone have any recommendations for the memory? Either Crucial or Samsung?

Also, will I be able to make use of dual channel with my 4 GB + 8 GB setup? Or do I have to have 8 GB + 8 GB?

Thanks a lot.
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Thank you for taking the time to write, John Hurst and nobus!

@ John Hurst: The best way to buy the right memory stick is to do a CPU-Z on the laptop to figure out which RAM it has and then buy one with similar specs, right?

@nobus: By "twin devices" do you mean having 8 GB + 8 GB RAM (or 16 + 16) with similar specs?

Yes, you are right. From what I have read, it seems that the NVMe drive won't be 6 to 7 times faster compared to SATA SSD because the laptop only has 2 PCI-E lanes instead of 4. However, it would be at least 2 to 3 times faster. Does that sound about right?

Here is the 960 EVO CrystalDiskMark speeds on the same laptop T470, posted by a reddit user:

Seq Q32T1 1797 1555,

4K Q32T1. 616.8 225.7,

Seq 1324 1235,

4K 48.04 134.2
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Like I had posted above, I just need these two accessories to properly install the 960 EVO on the T470 without any issues, right?

 01AX994 Ct470 Adapter Hdd Asm Bracket:

https://lenovo.encompass.com/item/11093685/Lenovo/01AX994/Ct470_Adapter_Hdd_Asm_Bracket


00UR496 Cable M.2Ssd:

https://lenovo.encompass.com/item/11093086/Lenovo/00UR496/Cable_M.2_Ssd
Thank you for making it crystal clear, nobus.. Appreciate it.. :)
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Many thanks for taking the time to write back, nobus and John Hurst. Greatly appreciate your assistance. :)
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You are very welcome and I was happy to help.