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lenovo B570(P/N:59316294) support mSATA?

2014-10-08, 5:58 AM

Dear forum members.


I have a lenovo B570 model with P/N : 59-316294 (Model No : 20093) that I bouhgt in 2012 Sep.


Recently, I hope to speed-up my B570 to attach mSATA SSD.



If my B570 is opened, the feature is as belows.


If bottom cover is opened,  blank slot is appeared.





My questions are


 This blank slot is mSATA?

    : I know that mSATA slot has same pin as min PCI express but two are not compatible each other.

      B570 model has mSTAT Slot?


Pleaese share your knowledge.




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Re: lenovo B570(P/N:59316294) support mSATA?

2014-10-08, 13:57 PM

hi yangwool,


Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.


Looking at page 38 of the B570 hardware maintenance manual, the Mini PCI-E slot is being used by the Wireless card and/or a WWAN card.

  - Link to picture


Although an mSATA SSD would fit on that slot, the manual doesn't indicate that the slot is electrically compatible with an SSD (unlike other models like the Lenovo Y460's mini PCI-E slot (more info on page 28 of HMM):



If you're leaning towards an SSD upgrade, it would be best to replace the stock HDD with a 2.5" SATA SSD (like this item).




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Re: lenovo B570(P/N:59316294) support mSATA?

2014-12-07, 2:42 AM

I have a B570-1068AQU laptop, i3 4GB with a 320GB conventional hard drive.


I was able to successfully install an Intel 530 240GB mSATA SSD into the empty PCI-e slot last week (Nov 2014).


So now the laptop has a SSD and the original 320GB conventional 2.5inch 5400rpm hard drive.


I was able configure the BIOS to use the SSD as the boot drive, and the hard drive as a data drive.

I installed the OS that came with the computer (Windows 7 Home Premium x64) using the product key with the original computer, without having to restore the Windows 7 OEM from the factory OEM partition.


I used the drivers in the LENOVO partition to do the clean OS install.   (Copied them off the LENOVO partition to a USB thumb drive first before I installed the OS to the SSD)


After completing the OS install to the SSD, I installed the drivers off the USB thumb drive.   (I guess you could assign a drive letter to the LENOVO partition and install them directly off the LENOVO partition.)


Then I reformatted the hard drive to use as a data drive, but kept the one-key restore partition and the LENOVO parition intact in the event I want to revert back to the single hard drive without SSD configuration.




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Re: lenovo B570(P/N:59316294) support mSATA?

2018-05-11, 3:33 AM

I have a Lenovo B570 1068 i3 purchased December 2011 with 500GB Hitachi HDD and I wanted to upgrade it.  Encouraged by Woodreau’s post I fitted a 500 GB Samsung EVO 860 mSATA in the empty mini-PCI slot as the boot drive.  I replaced the original Hitachi HDD with a WD Blue 1 TB and use this for data while reserving the mSATA for programs. The system boots Windows 10 in 5 seconds and Samsung Magician reports a read /write speed of 559/527 MB/s for the mSATA.  Previously boot time was ~ 90 seconds.

Physical installation of the mSATA was easy and it was recognised immediately in the BIOS (version 44CN43WW).  I used Windows Disk Management to initialize the mSATA.  I selected MBR partition table but no drive letter. I then removed the mSATA and mounted it in a USB/SATA mSATA enclosure (Sabrent).   I cloned the original Hitachi HDD to the mSATA via USB using Macrium Reflect (free version), maintaining the original partitions.  I then removed the Hitachi HDD and reconnected the mSATA in the mini-PCIe slot.  The mSATA was able to boot the system immediately and run Windows along with all other programs without any further action. I then installed the new WD HDD as data disk.


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Re: lenovo B570(P/N:59316294) support mSATA?

2018-05-12, 15:27 PM
There are some systemboards that will support a mSATA in the slot, but others will not. As there are quite a few different boards that ship (options are different on each) there is no really good way to tell without knowing exactly what system board is installed.

Best way to find out is contact Lenovo Support, provide them with your SN and then ask them what system board was shipped with your notebook. If anyone tries to load an mSATA into the slot without taking the time to find out if it will work or not, then it is a guessing game that may end up with a non-operable system.


I do not work for Lenovo, I only provide suggestions based on my personal willingness to help others. All advice and comments are based on my experience, and do not reflect Lenovo policy, terms or conditions.
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