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fiveseven15
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N22 Winbook M.2 SSD upgrade

so i just picked up an N22 winbook, and would like to add some extra storage.  i have a samsung M.2 SSD (960 EVO model MZ-V6E250BW on hand but its 250gb.  shouldnt be a problem to use right? itll just show 128gb capacity?

 

also is there any BIOS or software changes that ned to be made manually? or does it work like most other computers, and its just plug and play?

 

i'd like to get everything clarified before i open up the computer to install this

fiveseven15
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Re: N22 Winbook M.2 SSD upgrade

no answers?

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Re: N22 Winbook M.2 SSD upgrade

Hi fiveseven15

 

Welcome to the Community Forums.

 

Similar to those mentioned in this post, the m.2 sata interface provided for an upgrade does accommodate 128 GB up to 256GBCompatible SSD listed 128GB LiteonCV3-8D128 M.2 part number 2280128G SSD and 128GB Samsung PM871a. 

 

This should work be detected by the BIOS automatically.

For other compatible parts, I used the same part number from the manual (2280128G) in the parts look up page (look up by part number) and it provided more choices as follow:

  • 5SD0J21066 Liteon CV1-8B128
  • 5SD0H43484 HY HFS128G39MND-3310A M.2
  • 5SD0L07408 Hynix HFS128G39TND-N210A
  • 5SD0H00094 Samsung MZNLN128HCGR M.2
  • 16200609 SS MZNTE128HMGR 128G
  • 5SD0H29265 HY HFS128G38MNB-2200A M.2
  • 5SD0H12051 Ramaxel RTHMB128VBM4EWDL
  • 5SD0L14643 SS MZNTY128HDHP-000L2 128G
  • 5SD0F65755 Liteon L8T-128L9G 128GB M.2
  • 16200483 Liteon LGT-128M6G M.2
  • 16200587 Samsung MZNTD128HAGM 128G
  • 5SD0M61137 Ramxel S121 128GB M.2 2280 SSD
  • 5SD0L82503 RTITF128PCA1MADL 128G M.2 SSD

Hope this help answer your query.

 

Regards



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K7L7
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Re: N22 Winbook M.2 SSD upgrade

I just want to clarify on what you have said, so the largest M.2 SATA SSD I would be able to install would be a 256gb? Or would a 512gb or 1tb be possible? 

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Re: N22 Winbook M.2 SSD upgrade

Hi K7L7

 

Greetings.

 

256 GB SSD m.2 is the OEM recommendation so we cannot vouch for anything larger.

Still, it would be worth to test it if you have a spare so that other members can be informed too.

 

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Re: N22 Winbook M.2 SSD upgrade - NOT happening.

Fiveseven15,

   The answer you recieved from "Spidy101" is complete    (plus it was based on 2015 information).  I have a N22 Winbook with a June 2017 build date, and it has an internal PCIe (single tooth) M.2 connector and a spot for an 80mm M.2as well.  I spoke to Lenovo Tech Support today and made them get (2) verifications from their supervision before accepting the hard cold facts on adding an M.2 PCIe SSD; regadless of size.  The lack of BIOS support is probably stopping an additional SSD from being recogized.  That tech told me these notebooks were build for educational customers and are made to use As Is. The Tech even told me that adding an additional M.2 would constitute "unapproved modification" to the notebook, and would void the warranty.

There has been all kind of speculation posted here about adding an SSD to this recent model N22 - all of it wrong.  And if anybody can PROVE they were sucessful in an installation post the proof Here ! (with a screen shot showing the second drive listed in the Drive management section of the Admin Tools).  Belive me you won't see it......

 

Mod's Edit: Posting edited to conform to the Community Guidelines.

 

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Re: N22 Winbook M.2 SSD upgrade - NOT happening.

actually I got it to work.  The first drive didn’t work because it was one of the newer NVMe (Samsung 960 evo V6E250BW) m.2 SSD, I got an older model (Samsung 850 evo  MZ-N5E250)and it detected it just fine.  Plug and play.  I however didn’t notice the other m.2 slot.  Maybe it was there maybe not. I don’t remember 

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Re: N22 Winbook M.2 SSD upgrade - NOT happening.

Hi fiveseven15.

 

Greetings.

 

Previous stated information are OEM configurations, upgrades we perform are user initiative we share experiences here in our community to things tried and confirmed outside such settings.

 

As in our case, we confirmed finctionality of 3rd party Samsung 850 evo  MZ-N5E250 as it also share the same host SATA interface as the recommended by OEM listed above but not the NVMe Samsung 960 evo V6E250BW PCIe interface on the same M.2 slot.

 

Available slot would most likely do not have electronic contact design for it as it would only accept SATA instead as specified on the hardware manual page 27

 

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