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Fak3d
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Registered: ‎12-22-2014
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Lenovo Flex 2-14 m.2 ssd slot?

hey guys,

i wondered if my lenovo flex 2-14 has a m.2 ssd slot? I have read a lot of different things here and on google... Nobody knows for sure. If yes which size it has to be? 42mm 60mm or 80mm?

 

here the link to my Lenovo flex 2-14

 

thanks a lot for your help Smiley Happy

RichardTheKing
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Re: Lenovo Flex 2-14 m.2 ssd slot?

Hi,

I have the same question for my Flex 14 (not flex 2).

But I was not sure so I have finaly decicided to open it and discovered that it has and M2 but quite small => 2242

I have researched for the highest capacity and decided to get the 256GB My digital M2 from USA

 

Richard

 

Lenovo IdeaPad YOGA 2 13; (i3 4010U, 500GB HDD + 512GB M550 M.2 SSD, 4GB ram, Intel HD4400, 1920 x 1080, Clementine)
Lenovo Flex PC Tactile 14; (I(i3 4010U, 500GB HDD + 256GB MyDigitalSSD M.2, 8GB ram, Intel HD4000 Graphics, 1366 x 768, Grey)
RichardTheKing
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Re: Lenovo Flex 2-14 m.2 ssd slot?

Hi,

I cannot see any M2 connection on this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42P6RG4a5EU

 

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Lenovo IdeaPad YOGA 2 13; (i3 4010U, 500GB HDD + 512GB M550 M.2 SSD, 4GB ram, Intel HD4400, 1920 x 1080, Clementine)
Lenovo Flex PC Tactile 14; (I(i3 4010U, 500GB HDD + 256GB MyDigitalSSD M.2, 8GB ram, Intel HD4000 Graphics, 1366 x 768, Grey)
electro-dan
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Registered: ‎12-28-2014
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Re: Lenovo Flex 2-14 m.2 ssd slot?

Hi there,

I'm also looking to add an ssd to this laptop. As mentioned the older flex 14 has one spare but the flex 2-14 does not. The slot that the WiFi card is in however is an m.2 slot.

What I don't know is whether that slot will support an ssd (it'll be 42mm if so) as foregoing the WiFi is a bit of an annoyance. I also wonder if the same m.2 slot would support a pci-e and sata at the same time, but there is no splitters that I can see yet.

I'm tempted to try and use a USB WiFi dongle for the meantime and I'll report back if I do.
Fak3d
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Re: Lenovo Flex 2-14 m.2 ssd slot?

okay thanks! would be nice if you update me if u tried this out.

electro-dan
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Re: Lenovo Flex 2-14 m.2 ssd slot?

Hi again,

 

As an update - I had a look to see if a 42mm ssd would fit. Unfortunately it does not. Some measuring and digging around indicates that is a 30mm (2230) slot - A/E keys. Nobody yet sell an ssd of this size.

 

The only hope that I can see of is an extender such as the one here: http://www.amazon.com/P12S-P12F-M-2-NGFF-Extender-Board/dp/B00IPOT3O2. It looks like there is enough free space inside to take it, though uncertain.

 

This would however require a PCI-e based ssd (the 2242 ones are usually sata ones), and based on people's experiences of upgrading the wifi, we'll be at the mercy of the hardware whitelist (as it's pci-e based). It looks like most pcie m.2 ssd's are 2280 size or bigger too, which might be pushing the room.

 

Given the cost of the adaptor and right size/type ssd, the total cost is close to a decent 500GB 2.5" SSD, so I don't think I'll be attempting it. Plus I'd still lose the built in wifi Smiley Indifferent

 

Have a happy new year!

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