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10-07-2013

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Thinkpad E531 SSD: M2 or mSATA

2013-10-07, 9:05 AM

Hi there,

 

I want to buy the E531 and plan to upgrade it with a bootable SSD. Now I have the question if it has to be M2 or mSATA.

 

The manual says there is a M2 slot available if I don't use WAN. On the other hand, there is a link within the manual for further instructions to that topic. There, they talk about mSATA drives.

 

Additionally I can find just one M2 SSD on the marked (Intel SSD 530 NGFF Series) and plenty of mSATA SSDs. That made me think...

 

Hopefully someone can help me here.

 

Greetings

Christian

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10-17-2013

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Re: Thinkpad E531 SSD: M2 or mSATA

2013-10-17, 10:36 AM

Got the email from the support saying E531 supports MSATA SSD, same on the SSD manufacturer site.

So, where does it go?

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/product-and-parts/detail.page?DocID=PD026921

 

Thanks

 

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Re: Thinkpad E531 SSD: M2 or mSATA

2013-11-15, 15:35 PM

Use the HMM, its page's 69, 70, 71. I would take a guess and say only empty slot you have.

The HMM

 

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Re: Thinkpad E531 SSD: M2 or mSATA

2013-12-18, 5:40 AM

Its M2 only.  NO MSATA

 

I have bought 4 E531 since this post, nice computers dont get me wrong. But NO msata slot

 

I went with straight SSD anyway, a 512 sata3 is about 250 now.

 

 

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