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E490 M.2 SSD / SATA Hard Drive OS Ordering Question

I have an E490, running a bit slower than I'd like because of the SATA hard drive.


I was thinking about putting an SSD in the M.2 slot but leaving the SATA hard drive installed as well.


But can I configure things (with both storage devices installed) so that the M.2 SSD is the boot device (i.e. CSmiley Happy and the SATA conventional hard drive is the second device (i.e. DSmiley Happy?  Is this an option somewhere, or is the ordering behavior permanently baked into the BIOS and motherboard?

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Re: E490 M.2 SSD / SATA Hard Drive OS Ordering Question

Hello dtashley!


Welcome to the Community Forums


As per the Thinkpad E490 specs sheet, this model can have up to two drives (one M.2 SSD and one HDD) so adding an M.2 SSD to speed things up is feasible.


You can configure the system to boot from the SSD by following these instructions.

Go to Startup Tab
Select Boot
Select the SSD as BOOT priority 1

Let us know if you have any questions. Thanks.


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Re: E490 M.2 SSD / SATA Hard Drive OS Ordering Question

I have this same situation

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