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h-pFuchs
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Thinkpad e540 is it possible to ad a m2.2242 ssd and boot from it

Hello

I have a thinkpad e540, bios J9ET92WW 2.12  with a 1TB Hdd.

I want a additional ssd and boot from it.

Is this possible? Any clues wwith this?

Thank you

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Re: Thinkpad e540 is it possible to ad a m2.2242 ssd and boot from it

I don't have one to try, but there is a slot for a WWAN card or a 2242 M.2 SSD that is easy to access.  Remove the big cover and it is visible.  If you lay the machine down with the memory slots and the HDD toward you, it is above the HDD, to the left of the CPU.  The other thinkpads of that generation (T440, T540, W540) will all boot fine from the drive.


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Re: Thinkpad e540 is it possible to ad a m2.2242 ssd and boot from it

Hi h-pFuchs,

Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.

 

Looks like it's possible to boot from SSD please have a look on this thread with similar discussion

 

I hope the above information helped you.

Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!

 

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Prabhansh
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h-pFuchs
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Re: Thinkpad e540 is it possible to ad a m2.2242 ssd and boot from it

If there is a slot for a m2 Card it may be possible, but in my e540 there is none!

The best tip would be: read the Lenovo docs!

 

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Re: Thinkpad e540 is it possible to ad a m2.2242 ssd and boot from it

I believe they all have the slot.  It is next to the CPU - under the big door.  There is one slot that may contain a WWAN card or an M.2 SSD


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