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Sirakoz
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Registered: ‎10-29-2018
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L580 - Adding a second HDD

Hi,

 

I am thinking of ordering an L580 with a 256GB SSD, and I was wondering if it's possible to add a second HDD to increase storage space.

 

From the different resources I found online and the platform specifications it might be possible to add an M2 SSD in the WWAN as a second storage device. Is that correct? Does it involve buying any adapters or similar? Is it a slot for an M2.2280 or M2.2242 SSD?

 

Thank you

jackerbes
Fanfold Paper
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Registered: ‎04-18-2014
Location: US
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Re: L580 - Adding a second HDD

One option might be to use a second HDD caddy that take the place of the DVD drive.   That is a SATA drive in most cases and the hard drive is mounted in the caddy and then can be see on the computer.  

 

I have such a caddy but have not used it yet... 

 

Here is one of the caddys on eBay:  https://tinyurl.com/ycp9m4zy

 

Jack

 

(ThinkPad T520, and SL510)

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Re: L580 - Adding a second HDD

There isn't ODD bay in L580. The only way to add the 2nd drive is to occupy combo wwan/ssd slot by m.2 PCIe NVMe SSD, type 2242. Additional adapter for this slot isn't needed.



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