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wantrahul
Blue Screen Again
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M.2 SSD as primary for L440?

I have an L440 (20AS) that has an M.2 expansion slot. My laptop is having the stock 500GB HDD as the only storage installed as of now. I am thinking of installing an M.2 SSD and using that as the primary boot disk, while keeping my current HDD as it is for pure storage purpose. I have a few questions:

1. Is it possible to have such configuration without any hiccups?

2. If yes, which would be the best M.2 disk to buy? Any suggestions?

3. Is there any way to transfer my current system from existing HDD without reinstalling Windows (I am on Windows 10) on the M.2 SSD? My current C: drive is 65GB (25GB free). All data except installed softwares are in D: drive which is 400GB. So if everything is OK, I will try to buy an M.2 SSD around 128GB and will have to transfer my current C: to that, if that's possible.

Lenovo Employee Crossbow
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Re: M.2 SSD as primary for L440?

Hi man,

 

1. No problem, it support.

 

2. M.2 SSD are divided into three kinds: 22x42mm, 22x60, and 22x80. your computer need 22x42. Plextor M6G looks good.

 

3. you can try the professional system transfer software in PE environment. likes "Paragon Migrate OS to SSD 4.0".

In fact, re-install system is best way. easy and stable.

 

 

Lenovo Employee Crossbow
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Message 3 of 10

Re: M.2 SSD as primary for L440?

additional, when you after install M.2 SSD on your computer, don't forget enter BIOS, Startup ----- Boot,

adjust the boot priority order of hard disk.Smiley Happy

wantrahul
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Message 4 of 10

Re: M.2 SSD as primary for L440?

Bought this one with 64GB storage and working fine. Transferred the C: drive image to the new one and works great.

Eljass
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Message 5 of 10

Re: M.2 SSD as primary for L440?

Hi there,

I bought a L440 (20AS), it came with an ssd

I am looking now how to add a mechanical hdd, but I don't find the space for a second disk.

How do you do to install the second disk?

 

THX

wantrahul
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Message 6 of 10

Re: M.2 SSD as primary for L440?

If you already got a 2.5 inch SSD, you do not have any other free slot for a mechanical drive. There are two options, 1) you can use a adapter to install it in place of your DVD burner (if you have one) and remove your DVD drive, 2) you can buy a M.2 SSD and install in the M.2 slot beside the cooling fan. 

Eljass
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Message 7 of 10

Re: M.2 SSD as primary for L440?

Hello and thx for the quick reply

Is it possible to post a picture of the hardware configuration with an m2ssd?

wantrahul
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Message 8 of 10

Re: M.2 SSD as primary for L440?

Give me some time, I can post the photo. 

wantrahul
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Message 9 of 10

Re: M.2 SSD as primary for L440?

Here is the M.2 slot marked with red. You can see that a standard HDD is installed in the HDD bay. In your case that might be an SSD.

csm_lenovo_thinkpad_l440_open_5c5ebc8582.jpg

Eljass
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Re: M.2 SSD as primary for L440?

Thanks for your time and effort

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