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Thinkpad L450 SSD

2017-08-01, 9:45 AM

Hi, I'm considering to buy any SSD drive to my L450. This laptop has m.2 slot. Now I have a 500GB HDD in SATA port. Is it better to buy a small 128 GB M.2 SSD, or bigger 240GB SSD to SATA? If I buy 128 M2 SSD, I will keep a 500GB HDD in SATA position. So, is there any way to completely turn off HDD in SATA, if i will don´t need them? Or is it better buy bigger SATA SSD? On HDD will be only data (pics, videos, etc.), if I buy SATA SSD, i will make HDD as external.

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Re: Thinkpad L450 SSD

2017-08-01, 13:43 PM

You can have a HDD or SSD(2.5, 7mm) in the HDD/SSD slot.

The m.2 slot on your machine is probably under the battery, and is m2.2242 to hold 

a 16GB Cache. Part number is:

You can not place a OS on the 16G cache per hardware maintenance manual.

Parts list for your machine:

http://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-l-series-laptops/thinkpad-l450/20ds/Parts?isaccessory=false

Specs:

http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20L450/ThinkPad_L450_Platform_Specifications.pdf

page 19 of HMM has the m.2 note:

https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/l450_hmm_en_sp40f12286_01.pdf

• If the computer is equipped with both a hard disk drive and an M.2 solid-state drive, do not use the M.2 solid-state drive as a bootable device. The M.2 solid-state drive is designed and developed for “cache” function purpose only.

 

 

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