08-01-2017 02:45 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.
08-01-2017 06:43 AM - edited 08-01-2017 07:07 AM
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:
page 19 of HMM has the m.2 note:
• 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.