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Blue Screen Again
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Registered: ‎03-20-2012
Location: Germany
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WWAN or mSata use, L512, SSD

Hello,

may someone could help me with my question.

I own a Lenovo L512 4444-4PG. After reading the manual I found the description for

the bottom view of my L512. There is a number 6 Wireless WAN card slot

mentioned.

 

Well, looks like a mSata Slot.
Do you think I can use a RunCore Pro V mSATA 6Gbps SSD or 3Gbps
using this slot? Or any other SSD using this slot?

Manual name: ThinkPad SL410, L410, L412, SL510, L510, and L512 Hardware Maintenance Manual
60y3635_01.pdf

Manual page: 154

Many thanks for your help!

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Re: WWAN or mSata use, L512, SSD

L520 was the first one to have mSATA capable mPCIe slot, the L512 slot is for the WWAN card.
Regards,

Jin Li

May this year, be the year of 'DO'!

I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
Blue Screen Again
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Re: WWAN or mSata use, L512, SSD

Bad news,

 

but many thanks for it.

I was hoping a BIOS update could help.

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Re: WWAN or mSata use, L512, SSD

bios update won't help, since mSATA is hardware based.
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Jin Li

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Blue Screen Again
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Re: WWAN or mSata use, L512, SSD

[ Edited ]

If you really want to add a SSD into your laptop and still use the internal HDD, you can go this way:

- mSata is not part of the L512 mainboard

- you can use something like Super Talent CoreStore ( http://www.supertalent.com/datasheets/6_183.pdf )

- mPCIe card (not needing mSata)

- does not seem to be bootable, but please read manual how to set up during OS-install, this migth depend on BIOS...

- current devices : Interface=mPCIe ( http://ssd-reviews.com/index.php?s=4  )

The device I am currently setting up :

BrandSuper Talent
ModelSR64C7MME CoreStore MV
Size64GB
Interfacemini PCI-e
ControllerMarvel 88NV9143
Cache64MB
Max Read Speed (MB/s)350
Max Write Speed (MB/s)80
TRIM SupportNo (unfortunately)
Flash TypeMLC
Warranty2 years