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2nd ssd disk for W540

2014-09-15, 18:46 PM

I read few threads about 2nd disk for W540. But I am confused and cannot find the direct answer. My question is simple and just needs a yes or no answer.

 

I have a regular SSD disk with caddy on my W510 machine as 2nd hard disk. Now I plan to use that SSD disk with a new W540 caddy  and put on my W540 machine. Is is possible?

 

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Re: 2nd ssd disk for W540

2014-09-15, 20:19 PM

SSD should work; one YES or NO nobody can answer - what is that "regular" SSD, what type. how long already in use etc... I assume you have the SSD with SATA2 aka 3GB/s, then the W540 will run that SSD with it's native speed of 3GB/s instead of max possible speed on that port of 6GB/s.

ThinkPad W520, i7-2820 CPU, 32GB RAM, NVidia Quadro 2000M 2GB GPU , mSATA Samsung Evo 840 1TB + 2x Samsung SSD EVO 840 1TB & Lenovo Helix i7 8GB RAM & ThinkPad W540, i7-4800MQ, 32 GB RAM, NVidia Quadro K1100M, OS on M.2 2242 Transcend MTS400 256GB + 2x Samsung SSD EVO 840 1TB
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Re: 2nd ssd disk for W540

2014-09-16, 4:33 AM

Indeed the answer is correct. BUT bear in mind that once you install that carrier tray, it is screwed in place, and you need to remove the cover again to take it out.

 

It IS NOT an insert and take out tray.

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