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P51s with 2 drives: 4TB SATA & 2TB m.2?

2017-04-29, 22:06 PM

I ordered a P51s today, assuming it would take 2 drives:

- 4TB Samsung 850 EVO in the SATA slot, and

- 2TB Samsung 960 EVO in the M.2 slot.

for 6TB total.  I've read & re-read what's online since then, and it's ambiguous.

 

Will this work?

 

Thanks - ResearcherQ

 

Background: I have a bunch of quad-core W530's now, which hold 4TB Sata + 1TB mSata.  But the 170W power supply won't "plug in" for long international flights (so no quad) + wanted 4K display.

 

Backup question: will a T470s take 4TB Sata + 2TB M.2 (I know, only WQHD display)?

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Re: P51s with 2 drives: 4TB SATA & 2TB m.2?

2017-04-30, 4:09 AM

Downloaded the P51s hardware maintenance manual.

It looks like:

- in the "big drive" I can put a 4TB SATA3 SSD *or* a 2TB M.2 SSD, but not both.

- in the WWAN M.2 slot, I could put a "small" M.2 SSD.  It looks like a 2242 M.2; the largest 2242 I know of is 512GB, which is far too small.

 

What's the biggest (compatible) M.2 SSD I can put in the WWAN M.2 slot?  (Lots of complaints out there about various brands that don't seem to work.)

 

BTW, same hardware manual PDF for T570 and P51s.

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Re: P51s with 2 drives: 4TB SATA & 2TB m.2?

2017-05-01, 7:25 AM

wrote:

It looks like:

- in the "big drive" I can put a 4TB SATA3 SSD *or* a 2TB M.2 SSD, but not both.

- in the WWAN M.2 slot, I could put a "small" M.2 SSD.  It looks like a 2242 M.2; the largest 2242 I know of is 512GB, which is far too small.

Exactly.

 


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What's the biggest (compatible) M.2 SSD I can put in the WWAN M.2 slot?  (Lots of complaints out there about various brands that don't seem to work.)


As far as I know, the Transcend MTS400 and the ZTC Armor are the only M.2 2242 SSDs that are available in a 512 GB version. However, the latter seems to be discontinued and I can't comment on the quality of those SSDs.

 


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BTW, same hardware manual PDF for T570 and P51s.


Well, that's no big surprise. In the end, the P51s is just a T570 with a Quadro GPU.

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Re: P51s with 2 drives: 4TB SATA & 2TB m.2?

2017-05-08, 2:02 AM

I am assuming because the "S" model is slightly different from the regular P51 that a P51 without the "S" designation wont have this issue??

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Re: P51s with 2 drives: 4TB SATA & 2TB m.2?

2017-05-25, 14:42 PM

Just wish to chip in regarding stability issue, I used M.2 Transcend MTS400 256GB on Lenovo E440 for about one and half years. No BSoD occurred as stated on Amazon review(s). In fact, no issue whatsoever.

Using: P51/i7/64GB/FHD, X230/i5/16GB/WXGA, M58p/Core2Duo/2GB, Q190/i3/4GB, Q190/Celeron/4GB. Gone: S110/Celeron/2GB/WSVGA, W510/i7/16GB/FHD, W520/i7/32GB/FHD, W530/i7/32GB/FHD, P50/i7/64GB/FHD, E330/i3/8GB/WXGA, E440/i5/8GB/WXGA, E440/i5/16GB/WXGA, E460/i5/16GB/FHD, Yoga2 10/Atom/2GB/WUXGA.
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Re: P51s with 2 drives: 4TB SATA & 2TB m.2?

2017-05-25, 16:24 PM

Thanks, i already bought the 960 Pro drives, and they are FAST!

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Re: P51s with 2 drives: 4TB SATA & 2TB m.2?

2017-05-25, 22:00 PM
P51 that is - not the P51s and I still have the wwan port free, as well as the additional 2.5" bay for a 7mm

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