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Re: What's needed to install aftermarket PCIe M.2 SSD in P50?

2016-08-12, 19:27 PM

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As far as I can see the reasons are not explained. The M.2 plastic trays are identical, the PCIe-Version just contains a thermal pad, due to the possible thermal throttling on PCIe-M.2 SSDs. The pad can damage the SATA-Versions and the PCIe SSDs can damage themselfes if used without a thermal pad.


I ordered 4XB0K59917 in March, but it occured to me that they did not come with thermal pads. They are just trays covered by thin plastic sheets. I don't get it. It was bought from Lenovo, and the part number on the box matches what I ordered. Are people absolutely sure that it should come with a thermal pad? :smileyindifferent:

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Re: What's needed to install aftermarket PCIe M.2 SSD in P50?

2016-08-12, 21:56 PM

Somewhere in one of these threads there is a link to a Lenovo page which explains that thermal pads would be added to the trays going forward on a rolling basis.  I take this to mean that pads began to be added to new trays after a certain date.  Older inventory did not have them.

 

Lenovo discovered the heat problem long after the P Series release.  In other words, customers were once again the beta testers for this, just as with so many other issues with these machines.  I'll say it again:  This was the worst release of any supposedly high-end notebook that I have ever seen.

 

Which is also why I was never able to convince myself to buy one.

 

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Re: What's needed to install aftermarket PCIe M.2 SSD in P50?

2016-08-13, 18:49 PM

I guess what I dont get is that I have installed SSD M2. disks in XPS 13 and XPS 15 from dell, and they basically sit on top of the motherboard which I guess also generates heat. in my mind, having the SSD M2 separately of the board sitting on the plastic tray is better even without a head pad. at least any other heat generated by board's components are isolated from the disk bay.

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Re: What's needed to install aftermarket PCIe M.2 SSD in P50?

2016-08-13, 18:58 PM

@tk-don

 

I also bought the M.2 PCIe Tray Part Number 4XB0K59917, and it did come with foam in it. Please see the following photos:

 

https://flic.kr/s/aHsktMnhtr

 

Edit: This information is not correct. There is no foam.

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Re: What's needed to install aftermarket PCIe M.2 SSD in P50?

2016-08-14, 11:46 AM

Thanks all.

 


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I also bought the M.2 PCIe Tray Part Number 4XB0K59917, and it did come with foam in it. Please see the following photos:

 

https://flic.kr/s/aHsktMnhtr

 

 


Thanks. My trays look exactly like that. You mention it did come with foam, but where is this visible in the pictures?

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Re: What's needed to install aftermarket PCIe M.2 SSD in P50?

2016-08-14, 14:14 PM

As far as I can see there is no thermal pad... looks exactly like my trays.

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Re: What's needed to install aftermarket PCIe M.2 SSD in P50?

2016-08-14, 21:13 PM

OK, I stand corrected. I was looking at the 3rd photo and it looked like foam viewed from the top down. But I opened up the box for the other M.2 tray I have on hand and it is indeed some thin plastic strip and there is no foam.

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