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Is it possible to install mSATA in any of the P50 storage slots ?

2016-08-17, 3:13 AM
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Re: Is it possible to install mSATA in any of the P50 storage slots ?

2016-08-17, 3:44 AM

Good day.

 

I suppose you could install an mSATA SSD into the 2.5" SATA space with something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Micro-SATA-Cables-MSATA-ADPT-Adapter/dp/B004YKJ5TE

 

And while there appear to be mSATA-to-m.2 adapters, like this: https://www.amazon.com/mSATA-Mini-PCI-Adapter-Converter/dp/B00OQ1Y5UA, I think that the extra width of the mSATA wouldn't work in either of the m.2 slots without impinging on something.

 

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(Disclaimer: I don't have a P50. Just going by what I see in the hardware manual: https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/p50_hmm_en_sp40j71944_01.pdf)


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Re: Is it possible to install mSATA in any of the P50 storage slots ?

2016-08-17, 4:25 AM

I also do not have a P50.  I agree that the mSATA to M.2 adapter looks too wide.  As far as the 2.5" adapter,I don't see a good way to hold the drive in place.  It wouldn't sit in the caddy. 


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Re: Is it possible to install mSATA in any of the P50 storage slots ?

2016-08-17, 4:41 AM

Good point on that first adapter possibly flopping around.

 

This one might do the trick for the 2.5" bay: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812186212


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2016-08-17, 5:01 AM

I would have a question about that one also.  The maximum thickness in the bay is 7mm.  I don't see where the thickness is specified on the adapter. 


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Re: Is it possible to install mSATA in any of the P50 storage slots ?

2016-08-17, 5:10 AM

No thickness info that I see at the manufacturer's site, either: http://www.sybausa.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=613&search=SD-ADA40077

 

Agree that, by the images, it looks too thick.

 

But, maybe this one: https://www.amazon.com/MSATA-SSD-Converter-2-5-Inch/dp/B00GGLOENQ
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Re: Is it possible to install mSATA in any of the P50 storage slots ?

2016-08-17, 9:23 AM

It's possible to "squeeze" a 9mm (or 9,5mm) SSD/HDD in there as well - probably not recommended but possible.

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Re: Is it possible to install mSATA in any of the P50 storage slots ?

2016-08-17, 14:01 PM

9.5mm doesn't fit without some trimming of plastic. Also overheating could be a problem.


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