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steveheckler
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Mounting Samsung 850 Pro in ThinkPad P50 - adapter/hardware needed?

Hi, All,

 

I just ordered a ThinkPad P50 and went with the factory 512GB NVMe SSD.  In the second M.2 bay, I will install a 512GB Samsung 950 Pro, and did find in these forums the part number for the M.2 tray I need for that.  Along with those, I also intend to install a SATA Samsung 850 Pro where the HDD would be.  Would mounting hardware do I need for that?  A reference to a Lenovo part number or link to a third party kit would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you!

EazyE
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Re: Mounting Samsung 850 Pro in ThinkPad P50 - adapter/hardware needed?

Take a look at, http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/itemdetails/4XB0K59917/460/7EF7D50A5A7047049A355BF42AAF3C5C.

 

It was mentioned in the small business thread.

 

 

Moderator comment: Link fixed.

steveheckler
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Re: Mounting Samsung 850 Pro in ThinkPad P50 - adapter/hardware needed?

Thanks, Eazy E.  For some reason, that link isn't working - do you have a more durable link?  I'm thinking maybe it's tied to your session - do you have a Lenovo part number?  I sure appreciate your help.

EazyE
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Re: Mounting Samsung 850 Pro in ThinkPad P50 - adapter/hardware needed?

This has the link for the m.2 adapter, https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/P50-P70-availability-for-small-business/...

 

I mis read your message.  The 2.5" SATA III cable is not available yet according to messages on the same page.  Sorry to get your hopes up Smiley Sad

 

I think we are doing similiar things. 

 

My plan is to order the 500GB HDD and then swap it out for the 850Pro.  I asked the community if that would be an issue, https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/Replace-500GB-HDD-with-Samsung-850-Pro-2...

 

I plan on ordering the 950 Pro and the M.2 adapter and install myself. 

 

 

steveheckler
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Re: Mounting Samsung 850 Pro in ThinkPad P50 - adapter/hardware needed?

We sure are, Eazy E.  Only challenge for me is that I didn't order it with the HDD installed, so I don't have the mounting hardware.  I'm planning to initially run the factory 951 as primary SSD, 3rd party 950 Pro as secondary SSD, and then one of several Samsung 850s I have sitting around as the third drive in the SATA bay.

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Re: Mounting Samsung 850 Pro in ThinkPad P50 - adapter/hardware needed?

In response to requests from customers for assistance modifying P50 and P70 ThinkPad systems, Lenovo has made configuration information and drive kits available.

 

For more information, please see this Knowledge Base article: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/System-Configuration-Information-for-P50...

 

Thank you,

 

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