10-31-2013 05:20 AM
11-05-2013 05:27 AM
The W540 Users Guide finally answers my question about the M.2 format (SATA or PCIE).
"Message: 2102: Detection error on HDD2 (M.2 SATA).
Solution: The M.2 SATA device is not working. Have the M.2 SATA device serviced."
Still doesn't answer the question of size since there are many different size M.2 cards.
Does anyone know if you have to buy the Lenovo card with the machine just to get the adapter to plug-in the M.2 card? How was it setup on the W530? What size card went into the W530? (I'm assuming that was a SATA version of M.2 as well)
11-05-2013 07:17 AM
The W530 does not use M.2 it uses the older mSATA.
12-10-2013 03:51 AM
Lenovo Australia has the W540 now:
If I order the TOP model that comes with RAID enabled, can I use RAID between the mSata and Internal 2.5" bay?
mSata = 256GB SSD
2.5" = 256GB SSD
I would than add a 1TB 7200 2.5" drive via the bay adapter. (as a 3rd drive, non RAID for data only)
Is this possible? I'm probably asking for trouble messing with RAID on the boot drives but curious either way.
What if I don't want to use RAID? Say I decide to boot off the mSATA and put the 1TB 7200 2.5" drive in the internal port. (leaving the drive bay empty) Can I do this on a RAID spec W540? (or is it important to buy the non-RAID model?)
I found this thread about using mSata as a boot drive, but doesn't talk about RAID option.
12-10-2013 07:37 AM
Interesting to note that on the Australian site, no option for any M.2 drive is offered.....
01-08-2014 05:59 AM - edited 01-08-2014 06:00 AM
01-08-2014 04:29 PM
Thank you , Fleche. How about thickness, while you are measuring?