01-10-2014 01:46 PM
03-14-2014 09:10 PM
There is anyone who actualjly did implement the use of the m2. or NGFF as boot disk?
I'm thinking about to dismiss the optical unity and get a regular ssd + adapter instead of trying boot with the m2 simply for two reasons:
1- The maximum size (capacity) for a m2 is 128GB (it is too small for an operational system, more than one forget about);
2- It's out of the scope of the project, it's not guaranteed by the support service and not supported by the documentation.
So, forgive me if I'm saying bull**bleep**. I would love if some one could make it more clear with specific details and/or precise information.
Peace and grace!
05-12-2014 09:17 AM
While its not an M.2, I am running my W530s OS from a 128GB SSD, and have all of my software and data on a 500GB drive in the primary drive bay. I decreased the size of my pagefile and hiberfile, as well as relocated any folder that could be moved.
06-13-2014 02:40 PM
A 256GB M.2 2242 SSD was just annouced, to be released in Juy/Aug time frame.
06-22-2014 07:10 AM - edited 06-22-2014 07:22 AM
I have received my Transcend MTS400 256GB, M.2 2242 (TS256GMTS400) on Friday June 20th 2014 from this local dealer in Austria, http://shop.ba-computer.at/catalog/product/view/id/1056954.
Windows 8.1 EE x64-bit installed and configured, here are the benchmarks.
The Transend M.2 2242 is behaving as designed, with the lower write speed as stated in spec sheet. The W540 is feeling faster and snapier than my old W520 with mSATA Samsung 840 Evo 1TB, IMO because of higher read speed which is more important for OS disk (mSATA connection on W520 is only SATA2 / 3GB/s speed).
My conclusion - if you can wait either for higher capacity M.2 2242 with faster read speed or hoping for W550 refreshment where Lenovo should make a bold movement and offer M.2 PCIe connection, that do so. Otherwise, the current highest capacity M.2 SSD with 256GB from Transend works as designed and has enough space for holding the OS; it is good if you mostly relay on read-only operations, if you need high-speed write operations than you have either to invest in further SATA3 SSDs like I did or wait for faster read-write M.2 SSDs to come or future W550 or some other proposals?