01-13-2014 02:05 PM
I'm wondering about buying a yoga thinkpad with 500gb SATA disk 7mm + 16gb SSD M.2
1. change 500gb 7mmSATA to 128GB Vertex 450 7mmSATA 3 2.5 "SSD
Sata 128 SSD system partition + 16gb M.2 for cache
2. change 16GB SSD M.2 to 128GB MyDigitalSSD M.2 SC2 Super Cache SATA III 2 42mm 6G
Sata 500gb HDD for storage + 128gb M.2 for system partition
which drive and controller will be better for the system partition and will have better performance?
01-20-2014 04:38 AM
Be careful, this is a 80 mm M.2 SSD-card, but the Thinkpad Yoga only has a 42 mm M.2 SSD slot, so only 20 mm and 42 mm will fit. I'm searching a 42 mm M.2 SSD to replace the 16 GB in my Thinkpad Yoga but didn't find any yet.
So to the question: I would prefer 2. because I need space in my thinkpad. On a 128 GB or 256 GB M.2 SSD I could install the OS or even Windows and Linux. I only have to find a M.2 SSD that is small enough.
01-20-2014 06:03 AM
01-20-2014 09:39 AM
Both the 128GB MyDigitalSSD M.2 and the 120GB Intel Pro M.2 are 42mm and should fit the TPY.
The TPY's M.2 interface seems to be SATA 3.1 (not the potentially faster PCIe or SATA 3.2 express), which should be sufficient for current SSDs. I hope Lenovo did not somehow cripple the M.2 interface (as they did with some SATA interfaces in the past). Does someone have any performace numbers?
I am considering replacing both disks resulting in 120GB M.2 plus 250+GB 7mm SATA and diabling the caching software.
01-20-2014 02:21 PM - last edited on 01-20-2014 03:07 PM by zoltanthegypsy
02-01-2014 10:03 PM - edited 02-02-2014 08:07 AM
Yes, I've seen it! Interested in installing real user MyDigitalSSD 128GB NGFF M.2 inside Thinkpad Yoga, and boot storage Windows 8.1.
Found another manufacturer SSD 128GB NGFF M.2 - RevuAhnTech m850G4, the chips similar as MyDigitalSSD.
02-16-2014 02:47 PM
I did it! Forum in Russian, you can use the Google translator
I did everything according to instructions from john gonzales
Everything works fine!!!