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DasFreshMaker
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Yoga 12 and compatible m.2 SSD

Good day to all.

 

My wife got me a refurb Yoga 12.5" (20DK0023US) for travelling, so I can leave my heavier E570 at home.

 

Looking at the service manual, and after popping open the rear panel, I can see that there is a free m.2 slot that should be able to house a 2242 m.2.

 

Just want to make sure that I get the correct ssd (I'm used to dealing w/ the 2280 m.s).

 

The documentation shows an SSD that has 1 notch:

e.g. 

https://www.amazon.ca/Samsung-mSATA-Internal-MZ-M6E500BW-Version/dp/B07822P8JY

 

But according to some reviews / postings I've read, an SSD w/ 2 notchs would also work:

e.g.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1462372-REG/lexar_lnm520_512rbna_nm520_512gb_internal_ssd.htm...

 

So, before I pull the trigger, could I call upon some more experienced users of the Yoga / 2242 m.2 for their opinion ?

 

Much appreciated.

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Re: Yoga 12 and compatible m.2 SSD

If I am posting in the wrong area, I apologize.

 

Can someone direct me to the correct group ?

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Re: Yoga 12 and compatible m.2 SSD

Hello and welcome,

 

You're in the right place.

 

I don't have hands-on experience with the Yoga 12, but from what I see in the HMM, the base spec, and previous discussions here in the forums, that slot is m.2 2242 SATA (NOT mSATA - that's an entirely different form factor).

 

https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/yoga_12_hmm_en_sp40a27258_01.pdf

 

http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/Think%20Tablets%20_%20Convertibles/ThinkPad%20Yoga%2012/Thin...

 

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-S-Series-ThinkPad-Yoga/SSD-Type-ThinkPad-Yoga-12-Type-20DL003A...

 

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DasFreshMaker
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Re: Yoga 12 and compatible m.2 SSD

Thank you.

 

I'd read that post prior to my entry, as well as the manual you linked.

 

But you specifying that it is NOT a msata slot (and the Samsung EVO ssd clearly states that it is mSATA), sounds like the Lexar 2242 should work (even though the pin out for that device is different than what is shown in the HMM)

 

Thank you for the assist / clarification.

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Re: Yoga 12 and compatible m.2 SSD

Hi There, I received a Yoga S1 20C0 as a hand me down. I am also interested to know if this Lexar drive would work on it. Please let us know how it works out. 

 

Thank you

Leo

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Re: Yoga 12 and compatible m.2 SSD

SSD ordered.  We'll see when it gets here.

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Please keep us posted and thank you for your time!

 

Leo

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Re: Yoga 12 and compatible m.2 SSD

Nope.

 

Didn't work.  Don't see the ssd in the bios, nor in windows.   Smiley Sad

 

So what the heck can I put in there ?  I tried to contact Lenovo but they won't answer me as the device is out of warranty.

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Re: Yoga 12 and compatible m.2 SSD

Whats the version of your firmware? When you boot into Windows, can you see the drive under “Disk Management” ? 

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Re: Yoga 12 and compatible m.2 SSD

Checked under device manager as well as disk manager.

 

As for firmware.  Not sure.  Can I find that in the bios ?

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