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A475: adding 2nd SSD to the WWAN slot

2019-02-20, 10:55 AM

Just try: TRANSCEND MTS420 M.2 2242  240 GB SSD 

 

and i got - 1802 unantorise network card 

 

Epic FAIL on A475 AMD

 

Moderator note: post moved to its own thread.  Subject edited to match content.  Was:  Re: T470 and adding 2nd SSD to the WWAN (how to actually do it)

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Re: A475: adding 2nd SSD to the WWAN slot

2019-02-20, 17:17 PM

There's no mention of secondary storage capability for the WWAN slot in the base spec:

 

http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20A475/ThinkPad_A475_Platform_Specifications.pdf

 

For reference, here's the base spec of the T470 - the model discussed in the thread where you originally posted this:

 

http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20T470/ThinkPad_T470_Platform_Specifications.pdf

 

That's not to say that it couldn't have been an undocumented feature, but it certainly looks like it is not supported in the A475.

 

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Re: A475: adding 2nd SSD to the WWAN slot

2019-06-14, 11:10 AM

Just looking at this laptop (as I just got one off ebay), page 77 of the maintenance manual suggests it should be possible.  Maybe with a firmware update or some setting in the BIOS?

 

Source https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/a475_hmm_sp40p03557_en.pdf

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Re:A475: adding 2nd SSD to the WWAN slot

2020-04-01, 22:27 PM

That would be cool. Do we know if it works in an A475?

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Re:A475: adding 2nd SSD to the WWAN slot

2020-05-16, 7:31 AM

Hello,

 

I just tried. Latest BIOS, with either a NVMe or a SATA disk alongside. It's not working at all.

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Re:A475: adding 2nd SSD to the WWAN slot

2020-05-22, 11:42 AM

Hello,

 

Just for letting you know: it works with a 2242 NVMe drive, not SATA.

 

Tested with a Toshiba RC100 240 GB (THN-RC10Z2400G8), a bit hard to find.

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Re:A475: adding 2nd SSD to the WWAN slot

2020-08-05, 22:46 PM

I can confirm that a 2242 NVME drive works as a second drive.

 

 

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Re:A475: adding 2nd SSD to the WWAN slot

2020-08-12, 6:12 AM

It only seems to work in windows.  In my fedora os, I'm not able to access it.  Ive tried various live sessions of different distros and the system would just hang.  I assumed when trying to scan the hardware?  The command lspci will actually freeze my current system.

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Re:A475: adding 2nd SSD to the WWAN slot

2020-09-13, 0:34 AM

see https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/fwnva39w.txt

 

Apparently it's supported.

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Re:A475: adding 2nd SSD to the WWAN slot

2020-11-30, 19:22 PM

I wonder if you do the firmware update in Windows, as described in the link above, if you can use the WWAN slot with an NVMe drive in Ubuntu.   Has anyone tried this?

Thanks,

Rob

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