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Adding an SSD to my T470

2018-07-27, 22:32 PM

Hi,

My T470 is a year old and I would like to add an SSD to it so that I can run virtual machines. I've read that the mSATA form factor isn't compatible with the T470 and that the M2. Sata is the only compatible form factor. Is this true?

 

Many thanks,

lionel

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Re: Adding an SSD to my T470

2018-07-27, 22:47 PM

Storage:
System has one HDD slot or one M.2 2280 slot exclusively for storage

Some: HDD / SATA 6.0Gb/s, 2.5" wide, 7mm high, Active Protection System

Some: SSD / SATA 6.0Gb/s, 2.5" wide, 7mm high (e.g. xxxGB SSD)

Some: M.2 SSD / PCIe NVMe, PCIe 3.0 x 2, 16Gb/s

Some: 128GB M.2 SSD / SATA 6.0Gb/s, in WWAN slot as 2nd Storage, mutually exclusive with WWAN and WiGig

 

Reference:

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

 

(1) The HDD slot is spinner or 2.5 inch SSD.

(2) PCI/e slot is M.2 2280.

 

1 or 2. Not both.

 

(3) WWAN slot, if available is mSata  M.2 2242. SATA only. Also known as NGFF, next generation form factor.

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Edit:

typo corrected.

additional reference:

https://www.mydigitaldiscount.com/solid-state-drives-sata-m.2-ngff-ssd/

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Re: Adding an SSD to my T470

2018-07-28, 3:07 AM

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(3) WWAN slot, if available is mSata 2242. SATA only. Also known as NGFF, next generation form factor.


That looks like a typo:  It's 2242 m.2 SATA, NOT mSATA.

 

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