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Bryan1979
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Is T470 appropriate for M.2 2242 SSD on the WAN slot ?

Hi, everyone, 

 

I purchased the T470 last month. My T470 has M.2 2280 256G SSD. I want to add a M.2 2242 SSD on the WAN slot, but I have

 

browsed the forum, somebody had BIOS issue after they added a M.2 2242 SSD on the WAN slot. It is said that add a M.2 2242 SSD

 

on the WAN slot is ok after I read the user guide. So, I am confused that adding a M.2 2242 SSD on the WAN slot can work

 

normally??

 

Could anybody give me some suggestion?

 

Thank you very much.

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Re: Is T470 appropriate for M.2 2242 SSD on the WAN slot ?

Hi

> somebody had BIOS issue after they added a M.2 2242 SSD on the WAN slot

What do you mean? Could you share the link?

 

Edit: typo



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pjc123
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Re: Is T470 appropriate for M.2 2242 SSD on the WAN slot ?

@Bryan1979.  Yes, there was an issue with one of the BIOS's a while back where it stopped recognizing some WWAN 2242 m.2 cards.  That has long been fixed.  I was following that thread because I have such a card, but mine was not affected by that bug.

 

@x220forme.  Here is the link to that thread:

 

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/T470-unable-to-detect-M-2-SSD-2242-after...

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Re: Is T470 appropriate for M.2 2242 SSD on the WAN slot ?

Hello.  I found the following review feedback on amazon.com 3 months ago, which may be of interest.

 

  • I installed Transcend 512GB SATA III 6Gb/s MTS400 42mm M.2 SSD in my Lenovo ThinkPad T450s with 64-bit Windows 10 Pro. I got the following error message: "2101: Detection error on SSD1(M.2) Press Esc to continue." Disk Management (diskmgmt.msc) cannot find the disk. I added AHCI Link Power Management and set it to "Active", but this did not work. I disabled Intel Rapid Start Technology, and this solved the problem.

 

This M.2 2242 SATA SSD is on backorder.  I am still waiting for it to put in my T25.

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Re: Is T470 appropriate for M.2 2242 SSD on the WAN slot ?

Thank you, @pjc123. The information you provided is really useful.
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Re: Is T470 appropriate for M.2 2242 SSD on the WAN slot ?

Also, there are a few drives, but this is the one I have been using in my T470 for the past 8 months, where I run two Linux(s) from.  I chose it because it was reasonably priced and saw where another person at the time was sucessfully using it.  I see it is even $20 cheaper than when I bought it..

 

https://www.mydigitaldiscount.com/mydigitalssd-256gb-super-boot-2-sb2-42mm-2242-sata-iii-6g-m.2-ngff...

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