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lyao
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OS installation location if choose hybrid drive in order - T480

I was browsing the HK website and check out the order configurations. I discovered I can choose a first drive and a second drive. I personally prefer a hybrid solution with OS installed in SSD. But on the website, there is only SSD option in second drive. So if I choose a HDD as the first drive and an SSD as the second where the OS will be loaded by default?

sclexman
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Re: OS installation location if choose hybrid drive in order - T480

I looked at the SHOP Lenovo USA for a T480. I see:

(1) HDD slot with spinner -or-

      HDD slot with 2.5 inch SSD

-or-

(2)M2. 2280 PCI/e 

 

Your OS will go on one the 3 devices above. You can only order 1 selection.

 

I dont see option on US site to add 2nd device with order. (outside of ADD INTEL OPTANE].

 

If you post a link to site you are shopping on, I will take a look.

sclexman
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Re: OS installation location if choose hybrid drive in order - T480

I looked at Lenovo HK site. 2nd hard drive.

 

Specs state:

Some: 128GB M.2 SSD / PCIe NVMe, PCIe 3.0 x 2, 16Gb/s, in WWAN slot as 2nd Storage, mutually exclusive with WWAN   <<<The 2242 form factor would be  a data drive in WWAN slot. NO OS.

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 If you order two drives, see below post. It  "should" have OS on the M.2 2242 in WWAN slot.  

Community SeniorMod
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Re: OS installation location if choose hybrid drive in order - T480

I can't speak from personal experience, but this thread in the forums, and others on other sites indicate that when the 2nd drive option is chosen, the OS comes on that (the SSD in the WWAN slot) drive.

 

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/T480-dual-harddisk-setup-mixed-up-straig...

 

That's not a guarantee, but that's what others have reported - and it does make some sense, if that counts for anything...

 

Z.


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