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Secondery Disk Drive for Thinkpad T480

2019-06-05, 8:03 AM

Hello, if anyone could help me regarding T480 Hard Disk Upgrade, would appreciate it, 

 

I'm having a T480 with standard 1TB Hard Disk Drive and Now I need to add SSD as secondary disk storage. I've spoken with my Lenovo representative and according to him, it is impossible to as SSD as secondary storage. I have gone through this community posts and read about related posts and realize that it is possible to add a secondary disk drive. But I have no idea about what kind of SSD (SSD Type, Brand, Size,..) support for T480 and warranty validity for the disk upgrade.

 

Kindly enlighten me further on this matter. 

 

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Re: Secondery Disk Drive for Thinkpad T480

2019-06-05, 9:52 AM

My understanding of the T480 is that the 2.5" HDD can be replaced with a SATA SSD, or M2 2280 3x4 SSD using an adapter to fit into the current location of your SATA HDD.   

 

On some, if not all, models, you can also use the WWAN slot to add a M.2 2242 PCIe 3.0x2 NVMe SSD, while also retaining a HDD or SSD in the normal 2.5" position, and although it  seems to be a rare factory configuration, it can be found in the PSref as a as a model 20L60031PH (and perhaps others).

 

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Re: Secondery Disk Drive for Thinkpad T480

2019-06-25, 4:49 AM
Ok. Thank you for the heads up. I'll discuss with the local partner to get this done.
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Re: Secondery Disk Drive for Thinkpad T480

2019-12-19, 9:40 AM

Hi there , there is several ways to upgrade your T480, i looked for different options when I Upgraded my 256Gb M2 NVMe Module to a crucial 500Gb M2 NVMe . 

 

1. Optional M.2 key M 2280 in the main bay via an adapter, may be the original *this connect to a SATA port) So maximumspeed is in order to 1500/1800iops/s .

2. M.2 key B 2242, the Lite On T11 works there for an SSD. It's the only consumer M>2 key B+M 2242 PCIe SSD. This generation doesn't support SATA disks in this slot, the T470 did.

3. M.2 key E 2230 as practically all laptops do since Broadwell for wifi.

 

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Re: Secondery Disk Drive for Thinkpad T480

2019-12-19, 9:47 AM

I've purchased TOSHIBA 3D NAND RC100 SSD 120GB M.2 2242 NVMe PCIe Gen3x2 Internal Solid State Drive Hard Disk from AliExpress and works fine.

 

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