02-02-2016 05:21 AM
Probably not. If you can wait a bit I can tell you first hand (just waiting for T460 to arrive to us), but things look like this:
- u can either use 2.5in SATA SSD OR 2.5in PCIe NVMe SATA Express SSD (only 256GB available)
- maybe u can also use* M.2 SATA (probably type 2242) for M.2 SATA SSD (only few models available, not officially supported by Lenovo, such as Transcend 256GB MTS400 and maybe 512GB MTS400)
*that was possible in T450/T550, so I asume it is possible in T460/T560 too
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03-31-2016 06:15 AM
Thanks for the response.
It's the same for the T450 ? because i have problem with my T420s (70°-80° most of the time).
In france actually impossible to buy a T460p
I have 1 ssd msata for system and 1 hdd for data. i think it's the best solution for quick system and secure data.
03-31-2016 12:12 PM
How does one get the T460 BIOS and then Linux to recognize an installed M.2 SSD (Transcend MTS400) installed in the WWAN slot? The BIOS shows a "NVMe" device in the boot list but this may be present even without the M.2 SSD installed. What is the Linux device name? Nothing under /dev/sd*. Any modules to load?
03-31-2016 06:57 PM
You say "T460 doesn´t accept any kind of M.2 SSD." However, the T460 HMM https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/t460_hmm_en_sp40k04896.pdf (page 25/108) says:
"If the computer is equipped with both a hard disk drive and an M.2 solid-state drive, do not use the M.2 solid-state drive as a bootable device. The M.2 solid-state drive is designed and developed for “cache” function purpose only."
I popped in a M.2 2242 Transcend SSD into a T460. Nothing blew up, but the SSD is being completely ignored.
Of course the above passage may be a sloppy copy-paste job, as hundreds of Lenovo manuals (as reported by Google) contain it.
04-05-2016 03:28 PM
Don't have a T460 here, but the T450 HMM contains the same "cache function purpose only" warning. I've been using the SanDisk U110 16GB SSD in the T450 as a boot drive, in UEFI/SecureBoot mode, for a year now; it generally works great, but tends to perform poorly during heavy writes (such as when installing OS updates). My guess is that this SSD just can't sustain the write I/O rate (due to architecture or thermal issues) the way a more robust device might. Looking at the specs PDF, the IOPS on random 4k writes for the 16GB U110 device is a mere 150, which is more typical of a HDD and is absurdly low for an SSD (the larger U110 devices fare a bit better, but still fall far short of typical specs of today).