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bo1953
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T460P NVMe PCIe Drive Upgrade???

Hello all, is it possible to upgrade, after market of course, to a 1T NVMe PCIe SSD?

 

This is a novice question, but wanted to ask, as some friends are pushing me towards T460S because of this drive availability.

 

Would not all I need is an adapter and would that, along with the  NVMe PCIe drive fit, within the casing? Or is it more technologially involved than that, like bios, space and other such?

 

Also, the T460P has 4g RAM soldered in, yet one can upgrade to 32g involving 2 - 16g sticks, this does mean that the 4g is diabled with the 2 sticks installed, correct?

 

TIA - bo1953

T61, 6465, Vista
mircoA
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Re: T460P NVMe PCIe Drive Upgrade???

Hi,
I replaced mine with a 1TB 960 EVO NVMe M.2 SSD and it works fine.

Cheers
Mirko
bo1953
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Re: T460P NVMe PCIe Drive Upgrade???

microA - thank you for your response. Your drive sounds great, it works as expected and operates as such a drive is designed to?

 

Did you clone it before installation or after?

 

TIA - bo1953

T61, 6465, Vista
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Re: T460P NVMe PCIe Drive Upgrade???

you replaced with an M.2 I was under the assumption this laptop didn't have an M.2 slot? I tried to add a ssd to the second drive option but it says incorrect config or such? why does it have the option for a second drive if this is not possible?

foolmeonce
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Re: T460P NVMe PCIe Drive Upgrade???

T460p doesn't have soldered Memory, there are two slots for DDR4 SODIMMs. 4Gb standard on some Models, occupying one slot.

foolmeonce
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Re: T460P NVMe PCIe Drive Upgrade???

I wonder if different system boards have different configurations. Mine has an (empty) M.2 slot, but I don't see enough room for a 2280, I wish I could squeeze one in there, I'd love the extra oompf.  I researched heavily & didn't see a benefit to the Transcend TS512GMTS400 SATA III 6Gbs MTS400 M.2 (best one I could find) vs the Samsung 850 Pro I already had.  @ mircoA if you have your bottom cover off and can upload a pic, I'd love to see how it fits.

putsandcalls
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Re: T460P NVMe PCIe Drive Upgrade???

Hi

 

Did you happen to buy an adapter or case for the M.2 NVme ssd ?

 

Regards

 

John

foolmeonce
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Re: T460P NVMe PCIe Drive Upgrade???

Hi, No I did not. After receiving this awful machine and removing the base cover to see what was under the hood, I determined a 2.5 Sata III SSD would be the best choice. The PCI slot only seems to offer capability of accepting an NGFF M.2 2242.  I've read many times the transcend TS512GMTS400 was the best option and I already had a Samsung 850 Pro and didn't feel the cost would offer any performance benefit.  I looked at some M.2 NGFF extender boards, but I don't see how it would fit, there just isn't enough room.  There is in the T460, but not the T460p.

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