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morespam
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T460P and M.2 2242 SATA

Can anyone confirm that a M.2 2242 SATA drive can be used as a 2nd drive in the WWAN slot of a T460P (purchased in the USA)?? Can either the original drive or the M.2 drive be used as the boot drive? Which is preferable? If I install a M.2 drive would it effect the warranty?? Thanks!

AlexHK
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Re: T460P and M.2 2242 SATA

From my research it seems to work. We have at least two users on the forum who used 128GB and 512GB and also as boot device in the M.2 slot. Nobody on the forum reported that it didn't work as far as I can tell.

 

As far as I remember they are using Transcend SSDs, and there don't seem many other options for the M.2 2242 form-factor. There have been a few recent threads in the forum.

 

My T460p is on order and I am also about to find out (ETA around 2 weeks as I am traveling).

 

morespam
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Re: T460P and M.2 2242 SATA

Thank you. Keep us posted!

AlexHK
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Re: T460P and M.2 2242 SATA

I can confirm that the Transcend 512GB model works in my T460p. I am not using it as a boot device, but others have reported that it boots just fine.

 

TS512GMTS400

http://www.transcend-info.com/Products/No-642

 

FYI:

 

My ThinkPad T460p came with a Lenovo installed 512GB 2.5" SATA SSD, I am using this as boot device.

 

According to HWInfo 64 it shows up as:

 

SAMSUNG MZ7LN512HMJP-000L7 [512 GB]

http://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/products/flash-storage/client-ssd/MZ7LN512HMJP?ia=831

 

 

morespam
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Re: T460P and M.2 2242 SATA

Thanks.

gelmanjim
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Re: T460P and M.2 2242 SATA

Just a quick add to the discussion. I am using a 512 GB Transcend as the boot drive. Here is model number TS512GMTS400. It was a little bit of work to get the BIOS system configured so that the M.2 is used as the bootable drive, but I can confirm that you can boot off the M.2 drive.

 

pipspeak
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Re: T460P and M.2 2242 SATA

I noted that Lenovo's UK site is offering second drives (M.2) in custom builds. Being a "second" drive, I assume they're not set up as boot drives. Is that correct? If so, how easy is it to switch them to boot drives?

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Re: T460P and M.2 2242 SATA

What BIOS changes were required? Thanks.

bo1953
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Re: T460P and M.2 2242 SATA

Hello all, I Am just ordering a T460P and wanted to ask after seeing this post, what is the reason to change the boot drive to the added M2 SSD? Why not use it as storage?

 

Also, would not two (2) 512gb drives work in the system, one original and one added?

 

TIA - bo1093

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Re: T460P and M.2 2242 SATA

Speed Smiley Happy  Depending on what the main drive is of course.

 

The 460p is avaialable with an SSD or a spinner as the stock drive.  If the m.2 drive is going in along-side a spinner, one would certainly want the OS and apps on the SSD.  Huge difference in boot and launch time.

 

If the stock drive is an SSD, might as well use the additional m.2 as storage.

 

FWIW,

Z.


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