04-27-2016 08:43 PM
I've just received my T460s and a Transcend 2242 512GB SSD card, but unfortunatelly this ThinkPad doesn't detect the SSD at all.
I'm disappointed because I was sure I read somewhere that it was technically possible to do that on the WWAN M2 slot, but now there are other reports telling it's not working.
My question is: is this a hardware limitation or is it possible that a BIOS update can enable SSD support on the 2242 slot?
This would be ideal to me so that I can have Windows 10 and Linux with dual boot, without sacrificing storage.
05-07-2016 05:56 AM
Yes, I've read the other reports where users had the same problem as I have.
But my question is more specific: is this a software or hardware limitation, and if it is software, will it be fixed with a BIOS update?
05-10-2016 05:49 AM
Oh no, Wait! I think something is wrong.
I'm NOT found the likes "Unlock storage limit" string in official BIOS change log.
u can check here:
05-11-2016 07:40 AM - edited 05-11-2016 07:42 AM
I took the 2242 256Gb ssd (this is the drive I have) out of my t450 (where it works perfectly) and put it into a t460s (my company just got a few t460s's in) and I too will confirm that it will not recognize a ssd in the m.2 port. I'm at the latest and greatest BIOS version. I tried the UEFI, Legacy and both settings, nothing. I messed around with many different combinations of BIOS setting and nothing would work. I read on a few other post that Lenovo might have the 2242 m.2 port "connected" to USB only, so no PCIe lanes??? WTH Lenovo... I think the t460p has the 2242 m.2 enabled, but since we don't have any of those I cannot verify this. I put the 2242 m.2 back in my T450 and it continues to work flawlessly.
What a waste of a m.2 port. Why would Lenovo castrate a perfectly good PCIe port? I have the chance to upgrade to a T460s with a 3K display with a GeForce 930M graphics card.. I would really love to use my second ssd.
Here's hoping I'm wrong about the USB connection and a BIOS release will fix the problem.