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nicolasf
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T460s: M2 2242 SSD support possible with BIOS update?

Hi.

 

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.

 

Thank you.

nicolasf
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Re: T460s: M2 2242 SSD support possible with BIOS update?

Any official support here?
wesleyyin
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Re: T460s: M2 2242 SSD support possible with BIOS update?

I recall reading one of the previous posts, which concluded that M2 2242 SSDs are not supported. (I am not official.)

nicolasf
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Re: T460s: M2 2242 SSD support possible with BIOS update?

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?

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Re: T460s: M2 2242 SSD support possible with BIOS update?

Wow! really?

 

T460s can support dual storage, when after update the latest BIOS? that's great! It's really good newsSmiley Happy

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Re: T460s: M2 2242 SSD support possible with BIOS update?

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:

support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/ThinkPad-T-Series-laptops/ThinkPad-T460s/down...

nicolasf
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Re: T460s: M2 2242 SSD support possible with BIOS update?

It's a question, not an affirmation Smiley Happy.

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Re: T460s: M2 2242 SSD support possible with BIOS update?

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.

 

 

nicolasf
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Re: T460s: M2 2242 SSD support possible with BIOS update?

@redboy33: I hope you are wrong about the USB connection.

 

@Lenovo: hello, anyone there?

nicolasf
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Re: T460s: M2 2242 SSD support possible with BIOS update?

I guess there there isn't official support in this forum. Does anyone know if there is another communication channel to ask this? Thanks.

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