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T460s - Request Lenovo to update the bios to enable the M.2 2242 42mm for SSDs?

2016-08-28, 13:13 PM

I'm here to request Lenovo to update the bios to enable the M.2 2242 42mm for SSDs? This is really bad since our office PCs have been upgraded from T450s but it seems we are downgrading as we cannot use our originally bought M.2 2242 for the old T450s.

 

Can you please update the bios to enable this the 2242 for SSDs?

 

We need more diskspace to do some graphics and photo make ups on the road. The single 2280 is not enough since when we got the machines, only 512GB was available.

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Re: T460s - Request Lenovo to update the bios to enable the M.2 2242 42mm for SSDs?

2016-08-28, 13:33 PM

I don't believe that the PCI-e circuitry is still present for the WWAN card slot on the T460s so it's not as simple as a BIOS change to enable the previous functionality which was present in the T450s. There is a 1TB option for the T460s which is the PM961 SSD which could be installed in place of your 512gb SSD, but that may not be an option in your case.


P53 XEON 2276 BIOS 1.22 OLED UHD 4K Multi-touch display, 96GB RAM, RTX5000, RAID 1, 1TB x 2 Samsung PM981, 1TB PM981, WWAN
P70 XEON 1505, BIOS 2.33, 4k Display, 64GB, M3000M NVIDIA GPU, RAID1 1TB Samsung PM981 PCIe-NVMe SSD x 2, 2x Samsung 850 Pro 1TB SSD. EM7455 WWAN
P1. BIOS 1.25,Xeon Processor, 4k UHD IPS multi-touch display, 32GB, PM981 1TB x 2, RAID1

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Re: T460s - Request Lenovo to update the bios to enable the M.2 2242 42mm for SSDs?

2016-08-28, 15:35 PM

I am not an expert about the connections at the M.2 socket, but I believe the WWAN cards and the SSD cards have different pinouts.  It may not be a simple BIOS change.  I have an M.2 SSD that I used in a W540 and it is a 2-sided card.  (chips on both sides) All the WWAN cards I have seen are 1-sided.  I once tried to install that SSD in an x1 carbon WWAN slot and it was too thick to fit into the slot without breaking something.


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Re: T460s - Request Lenovo to update the bios to enable the M.2 2242 42mm for SSDs?

2016-08-28, 15:58 PM

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I am not an expert about the connections at the M.2 socket, but I believe the WWAN cards and the SSD cards have different pinouts.  It may not be a simple BIOS change.  I have an M.2 SSD that I used in a W540 and it is a 2-sided card.  (chips on both sides) All the WWAN cards I have seen are 1-sided.  I once tried to install that SSD in an x1 carbon WWAN slot and it was too thick to fit into the slot without breaking something.


Actually, its not the installation problem. Its a detection problem.

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