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sunilkul
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T470 M.2 NVME 2280 to 2.5 SATA SSD downgrade

Hi, I have a T470 with a 256G M.2 NVME 2280. I need more storage space and not performance. (SATA III SSD) performance is ok for me. I already have 1TB SATA III 2.5 SSD drives. How can I used these 2.5 SSD drive in place of M2. NVME?

 

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Betreff: T470 M.2 NVME 2280 to 2.5 SATA SSD downgrade

The SSD should be able to be installed without any problems. The M.2 SSD is currently plugged into the 2.5 "slot via an adapter, which should be removed before changing.
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Betreff: T470 M.2 NVME 2280 to 2.5 SATA SSD downgrade

Hi Negan, thanks a lot. I opened the back cover.


However I do not see a SATA adaptor to which I can plug in SSD drive after removing the M2 drive. I am including the picture. Am I missing something?

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Betreff: T470 M.2 NVME 2280 to 2.5 SATA SSD downgrade

Hi,

 

Replacing the m.2 drive with a 2.5" device requires a different cable and bracket.  Like this (I'm not recommending a particular vendor, this was a convenient example)

 

https://www.amazon.com/Deal4GO-Connector-Thinkpad-DC02C009L00-SC10G75198/dp/B07P9XFS97?th=1

 

The HMM can help explain things:

 

https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/t470_hmm_en_sp40m11890_03.pdf

 

Another option that doesn't sacrifice speed: if you don't have a WWAN card you can use that m.2 2242 slot for a SATA SSD to add storage to what you already have.  There are a lot of 512GB devices available from recognized brands - with 3-to-1 range of prices.  There is also at least one vendor - with a name I don't recognize - with a 1TB device.

 

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sunilkul
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Betreff: T470 M.2 NVME 2280 to 2.5 SATA SSD downgrade

Thank you @zoltanthegypsy.

 

Got it. Yes I don't use WWAN so I can use potentially

 

https://www.amazon.com/KingSpec-2242-Internal-Solid-Ultrabook/dp/B07CJ4BSK8/

Just wanted to check if this the place (please see attached picture) where it should go.


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yes


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