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NZComputer
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T470 SSD Upgrade

Hi, I do not know much about computers at all, but I need more space on my T470 for college

 

I wanted to upgrade to a 1TB Samsung 860 evo, this one specifically:

 

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1382499-REG/samsung_mz_76e1t0b_am_860_evo_1tb_internal.html?a...

 

I just wanted to double check that this will fit the form factor/ interface of the T470 laptop before I buy it. 

 

Thank you,

Nick

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Re: T470 SSD Upgrade

What is your model number? 20HExxxx,20HDxxxx.

If your machine has a spinner HDD ,  SATA interface. -or- a 2.5 inch Sata SSD.

 

If your machine came with a M.2 2280 inside the "HDD" cage, it is pci/e 3 x 4 interface and you would need a 970 EVO. 

 

You can also use a M.2 2242 SSD in the WWAN slot, this would be a sata interface.

hdd slot.PNG

HMM page 52 shows diagram.

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

 

Parts:

https://download.lenovo.com/parts/ThinkPad/t470_frubom_20170426.pdf

 

Specs:

http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20T470/ThinkPad_T470_Platform_Specificatio...

Storage
System has one HDD slot or one M.2 2280 slot exclusively for storage

Some: HDD / SATA 6.0Gb/s, 2.5" wide, 7mm high, Active Protection System<this

Some: SSD / SATA 6.0Gb/s, 2.5" wide, 7mm high (e.g. xxxGB SSD)<or this, not both

 

Some: M.2 SSD / PCIe NVMe, PCIe 3.0 x 2, 16Gb/s  <<128GB is 3 x2  larger size SSD is 3 x 4 <<2280

 

Some: 128GB M.2 SSD / SATA 6.0Gb/s, in WWAN slot as 2nd Storage, mutually exclusive with WWAN and WiGig  <<<You can put a OS on this device. <<2242

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Re: T470 SSD Upgrade

Thanks for the quick and informational reply! I got model # 20HDCTO1WW

 

Sorry, again, very unknowledgeable on computer parts, but I do know I am running about 250g SSD at the moment, no HDD, and I am looking to upgrade to a 1TB SSD. 

 

Thus, Samsung 870 or 970? Thank you

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Re: T470 SSD Upgrade

Lets find the "name" of your SSD.

Right click the start button, select device manager. 

3 or 4 lines down is Disk drives. Click this and write down the name of your SSD.

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Re: T470 SSD Upgrade

Looks like an INTEL SSDPEKKF256G7L

 

Thanks,

 

Nick

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Re: T470 SSD Upgrade

It is an Intel 2280 PCI/e 3x4 SSD 256GB.

https://www.amazon.com/Intel-600p-SSDPEKKW256G7X1-Reseller-Single/dp/B01JSJA44A

 

https://ark.intel.com/products/94907/Intel-SSD-Pro-6000p-Series-256GB-M_2-80mm-PCIe-3_0-x4-3D1-TLC

 

The names are slightly different.  One is the OEM name, the other is the retail name.

HMM page 80, has SSD instructions.

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

 

Video: It is NOT your machine, but you should expect the same removal to happen on your machine.

http://download.lenovo.com/lts/RTPW1590/FOF/RTPW1590-T570-P51s_REM_FRU_06_HDD.mp4

 

EVO 970 is what you need. 

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1398241-REG/samsung_mz_v7e1t0bw_1tb_970_evo_nvme.html

 

https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-970-EVO-1TB-MZ-V7E1T0BW/dp/B07BN217QG/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF...

 

https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-NVMe-Solid-State-Drive/dp/B07CGJNLBB/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8...

 

Note: I do not know difference be the 2 offerings on Amazon.  Same item, one is more $$?

EVO PRO:

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147694&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8J...

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You will need a USB box  (3.1 type C connector)  to hold the EVO 970 2280 SSD during the clone.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Drive-Type-C-Adapter-Converter-Enclosure/dp/B07GXMMKB9/ref=sr_1_3?s=electroni...

 

and some FREE cloning software.

https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree

Clone all partitons to stick in USB box.  Swap out old M.2 2280 and boot with new M.2 2280 EVO 970.

 

 

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Re: T470 SSD Upgrade

Thanks so much for all the help, really appreciate it. Will give this a shot

 

-Nick

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