08-30-2018 03:58 AM
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:
I just wanted to double check that this will fit the form factor/ interface of the T470 laptop before I buy it.
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08-30-2018 06:59 AM - edited 08-30-2018 07:08 AM
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.
HMM page 52 shows diagram.
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
08-30-2018 09:37 AM
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
08-30-2018 01:55 PM - edited 08-30-2018 02:45 PM
It is an Intel 2280 PCI/e 3x4 SSD 256GB.
The names are slightly different. One is the OEM name, the other is the retail name.
HMM page 80, has SSD instructions.
Video: It is NOT your machine, but you should expect the same removal to happen on your machine.
EVO 970 is what you need.
Note: I do not know difference be the 2 offerings on Amazon. Same item, one is more $$?
You will need a USB box (3.1 type C connector) to hold the EVO 970 2280 SSD during the clone.
and some FREE cloning software.
Clone all partitons to stick in USB box. Swap out old M.2 2280 and boot with new M.2 2280 EVO 970.