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Ravesb0ss
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ThinkPad E580/T480 - Question regarding SSDs

I'm planning on getting a E580 or a T480, but I already have a 1TB M.2 SATA SSD I would like to add to the computer as additional storage. My question is regarding compatability, if either of the mentioned devices supports a stock SSD in combination with an add-in M.2 SATA SSD.

 

Thanks in advance.

x220forme
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Re: ThinkPad E580/T480 - Question regarding SSDs

Welcome to the Community

T480 doesn't support two drives configuration in case the SSD isn't m.2 PCIe 2242 type.

E580 supports up to two drives, HDD and m.2 SSD, but the SSD should be PCIe NVME type. So, the way to use m.2 SATA SSD is to get 3rd party m.2 SSD to 2.5in SATA adapter (converter)

Laptops specifications:
http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20E580/ThinkPad_E580_Platform_Specificatio...

http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20T480/ThinkPad_T480_Platform_Specificatio...



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Ravesb0ss
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Re: ThinkPad E580/T480 - Question regarding SSDs

Thanks for the info! This made my choice between the two devices a lot easier.

Rocky88
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Re: ThinkPad E580/T480 - Question regarding SSDs

Please advise if if I need any adapter if I intsall a M.2 SSD PCIe drive in the E580 which already has a 500HD.   Thanks

x220forme
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Re: ThinkPad E580/T480 - Question regarding SSDs

Just install m.2 PCIe 2280 SSD into free slot
http://download.lenovo.com/lts/RTPW1760/FOF/RTPW1760-E580_REP_FRU_07_M-2SolidStateDrive.mp4

Don't forget to disable internal battery pack.



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Rocky88
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Re: ThinkPad E580/T480 - Question regarding SSDs

Many thanks for your guidence.

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