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Re: Trackpoint in Linux; mSATA and SATA in T460 T460s

2016-04-04, 18:45 PM

But that Thinkscopes article is very misleading --- it first says

T460 & T560: The business standard
[...] New features include [...] optional 256 GB PCIe M.2 storage

and then says "M.2 none."

Schizophrenia at its worst!

If this is how the literature looks, I wonder about the quality of the hardware.

 

Actually there is no need to wonder. My filthy "chicklet key" capslock grinds against the well and refuses to go in unless pressed precisely down the middle. Morale: If you don't have Apple like production tolerance, then don't copy Apple.

We are buying Lenovo only because Lenovo is not Apple, otherwise we'd much rather buy the original. Most people buying Lenovo have the cash for Macbooks. We just believe laptops are for work, not fashion.

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Re: Trackpoint in Linux; mSATA and SATA in T460 T460s

2016-04-04, 19:22 PM

wrote:

But that Thinkscopes article is very misleading --- it first says

T460 & T560: The business standard
[...] New features include [...] optional 256 GB PCIe M.2 storage

and then says "M.2 none."

Schizophrenia at its worst!

If this is how the literature looks, I wonder about the quality of the hardware.



That site is not affiliated with Lenovo.

 

I tripped over the same thing myself the first time I saw it.  Missed the "none".  It does seem odd to call out specific details of an SSD slot that isn't there...

 

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Re: Trackpoint in Linux; mSATA and SATA in T460 T460s

2016-05-10, 18:26 PM

I know for a fact that a 2242 m.2 256Gb SSD will work in a T450 WWAN slot because I have THIS m.2 ssd running in mine.  I have the opportunity to upgrade to a T460s with a 3K display and GeForce 930M graphics card and I want to make sure my 2nd ssd will work.  I don't see why a 2nd ssd wouldn't work in the WWAN slot, it's just another m.2 port? 

 

Has anyone else had any luck getting an 2nd ssd to work in their T460s WWAN m.2 port?

 

Thanks.

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Re: Trackpoint in Linux; mSATA and SATA in T460 T460s

2016-05-10, 18:39 PM

wrote:

...I don't see why a 2nd ssd wouldn't work in the WWAN slot, it's just another m.2 port? Has anyone else had any luck getting an 2nd ssd to work in their T460s WWAN m.2 port?...

 

Be a little careful with that.  m.2 is ~ more a form factor than a bus spec.  It can support any (or all) of several signalling schemes along with several card lengths.  What the slot in a particular laptop supports will depend on how the slot is wired and supported via the chipset and BIOS.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M.2

 

A positive report from another member who has had success is definitely the way to go.

 

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Re: Trackpoint in Linux; mSATA and SATA in T460 T460s

2016-05-10, 20:18 PM

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wrote:

...I don't see why a 2nd ssd wouldn't work in the WWAN slot, it's just another m.2 port? Has anyone else had any luck getting an 2nd ssd to work in their T460s WWAN m.2 port?...

Be a little careful with that.  m.2 is ~ more a form factor than a bus spec.  It can support any (or all) of several signalling schemes along with several card lengths.  What the slot in a particular laptop supports will depend on how the slot is wired and supported via the chipset and BIOS.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M.2

 

A positive report from another member who has had success is definitely the way to go.


 

The answer is no and https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comments/4f55j4/confusion_over_hard_drive_slots_in_t460s/d26ahz0 from a well-informed reddit user sums this up nicely.
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