08-25-2018 10:59 AM
I am in the process of upgrading my my ThinkPad T440s and T450.
After reading in several articles that it’s possible to remove the WWAN LTE/4G card and replace this with a M.2.2242 (22mm) NVMe PCI-e SSD I started looking for the most suitable M.2 2242 SSD to build in my T440s an in to the T450
After doing some research I ended up buying 2 Toshiba RC100 SSD. To fit in the M.2. PCI-e slots in the above mentioned ThinkPads.
These are to be used as Boot disks.
(And 2 SamSung 860EVO 250GB to build in the SATA3 connections for storage.)
-This Toshiba drive is PCIe 3.0 using only two lanes, rather than the four that the faster drives employ. This is reducing energy consumption and minimizes the risk of overheating (and limits performance).
-Due to this limited performance it’s not the fastest (pretty slow vor NVMe) but still super fast compared to SATA3 SSD on 6GB/sec.
To me the Toshiba RC100 seemed to be the ideal NVMe SSD to place in my T440s and my T450.
I ran in to trouble when installing M.2. NVMe PCI-e drive in my ThinkPad T440s and T450.
When I do install the (unformatted) M.2 NVMe SSD and fire up the ThinkPads the start-up procedure gets interrupted and BIOS shows the message:
"2101: Detection error on SSD1 (M.2)
Press Esc to continue"
The BIOS does not recognize the M.2 SSD.
I do run the latest BIOS version.
I do intent to install openSUSE LEAP 15
Please is there someone here that can help me?
How do I get the T440s and the T450 to recognize the Toshiba NVMe SSD?
Solved! Go to Solution.
08-25-2018 11:33 AM - edited 08-25-2018 11:41 AM
The m.2 2242 interface via the WWAN slot is SATA, not PCI/e for the t440s and the t450.
08-25-2018 01:20 PM - edited 08-25-2018 01:20 PM
Thanks a lot for your quick and adequate answer!
And for the FRU lists.
So the solution is simple, I have to order the right M.2 SSD with SATA3 not PCM-e NVMe.
Lots of wrong information on the internet though.
Caused me a headache ......
Thanks again I will order the right hardware!
Have a great day!
08-25-2018 01:32 PM
08-25-2018 03:05 PM
The T450s and others are here: