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W520 second half mini-pcie slot

Under keyboard only one full and one half mini-pcie slots, specs on w520 page said 1 full, 2 half

 

Where is second one half slot located? 

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Re: W520 second half mini-pcie slot

You may check under Palmrest place.

 

 

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Re: W520 second half mini-pcie slot

Are there really 3 internal pcie slots? From the hardware maintenance manual it doesn't look like there is a slot under the palm rest. It only mentions the two slots under the keyboard.

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Re: W520 second half mini-pcie slot

Bump. It seems like an official Lenovo support specialst suggest on this thread that there are indeed 3 internal PCIe slots. I'm would love to have an additional slot since the two under the keyboard are already filled up with the WiFi card and an Intel SSD. After reading the Hardware Maintenance Manual I'm skeptical as to the existence of a third slot. Could anyone who has actually seen this slot please confirm?

 

 

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Re: W520 second half mini-pcie slot

There are only two mini-PCIe slots in the W520. There are other cards (MDC, BDC, I/O sub) installed, but these are not mini-PCIe form factors.

W520, i7-2820QM, BIOS 1.42, 1920x1080 FHD, 32 GB RAM, 2000M NVIDIA GPU, Samsung 850 Pro 1TB SSD, Crucial M550 mSata 512GB, WD 2TB USB 3.0, eSata Plextor PX-LB950UE BluRay

W520, i7-2760QM, BIOS 1.42 1920x1080 FHD, 32 GB RAM, 1000M NVIDIA GPU, Crucial M550 512GB mSata SSD, Hitachi 500GB HDD, WD 2TB USB 3.0
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Re: W520 second half mini-pcie slot

Thanks for the (disappointing) answer harrisb. I checked and the OP ist right, the PDF specs from Lenovo say 1 full 2 half. I guess they mean that the W520 is able to take 1 full at most and 2 half at most by using the full slot for a half-sized card. 

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Re: W520 second half mini-pcie slot

Checked T510 under touchpad, has unsoldered minipcie slot and AIDA 64 said that one slot from 4 capable is empty, didnt disassembly w520 to check it, think it has this slot 

 

PCI Express Controller: PCI-E 2.0 x1

port #1 Empty PCI-E 2.0 x1

port #2 In Use @ x1 (Atheros AR9285 802.11b/g/n Wireless Network Adapter) PCI-E 2.0 x1

port #4 In Use @ x1 (Silicon Image SiI 3132 SATARaid Controller) PCI-E 2.0 x1

port #5 In Use @ x1 (Ricoh PCI-E Memory Stick Host Controller, Ricoh PCI-E SD Bus Host Ad