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Bowtye8
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512 gb SSD upgrade options for 1st gen X1 Carbon

My X1 Carbon originally came with 128 gig. I was able to upgrade to 256 gig SSD.

I am now looking to upgrade to 512gig.

Dont see many options out there. Fsctory style 512gig SSD for gen X1

 

I found this

http://www.ebay.com/itm/291589667361?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Not sure what SSD will actually work with this adapter.

Anyone out there try this option or have advice.

Thanks

 

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Re: 512 gb SSD upgrade options for 1st gen X1 Carbon

The x1 carbon gen 1 uses an SSD that is not the "normal" mSATA drive and is not M.2.  I have used an adapter like the one in your link (different brand) to allow the use of a different drive and it works fine.  The problem is that yours supports M.2 drives that are format 2242 (42mm long) but not the more common 2280 format cards.  I could find no adapters to work with 2280 drives, and it looks to me like there wouldn't be enough room anyway.  The only 512GB M.2 card I have seen in 2242 format is this one:

https://www.cdw.com/shop/products/Transcend-MTS400​-solid-state-drive-512-GB-SATA-6Gb-s/3861108.aspx...

 

I am not recommending a particular brand or seller.

 


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Bowtye8
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Re: 512 gb SSD upgrade options for 1st gen X1 Carbon

Thanks! That looks like the correct upgrade .... Not sure that adapter I picked will work.

Looking at the pic the pin layout looks different.  Can you send long what adapter you are using.

 

Just looking for a sure thing.  Not ordering/returning wrong parts.

 

Thanks!!!

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Re: 512 gb SSD upgrade options for 1st gen X1 Carbon

The one I used went from x1 carbon gen1 to mSATA.  Your picture goes to M.2.  I used something like this:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/mSATA-SSD-to-26-Pin-Adapter-as-SD5SG2-from-Lenovo-X1-Carbon-Ultra-/261773739...

 

That uses an mSATA drive which actually has more options for the drive to use. 


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Re: 512 gb SSD upgrade options for 1st gen X1 Carbon

Just correction richk the shorter drive is a M.2 still since M.2 exists in 3-4 sizes it has one size looking like a msata but it's still an M.2 SSD
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Re: 512 gb SSD upgrade options for 1st gen X1 Carbon

Jake:  I'm not sure what you are correcting. mSata is not a different form of M.2 - it is simply an older standard.  Yes, M.2 does come in 3 sizes, but the poster wanted a 512GB drive and there aren't any 30 mm drives.  Yes, there are 80mm drives, but they won't fit into the adapter for the gen1 X1 carbon.  I said, there is only one 512GB 42mm drive; if you know more, you can suggest them.  There are more options for mSATA in the 42mm size in the 512GB and larger capacities.  They fit the adapter I suggested.


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Re: 512 gb SSD upgrade options for 1st gen X1 Carbon

You miss understood me, there is a m.2 drive that looks sort if alike just as an msata people early mix them up some times since until they notice size on them.
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Re: 512 gb SSD upgrade options for 1st gen X1 Carbon

Thanks Guys for your input

This adapter does not seem like it would work by looking at the pic with this SSD

http://www.ebay.com/itm/mSATA-SSD-to-26-Pin-Adapter-as-SD5SG2-from-Lenovo-X1-Carbon-Ultra-/261773739...

 

SSD

https://www.cdw.com/shop/products/Transcend-MTS400-solid-state-drive-512-GB-SATA-6Gb-s/3861108.aspx?...

 

 

Maybe this one would be needed..Just looking at hte socket layout in the pic. Above has 2 divits(openings) compared to one below.

https://www.cdw.com/shop/products/Samsung-850-EVo-500-GB-Internal-SSD/3615269.aspx

 

Thanks

Dennis

 

 

Bowtye8
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Re: 512 gb SSD upgrade options for 1st gen X1 Carbon

How about this one with the above adapter?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Crucial-M550-512GB-mSATA-Internal-Solid-State-Drive-CT512M550SSD3-/111873911...

 

Sorry to be asking ?'s but you type in mSata and M.2 and wow some many different styles sizes pop up.

 

Thanks

 

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Re: 512 gb SSD upgrade options for 1st gen X1 Carbon

The drive you show is msata and it will work with the msata adapter.  m.2 and mSATA both nome in different lengths.  42mm and 80mm are common.


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