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xorinox
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Carbon 1st Gen 3460 supports other SSD

Hello, I would  like to know if my Carbon 1st Gen 3460 supports the Samsung XP941 or SM951 each in either 256 or 512GB? I was looking for compatibility information, but no luck..

Thanks for a quick answer

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Re: Carbon 1st Gen 3460 supports other SSD

Wondering why no one has a quick answer on that?
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Re: Carbon 1st Gen 3460 supports other SSD

I haven't tried it, but I would expect that any 80mm mSATA drive would work. Since it is not a Lenovo part, I suggest buying from a source where you could return it if there was a problem.

 

I can see that the pin layout is different on 1st gen x1 carbon than  a "normal" mSATA.


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Re: Carbon 1st Gen 3460 supports other SSD


@xorinox wrote:

Hello, I would  like to know if my Carbon 1st Gen 3460 supports the Samsung XP941 or SM951 each in either 256 or 512GB? I was looking for compatibility information, but no luck..

Thanks for a quick answer


Good day.

 

The Gen1 X1 Carbon uses a proprietary SFF (small form factor) SSD. It's connector is neither the mSATA of prior generations like the T/W/X *20 and *30 series, nor is it the newer M.2 type connector. Both of the Samsungs you've listed are M.2 2280 SSDs.

 

From this KB (last post):

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/Upgrading-the-SSD-on-the-X1-Carbon/ta-p/117015...

there are two Lenovo FRU P/Ns listed. The post also suggests that there are adapters that allow using M.2 format SSDs, but I can't seem to find more info ATM.

 

Hope this helps to clarify.

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Re: Carbon 1st Gen 3460 supports other SSD

x1c gen1, m.2 SSD 512 GB (60x22) and adapter m.2 -> SFF:
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/X-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/X1-Gen2-512GB-SSD-drive/m-p/1662769#M58693



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Re: Carbon 1st Gen 3460 supports other SSD

Thank you guys, I will try the adapter and the 512 transcend disk. I will let you know if it works.

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Re: Carbon 1st Gen 3460 supports other SSD

Used the instructions posted here to upgrade my disk to 512GB, I used the recommended Crucial and adapters. All worked fine and IO at least doubled with the new disk as well. The original Sandisk seems pretty slow in comparison.
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Re: Carbon 1st Gen 3460 supports other SSD

The first generation X1 Carbon SSD uses a proprietary interface.  It's standard SATA signalling, but with a small form factor connector, sometimes called SanDisk 20+6..  The second and third generations use mSATA and M.2 cards (I forget which order.)

 

You can get adapter cards on Amazon to convert from the 20+6 form factor SSD to standard SATA (so you can read the data off your 1st-gen SSD), and different adapter cards to convert from mSATA or M.2 SSD to 20+6 (so you can use a newer SSD in your 1st-gen X1 laptop.)  Some of the vendors are "Sintech" and "Micro SATA Cables", prices from about $11-30 (the cheaper ones only ship from China, which takes longer, but look like the same board.)

 

I haven't tried it yet (my board is supposed to arrive next week), but they get good reviews saying people could read their data or use the SSD in their laptop.

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Re: Carbon 1st Gen 3460 supports other SSD

I upgraded my x1c gen1 (3443CTO) SSD with the following:

 

512gb SSD: Transcend 512 GB SATA III MTS600 60 mm M.2 SSD (TS512GMTS600)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KLTPWJE?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00

 

With an SSD adapter (internal connection = nonstd) Flashmen® M.2 NGFF SSD to 26 Pin Adapter for Lenovo X1 Carbon Ultrabook http://www.amazon.com/Flashmen%C2%AE-Adapter-Lenovo-Carbon-Ultrabook/dp/B014LZ2FYS/ref=cm_cd_al_qh_d...

 

Best part about this adapt vs others similar converters is that it's shorter and fits without any hot glue. There's a screw mount that connects directly (albeit slightly off alignment)

 

Both working great for last 3mos Upgraded system to Win10 (clean install)

Simple install... unscrew the sm screws on the back... pop the keyboard top off & swap.

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