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odessit
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Lenovo Think Pad x230 and mSATA SSD

I would wan to find out if I can install  mSATA SSD 128gb into the x230 and main harddrive as a storage?

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Re: Lenovo Think Pad x230 and mSATA SSD

Hi, odessit

 

This should be possible. There is a slot for an mSATA drive in the X230, as shown here. Also shown in that link is that an mSATA is a user-replaceable part. After purchasing your SSD, then all you will need to do is install it per the instructions here (pp. 70) Also, you will likely need to download this firmware update after installing the drive. This will allow the BIOS to recognize the SSD if you plan to use it as the C: drive of the system. The update can be found here.

 

Hope it helps,

Adam

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Re: Lenovo Think Pad x230 and mSATA SSD

Thank you. Info very helpful

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Re: Lenovo Think Pad x230 and mSATA SSD

What about  Lenovo ThinkPad X220?does it have the same option?

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Re: Lenovo Think Pad x230 and mSATA SSD

Hi again, odessit

 

Yes, this should be possible as well. There is also a slot in the X220 for an mSATA drive, which is also replaceable by the user, as shown here. The page says that it is for an 80 GB drive, but provided the physcal size is the same, you should have no issues installing one with more storage space.

 

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Re: Lenovo Think Pad x230 and mSATA SSD

(My original post was moved under this thread.)

 

I have a brand new X30 with Win 8.1 Pro. It's a 2306-CTO.  Got it with the factory-installed 256 GB SSD as the main, bootable drive.

 

I'd like to add additional on-board SSD storage.

 

Can I just add a third-party mSATA SSD and use it as another, regular drive (not bootable or for cache)?

 

I'm looking at the following item:

Plextor M5M PX-256M5M mSATA 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive

 

(Added after message moved to this thread ...)

 

I followed the links in Gamloi7's post. The information confirms that I can install the mSATA SSD; however, it's not clear whether the firmware update covers the Plextor SSD. In fact, I don't see many (if any) mSATA drives listed under "Supported Devices."

 

Would like to get something definitive before plowing into this.

 

Thanks for the help!

 

-- Paul

 

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