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Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Expresscard Help

2013-09-06, 20:46 PM

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad X230 (which I love dearly) and have a few question about ports and booting.  I would first like to verify that the port on the left side of the laptop directly above one of the USB ports is indeed an ExpressCard 54.  I have searched the web, but have yet to find a definite answer, and my user manual simply stated "ExpressCard."  Furthermore, I would like to know if it is possible to boot an operating system from said port using an ExpressCard 34 SSD (64GB).  I have the intention of installing openSUSE 12.3 to the potential SSD and be able to boot from it.  I greatly appreciate any help.  I  would post an image of said port, but I am being told the image file is much too large.

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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Expresscard Help

2013-09-07, 15:22 PM

Yes, this slot is indeed for the Expresscard and no, unfortunately you cannot boot from it.

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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Expresscard Help

2013-09-07, 15:26 PM
Do you mind me asking how you know this? Also, I appreciate the help.
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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Expresscard Help

2013-09-07, 16:24 PM
It is Expresscard 54 (5 Gbps max). But it doesn't support booting.
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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Expresscard Help

2013-09-07, 16:27 PM
Thank you everyone for your swift replies and solutions!
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