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helixthefox
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Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Expresscard Help

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.

germanix
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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Expresscard Help

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

helixthefox
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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Expresscard Help

Do you mind me asking how you know this? Also, I appreciate the help.
lead_org Microsoft MVP Contributor
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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Expresscard Help

It is Expresscard 54 (5 Gbps max). But it doesn't support booting.
Regards,

Jin Li

May this year, be the year of 'DO'!

I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
helixthefox
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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Expresscard Help

Thank you everyone for your swift replies and solutions!
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