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linktoinsanity
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Lenovo X260 and Samsung Evo 860 Incompatability

Hi there,

 

I have tried fitting a new SSD to my Lenovo X260, however it does not seem to be able to read from or write to the new SSD, although the same SSD works fine in external caddies and an X250 that I have tested. The wierd thing is thjat the X260 does see the new SSD in the BIOS, just cannot do anything with it, it seems. Any ideas?

 

Thanks,

Matt

mmoricz
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Re: Lenovo X260 and Samsung Evo 860 Incompatability

Hi Matt,

 

I'm plannig to buy the same upgrade drive, samsung evo 860 1TB for my X260, but when I read your comment I stopped.

Have you managed to make it work?

 

Thanks a lot,

Miro.

 

linktoinsanity
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Re: Lenovo X260 and Samsung Evo 860 Incompatability

Nope, in the end I moved the new SSD into my aging X230 (which worked fine), so I would avoid the Samsung for the X260.

X201Tablet_User
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Re: Lenovo X260 and Samsung Evo 860 Incompatability

Any updates regarding this?

 

I am about to place an order for the Evo 860 1Tb for my X260 but not sure whether fully compatible. 

 

If the EVO is no go for X260, how about these:

 

WD Blue 3D NAND 1TB PC SSD - SATA III 6 Gb/s, 2.5"/7mm - WDS100T2B0A

Crucial MX500 1TB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD - CT1000MX500SSD1(Z)

 

 

 

 

linktoinsanity
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Re: Lenovo X260 and Samsung Evo 860 Incompatability

No update on this really I am afraid, except there is definately a compatability issue between my X260 and Samsung SSDs. Lenovo were also of no help when I contacted support, except to say that it may be locked at the BIOS to below 500GB (but they did not seem all that sure).

 

Essentially it just means that unless I feel like taking another gamble, I am better off using my older X230 long-term, and avoiding future Lenovo products.

 

If you decide on either of those SSDs, then please do post back if they work, as I would be interested in knowing. At least Crucial offer a gurantee if it turns out that there is no compatability if you buy off their website.

 

Best of luck.

linktoinsanity
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Re: Lenovo X260 and Samsung Evo 860 Incompatability

Just to note, a Kingston A400 480GB drive does not work either. Lenovo Support is no real help. All in all, likely the last Thinkpad I get.

 

My older X250 (unfortunately has a US keyboard) took the Samsung SSD I queried at the start of the thread fine.

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Re: Lenovo X260 and Samsung Evo 860 Incompatability

Ok, just FIY: purchased the Crucial SSD and everything registered fine and been running great. 

 

Interesting fact: after installing the SSD on the X260, I decided to buy another unit and also install on my desktop (custom build). Everything also worked on the desktop, finally switched over to AHCI on the desktop. But when I run HDTune performance on both machines, with the same Crucial SSD, the X260 gets about 400 MB/Sec while the desktop maxs out at 225 MB/Sec. 

 

linktoinsanity
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Message 8 of 13

Re: Lenovo X260 and Samsung Evo 860 Incompatability

Thanks for the update, appears to be just my unit then. Lenovo Support were no help, as the original SSD works fine. I may try swapping the sata cables for both the x250 and x260 and see what happens...

mmoricz
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Message 9 of 13

Re: Lenovo X260 and Samsung Evo 860 Incompatability

Hi All,

 

I have ordered: Crucial MX500 500GB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD - CT500MX500SSD1(Z)

It works perfectly for me in my X260.

Good luck,

Miro.

 

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Message 10 of 13

Re: Lenovo X260 and Samsung Evo 860 Incompatability

OK, I've ordered a Crucial. Fingers crossed (though at least if it does not work, I can contact Crucial for a refund).

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