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SSD Specification for X270 WWAN slot

2017-12-13, 17:39 PM

Good evening all! I am a very happy owner of an X270 laptop, running Gentoo Linux. Everything (with the exception of fingerprint recognition) works very well indeed. I want to put a second SSD in the WLAN slot, but I am struggling to find clear specifications as to what can be fitted. Can anyone please point out where I should be able to find this information, or better still give me a clear specification so I can order a drive. I am looking at https://www.scan.co.uk/products/256gb-scanfx-sm961-polaris-m2-nvme-mlc-v-nand-ssd-pcie-30-x4-read-3100-mb-sec-write-1400-mb-sec-330k.

It appears to be correct, but I am not sure if the physical size is OK or not.

 

Many thanks for your support!

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Re: SSD Specification for X270 WWAN slot

2017-12-13, 17:53 PM

Hello and welcome,

 

I don't have hands on experience but based on these documents that SSD won't work.

 

First, the 2nd SSD goes in the WWAN slot - presuming you don't have WWAN or WiGig already.  The WWAN slot doesn't support NVMe, and isn't that physical size.

 

http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20X270/ThinkPad_X270_Platform_Specifications.pdf

 

"Some: 128GB M.2 SSD / SATA 6.0Gb/s, in WWAN slot as 2nd Storage,

mutually exclusive with WWAN and WiGig"

 

Looking at the HMM, the SSD tha would fit is 2242 SATA.

 

Hardware Maintenance Manual - ThinkPad X270

 

The SSD you linked is 80mm NVMe and could go in the primary slot - with proper frame and cable - but not in the WWAN slot.

 

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Re: SSD Specification for X270 WWAN slot

2017-12-13, 17:59 PM

Thanks - I will have a look for some drives which seem to meet the specification, and post links here for comment!

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Re: SSD Specification for X270 WWAN slot

2017-12-14, 4:20 AM

Here are a couple of options which looks OK:

Seems like a big difference in data rates (and price)!

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