12-13-2017 09:39 AM
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-31...
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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12-13-2017 09:53 AM
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.
"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.
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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12-13-2017 08:20 PM
Here are a couple of options which looks OK:
Seems like a big difference in data rates (and price)!