05-03-2014 08:29 PM
Hey guys how you doing today?
Here I come...
I got a new X1 (207A) with 128sdd, i also have a x1 (3448) with a 256 sdd.......
I want interchange the sdd on those X1s... I do have the recovery DVD that came with the new one, but none for the old one...
Can you guys tell me how can I do that?
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05-04-2014 05:52 AM
It's not possible because the two systems use SSDs with different physical sizes. The original X1C uses an mSATA SSD but the X1C2 uses an M.2 SSD.
05-04-2014 12:11 PM
Excellent question! It's something that I've also been exploring (although I haven't bought anything yet.)
1. You can look for a 240GB or 480GB M.2 SSD, e.g. Crucial M500 240GB SATA 6Gbps M.2 Internal SSD [Crucial PN: CT240M500SSD4]. But note that only one M.2 slot in the X1C2 will recognize SSDs. In order to clone your existing SSD you will need some way to connect it to the X1C2 via USB, e.g. ZTC Thunder Board M.2 (NGFF) SSD to SATA III Board Adapter. Multi Size Fit with High Speed 6.0GB/s. ... plus Patuoxun USB 2.0 to Sata Converter Adapter Cable w/ 2.5" 2.5 Inch Hard Drive HDD Case.
2. Another option would be to get a 64GB or 128GB USB flash drive or uSD card with USB adapter. Unfortunately Lenovo made a huge design blunder (IMO) because the X1C2 lacks an SD card slot so there will be a dongle sticking out of one side of the system. So much for sleekness and portability And of course this will be slower than an SSD.
05-04-2014 02:58 PM
Yes, you can do that providing of course that you have an USB-attached DVD drive.
This will result in a fresh OS install so you will also lose any customization, apps, data, etc. that were added to the original drive. If you want to keep that stuff you will have to backup the original SSD to other media before you replace it with the new SSD. (Or get the M.2 -> SATA -> USB adapters so you can access that drive after the upgrade.)
07-11-2014 05:04 AM - last edited on 08-09-2014 05:44 PM by zoltanthegypsy
I got a Lenovo X1 (2. gen) 20A7-005KMD - I am getting a bit confused because of the different links (and generations of X1) when looking at upgrading the SSD. Do anyone know if
Crucial M550 - solid state drive - 512 GB - SATA-600 (pic below) M.2
will fit the Lenovo X1 (2. gen)? In advance thanks for responding!
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07-11-2014 06:45 AM
07-11-2014 06:55 AM
> Crucial M550 - solid state drive - 512 GB - SATA-600 (pic below) M.2 will fit the Lenovo X1 (2. gen)?
I belive so. Compare with the M500 I linked to above. Both are M.2 and the same size/shape.
As I understand it, the 2nd gen X1C SSD uses the industry standard M.2 interface while the 1st gen uses a more proprietary interface.
08-09-2014 05:28 PM