04-03-2016 04:38 PM
i am about to buy a Carbon X1 Gen 4, but since the 512 GB PCIe-NVMe takes 4 weeks to get shipped (and it is a little cheaper ) i was thinking of going for the 128 or 192 gb SATA3, buying the big drive separately and doing the upgrade by myself.
Is this in general possible, to upgrade from sata3 to PCIe-NVMe, or do you have to go for PCIe right from the start?
if this is possible, is one of the following SSD compatible? and which one is to recommend?
I know, there is a chance that this question has already been answered here in the forum, but I now spent quite some time and I only found the question answered for the third gen...
Best and thanks a lot!
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04-04-2016 03:07 PM
thanks for the answer!
so I just asked Lenovo directly (sth I could have actually done earlier as well...) and they said, it is no problem to upgrade later to the PCIe..
I will just go for the samsung mentioned above and will report.
best and thanks
04-04-2016 04:10 PM
I want to do the same thing to a gen 4 x1 - which slot does the PCIe drive fit into? I downloaded the maintenance manual and it was unclear.
The lenovo specs say...
So there is a sata m.2 slot, and a PCIe NVMe slot ? The sata m.2 slot is clear in the maint manual, item 18 on the system board.
But, where is the PCIe slot? Is it the WWAN slot?
04-05-2016 02:22 PM - edited 04-05-2016 02:56 PM
Was looking to do the same thing as well. My question is will the 4th Gen X1 accept a 1TB M.2 SATA SSD?
04-27-2016 06:16 PM
05-04-2016 02:56 PM
sorry for the late answer.
The delivery of both, the X1 and the SSD, were delayed. So I could not give any update on this topic... Today finally the last component arrived, and I could install the drive, windows etc. everything just works fine, my atto-results are pretty much the same as mentioned above.
Now the fun begins