02-25-2018 10:31 PM
I'm looking under the hood of my 1st gen Thinkpad X1 Carbon, and I'm trying to identify the PCIe slots. In particular, the following page states that I should have 2 PCI Express Mini slots: https://support.lenovo.com/au/en/solutions/pd027202
Now I see the WLAN card and the WWAN card, and my natural assumption is that these are both in PCIe ports, but on closer inspection I see that the WLAN card's slot is only 19mm wide, whereas the WWAN card is the standard 26mm width of normal PCIe Mini ports.
This raises some questions:
1. Is the WLAN connected to a proprietary slot, or is this just a different type of PCIe standard?
2. If the WLAN is connected to a proprietary slot, where is my second PCIe slot?
Any help would greatly be appreciated.
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02-25-2018 10:35 PM
On closer inspection, it looks like my SSD connects to a similar-looking slot as my WLAN card. I guess this means my WLAN card uses a SATA connection or something?
I normally work with desktop PCs, so I'm unfamiliar with a lot of these laptop hardware standards.
02-25-2018 11:15 PM
1st gen carbons use a non-standard, proprietary sized ssd that is only used on that model
02-25-2018 11:25 PM
Do it well, worse becomes itself