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Re: X1 Gen2 512GB SSD drive -B Connector or B & M Connector? DOES IT MATTER??

2015-02-14, 18:01 PM
Malloy0 any update on the Failure. I have just ordered the card from the supplier you used and will be looking for a decent SSD to fit.
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Re: X1 Gen2 512GB SSD drive -B Connector or B & M Connector? DOES IT MATTER??

2015-06-24, 6:21 AM
Anyone else has tried with different SSD?

I m planning on this as well, 256GB seriously is too small.
My outlook is already 150GB + office and some software and work photos, i m left with nothing.
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Re: X1 Gen2 512GB SSD drive

2015-07-29, 10:09 AM
It's still working properly after second Transcend 512GB SSD?
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Re: X1 Gen2 512GB SSD drive

2015-07-29, 10:11 AM
After Install second Transcend of course ;)
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Re: X1 Gen2 512GB SSD drive -B Connector or B & M Connector? DOES IT MATTER??

2015-08-03, 0:53 AM

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Well, had a SSD failure on the Transcend 500G SSD today at 5 pm ET USA! Urgghh....not sure why. No hints of any issues.

 

So I put in the old Lenovo 256G X1 SSD and am working from this trying to get back to a full recovery. My company fortunately does online backups and 100,000 files later I might be able to get back to being fully recovered. I ordered a new Transcend off Amazon for $280. Ouch! Will start this all over the end of the week.

 

Lesson learned on doing backups!! I almost did a full image earlier today using Acronis TI 2014 of my 500G, but didn't. 

 

So a word of advice to me, since this 500G SSD is not a standard piece of hardware, it probably would be a good thing to keep regular backups or images so this does not happen to anyone else.

 

 

 



Hi Malloy0

 

Any possibility to update us on your experience?  Did you install the 2nd Transcend drive?  I'm v. interested to find out if this drive is electrically incompatible with the X1 1st gen.  Thanks for taking the plunge into the unknown.  Please update us! 

 

cheers

 

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Re: X1 Gen2 512GB SSD drive -B Connector or B & M Connector? DOES IT MATTER??

2015-08-03, 0:56 AM

Maybe the new Crucial MX200 is better?   But it's form factor is 2260DS (double sided).  Would it be too tall incl the SFF to M.2. adaptor?

 

http://www.crucial.com/csrusa/en/CT500MX200SSD6

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Re: X1 Gen2 512GB SSD drive -B Connector or B & M Connector? DOES IT MATTER??

2016-01-08, 9:09 AM

Hello all,

 

I ordered the adapter and took the chance and bought the Crucial MX200 500GB SSD.

 

It fits ! =) ... but I had to make the hole in the adapter larger so that it would go clear of the mounting metal on the motherbord (the place where the old screw as mounted on the old SSD)

 

You NEED the extra 2mm - otherwise the Crucial MX200 will be too heigh and deform your keyboard.

 

This could easily be done with a normal drill.

 

You still need to use a gluegun to hold it down - I put the glue on the long side of the adapter/SSD as there are no compontens in that area,

 

All in all it works perfectly !.

 

And it only takes 15 min to do the procedure.

 

Have fun !

 

 

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Re: X1 Gen2 512GB SSD drive -B Connector or B & M Connector? DOES IT MATTER??

2016-06-22, 10:24 AM

Very interesting solution you did.

 

To be able to upgrade to Win 10 I am desparate to get a 500GB SSD in my X1c 1st gen.
 

I am stuck in my little project....

I purchased a special X1c SFF to M.2 adapter and a Transcend 512GB M.2 SSD (TS512GMTS400), that fits perfect as replacement for the original SanDisk 2565GB SSD. However, my X1c 1st Gen (34602SG) doesn't detect the new SSD in the BIOS [G6ETB4WW (2.74 )]. When running the diagnosis tool as part of the BIOS I can see that it reads the typenumber of the SSD, but all test tests fails. In the BIOS boot menu the SSD typenumber isn't listed by any of the SATA entries.

 

Was your 500GB SSD detected in the BIOS?

 

I tried to boot from a Rescue&Recover image on a USB HDD, and it also started transfering the image to the SSD but stopped at 20% saying that I have to extend the volume ??

I retried the same process again, and now it tells me that no harddisk available.

 

Any idea what I am doing wrong?

 

Any hints would be appreciated

 

Thanks in advance

Torben 

 

 

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Re: X1 Gen2 512GB SSD drive -B Connector or B & M Connector? DOES IT MATTER??

2016-08-15, 17:11 PM

Torben, I was able to upgrade the SSD in a first generation X1 Carbon (180 GB) to a 512 GB mSATA SSD drive using an adapter card, and the process was pretty straightforward, and the new drive works quite well. Please see my HOWTO with pictures here: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/512-gb-SSD-upgrade-options-for-1st-gen-X1-Carbon/m-p/3389097#M71612

 

Hope this helps: the upgrade went alot easier than I expected, hopefully yours will too. Best //rolf

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Re: X1 Gen2 512GB SSD drive -B Connector or B & M Connector? DOES IT MATTER??

2016-10-18, 7:08 AM

This looks just like the upgrade I did a few days ago (Oct. 2016) for a client’s X1 Carbon 1st gen. I ended up using the same adapter but a different size M.2 SATA SSD. I used the 512GB 42mm Transcend M.2 SATA 3 SSD. Which fits perfectly where the 2242 screw is located on the adapter. Other people have used mSATA SSDs but mSATA SSDs are heading the way of the 20+6 Pin SSDs that came in these Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 1st gen. Below is a description of my experience with these PCI looking SSDs. I also included links and pictures to the items I used.

 

"The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 1st gen has to be the most complicated SSD upgrade I have done. Apparently Lenovo didn't think things through when they decided to move to SSD's in their ThinkPad X1 Carbon 1st gen notebooks! They used a 20+6 pin SSD, which became obsolete as soon as they were introduced and are extremely rare to find anything above 128GB. There are a few form factors when it comes to SSDs but these are the top 4 commonly used SSD's in 2016. 1) 2.5in SATA (they look and connect the same way as your traditional laptop/notebook hard drives). 2) mSATA (these are becoming obsolete as well, they are mini square PCIe looking cards similar to Wi-Fi cards found in laptops/notebooks). 3) M.2 SATA (these are also mini PCIe looking cards but with a SATA controller and rectangular shape. They come in 42mm, 60mm, and 80mm lengths). 4) M.2 PCIe (these look similar to the M.2 SATA SSD's but the controller is different and they come in 60mm and 80mm lengths). There is a bit more to it but it would take longer to explain. Okay back to the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 1st gen. I had to buy a 20+6 pin to M.2 SATA adapter in order to upgrade the 128GB 20+6 pin SSD to a 512GB M.2 SATA SSD. I ended up getting the smaller 42mm 512GB M.2 SATA SSD because it fits perfectly in the adaptor with no modifications. You can also fit a 60mm with the adapter but you would have to do a minor modification. Research is key, now I'm more knowledgeable on M.2 SSD's."

 

M.2 NGFF SSD to 26 Pin Adapter

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014LZ2FYS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

Transcend 512GB SATA III 6Gb/s MTS400 42 mm M.2 SSD

https://www.amazon.com/Transcend-512GB-MTS400-Solid-TS512GMTS400/dp/B016W1PP5K/ref=pd_sim_147_3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=HAQW3XD1VAYHM5HXS87P

 

The keyboard also sits perfectly after assembling it back together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hopefully this helps other Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 1st Gen owners who are looking to upgrade their SSD.

 

-Sir. Alex The Tech

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