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Re: X240 M.2 SSD

2014-07-22, 19:33 PM

Thanks for that info ibmthink.

 

The tabook doesn't specify the M.2 SSD physical size (42mm):

 

M.2 SSD:

Some: Single-sided M.2 SSD, via M.2 Card slot, exclusive with Smart Card reader
Some: Double-sided M.2 SSD, via M.2 Card slot, exclusive with WWAN card

 

But it is specific about the HDD slot:

 

SATA disk:

Some: SSD / SATA 6.0Gb/s, 2.5" wide, 7mm high, removable, upgradable
Some: HDD / SATA 6.0Gb/s, 2.5" wide, 7mm or 9.5mm high, removable,
upgradable, Shock Mounted Hard Drive, Active Protection System

 

Confirming ibmthink's info.

 

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Re: X240 M.2 SSD

2014-07-22, 19:39 PM

 

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Re: X240 M.2 SSD

2014-09-27, 20:28 PM

The biggest capacity for 2242 form factor is 256GB for now.

The best m.2 ssd 42mm is the SP900 adata 256GB which writes and reads above 500mb/s

The SC or the super boot ssd from my diggital are very slow. They write it writes up to 400mb/s, but on the factory site producing them is written 140mb/s

Personally I have never reached more than 136MB/s write on that SC and SB drives. So get the Adata one.

Good luck

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Re: X240 M.2 SSD

2014-09-27, 20:41 PM
it is 2242 for sure.
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Re: X240 M.2 SSD

2015-01-12, 9:08 AM

Did you manage to install a 1TB SSD in your X240? I asked Lenovo and they told me that the X240 doesn't support SSDs of more than 512Gb...

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Re: X240 M.2 SSD

2016-12-30, 1:01 AM

Old thread but thought I would post. I have installed a 1TB HDD into my x240 (and x250) and it works just fine. Probably going to upgrade to the 2TB drive soon (digital pictures, sheesh...).

 

I also have a 256GB M2 42mm drive where I store movies to watch. Drive is super fast and plays back movies just fine.

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2018-08-16, 1:32 AM

do you install M2 and SATA storage device together on one laptop?

so it's like primary and secondary drive?

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2018-08-16, 5:35 AM

Yup. the M.2 drive is a second drive. I believe some people have configured it as their primary drive, but I just didn't want to futz with it and figure out how to do a full windows install from backup media to the M.2 drive. I just cloned my original 500GB drive to the 2TB drive and put all the extra space into my "data" partition. The M.2 drive is just another "drive" that I use to store media (movies)

 

 

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Re:X240 M.2 SSD

2020-02-26, 9:06 AM

It's been a long time since this question was originally posted and I thought I would update some info and clarify

The Lenovo x240 has an M.2 2242 form factor (this means it is 22mm wide x 42mm in length, compared to the 60mm or 80mm lengths to the right of the M.2 SATA SSD pictured in the link below) 
The x240 supports "SATA SSD" and doesn't support NVMe SSD OR mSATA SSD due to different keying (see this link for pics and more info)

Lastly SSD memory capacities continue to increase and one company seems to have taken up the mantle of creating higher capacity M.2 2242 SSD, that company is Dogfish Technology.
Dogfish currently manufactures a 2 Terabyte capacity M.2 2242 SSD, (check it out yourself here) WOW right! 

I just bought a Samsung 860 Pro 4TB SSD for my x240 and next upgrade is the M.2 for a total of 6TB in my laptop, hot **bleep**!

Looks like this laptop is going to last me a few more years yet! Thinkpads truly are the workhorses of laptops.



 

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Re:X240 M.2 SSD

2020-05-04, 13:42 PM

@ Xylon wrote:
 

 

It's been a long time since this question was originally posted and I thought I would update some info and clarify

The Lenovo x240 has an M.2 2242 form factor (this means it is 22mm wide x 42mm in length, compared to the 60mm or 80mm lengths to the right of the M.2 SATA SSD pictured in the link below) 
The x240 supports "SATA SSD" and doesn't support NVMe SSD OR mSATA SSD due to different keying (see this link for pics and more info)

Lastly SSD memory capacities continue to increase and one company seems to have taken up the mantle of creating higher capacity M.2 2242 SSD, that company is Dogfish Technology.
Dogfish currently manufactures a 2 Terabyte capacity M.2 2242 SSD, (check it out yourself here) WOW right! 

I just bought a Samsung 860 Pro 4TB SSD for my x240 and next upgrade is the M.2 for a total of 6TB in my laptop, hot **bleep**!

Looks like this laptop is going to last me a few more years yet! Thinkpads truly are the workhorses of laptops.

 

 

 

Hi there,

thanks for all the information given.

I've already upgraded my X240 with a 256Gb M.2 SSD and I'm looking now for a bigger SSD. 

Did you install the 2 Tb M.2 SSD at the end ?

Thank you for your answer, have a nive day.

 

David 

(from France)

 

 

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