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X250 SSD Capabilities

Hello! 

 

I have an x250 with a 2.5" SSD hard drive with Windows 10 installed. I would like to install a second m.2 or mSata SSD and install Linux to have a dual-boot system. 

 

Is this possible with the X250? If so what kind of hard drive do I need to install in the second harddrive slot, and what is the limit on capacity? (Ideally I'd be looking for a 500gb ssd)

 

 

Thanks for your help!

 

 

 

-GZ

 

 

 

 

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Re: X250 SSD Capabilities

Hello and welcome,

 

I don't have one but based on what I read (below) there's an m.2 slot that can take either a WWAN card or an SSD.

 

Please check the size, but they're usually 2242 when they are shared this way.

 

Hardware Maintenance Manual - ThinkPad X250

 

http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20X250/ThinkPad_X250_Platform_Specificatio...

 

Z.


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Re: X250 SSD Capabilities

Thanks so much! 

 

I had seen that in the manual too but wasn't quite sure what kind of drive could go into that slot. 

 

The m.2 ssds Id been looking at seemed too big, so now that I know it needs to be a 2242 model really clears it up.

 

Thanks!

 

 

-GZ

 

 

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Re: X250 SSD Capabilities

Hello,

 

I've used both the 256GB MyDigitalSSD and a 512GB ZTE SSDs in the M.2 2242 size in my X250 and they worked.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 



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Re: X250 SSD Capabilities

Oh wow!

 

So then do you think most mSata ssds will work in the m.2 slot?

 

For example:

 

https://www.amazon.com/KingDian-Internal-Desktop-Medical-Industrial/dp/B00W2XMUSS/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie...

 

Thanks.

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Re: X250 SSD Capabilities

The SSD you linked is neither mSATA nor m.2.  It's a 2.5 inch drive that might replace your existing HDD or SSD.

 

Your laptop has a place for a 2.5 inch HDD or SSD and an additional 2242 m.2 slot.  It DOES NOT have an mSATA slot.  Lenovo laptops haven't had mSATA slots for some years now.

 

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Re: X250 SSD Capabilities

I also have the intension of upgrading my 2.5" 1TB HDD on my X250 with an M.2 256GB SSD 2242 card by use of an adapter, I will be cloning the OS & all it's partitions to the new drive. I have also installed a 4G LTE WWAN card & using the M.2 16GB SSD that  was pre-installed on the Laptop now with an external USB adapter, I was disappointed to find the X250 wasn't able to use M.2 PCIe NVMe since it's AHCI SATA & not PCIe.

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