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X260 m2 ssd

So I'm finally looking to upgrade my X220... Honestly nothing wrong with it still runs great, i just can't stand the low screen resolution anymore.

 

So I'm wondering if anyone knows if the X260 has an internal M2 ssd slot. If i get one I'd like to get one with the standard hard drive to save cost, then get an internal M2 ssd for OS/Apps drive.

 

I'm not finding much info about it.

 

Thanks.

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| X220 i7-2620M | 12.5" HD IPS | Intel 180GB SSD | Crucial 480GB mSATA SSD | 8GB DDR3 | Intel 7260 AC |
| X260 i7-6600U | 12.5" FHD IPS | Samsung 860Pro 512GB SSD | 16GB DDR4 | Intel 8260 AC |
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Re: X260 m2 ssd

Good day.

 

The hardware manual: https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/x260_hmm_en_sp40j72016_01.pdf

only shows a standard style drive. No indication of an SSD-compatible m.2 slot.

 

Hope this helps clarify a bit.

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Re: X260 m2 ssd

Ouch.. That's a huge disappointment... Indeed I don't see an internal ssd slot.. Heck, even if it was mSATA. I don't really need the PCI-E ssd speeds...

I could get a larger 2.5" SATA SSD to replace the drive, but I was hoping for a dual drive system... Heck in my 5 year old X220 I have two SSD's, one mSATA the other one 2.5".

If only I could upgrade my X220's display to something with a few more pixels...
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| X220 i7-2620M | 12.5" HD IPS | Intel 180GB SSD | Crucial 480GB mSATA SSD | 8GB DDR3 | Intel 7260 AC |
| X260 i7-6600U | 12.5" FHD IPS | Samsung 860Pro 512GB SSD | 16GB DDR4 | Intel 8260 AC |
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Message 4 of 37

Re: X260 m2 ssd

At least one person has upgraded their x220 to 1080p IPS.  http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?t=106919&start=30

 

 

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Re: X260 m2 ssd

Cool, but its not really a straightforward swap...

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| X220 i7-2620M | 12.5" HD IPS | Intel 180GB SSD | Crucial 480GB mSATA SSD | 8GB DDR3 | Intel 7260 AC |
| X260 i7-6600U | 12.5" FHD IPS | Samsung 860Pro 512GB SSD | 16GB DDR4 | Intel 8260 AC |
jkorten
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Re: X260 m2 ssd

sarbin is this website incorrect?

 

http://www.laptopmain.com/how-to-disassemble-lenovo-thinkpad-x260-to-upgrade-ssd-and-ram/

 

clearly names the slot. I am looking for compatibility, Are they mistaken?

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Message 7 of 37

Re: X260 m2 ssd

If you're referring to this:

 

"The laptop also has a spare M.2 NGFF SSD slot."

 

That's a reference the available WWAN slot. Some models can support a WWAN card or SSD in that slot but that does not seem to be the case for the X260.

 

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Message 8 of 37

Re: X260 m2 ssd

I purchased a X260 about 2 weeks ago, with the intent of installing a second SSD in that slot only to find out that the slot has changed from previous models. I'm not sure, but that slot appears to be a m2. NGFF 2280 slot? But I can't find any storage options that will fit. If someone does I'd love to know what works. 

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Message 9 of 37

Re: X260 m2 ssd

I've noticed that recently Lenovo have started offering what they say is NVMe as an option on the X260 ordering page:

  • 256 GB Solid State Drive PCIe-NVMe OPAL2.0 - Capable

From other sites (http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/x260-and-nvme.789006/page-4 , https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comments/409yx5/how_will_the_x260_have_support_for_pcie_ssds/ etc) it seems this is a M2.2242 PCIe SSD, in which case presumably the 2.5" SATA bay is still free.

 

https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/x260_hmm_en_sp40j72016_01.pdf suggests there's just the one slot (plus the one for the Wifi/WiGig card), however the Lenovo online config page allows you can order this drive with either Huawei or Sierra Wireless mobile broadband, which I think must be a mistake.

 

@mlbriggs241: it sounds to me like you might be able to find a 256GB Toshiba card to fit, though presumably you'll need to buy a card through Lenovo for it to be recognised by the BIOS.

 

If you don't need WWLAN then a 256GB boot/apps disk with 1-2TB SATA data SSD sounds quite a nice X260 combination Smiley Happy

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Message 10 of 37

Re: X260 m2 ssd

I too am curious about this. No one seems to have a definite answer as to whether the additional m.2 LTE slot will support a half height SSD. Lisa from MobileTechReview mentions this.

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