cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply
TripleX1
Token Ring
Posts: 65
Registered: ‎06-13-2016
Location: GB
Views: 4,198
Message 31 of 40

Re: X260 m2 ssd

See my reply above, you can get 2.5" RAID adapters that have 2x mSATA or 2x M.2 SATA slots. See Amazon for example. E.g. "StarTech Dual mSATA SSD to 2.5 inch SATA Adapter with RAID". They are not the best but you can get 2x SSDs in there - we used them before.

 

True, you will not have 2 individual drives listed, but you can have more capacity or redundancy.

 

The other option would be a SATA multiplier/mux adapter but I have not seen any 2.5" ones. Perhaps you can find one? Assuming the BIOS does implement the specs properly and not make it up...

Community SeniorMod
Community SeniorMod
Posts: 11,881
Registered: ‎06-06-2011
Location: RU
Views: 4,184
Message 32 of 40

Re: X260 m2 ssd

Good idea, TripleX1.

2.5" SATA adapter for 2 mSATA/m.2 drives with RAID/JBOD function allows to get independent drives, w/out specific drivers installation.



x220 • Gobi 2000 3g | hdd, msata ssd, wwan, wifi, gps -- unique hand-made config
ThinkPad 25 Special Anniversary Edition. #retro. Signed by D.Hill
T470p | X1 Carbon Gen3 | Miix 2 10" | Yoga Tablet 2-1050F (Android) + BT Keyboard
ThinkPad Stack • 2.4/5 Wireless Router, HDD 1 TB, BT Speaker, Power Bank, Mobile Projector

Do it well, worse becomes itself

Communities:   English    Deutsche    Español    Portugues    Русскоязычное    Česká    Slovenská    Українська   Moto English

wamedh
Paper Tape
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎02-15-2016
Location: Iraq
Views: 2,978
Message 33 of 40

Re: X260 m2 ssd

dear i have this problem also i bring M.2 SSD (512 GB) and i install it on my X260 but i can not see this in the BIOS or Windows 10, can you help?

thanks

 

veriton
Token Ring
Posts: 164
Registered: ‎06-23-2011
Location: GB
Views: 2,969
Message 34 of 40

Re: X260 m2 ssd

Maybe it's blocked by the BIOS.

 

Exactly what make/model of SSD is it? (perhaps someone else will know)

_____
X1C5 May 17 | i7-7600U 16G 1TB LTE W10-1709 | USB3 dock + two 1080p displays, 25% on road
X220: i7, 16GB, m500 960GB, F5521gw
wamedh
Paper Tape
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎02-15-2016
Location: Iraq
Views: 2,966
Message 35 of 40

Re: X260 m2 ssd

ZTC-SM201-512Q
JDDean
Fanfold Paper
Posts: 16
Registered: ‎04-01-2019
Location: US
Views: 423
Message 36 of 40

Re: X260 m2 ssd

Good news on this old thread! Lexar just released a 2242 NVME drive (NOT SATA) in 120, 240 and 512gb versions! https://www.lexar.com/portfolio_page/ssd-nm520/

 

These should work in the WWAN PCIe port because NVME is entirely PCIe, rather than SATA over PCIe. The pre-existing 2242 sized PCIe drives were all SATA over PCIe, which required SATA routing built into the PCIe port on the motherboard (which wasn't made available on the X260).

 

I'm only able to find them on B&H Photo Video: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1454342-REG/lexar_lnm520_256rbna_256gb_internal_ssd_nm520.htm...

 

The 120gb and 512gb versions are listed as "Special Order", but the 240gb version is back ordered, but at least it's something! I'm debating on if I want to put in an order for the back-ordered 240gb version.

 

EDIT: I was also able to find them on Amazon, but they show as a pre-order item and show as full list price (whereas B&H has them discounted): https://www.amazon.com/Lexar-NM520-512GB-Solid-State-LNM520-512RBNA/dp/B07NTXH61R/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_...

yzy0908
Paper Tape
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎05-12-2019
Location: CN
Views: 219
Message 37 of 40

Re: X260 m2 ssd

Hi dear, I will get my x260 in June 2019, so I will have the same question about the m2 ssd,  I saw ur lastest info about Lexar LNM520, so I wonder have you bought and test yet? Cause I checked in china web there also have the m2 ssd on sale:

 

https://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.6.28e23e16Ft5xWG&id=593240542853&cm_id=140105335569...

 

https://detail.tmall.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.202.28e23e16Ft5xWG&id=593760922138&ns=1&abbucket=8&...

 

If this m2 ssd can worked on x260, it is also a great good news for china computer enthusiasts. Thank you .

Cellhead
Paper Tape
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-03-2019
Location: CA
Views: 111
Message 38 of 40

Re: X260 m2 ssd

Hi,  Has anyone been able to complete this via the M2 Sats WLAN slot?

 

I picked up one of the Lexar 256GB NVME drives from Amazon for my x260. https://www.amazon.com/Lexar-NM520-256GB-Solid-State-LNM520-256RBNA/dp/B07NTXH61R

 

 The x260 Bios can see the drive and only lists it as NWMe in the boot list.  However I am unable to access the drive from Windows 10. I cannot even see it from Computer Management. I am unable to access it from a Windows 10 USB setup key either.  

 

When I put the drive the drive into a E570 Thinkpad the Bios sees the drive as NWMe Lexar and I can access the drive in Windows 10, partition and format the drive with no fuss.   

 

I'm left wondering if there is another setting I am missing in the BIOS to make this work?

JDDean
Fanfold Paper
Posts: 16
Registered: ‎04-01-2019
Location: US
Views: 107
Message 39 of 40

Re: X260 m2 ssd

Unfortunately, I have been unable to get the drive to work either. I'm left wondering if the rumored WWAN device ID whitelist is the problem, but I'm not too interested in messing with that.

Cellhead
Paper Tape
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎06-03-2019
Location: CA
Views: 96
Message 40 of 40

Re: X260 m2 ssd

I was wondering about the whitelisting when it comes to WWLAN cards playing a role here. 

 

I also have a x250 but that was a no go as there is no PCIe option at all. 

Check out current deals!


Shop current deals

Top Kudoed Authors