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Re: X270 Bios Update v1.11 Broke my M.2 SSD (WWAN slot) HardDrive

2017-06-18, 21:18 PM

Check plz my previous edited post.

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Re: X270 Bios Update v1.11 Broke my M.2 SSD (WWAN slot) HardDrive

2017-08-10, 4:59 AM

TS128GMTS400 does support in x270 ? i've one but can use about 3-4 hours then bosd and bios can not detect it.

i change new one then same problem again it kill my ssd.

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Re: X270 Bios Update v1.11 Broke my M.2 SSD (WWAN slot) HardDrive

2017-08-10, 5:41 AM

Hello.

 

When I had tried TS128GMTS400, it was working fine. Now this M.2 is in my T450 (working flawlessly) and I have another, larger one in my X270.

What you are describing seems like an outdated firmware and I'm assuming that you use the M.2 as your boor drive.

Download SSDscope from Transcend's site (https://www.transcend-info.com/Software/378/) and check if you need to update your firmware. Also if you have enabled AHCI. And, of course, make sure you have the latest BIOS update (1.19) in your X270 (https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/r0iuj12ww.exe).

 

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Re: X270 Bios Update v1.11 Broke my M.2 SSD (WWAN slot) HardDrive

2017-08-10, 5:59 AM

SSD is latest firmware i checked.

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Re: X270 Bios Update v1.11 Broke my M.2 SSD (WWAN slot) HardDrive

2019-09-04, 2:11 AM

Bumping an old thread beacuse it might be useful to others. I found this thread after acquiring an x270 and installing a Lexar NM520 NVMe drive in the WWAN slot. I can confirm that NVMe does in fact work in this slot, you just can't run two of those drives and one disables if you also have one in the regular HDD bay.

 

But anyways, it worked perfectly with bios 1.31 which was on it when I got it. I then updated to 1.63 and reconfigured the settings to my liking in the bios and this exact issue appeared. Reverting to 1.31 did not solve the problem, so I backtracked. The error message only appeared on a cold boot, restarting or waking from sleep was error free.


As part of my bios changes, I had enabled secure boot and set the boot option to UEFI only for security. I had manually made these changes, but perhaps they were enabled as part of the updates for others in the past? Reverting these settings made the error go away.

 

TLDR: Disable secure boot and set the boot option to "Both" instead of UEFI

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Re: X270 Bios Update v1.11 Broke my M.2 SSD (WWAN slot) HardDrive

2019-09-21, 23:31 PM
I can confirm that NVMe does in fact work in this slot, you just can't run two of those drives and one disables if you also have one in the regular HDD bay. <<< Did you mean that we can't have two NVMe at the same time in system? One in 2.5 slot with caddy and one in WWAN slot? Is that so? One drive has to be SATA and only then other as NVMe can operate?
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Re:X270 Bios Update v1.11 Broke my M.2 SSD (WWAN slot) HardDrive

2020-04-24, 8:28 AM

I have a X270 with only one drive installed, but I want to have a dual disk setup. The machine is currently on bios rev 1.38.

 

The currently installed drives is a Samsung SM961 256 GB NVMe drive in the main 2,5" slot, but the WWAN slot is empty.

 

Is there anything I need to consider when buying a new M.2 2242 SSD?

 

Questions:

  • Can I install another NVMe drive or am I restricted to only running 1 NVMe drive (some are saying they are using a Toshiba RC100 NVMe drive)?
  • If it has to be a m.2 SATA drive, which one can you recommend? I see quite a few 2242 SSDs coming from manufacturers, I have never heard of. I prefer 500+ GB size drives.
  • It seems the needed m.2 2242 card for the WWAN slot has to be an M-key or B+M key. Can anyone confirm? 
  • Has the issues regarding use of SATA drives in the WWAN slot been solved in the recent bios updates?
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Re:X270 Bios Update v1.11 Broke my M.2 SSD (WWAN slot) HardDrive

2020-05-20, 14:25 PM

Hi Guys,

 

I have similar issues but have some hope. I have 4 x270s im re-purposing. I found some cheap 42mm 512GB m2 ssds I can confirm the you are able to use a 42mm NVME and a 80mm NVME at the same time.  On a newer x270 with the Bios v1.38 and the Embedded controller of 1.12 (is this the chipset?) I am able to boot from the wwan slot (42mm) and use the main hdd bay as well. Tho the wwan slot has benchmarks of 1400/1200MBs. And the main bay i get around 1000/500MBs. Im not if this is a limitation of having 2 drives at once, you would think the priority would goto the main hdd bay.

 

The other X270s which are 1yr older with the latest drivers and bios updates are unable to boot from the WWAN slot. I can copy, clone and access the drive but unable to boot from it. Even in a manual windows setup i cant install on the drive comes up with hardware error, please check with manufacturer. Only difference is the embedded controller on the newer x270 has V1.12 the older ones have a V1.17. Not sure why this is happening. Ive chcked the bios and both have same settings. All laptops have the same bios V1.38 2019-12-19 but cant quite get the embedded controller version.

 

Also in the x270 with the working wwan boot the device manager shows an option/listing for firmware device but doesnt show for the ones that dont work.

 

I know im missing something here but cant quite find it.

 

any thoughts?

 

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