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X270 M.2 SSD Upgrade using WWAN slot

2018-06-13, 18:05 PM

I have a disk spinning X270 and I plan to upgrade the SSD. After reviewing a bunch articles I decide to use the WWAN slot.

I saw a thread using a transcend 256G M2 SATA as following,

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X270-Bios-Update-v1-11-Broke-my-M-2-SSD-WWAN-slot-HardDrive/m-p/3657853

 

What I am really interested in is that if I can use the WWAN slot to install a M.2 2242 PCIe, instead of the SATA, such as a Toshiba RC100 M.2 2242 240GB NVMe PCIe 3.0 x2 64-layer 3D BiCS TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) THN-RC10Z2400G8

 

There are posts on Reddit saying that the 2242 has to be SATA, but it was in early 2017. Anybody know if it is doable to put a M.2 PCIe in the WWAN and boot the system on?

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Re: X270 M.2 SSD Upgrade using WWAN slot

2018-06-13, 20:33 PM

i also found for the Transcend M.2, there is a TS256GMTS400  version and TS256GMTS400S, anybody know the difference?

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Re: X270 M.2 SSD Upgrade using WWAN slot

2018-09-05, 19:41 PM

Hello, finally did you installed the Thoshiba RC100 on X270?

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Re: X270 M.2 SSD Upgrade using WWAN slot

2018-09-05, 20:01 PM

Not really, I did the TS256GMTS400S anyway, works fine for me. 

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Re: X270 M.2 SSD Upgrade using WWAN slot

2018-09-08, 20:06 PM

Hello, today i installed the RC100 SSD 240GB on my X270 and works very good.

Speed test will come soon, but for now it recogniced full size.

I hope so this usefull for other.

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Re: X270 M.2 SSD Upgrade using WWAN slot

2018-10-07, 10:37 AM

Did you install the TOSHIBA RC100 SSD 240GB on the X270 WWAN slot ( As the second drive )?

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Re: X270 M.2 SSD Upgrade using WWAN slot

2018-10-07, 14:05 PM

Yes i Did.

 

Works perfect.

 

 

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Re: X270 M.2 SSD Upgrade using WWAN slot

2019-02-26, 17:08 PM

Hi , 

I have an x270 with a primary drive nvme samsung 240 gb. I am installing a second ssd nvme Toshiba OCZ Rc 100 240 gb at the free wwan port.  Before installing it I disabled the internal battery at the bios. After restarting the system there is a display error 2102 : detection error on storage device (M.2 *SATA SSD).. After pressing esc, the windows 10 system boot up normally and in the hardware admin at windows I can see the Toshiba rc 100, but I there is no info regarding volume, size...After installing ssd utility software from toshiba, the program fails to see the ssd disk. I would like to know which BIOS version and settings are you using in order to recognize the second SSD nvme at wwan port.

 

Thanks

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Re: X270 M.2 SSD Upgrade using WWAN slot

2019-03-01, 12:43 PM

Hola Carlitos, 

 

La version de mi BIOS es : R0IET56W 1.34, igual con la version 1,33 funcionaba perfecto.

 

Al iniciar el sistema me aparece el mismo error pero despues de presionar esc entra al boot manager y de nuevo otro esc. Solo pasa despues de ibernar, o apagado completo, si lo reinicias entra derecho. (Debe ser algun error que aun existe en la bios)

 

Yo tengo el RC100 como disco primario, y funciona perfecto.

 

Debes revisar en Windows: administrar, administracoin de discos y luego formatea el RC100.

 

Con la herrramienta OCZ SSD utility de Toshiba puedes ver el rendimiento del disco una vez que lo hayas formateado.

 

Suerte.

 

 

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Re: X270 M.2 SSD Upgrade using WWAN slot

2019-03-01, 19:45 PM

Muchas gracias por tu ayuda, Ponty2k, ahora windows y el ssd utility lo ha reconocido y le he podido formatear y asignar volumen, tambien he actaualizdo el firmware a 1.03.:smileyhappy:

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