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jaisenc
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Upgrading hard drive on X1 carbon

I know X1 carbon has a special SSD, but I'm running out of space of a 128G and I really want to upgrade the hard drive. Where can I get that special SSD? 

ThorsHammer
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Re: Upgrading hard drive on X1 carbon

I am sure Lenovo will sell you a 180, 240 or 256GB relacement for a small fee.  Have you tried their parts people?  I am curious to know what they are quoting.

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Re: Upgrading hard drive on X1 carbon

Hey there jaisenc,

 

I agree with ThorsHammer, contacting Support and asking about having your hard drive upgraded should be the best route to go. The X1 Carbon has the following options from the Parts List:

 

Part # -    Part

45N8421 SSD SFF GB Cherry Crest

45N8301 SSD SFF 128 GB Toshiba

45N8327 SSD SFF 128 GB SanDisk

45N8305 SSD SFF 180 GB Cherr Crest

45N8423 SSD SFF 240 GB FDE Cherry Crest

45N8303 SSD SFF 256 GB Toshiba

45N8299 SSD SFF 256 GB SanDisk

 

All of these hard drives are Field Service Replacement Orders Only, so you will have to set up an order with Lenovo  to have the upgrade done maintain warranty. The support number is 1-800-565-3344. Good Luck, and let us know how it goes!



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wditters
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Re: Upgrading hard drive on X1 carbon

This is going to be very difficult to accomplish. Part selling in the Netherlands listed these parts as "restricted" and not available for any 3rd parties except registered service partners. Even I as Premium Business Partner cannot order them.

 

Aside from the above, the size and interface are proprietary. I had to swap drives between a number of machines on behalf of a customer so I have seen them. As a consequence unfortunately there currently is no aftermarket upgrade posibility.

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ThorsHammer
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Re: Upgrading hard drive on X1 carbon


@wditters wrote:

This is going to be very difficult to accomplish. Part selling in the Netherlands listed these parts as "restricted" and not available for any 3rd parties except registered service partners. Even I as Premium Business Partner cannot order them.

 

Aside from the above, the size and interface are proprietary. I had to swap drives between a number of machines on behalf of a customer so I have seen them. As a consequence unfortunately there currently is no aftermarket upgrade posibility.


Of all the things I would have preferred Intel implemented in the Haswell version of Ultrabook(tm), it would be standard mSATA drive sizes and interfaces.

 

Proprietary gumstick/blade designs suck for the consumer.  I won't be locked in. It's one of the reasons I picked the ThinkPad T430s and Samsung Series 9 instead.

jaisenc
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Re: Upgrading hard drive on X1 carbon

I just called today. Guess what I found out...

45N8299 SSD SFF 256 GB SanDisk costs $1300...........

I would just buy another X1...
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Message 7 of 15

Re: Upgrading hard drive on X1 carbon


@jaisenc wrote:

I would just buy another X1...

Well in that case you could probably recover at least half of the cost of the upgrade by selling the old X1c Smiley Wink

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ibmthink
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Re: Upgrading hard drive on X1 carbon


ThorsHammer schrieb:
Of all the things I would have preferred Intel implemented in the Haswell version of Ultrabook(tm), it would be standard mSATA drive sizes and interfaces.

 

Proprietary gumstick/blade designs suck for the consumer.  I won't be locked in. It's one of the reasons I picked the ThinkPad T430s and Samsung Series 9 instead.


Well, they have done something similar: Haswell UltraBooks will bring the M.2 / NGFF standard (size of a stick of gum) with them. First SSDs with this form-factor were announced in January, like the Crucial M500.

 

The first ThinkPad UltraBook with this form factor will be the T431s (where you also can put in a HDD and a M.2 SSD).

ThorsHammer
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Re: Upgrading hard drive on X1 carbon


@ibmthink wrote:

ThorsHammer schrieb:
Of all the things I would have preferred Intel implemented in the Haswell version of Ultrabook(tm), it would be standard mSATA drive sizes and interfaces.

 

Proprietary gumstick/blade designs suck for the consumer.  I won't be locked in. It's one of the reasons I picked the ThinkPad T430s and Samsung Series 9 instead.


Well, they have done something similar: Haswell UltraBooks will bring the M.2 / NGFF standard (size of a stick of gum) with them. First SSDs with this form-factor were announced in January, like the Crucial M500.

 

The first ThinkPad UltraBook with this form factor will be the T431s (where you also can put in a HDD and a M.2 SSD).


As long as it is a standard, and thus available from online retailers, I am for it.  I am not for proprietary designs that only allow you to buy the storage device from the notebook maker. 

 

Looking forward to a 480GB M500.

jakepm1
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Message 10 of 15

Re: Upgrading SFF drive on X1 carbon

Does any one know if this parts list from above applies to the first gen X-1Carbon also?

 

Part # -    Part

45N8421 SSD SFF GB Cherry Crest

45N8301 SSD SFF 128 GB Toshiba

45N8327 SSD SFF 128 GB SanDisk

45N8305 SSD SFF 180 GB Cherr Crest

45N8423 SSD SFF 240 GB FDE Cherry Crest

45N8303 SSD SFF 256 GB Toshiba

45N8299 SSD SFF 256 GB SanDisk

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