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Install mSATA SSD on SL410?

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Install mSATA SSD on SL410?

#1 Post by DiGiTY » Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:54 pm

I see in the specs for the current L420/L520 series that an mSATA SSD drive can be installed in WWAN slot. Is this also the case for the older SL410 model?

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Re: Install mSATA SSD on SL410?

#2 Post by ZaZ » Mon Dec 26, 2011 5:55 pm

I don't know off the top of my head whether the SL410 has an extra miniPCI slot for a mSATA drive, but only the newer Sandy Bridge machines can use it as a boot drive if that's your intent.
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Re: Install mSATA SSD on SL410?

#3 Post by DiGiTY » Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:48 pm

RATS! Looks like you're right. Doesn't look like the SL410 even has a second mini PCI Express slot. Guess I'm stuck with using SSD as my only hard drive.

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Re: Install mSATA SSD on SL410?

#4 Post by ZaZ » Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:51 am

You might want to look at the Momentus XT. It's a platter based hard drive with a flash drive attached for better performance. The older models have 4GB of flash memory while the newer ones have 8GB. Once they figure out your usage patterns, they give near SSD performance. Plus you've still got a fairly good amount of space left over on the platter drive. They're kind of pricey right now due to the flooding in Thailand, but if you can wait it out, they should get more reasonable in the future.
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Re: Install mSATA SSD on SL410?

#5 Post by DiGiTY » Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:57 am

Thanks, I'll check it out

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Re: Install mSATA SSD on SL410?

#6 Post by lawgilbert95 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:03 am

There is this slot in the SL410 (see below link)

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1SBAvW ... C_mxe-f2EJ

can it not be used as an mSATA SSD slot?

Upon installation, my SL410 cannot detect, in the BIOS, the installed mSATA SSD, but I am wondering if it is due to some other issues, such as settings or the model of the mSATA SSD

Thanks in advance to all response

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Re: Install mSATA SSD on SL410?

#7 Post by Screamer » Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:43 am

Unfortunately, no.

The reason why your mSATA SSD card did not work in that MiniPCIE slot, is due to how the MiniPCIE slot electrically differs (pinout-wise) from an actual mSATA slot.

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Re: Install mSATA SSD on SL410?

#8 Post by axur-delmeria » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:21 am

It won't work, simply because the mSATA standard didn't exist yet when the SL410 was designed.

Thinkpads with mSATA came out in 2011 with the T420/420s, X220, T520, and W520. Any laptop that came before definitely doesn't have it.
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Re: Install mSATA SSD on SL410?

#9 Post by w0qj » Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:17 pm

Just to confirm, unfortunately my T410 does not have mSATA in it.
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