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Any known issues with SSD m.2 drives with T480?

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Any known issues with SSD m.2 drives with T480?

#1 Post by khaverblad » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:20 pm

Looking to add a secondary SSD M.2 512GB unit to the T480's empty WWAN slot. But, reading around it seems that at least in the past there has been issues (found several comments on Amazon) with some combinations of brands of SSD drives and T440/T450. I'm tempted to go for Transcend’s MTS400 M.2 SSD 512GB; but just wanted to check if anyone have had issues with this combination or any other input around Trancend M.2 SSD units.
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Re: Any known issues with SSD m.2 drives with T480?

#2 Post by khaverblad » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:56 am

Found the answer and the WWAN only accepts M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD and will not work with M.2 SATA SSD; trick is to find M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD 2242 devices which isn't that easy. Lenovo did offer a 2nd 128GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD; but would assume that there ought to be 256GB as well?
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Re: Any known issues with SSD m.2 drives with T480?

#3 Post by jdrou » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:25 pm

There were new NVMe M.2 42mm SSDs announced from Toshiba (RC100) and SanDisk/WD (SN520) this year but I haven't found them available for sale anywhere yet.
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Re: Any known issues with SSD m.2 drives with T480?

#4 Post by gailcp1009 » Mon May 07, 2018 4:33 am

I suggest you buy a Toshiba KBG30ZMT512G, it is the original M.2 SSD of T480.

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Re: Any known issues with SSD m.2 drives with T480?

#5 Post by jdrou » Mon May 07, 2018 12:10 pm

gailcp1009 wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 4:33 am
I suggest you buy a Toshiba KBG30ZMT512G, it is the original M.2 SSD of T480.
Do you have a source for buying that? AFAICS it's not available through any normal channels.
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