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T460p ssd configuration options

#1 Post by Whitieiii » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:46 am

What are all the configurations of different ways you can install one or multiple ssds in the T460p? Would like to know before buying one... Can't justify a 1TB SDD so multiple drives might be the way to go... Can it be done? I can't add an additional SSD to the cd drive since it doesn't have one..

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Re: T460p ssd configuration options

#2 Post by dr_st » Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:00 am

Multiple SSDs? Unless you mean 1 smaller SSD + 1 larger HDD, then a 1TB SSD is going to be cheaper than two smaller ones.
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Re: T460p ssd configuration options

#3 Post by jdrou » Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:08 pm

You have the 2.5" x 9.5mm SATA drive bay and the M.2 2242 SATA slot.

The M.2 slot can take a max 512 GB drive and unfortunately no top-tier brands make drives in that form factor. Best available is probably Transcend; slower than big names but probably not enough to notice.

As dr_st said, a 1 TB 2.5" SSD will probably be cheaper than two smaller ones would be. 256 GB and smaller drives especially are far more per GB than anything larger in the same product line [EDIT: also lower-capacity drives tend to have lower performance].

Probably only good reason to want two physical drives is for redundancy; I like to have an extra drive I can boot from if primary fails or is corrupted.

EDIT: Transcend now has an MTS430S 512 GB drive available for M.2 SATA 42mm. This is a TLC drive and much less expensive than the MLC MTS400 now.
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