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T550 - add additional storage

#1 Post by larry78723 » Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:23 am

Hello All,
New Thinkpad owner here. I just got a refurbished T550, Type 20CJ, with 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD. I'd like to add additional storage but have not found any info on the Lenovo website, nor in the downloaded manuals, about whether this is possible. The additional storage will be used to store backups of my Linux system. Can a 128GB M.2 drive be installed on this machine?

Thanks in advance for any help,
Larry

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Re: T550 - add additional storage

#2 Post by axur-delmeria » Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:09 pm

The T550 FRU listing contains this curious part:
04X4456 16G,M.2 2242,SATA6G,SDISK,STD
That is an M.2 2242 SATA SSD, 16GB capacity. This means any SATA SSD (not NVMe) in M.2 2242 form factor will work with the T550.
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Re: T550 - add additional storage

#3 Post by wrybread » Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:18 pm

If the T550 has a DVD drive, you can swap that for a harddrive caddy. Works beautifully.

This is the one I use in my T530:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/SATA-Hard-Driv ... Swz5pdyNzs

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Re: T550 - add additional storage

#4 Post by kiterunner » Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:30 pm

larry78723 wrote:
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:23 am
Hello All,
New Thinkpad owner here. I just got a refurbished T550, Type 20CJ, with 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD. I'd like to add additional storage but have not found any info on the Lenovo website, nor in the downloaded manuals, about whether this is possible. The additional storage will be used to store backups of my Linux system. Can a 128GB M.2 drive be installed on this machine?

Thanks in advance for any help,
Larry
im using t450 and T550, both with M2 2242 TEAM SSD 512GB just fine and dandy :)

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