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Which SSD in L470 WWAN-slot?

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Which SSD in L470 WWAN-slot?

#1 Post by defaultusername123 » Sat May 29, 2021 8:58 pm

i want to install a second ssd in my L470 into the wwan wireless slot as i dont use my broadband modem

i found this page 96 to 98 https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobi ... 960_02.pdf

im not sure if i need a m.2 2242 SSD, or a m.2 2280

from what i gather the m.2 2242 ssd will fit in the wan slot ?https://ibb.co/YjPBs5N

and the m.2 2280 is for the harddrive/ssd bay as it seems to be a bit larger the the 2242 ? https://ibb.co/XYWyPDY

ive tried asking this question on na few forums but no one can give me a answer the above screen shots are taken from the pdf link from above.

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Re: Which SSD in L470 WWAN-slot?

#2 Post by defaultusername123 » Sat May 29, 2021 9:41 pm

or maybe the msata fits in the wan slot.. just confused which ssd i need to buy to fit in there. Image

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Re: Which SSD in L470 WWAN-slot?

#3 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sun May 30, 2021 12:50 am

The 2242 means: 22mm wide, 42mm long (fits WWAN + HDD/SSD slots)
The 2280 means: 22mm wide, 80mm long (fits only HDD/SSD slot)

However, in the WWAN-slot you can only put an M.2 SATA drive, NOT the M.2 NVMe.
Such as this: https://www.amazon.com/Transcend-128GB- ... B00KLTPUU0
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Re: Which SSD in L470 WWAN-slot?

#4 Post by gaelord » Sun May 30, 2021 2:34 am

will this fit https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/25498775501 ... SwOzxgRKho

thank you for the reply lol silly question but how sure are you im a bit of a noob .

i watched this video on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l92BxOz4WbY and he used a nvme pcie type Image

and the one he uses in the video looks exactly the same as the one u linked also i believe it is a 2242 ?

here i have attached a screen shot of the l470 PDF specs and in the memory section it says it supports nvme,pcie m.2 ? https://ibb.co/yF6cpZg

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#5 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sun May 30, 2021 3:02 am

It seems L470 can take either SATA or NVMe, most likely depending on model.
Although the general advice is still SATA.
Haven't seen a T470/L470, so I'm not sure here.
And your youtube link is for a Dell, different kettle of fish!
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Re: Which SSD in L470 WWAN-slot?

#6 Post by gaelord » Sun May 30, 2021 4:20 am

RealBlackStuff wrote:
Sun May 30, 2021 3:02 am
It seems L470 can take either SATA or NVMe, most likely depending on model.
Although the general advice is still SATA.
Haven't seen a T470/L470, so I'm not sure here.
And your youtube link is for a Dell, different kettle of fish!
yeah im talking about a L470 for the wwan upgrade, i thought the wwan slot inside the dell would be the same size that is inside the l470 hmmm still not sure how to get a solid answer oi whats going to work exactly or fit in my wwan slot at this stage im just going to buy the two different types n hopefully one works there appears to be two different end tip connectors on the M.2 2242 that are available ...

this is giving me a headache for such a simple task lol i emailed Lenovo and they couldn't give me a answer. they said a SSD would work in the wwan slot but wouldn't specify what sort .

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