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mSata for HP 9480m

Q: mSata for HP 9480m

Hello, my friends. I have a HP 9480m Elitebook Folio (i5 4310u, 8Gb RAM, 256 SSD - MTFDDAK256MAM-1K12) which I won after the company I work changed all its devices. I notice that there is a mSATA slot on my secondary slot, which I'm not using. I was thinking to install a mSata on this slot for storaging music and video stuff (Windows 10 would be kept in the drive I have now) My doubts are:1) I heard from a friend that I was supposed to buy a mini msata SSD because a mSata drive wouldn't work in my computer. Is this true or a simple mSata drive would work? I'm sending a photo of the slot, if anyone can help me. 2) I heard that the other drive (in which the system is installed) can't be a self encrypting drive? Is this true? Is my drive a self encrypting drive? 3) Does the device support a mSata with more than 120Gb capacity (for example 500Gb)? (remember that as I don't know the bios password, I wasn't able to update it and I'm still with version M85.01)

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Preferred Solution: mSata for HP 9480m

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I don't want to do a clean install but clon my OS & Apps  to the 500gb ssd & keep my 2TB Hd for files. I'm a new to this and need step by step instruction if this is possible. 
Thanks 

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I'll be getting a new laptop soon and I'm wondering what the differences are between these two SSDs. I'll probably be putting them in a Sager NP9377 from xoticpc.com. Both SSDs cost the same price but the Samsung 850 EVO has 120 GB vs Micron M600's 128 GB (both for $100) or Samsung 850 EVO with 250 GB vs Micron M600 with 256 GB (both for $160). I know it's a small difference but this is my first experience with an SSD so I just want to make sure I make the right decision. I'll be putting the OS on the SSD so what capacity do you recommend? Thank you.
 

A:Micron M600 mSATA SSD vs Samsung 850 EVO Series mSATA SSD

The only difference is form factor and speed.
 

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My Dell XPS 8500 has an MSATA slot in which I have a 64 gb msata board which acts as the system and boot drive. I have just purchased a 128 gb msata board I want to install in place of the 64gb unit. My system also has a 1 tb main hard drive.
I have tried a system restore DVD and Back/Restore, neither has worked at all. All I want to do is find a way to do a complete copy of the 64gb msata now installed and then replace it with the 128gb unit and copy over all of the data that was on the 64gb one. This way all I have done will be to have more storage available on my system drive, the msata drive.

Any help much appreciated.

thanks,
Michael

A:How can i copy the system from my 64gb msata to a new 128gb msata?

Hi and welcome to the SevenForums!

One solution I can suggest to this is to use imaging software to create an image of your current Windows installation. Acronis True Image is one of the popular ones on here, but there are other programs that can do it such as Macrium Reflect.

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hello Support. I wanted to buy an PCIE SSD for my laptop .i removed the back cover and i checked i have an M.2 key MDoes my model have  an M.2 SSD that  support SATA or PCIe?

A:M.2 SSD Elitebook Folio 9480m! Help please!!!

Hi, M.2 key M has interfaces PCIe 4, SATA and SMBus which supports SATA or PCIe. Regards.

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Hi, I loved the HP 9470m kebyboard, perhaps the best in the industry. I am looking for a latest HP laptop that has the same keyboard, with latest specs (higher resolution, ram, ssd). Thanks,  

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what's going on with this laptop and this noise??  it spins up but does not appear to be under hard work or load.  sometimes it goes on for a long time.  the laptop is not hot or being heavily used and it still occurs.  see the video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfwBOCxEst8

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Hi guys, I have buyed an Hp EliteBook Folio 9480m and now I see it has an password to access bios, can I recover it? Serial No. 5CG6110MHP

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The Fn key works with all Fn commands on the laptop keyboard (i.e. volume, standby, mic, etc) all except for the brightness keys. Is there a power or bios setting that is causing this?

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How do you get WiDi working on this thing. I have 2 identical 9480m on my desk.   One still has factory load (Windows 7  Pro x64) on it and the WiDi works flawlessley. One has my base Windows 7 Enterprise x64 image on it.  Initially using the HP Driver Pack (v1.02A), I have upgrade both the Wireless to lateset Intel Wireless (v17.10) and and Video to the current HP Intel Driver for the model (10.18.10.3958 A) I run the WiDi installation software (4.2.29.0) and it continually tells me the hardware is not supported.  WHAT ELSE DO I NEED???? 

A:EliteBook Folio 9480m and WiDi

1) Make sure that your wireless is turned on.2) Do a search on your system from Intel Widi.3) Open the software and search for Widi enabled devices.4) Connect..

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This model has bad signal-to-noise ratio in its sound card. Tested with 3 other exact same notebooks (our company issues them).  1. There is a noticeable faint hissing background noise when you plug in the headphones. It comes on when a sound is played, and then lingers for about 8 seconds before dissapearing.2. The built-in microphone when you listen to the device via the Windows "Recording Devices", has static crackling noise. It gets more pronounced if you increase the mic boost. This is common in the 3 machines tested, so it is a design/manufacturing issue (probably worthy of a recall or rewrite of the sound driver?).Realtek Hi-def audio driver: v 6.0.1.7250 (also uninstalled this and used Microsoft default driver - same result). Had not happened in previous Elitebook generations that we have been issued. Dissapointed. HP Elitebook Folio 9480mi5-4310U CPU8GB RAMWin 7 64-bit 

A:9480m notebook bad audio quality

 Hello @YewliangTo get your issue more exposure I would suggest posting it in the commercial forums since this is a commercial product. You can do this at Commercial Forums.Even though this is a Commercial product, Try this fix.  1. Right click speaker icon (right hand corner)2. Select Playback devices3. Right click Speakers4. Enable it and set as Default5. Click Apply/Ok Here is a document on troubleshooting sound. Please make sure your updates have been done on the Notebook. In the device manager under sound right click and update the driver. What browser are you using? I would check to make sure the browser is up to date. You could reset the BIOS with this document selecting the reloading the BIOS default settings. Which has helped others. Hope something here helps. Thanks.   

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Hello guys,I want expand storage for hp folio 9480m.Could you please advise me what is the capable to this model, Is it msata? Or M.2 sad?Thanks

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New laptop. Good HDMI cable working fine. Sony Bravia TV uses the HDMI port too. I try to use a Display Port to HDMI converter from E-Bay and what happens is the image on TV flashes at 1 sec intervals.  The E-Bay seller is willing for refund as he is sure it worked with WIN 8 OS. IS there any patch I can try in the laptop or alternately should return the adaptor to E-Bay and buy one from HP ??

A:Display Port to HDMI does not work on Elite Pro 9480M ( WIN ...

Hi, Have you found the anwers for this problem? Im having the same issue with my machine. Please let me know Thank you Kind RegardsKarin

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I have always had trouble getting this laptop to recognize what I plug into the USB ports, but usually could get it pick up what I plug in if I tried the different ports several times. At the moment, I'm trying to get the computer to recognize a GoPro 4 Silver when I plug it in. I can get the device to charge, but the computer doesn't seem to recognize it. I troubleshooted on the GoPro side, and all is in order there. I updated the BIOS last week, and today updated everything that said "USB" in the list of driver updates.  Running out of ideas - please help! Thanks so much!-Ann  

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Hello All,  I really hope someone can help me with my issue as i have tried calling HP support but i keep getting bounced around which is really disgusting. I have an Elitebook 9480m which i recently purchased. I noticed when i put the laptop to sleep it works fine BUT when i try to wake it up, it automatically reboots which is annoying. I need help on this.  Thanks 

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I want to begin learning how to develop on android but when i tried to run a program on android studio i was told to enable vt-x acceleration through the BIOS. I tried booting into the bios but it prompts me for a password. I bought this laptop off someone else and i'm not sure if they set one. Is there a way to reset it? I really want to learn android development but this isn't letting me move forward.Thank you in advance.













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A:Reset BIOS password on HP Elitebook folio 9480M

Sorry but, I just looked into this more and, The bad news is that you have to replace the BIOS chip on the motherboard to reset the password. HP Elitebooks have more security since they are business computers. Sorry about that. If I solved your Problem please click "Accept as Solution"  

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Reset BIOS password on HP Elitebook folio 9480M

A:Reset BIOS password on HP Elitebook folio 9480M

Hello @gcarballo,  We are sorry as there is no master password or generator for EliteBooks or ProBooks.  HP Business Notebooks such as Probooks  or Elitebooks have more stringent security than consumer models infact they don't produce 'halt codes', the password cannot be derived from the Serial Number and the code is stored in non-volatile memory so removing the RTC cell will not reset the password in this case.  Please Contact HP Business Notebook support they should be able to send you a customized SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password.                                    When talking to the HP rep ask them to escalate your service request.   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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I have always had trouble getting this laptop to recognize what I plug into the USB ports, but usually could get it pick up what I plug in if I tried the different ports several times. At the moment, I'm trying to get the computer to recognize a GoPro 4 Silver when I plug it in. I can get the device to charge, but the computer doesn't seem to recognize it. I troubleshooted on the GoPro side, and all is in order there. I updated the BIOS last week, and today updated everything that said "USB" in the list of driver updates.  Running out of ideas - please help! Thanks so much!-Ann  

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I am working on a HP Elite Book 9480M and I just received two HP z27s monitors.  When I plug one monitor into the docking station and/or the laptop each individual monitor works so I know that it is not the monitor or plugs.  I tried to connect using the both DVI cords and a DVI to VGA connectors.   So in essence, each monitor works individually but when I hook up both at the same time, "input signal not found" and it is not detecting anything. I am at a loss.  Any suggestions? Thanks!

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Okay, so I think I made a little screw up... I bought myself a Crucial m4 64GB mSATA SSD and when opening the packet I noticed it was very mini... I'm not completely sure but I think it's for laptops only, can somebody confirm this for me so I can send back if necessary in time?
 

A:SSD mSATA

It's for laptops or special motherboards that use mSATA caching or some all-in-one units.
 

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Q: Msata

Hi would i be able to install a msata harddrive in my  probook 6540b

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Hey so I bought an mSata ssd (Crucial M500 240Gb) for my Clevo W230ST, I have an ssd already installed as my boot drive but needed more space. I took the back off plugged the mSata in and expected it to appear in my computer as a data drive like an external hard drive - I love technology but I'm not so good with software and making things work. Can someone talk me through what I should do to get it running? Do I need to install an OS on it? If so how do I do this when my laptop has no disc drive? Any help is appreciated.
 

A:mSata ssd help

Definitely do not need to install an O/S to it if it's just a storage drive. But you do need to go into Disk Management and Initialize, Partition, and Format it just like any other drive.
 

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Q: mSATA

I am looking for mSATA related compitable issues with my laptop.I own an HP ENVY 15-j049tx Notebook PC and i just wanted to know the list of mSATA devices that supports this laptop 

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Hello!I want to a little upgrade my AiO PC HP ENVY 23 TouchSmart AiO PC (p/n: 23-d254er).Is this AiO PC support  mSATA Samsung 850 EVO SSD disk Samsung MZ-M5E250BW ?I found one free MINI_CARD2 slot on motherboard (see atteched photo).I don't know to buy or not this SSD.Thanks! 

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Hi all, Just want to figure out a couple of points with an existing R61 that's been a real champ over the last few years.The thinkpad is a R61 8918-5KM series. From opening the unit up to do a maintenance routine, I came across that this particular model has 3 x mini pcie connectors without the headers. It is basically a T61 bar some. Anyways, I was thinking into soldering some headers and extending the unit to its full potential. In doing so, I thought of connecting msata mini pcie modules via that process. Has anyone managed to do such a mod, and if so, what are your recommendations in the mod? cheers

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I have a new Dell 7800 Win 8 desktop computer with 2TB HD.
I found that it also came with a mSATA drive (32 GB: Samsung SSD).
I have no idea what is mSATA for.
I have a plenty of space in my hard drives.
Please advise me the use of mSATA.
I see that its smaller size 32 Gb) is not that useful either.

A:The use of mSATA

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Dell tutorial links:
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can i install samsung ssd msata 500gb with hp envy 14-1205tx?

A:mSATA SSD upgrade

JohnDaleI wrote:
can i install samsung ssd msata 500gb with hp envy 14-1205tx?

No.
 
The 2011 Envy 14-1205tx Beats edition notebook does not have a slot to accept an mSATA SSD disk.
 
You can upgrade to a SATA SSD. 
 

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When I purchased my flex 2 15d I saw that there was an option for an msata ssd, however, now that I've opened mine I see no msata port.  I checked with tech support who could not give me any help.  There is a you tube video of someone adding an msata drive to his 15 D, but my motherboard is different than his.  There is a port attached to what appears to be a field replaceable unit,but it is not msata.  I have attached a picture of the MB with the FRU circled and a X on the port.  I have two questions: 1.  Is there an msata port which I have perhaps missed (not likely) 2. Is there a part that I can order for the motherboard that will provide an msata port?
























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A:Flex2 15d msata ssd

[email protected] Gfrenkel1   What indicas is not an mSATA port unless it is the other way around, you could indicate the model of your computer to see the features and verify that no, or a slot, I leave an image for yours da mSATA port.  On changing the plate with mSATA port, you should know that possibly cost you more than a new team, it is one thing you must think about it. Regards.



Click on the star to say thanks.Please mark if it solves your problem.No work for LENOVO I volunteer.

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I'm working with a Lenovo Y580 - 59359513. It comes with windows 8 preinstalled, uefi and all that other jazz. I've made my recovery usb drive, I've made my system image. The msata I installed is an m4 msata 256GB CT256M4SSD3. This drive is recognized in the bios. The disc shows in windows 8 install process. This drive formats and partitions in disk management. The 1 TB HDD is removed. I'm contemplating using it in another system possibly. Was originally going to keep it as a storage drive but I realized my ps3 could use the storage upgrade.

After not being able to recover via a lenovo provided recovery solution, I decided to Download en_windows_8_x64_dvd_915440.iso and checked it against the hash SHA-1: 1CE53AD5F60419CF04A715CF3233F247E48BEEC4

I make a DVD and a bootable usb both of which boot just fine. It seems to accept my bios stored key as it doesn't prompt for one. Everything is good until I choose my SSD partition. I get:

"Windows can't be installed on drive 1 partition 4. (Show details)"

partition 4 is the primary partition the installer creates for me when I delete all partitions and have it repartition for me. Showing details gets me:

"Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu."

I've heard of many people booting off of their msata. One person I remember having the same exact model as me. Sata controller i... Read more

A:Msata does not boot.

Take a look at this post about Lenovo PC' s with Preinstalled Windows 8.
Moving pre-installed Windows 8 from HDD to SSD

How to Migrate OS to new Hard disk.

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I have the dell inspiron 15r 7520. I am planning of installing an mSATA drive into the laptop(I'll have to change the daughterboard and in the process of doing the same). So my question is what is the process of making my laptop boot from the mSATA drive and if I'm successful in doing so, will I be getting the genuine windows 8 OS that came pre-installed with my laptop?

A:Boot from mSATA

It could be done but Dell doesn't recommend it. Whether your recovery disks will work, I do not know. You may question this on the Dell forum

Clean install of Windows MSARTA
How to clean install Windows 7 or 8 on MSATA(SSD) drive - Desktop General Hardware Forum - Desktop - Dell Community

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The 1st mSATA SSD I got to know is Intel 310, but they only offer 40GB and 80GB model, for me, a 120GB one would be my 1st choice.
Later in many forums, I saw Renice has their X3 mSATA SSD 120GB, it is the 1st mSATA based on SF controller, I got mine from here 2 weeks before, speed is fast, its reliability still asks for longer time use to evaluate.
Benchmarks attached below:

A:mSATA SSD 120GB

Woops, I got my Renice mSATA 120GB from B2CIT last week, back to their site today, they are holding a 10days group buy of only USD249.9 for the mSATA 120GB including the adapter. My mSATA 120GB cost me USD299.9 and the adapter cost me another USD15.

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A:Is it possible to install mSATA in any of the P50 ...

Good day.
 
I suppose you could install an mSATA SSD into the 2.5" SATA space with something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Micro-SATA-Cables-MSATA-ADPT-Adapter/dp/B004YKJ5TE
 
And while there appear to be mSATA-to-m.2 adapters, like this: https://www.amazon.com/mSATA-Mini-PCI-Adapter-Converter/dp/B00OQ1Y5UA, I think that the extra width of the mSATA wouldn't work in either of the m.2 slots without impinging on something.
 
Regards.
 
(Disclaimer: I don't have a P50. Just going by what I see in the hardware manual: https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/p50_hmm_en_sp40j71944_01.pdf)

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Hello, my question for all you is if I can't take advantage off a msata ssd in my laptop dv6910el. I have an ssd on the hdd bay and a second hdd on the cd/dvd bay.Thanks and sorry for my english.











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A:Make use of msata ssd

Hi Paul, how are you doing my friend ? Check the hard drivers supported for this model:Unfortunately it doesn't work SSD. I hope that helps !I would give a great kindness ...If the question is clarified, mark my answer as "resolved" and click on the icon of the "hand" to provide "congratulations" in gratitude.Have a nice day my friend !

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Can I upgrade my laptop with an ssd any kind? Preferably mSATA ssd .

A:mSATA ssd for my laptop

Here's the Service manual: Manual See p. 78. It does support a SATA type M.2 mSSD, but you have to remove the motherboard to install it. You have a 1 TB 5400 rpm mechanical hard drive and it would be a little easier to install a 2.5 inch SATA SSD in place of the hard drive but 1 TB and larger SSDs are pretty expensive.  Post back with any more questions.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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Hello
Some time ago I've bought Vostro 3460 i7 version. Now I would like to extend the hardware using mSATA drive but after opening the I've noticed that there is no mSATA slot. I've made some search on net and found that there are two types of daughter boards one with mSATA / other without.
So ma question is if may I buy and replace the board that I posses with the one with daughter board. Similar to this?
Thank you for answer
Best Regards
Michal

A:mSATA connector

You can certainly do that, but realize that mSATA is usually 3G/s, not the 6G you'd get by replacing the hard drive with a 2.5" SATA 6G SSD.

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Hi, want to upgrade my notebook HP 15-AY012DX and can't find information are there any mSATA or m.2 slot in it? Or I just need to buy ordinary SATA 2.5 SSD?













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A:mSata or m.2 on hp 15-AY012DX

@Falcomaster As soon as I seen these videos I remembered that I did not like this particular design!!! HP 15-ay000 Notebook PC series - FRU Remove/Replace Videos https://h20574.www2.hp.com/results.htm?SID=10862300&MEID=DCF73E2E-B847-414F-A43F-52FCC65135C9 Click on SSD. You can only have a SSD or regular SATA. Sorry. They take up the same bay. REO

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Hello finally I got my L440 and made RAM upgrade to 16GB and I also want it to have an SSD. After reading all the manuals and forum messages I think that it have  a sutiable port for an mSATA SDD which will solve my problem in a great way without replacing anything.
 
My question is, my machine didn't come with an mSATA or WWAN option. While making the RAM upgrade I checked the ports and there is only one seems to be suitable for mSATA but since area is too small I couldn't be sure if it is the one. Can you please check the attachment and tell me if any mSATA will fit in that port? Or maybe it is not for mSATA and I should go with the traditional SSD solutions by replacing the disc?
 
Thanks
 
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A:msata SSD for L440?

Hi,
 
According to the Hardware Maintenance Manual, page 70 that slot is for a WWAN card or M.2 SSD.  An mSATA SSD will not fit.
 
From what I read here in the boards, finding a high capacity SSD in the right physical size is  a problem.  There are multiple sizes - IIRC the 42mm version is used in Lenovo laptops.
 
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I have lenovo G50-45 with Amd A6-6310 so does it have extra slot for msata ssd or the onlyone for networkor if i want i must replace hdd with 2.5 ssd  also second question about VGA cardsometime it be R5 M230 and some times as redon HD 8500Mwhich better to use also can i use Apu processor vga with external vga card or one of them only used

A:can i add msata ssd in G50-45 A6 -A6310 with Hdd

Hi antonygamal , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums. 
 
Common to the G series (page28), 2.5-inch, 7 mm / 9.5 mm SATA  ? 320 GB / 500 GB / 1TB 5,400 rpm 
Product specification:
Some: HDD / SATA 3.0Gb/s, 2.5" wide, 7mm or 9.5mm highSome: SSHD with 8GB NAND ?ash memory 
Option for SSD would be replacing the HDD similar to this discussion. 
M.2 PCIE slot are electronically available only for WLAN components.
 
As per benchmark comparison : 
Radeon R5 M230  Significantly more memory : 4,096 MB , Higher clock speed 825 MHz
HD 8570M : Significantly better T-Rex score :   1,024 MB , 750 MHz 
 
With the switchable graphics only one display adapter can be used at a time. 
 
Hope this help answer your query.
 
Regards

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Hello Community, just subscribe to the Forum. I bought one week ago a B580 Notebook with i-5, 1TB, 4 GB and added 4 GB and a 60 GB mSATA.It was configured with Windows 8 and only a big partition for use. The other hidden parttitions belongs to Win8 and LENOVO. First I had to repartition the drive: Using a SW to backup the installation of Win8 to an external drive ( size was appr. 20 GB), with the same tool I deleted the installation and set up new partitions as my house standards (4). Afterwards I restored the Win 8 installation and did an upgrade to Win8 Prof. Those were the simpler tasks. I got a lot of problems as I tried to install SW to use the mSATA drive for acceleration, I spent almost two days to search appropriate drivers at the LENOVO drivers site for B580 and Win8, but none of the available drivers did work (h4iv07ww.exe).Even the BIOS did not show the mSATA drive. To checkout the function of the mSATA I removed the hard disk, installled Win8 Pro to the mSATA. It was working very fast a expected. Setting back the hard drive the notebook did work only with the 1GB drive. Sometimes I could boot from the mSATA drive (F12), but that's not what i like to do - it saves no time during boot! Is there an expert from LENOVO who could help? The Lenovo support on phone was not able to help.   












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A:B580 mSATA

hi LuigiMunich,
 
Welcome to the Forums.
 
Upon checking the specs on the B580 Notebook, there's an optional 16GB or 32GB mSATA SSD that uses Diskeeper's Expresscache software for data caching.
 
If you have a Sandisk SSD, check these articles:
ExpressCache & IFFS Partition Recreation
ExpressCache software is not installed (this is for Thinkpad units but same aspects applies to Ideapad)
 
If you have different brand of mSATA SSD, the Expresscache software may not work (haven't tested this yet as there's no available unit here in the lab) 
 
 
Hope this helps

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After owning a T530 for exactly 5 years, we've decided to finally put a msata SSD into it. Should have done it sooner, since the prices of msata drives are truly ridiculous nowadays. But as the years went by we've figured we should wait because prices were going to drop. Well, now we know that was a mistake, heh. Anyway, AFAIK if you don't have a WWAN card (which we don't) we can install a msata SSD into the PCI express slot. We were wondering, which type of msata SSD should we buy? Is it an M.2 drive or just plain msata? Is there a difference? We were aiming for a SAMSUNG 850 EVO mSATA 250GB MZ-M5E250BW (http://tinyurl.com/yans5exn) or (if we decide to cheap out) MyDigitalSSD 120GB (128GB) Bullet Proof 4 Eco (BP4e V2) MDMS-BP4e-128(http://tinyurl.com/ycbbt7q7). Would these be ok? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. 





T530: i7-3630QM, 16GB DDR3-1600, NVS 5400M, 2x1TB 7200RPM, 9-cell, HD+ 1600x900, WinXP Pro/Win7 Pro 64-bit L430: i3-2370M, 8GB DDR3-1600, HD 3000, 750GB 7200RPM, 6-cell, HD 1366 x 768, Win7 Home 64-bit

A:T530 and msata

The slot in the T530 supports mSATA not m.2.  They are not the same.
 
I'd expect any mSATA SSD to work, but there can always be individual compatibility issues.
 
Hopefully someone else here has experience with the models you link and can give you a direct answer.
 
Z.
 

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My notebook comes with a 1 TB hdd .I was wondering if there's any way to add another sdd alongside this hdd ( so i wont lose capacity ) in a msata slot .does my notebook come with an msata slot ?

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Hello all,Is the Aspire xc-710 compatible with any msata type hard drives? I am struggling with storage space, the two sata ports are occupied by two 3.5" HDD but I want to put ESXi on the box, but I cannot do this without some more storage space. I was thinking maybe i could replace the wifi module with an msata device? Thanks

A:Aspire xc-710 and msata

your model has 2 M.2 ports and one can be used of for a  M.2 2280 SSD.it's near the ATX power connector on the mainboard.

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Just got two new X230 laptops. Will this model take an mSATA SSD? Is the mSATA slot 6 Gbs or 3Gbs? Any recommendations are appreciated.













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A:X230 mSATA SSD

yes it takes the mSATA in the WWAN mPCIe slot under the palmrest. mSATA speed is 3Gbs.

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Hi all. As mentioned in the subject I have a p50 I am transitioning to. I am trying to move a Samsung 850 mSata ssd drive from my current system into the p50. I would like to use the second 'Ssd' bay as i also have a spinning drive I need to move into the 2.5in 3rd slot. I have looked through the forums and did not notice if there was an adapter I would be able to utilize. Any assistance would be most appreciated. Thanks!!

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120GB mSATA SSD I am trying to decide between two choices for my W520. Currently, I am running two HDD. 1) Buy the 120GB mSATA SSD (see above link) for $140. 2) Buy the Crucial 512GB 2.5" SSD for $400 and replace one of the HDD Which way do you recommend? Thanks in advance.











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A:W520 mSATA SSD

I'm probably not telling you anything you didn't already know.  The mSATA slot (pci-e) is SATA II as compared ot your 2.5" SSD which is SATA III.  The crucial will have better performace.  I'm not sure how big your HDDs are and how much you store on your computer, but if they are sufficient in size for you I would recommend one of these two options.   1. By a 30GB mSATA and use Intel Rapid Boot Technology to turn your HDDs effectively into hybrid SSD/HDD.   2. Use the $140 to replace one of your HDDs with a 120GB-200GB (depending on how good of a shopper you are). Put your OS and most used programs on it.  Store music, pictures, and less used programs on the HDD.  This option will give better performance than your option 1) and won't break the bank like your option 2).  If you do it right, this will give you just as good as performance as your option 2) most of the time.    




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Hi,I have a W520 - 42844MG - bios 1.42I would like to add a msata hd like the Samsung 840 evo msata or the crucial m550 msata, both 512gb.- I didn't understand if my computer support these hd capacity.- I cannot find which speed support my msata connector 3gb/s, 6gb/s.Please help me!Thanks in advance for your kind helpMA











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A:W520 ssd mSATA 512???

mattia_albicini wrote:Hi,I have a W520 - 42844MG - bios 1.42I would like to add a msata hd like the Samsung 840 evo msata or the crucial m550 msata, both 512gb.- I didn't understand if my computer support these hd capacity.- I cannot find which speed support my msata connector 3gb/s, 6gb/s.Please help me!Thanks in advance for your kind helpMA
The mSata port in the W520 is SATA2 (3gb/s). There is no problem using either the Samsung 840 EVO or Crucial M550 in the system (I have the Crucial M550 512gb mSata installed in my personal system)

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