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T470 NVMe SSD enclosure

Q: T470 NVMe SSD enclosure

Hey everyone,I was upgrading the NVMe SSD and was wondering what is the funtiuon of the rubbbery part (which sits on top of the SSD drive) shown in the photo.This part got a bit dirty but didn't know how to clean it. Will it cause problems moving forward? Thanks

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Preferred Solution: T470 NVMe SSD enclosure

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

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Hi,  I have a T470 with a Toshiba NVMe disk and recently bought a Samsung 970 Pro in order to replace the original one.  I put the two drives on another computer but the original drive seems to be bitlocked. So, I put the original drive back to check for the bitlocker status. Here is the info from the manage-bde -status command:  Disk volumes that can be protected withBitLocker Drive Encryption:Volume C: [Windows][OS Volume]Size: 237.23 GBBitLocker Version: 2.0Conversion Status: Used Space Only EncryptedPercentage Encrypted: 100.0%Encryption Method: XTS-AES 128Protection Status: Protection OnLock Status: UnlockedIdentification Field: UnknownKey Protectors:Numerical PasswordTPM How am I going to clone the drive? Do I need to disable any protection before starting the process? Or am I just going to put the two drives together and run a clonning software? Any suggestions for a software? 

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Hi everyone, I recently bought a T470 and it came with a Toshiba 512GB Nvme drive (I think its XG4). Just wondering if those of you with this drive are using the default windows drivers or the drivers made for the OCZ-RD400 drive as shown in this thread (https://www.win-raid.com/t29f25-Recommended-AHCI-RAID-and-NVMe-Drivers.html).I have read some comments on how there is poorer performance on this drive compared to the Samsung PM961 drive and I was wondering if you guys have noticed the same with the T470.Thanks for your input

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Planning to upgrade the T470 with an SSD and trying to decide between  Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OAJ412U  For an extra $86, I could get this drive, adapter and cable:Samsung 960 EVO Series - 250GB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD (MZ-V6E250BW)https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-960-EVO-Internal-MZ-V6E250BW/dp/B01LYFKX41 https://lenovo.encompass.com/item/11093685/Lenovo/01AX994/Ct470_Adapter_Hdd_Asm_Brackethttps://lenovo.encompass.com/item/11093086/Lenovo/00UR496/Cable_M.2_Ssd Apparently, the 960 EVO would give me about 2 to 3 times faster performance than the SATA SSD. Which one would you guys choose if it were you considering the usage is mainly coding and watching videos? Any insights would be great. Thank you. 

A:SATA or PCIe NVMe SSD for Thinkpad T470?

Yoga2Pro_23 wrote:...
Which one would you guys choose if it were you considering the usage is mainly coding and watching videos? Any insights would be great. Thank you. 

That depends.  Are we spending your money or mine?
 
Given your use case I'd probably use the extra $ to go with a 500GB 2.5" SSD.  Then again, I'm a spec snob and might not be able to resist the NVMe drive.
 
As you've already figured out, the 470 only uses 2 PCIe lanes so that limits the NVMe SSD to something like 1700MB/sec.  The SATA unit would be more like 500MB/sec or so.  In practice, you'd probably never notice a difference.
 
FWIW,
Z.

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Before removing the HDD from my T470 I made a Clonezilla image.  I then installed the Samsung 960 and restored the image.  Unfortunately upon booting into Windows I was greeted with "Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart", so that did not work.  I have done many Clonezilla images and restores, but not between two completely different drive technologies.  So if anyone has been able to get this to work with either a T470 or similar laptop, what cloning software did you use, and did you do it with an image backup/restore, or direct clone with the HDD connected to the laptop with either a SATA to USB, or SATA to USB-c cable (If that's the case what cable worked OK)..

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Im looking for an external SSD enclosure that supports the SSD in the Lenovo T470, and the T460 if possible.

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I have ThinkPad T470/T470s, and I'm wondering how can we secure erase the nvme ssds? It does not accept ATA commands.

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I have ThinkPad T470/T470s, and I'm wondering how can we secure erase the nvme ssds? It does not accept ATA commands.

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I just purchased a y700 and am quite happy with the thing.   BUT, I swapped out the 128g m.2 with something larger and am now looking for an enclosure so I can use the 128g externally - usb-style.  It's PCIe nvme.  Has anyone had any luck finding an external solution for these types of ssds?

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Hello everyone, I'm willing to buy a T470 or a T470P in the next weeks, with a 512gb pcie nvme ssd, but the price for it in my country (almost 400?) is very overpriced, I would prefer to buy an ssd separately.As I saw in the T470 review by Notebookcheck, the pcie nvme ssd takes place in the 2.5" slot via adapter. Is there a way to buy that adapter separately ?I didn't manage to find any reference for that specific part during my researches. Thank you.Regards,

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I own a T470 with a Lenovo branded 256GB NVME drive, running Windows 7. The drive is thnSn5256gpuk according to device manager. Looks like this is a rebranded OCZ XG3/4 drive. --- I am getting fairly inconsistent write performance on this drive. According to both crystaldiskmark and as benchmarks, the write performance will sometimes be 700mb/s, other times 300mb/s. I can run the test once, it will show up 700mb/s, run again, and it will be 300mb/s. --- I have tried switching over to the ocz nvme windows 7 drivers, which work just fine btw. But to no avail, microsoft nvme drivers or the ocz ones, both have the same symptoms. --- Anyone able to get consistent write performance from this setup? --- NOTE: Please don't sudgest upgrading my bios, flashing the newest firmware on the ssd or making sure write cache is enabled in device manager... Or any of the low hanging fruit... I've spent about 5 hours trying to get proper (as per the spec of the drive, from the toshiba site) write performance on this drive.

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My new purchased T470s laptop (Serial Number: PC0S7E53 Machine Type Model: 20HGS24J00) is equiped with a 256GB PCLe SSD. The SSD is neither Samsung nor Toshiba. It's called LENSE20256MSP34MEAT2A ?! I don't even know how to search the specs of such part, as there is totally no information for such ssd in Google! But the key point is the SSD obtained a relatively low write speed compared with other NVMe SSD. As shown in test record by crystaldiskmark, the write speed is only 160 MB/s. Is this normal? Is it possible to ask for a change of SSD? Because my purchase is still within 7 days. Also, the battery is not that long-lasting as it claimed to be (10.5 hours). I charged until 100% and use the laptop for document reading with some online search in Wikipedia. The battery performance has been set to "better battery" and I didn't play videos and music in the process. The battery runs into 17% in 4 to 5 hours. Although I didn't expect it will hit 10.5 hours, but it is too much beyond that???? Could everyone help me with this? Is it normal or is that any possible solutions? Thank you! 

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Hello, Samsung 970 is the best SSD in the market and it cost me 460 Euro to buy the Samsung 970 Evo NVMe M.2 SSD 2TB  in order to make my T470 20HD achive Read/Write 3.500 and 2.500 MBps. But this expensive SSD is running half of its speed on T470 20HD read and write 1748 and 1685 MBps. While most Laptops with Intel dual core ( https://www.userbenchmark.com/  )  with Samsung 970 Evo they got ( read and write speeds: 3.500 and 2.500 MBps respectively).   T470 20HD read and write 1748 and 1685 MBps.   From Lenovo website I bought this (Tray 1 for ThinkPad M.2 SSD drive Cost: Euro 30):   I am not fine with T470 20HD half speeds of read and write 1748 and 1685 MBps.Looking forward to hearing from youthank you in advanced.

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I have just purchased a new Dell XPS 8920 that comes configured with a 250GB NVMe M2 drive as the boot drive and I?d like to replace this with a Samsung 1TB 960 Pro MVMe M2 drive however I can find no way to load the Dell OS Recovery in a way that it can see the new disk and load Windows 10.   BIOS sees the drive, but not the recovery tool.   Has anyone got any suggestions or tried to do this?

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Microsoft has released NVMe Hotfixes 2990941 & 3087873 that add native NVMe drivers to Windows 7.
However if I am say installing Windows 7 SP1 on say Samsung NVme drive and Samsung has released suitable drivers in the form of INF, SYS and CAT files, do I really need to integrate these MS Hotfixes in Windows 7?
Can Windows 7 SP1 supplied with Samsung NVMe drivers (Either slip streamed or during install) be able to detect Samsung NVMe drive and install itself on to it?
As the title says are those MS Hotfixes a must (sort of pre-requsite) to get NVMe drive detected during installation, apart from any vendor provided drivers?
Thanks.

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up until windows preview build 14986, the pcie driver "Mobile 6th Generation Intel(R) Processor Family I/O PCI Express Root Port #5 - 9D14" (v10.1.1.27) correctly detects the "Standard NVM Express Controller" storage controller and the Toshiba THNSN5512GPU7 NVMe disk attached to it. starting with windows preview build 15002 (and 15007), the included pcie driver has troubles detecting the storage controller - during bootup, it is detected 4 times, with each time on a different device id. subsequently, the drive is also added 4 times, resulting in boot controller errors & timeouts and failed sleep mode/shutdowns. the included chipset driver in these latest builds seem to have been bumped to v10.1.1.33. the problem can easily be replicated by using unmodified recovery boot usb sticks made from the official isos, and then checking in a recovery console. it is thus not related to anything installed in my system.

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Hi, in technical specs I don't see if the SSD is a SATA or an NVMe type. I understand there are PCIe ports, but didn't get if the SSD is connected to PCIe or not and if it is an NVMe or just SATA protocol. Thanks !!!

A:XPS8920 - NVMe SSD is in ? If not, is an NVMe disk compatible with this system?

Dell's sales site offers both 256 GB and 512 GB PCIe NVMe SSDs for the XPS 8920. So that should answer your question:
accessories.us.dell.com/.../category.aspx

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This is probably documented somewhere, but I wish to confirm normal behavior. Can I install M.2 SATA device in one of the two M.2-size slots, and NVME device in the other? Thank you.

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I am looking for a new laptop. I currently have a X121e and recall it being extremely easy to configure on Lenovo's site. So I decided to look at the X270. However, having had great difficulty even starting to configure it (apparently, Lenovo does not favour Firefox any longer), I'm currently having trouble understanding the choices. The first is the choice between PCIe and SATA PointingDevice. Following some discussion, I gather this has nothing to do with any kind of pointing device, but affects my HDD/SSD choices. OK, so let's see what the PCIe choices give me. I get 5 'first hard drive' options. (Nothing I do gets me a 'second hard drive' option, so not sure about this. Or rather, I almost understand this now I've read the platform specification, the user manual, the hardware maintenance manual and various posts on Reddit. Lenovo do like to make buying a challenge!) Now, however, I've reached the end of my google-fu. Intel 256 GB Solid State Drive OPAL2.0 PCIe-NVMe256 GB Solid State Drive PCIe-NVMe OPAL2.0 - CapableIntel 512 GB Solid State Drive OPAL2.0 PCIe-NVMe512 GB Solid State Drive, PCIe-NVMe OPAL2.01 TB Solid State Drive OPAL2.0 PCIe-NVMeI understand the difference beween 1/2 and 3/4 and 5 is obviously size. Fine. But what is the difference between 1 and 2, and between 3 and 4? 1 and 3 are Intel, whereas 2 and 4 are what? Not-Intel? Presumably, Then what's wrong with the Intel drives, that the unbranded versions are cheaper than the branded ones?... Read more

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Hi,My fingerprint reader wont work in windows 10 1803,it says device cannot start (code 10)I have read several forum posts about this and the solution seems to be to roll back to an old driver, then reinstall a new one but the links dont have the older driver listed anymore.could anyone help me with this? Thanks the driver that might work is a 26mb driver

A:t470 fpr

Hello and welcome,
 
The older versions are still on the server.  Copy the link to the current version and replace the file name with whatever version you're looking for.  They're listed at the bottom of the readme.
 
I don't encourage this... try it at your own risk... Well, it's not BIOS. A driver is probably safe to fiddle this way.  Still, you're on your own
 
Z.

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Hi all, My T470 has M.2 SSD, but I'd like to be able to install standard 2.5" SSD I have. What's the part number of a cable that I need for that? Couldn't google it. Thanks













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A:T470 with 2.5" SSD

HiFRU 00UR495 - HDD/SSD cablehttps://download.lenovo.com//Images/Parts/00UR495/3.jpgBTW, how does the "WWAN" mention in the thread title match the message content? )

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I have a T470 with 256 SSD drive installed. Is it possible to add a second drive, specifically HDD ?Thanks

A:T470 256 SSD add HDD

no. StorageSystem has one HDD slot or one M.2 2280 slot exclusively for storageSome: HDD / SATA 6.0Gb/s, 2.5" wide, 7mm high, Active Protection SystemSome: SSD / SATA 6.0Gb/s, 2.5" wide, 7mm high (e.g. xxxGB SSD)Some: M.2 SSD / PCIe NVMe, PCIe 3.0 x 2, 16Gb/sSome: 128GB M.2 SSD / SATA 6.0Gb/s, in WWAN slot as 2nd Storage Reference:http://psref.lenovo.com/Product/ThinkPad/ThinkPad_T470 Maybe you could add M.2 2242 SSD sata in the WWAN slot. https://download.lenovo.com/parts/ThinkPad/t470_frubom_20170426.pdf

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Hey guys,  im new to the forum and looking to jump into the t470. i currently have a t520 which is dated. due to cost im looking to get the version with a HDD. i personally do upgrades my self.  i have read that all you need is a cage/kit for the m.2 ssd to sit in for the t470? is it possible to change from HDD to sdd or the new nvme m.2 ssd?   

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I'm looking for upgrading my existing SSD with encryption. Would ThinkPad drive password and BIOS cryptographic extension work with new series of Intel FDE SSDs like 910?  

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Hey, guys.Is it possible to install keyboard bezel and keyboard from T25 on T470? Since anniversary model is almost like T470, maybe it is possible, can anyone acknowledge it?Or if maybe anyone have detailed pictures of motherbord to confirm that connectors are the same?

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Hi All, i currently have a T470, and am having difficulty using the ALT Key in combination with numerical input to create special characters. Looking around the net i cant see anyone who has reported this issue. as an example i'm trying to use ALT + 0160 to input a space for a program, but using the laptop keyboard i have no response, however if i plug in a USB full size keyboard then use this coding it works perfectly fine. as i work away from home/office for about a 3rd of my time i cant easily carry a keyboard around with me whilst programming. has anyone come across anything similar or have any thoughts on how to correct this problem. Cheers  Robin

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Hello, I would like to upgrade my stock 1x8GB 2400 MHz module to 2x16GB.There are two options I am considering: 1. Kingston 32GB DDR4-2400MHz SODIMM CL14 HyperX Impact Black Series (2x16GB)2. Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 32GB Kit (2 x 16GB) DDR4-2400 SODIMM I would like to go for the Kingston because of lower CL, but it is not listed on Kingston website as compatible with T470 - i can't see why. Could there be any problem with that memory in T470?The second one is listed as compatible on Crucial website. Thanks for any help.

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We just received our first T470 laptop and it came with Nvme drive THNSF5256GPUK. I'm having a hard time install windows 7 on it. I'm able to create a bootable windows 7 with Usb 3.0 drives but when I go to select hard drive, there is no hard drive listed there. Anyone else had this issue? Were you able to sucessfully install windows 7 on T470? I did install the KB2990941 to the boot.wim and install.wim.Thank you

A:T470 with Windows 7?

Try this, boot up to the Windows Installation USB, and then at the welcome screen  press Shift + F10 and it should open a command window. In the command window type:   diskpartAt the DISKPART> prompt, type:  list disk You should get a display showing the available disks, most likely the SSD will be Disk 0 if the only drive install, but if not note the Disk number of the SSD and replace the x in the command with that number. Type: select disk x     which should return "Disk x is now the selected disk"Type: clean Close the command window and proceed with the installation and see if it will complete normally. Good Luck,   

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Hi, I do not know much about computers at all, but I need more space on my T470 for college I wanted to upgrade to a 1TB Samsung 860 evo, this one specifically: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1382499-REG/samsung_mz_76e1t0b_am_860_evo_1tb_internal.html?a... I just wanted to double check that this will fit the form factor/ interface of the T470 laptop before I buy it.  Thank you,Nick

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Hi All,I'd like to know if anybody has successfully used any retail 500GB 2.5" SATA SSDs in the t470? My system shipped with a 500GB 7200RPM drive, so I just want to swap it out with a SATA SSD and not backorder the NVMe cable adapter etc. I see from the parts list only 2 that are listed compatible, but they are 3x more expensive than they should be:Samsung MZ-7LN512ASandisk SD8TB8U-512G-1001   (x400) I'm looking at these, which are all affordable: Samsung 860 EVO 500GBKingston A400 or UV500 480GBIntel 545s 512GBWD Blue 500GB. If anybody has any of these models (or others I haven't thought of) running reliably in their T470 I'd love to hear from you.Thanks!

A:SATA SSD for T470?

Any 2.5" wide, 7mm high SSD will work just fine in your T470, and will install with no modifications. The Samsung 860 EVO is one of the fastest SATA SSD's out there, and with a 5-year warranty it is always a good choice.  Cheers,

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Hi,My T470 is a year old and I would like to add an SSD to it so that I can run virtual machines. I've read that the mSATA form factor isn't compatible with the T470 and that the M2. Sata is the only compatible form factor. Is this true? Many thanks,lionel

A:Adding an SSD to my T470

Storage:System has one HDD slot or one M.2 2280 slot exclusively for storageSome: HDD / SATA 6.0Gb/s, 2.5" wide, 7mm high, Active Protection System?Some: SSD / SATA 6.0Gb/s, 2.5" wide, 7mm high (e.g. xxxGB SSD)Some: M.2 SSD / PCIe NVMe, PCIe 3.0 x 2, 16Gb/sSome: 128GB M.2 SSD / SATA 6.0Gb/s, in WWAN slot as 2nd Storage, mutually exclusive with WWAN and WiGig Reference:http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20T470/ThinkPad_T470_Platform_Specificatio... (1) The HDD slot is spinner or 2.5 inch SSD.(2) PCI/e slot is M2 2280. 1 or 2. Not both. (3) WWAN slot, if available is mSata 2242. SATA only. Also known as NGFF, next generation form factor.

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Is it possible to use a USB C-to-DisplayPort adapter and the DisplayPort connector on the Pro Dock at the same time ? I called tech support and was transferred back and forth and noone knows.

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Hi all, My T470 has M.2 SSD, but I'd like to be able to install standard 2.5" SSD I have. What's the part number of a cable that I need for that? Couldn't google it. Thanks

A:T470 ssd and WWAN

HiFRU 00UR495 - HDD/SSD cablehttps://download.lenovo.com//Images/Parts/00UR495/3.jpgBTW, how does the "WWAN" mention in the thread title match the message content? )

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Hello: I'd like to buy a 16 GB (2 x 8GB) RAM kit for my ThinkPad T470 (SKU # 20JM000CUS) Is this Crucial SKU compatible:CT2K8G4SFS824Ahttp://www.crucial.com/usa/en/ct2k8g4sfs824aDDR4 PC4-19200 ? CL=17 ? Single Ranked ? x8 based ? Unbuffered ? NON-ECC ? DDR4-2400 ? 1.2V ? 1024Meg x 64 ? I searched but I couldn't find any compatibility information for the T470 on the Crucial website. Thanks in advance

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Hello, am thinking of upgrading my old 24" ThinkVision 1200p monitor to a bigger 27" P27h 1440p monitor, but will the Intel HD 620 be able to handle 2460x1440 resolution? I tried last week a 4K monitor, and the whole system just slowed down, almost not usable, but would like a bigger and better screen, and at 27" 1440p is the minimum I think a screen should be to get decent PPI without scaling. Will be conected to my Thinkpad 25 through the ultra dock with display cable, only the external monitor will be used, turns off the laptop screen, and only one monitor. Will mostly just be using office apps, but also web, youtube, video and photo edit casual gaming (like AOE and Starcraft II).

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Hello Community, I have the following question. I just got a T470 Lenovo ThinkPad (Product Name: 20HES18R0H, LENOVO_MT_20HE_BU_Think_FM_ThinkPad T470). System comes with 8GB's RAM (DDR4, 2133 MHz, Part Number: RMSA3260ME78HAF-2666, Manufacturer: 0443, as reported by dmidecode). I would like to extend system's memory by getting 8 more GB's. The question is what are my options? In order to avoid problems, I believe that I must buy a memory card that matches my existing one. Thus, what are my choises? Which memory cards do you recommend? Thanks.

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Hello, I bought a lightly used T470 with 256gb PCIe SSD and just received a "new" 512gb Samsung PM961 PCIe SSD pulled from a new laptop. I've downloaded the recovery media to USB drive and was planning on just doing a fresh install of everything after upgrading the SSD.This is my first time to replace SSD or hard drive so I'm sorry for these basic questions, but:1) If I'm planning on selling the 256gb SSD that is coming out what should I do to wipe it or prepare it for someone else?2) Is there anything I should do to the replacement 512gb SSD after installation to ensure it is clean either before or after re-installing windows?3) Is there anything else I should be aware of or that I should think about since I'm doing this for the first time? I also have a new internal battery (it did not originally have one) and a WWAN card that I'm going to install. Should I do these in stages (SSD and Windows install first, then internal battery, then WWAN card) to make sure all is working properly? Thanks very much 

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We had a motherboard go bad on a T470.  We had service guy come out and replace the board.  But now I am trying to re-image the laptop with Windows 7 and I am unable to do it.  I am unable to get any logs because the usb drives are not installed at the point it fails.  I have reached out to our higher IT people and they have no clue.   Any Ideas?

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Hi,I have a problem,when I press FN + F1 ,don't appear to be working. And the FN + F2 it locked.The FN key just like Thinkpad 25.Driver is the latest version.Anyone have a solution or are experiencing similar issues? Thanks.

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Hello,I have a T470s that will not power up. I have had the laptop for 6+ months and it was working Friday with out any issues. I come in on Monday and go to power it on and all i get is a bunch of tones/sounds out of it. If i hit the FN key it will make a different set of sounds when then when i power it up. I have tried the reset button on the bottom of the laptop, which has not helped. It currently is running Windows . Any help would be appreciated.  UPDATE: I did further research on this and the error code is a 0001 and it is showing as a System Board Error.

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Hi,I have a T470 with 8Gb ram. In order to upgrade to 16Gb (8Gb×2), I intented to buy this 8Gb ram :http://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/products/dram/pc-dram/ddr4-sodimm/M471A1G43DB0?ia=2429 Will it be fully compatible? Thanks a lot for your help

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Been a T owner off and on since the IBM days.   T's just last so back again and picked up a nice refurb T470.   However, unexpectedly I never even considered that the light (bezel or keyboard) was optional.   Thus, I chatted online with a Lenovo rep who said I would have to post to the forum as there is no direct email for comment.   Okay, everyone can now laugh at me...and say, you committed an ID 10 T error and always review ALL specs. No problems with the machine, infact, it appears practically brand new - replaced a i5 Alienware 13 (3yrs and down hill after 1yr).   But, I honestly expected the keyboard to light up - nope, that is an optional feature.   Maybe I was just lucky before, but I thought the light feature was standard for the T series as a business laptop on the go.   Not returning the machine...and I do think the keyboard can be upgraded to the backlit? Thanks Lenovo for making a strong laptop ... been a T series Thinkpad fanboy for too many years to note.   Didn't want everyone to see my hiccup on my part, but, I do miss the Light. Sincerely, NormPierre SD

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Hello, I just ordered a second-hand T470 with a 256gb PCIe SSD and I plan on upgrading to a 500gb or 512gb SSD but trying to decide which way to go. I'm quite a novice regarding this stuff, so please forgive me. I think I read somewhere that due to the way the drive is connected a M.2 PCIe SSD may not be noticeably any better than a 2.5 SSD. Would that be correct?  I would be doing mostly basic small business computing- Excel (nothing complicated), Quickbooks, multiple browsers, Outlook, email, etc. The laptop is a t470, FHD touchscreen, i5-7300, 8gb, 256gb PCIe and I plan on adding and utilizing a WWAN card.I currently have a 3-yr old Samsung 840EVO 2.5 SSD in my T420 that I could possibly just use or could purchase a new Samsung 850EVO/Pro 2.5 SSD or 960EVO/ Pro M.2 PCIe. Any suggestions? Value is a factor. Also, I've read that only certain part numbers of the EM7455 WWAN card will work with the newer T470. Can anyone verify what I need to look for? Thanks for your help

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I am currently the happy owner of a T430. I have 750gb SSD in my HDD bay, 250gb SSD in the M2 bay and a 1.5 TB harddisk in the DVD slot. I need, as you can see, a lot of storage capacity. I would like to by a new laptop - preferably Lenovo T470 (TPs have served me extremely well since its inception). Now, it appears I cannot get so much storage in a new T470. Samsung recently announced 970 EVO NVMe M.2. with 2TB. I was wondering if I can install this in a T470 and how I can possibly add to this. So, my basic question is, how much of what storage can I put in a new T470 as it currently stands.

A:T470 - hopw much SSD can I put into it.

Hi,
 
I'd expect that 2TB SSD to work as long as it's 2280, PCIe,  and you have the SSD mounting bracket and cable in the T470.  But that's just an educated guess at this point.
 
The 470 also has a 2242 m.2 SATA slot (the WWAN/SSD slot) that can be used to add capacity.  To my knowledge the largest available is 512GB.
 
Minor nit: your T430 has an mSATA slot, not m.2.
 
BTW, your post subject doesn't seem to quite match the content.
 
Z.

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