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T470. T570, P51s Can I have OS in m2.2242 SSD

Q: T470. T570, P51s Can I have OS in m2.2242 SSD

Hello, I am planning to buy T470,570 or P51s (not decided) with 500GB HDD. Can I buy a 2242 m.2 SSD from another vendor and have the Windows installed in that SSD and simultaneously use the HDD. I assume this wouldn't need any extra adapter. Read threads saying BIOS upgrade killed the m.2 2242 SSD and that made me skeptical about this. Please advice.

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Hi, everyone,  I purchased the T470 last month. My T470 has M.2 2280 256G SSD. I want to add a M.2 2242 SSD on the WAN slot, but I have browsed the forum, somebody had BIOS issue after they added a M.2 2242 SSD on the WAN slot. It is said that add a M.2 2242 SSD  on the WAN slot is ok after I read the user guide. So, I am confused that adding a M.2 2242 SSD on the WAN slot can work normally?? Could anybody give me some suggestion? Thank you very much.

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Hi, everyone,  I purchased the T470 last month. My T470 has M.2 2280 256G SSD. I want to add a M.2 2242 SSD on the WAN slot, but I have browsed the forum, somebody had BIOS issue after they added a M.2 2242 SSD on the WAN slot. It is said that add a M.2 2242 SSD  on the WAN slot is ok after I read the user guide. So, I am confused that adding a M.2 2242 SSD on the WAN slot can work normally?? Could anybody give me some suggestion? Thank you very much.

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I finally got my m.2 cable and tray to swap out my 2.5 to an m.2.  I installed and can see the 960 pro in the BIOS fine.  However it seems the 2242 SSD has disappeared.  Does this laptop not supporting having both populated? (It worked fine with a SATA 2.5)

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Just received a new T470 and installed a 256GB M.2 2242 HD. However, the computer is not recognizing the HD.  I saw another thread mentioning that Bios version 1.30 gave some issues, but checking my system, I have 1.28. Do I need to upgrade to 1.29? Or is there something else I need to do? Thanks!

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Hi,I have a new T470 sitting here. I'd like to use a 2242 SSD (128 or 256GB) in the WWAN slot to run my system off, and also - as a separate data drive - use a 2.5" SSD that I have in my current work laptop .Are there any official recommendations, or a positive experiences as to which 2242 drives are compatible with the T470? I know there have been issues with the T450 and 460, so I'm reluctant to just buy one to realize it doesn't work. Thanks,Michael

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Hi, Yesterday, I did all available updates including BIOS pertaining to T470, thereafer T470 is unable to detect the Transcend M.2 SSD 2242. The M.2 SSD 2242 was working fine prior to the updates. Anyone can advise? Thank you. 

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Need to get some replacement keys From which models could I harvest keys from?T470 I assume. But what about earier models?

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Hello,my Lancom VPN-Client doesn't work with mobile web on the newer series of Lenovo notebooks.The client connect correctly with the network of the company, but it doesn't work and after some time the internetconnection drops. It's only with mobile web, with wifi the VPN connection works.I tried a working VPN-profile and sim card - doesn't work. But when i try the sim-card and the VPN-profile on an older notebook (T520) it works. Therefore i can say, there is a problem with the notebooks or to be precise with the LTE-modules.Has anyone ideas or the same problem?Thanks

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Hello,   are there any hints, when ThinkPad Compact USB Keyboard might be available in the latest generation/version, ie. identical to T470/T570 keyboard (grouped Fx keys)? Thanks,Aleq

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Does the Thinkpad P51s support the Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 Dock? I have the Thinkpad P51s with stock Windows 10 Pro and updated to latest drivers and Windows version and installed the latest Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 Dock drivers. Attaching the Thunderbolt 3 Dock to the P51s as described in documentation, it charges the notebook, however, noting attached to the dock is recognized. I've tested with attaching USB flash drives, headphones, Ethernet, HDMI, and DP, but nothing is recognized nor are any warnings/errors displayed in Windows. While the Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 Dock is listed as being compatible with the P51s and T570, the notebook order page does not list the Thunderbolt 3 Dock in any of the accessories lists. Lenovo Sales also confirmed that the Thunderbolt 3 Dock is fully compatible with the P51s.  However, I needed to purchase the Thunderbolt 3 Dock separately from the notebook order. What's going on? Has anybody successfully used the P51s or the T570 with the Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 Dock? Or is this something I need to wait for full support via a future BIOS/driver update? Or perhaps my Thunderbolt 3 Dock is defective? Thanks,Boris 

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My P50 is on my way home, and I have a M.2 SATAIII SSD (Transcend MTS400), it's 2242 length, I want to install it on P50, please kindly comment whether this is possible? I heard the M.2 interfaces beneath the keyboard CANNOT support SSD? If so, can I insert it into the M.2 Slot into SSD slot (D surface) without drive bay? together with the initiate disk.  WIll it be stable?  


























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A:Possible? 2242 M.2 SSD on P50

the wwan slot will not support an ssd

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Can anyone confirm that a M.2 2242 SATA drive can be used as a 2nd drive in the WWAN slot of a T460P (purchased in the USA)?? Can either the original drive or the M.2 drive be used as the boot drive? Which is preferable? If I install a M.2 drive would it effect the warranty?? Thanks!

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I just bought a second SSD (Transcend 256GB MTS400 M2 2242) for my Lenovo T480 but it is not recognized in the BIOS nor Windows. The laptop came with a 512 GB M2 2280 SSD. When I plug the same SSD in my old E540, it works straight away. The old 16GB SDD from the E540 also does not work in the T480. I read this was also an issue with the T470 until a BIOS upgrade. Did anybody have the same issue or could Lenovo check this issue?













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A:Thinkpad T480 M2 2242 SSD

Hello and welcome,
 
The SSD you list is a SATA device.  The WWAN/SSD slot is described in the base spec as PCIe - and doesn't mention SATA.  It may be that SATA devices are not supported in that slot.
 
http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/ThinkPad/ThinkPad%20T480/ThinkPad_T480_Platform_Specificatio...
 
"Some: 128GB M.2 SSD / PCIe NVMe, PCIe 3.0 x 2, 16Gb/s,in WWAN slot as 2nd Storage, mutually exclusive with WWAN"
 
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HelloI have a thinkpad e540, bios J9ET92WW 2.12  with a 1TB Hdd.I want a additional ssd and boot from it.Is this possible? Any clues wwith this?Thank you

A:Thinkpad e540 is it possible to ad a m2.2242 ssd and boot from it

I don't have one to try, but there is a slot for a WWAN card or a 2242 M.2 SSD that is easy to access.  Remove the big cover and it is visible.  If you lay the machine down with the memory slots and the HDD toward you, it is above the HDD, to the left of the CPU.  The other thinkpads of that generation (T440, T540, W540) will all boot fine from the drive.

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Hi, I have a Lenovo Thinkpad L570 with 1TB hard disk.I want to expand a TEAM GROUP 256GB Lite TM4PS5 M.2 SATA 2242 TM4PS5256GMC101 SSD.Will it work?Thanks for the reply.

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HI, Everyone     I just bought my first T580 and got a Transcend MTS-400 128GB M.2 2242 ssd to do a custom upgrade my self. After carefuly watch the Lenovo tutorial video on Youtube, I installed the ssd on the 2nd PCIe slot. After boot into the  Bios, the Bios couldn't detect the new ssd. Updated the Bios to the newest version and still no luck. So I spend some time searching online and found the following post: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/T470-unable-to-detect-M-2-SSD-2242-after... It looks like some compatibility issue with certain brand of m.2 2242 SSD. I wonder if that's the case for my new T580? Does Lenovo ever comes out with a list of m.2 ssd that their Thinkpad is compatible with?

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I bought a Lenovo T500 Model: 2242-33U, which came with two 1GB memory cards. (1) If I choose to replace the two cards with a single 4GB card, do I put it in the top slot or the bottom slot?(2) How much performance improvement would I get if I used two matching 2GB cards instead?  I?m not a gamer. THANKS

A:T500 Model: 2242-33U memory install

any ram slot will work as for the 2gb x2 you will not notice that much difference, if you do get the 4gb stick you could leave 1gb in and have 5gb if it will work

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Hi. I've just received my T460s and a Transcend 2242 512GB SSD card, but unfortunatelly this ThinkPad doesn't detect the SSD at all. I'm disappointed because I was sure I read somewhere that it was technically possible to do that on the WWAN M2 slot, but now there are other reports telling it's not working. My question is: is this a hardware limitation or is it possible that a BIOS update can enable SSD support on the 2242 slot? This would be ideal to me so that I can have Windows 10 and Linux with dual boot, without sacrificing storage. Thank you.

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I recently downloaded the Windows 10 update, and it installed fine. I then downloaded a driver app which updated most of my drives for me, a few weeks later I encountered WHEA errors whenever I would watch videosWhen the errors stopped occuring, I was unable to receive any Wifi Signal (only Ethernet Network was available), the driver for the wireless connection apparently 'dissapeared' and it seems that the computer is not able to detect the Wifi card anymore...I have tried downloading all the necessary drives for the wifi card, also tried to roll it back from windows 10 to the OS it came with (win8), all to no avail...Any help?

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I bought the P51s as soon as it came out, and since day 1 the laptop freezes randomly while I use it. This occurs during both light and heavy usuage. It also occurs after signing without even ever running an application. During the freezing period the mouse no longer responds nor does the keyboard. I ran a full diognostics test and no errors in the hardware were found. Any suggestions on how to fix this or what I should do? I have also attached the specs of my laptop.


























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Hello! I am looking into purchasing a workstation to use for the next three years of architecture graduate school as well as to take into the early years of my career after I graduate. I am deciding between the P51s (7600u, 16x2 @2133 ram, Quadro M520) and the P51 (7700HQ, 16x2 @2400 ram, Quadro M1200). I am of course trying to make my decision based on minimizing cost but still having enough power in the machine to handle CAD and renders. Basically, I want a durable and at least middle-of-the-road performer but want to minimize cost if possible.  I am hoping that the fine folk of this forum can answer a few questions for me:As far as processors go what is the difference between the 7600u and the 7700HQ when it comes to my work in Rhino and a rendering engine?The P51s and P51 have ram that operate at different speeds. Is there a great deal of productivity lost at 2133 instead of 2400?Do I even need 32gb ram or will 16 suffice?Would it be possible to down the line upgrade the GPU in the P51s (since it is the weak Quadro M520)? If possible what would a be a good option?Is there a great deal of difference in a 1TB Opal2.0 and a RAID 0 1TB @5400 + 256GB SSD in terms of durability and speed?Thank you! 

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I have a new P51S with the newest bios flashed. I turn off the touchpad in the bios but it remains active. I use ubuntu and so far have not determined how to turn it off in the OS but on previous laptops turning off in bios worked fine.

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Hi folks, New P51S loaded. I must say I called Sales Service before ordering and got bad information on construction and batteries, but still reasonably happy with the computer. Maybe 20% setup now and MANY apps still to install. I have a half dozen Critcal errors and some oddities in TMP. I have cleaned a few so far from googling the error codes, but the follpowing appears in temp on every boot or retart (some errors only on restart, some only on cold boot - this one is both). Anyone know what this means and why the error is being throuwn? #pragma namespace("\\\\.\\ROOT\\Lenovo")#pragma deleteinstance("WMI_extension.Name=\"Lenovo.PnPSignedDriverEx, Version=1.0.0.3, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=295da83ec5e82df3\"", nofail)#pragma deleteinstance("__InstanceProviderRegistration.provider=\"Wmi_Extension.Name=\\\"Lenovo.PnPSignedDriverEx, Version=1.0.0.3, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=295da83ec5e82df3\\\"\"", nofail)#pragma deleteinstance("__MethodProviderRegistration.provider=\"Wmi_Extension.Name=\\\"Lenovo.PnPSignedDriverEx, Version=1.0.0.3, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=295da83ec5e82df3\\\"\"", nofail)#pragma deleteclass("Win32_PnPSignedDriverEx", nofail)Thanks! More to come if I cannot solve them on my own. ~Bob

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Hello, I recently purchased a P51S laptop and last night it drained the battery. Now it won't respond to anything-- the indicator lights do not come on when I plug in the AC adapter. I tried to use the press-and-hold power button for 20 seconds solution but the laptop has two batteries (one internal and one that can be removed) so it didn't work. How can I start it up?

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Does anyone know how to disable the touch pad on P51s? It's ultra-sensitive.

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I have a brand new P51s, and I want to know what is the best way to dual boot it. It comes with a variety of peripherals, such as: Finger print reader IR camera Discrete GPU ... Is there a way to improve the chances of it working after dual boot? I have a very bad experience with UEFI too! What is the best way of telling my machine to boot into grub? My machine is just out of the box, and I have done nothing to it. I want to divide its 1TB SSD into two 500 GB partitions, but from prior experience, I know that if I screw up something it is going to be very hard to figure out what. So I want to get a good understanding of what I should do before doing anything. Thanks for the help in advance, Farshad

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How do I configure the P51s to always use the Quadro graphics GPU, my older W540 had a BIOS option to set for High performance, where the GPU ran everything, including the output to the displays...Where is the equivalent setting in the P51s, there is nothing in the BIOS that I can see

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My P51s cannot find IR camera in device manager , windows hello and camera apps, and cannot use the firmware update program on website. How can i find the camera ?device managercamera appswindows hello  

A:P51s cannot find IR camera

First, does your P51s have the optional IR camera?  Did you order it that way?

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One of the reasons I ended up choosing the P51s over other comperable laptops was its unparalleled expandability in a portable, quite thin package. I can't think of any other laptops, outside of the T470s, that are 15.6" or smaller, allow for more than one internal hard drive, and aren't meant to be teathered to a desk. I was informed by multiple Lenovo customer represenatives before I bought my laptop that the P51s not only had a 2.5" SATA bay, but also an open WWAN slot that could be used to house an m.2 SATA SSD. I just got around to buying an m.2 SATA SSD for the slot, but my laptop is rejecting it. It won't even boot unless I disable the WWAN slot (from the BIOS) entirely. What gives? I thought I could put an SSD in the slot--that was one of the reasons I bought the laptop!

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I try to upgrade my Thinkpad P51s' RAM. I have no idea what kind of RAM I can use. I don't know should I purchase 240 pins or 260 pins? Can anyone gives me some idea? Thanks 

A:P51s upgrade RAM question

ddr4 2400.  Laptop memory is 260 pin

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Hey there, I am having a blue screen issue and after reading a couple of topics here, I updated everything possible and the issue continues, specially after a "sleep mode". All driver are updated! I ran all Lenovo Diagnostics, Intel diagnostics... It is a P51s / Win10 Thanks for any help!

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I searched but couldn't find an answer. Apologies if I missed it. Recently bought a P51s, MTM 20JY-0009US, which came with Win 7 Pro downgrade from Win 10 factory installed. Made the Win 7 recovery USB stick, as well as downloaded the Lenovo Win 10 recovery image for later use. In the last few days, I bought a refurbished P50, MTM 20EN-X003US, from the Lenovo outlet with Win 10 Pro installed. I would like to put Win 7 on it, which I am told I may through Win 10 downgrade rights. I have an OEM Win 7 license & disk I could use but I wonder if I can use the recovery stick from the P51s. The machines' respective specs seem very similar (same type/speed of RAM, i7-6xxx processors, etc.) but will it actually work? Appreciate any thoughts. Thanks!

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I got a thinkpad p51s last year. And those few days, I found the battery can not recharge to 100%, it always stop at 96%. What happend to the battery? 96% looks uncomfortable. I want it to recharge to 100%. What should I do? Hope someone can give me some idea. Thanks!

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my win10 always boot fail to blue screen, i have to restore windows to startupthere's a win_re partition on mydisk, but how to use is to do factroy reset ?in win10 recovery, it tell me cannot find imagethanks!

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i can't find my ir camera in device manager when i run this driver update package 

A:P51s IR camera lost

Look in Lenovo Vantage under Hardware settings/Audio Visual
 
Make sure the camera isn't in privacy mode

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Greetings,The refresh of the P series was announced today.  This article has a partial specs list for each machine.http://www.tomshardware.com/news/lenovo-thinkpad-p51s-p51-p71,33592.htmlCheers.

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I ordered a P51s today, assuming it would take 2 drives:- 4TB Samsung 850 EVO in the SATA slot, and- 2TB Samsung 960 EVO in the M.2 slot.for 6TB total.  I've read & re-read what's online since then, and it's ambiguous. Will this work? Thanks - ResearcherQ

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Just received my P51s, and got it set up the day before yesterday. Great machine, everything seemed to be running wonderfully. Last night, Windows 10 did a fairly major update: "Cumulative update for Windows 10 Version 1703". After the update, I've been getting a really high frequency of Blue Screens of Death, one every few hours at least. I've had between four and five so far today. Based on anyone else's experience, is this related to the Windows 10 update, or is there a chance that there's a hardware issue with my new machine? Any advice on solutions?

A:New P51s - Blue Screen of Death

On a very new model, I would always confirm that my drivers and BIOS are current.  I would install Lenovo System Update, and install critical and important updates.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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I recently bought a P51s from Lenovo. I make a 500 Gb partition on my PC in order to in install ubuntu alongside Windows. Ubuntu works pretty well but once I wanted to boot with windows, it asked me for a security number I did not have. It eventually gave me an option to reinstall windows without any installation disc. Since I have a week or so with the computer I do not have anything yet so I was not afraid of losing any file. The reinstall process finished and I was prompted with the cortana setup but once I get to "Do you want to save your files with onedrive?" regardless of the option I choose, the process freezes. I can go back to other options but I can't continue further. It would be very valuable if anyone had this issue and knows how to solve it. The other option I see is to download the installation image from WIndows and then make a fresh install in the partition but I am afraid about the pre installed drivers for the P51s. I have a fingerprint reader and an IR camera that I am concerned will now work with a general installation image from the windows site. Does anyone knows if Lenovo can provide those drivers or if the general image will automatically detect those peripherals and download the drivers?

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Hello Thinkpad mavens,  P51s question:   Could you speculate - How difficult would it be upgrade the drive to 2TB?  Lack of 2TB is only thing that's keeping me from buying one.  

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I have a Samsung 960 Pro NVMe SSD in my P51s, but the performance is about half what is expected.  I unencrypted the drive (bitlocker) and the random read/write improved but the sustained read/write did not.  The sustained read/write performance remained at about 1,700Mbps.   I have the latest 1.22 BIOS, the latest Samsung driver, and am running in UEFI mode.  The P51s uses a PCIe 3.0 bus, and this should easily sustain full 3,600Mbps performance.   Any ideas on what may be limiting performance?

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I just ordered my new ThinkPad P51s and looking for suggestions on any "must-have" accessories to go with it? Thanks! 





~ Maria ~(Nov 2017) Thinkpad P51s / i7-7500U / Win 10 Pro / 16GB DDR4 / 512GB SSD

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