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Postby monika » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:17 pm

is the low-end Carbon X1 sold in the spring window WWAN ready?

Is Lenovo supporting a second ssd disk inserted instead of WWAN module in the Carbon X1 Gen 6 series?


Postby simon-ses » Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:24 pm
Hi Monika

The X1 Carbon Allround isn't WWAN ready.

The smaller M.2 Slot (used for WWAN) isn't mentioned for storage in the PSREF for the X1 Carbon 6th Gen. I will ask Lenovo if they can confirm this.

Best regards,
Postby simon-ses » Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:16 pm
Hi Monika

Update: Lenovo told me that the M.2 2242 slot has not been certified for storage, but this does not mean that it will not work at all. Therefore we would have to test it (unfortunately we currently don't have a 2242 M.2 SSD to test this).

I will forward you the answer from Lenovo when I have it in writing and I will ask around if somebody has a 2242 M.2 SSD we could use for testing.

Best regards,
Postby simon-ses » Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:21 pm
Here the reply from Lenovo:

"we do not support the M.2 slot for WWAN to be used for SSD.

However from technical POV it may work with the 2242 SSD, but this needs to be tested first by the customer as is not officially supported."

If I can get my hands on a 2242 M.2 SSD I will test this and let you know about the outcome.

Best regards,

Postby monika » Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:32 am
Thank you very much Simon for checking all this!
Postby simon-ses » Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:20 pm
Hi Monika

Another update: I've found a 2242 M.2 SSD but unfortunately it doesn't fit the X1 Carbon 6th Gen.
It is the correct size (length) but the issue is that the slot in the X1 Carbon supports only single sided m.2 2242 cards (single sided means that the chips are only on the top of the M.2 card and therefore it's thinner then a double sided card).

The problem is that it is often pretty hard to identify if a M.2 2242 SSD is single sided or not. Here an example of a single sided 2242 SSD: https://www.legitreviews.com/toshiba-oc ... vme_206041
If this information is correct, then this should be an offer: https://www.digitec.ch/de/s1/product/to ... Ids=76-535

But for now I couldn't test it because I still don't have an SSD that fits.

Maybe an easier workaround is to use a micro SD card to expand the storage of your laptop. (https://www.toppreise.ch/grp3_2669.html ... =60#638118)

Best regards,

Postby simon-ses » Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:46 pm
I found this thread on Reddit concerning your question: https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comme ... n_6th_gen/

"I installed a WD/SanDisk SN520 with 512GB (https://www.sandisk.com/business/computing/sn520) in my X1C6 just last week, and it is working fine. I haven’t really put it to the test though."
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