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u/goretsky · 1 pointr/thinkpad

As ArthurRemington noted, the system as originally sold was configured to use the 16GB M.2 SATA SSD as a cache to offset the slow 1TB 5400RPM HDD using either Lenovo's [ExpressCache] († software or Intel's Smart Response Technology software. If you did not install one of those after setting up the system then that the reason the computer is slow. It is loading everything off the hard disk drive and not taking advantage of the cache drive at all.

From looking at the ThinkPad Yoga 460 FRU-BOM, the ThinkPad Yoga 460 is only offered with a M.2 2242 SSD, which means SATA and not NVMe as LocalHostRulez noted. Since M.2 2242 SSDs use single- or dual-chip NAND flash memory solutions, they are going to be slower than SSDs which use physically larger boards, like M.2 2280, because those contain morec hips across which the reads and writes can be spread. For this reason, I'd recommend against going with a 128GB M.2 2242 SSD, which are probably going to operate in the lower-300-400 MB/s speed range and instead go with a 256GB part, which should get you into the 400-500 MB/s speed range. Here some compatible replacements:

Manufacturer|Model|Capacity|Amazon.Com Link

Transcend also has a 512GB model, but you are paying a premium. ZTC had a 512GB model as well, but I didn't see a listing for it on Amazon. If you can find one at a decent price, though, you might want to consider that.

Any good quality 2.5" SATA SSD (Samsung, Intel, etc.) would be even faster, though. However, that would mean giving up the 2.5" 1TB HDD.

When you're ready to perform the upgrade, download the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460 Hardware Maintenance Manual, which explains how to disassemble and reassemble the unit. I also found a YouTube video here of someone doing the same thing.

In the meantime, probably the best thing you can do to increase performance is to wipe both the SSD and HDD drives inside the ThinkPad Yoga 460 and reload the Windows 10 operating system using the Lenovo factory recovery media, which you should be able to download from the Lenovo Digital Download Recovery Service. Check to verify eligibility before you erase the drives, though. You will need a 16GB USB flash drive to create the recovery media.

With the recovery media, you will be able to get the system back to the way it was running when it first arrived. Ever since the SuperFish incident, Lenovo pretty much gave up on installing any third-party software on their systems (aka bloatware). You can read the announcement from their company here about that. By the way, it was never installed on any ThinkPads, just their consumer offerings. Lenovo still does load some non-Microsoft software, but it's for things which aren't natively-supported by the operating system (For example, if you bought a Lenovo computer with an Intel RealSense 3-D camera, it would have the Intel RealSense 3-D software on it, since Microsoft doesn't provide that software as part of Windows 10.), maybe a trial version of anti-malware software. You'll also see a couple of pre-loaded programs like Lenovo Settings (for managing the computer's hardware) and Lenovo Companion (for customer support), but those are Windows Apps from Lenovo, and can be easily removed. Oh, and maybe some Lenovo wallpaper. Traditionally, ThinkPads have not had much in the way of bloatware, anyways, since they are sold to enterprises for corporate use.

In the words of the Immortal Bard‡, you kind of played yourself by loading a vanilla version of the operating system instead of sticking with the factory pre-load, which was relatively bloat-free (maybe just uninstalling any third-party security program if you wanted to use Windows Defender).

Even if you do not plan on reinstalling the Lenovo pre-load of Windows 10 to the existing 16GB SSD + 1TB HDD, I would strongly suggest making the recovery media. That way when your replacement M.2 2242 SSD arrives, you can use that to perform a clean install of the factory pre-load, and get any Lenovo drivers or software needed for the machine to operate at full potential.


Aryeh Goretsky

^†I ^believe ^Lenovo ^actually ^licenses ^it ^from ^Condusiv
^‡DJ ^Khaled.
u/d_w_duck · 4 pointsr/thinkpad

I just made the exact move you did...moving from a MacBook Pro mid-2012 to a T440s. I added an M.2 SSD into the WWAN slot and replaced the screen with the N140HCE-EN1 by Innolux ( I didn't mind the 1600x900 screen honestly, but had the replacement ordered before actually receiving the machine, based primarily on the reviews of the dim and low-resolution of the 1600x900 display. The swap was simple and took about 10 minutes. The new display is 1080p, super bright, and has great color, and best of all was a simple drop-in replacement. As for the track pad, I haven't done anything with mine yet and may not. Gestures and multi-touch work great on the existing track pad and coming from the Mac (I've been using Macs for over 32 years) I'm used to a buttonless track pad and I really don't mind it.

For what it's worth, I am getting 11+ hours of battery life on this unit. I'm very pleased with this decision and find the T440s to be everything I need in a portable computer.

u/Anomaly08 · 3 pointsr/thinkpad

Yes, Samsung 850 Evo's are great SSD's to use with a T430. You can have up to three drives in your T430 if you get an optical bay caddy (mSATA, main slot and optical). Nimitz is a good brand for caddies which can be bought off Amazon:

Yea those are the 9 cell batteries that stick out and they work pretty well if you use them as a grip point.

That depends on what your usage looks like. I'm almost always using a wired connection but the Intel 6205 is pretty good and the 6300 is a little quicker going by its specifications. One time I forgot to swap back to wired and was playing The Division over WiFi with a 6205 for a good twenty minutes before I realized it so its definitely a capable little card.

If you want to eek out more battery run-time a helpful program to look into would be Throttle Stop. Also Core Temp if you want something to monitor your CPU's heat levels that can also be customized to put your system to sleep if temps get too high (lets your system cool off).

u/bigboiahoy · 1 pointr/thinkpad

No one seemed to answer this for you so I'll try my best. This modding guide has a lot of the best parts this laptop can use including battery! Although I'd be aware of receiving a fake battery on Amazon or eBay. On Amazon, it shows $60, but if you type the serial number it should be on the Lenovo website for more money. You'll have to decide what the best option for you!

Everything that can be done to the T430 and best upgrade options!

From Lenovo

From Amazon

Hope this helps

u/MagpieDev · 3 pointsr/thinkpad

Hey, full stack developer using x1 extreme with Linux here. Everything you listed here seems fine other than the ssd you want to make sure you get nvme as opposed to normal sata 3 one to make sure you get the most out of it. This is the lowest one I'd put on a workstation

That's the normal 970 evo, the 970 evo plus is a bit better though. 970 pro isn't worth it to me from a price point perspective the 970 plus is my go-toand is what I have installed on my X1E. 3500mb/s read and about 3200-3300 mb/s write, the one you listed hovers around 500mb/s read and a bit less write than that.

Everything you listed as a requirement can be done on all Linux distros, what you have to determine is how you'd like to manage them. If you're a first time user I'd recommend pop os and manjaro, they're sure to have all the stuff you need and work pretty good out of the box. I personally use manjaro because it's a rolling release so I install once and just go upgrading stuff as it comes out, no need to install a new one over what I have once the new release is out like other distros. Just remember that with Linux you'll have to do some digging around and getting your hands dirty with stuff sometimes for things to work properly but once you get used to it you'll see it's a small price to pay for all the flexibility you get. The ones I listed are just some personal favourites, you really can't go wrong with any other to be honest just experiment with a few until you find the right fit for you, try them on some virtual machines if you want to make your testing a bit faster.


u/truplord · 1 pointr/thinkpad

Hope this helps! Never had a single issue except for for my monitors sometimes showing black areas within specific applications (outlook). Hope this helps, and congratulations on the new thinkpad!

Just FYI, this is the best RAM you can buy w/ amazon prime (16gbx1 stick).

Great for an upgrade!

u/rawrpopsicle · 1 pointr/thinkpad

Just got it a few days ago and unfortunately doesn't charge the X1C Gen 5. Pretty disappointing since they advertise 20V 1.5A!

Edit: It charges the laptop but only when it's off. Doesn't charge when it's sleeping either.

The Anker multi port that also supports 20V 1.5A does charge the laptop though.

Anker recently released a PD version of their powerbank,

Looks like it supports 20V 1.5A like their multiport charger that works so if someone is game I'd love to know.

Razer also has a powerbank that supports USB C PD with 20V 2.25A so even better!

u/Camman1040 · 1 pointr/thinkpad

However, for the T490, in benefit of having USB-C charging port, you could utilize an external battery pack to charge up the laptop on the go.

There are an assortment of battery packs out there with high capacity and high output to be able to charge the T490 multiple times over. As well as if needed, can charge during use. While the battery packs may not be able to create net-positive charging, it will extend the laptop usage time at least twice over. Especially if you arent utilizing the dedicated graphics.

Here is a couple battery banks you could look at:

u/GWT430 · 1 pointr/thinkpad

Yes I have! I did that when I swapped out an I5-3230m for an I7-3540m.

This is a good quality video is for the T420.

It's a pretty similar model. The disassembly is the hard part, you've got to take the palm rest and keyboard off. Be gentle with them, there is a ribbon cable connecting them, and if you rip it you are screwed. Both of the ribbon connections just pop off, with a quick pull right on the connector.

I suggest Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut for your paste. If you are going through the trouble of taking your laptop apart, you might as well get the best stuff available. It seems like this is always at the top of the heap for the non-conductive thermal pastes, and if you are only buying one tube, then the price difference is ~5$, which is pretty insignificant in my opinion.

I upgraded to the fastest dual core in this generation and noticed a slight difference. If you are going to spend the money to upgrade the processor, just go get yourself one of the hotter quad cores to make it worth your time. Of course if you do this, pick up the dGPU heat sink and fan, as they are rated for 45W as opposed to 35w. With that heat sink I've seen people get 80c on the hottest quad cores in the generation.

u/Stjernefrugt · 4 pointsr/thinkpad

I am looking to get the gen 2 first chance it goes on sale. Does anyone know what the available slots are on it? lists 32Gb ram and 1Tb SSD as max but I assume that is just what they can deliver

but I would like to have (2x32Gb ram and 2x2Tb 660p m.2 nvme SSD)

ram: 2x150$

ssd 660p 2x200$


This looks like I would get a powerful machine for a very reasonable price. From reading online, it looks like the upgrades would fit in a gen 1, any idea if it would work in a gen 2 too?

u/jspike397 · 1 pointr/thinkpad

As others have said, up the ram to 8-16 gb. Another thing I would think about doing is replace the battery. Often times refurbed batteries are terrible. I wouldn't reccomend third party batteries, as I have found the cells inside them are bad. I'd grab a 9 cell new lenovo battery from amazon:

I also added a bay battery from ebay, but that's just personal preference.

In linux, install tlp, thinkfan, and the install the thinkpad kernel module. That software basically optimizes linux for the thinkpad. You will get much better battery life with all of that. Also, thinkfan will let you set the fan curve, and provides a better option for fan control on thinkpads compared to what is in linux out of the box.

Everything else should work just fine in Linux. Please note that 160 gb might not be big enough for both linux and windows. Linux will be fine with low storage, but windows is 20 gbs by itself. In addition, adobe CC is probably another 10 gb or so. Keep that in mind.

u/TribalMethods · 1 pointr/thinkpad

Not a problem man I am happy to help.

The mod is pretty easy. You can't mount the OPOLAR cooler without cutting out the little ridge that is basically just there for aesthetic purposes since the battery has the same ridges. I just kept going a little farther to get the fan some extra air flow. I'm considering cutting it out a little more to see if it improves the Temps at all. However it's not really necessary as the Temps are fine & the plastic does obviously provide protection to the fan.

Here is a link to the pics I promised:

I did a piss poor job cutting it. You should be able to do much better with the proper Dremel tool. I used a metal grinding attachment that wasn't at all great for cutting plastic. But heh, work with what you got right?

I should also mention that I do also use this laptop cooling pad:

u/rtheprince · 2 pointsr/thinkpad

Hi, I was able to get this config on the lenovo site right now (10/8/19) for $2,306.20 using the 'THINKPADSALE' coupon.

Processor : Intel® Core™ i7-9850H with vPro™ (2.60GHz, up to 4.60GHz with Turbo Boost, 6 Cores, 12MB Cache)

Operating System : Windows 10 Pro 64

Memory : 16GB (8GB + 8GB) DDR4 2666MHz

Hard Drive : 512GB Solid State Drive, M.2 PCIe-NVMe, Opal

Display : 15.6" UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) OLED, 350 nits, multi-touch, AR/AS with Dolby Vision™ HDR 500

Graphic Card : NVIDIA Quadro RTX5000 16GB

Factory Color Calibration : X-Rite Pantone Factory Color Calibration

Pen : Lenovo Pen Pro

Wireless : Intel AX200 Wi-Fi 6 802.11AX (2 x 2) & Bluetooth 5.0

Warranty : 1 Year Depot or Carry-in with 1Y Accidental Damage Protection Add On

This the configuration that I purchased (still waiting on shipping - Oct 15). My out the door price was $2,357 (with military discount & eCoupon). My usage also includes ML agents with Tensorflow, Visual Studio 2017/2019, Unity, Blender 2.8, virtual machines (need a MAC OSX VM for uploading to Apple's app store), Docker, and various other software.

I understand the need for a decent CPU. I decided to get the 6 core 9850h because of the RTX5000. I chose not to go for the Xeon because ECC memory isn't necessary for the projects I work on in my off time. The price different between the Xeon and the 9850h is quite large, and the performance gap is quite small (outside of ECC).

The OLED screen is supposed to have 100% DCI-P3 coverage, 100% SRGB coverage, and 100% AdobeRGB coverage (though some reviews have shown the numbers to be slightly lower, but with delta E for less than 2 all around).

I personally believe it is a better value proposition to get the 16GB (8GB + 8GB) configuration with the 512GB storage, then upgrade from another vendor such as Amazon or Newegg. 32GB kits (16GB + 16GB) are currently going for around $130 Amazon Link. A 1TB Samsung NVMe SSD goes for around $170 Amazon link

It should be noted that the RTX5000 that comes in the P53 is reported to be the full non max-q version. NotebookCheck Link

Lastly if you are fine with repasting the CPU & GPU it might lead to better thermal results. I haven't seen anything on the P53 yet, but I did find this for the previous model the P52 Youtube Link. While temps didn't really improve a lot, the CPU was running at a higher clock speed.

Edited to improve readability and add links.

u/phathippo · 2 pointsr/thinkpad

The specific battery I bought doesn't fit your model, but fwiw, I bought this battery from Amazon a month ago which was much cheaper than directly from Lenovo and I have had zero issues with it. Based on all the packaging and the internal battery stats, it appears to be legit. I've been using it for at least a few hours on battery every day and the capacity is currently at 99.9038% which seems reasonable to me for one month's use.

$ upower -i /org/freedesktop/UPower/devices/battery_BAT0
native-path: BAT0
vendor: LGC
model: 45N1011
serial: 34148
power supply: yes
updated: Tue 20 Aug 2019 08:34:52 AM EDT (23 seconds ago)
has history: yes
has statistics: yes
present: yes
rechargeable: yes
state: discharging
warning-level: none
energy: 79.05 Wh
energy-empty: 0 Wh
energy-full: 93.51 Wh
energy-full-design: 93.6 Wh
energy-rate: 12.979 W
voltage: 12.029 V
time to empty: 6.1 hours
percentage: 84%
capacity: 99.9038%
technology: lithium-ion
icon-name: 'battery-full-symbolic'
History (rate):
1566304492 12.979 discharging

u/ou--phrontis · 1 pointr/thinkpad

Okay great! This all makes sense. You're a godsend.

Does it sound like a wise decision to go with the P52 and add 16GB of RAM myself (

That way the total cost stays within the sub-$2000CAD range which is definitely a lot less daunting wallet-wise. Can't quite justify a $3000 (or potentially even a $2700) laptop to myself yet unfortunately!

One last question: is the P2000 + i7-8850H card worth the $300 jump from the P1000 i7-8750H card?(and as a curious follow-up: is the T1000 card + i7-9750H worth the $500 jump from the P2000?) I'm assuming this is a case-to-case thing (and more expensive is generally better), but I'm having a hard time imagining the cost-benefit ratio, and any thoughts would be much appreciated!

u/dattechdood · 3 pointsr/thinkpad

That's an awesome list of ThinkPads you have! I see your an X series guy. I thought about pulling the trigger on a decked out X230 but it doesn't have the classic IBM keyboard. Since you have the best of both worlds, which keyboard do you prefer from the X220/X230?

Also, do you think this RAM would work on the X220? Did you have to flash a certain BIOs* for the 16GB RAM or was it plug n play?

u/archover · 2 pointsr/thinkpad

Note: The i7 X220's come with a USB3 port which may be important to you. The i5 model does not. If I had to do it all over, I would get the i7 model.


Your laptop will likely come with only one drive in the SATA slot, where Windows will be installed.

Your laptop also has a mSATA slot that is probably empty.

Your operating system can live on either drive. The SATA slot is faster than the mSATA slot I am pretty sure, if that matters to you.

In my configuration, I left Windows on the SATA hdd, and installed a mSATA drive to house Linux. I use this laptop infrequently, and for light work so I did not want to spend much on drives. I am happy with the performance.

As a PS user, you should have best practises in organizing your drives.

My configuration:

  • 2.5in SATA - OEM 320GB hdd (Win7 pro)

  • mSATA - 120GB MydigitalSSD here (Linux)

    In your case, you can buy a similar mSATA SSD in sizes up to 500GB. The 2.5in SATA slot can take hdd or 2.5in SSD's. The latter go up to 1TB. The sizes of both will depend on your needs and how you manage your storage.

    Of course, budget an external drive to backup your important images.


    As to memory, your laptop "unofficially" supports 2x8GB modules. I would wait to see how PS and LR run in the ram it comes with, before buying more ram, but I think 8GB would be the minimum acceptable in your use case. Search /r/thinkpad for ram suggestions, as I've never upgraded my 2x4GB modules.

    The only other upgrade I can think of is buying an IPS panel to replace your TN panel, if that is what you get. I have the TN, which is tolerable in my use case.

    I hope this starts you thinking about your new toy.
u/zardvark · 1 pointr/thinkpad

Long story ...

I got a genuine Synaptics trackpad from Amazon, at considerable expense (compared to other options), that was absolutely horrible. 25% of the time it wouldn't enumerate. When it did work, the quality of the tracking would drift over time. Sometimes it was OK, at others it would have too much inertia and overshoot my intended target. It would also have poor precision. I had to move away from a target and re-approach it, because I could not make small movements.

Somewhat discouraged, I took a chance on this one:

This is an Alps pad, about 2/3 of the price, and it is absolutely brilliant! It has a perfectly smooth surface and excellent tracking. I absolutely love it! Unfortunately, they are sold out. : (

I now have a bud who wants me to perform the same surgery on his T440. This one looks like the Alps that I have, so I've flipped a coin and ordered it:

But, it is still in transit from China. It'll be another couple of weeks, before it arrives.

u/FlowMang · 2 pointsr/thinkpad

I found a new 512G lenovo drive that was the same P/N atlas the one from the factory for 200USD.
Crucial 16GB 2666 worked great to double my RAM.

They both work great!
Edit: I configured the 2 disks as raid 0 in the BIOS and that gave me 1TB.
Total upgrade cost me about $350, which is great.
32GB ram and 1TB of storage.
Ram I bought
Crucial 16GB Single DDR4 2666 MT/s...
Drive I bought

u/Completejerry · 1 pointr/thinkpad

In terms of ram you're probably alright if you stick to a good name brand such as kingston or G skill. Just make sure it's 260pin SODIMM when your order it.

I don't have a lot of experience with docking stations, as I have a powerful tower that sits at home. But I know lenovo has a dock that has a nvidia 1050 inside to help performance with 4k screens or multiple monitors. It runs by tb3 x4 and has 2 display ports and an hdmi port. I've never used it, but I can imagine that would be very helpful for high resolution or high refreshrates, video/photo editing, and of course gaming.

It's fairly pricey, but very interesting nontheless.

u/technewsreader · 2 pointsr/thinkpad

I am in the minority, but the E460 is a great budget laptop. The E440 was cheap, but the E450 and E460 have been very solid improvements. It is 3 screws to take the bottom cover off and 0 more to replace the ram and hard drive. The hard drive just pops in.

For $805 I specced out this

Intel Core i7-6500U Processor (4MB Cache, up to 3.10GHz)
AMD Radeon R7 M360 2GB
14.0 FHD(1920x1080) IPS Non-Touch
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC(2x2) 8260, Bluetooth Version 4.1
Win 10 Pro

A 16GB Ram Kit is $50
A 750GB SSD is $199

That brings my total to $1055+tax.

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/thinkpad

It's not really difficult. It's just kind of a long process, and all the screws make it a bit annoying. Rough steps:

  1. Remove battery and power supply.
  2. Remove keyboard.
    1. push up keyboard by the two bottom "slits" on the keyboard.
    2. after screws are exposed, remove them. I think they stay on the keyboard, though, but unscrewed.
    3. Pull the keyboard up a bit from the bottom, then pull towards you (or in the direction of the trackpad).
    4. flip the keyboard (or hold it vertically) and disconnect the two keyboard ribbons. (Note: all ribbons have some sort of lock that you either pull up, or pull back (pull back for the fingerprint scanner). It's black.
    5. Put the keyboard somewhere safe.
    6. Disconnect the trackpad ribbon. It's the small one below the keyboard ribbons.
  3. Remove bottom cover.
  4. Remove like 13 screws. I think they're the ones labeled "C"
  5. Remove the palm rest. It's held in by "snaps" (idk what to call them), like the display bezel. Some guitar picks might help here. (Note: If you have the fingerprint scanner, it's ribbon is glued to the laptop, so be careful when pulling the palm rest up in that section because it's shorter. Not extremely short but not long enough to work with. You can unglue it slowly and it becomes easier to disconnect.)
  6. With the palmrest now off, and since you disconnected the trackpad ribbon already, just flip over the palm rest and remove the screws for the trackpad.
  7. Swap the trackpad.
  8. Basically do everything backwards to put it back together.

    I ended up with the trackpad in and the thinkpad halway back together while trying to get the drivers to work because I didn't do a lot of research for the process to get the drivers to work. I think some steps have to be done while the clickpad is still connected (disabling automatic trackpad driver installation and such), but I'm not entirely sure. As soon as it worked for me, I just put it back together.

    Edit: I'm using mine on Windows 10. I haven't tried my trackpad with any Linux distribution. This is the one I got:

    It's a Synaptics trackpad.
u/backltrack · 1 pointr/thinkpad

I'm using a 9-cell 70++ battery that I bought brand new. It's produced through sanyo for lenovo. It appears genuine of course and has a energy full capacity of 100%. Manufactured in 2018.

My Plasma battery monitor usually says I'll get about ~3.5 hrs out of it when I turn brightness down which I think sounds way too short. My original battery was manufactured in 2012 with an 83% capacity but the battery monitor read the same thing.

You think this battery is legit? I've seen people getting 5-6 hrs from this battery with proper power management but I feel like I should return it and tell them to get me a better one.

u/suburbazine · 1 pointr/thinkpad

The consumer equivalent is the 970 Evo for around $220

Samsung 970 EVO 1TB - NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 SSD (MZ-V7E1T0BW)

The SMART thing is really just an inconvenience. However- it seems I may be incorrect in my claim as spxak1 posted below. I've never gotten it to work correctly. Also, the Evo/Pro versions have flawless SMART support on the SAME machines that couldn't give me info on the PM/SM versions.

u/which401kthrowaway · 1 pointr/thinkpad

> I'm a physician and I go to conferences and workshops often.

> I enjoy photography.

The X1C or X1Y is basically designed for you, to be honest. Get the screen upgrade. Have you looked at the X1 Yoga with the OLED screen? The OLED is amazing especially re photography, and the pen can be useful for drawing stuff given your situation.

The X1C and T470S don't get that hot in general, although if you're running artificial benchmark tests, yes it will heat throttle. In other words, it will be fine for you except when you export from Lightroom.

The T470 is the "budget" machine of these three, it's aimed at a slightly lower market, with worse build quality and worse screen quality.

Battery life is slightly better on the X1C than the T470S. If you're worried about battery life, buy a USB-C battery pack:

u/shrimpossible · 3 pointsr/thinkpad

Go with the T460. The screen size is much better for programming. Get the FHD IPS screen.

You can find the RAM cheaper:

Any laptop DDR3L will do. You chose the correct part, just not the best deal.

Check out this SSD (or go one size higher, partially paid for with the money you save on RAM :) ):

Any 2.5" SATA SSD will do.

Don't pay Geek Squad. You'll be paying money just for someone to unscrew a few screws and insert a card into a slot, and another into another, then rescrew the screws.

Your T460 will have two RAM slots. Buy your 8GB stick, insert it with the 4GB, and you will have 12GB. Ignore people on /r/buildapc; you're not building a PC and they've somewhat confused or misled you. In this case you will have read about dual channel RAM, but it's negligible for your cases compared to the benefits of more RAM and/or upgradeability later (so I'm saying you should prefer one 8GB stick over 4+4 to enable upgrading later more easily, which outweighs dual-channel benefits that you won't notice). Plus, with 8+4, the matching 4GB of each can be in dual channel mode anyway.

u/wedgepm · 2 pointsr/thinkpad
  1. I don't remember the exact specifics, but I found 16GB Corsair Vengeance RAM on Amazon for cheaper than the Crucial set. I'll update with a link if I find it again (found it). It had black and gold packaging and worked beautifully. For the SSD, I'd recommend mSATA to start. Yes, you're limited to SATA2 throughput, but you won't notice in everyday use and it leaves you the option to put a larger drive in the 2.5" slot later.

  2. No idea, my X230 came with IPS (also eBay) because I didn't want to gamble and the cost difference was about the same as the cost of the mod.

  3. If you need one, you need one, even if it's pricey. I'd see what you can find for cheap. Since the X230 comes with a Thinklight, you don't need a backlit keyboard, but I'd get one anyway if the price is close (helps with resale value).

    Edit: added link for RAM
u/AnnihilatorColenzo · 2 pointsr/thinkpad

I got this caddy quite a while ago and it fits excellently, sitting flush just like the OEM Lenovo DVD drive. Not sure why their picture of it mounted in a laptop looks so awful. I can honestly say it sits even more snugly and OEM-like than the actual OEM Dell caddy I have for my Latitude E7470.

u/Curious_209 · 1 pointr/thinkpad

Thank YOU SO MUCH for the info and thoughts!

\>> the burning W520-W530

You are talking my machine:-) A cooling fan can be very helpful. I am using this one:

\>> So far the main issue with the P53 is that it does not always sit flat.

I didn't notice this. I cannot examine it now because I already returned it.

\>> I bought my W520 in 2011 from the outlet for under $1000 and it is still eeking along (battery is shot

A few years ago, I bought a number of batteries from eBay in anticipation of using W530 for a long time. Tired of upgrading a laptop without getting real values. I have about 7 thinkpads sitting at home. You may be able find batteries at eBay too.

\>> I think we may be searching for something that doesn't exist. We will have to replace our giant dinosaurs with something modern. I feel like an octogenarian complaining about new technology:(

You are talking about me:-) Based on your input, I will look at p53 with T2000 card and 1920x1080 screen.

One question: You didn't or never heard the pitching or jet takeoff fan noise on your P53?

Edit: have you ever thought about x1 extreme? I am afraid that it has the same noise issue as p1 does.

u/qz7GaGY9g1MXX6g6 · 1 pointr/thinkpad

As a follow-up, I purchased the one you recommended from Amazon for $109. It goes in and out of stock.

Installation was as quick and easy as others have said and it works and looks amazing.

u/101Airborne · 1 pointr/thinkpad

This might be a bad question but I have never used eBay before ... is it brand new?

I just returned my T450s because of horrible coil whine and in anticipation of the T460s. With all these recent reviews, Im actually longing for the t450s back (except the noise of course). The design/shape/screen/keyboard were perfect. Hopefully yours is rock solid.

Here is the ram I used. ... Worked perfectly.

u/ee_or_nothing · 2 pointsr/thinkpad

M.2 2242 for second SSD. Something like

I dunno how good the 840 is, but it'll definitely work. You can directly replace the HDD that came along with the laptop.

Battery: is the place to buy parts, and this is parts list.

Finally, I would not recommend trying to pry the bottom cover off, instead get something like this

u/Icuw1pc · 1 pointr/thinkpad

Here's a battery ( I've had one for 2 years and still get over 5 hours of battery life.

Intel Centrino Ultimate -N 6300 AGN

any intel, samsung or corsair drive I would recommend. They are the top of my list. I've got a 500gb 850 evo mSATA now as my boot drive.

Have you thought about upgrading your CPU? I've got a 3820QM in mine and get amazing performance. You might want to upgrade your HFS though.

u/chempad · 1 pointr/thinkpad

I'm pretty sure I've seen something on this sub where somebody had connected the Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 graphics dock to a regular dock that their laptop was connected to

Edit: Actually this is what I was thinking of, see Sir Hammerfest's review here:

So yes you can daisy-chain docks it seems

u/teddypain32 · 1 pointr/thinkpad

this is m.2 right, sorry kinda noobish but learning. but i did buy the t450s without the 16 g cache

edit: sorry lol i didnt' read the whole post thorougly but archover said he did install a 256 gb in the m.2 slot. Yeah basically i want to keep the hard drive where it is, and have an ssd as well

u/ThinkPadawan · 3 pointsr/thinkpad

I have ordered and installed these on a few X250(s) without a problem ... nice bright display and the installation is ridiculously easy. I think they are currently out of stock on the link I have listed, but I have found that same model from some other vendors.


I also have had really nice product and service getting screens from .

u/JuCo168 · 5 pointsr/thinkpad

40GB (8 soldered + 32) works. Someone else on the sub did it not too long ago. Even included the RAM module. I’m personally running 24GB (8 soldered + 16)

u/Lyegren · 2 pointsr/thinkpad

Just wanted to inform you of which trackpad I got and which driver I'm using. The replacement was successful.

I got this trackpad: It's a Synaptics trackpad

And for the driver I used this package: gggr03ww.exe

The download link is the following:

I found the link in this post: It's OP's Edit 3


I followed the instructions that someone provided in the Amazon reviews. To disable the automatic trackpad driver update, I followed the instructions in the link below. They're also in a comment of the Amazon review with the instructions, but the howtogeek page below has a bit more details.


If you do decide to change the trackpad, I'm willing to help you out with the driver stuff.


u/extrobe · 1 pointr/thinkpad

You might struggle to be honest.

I believe the T460 uses DDR3L RAM
However, single 16GB DDR3L SODIMM sticks are few and far between - Crucial don't do any, for example.
So if you do find one , chances are you'll pay over the odds for it

Sometimes, you can use DDR3 - but a) this depends on the manufacturer as to whether they support it, b) not sure you'd want to (or even able to) mix DDR3 & DD3L

And even then - a single stick of DDR3 16GB is £165 (GBP)
In contrast, a single stick of 16GB of DDR4 is about £60

the T460 has two slots, right? You'd be better off buying a 2x8gb DDR3L pack - about £60

From Amazon UK

(Obviously prices will be different in US etc, but suspect the difference in prices will be comparable)

u/julianpoy · 5 pointsr/thinkpad

Absolutely worth any hit to battery life, albeit small.

The maximum I can get is 11 hours running 1 chrome tab at medium brightness. When pushing the computer, I average around 9 hours while developing.

I've also picked up one of these:

Which really gives me flexibility while on the go. Alternatively, Anker sells a competing unit (although it provides only 30w charging):


u/poi88 · 1 pointr/thinkpad

Hi /u/andifeind!

I also have a T470s. If you don't mind, could you please verify the specs of your module via dmidecode and help me to confirm the specs of the module to get?

My problem is I found this module at amazon ($200 USD), but it says it runs at 2666 MHz, and I found my memory modules are running at 2133 MHz, so not sure it's the right one.

Or, simply, do you have a link of the module you bought?

Thanks, mate!

These are my current specs:

CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7600U CPU @ 2.80GHz

sudo dmidecode --type 17

Handle 0x0004, DMI type 17, 40 bytes
Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x0003
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Total Width: 64 bits
Data Width: 64 bits
Size: 4096 MB
Form Factor: SODIMM
Set: None
Locator: ChannelA-DIMM0
Bank Locator: BANK 0
Type: DDR4
Type Detail: Synchronous Unbuffered (Unregistered)
Speed: 2133 MHz
Manufacturer: SK Hynix
Serial Number: 00000000
Asset Tag: None
Part Number: xxx
Rank: 1
Configured Clock Speed: 2133 MHz
Minimum Voltage: Unknown
Maximum Voltage: Unknown
Configured Voltage: 1.2 V

Handle 0x0005, DMI type 17, 40 bytes
Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x0003
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Total Width: 64 bits
Data Width: 64 bits
Size: 8192 MB
Form Factor: SODIMM
Set: None
Locator: ChannelB-DIMM0
Bank Locator: BANK 2
Type: DDR4
Type Detail: Synchronous Unbuffered (Unregistered)
Speed: 2133 MHz
Manufacturer: SK Hynix
Serial Number: xxx
Asset Tag: None
Part Number: xxx
Rank: 1
Configured Clock Speed: 2133 MHz
Minimum Voltage: Unknown
Maximum Voltage: Unknown
Configured Voltage: 1.2 V

u/Snownel · 2 pointsr/thinkpad

For the SSD, it's a no-brainer. You're far better off buying your own. Even with the BLACKFRIDAY10 coupon, the slot 1 upgrade is $319, the slot 2 addition is $527; a 970 EVO 1TB is $228, and you are guaranteed the best consumer-grade SSD on the market right now instead of playing the lottery.

For RAM, though, it's not as simple.

16 GB x2 of PC4-21300 SODIMM is $254.

The 32 GB x1 and 16 GB x2 upgrades are both $223 with the coupon.

The cheapest, however, is the 16 GB x1 upgrade at $74.41 with the coupon, plus another 16 GB x1 at $125, for a total of around $200.

Of course, if you get the 8 GB and replace it, 8 GB is worth around $60 new. However, I've never thought of the used RAM market as very strong, so I think you'd be lucky to get $20-30 right now. Alternatively, you could keep it for later.

I'm not sure how this works with Perks instead of the current coupon because I'm lazy, but "get the cheapest and just buy your own upgrades" is not always the least expensive route.

u/BBGonda · 1 pointr/thinkpad

I hear you. This is why I got the WQHD on my T480s. It's a gorgeous screen. I want to upgrade my new T440s to a FHD and was thinking of the same display. Where exactly did you buy it from? I was looking at this one under $50 on Amazon:

u/maycol15 · 1 pointr/thinkpad

Thank you very much for your reply.

I decided to go for the T490,
right now both the T480 and T490 are the same price for te base config with core i7 and WQHD. But the T490 has a slightly faster turbo boost and has a brighter display.

I will get one 32gb Ram module: Samsung 32GB DDR4 2666MHz RAM Memory Module for Laptop Computers (260 Pin SODIMM, 1.2V) M471A4G43MB1

And the 2TB Crucial NVME SSD.

u/kevin_jarrett · 1 pointr/thinkpad

x2, rocking a Havit HV-F2056, love it - machine runs literally cool to the touch.

u/Copywright_Deez · 1 pointr/thinkpad

Sweet! Thanks!

[here's the USA version for anyone else searching](thermal grizzly kryonaut thermal grease paste - 1.0 gram

u/ArugulaZ · 2 pointsr/thinkpad

I use the Nimitz caddy. It fits perfectly in several ThinkPad models and has 4.5 star feedback on Amazon. It's in my T530 right now, with a 500GB spinning plate drive inside it. By contrast, I bought one of those cheap caddies, and it wouldn't even fit in my T430! The bezel's not properly cut for it.

u/edge_basics · 1 pointr/thinkpad

It's nothing special, just a cheap cooling pad. I didn't want to spend the money on an actual docking system, so I bought that and a USB-C hub for all my peripherals.

Thanks for the compliment by the way!

u/GatsbyGlen · 3 pointsr/thinkpad

I got the configuration 50% off through JPChase perks, I couldn't pass it up, so I just got the RAM. However, it is pretty cheap. My configuration came with the RAM below, and they inserted it under the keyboard. So the remaining two slots are easily accessible under the back cover, although I don't think I need more than 64.

u/remembertosmilebot · 1 pointr/thinkpad

Did you know Amazon will donate a portion of every purchase if you shop by going to instead? Over $50,000,000 has been raised for charity - all you need to do is change the URL!

Here are your smile-ified links:


Never forget to smile again | ^^i'm ^^a ^^friendly bot

u/trashcan86 · 2 pointsr/thinkpad

Holy shit, you are paying way too much for all of those. I would go for this:

This one has an i7 processor, way better battery, and way better build quality. Supports two SSDs as well. You can use the promo code "ARROW" (no quotes) to bring the price to $266.

Adding a 250 GB SSD and 16 GB RAM should bring the price to $450. You would have a total of 500 GB of storage and 16 GB RAM, and an i7 processor to boot. Resolution is 1600x900.

u/AffordableSpoon · 1 pointr/thinkpad

This is a legit lenovo battery, I have been using it for months with no issue.

I also don't think this laptop can really be called an ultra book at all. It's huge, it's heavy, it's thick. It's a great laptop but it certainly doesn't belong in the same category as the macbook air or dell xps 13.

u/inubaran · 3 pointsr/thinkpad

Not the answer you’re looking for but sharing it anyway as you might have not considered it. I’m not sure about your reason why you would want a 16gb x16gb config but for mine I got 16gb stock and bought a 32gb. The reason is so I could keep my exisiting RAM and if I plan to upgrade in the future then I just replace the 16Gb with another 32gb. I got mine from amazon. Cheaper now on Black Friday sale: Samsung 32GB DDR4 2666MHz RAM Memory Module for Laptop Computers (260 Pin SODIMM, 1.2V) M471A4G43MB1

u/pablomarchant · 1 pointr/thinkpad

Just thought I'd share my end results, got my t450s this monday, and had already ordered a 1TB samsung 850 evo SSD for all of my data:

And a Trascend 128 GB M.2 (42 mm) SSD for the operating system

My model came with the smart card reader, and no integrated mobile broadband. Following the hardware maintenance manual I was pleased to see how straightforward it was to remove the bottom cover and do the changes (disabled the internal battery before doing anything though). Here's a pic of the t450s without the bottom cover, showing the free M.2 slot, and one with the samsung SSD inside

Afterwards I installed Fedora 21 on the M.2 drive and configured the 2.5 SSD as my home drive. Needed to disable secure boot and also change the UEFI setting to legacy (otherwise Fedora would get stuck while booting). As reported by lots of people trackpoint buttons do not work properly, but fixes for that are already in the kernel so they should work eventually.

u/xoxoburnburn · 1 pointr/thinkpad

I'm pretty sure this is compatible with the t450s. I was eyeing it for a while until I found out I was barely using 2.5 GB out of 4 GB with linux.

u/DenderaFields · 3 pointsr/thinkpad

I just ordered one too, and I've got the same questions as you (minus the warranty)! Though, I am looking at the Samsung Evo 1TB SSD: It's the best for the money from the research I've done, and it's at the lowest price it's ever been. I just want to make sure I won't need an adapter or anything for it.

u/DeanbonianTheGreat · 1 pointr/thinkpad

for ram you could install 2 of these kits. any ddr3 sodimm memory should work

upgrading the screen on the w540 is easier than the t430, the bezel just pulls straight off. Just dont do what I did and try to put 4k screen in cos I did that and fried my motherboard!

the fastest cpu that will work in that laptop is the i7 4940MX

u/fly3rs18 · 1 pointr/thinkpad

This looks cool for a portable battery. It only charges at 30W, but that can still be very useful.

u/mrbig1999 · 1 pointr/thinkpad

Lenovo has removed some of these from the website (boo!). But the key is that 55++ batteries will do fine. Did you mean to pull the website?

Read the comments though - it sounds like it may NOT be the Lenovo battery. The picture is confusing, as it shows a 25++ battery.

This is the 70++ battery, which will work on T410/20/30.

Once you get your battery, go through the Power Manager settings as well - you can tweak your battery settings quite extensively.

u/sehlhorst · 1 pointr/thinkpad

Here's the link I used at Amazon to buy it. I will be buying a second one for international travel as well as this 60W charger ( for recharging the things (right now I only have 18W chargers. I'd like to be able to recharge one quickly while at the airport or whatever.

u/Flying_Cat · 1 pointr/thinkpad

Not bad. You can supposedly play GTA V on it without a hitch on low settings at 720p. For video, it can push a 4k display.

I personally have done molecular graphics on the UHD 620 and its been fine. If you need the GPU Though, you could get an X1 with a thunderbolt 3 port and then get an eGPU dock. Lenovo even has one .

u/pfkninenines · 5 pointsr/thinkpad

Definitely works fine with 16GB. I've used 2 x 8GB DDR3 1600 then upgraded to 2 x 8GB 1866 which worked with a custom bios at the full 1866 speed. Both were sets from Amazon 2 x 8GB DDR3 1600 and 2 x 8GB DDR3 1866.

u/largelcd · 5 pointsr/thinkpad

Is Grizzly Kryonaut the best thermal paste one could apply on the Thinkpads?

u/evanchsa · 2 pointsr/thinkpad

I ordered a T450s with the 16GB M.2 card and a Smartcard reader. I decided to replace the 16GB M.2 with a 256GB M.2:

I wanted to move the Windows 8.1 installation to the M.2 so I used a drive cloner:

It worked well and was the best of the software that I used (I cloned 3 times before getting things working).

The gotcha is that after cloning the drive you must remove it before booting back to Windows 8.1 (and probably Windows 8). If you don't do this Windows gets confused.

u/markschieldrop · 3 pointsr/thinkpad

Crucial DDR4 is always a good bet. I've been buying crucial for decades and have never had a bad stick.

u/lightproof · 1 pointr/thinkpad

The maximum is 16GB. Not sure about 2133 MHz though. I have 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance (1600 MHz) installed, works great -

Not sure if 2133 or 2600 MHz would make much difference.

u/erm_what_ · 0 pointsr/thinkpad

The ideal would be to daisy chain thunderbolt displays, but that'll get pricey.

Your best bet is to get an eGPU and run them off of that. You only get one display port per Thunderbolt port (USB-C might or might not have it depending on the specs), so you're limited by what that can output.

USB alone probably won't cut it for 3 displays, but I might be wrong and it might cope at 1080.

This is an option if you want to stay on brand, and not too pricey compared to other TB3 docks:

Or this one had a mobile GTX 1050 inside it, but costs as much as a bigger eGPU:

u/pptrw · 2 pointsr/thinkpad

Hi there , Im thinking of upgrading from the stock i5 to either your processor or the i7 2760qm/ 2670qm ( as its cheaper) The bios version on my laptop is 1.36 would i need to update to the latest bios (1.52) before this upgrade would work. Also is the ram you bought the as I am also thinking of upgrading from the 4gb stick in my laptop. If so would i also need to update from 1.36 before this Ram upgrade. Thanks in advance.

u/pablomoca · 1 pointr/thinkpad

If 2133Mhz is the max the RAM runs at, would this then be a good option for added RAM?

Crucial 16GB

u/bjones1024 · 1 pointr/thinkpad

From what I've heard, the memory controller in the T430s only supports up to 8GB per module (i.e. 16 GB total in the T430s since there are only 2 SODIMM slots) and in order to get support for 16GB modules, you have to upgrade to at least a Broadwell-generation model (2 generations newer).

I'm not sure what RAM speeds the T430s supports, but when I upgraded to 16GB, I got this (1600MHz):

u/oishiiburger · 2 pointsr/thinkpad

I don't have a part number for the pad, and I'm relatively sure it's a knockoff of some kind. However it has been working great. I ordered it from this listing:

The backlight on my keyboard does indeed work, but it worked before, and all I did with the keyboard was remove it and put it back after the new trackpad was installed.

The wallpaper is from u/lostwithtrackpad, found here:

u/kleyne · 2 pointsr/thinkpad

Hey don't get that one lol. Apparently it's the cheap version. You'll want the Synaptics version. That would be this one..

u/diagnosedADHD · 2 pointsr/thinkpad

Depending on what kind of condition your machine is in, you probably should just fix the LCD. Because you have the i7 version, buying another x220 with ~$150 would only be a downgrade to an i5. You can buy a new IPS panel for about $45 on amazon, and if you're going to get an msata, you should consider a mydigitalssd 128gb drive, which I bought for $60. The msata port runs on sata 2, so it doesn't matter to buy high bandwidth msata ssd's like the Samsung evo 840, because you won't actually get that speed. My x220 boots windows 8 in about 2-4 seconds.

Links to what I am referring to:

If the panel doesn't work, then you could just buy a refurbished x220, and use the IPS panel in that one along with the SSD. You would have a hard time finding a refurbished x220 with an ips for $150

u/bednarowski · 2 pointsr/thinkpad

on 8gb and 2x8gb also you can check how easy it is to replace here

u/AveryGreen · 1 pointr/thinkpad

Been thinking about getting this one for a while for my x240. It has good reviews and would be the form factor you need. That being said I don' have it just yet.

u/Mysanityranaway · 1 pointr/thinkpad

Crucial. It's a good company and one of the few 16 gb 2666. Crucial 16GB Single DDR4 2666.

u/srosendahl · 2 pointsr/thinkpad

I just installed this Samsung 32GB DDR4 2666MHz RAM Memory Module for Laptop Computers (260 Pin SODIMM, 1.2V) M471A4G43MB1 in my T490 (that came with an 8GB soldered to the motherboard). So now it has a total of 40GB, works great, no issues.

u/leetNightshade · 1 pointr/thinkpad

Why not fix the hinge (ebay) and replace the battery? Total should come out to less than $100.

It wouldn't surprise me if they did go down in quality, I don't have anything to add there. I bought a T420 last year and hoping to keep it for as long as possible.

u/zachsandberg · 1 pointr/thinkpad

Personally, I'd replace the touchpad. While you have it apart you can clean any mineral deposits or corrosion with isopropyl alcohol. I think the Trackpad is about $30.

u/Konkey_Dong_Country · 1 pointr/thinkpad

Ohhh, well crap. Kinda makes charging via USB pointless then for me. I figured if it can charge Macbooks, it should be the same

edit: This one looks like it charges up to 30w. Still not enough? I wish this was more clear

u/justbrain · 2 pointsr/thinkpad

Yep, took out the 8GB module, replaced it with this:

Samsung 32GB DDR4 2666MHz RAM (

So 8GB soldered + 32GB on only one slot; voila 40GB.

u/dabox01 · 1 pointr/thinkpad

Most posts/forums I've seen recommend this Crucial model. The same model you have in your guide. I'll know if it works once I do the upgrade. Beware though that if you put 12GB RAM in the laptop, you'll only get dual channel capability on the first 8GB and the remaining 4GB will be single channel since that capability only is possible in pairs of the same capacity.

u/trungchan · 3 pointsr/thinkpad

The ram you have listed will most likely work. But do keep in mind, the X220 unofficially supports 16gb ddr3 ram. I am currently using that right now, and it is quite fast. Here is the link to the ram that I was talking about:

u/brianzmiusa · 1 pointr/thinkpad

May I self-nominate two of our product offerings? Thx.

ZMI PowerPack 20000 (QB820) PD Enabled Battery Pack and USB 2.0 Hub:

ZMI 45W PD Power Brick:

u/pumpkinwithmustache · 1 pointr/thinkpad

I'm about to order one.

Planning to go with this single 16GB Crucial RAM stick for now ( And probably this 512GB Sata (not sure that the speed difference will matter much to me) SSD: $100 for the RAM, $140 for SSD.

u/gts250gamer101 · 9 pointsr/thinkpad

[You can buy a new battery](Lenovo Genuine 9 Cell Extended Life Thinkpad Battery 70++ (Mfg p/n; 0A36303-70++, Original Sealed Manufacturers Retail Packaging) Apparently they use the same type as W530. I might have to buy one myself :D

u/DRK3931 · 1 pointr/thinkpad

I have this one coming in the mail tomorrow and other users have vouched for it

It's used in this laptop and the performance is detailed in this review

It's mentioned a fair amount int his subreddit

u/apostulates · 1 pointr/thinkpad

Amazon sells new, factory-sealed Lenovo 70++ (9-cell) batteries for the T430 here:

They are also available from Newegg here:

u/matidj · 1 pointr/thinkpad

er, I just bought the same RAM from Amazon (UK and it doesn't work. Turns on, fans come on for a second, then they turn off slowly. Keyboards lights up, and goes down immediately. Beware fellow X1E owners.

u/A_Behrmann · 2 pointsr/thinkpad

I picked everything up from amazon.


Links below:



u/mircolino · 3 pointsr/thinkpad

Yes. Samsung I believe is currently the only company manufacturing a 2666MHz 32GB SODIMM but it's rated at CL19.

u/angelsl · 1 pointr/thinkpad

I use a ZMI (brand under Xiaomi) QB820. It's rated for 40W at 20V output.


N.B. MSRP in China is 299 CNY, which is quite a bit cheaper than the price on Amazon. Buy it from Taobao if you can.

u/chx_ · 1 pointr/thinkpad

Although we usually say the reps don't know anything about the future, this I believe because that's what Amazon says too: says ships within 2-5 weeks.

u/saperkus · 1 pointr/thinkpad

No, this one will also not work, as it's M.2 2280 SATA3.

You need a NVMe SSD, like this one.

u/misstoecracksalot · 1 pointr/thinkpad

This is the one I'm using on my T460p I have windows 10 installed on it and a linux distro on my main ssd. I have the main linux ssd as the primary boot option in the BIOS and I just F12 whenever I want to use the windows ssd. I haven't had any issues with this set up.

The link says it's used but I bought a new one.

u/c31083 · 2 pointsr/thinkpad

Here's another option from Crucial memory that will work for you: - 8GB for $62

u/kspconfused · 5 pointsr/thinkpad

Figure $200-ish for the laptop, another ~$100 for the CPU, $150 for the SSD (though you could save $50), $30-40 for the keyboard, $100+ for the RAM, plus the cost of the screen upgrade if it originally came with the HD screen, and labor hours to install all of those upgrades, it might just be, depending on how new those parts are.

u/check_maet · 1 pointr/thinkpad

Is there a limit to SSD capacity you can connect to WWAN slot? Will this drive work: ?