Lenovo offerings that have multiple drives

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  1. Mr. Boosh

    Mr. Boosh Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    As I consider possibly "upgrading" from my Vaio Z Canvas to something else, I am focusing on options that have space for multiple drives. My ideal setup is an NVMe boot drive and a second drive, either M.2 or a normal 2.5" that can house a SATA storage drive.

    I don't need the current generation, so it can be an older machine, but it seems like many only have a single drive now.

    I'm also considering getting a larger machine this time (up to 15"), which seems to be where the multiple drive layout would exist.

    Thanks guys.
     
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    I'm also interested to see if Lenovo has an X1 solution with multiple drives - but apparently they don't! :(
     
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    dellaster On Hiatus Senior Member

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    The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme 15" has two accessible M.2 drive slots, one populated at purchase and one open.



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  4. Starlight5

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  5. Mr. Boosh

    Mr. Boosh Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I'm guessing protocols still can't match, like NVMe + SATA, right? Because my ideal setup would be an NVMe boot drive and a 2TB large SATA m.2. I haven't looked in awhile but the large NVMe's are prohibitively expensive.

    Still rocking my Z Canvas as a desktop and it's doing just fine!
     
  6. Starlight5

    Starlight5 W I N T E R B O R N

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    @Mr. Boosh the m.2 2280 SSD slot is SATA/NVME, m.2 2242 slot is USB(WWAN)/NVME.
     
  7. Mr. Boosh

    Mr. Boosh Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    But can you mix protocols? Thought I read somewhere it's either both NVMe or both SATA. Maybe that's just with the Z Canvas?
     
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    @Mr. Boosh it's for Z Canvas because of raid, with other machines you usually can mix all you want. I need to see the schematics to make sure, though - maybe there's a mux switch that cancels out usage of NVME drive in 2242 slot when a 2280 NVME drive is used instead of SATA. And since datasheets do not mention this, I'd really rather see the schematics (or at least a board view) before pulling the trigger on a Thinkpad with dual SSD setup in mind.
     
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