Lenovo Thinkpad T480 SSD compatibility

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  1. 9ac3

    9ac3 Notebook Consultant

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    Hello everyone,

    I was wondering what SSD would be compatible with Thinkpad T480. I'm planning on ordering the T480 with a HDD (and 4 gb RAM) to save some money, as Lenovo charges a lot for its SSDs.

    Since I've never installed the M.2 SSD by myself, I was wondering if this ADATA SSD would be compatible : https://amzn.to/2JykjnP.

    Also, please feel to recommend other cheap M.2 512 gb (even higher) SSDs that are compatible with T480. I prefer the cheaper SATA SSDs to the more expensive NVMes.

    I am also planning on buying a used 16gb RAM from Ebay and adding it to the existing 4gb RAM.
     
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  2. 9ac3

    9ac3 Notebook Consultant

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    I guess the right way of framing my question would be "What is the form-factor of M.2 SSD for T480?".
     
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  3. jeremyshaw

    jeremyshaw Big time Idiot

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    2280 SSD, but you'll need the adaptor chassis, since it replaces the SATA 2.5" position entirely. The WWAN slot (2242?) can also be used, but I don't know to what effect (i.e, can it be used as a boot drive).
     
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    9ac3 Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks for the info. Doesn't the caddy adapter already come with the HDD?

    I want to remove my HDD and place in the SSD and then completely reinstall Windows there.
     
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    p0och Notebook Enthusiast

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    if the wan slot is unoccupied - a 2242 nvme (pretty sure its nvme but wort checking with lenovo) is supported. just buy a sata ssd for the 2.5 inch bay as you only get 2 lanes from the nvme caddy conversion and you pay a whole lot more for that.

    buy m2 sata with a diy caddy from ebay and save heaps. vs a nvme which means u have to get the specialised cable from lenov which is often $$$ plus waiting time.
     
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