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Uber Geek

# 259870 27-Oct-2019 12:10
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Hi All, I'm looking to restore a Lenovo T410i and it looks like it has a mSATA slot on the back but the internet is giving me mixed answers if this is indeed a mSATA slot or not.


Does anyone have a mSATA I could just test with to see if it works, I am in Auckland. Otherwise if anyone can confirm for me if this indeed is or is not a mSATA slot please.


Thank you


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Ultimate Geek

  # 2344093 27-Oct-2019 12:27
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I had a 410 and 420 at work and I know the 420 was mSata. I still have 2 mSata drives now in SATA cases. A 60Gb and a 250Gb. And having just oppened one up, to see the mSata card - that is a mSata slot in your pictures.

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Ultimate Geek

  # 2344133 27-Oct-2019 17:52
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You might want to read these:


Might be the same physical format, but could be a different electrical interface standard.
From that last link: The T420/s and up support mSATA.

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Uber Geek

  # 2344274 27-Oct-2019 22:24
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Cool thank you gent's I'll give it all a read.

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Ultimate Geek

  # 2344405 28-Oct-2019 13:40
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It seems that what you have is mPCIe


The T410i might also support mini-SATA 1.8 hard drives.


This thread probably covers your main options for storage.


Some of those 1.8 inch SSDs might be hard to come by, although I noticed that NewEgg appeared to have some Intel X18-M NOS.

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