Lenovo X250 M.2 Slot

  1. Lenovo X250 M.2 Slot 2280
  2. Lenovo X250 M.2 Slot Drivers
  3. Lenovo X250 M.2 Slot 1tb
  4. Lenovo X250 M.2 Slot Ssd
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In this guide, I’ll be taking apart a Lenovo ThinkPad X250 in order to access and upgrade the hard drive, SSD and RAM.

Page 147: Replacing An M.2 Wireless-Wan Card 6. Place the notched end of the new memory module toward the contact edge side of the memory slot. Then insert the memory module into the slot at an angle of about 20 degrees. Pivot the memory module downward until it snaps into place. Page 148 Some computers might come with an M.2 wireless-WAN. A 4G LTE module (it fits in the available M.2 slot) with SIM card slot is available for $149. Performance Since this is an Ultrabook with ULV 15 watt Intel Broadwell 5th generation CPUs and the usual Intel HD 5500 integrated graphics, it generally is quiet and doesn't get hot.

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1. Removing the bottom cover

First of all, unlock and remove the battery.
Remove eight screws securing the bottom cover to the laptop.

Remove the SD card tray from the laptop.

Lenovo X250 M.2 Slot 2280

Here’s the SD card tray.

There are seven clips securing the bottom cover to the body.
You can release the clips with a guitar pick.
Once all clips were released, you can remove the bottom cover.

2. Upgrade the M.2 SSD

Under the bottom cover you can get access to the following internal components:
– Hard drive
– RAM module
– M.2 SSD
– Internal battery
– Heat sink and Cooling Fan
– Wireless card
– Speaker
The laptop comes with a 16GB 2242 M.2 SSD. My new M.2 2242 is Transcend MTS400 SATA3 M.2 SSD. By the way, Plextor M6G is also compatible the Lenovo ThinkPad X250.

Remove the screw and take the SSD out of its slot.

Install the Transcend MTS400 SATA3 M.2 SSD into the slot

3. Upgrade the hard drive and 2.5″ SSD

Lenovo X250 M.2 Slot Drivers

The laptop comes with a Seagate 500GB 7200RPM, and you can upgrade to a larger capacity hard drive, or replace it with a 2.5″ SSD.

In my case, I replace it with a 2.5″ Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB SSD.

Lenovo X250 M.2 Slot 1tb

4. Upgrade the RAM

Lenovo X250 M.2 Slot Ssd

The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 comes with an 8GB DDR3L-1600MHz RAM. It has to meet my daily needs, so I did not upgrade the memory, but a user has been upgraded to 16GB, and can be used normally, please see this thread from Lenovo forum.