Lenovo ThinkPad T460P Disassembly and RAM, SSD upgrade guide


Intel 6th Gen Core i7-6700HQ Quad Core processors. Up to 1.7x the performance of U Series CPUs
13% Thinner and 15% lighter.
Up to WQHD IPS display.
Corporate ready with docking and vPro.
Up to 32GB DDR4 memory (2 DIMM)
Up to 12 Hours (72WHr)
I/O (Input/Output) Ports: 3 x USB 3.0 RJ45, Mini DisplayPort™, HDMI™, 4-in-1 Card Reader, 3.5 mm Headphone / Microphone Smart Card Reader (optional) Touch Sensor Fingerprint Reader WWAN (optional)
WLAN: Intel® Snowfield Peak vPro™ (8260NGW M) + Bluetooth® 4.1, Intel® Snowfield Peak Wi-Fi 2 x 2 a/c Non-vPro™ (8260NGW MNV) + Bluetooth® 4.1, Broadcom® 2 x 2 a/c + Bluetooth® 4.1

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First of all, you should prepare an M.2 NGFF 2242 SSD.

1. Removing the battery and bottom case
Unlock and remove the battery.
Remove all screws securing the bottom case.
Pry up the bottom case with a plastic tool.

Lenovo ThinkPad T460P’s bottom case, it is made of magnesium alloy.

2. Upgrade Options
When the bottom case is removed, you can get access to the hard drive, RAM, CMOS battery, wireless card, and cooling system.

Lenovo ThinkPad T460P has two RAM slots. My T460P comes with one 8GB DDR4 RAM.
According to Lenovo website information, the laptop supports up to 32GB DDR4 RAM.

There is a layer of shock absorption sponge under the hard drive.

The laptop features a 9.5mm 500GB hard drive, and you can replace it with 2.5″ SSD.

The laptop has a WWAN 22*42 NGFF slot. It also supports 2242 NGFF SSD.

Install the SSD and tighten the screws.

Turn on the laptop and enter BIOS setup, you can see the SSD is detected successfully.
Now you can install the windows system to the SSD.


  1. Hi I am planning to buy t460p. Just wanted to know if I can install the faster pcienvm ssd drive in laptop. Can I use the above pictures to achieve same? Thanks for above process as I was searching for long time on Internet and for first time was able to detailed installation.

    • You can find PCIe SSD option on Thinkpad T460p specification list on Lenovo website, I think the laptop should be support PCIe SSD, but it is very hard to find the 22*42 PCIe SSD on newegg or ebay. I suggest you contact Lenovo to confirm it.


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