Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 5th 2017 Disassembly and RAM, SSD Upgrade Options


Processor: Intel Core i7-7600U Processor 2.50 GHz (4MB Cache, up to 4.0GHz)
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro (64 bit)
Display Type: 14″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, non-touch
Memory: 16 GB 1866 MHz LPDDR3
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 620
Hard Drive: 128 GB SSD SATA
WLAN: Intel® Dual-Band Wireless-AC 8265 2 x 2 AC + Bluetooth® 4.1
Battery: 3 cell battery, 57Wh, up to 15 hours

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Because of the need to upgrade the hard disk, so choose the smallest 128GB SSD.
I ordered an Intel 600p 512G NVMe SSD on Amazon to replace the original Samsung CM871a 128G SATA3 SSD.

Although Intel 600P used the TLC, but the performance is outstanding. It is much better than the Plextor M5Pro on my Thinkpad T430S. Although the performance is not as good as the same level of Samsung 960 Evo, but the Samsung does not have a 5-year warranty of TLC products, the most critical point, Intel 600P cheaper than Samsung 960 Evo.

Remove all screws from the bottom case and remove the case.
Under the bottom case, you can get access to the battery, SSD, Wi-Fi card, heat sink, and cooling fan.
The laptop comes with an 11.58V, 57Wh Li-ion battery, Lenovo: SB10K97586, 01AV429.
Remove the SSD by removing one screw and take out the SSD from its slot.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5th 2017 also has a WWAN M.2 2242 slot, which you can install a 4G LTE module, but I did not find the WWAN antenna.

Here’s Intel 600P 512GB SSD test result on my Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 5th 2017.



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