Question Adding SSD 2.5" to laptop - Connector slot is taken to power a fan

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Hi, I have a Lenovo L340 (17" model) brand new laptop purchased from Very.co.uk around 9 months ago.

I purchased this laptop on the assumption that I would be able to add an additional SSD in the standard 2.5" SSD slot which is present in the laptop.

Unfortunately I have found out that the SSD slot inside the laptop does not come connectors included for adding the SSD.

More importantly the slot which would be used for plugging in the 2.5" SSD is taken and powering the laptop internal fans.

Please see photos at the links below:

https://ibb.co/ZW3DyB8

https://ibb.co/6s2jcRc


May there be a solution for me being able to add the additional SSD whilst powering the fan?

This is the laptop model LENOVO L340 17".

Many thanks, your support and advice is greatly appreciated.
 

nickeh1

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@Lutfij Many thanks for your reply and pointing me in the right direction with this.
I just took out the m2 which was in place and thats correct there is a slot underneath which looks like it would fit what you have linked in the message above.
Here's some photo of this below:
https://ibb.co/c8GKyZz
https://ibb.co/XDbHmbY



I just had a look in another laptop I have (Acer Aspire 5) and I found an adapter unused which looks similar to what you have linked, but it doesnt seem to fit in the slot I have in the Lenovo laptop shown in the images above beneath the m2.
Do you know if this is a different adapter to the one I need? Please see photos below:
https://ibb.co/m95JbS8
 
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nickeh1

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I would have thought they all do the same thing but the one from the Acer Aspire 5 laptop doesn't even seem to fit in the same slot - maybe a different adapter? Might someone know about this?

I don't have a problem with buying another one apart from time contraints but it should be okay to order another.

The link you had sent above has 2 results - do you know which one it is that I need for this solution?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Deal4GO-Y540-17IRH-L340-17API-L340-17IRH-NBX0001NV10-Grey/dp/B08BJ8T8VH/ref=sr_1_1?ascsubtag=tomshardware-gb-8153879000584635000-20&geniuslink=true&keywords=Deal4GO+NBX0001NV10&qid=1662570509&sr=8-1

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Deal4GO-Heatsink-Thermal-Latitude-Precision-Gold/dp/B08DMRJPW1/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ascsubtag=tomshardware-gb-8153879000584635000-20&geniuslink=true&keywords=Deal4GO+NBX0001NV10&qid=1662570509&sr=8-1-fkmr0


One other concern of mine is sometimes using adapters can limit performance of the component - do you think Read / Write speeds could be effected when converting with an adapter in this way?
 

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