Question Is upgrading the motherboard on a Lenovo T530 90L300FDMW possible?

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Hey, I'm new here and I had a question.
I bought this pc in january and I recently have started to go tight on space left for games etc. and I wanted to install a new ssd when I realized that the one m.2 slot I wanted to use for a new ssd I bought was occupied by a wireless network card, and I was wondering if anyone here knows if upgrading the motherboard would be possible and link a good motherboard with 3 m.2 slots included with a WL
AN for a decent price (preferably not over 370 USD)
 

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That existing motherboard almost certainly has regular SATA III ports.

No need to look at only an M.2 drive, especially for games. A 2.5" SATA III SSD will do just fine, and be far far cheaper and less hassle than new motherboard+new drive(s).
 
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That existing motherboard almost certainly has regular SATA III ports.

No need to look at only an M.2 drive, especially for games. A 2.5" SATA III SSD will do just fine, and be far far cheaper and less hassle than new motherboard+new drive(s).
Yea you got a point there, but with my IQ i decided to buy a new m.2 ssd without looking into the computer so I can't use it and I don't know if I should buy a 2.5" or a new MOBO
 
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Any possibility of returning the M.2 you bought?
I bought it in match and when I was about to open the packaging I didn't think about if I had to return it so I just opened up the package without any care so it looks pretty beat up and I don't think they will accept it sadly. I have tried selling it to my friends but none of them need it for now.
 
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Again, what drives are already in this system, and what is the exact M.2 you bought?

Make/model/size, please.
the ssd I bought was an Kingston A2000 500GB NVMe M.2 SSD
width22 mm
depth80 mm
height3.5 mm

and I don't quite know what you mean with "drives"
 

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Hey, I'm new here and I had a question.
I bought this pc in january and I recently have started to go tight on space left for games etc. and I wanted to install a new ssd when I realized that the one m.2 slot I wanted to use for a new ssd I bought was occupied by a wireless network card, and I was wondering if anyone here knows if upgrading the motherboard would be possible and link a good motherboard with 3 m.2 slots included with a WL
AN for a decent price (preferably not over 370 USD)
T530 is a laptop model unless you have some rare country specific desktop with that model number. You will not be swapping motherboards in that, laptop motherboards are very customized for the case/screen they are made for. You will need a standard SATA drive or the system may have an mSATA slot available. T430 models have a free mSATA slot on them, I don't remember if the T530 does. Plus I don't think the T530 even has a PCIe M.2 slot on it, it's a bit older model and may be before nvme drives were in use. Again assuming this T530 is the laptop model.
 

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