06-27-2012 10:50 AM
I have an Y570 i5-2430 with a slow 500gb 5400rpm harddrive. I look to improve my harddrive performance, so i thought about changing it to SSD, but that is too expensive for similar capacity and changing to a 7200rpm drive will not give any significant boost i think.
So i thought about adding mSata SSD to create a rapiddrive, but after searching forums and internet I found no information about how i can do it myself.
The question is:
a) will any manufacturer's mSata SSD from 32gb to 64gb fit?
b) will i need to reinstall windows? if yes, is it in any special way?
c) will my laptop support rapiddrive as it was from factory without ssd?
Any help is appreciated )
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07-30-2012 06:03 AM
07-30-2012 08:42 AM
I can't take a photo of it now, will post it in a few hours.
However, I can show you it's location on an image taken from hw maintenance guide.
So, as you can see, it's under mini PCI express slot (slot with wifi adapter) and to the left of the hard drive; it looks like pci express slot (though, in general, msata is not compatible with mpcie).
07-30-2012 11:29 AM
Here are the photos. Sorry for bad quality.
07-30-2012 12:52 PM