02-05-2012 08:47 PM
I did a quick search to see if there were any posts already on this, but the only post I found in this forum area were for a U series computer that someone wanted to put an mSATA SSD in.
I just got my Y570 a few days ago. When I ordered the computer I noticed in the PDF tech sheet that one model of the Y570 came with a 64G mSATA SSD. I have the 08626LU which does not have the mSATA SSD nor can you order it with it. But since one of the models did come with the mSATA SSD, I would imagine that the basic structure of the Y570s is similar across the board. Therefore I was hoping that I could install it myself after I ordered it.
Tech support wasn't much help in trying to figure this out. So I was wondering if anyone has done this with their Y570. I was hoping to install around a 60G mSATA SSD.
02-08-2012 09:05 PM
I actually called tech support back and I was told that I can install a mSATA SSD in the mini PCI express slot in my computer - Ideapad Y570 08626LU. He also informed me that the computer would support such an upgrade.
I also asked about my warranty and if it would be voided, he informed me that it would NOT. He also added that Lenovo would NOT offer support for a third party SSD, which is to be expected.
Not sure why the first person in tech support couldn't give me detailed information, not to mention that she gave me incorrect information, unless I was given incorrect information by the tech in my second call.
So in a sense my inquiry still stands. Seeing as I received two conflicting answers about my question.
One tech said my computer is not capable of supporting a mSATA SSD, and offered no detailed information, even when asked. And the other tech said that I can physically install a mSATA SSD in the mini PCIe slot (he also provided detailed information and seemed like he knew what he was talking about more than the first tech). Called the same number both times.
I'm a bit confused.
10-08-2012 11:31 PM
Hello, I'm also looking at upgrading my non-SSD Y570 to add a mini PCIE mSATA SSD.
I found a SSD but I'm confused if it will work as it says it requires a mSATA slot, but the available slot on the Y570 is a mini PCIE slot? The ports look pretty identical for both but I'm not sure if they're compatible?
Can someone please shed some light on this for me? Thanks.
10-10-2012 11:09 PM
I was just looking at that very page.
It still seems a little indecisive? Some people say it works, others say its incompatible. Would be nice to get a definite answer before I commit $150 to something that might not work. But thanks for the reply.
10-11-2012 12:11 AM
D4... adding third party components to a laptop always runs a small risk of incompatibility,
but I guess any mSATA SSD should work fine in Y570 model.
You don't have to make a hasty decision, SSD prices are falling continuously, waiting for some time pays off
and may ask the dealer if you can return the item in case there is a problem.