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Add a second hard drive to Legion Y520T-25IKL

2018-07-12, 10:17 AM

Hi all,

 

I recently purchased a Legion Y520T-25IKL desktop PC from Lenova.

 

It came with a 1TB Hard Drive (SATA) and an Optical Drive.

 

The motherboard has two SATA connections which are used by both the hard drive and optical drive.

 

I would like to add a second SATA SSD. Is there an option to add more SATA connectors to the motherboard?

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Regards,

 

Bridgewell

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Re: Add a second hard drive to Legion Y520T-25IKL

2018-07-12, 10:42 AM

You cannot add new SATA ports to the motherboard, but that model should have a M.2 SSD connector on the motherboard just above and to the right of the top SATA connector, in which you can add a M.2 SSD.     LInke below is the 256GB version sold by lenovo that would have shipped with that model.     

 

The Lenovo System Service Parts site is down right now, so I cannot see if the parts to install the M.2 SSD are available or not.

 

 

Lenovo Legion Y520 Tower Hardware Maintenance Manual

https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/desktop_pub/y520t_series_hmm_20170601.pdf

 

256G,m.2,2280,pcie3x4,lnv,opal

https://lenovo.encompass.com/item/11449858/Lenovo/00UP470/256G,m.2,2280,pcie3x4,lnv,opal

 

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Re: Add a second hard drive to Legion Y520T-25IKL

2018-07-12, 11:12 AM

Thank you for your prompt reply.

 

Would the following be compatible with my system?

 

https://www.memoryc.com/23766-240gb-transcend-m-2-sata-iii-6gb-s-ssd-mts820s-3d-tlc-flash-80mm-form-factor.html

 

Thanks again,

 

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2018-07-12, 16:55 PM

No, because that is a M.2 SATA drive and you need a M.2 NGFF (2280) PCIe NVMe drive.   

 

One similar to this one should work, but I cannot say for sure since Lenovo sometimes whitelists only certain drives.    Perhaps someone from Lenovo can chime in and confirm that it is compatible with your model with 100% assurance..

 

Best of luck,

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2018-07-12, 19:16 PM

Okay. I think I've now found a compatible one.

 

https://www.memoryc.com/24155-500gb-samsung-970-evo-nvme-m2-solid-state-drive.html

 

I also opened my PC and I've found the M.2 SSD connector on the motherboard.

 

Exactly where you said it would be though I had to disconnect a few connections to get a good view of it.

 

 

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2018-07-13, 0:50 AM

Yeah, that is the 500GB version of the same EVO line, so it "should' work, but you might ask the seller if he can confirm compatibility, and accept returns should it not work before laying out the cash.    You will also need a screw to secure the card, so if you do not have one,most computer repair shops have coffee cans full of them lying around and will usually will part with a few of them for nothing.

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2018-07-13, 10:43 AM

I've plenty of screws and spare bits from PCs & Laptops lying here at home from over the years.

 

I found a compatible SSD at a reasonable price. €80 for a 256GB including delivery.

 

https://www.wdc.com/content/dam/wdc/website/downloadable_assets/eng/spec_data_sheet/2879-800086.pdf

 

Thanks again for all your advice.

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Lenovo y520t 25ikl ?

2020-05-24, 7:24 AM
Does anybody know the size of its hard drive is it 2.5 or 3.5 if any body can help would be much appreciated
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