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Armigeri66
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Lenovo Y700-34ISH: SSD failing SMART notice, how to replace

Intel's Rapid Storage Utility popped up a S.M.A.R.T. notice that my Samsung original equipment SSD, Drive C: with Win 10 Pro operating system, is going to fail (after 30 months of service). Initial reaction was to purchase a new SSD, migrate the original SSD to the new SSD, then install the new SSD in place of the old. Downloaded Samsung's migration software, but further research indicated the migration software did not recognize the old SSD, and online shopping could not find any current Samsung SSDs compatible with my Y700-312SH. (Learned in the process I would need to find a "sled" to fit a new SSD into the slots in the case).

 

So am "waiting" for the failure of my C: drive, but without a remedy.

 

Any suggestions?

 

Mod:  edited the Suject line to correct the model number (as 312SH does not exist) and expand the problem description

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Re: Lenovo Y700-312SH SSD Replacement

Hi Armigeri66,

 

Welcome to the Community Forums.

 

First priority is to try to back up your files to a separate location like online storage cloud or USB thumb drives. 

 

If the drive failure itself is preventing Samsung magician then just proceed doing a clean installation of Windows instead then download and install remaining drivers from the support site.

 

I hope this helps answer your query.

 

Regards



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Armigeri66
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Re: Lenovo Y700-312SH SSD Replacement

Samsung Magician does not support the Samsung SSD in my Y700-31SH, and the Y700 apparently will not support current Samsung replacement SSDs. And from what resource do I do a clean install of windows? My backup drive?

 

 

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Re: Lenovo Y700-312SH SSD Replacement

Hi Armigeri66

 

Recheck the BIOS if the machine does detect the new drive.

 

Proceed with clean installation via USB flash drive as described here and here. There would also be a lot of videos and articles that you can resource to learn the process over the internet and likewise the Community. 

 

You can take time on reviewing your plan of action as well as backing up your important files.

 

Regards

 



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