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Adding a M.2 SSD to Y700-15ACZ for beginners

2016-03-14, 18:51 PM

I have been reading a bit, and it seems that there are conflicting info on the ability to add an M.2 SSD to the AMD version of the Y700-15ACZ laptop.

 

This is the model that I have:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/lenovo-15-6-laptop-amd-fx-series-8gb-memory-1tb-hard-drive-black/4577800.p?id=1219774252427&skuId=4577800

 

My ideal:

-Add a 128GB SSD to the M.2

-Load all data onto the SSD for faster boot time

-Keep the 1tb HDD for storage (music/pictures/videos)

 

Having never done anything like this before, is there something online like a walk-through or can someone give me some directions on what to get, and how to do it?  I see all over here for the Intel versions, but nothing for the AMD ones.

 

I have some tech knowledge, but it is mostly general, and was gained back in the 90s (horribly out of date). So I can understand some technical speak, but only at a "Middle-to-high school" level.

 

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Adding a M.2 SSD to Y700-15ACZ for beginners

2016-03-15, 14:27 PM

Hi imadude1134 , 

 

 

Welcome to the Community Forums. 

 

A good thread to read thru this upgrade here . A bit lengthy but have been tried by fellow members. 

For your Y700-15ACZ Machine number : 80NY0006US  

 

for the manual reference (Item 12 page 78-79) to summarize :

 

All Y700 models ("ACZ" and "ISK")

Drives preinstalled depending on configuration:

Samsung PM871 MZNLN128HCGR M.2 128GB
Samsung MZNLN256HCHP M.2 256GB
Samsung MZNLN512HCJH M.2 512GB
Liteon CV1-8B128 128GB M.2
Liteon CV1-8B256 256GB M.2
Liteon CV1-8B512 512GB M.2

 

"ISK" models only

NVMe drives preinstalled (PM951, a notch below SM951 & 950 Pro):
Samsung MZVLV128HCGR 128GB M.2 PCIe
Samsung MZVLV256HCHP 256GB M.2 PCIe
Samsung MZVLV512HCJH 512GB M.2 PCIe 

 

You may use the hardware manual as reference on page 40 or view the service training video here for additional directions.

 

Most SSD also comes with their own software similar to cloners that you can use to copy from the original drive. 

Self help too for reference here as example .

 

 

Take time to review your preference SSD SATA M.2 with any of those highlighted in green for AMD pc along with the sytem manual and service training videos that can help you on the upgrade.  

 

Hope this answered your query. 

 

 

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Re: Adding a M.2 SSD to Y700-15ACZ for beginners

2016-03-16, 16:05 PM
Thank you for the links, they are very helpful!

However, I am having difficulty finding the PM871 drives listed above in green.

Would one like either of these work?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TGIVZTW/ref=psdc_1292116011_t1_B00RZ6GO98

or:

http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Technology-2-Inch-Internal-CT250MX200SSD6/dp/B00RZ6GO98/ref=sr_1_6?s=pc&dd=yyjCfOXmT3ydvTEA0I5U2Q%2C%2C&ie=UTF8&qid=1458144033&sr=1-6&keywords=m.2+ssd&refinements=p_96%3A10155283011%2Cp_n_feature_three_browse-bin%3A6797518011%2Cp_89%3ACrucial%7CSamsung
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Re: Adding a M.2 SSD to Y700-15ACZ for beginners

2016-03-16, 17:19 PM

Hi imadude1134 , 

 

 

I tried to check similar to the ones on the hardware sheet Samsung MZNLN256HCHP M.2 256GB

Samsung PM871 256GB M.2 OEM SATA solid state drive,  SSD MZNLN256HCHP-00000   

 

While for the other pick was noted working from this thread which based on the specifications should also work even if it was tried on a  Y700-15ISK not Y700-15ACZ : 

Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB M.2 SSD (MZ-N5E250BW) 

 

Other discussion from this thread

 

As with all other purchases on electrical items , I always check for return options to be on the safe side. 

Update us how it would go from your end.

 

 

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