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How can I install a 1TB HDD on my Legion Y720?

2018-03-29, 22:45 PM

So, my Y720 model came with the 512 GB SSD, and eventually I'm running out of space.

I opened the Laptop to see the interior, but there was no cable to connect the HDD (You can see it on the image below).

Is there anything I can do? I don't really know if it supports the HDD since it came with the SSD, but that's the only diference, so it shouldn't be a problem. It even has a dedicated space to place the HDD so... I don't really know what to say now besides if I can do anything to use my HDD + the SDD, instead of buying a 1TB SSD, which is expensive.

 

 

Note: The Laptop went to repair about 2 months ago, and I only opened today to see if I could upgrade it, but I noticed that that metal part under the spot where you place the HDD looked kinda like someone did something there, looks damaged. I don't know.

 

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Re: How can I install a 1TB HDD on my Legion Y720?

2018-03-30, 5:16 AM

It does seem you will need the bracket and the proper ribbon cable.
Please refer to this topic:
https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Gaming-Laptops/ADDING-HDD-to-Y720-how-do-i-get-cable-and-bracket/td-p/3661309

I can see it's not available everywhere but there are third parties that sell it as well.

I wouldn't worry about those tiny dents. Those metal sheets in places like that are usually paper thin and are mainly for thermal/e-m reasons not mechanical.

Please note the hard drive has to be a slim (7mm).

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Re: How can I install a 1TB HDD on my Legion Y720?

2018-03-30, 17:55 PM

Ok thanks for your reply, but I've got just 2 more questions that you could answer:

 

If I upgrade my Laptop it shoulnd't void my waranty right? They just don't cover these parts.

Is it recommended that I format the whole computer just because I mounted the new HDD into place or should Windows recognize it right away?

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Re: How can I install a 1TB HDD on my Legion Y720?

2018-03-31, 3:24 AM

It's always best to read the Terms and Conditions of the warranty first.
You should be OK as long as the access panel doesn't have any warranty seals.
Warranty protects you mainly from factory faults. If something goes wrong with your laptop that is not connected to anything you've done while upgrading then you should be fine. Always refer to a professional if you're unsure what you're doing.

 

This should help:

https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/legion_y720-15ikb_hmm_201703.pdf

You do not have to do anything after you install the new drive. Assuming you're using Windows: open Disk Management after you install it. You'll see a new inactive drive. Disk Management should prompt you straight away if you want to initialize it. Choose either MBR or GPT (recommended) when prompted. Then right click on the empty space and create primary partition. Use NTFS and do a quick format. Voila!

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Re: How can I install a 1TB HDD on my Legion Y720?

2018-03-31, 11:44 AM

Thank you very much for your help. Have a nice day.

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