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Legion Y530 - New M.2 Drive bends

2019-04-26, 4:10 AM

Recently picked up a Legion Y530 that only had an initial 1TB HDD and I decided I wanted to install a M.2 drive. I ordered the XPG SX8200 Pro and discovered just now that it will not fit comfortably inside the alloted space for the M.2 stick. There is a a small chip on the under side of the M.2 that gets pressed against the cable ribbon port and causes the M.2 to bend once I start screwing it in.

 

What am my options here? None of the laptop documentation I was able to find states I can only use single sided M.2s but I'm getting the feeling that is the case. 

 

Secondly, should the laptop have come with a M.2 screw? Couldn't help but notice mine did not, and while it's kind of minor, it's a little annoying to deal with at install. 

 

Appreciate any help I can get. 

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Re: Legion Y530 - New M.2 Drive bends

2019-04-26, 6:38 AM
1. In the HMM, it shows compatible m.2 SSD models. 01FR544 and 00UP480. Don't think you can do much other than selling the m.2 and purchasing the one in HMM or those being discussed in the forum here.

2. I realize many manufacturers doesn't include any screw for the m.2. We use HP 840 G3 here in the office thus whenever we were to buy separate m.2 SSD, we gotta go find some compatible screw for the m.2. I find this irritating as well.

*Non Lenovo employee*

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Re: Legion Y530 - New M.2 Drive bends

2019-04-26, 8:20 AM
Would you be able to point me in the direction of a guide on how to clean install windows 10 on a new M.2 drive?

Pulled a different 1-sided M.2 drive from another system and Windows 10 seems to get as far as the first restart during install but after that the system gets stuck at the Legion logo with a loading circle.

I have no clue how to proceed from there, and the M.2 is the only drive plugged in.
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Re: Legion Y530 - New M.2 Drive bends

2019-04-26, 16:11 PM

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Would you be able to point me in the direction of a guide on how to clean install windows 10 on a new M.2 drive?

Pulled a different 1-sided M.2 drive from another system and Windows 10 seems to get as far as the first restart during install but after that the system gets stuck at the Legion logo with a loading circle.

I have no clue how to proceed from there, and the M.2 is the only drive plugged in.

There is an issue with Windows 10 builds earlier than 1809 (not sure if it is 1803?) and Lenovo BIOS. If you install older Windows 10 builds, after first restart you will get a screen with dots spinning endlessly. I think the problem lies somewhere in the installation of  chipset drivers. Lenovo Y530 uses a Coffee Lake processor on a 300 series chipset. Older windows builds do not support the chipset or processor either. I am working on it to bypass this issue to install Windows 10 LTSB 2016.

The temporary solution is to install is to get a latest build by manually downloading Windows 10 build 1809 and using Rufus to create a bootable media or by using Media Creation Tool.

 

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Re: Legion Y530 - New M.2 Drive bends

2019-04-28, 19:42 PM
There's software meant to perfectly copy data from one drive to another to be used as your boot drive. Sometimes, this software is given free with your purchase of an SSD, but depends on where you buy it.

This video might help:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7H7D1HcfY9o&ab_channel=PCGamesN
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