03-04-2018 12:37 PM
Hi! First time poster.
I'm considering upgrading my Legion Y520 from a 256GB SSD (NVMe SAMSUNG MZVLW256) to a 1TB SSD. I'm looking at a Samsung 960 EVO Series - 1TB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD (MZ-V6E1T0BW).
My question is... are there any compatibility issues with the upgrade?
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03-04-2018 10:06 PM
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It should work fine IMHO as lot of users have successfully upgraded with Samsung 960 SSD.
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03-05-2018 01:46 AM
03-05-2018 02:07 AM
I don't think so there will be any issues. Also according to this site, they are selling 1TB Samsung 960 SSD for Legion Y520. So look for the reseller with a good return policy in case.
04-11-2018 03:22 PM - edited 04-11-2018 03:24 PM
Okay, after being backordered for some time, I got my Samsung 1TB SSD (MZ-V6E1T0BW). After some Googling & seaching I can't find an upgrade procedure to upgrade from my existing 256GB SSD. The problem is that there is only one PCIe-NVMe slot on my Y520 and I don't have (and can't find) an external USB connector for a PCIe-NVMe drive. Samsung Magician doesn't seem to support this.
I have Acronis True Image and want to clone the existing SDD to an external USB hard drive, install the new SSD and restore the drive image to the new SSD. Will that work? Any Windows 10 licensing issues? I'd like to hear from someone who has actually done this.
Any other ideas?
Thanks in advance,
04-11-2018 03:42 PM
04-12-2018 04:22 PM - edited 04-12-2018 04:26 PM
Okay I installed the new SSD and booted successfully by booting from the Acronis USB then cloning the existing (smaller) SDD to a USB Hard Drive, replacing the existing SSD with the 1TB and cloning the USB Hard Drive back to the now installed 1TB. Seems to have worked great except....
Upon boot my task bar tells me "No Audio Output Device Installed" (of course no sound). I downloaded the Realtek drivers and reinstalled. Device manager lists the Realtek driver with an warning indicator. I re-installed the factory SSD and the audio works fine so it's not a hardware issue. This is the last thing I thought I'd have a problem with.
Can anyone help?
04-12-2018 04:33 PM
04-12-2018 07:47 PM - edited 04-12-2018 07:48 PM
Thanks so much aldumas. That cracked the code! The sfc /scannow was a great suggestion, but didn't help. Making an Acronis Image backup of the old drive and a recovery to the new drive fixed the problem. I must have selected a wrong option when performing my cloning procedure.
In any case, everything looks great now.