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Lenovo Y520 SSD choice

2019-07-24, 13:24 PM



I want to upgrade my computer with a SSD, as it is very slow with the 5400 RPM HDD. I am now choosing between Samsun 970 EVO Plus, which I know is working with the laptop, and Adata XPG SX 8200 Pro. The Samsung is 500 GB and Adata is 1 TB, both for the same price and they're very similar in performance. I would buy the Adata immediately, but I don't know if it is compatible with my laptop. Has anyone tested it?


My exact system:

i5 7300HQ

GTX 1050 4 GB




Thank you all in advance!


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Re: Lenovo Y520 SSD choice

2019-07-24, 16:53 PM



Welcome to the Community Forums.


Specification for did mention M.2 SSD / PCIe 3.0 x 4 for NVMe similar to both.


Recommended SSD are listed on the hardware manual (item14 page 66) but you are not restricted to it as long as you get the same specifications.


The Samsung series seems a common choice for among fellow members. Adata XPG SX 8200 Pro was confirmed in Y530 from here but with the same specification, we expect to work too. Others may need to change some settings in the BIOS like here (message 49).


I suggest you check return options on either SSD just in case, OEM m.2 max offered I believe is 512gb so 1TB may not be confirmed but a real advantage as an advantage.


I hope this helps answer your query.

Update us ow it goes best for you.





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