11-24-2017 02:58 AM
The laptop model is y520 151BN / 80WK
I bought a cheap SSD called -> Solid State Drive Intel E5400s, 120GB, M.2
I installed it in the laptop however BIOS or Windows 10 is unable to see it .
Can you please let me know if this SSD is not compatible or what troubleshooting i could try ?
11-24-2017 05:30 AM
Welcome to the Community Forums.
You can try to check if the BIOS would recognize the M.2 SSD SATA Intel E5400s but most likely you need to get a PCIe M.2 SSD instead.
Checking on the specifications for the Y520 15IBN 80WK:
-2.5 inch, 7mm, SATA G3
-SSD, PCIE (M.2), 128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB
Part number 01FR500 Lenovo AM6671 M.2 2280 256GB PCIe LENSE20256GMSP34MEAT2TA SSD
Part number 01FR501 Lenovo AM6671 M.2 2280 512GB PCIe LENSE20512GMSP34MEAT2TA SSD
Part number 01FR511 Samsung PM981 512GB M.2 2280 PCIe MZVLB512HAJQ-000L2 SSD
Does an M.2 SSD support both SATA and PCIe?
What would happen if I connect a PCIe M.2 SSD to an SATA-only M.2 port or vice versa?
Hope this helps answer your query.