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y510p HDD to SSD

2013-09-09, 18:09 PM

First off, I apologize if this has been answered before.

 

I have an y510p.  the 1TB 5400 HDD isn't cutting it for me.  I have a 256 GB SSD that I would like to swap in there.  What are my options?

 

One Key Recovery tells me my image will be about 105 GB. 

 

Question 1:

Can I create the image on an External USB, then swap out the HDD with the SSD, then recover from the external?  

 

Question 2:

Is it possible to re-set up the one key recover partition on the SSD after all is said and done? in case in the future, I'd like to get a larger SSD.

 

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Re: y510p HDD to SSD

2013-09-09, 20:20 PM

hi bobglaub,

 

Welcome to the Forums.

 

Regarding your questions:

1. If you'll be replacing the stock 2.5" 1TB HDD with a 2.5" SSD, you will not be able to restore the backup image that you saved from the external USB drive as you need the OneKey Recovery app installed first on the SSD before you can recover the file.

 

I recommend you:

     a. use a 2.5" SATA enclosure to convert the SSD into an external drive then from here, you can migrate the HDD to the SSD using using Paragon Backup & Recovery 12 Home (free trial).

     - Link to picture (complere guide here)

    b  use a Windows 8 installation disc to clean install Windows 8 into the drive.

 

2. Although I haven't tried this yet, doing a sector by sector partition copy should also allow you to run the OneKey Recovery app on the SSD (the only downside here is, you will need to match the space from the HDD to the SSD, thus, you will need a bigger SSD)

 


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Re: y510p HDD to SSD

2013-09-09, 20:49 PM
I would love to reinstall windows from a disc. But lenovo did not ship a disk with me. I don't know of its possible to get one from them either. Seems unlikely.
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Re: y510p HDD to SSD

2013-09-09, 22:24 PM

hi bobglaub,

 

Migrating from the HDD to the SSD is the ideal way for consumers who have no access to a Windows 8  installation disc.

 

AFAIK, the recovery disc that lenovo provides is a factory OS image and not an installation disc in which can be created using this method. If you're unable to do so, you may need contact lenovo support on how to go about getting a copy of the recovery disc.

 

 

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Re: y510p HDD to SSD

2013-09-09, 23:07 PM

I'll take a look at it and I appreciate your help.  :)

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Re: y510p HDD to SSD

2013-09-10, 4:24 AM
I've just spent the last 2 hours waiting and trying things. I've made a USB recovery. I've booted into that. But when I try to reset, it gives me an error. Every time. "There was a problem resetting your PC". I choose to fully wipe the drive and it gets to 41% and dies. Getting to the 41% takes about 35 minutes. The other option gets to 1% then dies. I shouldn't need to remove the msata for this to work should I?
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Re: y510p HDD to SSD

2013-09-10, 14:51 PM

hi bobglaub,

 

When you performed the reset, did you used it on the stock HDD or on the SSD?

   - if it's on the stock HDD and Reset Windows 8 doesn't work, how about Refresh Windows 8? These two procedures should work without taking out the stock mSATA SSD.

 

When you said you fully wipe the drive, do you mean you performed a format command on the command prompt or you did this via the Reset/Refresh Windows 8 procedure?

 

 

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Re: y510p HDD to SSD

2013-09-10, 16:18 PM
I was attempting the Reset on the SSD.

I was trying to fully wipe via the reset/refresh procedure. Most of my time was spent waiting for the reset. it took a LONG time to get to 41% before it died. I figured SSD's were fast, and my Vertex 4 was supposed to be one of the faster ones, so i'm confused as to why it takes so long.
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Re: y510p HDD to SSD

2013-09-10, 17:29 PM

hi bobglaub,

 

Can you try to:

1. Download a Windows 8 Enterprise ISO (90day trial) and follow this guide on how to create a bootable flashdrive. When done, try to boot from it on the Y510p and install Windows 8.

 

2. If Windows 8 Enterprise installs fine, try to use the recovery drive that you created to restore Windows 8.

 

Let me know your findings

 

 

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Re: y510p HDD to SSD

2013-09-10, 20:48 PM
First off, thank you for helping me.

I am downloading the iso now. I'm in Rural Alaska so our download speeds are not all that fast. I will try this as soon as it's done and let you know the results.

It seems strange to me that I have to jump through all these hoops just to upgrade my HDD. If Lenovo wanted to make it such a process, they should have shipped it with at least a 7200 RPM drive.
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