06-26-2011 11:22 AM
I recently bought the A700 i3 and am generally happy. However, I have good ears and am very unhappy with the harddrive Lenovo choose...on the same regard, I wonder whether there is a way to install two hard-drives. I have seen much more expensive set-ups with two drives and the body is so huge that there should be enough space. RAID-0 would be optimal (for me) of course, but is not crucial.
Does anyone has any experience or has seen instructions to open the case? Any information would be helpful and I promise to share any experience on the matter!
All the best
06-26-2011 01:29 PM
LOL! I can hear it with my bad ears.
06-26-2011 04:07 PM
Here is a link for you to download the Hardware Manual. It's difficult to tell by the manual, if there's room for a second hard drive.
06-26-2011 04:31 PM - last edited on 06-26-2011 05:15 PM by bananaman
There is no space for 3.5" drive, 2.5" maybe. But A700 has no RAID in bios and no connector for other drive on maindoard. It is a notebook with large LCD, there is nothing from desktop inside.
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08-28-2011 11:04 AM
What about replacing the optical drive with a 2nd drive using one of those SATA optical drive to hard drive caddies? Could use a small SSD as boot drive.
The optical drive could still be used via USB, just in case.
08-29-2011 06:07 AM
I did not have much time yet to do anything, but I like the idea a lot. But this is some work, which will have to wair for winter then. I hopped it would be much easier and without the RAID option a second harddrive is less attractive.
08-30-2011 05:06 AM
I think there are 2 miniPCIe slots on the mainboard, so if you can go without WiFi or TV tuner you could make use of one of those 2xSATA RAID miniPCIe adapters.