08-09-2013 02:10 PM
Is it possible (without being a tech genius) to upgrade the A730 AIO? I'm more specifically asking about Additional or replacing the RAM, swapping out the HD--> SSHD & Video Card. Just asking for future reference. Thanks
08-13-2013 08:42 AM
Yes, this is very doable. The A730 uses a stock 2.5" HDD and an SSHD uses the same size so you just need to swap the drives. For the RAM, according to Crucial's Memory Upgrade, the AIO A730 can take up to:
Memory Type: DDR3 PC3-12800, DDR3 PC3-14900, DDR3 (non-ECC)
Maximum Memory: 32GB
To replace the hard drive - see page 32 of the hardware maintenance manual.
To replace the memory - see page 34 of the hardware maintenance manual.
Hope this helps
10-12-2013 01:46 PM
Thanks a lot neokenchi for your answer.
I think that Rockybones, and I, share the same goal:
on page 32 Lenovo explain how to replace HD:
but on page 40, they deal with SSD replacement:
Q1) Which SSD, Lenovo does not detail it somewhere else
Q2) As this SSD is not on the same emplecement than the HDD/SSHD, I can imagine that I will be able to add an extra SSD for system/ intensive software in complement of my 1TB SSHD, is it right or wrong?
Q3) Do you have any information about this SSD connector and format?
10-17-2013 07:40 AM
If the HDD & SSD slots are different, does that mean we could have two drives in the one system?
Question is, has anyone opened their system up yet?
Even though the Crucial tool says there's two slots free and the system can handle 16Gb I'm sceptical as Lenovo will only sell with 6Gb and from the reviews it was getting panned for not having more memory.
I'm really tempted to open it up and try, just wary of spending cash on more memory and an SSD to only have to mess around sending them back again.
10-25-2013 08:46 AM
I have just successfully upgrade to 16 gig using 2 8 gig chips from Crucial. Don't skimp and buy a cheaper choice. I've been down that road and regreted it. I can confirm there are only 2 slots.
10-25-2013 01:21 PM
I need at least 1TB, so an SSD that size would cost me a mortgage. The 5400 drive is disappointing, but the memory increase gave it a significant boost. I'm banging my head against a wall trying to get this thing upgraded to 8.1, which I understand will also improve performance a bit, although modestly.