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Can additional hard disk be added to G480 laptop

Can I add additional hard disk to my existing G480 laptop?

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Re: Can additional hard disk be added to G480 laptop

Hi ideatalk,

 

Greetings.

 

Specifications only have current SATA HDD for storage.

Converting the optical drive using a caddy can be an option but I am not seing a lot of successful cases on this project.

 

Using an external storage can be an more practical option as it offers universality of usage from one device to another.

 

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thanks

 

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Re: Can additional hard disk be added to G480 laptop

I am thinking of changing the HDD to SSD. Can I just buy the SSD and just plug into the HDD connector? Can I just buy the USB to SATA cable to connect the SSD for the cloning?

 

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Re: Can additional hard disk be added to G480 laptop

Sorry, more question...Is Transcend SSD compatible with G480? I am thinking for change HDD to SSD

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Re: Can additional hard disk be added to G480 laptop

You should format the SSD before installing into your notebook computer. This can be accomplished with a USB dock, or adapter and software from the SSD manufacture.

Once formatted - it will be seen as a disk drive by the computer, and you can either clone your existing hard drive to it, or perform a fresh install of your operating system.

Good luck.

CB

I do not work for Lenovo, I only provide suggestions based on my personal willingness to help others. All advice and comments are based on my experience, and do not reflect Lenovo policy, terms or conditions.
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thks

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