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G50-70 59421783 upgrade with SSD 250 GB and to 8GB RAM

2014-09-10, 10:47 AM

Hi, i would like to buy G50-70 59421783 ( Intel Core i5 4210U (1.70/2.70GHz, 2MB L3)
HD 1TB SATA - RAM 4GB - Display 15,6" wide
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n - Bluetooth 4.0 - Windows 8.1 64-bit
Graphic card AMD Radeon R5 M230 2GB ) and so I'll become a LENOVO user!!! :smileyvery-happy:

Is possible to upgrade it adding more RAM  ? Is there another slot available?

Is also possible to replace the HDD with SSD 250 Gb (MZ-7TE250BW 840 EVO) ? Is there any issue related (e.g. connector, driver, size ... )? I red the MZ-7TE250BW 840 EVO is 2,5" : is it perfectly suitable  ?

Many thanks in advance for the answer.

Cheers,

Giacomo 

 

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Re: G50-70 59421783 upgrade with SSD 250 GB and to 8GB RAM

2014-09-10, 17:37 PM

hi Giacomo,

 

Welcome to the Lenovo Forums

 

Regarding your questions:

1. Looking at page 28 of the HMM, the G50-70 uses the following RAM:

 

DDR3L-1,600 MHz SODIMM × 2 (max 16 GB)

Link to picture

 

For the upgrade, you will need to look under the hood to identify if you have 2GB (x2), or a single 4GB.stick. Alternatively, you can also use CPU-Z for the identification.

Link to picture

 

2. For the HDD,  G50-70 with machine type 59421783 uses an ST1000LM024 8G 9.5mm 5.4K 1TB HDD.

 

Although the Samsung MZ-7TE250BW 840 EVO is 7mm thick, it will still fit on the G50-70 and should work properly as there's a bracket that holds the drive in place (see page 37-38 of the HMM).

 

 

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Re: G50-70 59421783 upgrade with SSD 250 GB and to 8GB RAM

2014-09-11, 8:56 AM

Thank you very much! 

What are the charateristics of the hard disk of the Flex 15 instead ? I found an offer on it, it has already 8GB RAM, so it would be more convinent for me . The machine type should be 59419251 (Core i7-4500U 1,8GHz+15,6 +8GB+500+GeForce 820M+2GB+Windows 8.1) .

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2014-09-11, 13:49 PM

hi giacomo86,

 

I'm unable to see the details on the Flex 15 with a machine type of 59419251 but in general, the Flex 15 uses a 7mm HDD/SSHD.

 

Link to picture (see page 68 of the HMM)

 

If you're planning to upgrade to an SSD, the Samsung MZ-7TE250BW 840 EVO will be a perfect fit.

 

 

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Re: G50-70 59421783 upgrade with SSD 250 GB and to 8GB RAM

2014-09-15, 8:38 AM

Finally I bought  Z50-70 59426487 , since the Flex's offer has exipered very fast.

It comes with 4GB ram and I would like to upgrade it with a another module of 4Gb or 8Gb. In the manual:

 

http://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/lenovo_g_z_50_series_hmm.pdf

 

I found it is a RAM: DDR3L, 1600MT/s , but at page 77 I find hard to understand which is the right module because is a common list for different laptop models.

 

Which charateristics should it have to be compatible with my Z50-70? thanks

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Re: G50-70 59421783 upgrade with SSD 250 GB and to 8GB RAM

2014-09-15, 13:45 PM

hi giacomo86,

 

The list of memory modules on page 77 of the HMM are the ones that are tested to be compatible with the Z50-70.

 

As an alternative to the said list, you can also use other brands of memory modules (eg. Corsair, Kingston, etc.) as long as it's a DDR3L (1.35v) 1600MT/s SODIMM.

 

In addition, if you're planning to go for 8GB or max it out to 16GB. it's ideal that you purchase two identical RAM for best dual channel compatibility.

 

 

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can i use other brands with 2.5" size?

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Re: G50-70 59421783 upgrade with SSD 250 GB and to 8GB RAM

2019-04-14, 16:40 PM

Will Lenovo G50-70 support this SSD

Kingston SSDNow A400 240GB Internal Solid State Drive (SA400S37/240GIN) 

It's on Amazon.

 

 

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