11-30-2017 10:37 PM
Hello Lenovo lovers,
Could anyone please assist me to upgrade my hard drive for Lenovo G50-70 - model 20351 (hard disk model ST500LT012 and already broke down) ... i need an advise for an upgrade that helps me in using windows 10 which was very very slow before the hard drive got broken ... Am i able to upgrade to SSHD hard drive? and if yes what are the options for that? also for the RAM upgrade as i use 4GB RAM and still have an additional free slot for another.
Attached are pictures of both HD and RAM
Thanks in advance for your prompt reply.
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12-01-2017 04:53 AM
Welcome to the Community Forums.
You may upgrade to a SSHD as example from the FRU list (page80) of the hardware manual suggest the following options:
Part number 16200391 HDD, ST500LM000 6G 7mm 500G+8G SSHD
Part number 16200389 HDD, ST1000LM014 9.5mm 1T+8G 5400rpm SSHD
For the RAM, you have a max of 16GB DDRL (low voltage) 1600MHz so you may either match up current 4GB RAM with same specification of an 8GB (total 12 GB). Options are also listed on same page of the hardware manual.
Service training module for info and guide here.
Hope this help answer your query.
12-01-2017 06:32 AM
12-01-2017 07:03 AM
Windows 10 does have a lot of added features and processes that can be faster with 8GB and higher RAM.
Adding memory to your system would enhance web browsing, virtualization, printing and editing projects, multitasking allowing more processes to execute, multiple browser access, gaming etc. Such are just examples on how additional RAM would boost the speed of things.
8GB RAM for Windows 10 would be a sweet spot for common users, depending on how much things you need to work on (editing/ multible network base process etc.) 12GB (8+4GB) is an advantage but a bit pricey than just adding 4GB.
12-01-2017 07:25 AM - edited 12-01-2017 07:25 AM
Thanks a lot for your help .. now i can proceed with my purchase
By the way .. i can still upgrade with other HD brands with the same specs from your suggested hard drives
Have a wonderful weekend !!!
12-01-2017 07:35 AM
Yes you may also get different brands but stay close to the specifications like the low voltage on the RAM but otherwise it will be ok to proceed specially if you have a spare to try out specific capacity that would fit your needs without overspending.
For third party parts, always check return options just in case.
Enjoy your weends too.