09-24-2018 01:23 PM - last edited on 09-24-2018 05:13 PM by richk
My laptop has a HDD WD of 1 TB.The problem is that the laptop is very slow due to the speed of HDD.I have installed Win7 and Win 10 but the laptop performance remaining low due to the speed of HDD.
I want to upgrade by changing it with a SSD or at least with a SSHD .
I choosed as options Samsung 860 EVO M2 of 1 TB and Seagate Firecuda SSHD 2TB/8 GB
Searching in the Hardware maintenance manual-p91 (https://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/v310_14isk-15isk_hmm_20160414.pdf) I see that the laptop can accept M2 SSD, but there are specified only 128 GB SSD.Also there are not so many SSHD specified in the maintenance guide.
In 2 years appeared many SSD models and some SHD also.
1.Is the SSD model Samsung 860 EVO M2 of 1 TB compatible from technical point of view with the laptop (SN XXXXXXXX)
2.is the SHD Seagate Firecuda SHD 2TB/8 GB compatible with the laptop?
It is important to know if the models are compatible because if I buy a SSD is quite expensive to use it only as external SSD.
Where I can find an updated list of SSD/SSHD compatible with the laptop model ?
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09-24-2018 04:42 PM
Welcome to the Community Forums.
As you have read on the OEM specifications from the manual, 256GB m.2 ssd are the ones certified so going beyond it is not tested by the manufacturer.
HDD: 2.5-inch, 9.5 mm / 7 mm, SATA 3 (SATA 2 compatible) • SSD: 2280, NGFF (m.2), SATA 3 (PCIe compatible)
Similar discussion here and here can add a reference but again third-party upgrades may still be possible technically but we hope others that tried it can verify to be sure. I personally rather would have tested it first before any purchase.
The latest list of compatible certified parts are here on the parts look up for Machine Type Model: 80SY00M9RI. Click on compatible under configuration for the list and its substitute. You can narrow the list clicking the commodity type.
I hope this helps answer your query.