09-11-2019 05:50 PM - edited 09-11-2019 06:53 PM
The X510 was purchased in Sept 2015 and has been a good workhorse but I want to give it a little facelift. We primarily use SAGE 50 accounting software and minimal surfing. Graphics is OK as is.
I spoke to support and ask about an upgrade to SSD and Max RAM. I was told the max ram was 32GB DDR3. I was told the P/N for the Lenovo SSD was 16200535 which turns out to be a 2TB HDD, not an SSD.
Is there a MoBo layout anywhere? - Found my own answer, Pg 30/59 Hardware Maint Manual
Is there a PCIe interface on the MoBo and is the Graphics card using it?
Found own answer - should have looked first - There are 2 - PCIe X1 and 2 - PCIe X16
Is it possible to put in an SSD in the Erazer?
I appreciate any and all thoughts.
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09-11-2019 06:58 PM
If it currently has a SATA HDD, you can certainly replace it with any SATA SSD you want, so that is not a problem. There are no M.2 slots on that system, so a SATA SSD is your only option, but that will still make a huge difference in overall performance.
If you plan to clone the old drive tot he new drive, you would want to get a SATA SSD equal to the size of your current HDD, or at least larger than the used space on the current HDD (most SDDs come with a cloning software can shrink the drive to fit a smaller SSD as long as the new SSD is larger than than the used pace, including room for future growth)
The system has four SATA connectors (SATA 6.0Gb/s), but you may need a SATA data cable like this one (note the 90 degree bend on one end)
The 3.5" hard drive bracket FRU/Part number 90203452 (shown below) is not available from what I can tell, and it would not hold the 2.5" SSD without an adapter anyway, but the 2.5" SSD are small and light, so you should be able to rig a way to secure it inside the case, perhaps even by using a 3.5" to 2.5' adapter such as this one.
Lenovo Erazer X510 Platform Specifications
Lenovo Erazer X510Hardware Maintenance Manual
09-12-2019 10:00 AM
I would expect that 16 GB, even 12 GB, would be plenty to run that accounting software well.
09-13-2019 10:34 AM
I think you are 100% correct. On a lot of things I subscribe to the road racing adage, there is not such a thing as too much horsepower thiis is one.
The difference in price is not that much and one we are willing to accept.
I do appreciate your input and your willingness to help.
09-16-2019 10:31 PM
09-21-2019 02:04 PM
The Motherboard has two PCIe x 16 slots, the graphics card is in slot 1, could I use an SSD adapter card in slot 3 and pick up some speed over using a SATA input for the SSD? I plan to use a 2TB Samsung 650 EVO.
09-22-2019 06:52 AM
The system specs linked to above, do not show PCIe SSD support (only SATA.) You can try it, but do not be surprised if it does not work.