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Upgrade 720 M.2

2019-07-08, 12:36 PM

Hey everyone, I'm interested in upgrading my IdeaCenter 720-18ASU 90H1000US (AMD) 128GB M.2 with a 1TB M.2

 

How difficult and is it possible to migrate Windows 10 and the system files to the new M.2? What are the steps?

 

Does this system have one M.2 slot or two (I looked inside but I can't really tell how many there are)?

 

What is the form factor of my current M.2 for compatibility (I'm looking at this one: https://www.newegg.com/crucial-p1-1tb/p/N82E16820156199) or any suggestions?

 

https://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/Lenovo%20Desktops/ideacentre%20720-18IKL/ideacentre_720_Specifications-win510.pdf

 

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Re: Upgrade 720 M.2

2019-07-08, 22:04 PM

Hi rackasaur,

 

Welcome to the Community Forums.

 

You have option to use cloning tools such as those discussed here for duplicating the image. OEM available capacity for m.2 PCIe SSD is up to 500GB but others may claim able to place 1TB which we cannot guarantee.

 

There are two SATA ports on the board but only one port for M.2,2280,PCIe3x4 as shown here.

Here is the hardware manual for added reference.

 

I hope this helps answer your query.

 

Regards

 



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Re: Upgrade 720 M.2

2019-07-09, 14:16 PM

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What is the form factor of my current M.2 for compatibility (I'm looking at this one: https://www.newegg.com/crucial-p1-1tb/p/N82E16820156199) or any suggestions?



The most popular M.2 2280 PCIe SSD cards are the Samsung 970 Evo and 960 Evo. 

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Re: Upgrade 720 M.2

2019-07-19, 13:39 PM

Thank you!

 

Do you think this one would fit?

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077SQ8J1V/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

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Re: Upgrade 720 M.2

2019-07-19, 14:16 PM

Hi rackasaur,

 

Greetings.

 

Specifications shows M.2 SSD / PCIe NVMe, PCIe 3.0 x 2 not SATA for the m.2 like those listed in the hardware manual (page52).

 

 

It may fit but may not be recognized as a supported storage device.

 

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Re: Upgrade 720 M.2

2019-07-19, 14:50 PM

You're extremely helpful. 

 

Maybe this one then?

 

https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-500GB-NAND-NVMe-PCIe/dp/B07J2WBKXF/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=M.2+SSD+%2F+PCIe+NVMe%2C+PCIe+3.0+x+2+512GB&qid=1563547698&s=gateway&sr=8-2

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2019-07-19, 14:55 PM

I'm thinking this one here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BN4NJ2J/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

 

 

It indicates it's  3.0 x4 instead of 3.0 x2, will this make a difference?

 

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Re: Upgrade 720 M.2

2019-07-19, 15:03 PM

Hi rackasaur,

 

This one looks ok as the specification matches.

 

As always suggested purchasing from third party sources / brand to still check the return options just in case.

 

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Re: Upgrade 720 M.2

2019-07-19, 18:07 PM

Okay, yes, that one looks great.

 

Would I need to upgrade my PSU (currently 400W)? If so would I need an adapter cable to connect the new PSU?

 

Thank you!

 

FULL Drive :-(

 

 

   

 

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Re: Upgrade 720 M.2

2019-07-19, 19:08 PM

 Hi rackasaur,

 

No need to change the PSU for the m.2 upgrade.

 

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