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SSD installation on Ideapad 330 15ICH

2019-05-17, 15:52 PM

Hi! First of all, I'd like to excuse myself because I'm completely noob on this stuff of computing and I'm really grateful to whoever helps me!

 

The matter is that I've just bought an Ideapad 330-15ICH as it was the best option for some “light-gaming”, it includes an I7 8750H and a GTX 1050. But it also has two main weaknesses, the first is the lack of SSD and the other is that it doesn't have an OS, it runs FREEDOS (I think). In order to solve the first one, I've bought a Samsung 860 EVO 250GB M.2 SSD.

 

It would be perfect for me installing the OS on the SSD but still keeping the original HDD for media storing. I've created a Booteable USB with the Windows Media Tool but my doubt is that:

 

What  should I do when I'm at the Bios/Freedos to install the new Windows 10 in the SSD? I've read that I could disconnect the HDD during the installation but I'm afraid of brokening anything.

 

Thank you for lending a hand, and I congratulate you on having such a nice forum (I've read plenty of threads but I haven't seen any on my exact question.

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Re: SSD installation on Ideapad 330 15ICH

2019-05-17, 16:17 PM

Hi Powy,

 

Welcome to the Community Forums.

 

I am sure you have come cross with similar discussion on installing Windows 10 from the Community. But try this knowledge base article here.

 

Update us how it goes.

 

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Re: SSD installation on Ideapad 330 15ICH

2019-05-17, 16:27 PM

Thre should be a Boot Order option, Move your boot media to the top of the list.

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Re: SSD installation on Ideapad 330 15ICH

2019-05-22, 14:29 PM

Hi! I'm following your post (which was really helpful for me) but my Ideapad 330 doesn't recognise my Samsung 860 M.2 SSD? What can I do? Thanks for all!

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Re: SSD installation on Ideapad 330 15ICH

2019-05-22, 14:40 PM

Hi Powy,

 

Gretings.

 

If Samsung 860 M.2 SSD is a SATA, replace it with a M.2 SSD / PCIe NVMe, PCIe 3.0 x 4, 32Gb/s as implied on product specification for supported m.2 storage. 

 

Similar OEM recommended m.2 SSD for the model are listed here under Commodity type > Solid state drive.

 

Regards

 



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Re: SSD installation on Ideapad 330 15ICH

2019-05-24, 13:41 PM

Thank you! But I've bought a Crucial NVME SSD and it doesn't seem to be recognised by the system (at least when Win 10 installator asks me which partition I want to use...

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2019-05-24, 13:41 PM

What can I do?

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