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Ridgewood
Blue Screen Again
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Registered: ‎08-07-2018
Location: US
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310 15ABR. I would like to upgrade HDD to SSD

Looking for guidance from experienced Lenovo users.

 

I have a one-year old Ideapad 310 15ABR AMD A12-9700P with 1TB HDD.  I would like to upgrade the HDD to an SSD.

 

1. Can I use a SanDisk SSD PLUS 240GB Solid State Drive - SDSSDA-240G-G26 ?

 

2. The current HDD came with Windows 10.  How can I move the entire operating system and drive contents to the SSD?

 

Thanks.

sclexman
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Re: 310 15ABR. I would like to upgrade HDD to SSD

Your PSREF shows only spinner drives and 2.5 inch SSD in the same slot/area.

http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/Lenovo%20Laptops/ideapad%20310%20(15_),%20310%20(15_%20Touch...

 

You may need special bracket and connector, page 98 of HMM.

https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/ideapad_310-14isk_310-15isk_310touch-15isk_310-15ab...

 

They may already be inside your machine. You do have a spinner, so parts are there.

Create Recovery stick. Google search this. swap/restore. Enter RECOVERY in your win 10 search box.

Sans Disk 2.5 inch SSD is fine.

 

Machine videos:

https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/HT505031

Ridgewood
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Re: 310 15ABR. I would like to upgrade HDD to SSD

Thank you.

 

On Recovery.  The application will create a recovery disk for my Windows 10.  Once done, shall I then swap out the old disk with the SSD?  What will happen when I boot the notebook if Windows 10 is not installed yet on the SSD?  Do I need to format the SSD?  

 

Once Windows 10 has been moved to SSD, how can I recover Office from the old drive?  The software was installed without an install CD.

 

 

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