01-23-2019 09:37 AM
I recently bought a Lenovo Ideapad 320S which has an SSD, information in the photograph. The disadvantage is that the storage is very limited and I would like to increase it, but carrying my external disk is a bit tedious so I was wondering if it's possible to install an HDD.
It's still in warranty so I'd like to maintain it that way if I could, but I would really like to permanently increase my storage if it's possible.
Thank you very much.
P.S.: I'm sorry that the picture is in Spanish, I hope the important data is clear though.
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01-23-2019 12:58 PM
Welcome to the Community Forums.
It shows that your SSD 256GB Micron MTFDDAK256TBN SATA that can be upgraded with bigger capacity like 512GB SATA SSD 7mm or even 1TB as offered by other resellers.
Generally, upgrade should not void the warranty as long as there is no damage incurred during or after. This may be different regionally so best to call in tech support in your region to ask first before any changes are made.
I hope this helps answer your query.
Update us how it goes for you.
01-23-2019 01:25 PM
First of all, thank you so much for your reply and I'm terribly sorry to bother you again but I didn't quite understand the second part of your message.
I would be thankful if you could rephrase it, I'm really sorry but English is not my mother tongue and I may have a bit of trouble because of the technical terms. Anyhow, what you're saying about upgrading the SSD sounds like the perfect solution, however, and I hope it's not rude to ask this directly, I would like to know if this upgrade is going to be very expensive, because I'm a bit short on money these days...
Thank you very much for your reply and I wish I've explained myself correctly (and politely despite the blunt question).
01-23-2019 01:52 PM
Try to get the MTM/ machine number of your machine from the sticker or get it from here. With the MTM we can check specifically to possible additional storage place in your machine.
Some Ideapad 320S-15IKB have SATA slot and m.2 PCIe slot. You have 256GB SATA 7mm SSD so this can be replaced with another SATA SSD with bigger capacity.
Perhaps there is another slot (PCIe m.2) to add another storage for you inside the laptop.
01-23-2019 02:06 PM
Thanks for explaining, I think I've found the MTM, so here it is: 81BQ0041SP.
I pray I got that one right and thank you so much for your help, hopefully I can solve my query with your answer.
01-24-2019 11:15 AM
For your machine MTM 81BQ0041SP, you can replace current Micron SATA 2.5 7mm SSD drive with a bigger capacity SATA SSD drive (red box) like those offered in Crucial.
Or you can add an m.2 SSD PCIe stick like PN 5SD0M5630 TSB XG4 128G M.2 2280 PCIe SSD (yellow box).
Call tech support in your region to check if they would allow upgrades without voiding the warranty before any changes.
01-24-2019 12:09 PM
Thank you very much, that's what I needed to know so I'll mark the thread as solved.
I'll make sure to call tech support to get further information about the warranty and what the upgrade implies, if it does.
Thank you again.