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james_uk
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Help with upgrading hard drive to SSD drive

Hi, was just looking for some advice, I got a Lenovo Ideapad 510 for xmas, it’s the Intel i5, 8gb, 1TB Sata HDD, Nvidia Geforce graphics etc..

 

I was thinking of maybe upgrading the hard drive to an SSD drive, in particular the Crucial MX300 525GB 2.5" Sata SSD drive seems an idea one that I have seen on offer a lot.

 

From what I have read online regarding my laptop I get the impression I would need to do a direct swap with my current 1TB drive as there isn't a spare slot, is that right? I have read if I did want to keep both I would have to swap the DVDRW and use a caddy to use in that slot?

 

Ideally I would want to keep both, but if it meant taking my DVDRW out, then I would rather keep that and just do a direct swap and take the 1TB drive out.

 

Would I see a lot of speed increase by doing this, I am assuming I would?

 

The only other question I have is regarding getting my drive copied onto the SSD, I know if you have a blank drive and turn the laptop on it starts and boots straight to the setup menu where you can either boot from a usb drive / dvd etc.. or is the cyberlink onekey recovery also built into the boot menu, so if I do a full backup or my drive with that, would I then on a blank ssd drive be able to recovery my whole drive onto the new drive using onekey?

 

Regards

 

James

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Re: Help with upgrading hard drive to SSD drive


@james_uk wrote:

Hi, was just looking for some advice, I got a Lenovo Ideapad 510 for xmas, it’s the Intel i5, 8gb, 1TB Sata HDD, Nvidia Geforce graphics etc..

 

I was thinking of maybe upgrading the hard drive to an SSD drive, in particular the Crucial MX300 525GB 2.5" Sata SSD drive seems an idea one that I have seen on offer a lot.

 

From what I have read online regarding my laptop I get the impression I would need to do a direct swap with my current 1TB drive as there isn't a spare slot, is that right? I have read if I did want to keep both I would have to swap the DVDRW and use a caddy to use in that slot?

 

Ideally I would want to keep both, but if it meant taking my DVDRW out, then I would rather keep that and just do a direct swap and take the 1TB drive out.

 

Would I see a lot of speed increase by doing this, I am assuming I would?

 

The only other question I have is regarding getting my drive copied onto the SSD, I know if you have a blank drive and turn the laptop on it starts and boots straight to the setup menu where you can either boot from a usb drive / dvd etc.. or is the cyberlink onekey recovery also built into the boot menu, so if I do a full backup or my drive with that, would I then on a blank ssd drive be able to recovery my whole drive onto the new drive using onekey?

 

Regards

 

James


Hi James,

 

you will see a huge difference in start up time with the SSD and you are right that you can swap out the two drives for use a caddy in the DVD drive slot.

 

Unfortunately the OKR will not recover to a blank HDD/SSD. The software to run the OKR is on the HDD and when this is removed it will no longer function.

 

You can get the Lenovo recover media from the service shop. and then when this is installed you can use the OKR to recover the files back.

 

Hope this help you and let us know how you get on


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