12-18-2018 12:17 PM - edited 12-18-2018 12:21 PM
I recently ordered an IdeaPad 330S-15ARR with the AMD Ryzen 5 processor. It comes with a 128GB SSD. I want to upgrade the storage capacity.
Model # is 81FB006AUS.
I have three questions:
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12-18-2018 02:41 PM
Officially, it is 256G M.2 PCIE 2280. It would be the largest m.2 pcie nvme ssd offered to this model.
Hynix PC401 256G M.2 2280 PCIe HFS256GD9TNG-62A0A SSD
Toshiba XG5 256GB M.2 2280 PCIe KXG50ZNV256G SSD
Samsung PM981 256G M.2 2280 PCIe MZVLB256HAHQ-000L2 SSD
PM961 MZVLW256HEHP PCIE 256G SSD
This m.2 slot do not support SATA so choose the faster PCIe NVMe m.2 ssd.
I hope this helps answer your query.
12-18-2018 08:48 PM
It may, but not strictly since I have seen couples of resellers like Crucial that say " guaranteed compatible" even up to 1TB capacity like here. By OEM documentation it was just certified up to 256GB upon testing and was OEM initial offering.
Personally, I would try testing it with a spare or at least with reseller guarantee as I am still optimistic that it can work. We just do not have a confirmed case from fellow community members yet at the moment.
12-19-2018 06:50 AM
This laptop supports two different battery capacities. Are they both the exact same form factor? Or does the larger one require the 2.5" bay to be empty, like with some laptops?
12-19-2018 07:19 AM
Two battery type is offered for the model but is not supported interchangeably. Aside from BIOS coding, the specification and form factor is different. You can check on the details from the image and as the 3Cell is bigger and have different ratings.
2cell ex. L14L2P21 m2.0XL2.5 7.4V
3cell ex. L15M3PB0 m2.0XL3.0 11.25V
12-19-2018 08:11 AM
Wow, yeah, those are definitely not interchangeable!
I decided to go with a 500GB 2.5" SATA III drive. This laptop won't have the appropriate workload to notice the performance benefits of the PCIe interface. The additional cost and potential compatibility risk isn't worth it.
Thanks again for your help; all of your answers were very clear and thorough.