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singdeep
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Ideapad 100S M.2 SSD Upgrade

I loved the size and price point of the Lenovo Ideapad 100S. However, of course because it only came with 30GB of hard drive space, Windows 10 basically maxed it out immediately. So, tonight I just tried to do something about it. I purchased a Samsung M.2 SSD 256 GB. I have a screenshot and I really think I installed it right. I just can't figure out how to get the bios to recognize it. Disk management doesn't show it at all. I rebooted into bios and reset defaults and restarted to no avail. What did I do wrong here? Is it just that the Ideapad can't recognize this particular M.2 SSD? Please see the screenshot I have attached. Any suggestions on how to get the bios to recognize this? Thank you ever so much for any suggestions! -Tom Tobey - Fort Wayne, USA

singdeep
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Re: Ideapad 100S M.2 SSD Upgrade

Someone please please help me! I am absolutely devasted by this! I spent my last dollar trying to get my computer upgraded... Why won't this lenovo recognize this m.2 SSD hard drive? Please please help me! Lenovo community? Like pretty pease with sugar on top?

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Re: Ideapad 100S M.2 SSD Upgrade

You don't say which 100s you have.  There's an 11 and a 14.  The base spec for the 11 doesn't mention an m.2 capability.  The 14 does but only describes a SATA controller, and doesn't say anything about NVMe.

 

http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/Lenovo%20Laptops/ideapad%20100S%20(11_)/Ideapad_100S_11inch_...

 

http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/Lenovo%20Laptops/ideapad%20100S%20(14_)/IdeaPad_100S_14inch_...

 

I have no personal experience with either model but my guess is that there's the problem.  The SSD in your picture is an NVMe drive, but the 100s only supports SATA m.2 drives.

 

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singdeep
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Re: Ideapad 100S M.2 SSD Upgrade

Thank you, thank you for this posting! This is exactly the info I needed! :-) 

I see someone else did what I did and just like this person, I am glad to know what I did wrong:

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3574056/inserted-nvme-ssd-sata-slot-motherboard-accepts-sata-...

 

 

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Re: Ideapad 100S M.2 SSD Upgrade

Urgh! I messed up my second try. I thought sure I told the guy at Best Buy M.2. I got home and realized it was a Samsung V-NAND SSD 850 EVO mSATA. Not M.2! So it was too wide. I need to do some more research and make sure I get M.2 SATA 256 GB or less and give that a try. Not sure if the Vertical NAND (V-NAND) is OK. How many acronyms do I have to be aware of to get the right thing?

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Re: Ideapad 100S M.2 SSD Upgrade

only accepts M.2 2280 , NO NVMe! the connector end MUST have TWO notches - see pic - i used a

WD Blue 3D NAND 250GB PC SSD - SATA III 6 Gb/s, M.2 2280 - WDS250G2B0B and it worked. i am having trouble making it the BOOT drive, though. anyone help on this?

thanks

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