10-05-2018 12:46 PM
So recently I bought a Ideapad with ryzen 5 2500u and I want to ask if is an upgrade path to an ssd, but I still want to keep the HDD that it came with originaly. Is there any M.2 slot or that is only available in the Ideapad 330s? The chassis has a slot for a DVD reader but it isn´t there, so a ssd is easy to plug in.
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10-05-2018 03:10 PM
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Checking with the hardware manual for storage specification (page 27) shows :
2.5-inch, 7.0 mm SATA II/SATA III, 500 GB / 1 TB / 2 TB / 128 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD (HDD build in ODD) (Lenovo ideapad 330-15ARR/Lenovo ideapad 330-15ARR Touch)
Unlike the Ideapad 330s, this variant do not offer m.2 PCie 2280 SSD slot but instead those that offer SSD + HDD are both SATA. The HDD itself is build it on the ODD tray in some 330 15ARR . So it may be possible to perhaps replace the ODD with a HDD caddy (as example) but such is non OEM tested so it can be an option.
We cannot guarantee 100% functionality so always check on return options.
I hope this helps answer your query.
10-05-2018 05:36 PM
I saw a dissassembly video which shows in the place of the disc drive is a caddy for 2.5 already installed by lenovo, the screws match the holes that put the ssd/hdd in place, the only thing missing is the sata cable connecting the ssd/hdd to the motherboard.
01-16-2019 12:31 PM
Hello! Did you end up trying to upgrade the storage disk? I'm considering buying this very model but it 100% depends on the upgradeability of the storage.
Thank you in advance and have a good day!
01-16-2019 01:00 PM
01-16-2019 02:31 PM
Hey, thanks a lot for the fast answer, very much appreciated, if it has heating issues then I sure won't be buying it
You just saved me a few headaches, so thank you again. Have a good life!