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prateek_30
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Message 21 of 66

Re: Ideapad 330s - 14IKB M.2 SSD support.

I have one more query, the motherboard does not have the screw for M.2 SSD, can you suggest something for the same??? and can you suggest a M.2 device?

pingajha
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Message 22 of 66

Re: Ideapad 330s - 14IKB M.2 SSD support.

You can get that screw from any local computer shop.

With regards to M.2 you can go ahead with Samsung 970 Evo Series. It's pretty bang for the buck and performance is exceptional.

harieshselva05
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Message 23 of 66

Re: Ideapad 330s - 14IKB M.2 SSD support.

Hi, As others said 256 GB m.2 ssd can be installed without any problem, but make sure that u get an NVME drive and not a PCIe drive. 

The mother board supports only M.2 NVME drives.

prateek_30
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Message 24 of 66

Re: Ideapad 330s - 14IKB M.2 SSD support.

Hi, Thank you all. Can you also tell if I have to make any changes in BIOS after installing the SSD?
Ashish_S1
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Message 25 of 66

Re: Ideapad 330s - 14IKB M.2 SSD support.

Hello Friends ,

 

I have a same query , I am planning to purchase 330S 15.6 inches and planning to install M.2 SSD 250 GB.

 

Can some please guide that 330S motherboard have M.2 slot or not , If yes please annwer the below questions.

 

1. Do I need to use existing M.2 slot for Wifi Adapter or its having any dedicated slot for M.2 SSD installation ?

2. Which SSD model is best for this setup ? ( with vendor and model name)

3. Can someone share mother board picture after installation of M.2 SSD without disturbing the original hardware setup.

4. Is any performance / heating issue is there after SSD installation.

 

Requesting you to please answer the asked point and provide me clarity for the purchase.

 

Thanks

Ashish Sharma

+91-9686843399

pingajha
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Message 26 of 66

Re: Ideapad 330s - 14IKB M.2 SSD support.

As already mentioned, 330S support PCIe M.2 SSD with 4PCIe lanes. Coming to your questions,

 

1. It has a dedicated slot for M.2 SSD, so you don't need to swap with WiFi adpater. [position higlighted in RED]

2. Best SSD for this laptop (which I am using by the way) would be Samsung 970 EVO PCIe SSD series. [Buy here from Amazon]

3. The following picutre is attached is of 330S (14 inch variant) [You have to access M.2 slot by removing the top right metal shield]

4. Nope, no performance/heating issues. Max temps would hardly reach 45 deg C (which is completely within the range).

 Note : I performed a benchmark test yesterday for 5 minutes and the temperature never got past 39 deg C.

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gca2018
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Message 27 of 66

Re: Ideapad 330s - 14IKB M.2 SSD support.

I'm planning to replace the out-of-the-box 2.5" Sata 3 1TB HDD with a 2.5" PCIe SSD. Is that possible instead of using a PCIe M.2 SSD?
pingajha
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Message 28 of 66

Re: Ideapad 330s - 14IKB M.2 SSD support.

No, not possible, because as you already stated, the port itself it SATA 3, which won't support PCIe interface. You will have to use M.2 drive if you want to go ahead with PCIe option.

gca2018
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Message 29 of 66

Re: Ideapad 330s - 14IKB M.2 SSD support.

Thank you. So is SATA 3 SSD possible for replacing HDD?
pingajha
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Message 30 of 66

Re: Ideapad 330s - 14IKB M.2 SSD support.

Yes, that's correct. I myself have installed Samsung 860 EVO SSD.

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