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pingajha
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Message 11 of 61

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

I checked this model out yesterday and it was out of stock. So, I ordered 970 EVO. Maybe I should go ahead and change the order now... Ordered it from the same website.

pingajha
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Message 12 of 61

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

So, I did the gamble with 970 EVO and am happy to announce that it works perfectly FINE.

 

A quick benchmark was performed using AS SSD benchmark. Screenshot attached.d6cecbe8-8adb-4a22-87c1-8b4b5927c6f8.jpg

harieshselva05
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Message 13 of 61

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

That's great news..

i'm still waiting for my shippment to arrive,

so excited to try it..

 

how is the boot speed of windows and other application.

how much time it takes??

 

 

pingajha
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Message 14 of 61

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

Right now installing Windows on it. That screencap was done when Windows was running from the inbuilt hard disk.

I have upgraded the RAM to 8GB now. (Installed Crucial 4GB 2400 Mhz memory)

 

Settings up Windows in legacy mode (MBR) as I frequntly boot from USB drives.

So, I have right now, completely erased the Hard Disk, set the Boot to "Legacy first" with "Legacy Support" enabled and disabled "Intel PTT".

 

Will get back to you on boot times after all the updates are done.

harieshselva05
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Message 15 of 61

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

I received my adata m.2 ssd and installed windows in it rightaway.

 

The os is buttery smooth. It takes just 7 seconds to boot into the desktop.

 

Windows is miles better with an ssd.

 

The only thing bugging me is that the place where the ssd is located gets quite warm to touch.

Temps are at 40° at idle. 

 

Other than that.. it's all great..! 

pingajha
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Message 16 of 61

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

I see. So for me, boot time was 9 second when only Windows was installed and its now around 20 seconds after all softwares are installed and updates are done. 

 

So, basically this is due to the MBR overhead as compared to UEFI boot and also due to the fact that I have disabled "Fast Startup"

 

Windows runs very smooth as expected, but today (just out of curiosity) compared the time it takes to launch Google Chrome and to load a relatively heavy webpage (This laptop vs my old Lenovo B590 with 6GB RAM and 60 GB SATA SSD, i3 3110M, Windows 7)

 

To my surprise Chrome loaded slower (500-800 msec) than the old laptop, however on webpage rendering front, the new laptop was the clear winner as it loaded arstechnica.com a good second or two earlier than B590.

Yash1992
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Message 17 of 61

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

Thats great! thanks for the update was planning to buy this laptop as well.

Yash1992
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Message 18 of 61

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

Are you talking about product ID 81F400GLIN ?
prateek_30
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Message 19 of 61

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

Hi, I have the same laptop with 4GB RAM and 1TB SATA HDD. Can I install 256 GB PCIe M.2 SSD or will I be able to use only 128GB one? 

Also, can you guide me through the steps for installing the M.2 SSD and activating the PCIe slot and how to use it to install Windows OS in it? 

 

Thanks,

Prateek

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Message 20 of 61

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

Hello there! You can install both the 128 and 256 GB M.2 SSD. You can check the manual here: https://lnv.gy/2OJJguN, page 36 on how to install the SSd. Use this link: https://lnv.gy/2OJJh1P on how to install an OS on your computer. Hope that helps.

 

 

Moderator comment: Links embedded above, respectively, expanded for transparency.

- https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/330s-14ikb_330s-14ikbx_330s-15ikb_330s-15ikbx_hmm_2...

- https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10?linkId=55642749

 



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