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Daniel_220
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Ideapad 700-15isk ssd upgrade

Hello Community,

perhaps someone can help me with my problem. I have the above mentioned Notebook. It has a 256 GB Nvme PCIe SSD at the M.2 port. Currently I'm considering to upgrade (resp. replace) this SSD with a 512 GB SSD (I'm thinking about the Samsung 970 EVO). But before I buy it I want to be completely sure that this is possible. I'm mainly not sure because I don't know if the M.2 port has a PCIe x4 or x2 connection and if the SSD would run on a PCIe x2 port. Further I'm not sure if it is generally possible to run a 512GB SSD on that notebook. For the first question I have been searching through the Internet the whole evening but did not find any reliable results. Perhaps someone can help me with that.

 

Many Thanks and kind regards,

Daniel

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sclexman
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Re: Ideapad 700-15isk ssd upgrade

The port is PCI/e 3.0 x 4  NVME.

Sample FRU from hardware maintenance manual.

 

https://www.cnet.com/products/samsung-pm951-mzvlv256hchp-solid-state-drive-256-gb-pci-express-3-0-x4...

 

It will work. Message 113 on page 12.

 

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-IdeaPad-100-305-500-Edge/M-2-SSD-OPTIONS-FOR-IDEAPAD-700-15ISK/t...

 

User cirk states:

I just want to share I have successfully migrated my OS to my new samsung 970 evo m.2 nvme 500gb. My Machine is ideapad 700-15ISK.

Daniel_220
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Re: Ideapad 700-15isk ssd upgrade

Hello sclexman,

many thanks for the fast and detailed reply.

Have a nice week and kind regards,

Daniel

Melankton
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Re: Ideapad 700-15isk ssd upgrade

Hello masters of M2 SSD, 

 

I need a little bit of help. I am thinking to buy a M2 ssd 1tb. Does anybody have experience with this two SSD-s:

 

1. SanDisk SSD Extreme PRO M2 SDSSDXPM2-1T00-G25 1TB

2. 1000GB Samsung 970 Evo M.2 2280 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 32Gb/s 3D-NAND TLC (MZ-V7E1T0BW)

 

Is it easy to install? And how does the installation works?

 

I appreciate any help,

 

thank you guys

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Re: Ideapad 700-15isk ssd upgrade

Hi there, Melankton

 

Another help here. 

 

As we were checking here, looking at the benchmarks, the Samsung 970 Evo is quite fast but the SanDisk SSD Extreme PRO is faster. See the attached photo below for reference. 

 

As for the installation, it’s very easy (video guide below – 3rd party). 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dxCEC7fIrA

 

You can also follow this discussion about other user’s experience regarding the SSD upgrade on the Ideapad 700-15ISK.

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-IdeaPad-1xx-3xx-5xx-7xx/M-2-SSD-OPTIONS-FOR-IDEAPAD-700-15ISK/td...

 

Reference:

https://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/8606/samsung-970-evo-1tb-2-nvme-pcie-ssd-review/index5.html

 

http://www.thessdreview.com/featured/wd-black-sandisk-extreme-pro-m-2-nvme-ssd-review-1tb/4/

 

Regards! 

 

 



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Re: Ideapad 700-15isk ssd upgrade

Hi Chris,

wow...your respond was very fast a helpful.

Thank you very much, take care
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Re: Ideapad 700-15isk ssd upgrade

Hello Chris,

can you tell me please if I have to upgreat the bios, if yes how?

Thank you very much

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Re: Ideapad 700-15isk ssd upgrade

Hi Daniel_220! On updating BIOS, The rule of thumb with updating BIOS is "if it ain't broke - don't fix it." This is because if a BIOS update is incorrect or not done right, you essentially have an expensive paperweight. So if you are not having any issues. No need to update. 


Regards,

Matt_lenovo



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