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nandhul30
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Ideapad Flex 14 (59395515) ssd upgrade

i wan to attach a M.2 SSD into my laptop. Im using FLEX 14 2014 indian  model laptop. Currently its have 500 GB SSHD hard disk. I want to add an extra 128GB of ssd card for better perfomance. So please let me know how much is maximum supported capacity of M.2 ssd card  in my laptop. Please share the specification of supported models (form factor,maximux capacity etc).

My laptop spec

Processor : i3 4010U

Ram: 4GB

OS: Win 10

HDD: 500GB seagate SSHD

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Re: Ideapad Flex 14 (59395515) ssd upgrade

Hi nandhul30,

 

Welcome to the Community Forums.

 

As shown in the specification overview of the hardware manual (page27), the option of adding an m.2 is for data cache up to OEM recommendation of 16GB. 

 

Recommended m.2 NGFF SATA are listed here along with the substitutes (click solid state on commodity type):

 

Part number 04Y2169 16G,M.2,2242,SATA6G,LTON,STDSOLID STATE DRIVES

Part number 04X4456 16G,M.2 2242,SATA6G,SDISK,STDSOLID STATE DRIVES

 

I hope this helps answer your query.

 

Regards



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Re: Ideapad Flex 14 (59395515) ssd upgrade

So you are saying machine will not support 128GB m.2 SSD drive...right?

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Re: Ideapad Flex 14 (59395515) ssd upgrade

Hi nandhul30,

 

From the original specifications , this option is intended as a data cache not as added storage up to 16GB.

 

It may work with larger capacity or as additional storage theoretically but there may be settings that you need to change if the BIOS allows it. I personally would suggest to test it first with a spare SATA NGFF 2242 before any purchase.

 

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Re: Ideapad Flex 14 (59395515) ssd upgrade

thanks bo

liahim
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Re: Ideapad Flex 14 (59395515) ssd upgrade

Hi!
Did you find something bigger then 16 GB SSD.
Just intresting to setup OS Win 10 on m2 2242 in the same notebook.
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Re: Ideapad Flex 14 (59395515) ssd upgrade

yes. I installed 240 GB superboot2 (SB2) drive in my system and working fine now.

liahim
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Re: Ideapad Flex 14 (59395515) ssd upgrade

Thanks a lot!
Are there some troubles or specific bios setup before setup OS?
nandhul30
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Re: Ideapad Flex 14 (59395515) ssd upgrade

there is no trouble for installing os...all you need to do some changes in bios, its not a big deal.. u can refer youtube videos for that....
jogia
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Re: Ideapad Flex 14 (59395515) ssd upgrade

Bro, could you share the exact ssd model installed or share link of it. I have same laptop, looking for addition of SSD.

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