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RedGecko
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Install M.2 SSD in Lenovo ideapad 700

I'm wanting to install an M.2 SSD in my lenovo ideapad 700 laptop but have read around online and found that supposidly my laptop dosent support every version of the M.2's that you can get. I've read the hardware user guid and its states 2 samsung M.2's differing sizes but online people have said that they have installed others that arent them SSD's. Im interesting in buying and installing a Western Digital 2280 M.2 SSD but am not sure if it will be supported.

 

WD 120GB M.2 SATA III SSD 2280

 

If anyone has installed this or a similar or has any helpful points to make id appreciate it.

 

- Gecko

sgizmo
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Re: Install M.2 SSD in Lenovo ideapad 700

you better write your motherboar number so the support will check, but i think u doesnt have free m.2 slot for ssd..

RedGecko
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Re: Install M.2 SSD in Lenovo ideapad 700

Hi, Yes I can confirm it does I've taken the back plate of and there is a free m.2 slot. I do believe all Lenovo ideapad 700's have this slot but I don't know for definite.

sgizmo
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Re: Install M.2 SSD in Lenovo ideapad 700

good to hear Smiley Happy 

RedGecko
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Re: Install M.2 SSD in Lenovo ideapad 700

My only issue is which types are supported as I dont know if this SSD is supported or not.

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Re: Install M.2 SSD in Lenovo ideapad 700

so what i say.. you better write your motherboard number so the support will check

 
 
RedGecko
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Re: Install M.2 SSD in Lenovo ideapad 700

Ah, I thought all Lenovo ideapad 700 have the same motherboard but its a, (LENOVO Lenovo ideapad 700-15ISK (U3E1) ) thats all that comes up for my motherboard type on Speccy when i run it.

 

 

- Detailed

 

Manufacturer LENOVO
Model Lenovo ideapad 700-15ISK (U3E1)
Version SDK0J40709 WIN
Chipset Vendor Intel
Chipset Model Skylake-H
Chipset Revision 07
Southbridge Vendor Intel
Southbridge Model Skylake-H PCH
Southbridge Revision 31


BIOS
Brand LENOVO
Version E5CN61WW
Date 09/08/2017


PCI Data


Slot PCI-E
Slot Type PCI-E
Slot Usage In Use
Data lanes x16
Slot Designation PEG Gen1/Gen2/Gen3 X16
Characteristics 3.3V, Shared, PME
Slot Number 0


Slot PCI
Slot Type PCI
Slot Usage In Use
Data lanes x1
Slot Designation PCI-Express 1 X1
Characteristics 3.3V, Shared, PME
Slot Number 1


Slot PCI
Slot Type PCI
Slot Usage Available
Data lanes x1
Slot Designation PCI-Express 2 X1
Characteristics 3.3V, Shared, PME
Slot Number 2


Slot PCI
Slot Type PCI
Slot Usage Available
Data lanes x1
Slot Designation PCI-Express 3 X1
Characteristics 3.3V, Shared, PME
Slot Number 3


Slot PCI
Slot Type PCI
Slot Usage Available
Data lanes x1
Slot Designation PCI-Express 4 X1
Characteristics 3.3V, Shared, PME
Slot Number 4


Slot PCI
Slot Type PCI
Slot Usage Available
Data lanes x4
Slot Designation PCI-Express 5 X4
Characteristics 3.3V, Shared, PME
Slot Number 5

RedGecko
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Re: Install M.2 SSD in Lenovo ideapad 700

I have now found the card i was looking at is a SATA 6gb/s interface and not the PCIE 3.0 i thought it was.

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Re: Install M.2 SSD in Lenovo ideapad 700


@RedGeckowrote:

I have now found the card i was looking at is a SATA 6gb/s interface and not the PCIE 3.0 i thought it was.


I was under the impression that Lenovo laptops of the 700-15ISK vintage (i.e. from about two years ago) supported both NVMe and SATA in their M.2 slots, whereas the current range support only NVMe.  However, I don't know for certain.

 

The "Hardware Maintenance Manual" lists compatible M.2 cards (i.e. ones that Lenovo have actually tested with the 700-15ISK).  If one of those is SATA, it indicates that SATA is supported in the M.2 slot.

 

One possible advantage of SATA over NVMe is that SATA is alleged to produce less heat than NVMe.  But I don't know for certain whether this is true.

 

-- from CyberSimian in the UK

RedGecko
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Re: Install M.2 SSD in Lenovo ideapad 700

Yes i think it does support the sata interface but I was expecting it to be a PCIE 3.0 interface so the performance boost wouldnt be that great after all.

 

- Gecko

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