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LENOVO 520 15IKBR - LNVNB161216 (U3E1) m.2 ssd, ssd?

Hi,

today I get my new Lenovo520. motherboard -LENOVO LNVNB161216 (U3E1). It have i5 8gen, 8gb ram, GeForce mx150 4gb, dvdrw, and only one hdd 1tb. I wonder does it have free slot for another ssd and what type I shoud buy? Or this model only can be replaced my 1tb to ssd? 

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Re: LENOVO 520 15IKBR - LNVNB161216 (U3E1) m.2 ssd, ssd?

i got info from auto detect from lenovo site .. can you help me about extra ssd? or i must remove hdd ant replace to ssd? and why the hell Speccy show me Memory slots... i dont belevie that this have extra empty slot for ram.. is it posible?
Total memory slots 2
Used memory slots 1
Free memory slots 1

520-15IKB (Type 81BF) Laptop (ideapad)

Serial Number: ###########
Machine Type Model: 81BF0075PB
Operating System
Windows 10 (64-bit)
 
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Re: LENOVO 520 15IKBR - LNVNB161216 (U3E1) m.2 ssd, ssd?

Hi sgizmo,

 

Welcome to the Community Forums.

 

Checking on Machine Type Model: 81BF0075PB , Motherboard part number: 5B20Q15602  MB L81BF I58250U N17SG1_4G D4G FP NOK . It do not show the M.2 slot and the HDD can just be replaced by an SSD instead.

 

520A.jpg

 

We are hoping the motherboard would be like the other Ideapad 520 variant like this:

 

520.JPG

 

Memory :DDR4-2133 MHz,SODIMM × 1, On Board × 1 (max 16 GB)

It has a soldered onboard ram with 4GB and available slot for upgrades.

 

Hope this helps answer your query.

 

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Re: LENOVO 520 15IKBR - LNVNB161216 (U3E1) m.2 ssd, ssd?

i dont know why u are hoping lol .. its not a very nice for me.. so if i am correct u are saying that my laptop with i5 8gen have 1tb hdd and i cant add anything more to this ? unbelievable.. why the hell in my country all sellers (normal shops) show 1tb +m.2? 

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Re: LENOVO 520 15IKBR - LNVNB161216 (U3E1) m.2 ssd, ssd?

Hi sgizmo,

 

What I was able to get is the image of the board with the part number.

It would rather be best if you physically check it yourself using the image above as a reference.

 

This way you can verify and if you need to call in tech support or the store you have purchased it.

 

Others try replacing the hdd with a SATA SSD and replace the optical drive with the hdd instead.

 

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Re: LENOVO 520 15IKBR - LNVNB161216 (U3E1) m.2 ssd, ssd?

can you tell me what this is mean? avaible slots? Untitled-1.jpg

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Re: LENOVO 520 15IKBR - LNVNB161216 (U3E1) m.2 ssd, ssd?

Hi sgizmo,

 

Greetings.

 

There are similar software detection tool that would get information based on chipsets and processor it supports but checking on the actual hardwares may show differently based on the build. 

 

Since it would still end up as a hardware upgrade plan, much as well check it yourself if the option is physically available.

 

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Re: LENOVO 520 15IKBR - LNVNB161216 (U3E1) m.2 ssd, ssd?

Thanks spidey101 for support. I appreciate  it. 

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Re: LENOVO 520 15IKBR - LNVNB161216 (U3E1) m.2 ssd, ssd?

Hey sgizmo, did you check whether this thing has a M.2  slot and if yes, then whether it is SATA or PCIe?

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Re: LENOVO 520 15IKBR - LNVNB161216 (U3E1) m.2 ssd, ssd?

hi, no, sorry, I didnt check. i am wondering till now, which type to buy of ssd..

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