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Snarkybynature
Blue Screen Again
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Registered: ‎01-30-2018
Location: CA
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Replacing the Optical drive on Ideapad 310-15ABR 80ST with an SSD

I bought this laptop exactly a year ago and it's starting run quite slow (restart time is 2:30) which is pretty frustrating. It has 1TB HDD which is plenty of space. I have been thinking about replacing my optical drive (which I have never used) with a caddy and SSD to use as the boot drive. I am plan on using Samsung 850 EVO 250GB (SATA III). I have a few questions about the process.

Is this storage compatible with the laptop?

What SATA port does the optical bay have? (SATA II or SATA III)

Would it be better for some reason to swap the HD with the SSD and use the HD with a caddy?

 

Or any other compatibility issues anyone can point out? I just want to make sure I cover all my bases before I go out an buy the SSD and caddy.

Caddy I am planing on using

 

judsonhesa8
What's DOS?
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-27-2018
Location: US
Views: 484
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Re: Replacing the Optical drive on Ideapad 310-15ABR 80ST with an SSD

Yes, I agree with you

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