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09-13-2014

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Re: Lenovo Z500: Replace HDD with SSD

2014-09-15, 19:52 PM

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…or sacrifice your ODD by putting the HDD there by getting a 9.55mm HDD Caddy…

Did somebody really try to do it? My notebook stalls for a ten–thirty minutes before booting when I connect SSD to ODD port. After that OS doesn't recognize SSD.


I did: (read final post)

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/Z500-Samsung-840-evo-doesn-t-work-on-windows/m-p/1716983

Please tell me, if you made any progress.

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Re: Lenovo Z500: Replace HDD with SSD

2014-10-30, 16:11 PM

Hey guys,

How thick is the z500 HDD? Because I've seen some 9,5 mm and 12,5 mm 2,5" HDDs. Does it matter which one I pick? Can I fit the 12,5 mm one inside?

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Re: Lenovo Z500: Replace HDD with SSD

2014-11-14, 13:57 PM

I want to buy ssd and caddy for my z500 laptop.

 

which one will fit better?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/9-5mm-2nd-SSD-Hard-Drive-Caddy-Adapter-For-Lenovo-IdeaPad-Z500-Z500t-Z510-Z510t-/390748238954

http://www.amazon.com/DBPOWER-Seller-Universal-DRIVE-LENOVO/dp/B00FWOR638/ref=pd_cp_pc_2

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GYUZ50A/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=AXDFOJKFFZ5AS

 

thanks a lot.

 

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Re: Lenovo Z500: Replace HDD with SSD

2014-12-11, 1:05 AM

It does matter, as the specifications of the drive it has are 10 cm × 7cm x 9.5mm. At least this is how big is mine. I have the 1 TB Seagate.
I have recently  updated my HDD to a SSD and I can tell you that it's a totally different  computer.
This is how I did it:

 

Lenovo Z500 SSD upgrade

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Re: Lenovo Z500: Replace HDD with SSD

2014-12-11, 1:10 AM

Hello, 

 

I know that the question is already answered, but I have here a tutorial explaining exactly how I did it and also how I cloned the drives in order not to install anything again. The maintainece manual is not that explicit on what you need to do.

 

http://www.gadgetcatch.com/lenovo-z500-ssd-upgrade/

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02-09-2014

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Re: Lenovo Z500: Replace HDD with SSD

2015-10-22, 0:31 AM

Yes but for some reason it doesnt work sata3 with Win10

 

 

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10-18-2013

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Re: Lenovo Z500: Replace HDD with SSD

2017-06-27, 15:54 PM

Hello,

 

i just wanned to ask how do i install fresh win10 when i replace hhd with ssd? i tried to change bios settings like secure boot and legacy first but nothing. i dont want to clone if thats posible. i downloaded win10 on usb with their tool and everything while i hdd in my laptop (z500 with i7 3632q) and then took out hdd, put in  ssd and tried to boot from usb and it just stands on lenovo starting screen, then says something and goes into loop. what do i do. pls help

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