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Need help - Want to replace my lenovo z5170 laptop's hdd with 250gb ssd

2020-09-12, 9:33 AM


I have a lenovo z51-70 laptop (modelno- 80k6) (s/n - MPO9ABPC).

It has a 1tb hdd. I want to replace this with a  "Western Digital WD Green 240 GB 2.5 inch SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (WDS240G2G0A)" .

Now i have not replaced hdd's before so i am a bit confused whether i am ordering the right parts for my laptop.


I am planning to clone my windows 10os to the ssd with macrium software using "USB 3.0 to 2.5" SATA III Hard Drive Adapter 0.5 M Long Cab". Then swap the hdd with the ssd.


So, will everything work? Or am i doing something wrong?


Thanks in advance.


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Re:Need help - Want to replace my lenovo z5170 laptop's hdd with 250gb ssd

2020-09-14, 8:31 AM



Welcome to the Lenovo forum community!


You should be fine, although, as a safety precaution, i would suggest the following:


make backup of your important files.

go to pcsupport.lenovo.com search with serial number, go to Drivers & Software, and order Recovery Media, if the cloning doesnt work out.


alternative, you can download microsoft USB tool to create a bootable windows install, and use that instead (when asking for serial, just click i dont have any) then download Lenovo vantage from microsoft store when done installing, if the cloning does not work out.

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