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Y510p (SLI) - Incorrect Factory Setup of HDD and 24GB SSD Windows 8

2013-08-01, 21:09 PM

Hey All, 

Recently I purchased a Windows 8 Y510p (SLI Config) that came with a 1TB HDD and a 24GB SSD "Cache" to my knowlege. Upon booting the system, I opened "My Computer" and found that both drives were visable. The HDD is listed as Windows8_OS (884 GB) as the C: Drive and then there is another drive that I am assuming is the SSD labled as LENOVO as the D: Drive (24.9 GB).

 

Obviously my OS and all my programs etc. are installed to the C: drive, when I open up the D: drive though, it has a "drivers" folder and a folder labled "McAffee". The first thing I did when I purchased the computer was uninstall McAfee so I dont know why this would be here, nor the drivers folder. 

 

From my understanding about how my computer was supposed to be setup, I was under the impression that my computer would have one drive that would be comprised of both the SSD and HDD, the most used files would be automatically moved/cached/whatever to the SSD and it would be a dynamic environment. I was assuming that it would all be done behind the scenes and I wouldnt have to deal with any of the nonsense of storing files in the correct places. So my questions are as follows:

 

  1. Is the ~25 GB D: Drive the SSD portion of my hard drive
  2. Is this how things are supposed to be set up?
  3. Can I delete the drivers and McAfee folder from the D: Drive
  4. How can I set things up so that the "imagined' setup is what I have
  5. If I am wrong about anything that I said, please give me a lesson, I wouldnt want to give other people incorrect information in how these setups are supposed to work
  6. Does anyone else have this same situation?

Thank You Everyone!!

Lenovo Y510p (59370007) [August 2013] | Windows 8.1 | Dual NVIDIA GT 750M 2GB SLI | Intel i7-4700 MQ 2.4GHz | 1 TB Seagate 5400RPM HDD + 24GB Liteonit SSD S.M.A.R.T. Cache | 8GB DDR3 1600MHz | Intel Centrino N-2230 Wireless + Bluetooth 4.0 | Qualcomm Atheros AR8171/8175 Gigabit Ethernet | Lenovo 20217 (U3E1) Motherboard
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Re: Y510p (SLI) - Incorrect Factory Setup of HDD and 24GB SSD Windows 8

2013-08-01, 22:00 PM

Hello and welcome,

 

1 and or 5: nope.  The D drive is a partition on your main drive.  It's used to hold the installers for some drivers and apps - particularly 3rd party stuff.  You should be able to confirm this by taking a look at your drive in disk management.

 

You can delete it but my advice would be to burn a copy somewhere first.  Some of the 3rd-party things may not be available for (free) download.

 

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Re: Y510p (SLI) - Incorrect Factory Setup of HDD and 24GB SSD Windows 8

2013-08-02, 11:24 AM

Oh so thats part of the HDD? After I burn a copy and confirm that nothing happens, should I go in with a disk tool and re-partition that D: drive back into the C: drive?

Lenovo Y510p (59370007) [August 2013] | Windows 8.1 | Dual NVIDIA GT 750M 2GB SLI | Intel i7-4700 MQ 2.4GHz | 1 TB Seagate 5400RPM HDD + 24GB Liteonit SSD S.M.A.R.T. Cache | 8GB DDR3 1600MHz | Intel Centrino N-2230 Wireless + Bluetooth 4.0 | Qualcomm Atheros AR8171/8175 Gigabit Ethernet | Lenovo 20217 (U3E1) Motherboard
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Re: Y510p (SLI) - Incorrect Factory Setup of HDD and 24GB SSD Windows 8

2013-08-02, 13:10 PM

I'd probably just leave it as-is.  With Win 7 machines fiddling with partitioning could break OneKey Recovery.

 

That may not be an issue with Win 8 but since I don't have a Win 8 Idea machine  to test on I can't say.

 

Maybe someone else has done this and can advise.

 

Z.


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