05-04-2019 01:26 PM
I have a Ideapad Y700-17ISK and my computer has been failing the SMART status test for my disk drive. Does this mean I need to replace my hard drive? In general, my computer runs kinda slow and erratic even though it seems like a gaming comp but i use it for mostly web browsing and Office. Intel i7 2.6Ghz, 16GB RAM, geforce video card. It also has this weird issue where i can't install itunes. Is there anyway i can get my disk repaired and not fully replaced?
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05-04-2019 01:43 PM
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05-06-2019 11:11 AM
I unfortunately am not covered under warranty by Lenovo or WD anymore. What are my storage replacement options? I did a little digging around and it seems this m.2 SSD is an option. What exactly is this? I believe my laptop has 3 ports (according to an Intel program on my computer). Does anyone have good recommendations? I would like some performance but I don't really do any gaming (but could in the future, but nothing too intense. Like Civ 6 potentially). Also, how hard is it to replace the disk yourself?
05-06-2019 01:35 PM
You can check on your systemboard (blue box) position where you can place m.2 PCIe NVMe SSD as shown below.
This is also noted in the hardware manual (page 40) along with the steps you can follow which is not too diffeult with the right tools. Examples of m.2 SSD on page 78-79 item 12 on same manual. Similar discussion here and here.
The added m.2 SSD would sure be fast for oftenly accessed data and program aside from added storage for your SATA 2.5 7mm HDD. You can also just replace the HDD with another SATA HDD like those offered by other resellers as a cheaper start for faster storage before planning on addditional m.2 SSD.
05-15-2019 05:52 AM
Took out the old failing HDD and replaced it with the new WD m.2 500GB SSD. Everything went very smoothly and then rebooted computer from USB drive that i put windows 10 on. One question, Can i put the old HDD back in the computer and then transfer files from old drive to new drive? The old one also has windows 10 so I'm not sure which drive the computer will boot from. Can i designate the SSD the boot drive?
05-15-2019 07:39 AM
Yes you can place the original drive back for file transfer while it is still detected and readable. I have mine working for another year after I did HDD tune but not really trusting it with my important files.
You can set boot priority in the BIOS but I suggest you back up the files first ASAP then perhaps decide how to use this in the future. If you format the original drive then the only botable drive would remain with the new m.2 SSD.
05-15-2019 09:28 AM
05-15-2019 10:18 AM
Yes you can set it as drive 1 for boot priority.
Formatting would erases it.
SMART failures are indications of degraded hardware integrity. It cannot be fixed so it may work for a time but is expected to break. You have to back it up while it is readable.
This is the reason having SMART technology, it gives the users warning before it crashes so there would be time for folks to get their informations.
05-15-2019 04:01 PM
This is what i see in my boot menu, I don't see an option to make the SSD priority #1 (I only have my SSD installed right now, the old HDD is disconnected). What am i missing?