I own a lenovo Y580 wihich is equipped with a 1TB HDD. I would like to add the msata ssd for caching purposes only but I'm not entriely sure how to go about it.
THIS IS ONLY APPLICABLE IF YOU ARE CONFIGURING YOUR SETUP SSD AS A CACHE.
The msata SSD used is MyDigitalSSD 64GB 50mm Bullet Proof mSATA SSD - MDMS-5064.
NB: Intel Rapid Storage Tech (IRST) isn't working and it is not applicable to Y580 because the "Accelerate" feature is missing.
Here are the steps below:
Backup all your files and make a bootable disc just incase it will fail.
Install the msata into the slot. You can access it at the back of your notebook by opening the 2-hole cover at the back.
Set the BIOS into AHCI and not to Compatible.
Boot into windows.
Download the software "VeloSSD" trial version 220.127.116.11 from softpedia and do not update to 18.104.22.168 or latest version. NB: The Velossd 22.214.171.124 works well with my system. However the latest version will prompt me with error.
Run and configure the software, yet the limitation of the software is upto 32GB only.