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How to add SSB internal desk to Ideapad Y470(brought 2011)?

2019-01-22, 0:50 AM

Hi, 

I brough Y470 in 2011, i want to add SSD internal desk to my latop. its become a slow and i want to add/upgrade.

How to add and what is the best and good brand? 

 

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Re: How to add SSB internal desk to Ideapad Y470(brought 2011)?

2019-01-22, 16:13 PM

Hi there. You can upgrade your hard drive to a SATA SSD, like this one: https://www.crucial.com/usa/en/ideapad-y470/CT11308433

 

You can get any 2.5" SATA SSD from any reputable brand like Samsung, Crucial, Seagate, Sandisk, etc. 

 

Hope that helps. 


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Re: How to add SSB internal desk to Ideapad Y470(brought 2011)?

2019-01-22, 16:29 PM

Thanks Eric.

 

Can you please send me any youtube link or steps to follow when we add the SSD to existing.

 

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Re: How to add SSB internal desk to Ideapad Y470(brought 2011)?

2019-01-22, 16:35 PM

I found this video that might help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cC863LDQs5E

 

And here is the hardware manual for your machine. On page 37 it gives you instructions for changing the hard drive: https://download.lenovo.com/UserFiles/UserGuide/en/User's%20guides%20and%20manuals/Y470Y570/Lenovo%20Y470Y570%20Hardware%20Maintenance%20Manual.pdf

 

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2019-01-22, 16:55 PM

Thanks Eric, I will check those.

 

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Re: How to add SSB internal desk to Ideapad Y470(brought 2011)?

2019-01-24, 2:29 AM

Hi Eric,

Can i able to add as another HDD as SSD or should i only replace the existing HDD? If i replace the exiting HDD do i need to re-install OS?

 

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2019-01-24, 2:38 AM

You'll have to replace the existing HDD with the SSD since your laptop only has one slot for storage. 

 

You would need to re-install the operating system if you replace the HDD with an SSD, but you can also clone your current hard drive to transfer everything over, including the OS. No need to worry about the Windows license since that's all done digitally now. 

 

I recommend EaseUS for cloning, here's a link: https://www.easeus.com/backup-utility/how-to-migrate-to-a-solid-state-disk-without-reinstalling-windows.html

 

Hope that helps!


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