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mackb3
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IdeaPad Y510 hard drives ID

I have an Ideapad Y510P with a 1TB spinner hard drive and a 24gig SSD. The computer is very sluggish on boot up freezing a lot and taking several minutes to boot. I have reset it with the recovery disk option several times but still very slow to boot. Is windows 8 on the SSD or the spinner? Once open the machine works very well and is fast but it's a mistery as to what info is on which drive. Running diognostics both hard drives appear to be  in good shape. I would like to wipe the drives and  restore to where the machine is snappy like it once was. I have tried swapping the spinner drive with a new equal replacement but am unable to installl the recovery ISO and windows which I understand is on a hidded partition somewhere. This should all be a simple matter but has turned into a complicated mess and none of the explinations offered a workable solution.

 

So how to restore to a new hard drive without  cloaning via a third party solution and the hard ware to transfer?

 

Regards.

 

M

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Re: IdeaPad Y510 hard drives ID

Hi mackb3,

 

Welcome to the Community Forums.

 

As noted on this discussion, the 1TB spinner HDD holds Windows with the 24GB SSD with the boot cache in most Y510p dual storage set up.

 

After doing back up then using One Key Restore should refresh everything to factory settings. One Key Recovery directions here should give reset and create recovery option.

 

 

I hope this helps answer your query.

Update us how things go.

 

Regards



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mackb3
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Re: IdeaPad Y510 hard drives ID

I've rebuilt the existing spinner several times from the restore USB and the Lenovo button on the side of the laptop and it still takes for ever to boot and most times a second try as it locks up. The onekey restore will not populate a new spinner HDD (same spec as the original). What do I have to do to rebuild the system including windows 8 to a new hard drive. That is the problem. I have a restore USB created but it will not rebuild the ISO file to the new hard drive.

 

Thanks,

 

M

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Re: IdeaPad Y510 hard drives ID

Hi mackb3,

 

Greetings.

 

I am not optimistic of the integrity of the recovery media so I suggest that a clean installation of Windows 8 maybe better. It may not be the same as the factory image but at least you would have a clean fresh copy of Windows and simply install the remaining drivers. 

 

On the same discussion above, they had the 24GB cache SSD removed or uninstalled with its cache software that seems to be causing some problem.

 

You can check out this option and observe how it goes.

 

Regards

 



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