03-03-2013 02:04 PM
I hope someone from Lenovo will respond to my below question.
I currently own a Idea pad y 500 with 1TB 5400 rpm drive with no msata.
I bought it during Christmas time.
I would like to add the msata drive preferably 16 gb or similar.
also would like to get a bluray writer attachment(if its released) by Lenovo.
Please let me know where can I buy that. If its available in Lenovo website.
otherwise suggest the compatible product for msata so that I can order online from other websites.
Btw how much would that cost???
help would be appreciated.
03-06-2013 01:31 PM
The Lenovo Y500 uses the following SSD's:
Apparently, these 16GB's ones aren't available on the consumer market but you try these ones:
If you have Windows 7, you can use Intel Rapid Drive Technology to use the mSATA SSD for caching data. If you'll be planning to install the OS on the mSATA SSD, I recommend you get at least 64Gb to make room for your programs.
Hope this helps.
03-06-2013 02:58 PM
According to my Y500 the MSATA is only an SATA II and not an SATA III bay. So if you get a high speed MSATA 6gbit/s drive, it's not going to run at full speed, mine maxes out the SATA II capabilities.
03-08-2013 05:24 AM