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Mahan_F
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Lenovo Y510P SSD memory

I have the Lenovo Y510P and recently when I opened it to clean the fan I noticed there is a SSD slot which is empty in my case.

 

 (SSD slot on the bottom right of this picture)

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I looked online a bit and I want to know if I buy one of these SSD from ebay will they be ok?

First product

Second Product

 

And will I be able to run my windows and some applications with the SSD and have the rest of my files in the HDD?

 

I appreciate all the help!

Mahan

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Re: Lenovo Y510P SSD memory

Hi Mahan_F  , 

 

Welcome to the Community Forums. 

 

General specifications for storage : up to 1 TB HDD storage and 24 GB SSD1 cache  on stock parts

 

This however would not limit you from using the M.2 SATA slot for booting or cache similar to this discussion with fellow members and their choices of SSD that worked with them. 

You can have different option to go about using your storage as posted here and appreciate booting faster as same on this video booting on a Samsung 840 pro (here on different brands) . 

 

Highlighted links can be a good reference for your choice so take your time to review to what works best for you as this model would even allow you storage via ultrabay too. 

 

Hope this help answer your query. 

 

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Re: Lenovo Y510P SSD memory

Thank you for the reply,

 

I am not looking to replace my HDD or use the ultrabay to add an SSD, I want  to use that empty SSD slot that I mentioned in my post.

From what I read, is that slot only capable of having a 24gb SSD? If so that means I wont be able to use those 2 SSDs that I mentioned in my original post?

 

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Re: Lenovo Y510P SSD memory

Hi Mahan_F

 

Greetings. 

 

You can install an M.2 SSD and even make it bootable as you main Operating System , other options as well.

Stock ssd option of 24GB is intended for cache, it does not limit you to use bigger capacity.

 

The video shows booting of 128GB, 256GB, 512GB samsung 840 pro.

On the other links shows booting to windows with bigger capacity as well like this

 

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Re: Lenovo Y510P SSD memory

Thanks again for the quick reply!

 

I am planning to buy this SSD in a bit just got few last questions.

 

On this picture there is a screw at the end of the SSD, will that come with the SSD or do I need to purchaseit seperately?

 

In your opinion, will a 128GB SSD be enough to boot windows 10 plus some applications or shall I go for a 256GB?

 

Thanks again,

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Re: Lenovo Y510P SSD memory

Hi Mahan_F , 

 

There are model of Y510p that has an open M.2 space but no insertion port on it similar to this discussion so make sure that you have this gold contact port to use as the SSD m.2 that you would be purchasing suppose to have a screw that goes with it. 

 

Windows would take 16-20 GB for applications and update that needs OS integration so it can be approximately 20GB to 30 GB and that with a 128 GB would be enough . If the cost difference is small then 256GB is better.

 

 

For best practice , always check return options or better yet have it checked with a spare SSD or with your local computer shop / IT guys (they most likely have a spare) to try . 

 

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Re: Lenovo Y510P SSD memory

I opened my laptop yesterday to clean the fan and that is how I found out about the SSD slot. My laptop does have the  part where the SSD goes in.

 

I think I will go with this 128GB then since it will be enough, thank you.

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Re: Lenovo Y510P SSD memory

Hi Mahan_F , 

 

Good to know that you have this features on your model.

SSD are a good investment since you can likewise use it on different machines aside from the speed boost I expect that you would be enjoying, 

 

Best luck to your endeavors. 

 

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Re: Lenovo Y510P SSD memory

Hi again Spidey, 

 

I have just recently received my SSD that we discussed in this thread and I am not sure how to go with installing my windows 10 on it and using my 1TB hard drive just for my files.

 

If you can help me with it I will really appreciate it!

This is the thread: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-P-Y-and-Z-series/Lenovo-Y510P-installing-windows-on-new-SSD/td-p...

 

Mahan

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