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Lenovo y520 SSD upgrade

2020-02-19, 19:46 PM

Hello, i wanna upgrade my lenovo y520 i5 7300 with ssd, today i buy Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 SSD and after I installed the ssd it wont read that ssd i don't know why because i read articles and should be fine, i mean it's m.2 NVMe it should be fine but after i entered in the bios nothing happend, the SSD is not read. Sorry for my english.




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Re: Lenovo y520 SSD upgrade

2020-02-20, 21:43 PM

Hi Elis996,




This should works fine as it should like what other members have tried.

It would be interesting if you can check the BIOS and see if the SSD is detected.


Turn off and reseating the SSD making sure that the contacts on both SSD and m.2 slot are good ( no foreign obstruction). 


Ideally testing the same ssd on another laptop to check if the SSD is ok.

Reload the defaults of the BIOS then save and exit.

Restart and check again if the SSD is seen.


You can also toggle SATA controller mode under the Configuration Tab to see if that makes any difference.


Update us how it goes.




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