12-15-2013 07:32 PM
Seeing it doesn't seem like Lenovo will dish out a GT755M ultrabay anytime soon ( ... ), and I don't really feel like getting a M.2 SSD even though I have the connector soldered onto my mainboard ( availability of those in Europe is barely zilch, and I'm not fond of ordering across the pond ), I've decided to grab a normal SSD and grab a HDD caddy with which I'll replace DVD/RW ( I use optical drive once per 2 months ), keep Windows on SSD and connected to mainboard at all times, while keeping files on HDD, allowing me to swap it out with a DVD/RW ( or a GT755M to play a graphically intensive game, if they ever get around of making those available for purchase, yet alone in Europe, hilarious.. ).
I'm probably purchasing following SSD :
And I'm probably purchasing following HDD caddy :
- I'm wondering whether y510p meets the industry standard so this caddy is applicable on it, and whether I can or can not mount the Lenovo outer casing on it ( same one which is mounted on the DVDRW drive ).
- How will I get around installing Win8 ? I heard that all Lenovos that come shipped with Win8 have a Windows CD key built inside BIOS, meaning I just need to grab a .ISO from Microsoft's site and go ahead and install it. Also, I'm running Windows 7 currently, will there be any things I'll need to change from within the BIOS ?
Thanks in advance for help.
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12-16-2013 12:14 PM
With the upgrade you have in mind, this is definitely doable. You may also want to take a look at the product below as it looks promising in using the stock HDD in the ODD bay.
In transferring the stock OS to another drive , the ideal way is to clone/migrate it (i.e. via Paragon Backup & Recovery 12 Home free trial). If the destination drive is not big enough, you can also try to clean install using a Windows 8 ISO (activate windows by phone if necessary).
In addition, If you have installed Windows 7 in legacy mode, you don't need to change anything in the BIOS if you intend to install Windows 8 in legacy mode.