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SATX
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Registered: ‎05-28-2013
Location: Turkey
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Upgrade mSata to 64gb SSD and installing windows?

Hello guys;

 

I've a Lenovo Y500 with 1 TB HDD + 16 gb mSata SSD.. But i am not satisfied with this hybrid performance. I want to change my mSata ssd to 60 or 120 gb mSata SSD and installing whole windows on it.

 

But i don't know if any mSata drives compatible with my computer. Is there a list for this? 

 

I'm planning to buy Kingston 60 GB SSD Now SMS200S3 mSata SSD Drive.

 

Link to picture

 

You can see on this page:

 

http://www.kingston.com/en/ssd/s/

 

 

Any idea about compatibility this drive with Lenovo y500 ?

 

Thank you!

 

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peter9898
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Registered: ‎10-24-2012
Location: Slovenská republika
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Re: Upgrade mSata to 64gb SSD and installing windows?

I think with compatibility is no problem but:

- with upgrade by yourself you may void warranty

- install windows tothis ssd is in my opinon not very good idea

- for cache in my opinion is 32gb enough

 

- if you wanna instal OS on ssd i think 60GB is not enough for OS.

- ssd is write cycles limited and windows have lot of writes during run

- you will lost intels technologies as cache and smart start

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SATX
Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎05-28-2013
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Message 3 of 4

Re: Upgrade mSata to 64gb SSD and installing windows?

60 Gb is enough for me.. Cache perfomence is big dissapointment for me if compare by ssd performance.

 

mscottie
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Registered: ‎02-19-2013
Location: Idaho
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Re: Upgrade mSata to 64gb SSD and installing windows?

SATX, I've used a 64GB and a 256GB at different times to install to a mSATA with no problems. Both were from Crucial though. I found the 64GB just too small after updates and having to worry about it all the time so I found a good deal on a 256GB that works great.

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