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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎06-18-2015
Location: Canuckistan
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Use mSATA drive on Y580 as primary system boot drive?

I've got a customer with a Y580 who wants to upgrade to an SSD.  Only, in asessing the laptop for the upgrade requirements, I see it has a 64GB mSATA SSD.  I think it's configured as a caching device.  Is it possible to set it as the boot volume and just install Windows there?

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Registered: ‎06-02-2014
Location: Houston, Texas
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Re: Use mSATA drive on Y580 as primary system boot drive?

It is possible. You'd probably need to uninstall the cacheing software, but I'm not sure - check the BIOS to see if it comes up as a boot option first. Once you can get the computer to recognize it as a drive you can boot from, install Windows on it and move it to the top of the boot order.

Y510p: i7 4700MQ (Overclocked to 3.6GHz), SLI GT 755M (Each Overclocked 111MHz), Corsair Vengeance 16GB 2133MHz, Samsung 850 Pro 256GB, MyDigitalSSD SuperBoot 128GB, Intel Wireless-AC 7260, Windows 10 Home
Dell XPS 13 (2015): i5 5200U, Intel HD 5500, 4GB 1600MHz, 128GB Samsung M.2 SSD, 802.11ac WLAN, Windows 10 Home (School Laptop)

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