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KRBeC
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Y50-70 - adding second HDD

Hi everyone!

 

I would like to add 1T HDD to my Y50-70 (currently have 256GB SSD). 

 

First I would like to verify adding second HDD is even possible for this laptop. Friend of mine told me some Lenovo series laptops can accommodate only one HDD, though I expect this be a problem of cheaper pieces. Forum did not helped me mch with this.

 

Then I would like to ask about the sedond HDD itself. What dimensions etc. should I go for. And if some of you made same addition, could you recommend me HDD you used.

 

Thanks a lot.

K

 

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Re: Y50-70 - adding second HDD

Hi KRBeC , 

 

Welcome to the Community Forums.

 

As per product specifications , y50-70 would only accomodate one harddrive storage , as same goes with the hardware manual (page 26 • 2.5-inch, 7 mm SATA • 500 GB / 1TB 5,400 rpm)

Some: SSD / SATA 6.0Gb/s, 2.5" wide, 7mm high
Some: HDD / 2.5" wide, 7mm high
Some: Hybrid drive with 8GB NAND fl ash memory / 2.5" wide 

 

There are also no ultrabays or optical drive slots to utilize as same with this and this discussion

You may take time to review such post for added reference.

 

Hope this help answer your query.

 

Regards



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KRBeC
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Re: Y50-70 - adding second HDD

Thx, no exactly answer I was expecting, but at least I know where I am now. Seems Lenovo's products are not as good as expected, at least they have good service and 256GB is still somethin I can live with.
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Re: Y50-70 - adding second HDD


@KRBeC wrote:
Thx, no exactly answer I was expecting, but at least I know where I am now. Seems Lenovo's products are not as good as expected, at least they have good service and 256GB is still somethin I can live with.

Although you cannot add a second disk, you could replace your existing 256 GB SSD with a larger disk.  It would need to be a 2.5 inch SATA disk, but the critical dimension is the height (thickness).  The dimensions quoted by Spidey specify 7 mm as the maximum thickness.  Some disks are slightly thicker (9 mm), and they might not fit in your system.

 

Since you are currently using an SSD, I imagine that you would not want to return to the much slower response of a mechanical HDD.  Larger SSDs are now available with various capacities, such as 512 GB, 1 TB, and 2 TB.  I have a Samsung 850 EVO SSD in the 2 TB size, and its thickness is still only 7 mm (so it would fit in your system).  However, as the maximum supported capacity specified in the "Hardware Maintenance Manual" is 1 TB, it is possible that a disk larger than 1 TB would not be recognised by the BIOS, so a 1 TB SSD might be a safer choice than a 2 TB SSD.

 

-- from CyberSimian in the UK

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