03-13-2017 05:27 AM
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.
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03-13-2017 07:06 AM
Hi KRBeC ,
Welcome to the Community Forums.
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
You may take time to review such post for added reference.
Hope this help answer your query.
03-13-2017 07:31 AM
03-13-2017 11:08 AM
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.
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