05-30-2014 06:11 AM
I have an Y510p here are my specific specs:
GT 755M SLI
16GB of ram
24 GB SSD
I want to know if I can replace the 24 GB SSD with a 250GB SSD and then transfer the data. Also is the windows OS installed on the 1TB HDD? Because the name of the HDD Windows8_OS. But the drivers are on the 24GB SSD so I want to know if I can transfer them and how?
05-30-2014 09:22 AM
No, its a different slot.
A regular ssd wont fit, you need the small ngff ssd, which will replace the 24gb. They come up to 128 i believe, then you can migrate the system files there and run off the HDD (i have heard users do this)
Although, there might be issues with bios / firmware acting as if the ssd is for caching, since I have not done this myself, I would suggest you search the forum regarding replacing the 24gb and migrating Win8 to the ngff drive>
This seems to be the drive of choice for y410/510
To be honest, since you have the SLI model and can't caddy the 1tb, I would just purchase a regular 240-520gb SSD, the prices are dropping fast the last few months. Then you can use the 24gb cache to store files as a "backup" incase the main ssd dies out or something.
05-30-2014 09:59 AM
So the SSD is not in the Ultra-Bay? (not sarcasm genuinely curious)
If not then I can just get these two things and have 3 drives?
Thank you for replying! (also not sarcasm)
05-30-2014 10:07 AM
They all have ultrabays, if you have SLI, its a video card, not a dvd drive that it came with. So to caddy it you would have to remove the SLI card.
You can replace the 1tb hard drive with any regular SSD you want. but you have nowhere to put the 1tb after.
or get that amazon linked 128gb i showed you, that replaces the 24gb NGFF SSD you have already
05-30-2014 11:29 AM
You have three places you can put a SSD. There is a M.2. connector that uses a 42 mm SSD (that is where your 24 GB SSD currently is), there is also a standard 2.5 " HDD/SDD bay (that is were your current 1 TB HDD is) and there is the ultrabay (where your SLI card is located). If you want to add a SSD you can add one to any of these three locations but you will have to remove what ever is currently in those spots. You best bet is to replace the 42 mm M.2. 24 GB SSD with the 128 GB version above and then migrate your windows install to that and use the 1 TB HDD for storage.