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Y70-70 Touch - SSD HDD upgrade question

2016-08-29, 8:09 AM

HI, I have the Y70 70 touch games machine. My question is, Can i upgrade the SSD HDD to a larger capacity and have all my Operating systems files transfered. I would also like install a regular HDD say one Terabit capacity. The computer is so quick and I have had this over a year and it is working with Windows 10 which is a really refreshing way of interfacing a computer.

Many Thanks in advance

RayMort

 

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Re: Y70-70 Touch - SSD HDD upgrade question

2016-08-29, 18:57 PM

Hi raymort  , 

 

Greetings. 

 

 

Would you have the machine number to verify details of the system ? Check on the machine number from the sticker or check it from here ,just keep your serial number confidential. 

 

You may upgrade your harddrive to 1 TB storage as provided on the FRU list of the hardware manual as example (item 10 / page 67) or even replace the SSHD (hybrid drive to a standard HDD with 1 TB. 

 

On the product specification sheet of different machine type / variants of the models , as others showing different storage options and likewise optical drive choice if possible to convert to additional sata drive instead. 

 

More about other discussions  and steps done here and here .

Take time to review the highlighted links for reference. 

 

Update us how it works best for you . 

 

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Re: Y70-70 Touch - SSD HDD upgrade question

2016-08-29, 20:23 PM

wrote:

HI, I have the Y70 70 touch games machine. My question is, Can i upgrade the SSD HDD to a larger capacity and have all my Operating systems files transfered. I would also like install a regular HDD say one Terabit capacity. The computer is so quick and I have had this over a year and it is working with Windows 10 which is a really refreshing way of interfacing a computer.

Many Thanks in advance

RayMort

 

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Your question: ".... and have all my operating systems files transfered." does it mean just the operating system and not the Lenovo programs included in your unit when you first received it?

 

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Re: Y70-70 Touch - SSD HDD upgrade question

2016-08-30, 9:12 AM

Hi, I would like all files as it was on the upgrade to windows 10 and all Lenovo files and  apps. In other words all files.

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Re: Y70-70 Touch - SSD HDD upgrade question

2017-05-30, 4:27 AM

I have the same question.  I would like to upgrade the 256 GB SDD to 512 GB SDD.  Did we get a solution to this question?

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Re: Y70-70 Touch - SSD HDD upgrade question

2017-05-30, 13:06 PM

Simply put, you take an Image of the entire drive (all partitons) if you want it with all the lenovo recover stuff etc. If your machine was upgraded from an older OS such as Win 8.1 there is not point in imaging those partitions (they're not large) but useless as you're on Windows 10 now. One you have the image install the new HD you select and image (restore process) to the new drive which is blank.

When all is said and done you info/data etc is still good and valid on the original drive (SSD in your cases). This can be useful should you have a disastor with the new drive or get hit by a encrption malware like Wannacrypt. Various tools are  out there to do this that generate or come with boot CD for the restore.

 

But note that the mechanical HD's are a LOT SLOWER than any SSD. A hybrid HD such as Seagates SSHD which has a small SSD portion around 8GB will be faster than any regular HD. Going to a 512GB SSD is the best consistant option for your systems as performance will not be affected negatively.

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Re: Y70-70 Touch - SSD HDD upgrade question

2017-05-30, 13:18 PM

Hi All,

 

Greetings.

 

As review to the previous question:

"Can i upgrade the SSD HDD to a larger capacity and have all my Operating systems files transfered. I would also like install a regular HDD say one Terabit capacity"

 

You may upgrade your harddrive to 1 TB storage as provided on the FRU list of the hardware manual as example (item 10 / page 67) or even replace the SSHD (hybrid drive to a standard HDD with 1 TB. 

 

More about other discussions  and steps done here and here.

Click on the highlighted links for a review of actions done by fellow members that allowed them to do the upgrade and likewise clone the drive to duplicate currently installed image and data.

 

Regards

 



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Re: Y70-70 Touch - SSD HDD upgrade question

2017-08-18, 11:00 AM
Many thanks sorry for very late response I was very ill
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Re: Y70-70 Touch - SSD HDD upgrade question

2017-08-18, 13:25 PM

Hi raymort,

 

Greetings.

 

Hope you're doing better now.

 

Please don't hesitate to visit our community at any time.

We have our fellow community folks here that are very generous to share their ideas once you are ready to proceed with your plans.

 

Wishing for your best health.

 

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Re: Y70-70 Touch - SSD HDD upgrade question

2019-04-14, 13:30 PM
once again I am grateful for all the advice. As for doing the actual upgrade, I have not been able to do this due to lots of personal events that have taken up loads of my time. i will get there LOL.
Many thanks, raymort
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