07-25-2018 04:20 AM
I bought my Lenovo Z70-80 a few years ago and I have really loved using it. However, for the past year or so my laptop has been extremely slow and it lags alot. I made some research and figured that upgrading to a SSD and clean installing win10 should pretty much solve my problems.
My experience with installing operating systems, let alone replacing a hard drive, is nonexistent. I'm sure I can do it myself but I'd need step-by-step instructions to it. Can anyone help me with this?
There's specially one thing that puzzles me: My laptop has two hard disks. One of them is 888Gt and has Windows 10 installed to it. Then there's this mysterious hard drive called LENOVO which is only 24,9Gt and has a couple of folders in it ("Drivers" and "Applications"). What is the point of the smaller hard drive and how should I take it into account when upgrading to SSD?
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07-25-2018 06:33 AM
You have one physical drive, 1TB.
It has two partitions, the C drive (888GB) and the D drive(24.9GB).
The D drive(Lenovo) in the apps folder you described has copies of your drivers should you need them.
07-25-2018 09:11 AM
Welcome to the Community Forums.
In addition, before starting anything make sure that you back up your personal data and even the D folders with the applications and drivers on a separate storage like a USB or any external storage.
Second step, is creating your recovery media.
Upgrading your storage to a SATA SSD would be following the steps here in the hardware manual (page 37). After removing the battery and compartment cover, the HDD would be accessible for replacement.
There are also videos online that can also be helpful as supplement for the link provided here and likewise you have our community to check back with.
07-26-2018 07:34 AM
08-27-2018 06:47 AM
Just want to say I went through exactly this operation. Bought a 512 GB SSD for my Z70-80 and it was WAY easier than I thought it would be:
Maybe a good idea to buy a 2.5" USB HDD enclosure so you can use the old HDD as an external drive