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adding ssd to lenovo y500

2013-12-13, 11:50 AM

i have lenovo y500 without ssd


i need to add ssd 128 g to us it as system drive


so does there is a place to add it 

or must replace it in the space of hdd hard


also i need to keep recovery and the orginal windows which came with to laptop


when i use recovery cap recovery


can i make recovery for ssd only


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Re: adding ssd to lenovo y500

2013-12-16, 17:30 PM

hi ant_gamal,


Welcome to the Forums.


Yes there's an mSATA SSD slot on the Ideapad Y500. See this article as a reference. This is an ideal setup if you're planning to have an HDD+mSATA SSD. As for keeping the OneKey Recovery feature, you can try to clone/migrate the HDD to the mSATA SSD, boot from it and then observe.


If you're already on Windows 8.1, you can follow this guide on how to create a recovery drive. Alternatively, you can also use EaseUS ToDo Backup as a disaster recovery method.




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