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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎07-16-2015
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chang ssd in my lenovo ideapad z500 help my please thanks a lot

hello friend i have a laptop lenovo ideapad z500 series,
I installed an internal hd traditional very slow and I would like to replace with a Samsung SSD 850 Series 500GB evo from
I have some questions for you
1) the first thing you think and 'compatible in size?
a friend of mine told me that there looks SSD 2.5-inch low-and high-profile and your SSD and may be inconsistent when it is high profile.

I would never ever let me take apart and then I prove incompatible.

2) it is compatible as I hope with all my strength I am 'knock on wood
do you think you will void your warranty if you do disassemble ??

3) I live in Milan and I was planning to take it to a shop of Chinese in Chinatown the operation of simple replacement should cost between 10 and 20 euro although talking to their engineers have told me that they do not know ....
there will 'be trusted ??
I wanted to do it but then when I saw the video on youtube I said let fe 'and a casino

aside from the joke I was thinking well to take him to a service center lenovo maybe take a little, and I make them work.

experiences that you have ??
know someone in Milan or Milan hinterland able to do this' cause has already done on your laptop ??

4) Now we talk about the migration of data and the operating system keep in mind that initially when I bought was on windows 8 then I upgraded to Windows 8.1, and more free time I would definitely installarci Windows 10 as an upgrade from the 8.1 even though the maximum It would be to installarci Windows 10 from scratch but I fear that we can not do.

what do you suggest guys if I answer in the morning you will do something to please a lot since I have urgency.
bye levideo.

Paper Tape
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Re: chang ssd in my lenovo ideapad z500 help my please thanks a lot

sorry about my bad english
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Re: chang ssd in my lenovo ideapad z500 help my please thanks a lot

hi levideo,


Regarding your questions:

1. From page 26 of the HMM, the Z500 supports low profile (7mm) and a standard size (9.5mm) SSDs so the Samsung SSD 850 should be compatible.

   - Link to picture


2. Depending on the place where you purchased the unit, some stores put a warranty sticker on the screw slots (like in my area) so any signs of tear will automatically void the warranty. You may verify this with the store if especially if you purchased an extended warranty.


3. If you have experience in laptop/desktop disassembly then you can DIY and replace the drive. Otherwise, it will be best if you let a professional laptop repair center do it.


Service center locator:


4. If you're leaning towards data migration, it'll be best if you use the Samsung Data Migration Software to migrate the HDD to the Samsung 850 SSD. From there, you can upgrade to Win10 once it's released on July 29.


Upgrade to Windows 10 for free



More info:

Lenovo Z500 SSD upgrade

Z500 Video Disassembly Guide




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