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Lenovo U310 (not y520) i7 hdd upgrade.

2018-09-08, 21:49 PM

 My machine: Lenovo Ideapad U310

  Model 4375

  I would like to know if I could replace my 500 GB HDD with a 

Crucial MX500 500GB SATA 2.5-inch 7mm Internal SSD.

I read that mine is SATA 3.0, but that one is SATA 6. Would that work? And could it handle that storage space amount? Thanks!

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Re: Lenovo U310 (not y520) i7 hdd upgrade.

2018-09-08, 22:04 PM

Good day and welcome to the community.

As I understand it, the SATA standard is backward-compatible. An SATA-6 storage device should work fine in an SATA-3 slot, albeit at the slower speed, as long as it physically fits.

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Re: Lenovo U310 (not y520) i7 hdd upgrade.

2018-09-09, 0:52 AM

I have a Crucial MX500 1TB and it's working like a charm !

but what is that 9.5mm adapter that you mentioned ? no adapter required for your machine

 

 

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Re: Lenovo U310 (not y520) i7 hdd upgrade.

2018-09-09, 2:38 AM

Your machine appears to have a empty M.2 2280 slot. In addition to the spinner slot.

http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/Lenovo%20Laptops/Lenovo%20Legion%20Y520%20(15_)/Lenovo_Legion_Y520_spec.pdf

 

State full machine type and model for better assistance.

 

The MX500 SSD is a 2.5 inch SATA III 6 Gb/s Interface. It will fit in your HDD slot.

The HDD slot holds a SLIM hdd. The 2.5 inch is also slim.

 Video:

http://download.lenovo.com/lts/RCNW1510/FOF/RCNW1510-Y520_REM_FRU_03_InternalStorageDrive.mp4

 

 

 

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Re: Lenovo U310 (not y520) i7 hdd upgrade.

2018-09-09, 15:34 PM

Hey thanks everyone for your awesome help and quick replies! Also for your welcoming greeting. As I am new to this group, I'm not sure why my post did this: but I originally wrote U310 not  y520. I do not own a y520 but a U310 ...lmao. it must have autocorrected at some point? Anywho, hopefully it's not that different as SATAs are SATAs across models

 

 

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Re: Lenovo U310 (not y520) i7 hdd upgrade.

2018-09-09, 15:47 PM

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Good day and welcome to the community.

As I understand it, the SATA standard is backward-compatible. An SATA-6 storage device should work fine in an SATA-3 slot, albeit at the slower speed, as long as it physically fits.

Regards.

 

 

 

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Thank you! 

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Re: Lenovo U310 (not y520) i7 hdd upgrade.

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I have a Crucial MX500 1TB and it's working like a charm !

but what is that 9.5mm adapter that you mentioned ? no adapter required for your machine

 

 

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Hey that's good to know! Did it speed up your apps? I have to run things like IDEs for coding and virtual machines.  My machine how it is now just isn't cutting it so a buddy suggested I get an SSD. Also the 9 adapter bit was just from copy/pasting the title lol. I removed it, thanks

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Re: Lenovo U310 (not y520) i7 hdd upgrade.

2018-09-09, 15:56 PM

 wrote:

Your machine appears to have a empty M.2 2280 slot. In addition to the spinner slot.

http://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PDF/Lenovo%20Laptops/Lenovo%20Legion%20Y520%20(15_)/Lenovo_Legion_Y520_spec.pdf

 

State full machine type and model for better assistance.

 

The MX500 SSD is a 2.5 inch SATA III 6 Gb/s Interface. It will fit in your HDD slot.

The HDD slot holds a SLIM hdd. The 2.5 inch is also slim.

 Video:

http://download.lenovo.com/lts/RCNW1510/FOF/RCNW1510-Y520_REM_FRU_03_InternalStorageDrive.mp4

 

 

 

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Thank you, I edited my post to include model and type

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2018-09-09, 16:01 PM
a lot ! it made a huge difference !
everything load faster
games are way faster now
no HDD noise anymore !
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