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Re: 1TB msata SSD in Yoga 2 Pro?

2014-07-18, 9:56 AM

Just search this forum on "Yoga 2 13 ssd" as you do not have the Pro version .....

 

e.g.

Extra storage (HDD & SSD) in Yoga 2 13

and

Yoga 2 13 internals

 

Here you will find tons of info on this. 

And you will find that changing storage is very straight forward.

But replacing the non AC wifi card ...

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Re: 1TB msata SSD in Yoga 2 Pro?

2014-07-18, 13:12 PM
Thank you!
Speed

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Re: 1TB msata SSD in Yoga 2 Pro?

2014-08-10, 2:35 AM

Can someone who's changed the HD provide instructions, please?!

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Re: 1TB msata SSD in Yoga 2 Pro?

2014-08-10, 3:01 AM

It is pretty  straightforward.  I am working from memory, as I am not able to look at my Y2P right now, so someone feel free to offer corrections.  Search Google and YouTube.  I think I found a YouTube video, BUT make sure you are looking at a vid for Y2P.  There are also videos for the Yoga 13 which disassembles much differently.

 

Eleven tiny screws hold the bottom shell on.  Four along the hinge edge.  Four along the other edge.  Three across the middle.  You will need a "precision" phillips screwdriver.  (If it is obviously not a phillips, it is a tiny Torx T5.  Sorry, as I said, I am not able to look at it right now to confirm.)

 

Once you have removed the screws use something like a credit card or other thin plastic item, working from the hinges, to pop the bottom off.

 

Once the bottom is off there are two mini PCIe cards.  A half size one with black and white wires attached, which is the wifi/bluetooth adapter, and a full size that is the mSATA SSD drive.  Remove the one or two screws holding one end of the mSATA and remove it.  Insert the new one and secure with the one or two screws.  Snap the bottom back in place and replace the 11 screws.

 

I would lay out a towel on a table to do this.  This will protect the top of the Y2P as you work AND catch any of the tiny screws you might drop so they do not bounce to the floor where they are hard to find.  

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Re: 1TB msata SSD in Yoga 2 Pro?

2014-08-10, 9:53 AM

Thank you. I am also interested as to how to get the operating system up and running again. Does Lenovo one button restore still work?

 

Also, do I need to buy anything else besides the drive itself?

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Re: 1TB msata SSD in Yoga 2 Pro?

2014-08-10, 10:56 AM

 

The thread below has instructions, including the disk partition work:-

 

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Idea-Windows-based-Tablets-and/Upgrading-the-SSD-in-a-Yoga-2-Pro/td-p/1389081

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Re: 1TB msata SSD in Yoga 2 Pro?

2014-08-11, 0:46 AM

wrote:

Thank you. I am also interested as to how to get the operating system up and running again. Does Lenovo one button restore still work?

 

Also, do I need to buy anything else besides the drive itself?


I used Acronis to create a disk image then restored that to my new SSD.  BTW, the little screws on the bottom require a Torx T5, not a Phillips.

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Re: 1TB msata SSD in Yoga 2 Pro?

2014-08-11, 8:49 AM

Do you have "Intel Rapid Storage Technology" enabled in your system tray?

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Re: 1TB msata SSD in Yoga 2 Pro?

2014-09-04, 14:24 PM

Slightly OT, but I just installed a 480gb M500 Crucial SSD, and it works, except that the bios (?) limits transfer speeds to SATA 2, or 1/2 what it can do.  Still trying to figure out a workaround - anyone else experience this?

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Re: 1TB msata SSD in Yoga 2 Pro?

2014-09-04, 18:58 PM

If I may tag along on this thread, I have a slightly similar experience with the Samsung MZMTE256HMHP-000L1 SSD that came with my Y2P.  The read speeds all seem fine, but the write speeds seem to be crippled to SATA2 levels:

 

CDM-22-Aug-14-@-1215.jpg

 

Anvil, AS-SSD and CrystalDiskMark benchmarks all yield similar results.  The speeds in the first column rival results for a Samsung 830 on a SATA3 port in my desktop, but the speeds in the second column are like the Samsung 830 when it was on a SATA2 port.

 

Reading how your read and write speeds both seem slow, gives me hope that maybe there is a tweak or setting to liberate the write speeds on my Y2P's Samsung.  <fingers crossed>

 

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Yoga 2 Pro: i7, 256 gb SSD, 8gb RAM, Intel 7260 Dual Band AC + BT 4.0, manufactured 6/6/2014
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