03-28-2014 11:03 AM
I've fallen in love with the form factor, but would rather shave off some pennies by installing a SSD and a RAM upgrade myself. Is all the RAM soldered? Can I make these upgrades myself?
03-28-2014 03:01 PM - last edited on 03-28-2014 07:19 PM by NateS
I looked through documentation and it indicated that the Yoga 2 11 inch had a max of 4Gb RAM. Is that max from manufacture? Could I manually add more (preferably without soldering), or can the computer not function properly with any more than that?
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08-20-2014 02:36 PM
You can't upgrade the RAM but you can upgrade the hard drive. You must have the Western Digital drive cable. I've added a Samsung 840 EVO 120GB and it now boots in under 6 seconds.
08-21-2014 12:04 AM
Could you help me out a bit? How exactly do I go about upgrading to an ssd on the yoga 2 11? I opened up the back panel and the hard drive does not seem like it is using a standard sata connection, is there an adapter I need or am I missing something?
08-21-2014 09:17 AM
There are 2 different types of drives in the Yoga. Western Digital and Seagate. The Western Digital cable is the one you need. It plugs into the motherboard with a small plug, but the other end is a standard SATA connection. The Seagate, same motherboard plug, but the plug on the hard drive side is proprietary.
After replacing, you need to turn off secure boot in the BIOS. After installing Windows, you turn secure boot back on.
08-21-2014 10:54 AM
08-21-2014 04:41 PM
I don't know about the clone issue. I installed from scratch to have a cleaner install. Since mine had the Western Digital drive, I simply removed and attached EVO 840. If you don't have a Seagate drive, you should be good.
08-21-2014 05:00 PM
I'm trying to add an extra SATA SSD to my Yoga 2 13 with a M.2 SSD.
I was sure from the hardware manual that the WD had the strange connector (SFF-8784) and the Seagate version was normal SATA.
As you experienced the opposite, do you have any pictures of your connectors?
This would be very helpful, before I start ordering the wrong cable ...
08-21-2014 05:08 PM
I'll bring it to work tomorrow and open it up and snap some photos. I work in IT so my pleasure to assist fellow computer enthusiasts.I was looking for info before I bought mine and there was a lot of different information, so I'd be happy to clarify for those that follw.