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Rendeny
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Message 11 of 30

Re: Can you upgrade RAM and to a SSD in a Yoga 2 11 inch?

Here is what the Yoga 2 11 looks like under the hood.

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 Here is the hard drive with the cable connecting it to the motherboard known as a SFF-8784 Edge Connector

 

I posted these just to help with visualizing what exactly is going on. So do I either need a ssd that connects via a SFF-8784 or a cable that connects the motherboard to a standard sata ssd?

Rendeny
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Message 12 of 30

Re: Can you upgrade RAM and to a SSD in a Yoga 2 11 inch?

And also here is the drive itself which you can read about here if need be

http://www.storagereview.com/wd_blue_ultraslim_500gb_review_wd5000mpck

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caffeinator
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Message 13 of 30

Re: Can you upgrade RAM and to a SSD in a Yoga 2 11 inch?

 

Link to picture

 

Here is the Yoga 2 11 with a Samsung EVO 840 SSD.

I replaced the Western Digital 500 GB 5mm drive.

 

Link to picture

 

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Rendeny
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Message 14 of 30

Re: Can you upgrade RAM and to a SSD in a Yoga 2 11 inch?

Looks good! How do I go about getting that cable that connects the ssd your using to the yoga's motherboard?
caffeinator
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Message 15 of 30

Re: Can you upgrade RAM and to a SSD in a Yoga 2 11 inch?

Here is the end that connects to the MB. The other end is standard SATA.

 

Link to picture

 

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Rendeny
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Message 16 of 30

Re: Can you upgrade RAM and to a SSD in a Yoga 2 11 inch?

Did you purchase that cable that you are using to connect your ssd to the mb or did it come with your yoga?
caffeinator
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Message 17 of 30

Re: Can you upgrade RAM and to a SSD in a Yoga 2 11 inch?

It came wth the Yoga. It is the cable for the Western Digital. If you have Seagate, you would need the cable for the WD. 

Rendeny
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Message 18 of 30

Re: Can you upgrade RAM and to a SSD in a Yoga 2 11 inch?

Hmmm, my yoga come with a different cable, if it isn't to much trouble is there any information or a number on your cable that you could give me so that way I could try to find it somewhere for purchase?
Emmerx
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Message 19 of 30

Re: Can you upgrade RAM and to a SSD in a Yoga 2 11 inch?

Thanks for all the pictures.

The connector on the motherboard is definetely the same as the Y2 13 !

 

 

You keep telling us to obtain the WD version of the cable, while the HMM is stating to get the Seagate version.

 

"I replaced the Western Digital 500 GB 5mm drive.  "

What I see on the picture is clearly a Seagate drive? or is this one not the one you removed from your 2 11?

 

javaplusjava
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Message 20 of 30

Re: Can you upgrade RAM and to a SSD in a Yoga 2 11 inch?

Caffeinator, Thanks previously for answering my PM. I had another question since I am having issues cloning. I think I should go with a clean install after all the issues I have been having. What did you do to clean install? Did you have to order install discs? Did you use a windows 8 image from somewhere else? Thanks.

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