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Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

2012-10-27, 1:44 AM

After getting my Yoga today I've noticed a rather annoying situation with the default disk allocation.

 

The partitioning of the 128GB SSD is as follows:

 

C: 63.91GB

D: 24GB

Recovery 1: 1GB

EFI partition: 260MB

OEM partition: 1GB

Unlisted purpose partition: 8GB

Recovery 2: 20GB

 

So out of 128GB, after windows is installed you're left with ~43GB of useable space.

 

I've managed to shrink the D partition  from 24GB to 3 (it has like 1.8GB of drivers on it) to free up 21Gb so far, but other than the 8GB partition with the purpose unlisted, the rest are un-deletable in the disk manager. Also the option to expand the C partition to fill the 21GB I freed fro shrinking D is disabled.

 

I'd like to figure out how to clear as much of those partitions out as possible because there's nearly 50GB of total space floating around wasted in various partitions, which is like 40% of the drive. (Keeping just the 3GB remaing D drive, which I may even dump if I back the drivers up to a DVD). Dies anyone have experiance with removing these partitions? This is the first lenovo system I have had. And if anyone else has done so, are there any that absolutely can't be removed? And what about getting the disk manager to allow me to expand the C dirsk to fill the emptied space?

 

If copying the drivers over to a thumb drive and then formatting the drive and doing a fresh windows install is the only option to free up the space it seems worth it even.

 

Any thoughts? Love the system otherwise, but losing 50GB of a 128GB drive to this stuff is just assanine. 

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Re: Ideapad Yoga hard disk allocation

2012-11-25, 17:00 PM

Good point, I'm sure a complete reinstall is intimidating to many, plus all your other software, drivers, data, etc.

 

Now that there's a one click hotfix that does the partition for you, it's all moot.

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS033035&rss=true

 

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Yoga 13"

2012-10-27, 1:27 AM

Just got my unit.  Thus far i am dissappointed.

 

Already a small hard diak starting at 128gb

 

then broken up into 2 partitions.  WHY ?

 

then almost 30 GB in recovery information.  WHY so much ?

 

Want to merge into 1 drive. and save recovery information to external drive.  I want to claim all 128gb of the hard disk.

 

Please help as this is a "show stopper" for me.

 

thanks

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Re: Yoga 13"

2012-10-27, 1:45 AM

I just asked this exact same thing in another topic that I was typing as you posted this, but spelled out in detail the exact way the partitions were allocated.

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Re: Ideapad Yoda hard disk allocation

2012-10-27, 3:10 AM

Thanks for posting the details for the two drive letters.  This is why Lenovo needs to get out of the gate with the 256 GB and 512GB SSD's.  Otherwise they will be too late to the party as I see Dell's new 12" has 256 GB SSD available on day one.  I don't understand Lenovo's Marketing strategy with new products. 

 

Jim

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Re: Ideapad Yoda hard disk allocation

2012-10-27, 3:27 AM

Any suggestions for removing the partitions that don't want to give me the option? I can't even get into the bios b/c windows boots 2 fast 2 see if there is anything in there.

 

But yeah, expecting 90GB free after windows and ending up with 43 is not cool at all.

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Re: Ideapad Yoda hard disk allocation

2012-10-27, 3:32 AM

wrote:

Any suggestions for removing the partitions that don't want to give me the option? I can't even get into the bios b/c windows boots 2 fast 2 see if there is anything in there.

 

But yeah, expecting 90GB free after windows and ending up with 43 is not cool at all.


regarding getting into BIOS, i believe you press the "novo" button with the machine powered down. a menu will pop up with an item to get into BIOS, among other things. as is always advised, take care when poking around in there. ;)

 

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Re: Ideapad Yoda hard disk allocation

2012-10-27, 3:38 AM
What is the "novo" button? I've tried all of the F(x) keys and the delete key while booting it, but it seriously boots to login in about 3 seconds so it doesn't give me much time to find the correct key. Half a dozen reboots and nothing yet.
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Re: Ideapad Yoda hard disk allocation

2012-10-27, 3:41 AM

look just to the left of the power button.

 

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Re: Ideapad Yoda hard disk allocation

2012-10-27, 3:50 AM

I was wondering what that was!

 

No luck in the BIOS sadly. It appears it will take the assistance of somone more familier with hoe Lenovo systems are conficured that myself to figure it out. 

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Re: Ideapad Yoda hard disk allocation

2012-10-27, 3:54 AM

sorry i can't offer more.

very interested in this topic though. i'll be following.

 

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