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11-16-2013

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Is the HD upgradeable on the yoga 2?

2013-12-02, 15:48 PM

So, I have been eyeing the 512gb version of the yoga 2, because anything under that is unnacceptable. However it seems like, not only is it only available on their website and no where else, but its ALOT more expensive.

 

A similarly configured machine but 256gb is on sale at best buy for 1199 all the time, while the 512gb version from lenovo is 1599 AND there is a major delay in shipment. Thats $400 more for anupgrade that should cost no more than $200 more, plus inconvenience.

 

For the $400 you can get a 750 gb samsung SSD thats better in performance! (and then sell the 256gb if you want to make $$ on the deal)

 

So my question is if the HD on the yoga 2 is user upgradeable and whether it will void warranty on anything, other than the HD obviously.

 

Here is the HD I'm looking at

 

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electronics-EVO-Series-2-5-Inch-MZ-7TE500BW/dp/B00E3W19MO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1385998945&sr=8-1&keywords=512gb+ssd+laptop

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11-14-2013

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Re: Is the HD upgradeable on the yoga 2?

2013-12-02, 16:15 PM

I have the 256 model and find it quite adequate after loading all of my programs, 60 gig of music and even several movies and games.  Other media data can easily be accessed on removable drives.  The SSD is said to be easily upgradable.and I did think about it.   You would need to get a new drive with cloning software and a means to clone the old data.   I feel that I will wait to see how my drive may fill and if I need it, do it in a year or more when larger drives will also be cheaper.

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10-21-2013

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Re: Is the HD upgradeable on the yoga 2?

2013-12-02, 16:31 PM

The SSD module in the Y2P is socketed and thus replacable, but it's a tiny little M.2 (NGFF) card, so that one you linked from Amazon will not fit, nor will most other standard "SSD drives" that are designed to replace a physical rotating 2.5" disk.

 

The 512GB version of the stock Lenovo SSD module (Samsung PM841-512GB mSATA SSD) sells for around $600, so buying it from Lenovo is really not that bad of a deal, and at the moment there may not be other options.

 

Z.

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Re: Is the HD upgradeable on the yoga 2?

2013-12-02, 16:49 PM

Actually I take that back, I think the Y2P SSD is just plain msata format, not NGFF (or PCIe). BElow is a link to a page listing the 512GB module that the Hardware Maintenance Manual says is the standard one for the Y2P. The HMM only shows a single source for the 512GB module (there are two for the 128 and 256 verisons) so that might help explain the lead-time difference.

 

http://www.ramcity.com.au/buy/samsung-pm851-512gb-msata-internal-ssd/MZMTE512HMHP-00000~KIN1-DISMSA-512G-02

 

I still don't think you'll get most drives you'll find on Amazon to fit.

 

Z.

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