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Paper Tape
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Lenovo Yoga 910 & SSD upgade [Crucial MX300 1050GB]

Hi all, I would like to ask if anyone tried to successfully upgrade Yoga910 with mentioned SSD from Crucial. I have bought this drive and it works perfectly in my Intel Skull Canyon NUC - that how I checked that drive is fine and this is not problem with SSD itself. I have tried to change in BIOS SATA controller to AHCI, but drive is not detected even in BIOS. Are we supposed to get update which will make use of this kind of SSDs possible? Best regards, Michal
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Re: Lenovo Yoga 910 & SSD upgade [Crucial MX300 1050GB]

Ok, unless I'm not looking at the right thing, the drive you list appears to be a Sata III 2.5 inch drive, correct?  The 910 uses an M.2 SSD that looks like this.


Support specialist @Spidey posted this in another thread:


Based from the hardware specification (page 26)offered on the system :

SSD • 256 GB, 512 GB or 1 TB, NGFF (PCI-E) 


FRU part list on item 6 page 59 recommended compatible parts :

5SD0L07883 SSD, PM961 Samsung MZSLW1T0HMLH-000L2 PCIe M.2 1TB SSD

5SD0L56325  SSD, HFS512GD9MND-5510A M.2 512G SSD


I know it's a bit of an effort to clone your existing drive as noboby TMK makes an adapter cable that fits those. I think you have to clone it off to any external drive, change the SSD, then clone it back.  

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Paper Tape
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Re: Lenovo Yoga 910 & SSD upgade [Crucial MX300 1050GB]


drive that I mentioned in the thread is actually M.2 NGFF 2280SS drive - that fits in Yoga 910 connector. I know that recommended part is from Samsung but, if Crucial drive will be supported by Lenovo. Intel for theirs NUCs recommends - of course - Intels' drives, but I may change it for whatever I want. I do not mean to make Lenovo and Crucial partnership, but to support available parts from market. Samsung's drives have 2x faster bus than Crucial, but I do not need such drive (which speed is proportional to price).


I cloned Yoga original drive using dual slot Skull Canyon NUC - it is detected in this computer, but in Yoga that is not even detected in BIOS, and I cannot boot system - which is bootable in another computer.

That is not right from Lenovo - I was using for a long time Yoga13 and I was really glad because of this laptop, I was also using ThinkPad series W541, but finally decided to make change which is for me a disaster right now as most of the peripherals are not recognized or not supported by Yoga - like e.g. USB-C peripherals (HDMI, Ethernet and so on).


Guys - that is premium laptop for almost $1300, how it may be not prepared for a market needs!




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