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letti001
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Lenovo Yoga 920 Drive Replacement

Greetings,

Can anyone answer this question about the hard drive for the Lenovo Yoga 920?

I have a requirement with my employer that the hard drives be removable rather than attached to the system board. It is a security issue.

Can the drive for the 920 be removed or is it soldered in the system  board?

 

Thank you in advance.

Sal

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Re: Lenovo Yoga 920 Drive Replacement

It's technically removable, though not terribly easy to do. Then, again, I've only seen a few laptops that had easily-accessible hard drives.

 

The system RAM is soldered to the board and not removable.

 

Kind of an odd security requirement unless your employer expects you to take the thing out at the end of each day. Or remove it before sending the 920 in for any sort of repair. 

 

My last employer required that all laptops, company-owned and personal, have encrypted, password-protected hard drives. No company data was to be stored on the computers. Only on company servers behind the company firewall or on encrypted thumb drives should it be necessary for offsite presentations and such. Sounds more intrusive than it actually was. But, to my knowledge, nothing was ever compromised. The restrictions on cell phones was much worse. So tight - at the time - only Blackberry and Windows Phones qualified. 


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Re: Lenovo Yoga 920 Drive Replacement

As Doctordon said, the SSD (not hard drive) certainly isn't swappable in any sense and not really removable except as a last-ditch repair or upgrade.  It requires nearly complete disassembly of the laptop.

 

Hardware Maintenance Manual - Yoga 920-13IKB, Yoga 920-13IKB Glass

 

For access, remove these FRUs in order:
• “1010 Base cover” on page 31
• “1020 Battery pack” on page 33
• “1030 PCI Express Mini Card for wireless LAN” on page 34
• “1040 Speakers” on page 36
• “1050 IO board” on page 37
• “1060 System board” on page 39
Turn the system board over. Remove the screw...

 

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Re: Lenovo Yoga 920 Drive Replacement

Thank you for your answer. I work for a hospital and they always destroy their own drives rather than relying on laptop disposal. It is not an argument I can win. I tried.

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Re: Lenovo Yoga 920 Drive Replacement

Thank you for the reference. I will look at it.
I knew it was as SSD but sometimes old habits kick in.
Thank you for your help!
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Re: Lenovo Yoga 920 Drive Replacement

That SORT of makes sense (destroying just the hard drive instead of the whole laptop).

 

To that end, if I were you, I'd clone the hard drive as soon as you get it (clone it to the same size external hard drive or SSD. You'd clone it back to the computer when you replace the drive). I'd also do a comprehensive backup and create (and TEST) a system recovery drive.  That way, should they ever opt to rip out the SSD and destroy it, you're only a few hours away from having your computer back in its original state. 

 

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Re: Lenovo Yoga 920 Drive Replacement

My goodness. I always clone it before they put their stuff on it. I will click the solution acceptance.
Thank you for your help!
Sal
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Message 8 of 9

Re: Lenovo Yoga 920 Drive Replacement

Hi,

 I usually used Magician from Samsung to clone  (disk image) my m.2 Sata SSD.

How to procced with PCI" - NVMe Samsung SSD like in the yoya 920?

What would it be the appropriate M.2 enclosure/case/cable to connect to an USB port of the laptop? What software for cloning ? Data migration?

 

Thanks

 

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Re: Lenovo Yoga 920 Drive Replacement

Thank you, I work at a data eraser and referbishing place. this was very helpful

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