11-20-2017 09:22 PM
I recently purchased a Yoga 310 11|AP. The device has a bad performance even if I use it for just internet browsing or word processing. I can see the storage type mentioned on the box pack is 32GB SSD, but it has an eMMC type storage, whose performance level compared to a SSD is very low.
Kindly let me know what can be done regarding this.
11-21-2017 05:37 AM
Welcome to the Community Forums.
The Yoga 310 11 inch comes in different models each depending on the price as same goes with the specifications buyers would choose. Generic boxes may describe differently as the receipt and model/ machine number should be the reference for the package/parts you are purchasing.
If you originally commit to an SSD upon purchase then best to call the store and inform them so that available options would be offered to you.
On a new machine windows updates and installation may be working on the background that can cause slow performance else hardware diagnostics can be a useful tool. On the software side, try to narrow down slow performance with this tips.
You may also call in technical support for assistance specially if there is a hardware error reported during the test.
Hope this helps answer your query.
Update us how it goes.
11-22-2017 10:41 PM
If you check the image attached, you can find a sticker on the box displaying "SSD:32G".
I can consider the box to be generic, but the sticker, if even that displays wrong info then how can one purchase something?
Kindly explain how this can be rectified.
11-23-2017 05:01 AM
Terminology used in printing can be inaccurate technically instead of storage but as always, when we buy things it would be the receipt and parts declared with it like the part number/ machine number of the purchased machine.
On the time of purchase, we first check on the specification of what we are to buy so we are ahead of the information of what we expect purchasing that specific part number.
If you feel that the part number you purchased do not have the pre expected specification you initially checked with the pricing, then you can call the store / sales department.
Hope this helps answer your query.
11-27-2017 04:45 AM
As the eMMC most likely be soldered onboard, you can physically inspect for a Harddrive socket if available for SATA connection (electrically active). You may follow the guide described from the hardware manual here (page 34).
Try to place in an SATA drive initially or a SATA SSD if it can be detected in the BIOS.
08-17-2018 08:40 AM
Hi, I have also encountered this problem, but have been able to successfully overcome the problem by upgrading using a SSD drive. I purchased a Crucial SSD drive (250 Gb) from Micron, the installation kit and even the recommended screwdriver (total cost €89.65 EUR). I followed instructions on copying the existing drive onto the SSD and (on Youtube) how to open the computer. I partitioned the drive with about 100 Go for the operating system. I named this partition C:\Windows OS. Once the Lenova Yoga was open and I saw that the place for the hard drive was empty (the eMMc is apparently soldered on to the motherboard) I realized that I would also need a SSD connector cable. I purchased this from an eBay vendor (Lenovo Flex3 1120 1470 1570 Yoga 300 ref: 5C10J08424 SATA Hard Drive HDD Cable) for a further €13.27. With the cable in hand, I easily installed the drive and closed put the back onto the computer. To my surpise, when I booted up windows was functional and running off the new drive. No messing around was necessary. The real surprise is that the original eMMC based drive has completely disappeared. I don't know why, but I am delighted. The little machine is now working well and responding correctly.
09-28-2018 07:32 AM
Thanks dunmain for provifing such a long a detailed response.
I'm having same issue, bought Yoga 310 with 32GB eMMC it was completly miss on my side the disk is so small.
Could you provide more details how to connect the SATA Hard Drive HDD Cable, couldn't find any details on the web, my Yoga 310 have no SSD / HDD slot and it seems it must be solded into the mother board?
Best if you can provide a link you used or video of how to install the SATA Hard Drive HDD Cable.
11-15-2018 02:18 AM
I have the same problem I have uninstalled everything I can and still don't have enough space to do a windows update
I can't find any sata ports to connect a hard drive
12-26-2018 01:00 PM
Same problem. I see the cable for sale on ebay etc but can't see any SATA connector on the board to plug it into. The Lenovo support people are typical ... not giving a straight answer to a simple question, I suspect (please prove me wrong) because the answer is extremely embarrasing: Lenovo have manufactured thousands of Yoga 310s with no SATA SSD interface, in order to save, what, $1 on the BOM?
I bought a midrange laptop about 2010 with a 500GB HD. 8-9 years later, I don't see how any manufacturer can bring out a broken PC like this with no HD expansion capability.