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03-19-2015

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Re: Upgrading the SSD in a Yoga 2 Pro

2015-03-19, 17:19 PM

Does anyone have experience doing this without the  USB-mSata cable?

 

I cloned my old SSD to an external hard drive with Macrium. Cloning the external HDD to the new SSD is harder, as my yoga won't boot from that external HDD.

 

Any advice?

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03-08-2015

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Re: Upgrading the SSD in a Yoga 2 Pro

2015-03-19, 18:14 PM

I understand that many people are upgrading their SSD's because they want a bigger drive.

 

But how about performance?

 

Has anyone who upgraded their SSD seen a noticeable increase in performance?

 

I have a new Yoga2Pro that came with 8 MB RAM and a 256 SSD. It's fast, but not quite as fast as a T420s I had

with a different SSD Drive and 16 MB RAM.

 

So I guess what I'm trying ot figure out is, since I can't increase the RAM,  if I could get a noticeable boost of performance

by changing out the SSD to a faster one?

 

 

 

James

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05-29-2015

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Re: Upgrading the SSD in a Yoga 2 Pro

2015-06-10, 15:09 PM

Did you ever find/get the answer to your question?

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08-22-2015

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Re: Upgrading the SSD in a Yoga 2 Pro

2015-08-22, 17:37 PM
Thanks for the great walk-through. This all worked for me, too, going to a 1TB Samsung. One comment is that the cloning w Macrium didn't work immediately. Before swapping the drive, I encourage you to make a flash drive recovery disk. My machine wouldn't immediately boot but the recovery disk fixed it right away. Booted up fine after that.
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09-10-2015

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Re: Upgrading the SSD in a Yoga 2 Pro

2015-09-10, 3:47 AM

I know this post was over a year ago, however I just upgraded my harddrive to a Samsung SSD 850 Evo 500GB, and I would like to share my findings. First of all, I did have the same issue as in 7a, where it wouldn't boot right away. After I went through the options once it booted fine though. Also, the PBR_DRV showed up as the E: partition on my new drive in the explorer. I figured out how to get rid of it! Open EaseUS Partition Master, then right click on the E: PBR_DRV in the list under Disk 1 (GPT).  Select Change the drive letter from the dropdown menu. Then, change New Drive Letter to None. Hit OK and follow the promts. You should now see *: PBR_DRV on the list, and not in the explorer. 

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12-06-2015

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Re: Upgrading the SSD in a Yoga 2 Pro

2015-12-06, 10:33 AM

Hi 

 

Thanks for the detailed procedure. I was able to upgrade my 256 Gb SSD to 1 Tb samsung MZ-M5E1T0BW (mSATA) 850 EVO  SSD.

 

It worked well for a week and then all of a sudden one day, the WLAN stopped working. I restored it to an earlier restore point but it didnt help.(When wifi stopped working with my original 256 Gb SSD, restoring it to  a previous restore point helped. Some settings that happened and WLAN card stopped recognizing my wifi connection).

 

I swapped back to original SSD (now working with original SSD) and it worked immediately(may be wifi is disabled in BIOS. I don't know I need to check). I know there is some settings problem but I can't isloate it. Can someone help? Did anyone has this problem?

 

Just FYI, I bought this laptop in March 2014. I am also planning to upgrade my WLAN card to Intel dual band but I can do it only early next year. Also, does upgrading the BIOS help? Right now I have 76CN31WW version. Also, I upgraded from Windows 8 (Original OS in German but I changed to English) to Windows 10(English if I remember right). I did not know this before but the drivers and OS must be upgraded in original language o/w there are problems. 

 

I would appreciate if someone could help.

 

 

 

 

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Re: Upgrading the SSD in a Yoga 2 Pro

2016-02-05, 4:54 AM

i dont know for sure if these instructions will hide the recovery partition or not, as i've not upgraded mine yet, but here she is if you want to try

 

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/11623-how-do-i-hide-specific-drives-partitions-windows-7-a.html

 

btw, absolutely love this thread! thanks to all of you who have contributed!

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03-11-2016

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Re: Upgrading the SSD in a Yoga 2 Pro

2016-03-11, 12:47 PM

Hi,

 

I have  a lenovo yoga 2 pro and I need to replace the ssd.  I got an Samsung mSata ssd but when I inseted into teh msta slot I found that the bios did not recognise that tehre was a drive there.  Is there a whitelist which blocks not authorised ssd cards ?

setting is the bios are:

bios version 76cn40ww

tried both legacy and uefi boot

is there a setting I have overlooked?

Help would be appreciated.

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03-14-2016

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Re: Upgrading the SSD in a Yoga 2 Pro

2016-03-14, 22:54 PM

Opening is easy, but how to disconnect the battery? I could not grab the connector with my fingers because it is half hidden behind the mainboard. With tweezers I was not able to build up enough force to pull out the connector. 

How did you solve the problem?

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09-02-2016

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Re: Upgrading the SSD in a Yoga 2 Pro

2016-09-02, 9:48 AM

Hi Tribedude, thanks for your post. I followed your procedure to upgrade my Yoga 2 Pro to 1TB Samsung 850 EVO mSATA.

 

Laptop works well and partitions are identical in name, size and description, to original SSD (except additional space at the end of course, due to larger size SSD), but cannot do a Refresh, System Restore or Restore Factory Settings of Windows 8.1, neither use Lenovo`s OneKey Recovery. Additionally a: "SecureBoot isn`t configured correctly" watermark appears on my windows desktop.  

 

Do you have same problem? Know how to solve it? Seems to me Windows Boot Loader and One Key Recovery are pointing to different partition, or lost direction somewhere in the process.

 

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