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Re: Yoga 2 13 Internals

2014-09-27, 19:02 PM

Here you are buddy. Crucial M500 120GB.

 

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Re: Yoga 2 13 Internals

2014-09-29, 9:14 AM

M500 240GB M.2 in my Yoga 2 13 (2 partitions: 64 & 157 GB)

 

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A remarkable difference with the 120GB version?

I just copied the partitions of the OEM HDD 500GB WDC .

No optimization for SSD.

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Re: Yoga 2 13 Internals

2014-10-05, 20:26 PM

To those of you who added an SSD and kept the original 500GB Hard Disk Drive --

 

Assuming you recreated the Recovery and hidden partitions from the original hard disk on your new SSD, did you wipe out those partitions on the hard disk drive and convert the entire thing to storage?  Or is it better to keep those partitions on the HDD in case your SSD ever fails? 

 

My original thought was to retain them for the the sake of having an extra backup copy of the Recovery partitions, but I'm concerned about potential conflicts if two sets of those partitions permanently reside on the machine.

 

I've actually already encountered some unexpected behavior doing a OneKey Recovery which I was able to work around after much trial & error, which is one reason I'm now wondering whether keeping them is more trouble than it's worth.

 

Any thoughts?

 

 

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Re: Yoga 2 13 Internals

2014-10-05, 20:37 PM

I used Macrium Reflect to save a full-disk image of the original 500GB drive, including the recovery/hidden partitions, and I then deleted all the partitions from the 500GB and now use the entire drive as secondary storage to my self-installed SSD. I have a copy of the original full-disk image (about 32GB) saved in case I ever need to restore from it. I have done exactly that (restored from the original disk image back to the 500GB drive with Macrium Reflect) and it worked just fine. As you said, I didn't want to confuse the system with multiple recovery partitions. It's probably harmless if you keep them, though.

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Re: Yoga 2 13 Internals

2014-10-06, 10:13 AM

Is it possible to clone windows on the M2 SSD and to keep the recovery partition on the original HDD ?

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Re: Yoga 2 13 Internals

2014-10-09, 15:40 PM

The problem I encountered when I ran the OneKey Recovery from the HDD partition was that it restored everything back to the HDD, not the SSD, even though my system partition was on the SSD. Luckily I had all my hard disk files backed up.

 

Then I disconnected the HDD and ran OneKey Recovery again with just the SSD connected. This time OneKey Recovery read the recovery partition on the SSD and installed the image back to the SSD, even making the recovery partition bootable from the SSD this time. 

 

I should mention that prior to both of these operations I had edited my system according to the following guide, but the HDD remained the only bootable recovery partition visible in my BIOS even after the edit:

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/tkb/articleprintpage/tkb-id/ideaCentre@tkb/article-id/75

 

I don't know if that tweak ended up being helpful with my successful restore operation once the HDD was disconnected, but I have a feeling it was indeed useful.

 

 

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Re: Yoga 2 13 Internals

2014-10-09, 15:58 PM

thanks Jubilee for the information. Tell me if I am right:

- I need to clone the recovery partition (one key recovery) and system on the SSD (M2)

- I will leave the recovery partition intact on the HDD

- If I need to use the one key recovery I will need to unplug the HDD

Richard

 

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Re: Yoga 2 13 Internals

2014-10-09, 16:18 PM

I've still got the recovery partitions on both my hard disk and the SSD. I thought it might make it easier to recover to the drive of my choice down the road, but as you can see it also creates the potential for some confusion.

 

I'm no authority on the subject but it looks like you could probably delete recovery partition from the hard disk once you've cloned the SSD, especially if you back up an image of that drive first as chrisd described above.

 

As an extra safety measure you could also use Windows 8.1 built-in Recovery feature to first create a USB recovery drive where you can save your recovery partition too. Just be sure to use a USB drive at least 16GB. 

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Re: Yoga 2 13 Internals

2014-10-09, 16:26 PM

Ok to be sure, and for the time being, I will Keep The recovery on the HDD and on the SSD and get it also on USB stick 16GB

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Re: Yoga 2 13 Internals

2014-10-10, 11:44 AM

Hi 

I bought the same disk "Crucial M500 CT240M500SSD4 (M.2, 240GB)". Just put it in, and BIOS sees it, as disk 2, but under windows 8.1 dont! It should be visible under "disks management" at least to format it. What to do next? Any ideas?

 

Kind regards

Bart

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