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Re: Adding HDD to SSD setup

2015-02-02, 17:55 PM

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I'd like to add the WD 500 gb 5mm drive for data storage. I wouldn't need to migrate the system drive or anything like that. Is that possible to do without any complications?


Hardest to get is the special cable.

And specify the desired boot order in the BIOS setup.

Otherwise no complications.

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Re: Adding HDD to SSD setup

2015-02-02, 20:02 PM
Boot order I've done before so should be no problem.

But this special cable ... is it obvious where to get it?
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Re: Adding HDD to SSD setup

2015-02-02, 20:08 PM

Lenovo.

 

See HMM of the Yoga 2 13

 

 

Cable miscellaneous parts: N
• (d ) ZIVY0 HDD Cable WD            90205124
Note: Italicized letters in parentheses are references to the exploded view in “Overall” on page 60.


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Re: Adding HDD to SSD setup

2015-02-02, 20:21 PM
Hello, my yoga 2 did not come with the WD 500gb only a primary 128ssd, so I upgraded to a 256gb ssd. From what I can tell adding the additional WD 500 should be simple as long as u get the proper cable, screws, and bracket which are shown and described in the manual..after u get it all installed...check to see if the bios finds it...it so after boot go into disk management and do a refresh/scan and u should see the new u allocated space. From there all u have to do is a format and partition and your set

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Re: Adding HDD to SSD setup

2015-02-02, 20:23 PM
Yes...it is obvious where it will connect to. You should not have to do anything to the boot order as this will be just like having extra disk space

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Re: Adding HDD to SSD setup

2015-02-02, 20:35 PM

Easier to replace the m.2 SSD by a larger version.

Faster, less fragile, less weight/ heat/ power consumption and less hassle.

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Re: Adding HDD to SSD setup

2015-02-02, 21:14 PM

Well for sure an SSD is great for the OS and program files. But I have lots of files, and having a 256Gb SSD alongside a 500Gb HDD would be very nice, with the latter for infrequently accessed data storage, eg, photos, videos, etc.

 

I have looked at the hardware maintenance manual which is almost Ikea-like in its spartan-ness. But it doesn't let me know about how to get the magic cable.

 

So, two more questions:

 

  • How difficult is it to get the cable and screws from Lenovo? Is this something very easy to order, or do I have to find the right person in some department somewhere, talk their ear off until they relent and send it to me? 
  • Does adding an HDD into the slot eliminate the warranty?

 

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Re: Adding HDD to SSD setup

2015-02-03, 1:58 AM
In regards to your supplies needed. I found them all in the manual with part numbers when I was googling. I'm not sure why they aren't showing up in ur manual. The manual will show all the parts individually if u find the correct manual, as for ur warranty...more than likely it will be void after u or someone other than an authorized repair person opens the case and does work. You can find out more from Lenovo on that. Keep googling for the correct manual..its out there. The 500gb western digital was going for around $80 last month when I was looking on the Net

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Re: Adding HDD to SSD setup

2015-02-03, 2:00 AM
yes, it was easier to clone a new higher capacity m.2 stick than get the additional 500gb drive and its parts. That's next on my list. Maybe later this year for Christmas :-)

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Re: Adding HDD to SSD setup

2015-02-04, 14:42 PM
I brought a new Lenovo Yoga 2 with the 500gb hard drive. This was very slow with constant delays and the disk showing 100%. Decided to add an SSD, opted for the 128gb as i am leaving the 500gb in there as well so that can store any large files.

Process was very simple, installed the SSD, booted into bios to disable Secure Boot. Loaded OS on the exsiting 500gb drive and then used Paragon Hard Disk Manager 15 to migrate the OS to SSD. Took approx 20mins, go back into bios once complete and move the SSD to the top of the boot list.

OS is now a lot quicker and at present no delays or hanging. brought the M.2 550 Crucial 128GB SSD for reference as the 512G was way too expensive for what i need.

Thanks for all your assistance on here as it made the upgrade painless. :)
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