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Re: Yoga 2 13 Internals

2015-02-18, 21:00 PM

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I know I have seen other posts about moving their c drive from 500gb to an m.2. My yoga 3 didn't come with a 500gb just an m.2. So I cloned the 128gb m.2 to a 256gb m.2 with little problems. Keep searching and researching this forum for posts.



I have been searching this forum and the whole internet. I can't find any solution to my M.2 not showing up in the BIOS or even if the Yoga 2 supports M.2 PCIe.

 

I know what I am supposed to do to move my OS to the SSD but I can't when the drive is not showing in the BIOS.

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Re: Yoga 2 13 Internals

2015-02-19, 0:17 AM

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I know I have seen other posts about moving their c drive from 500gb to an m.2. My yoga 3 didn't come with a 500gb just an m.2. So I cloned the 128gb m.2 to a 256gb m.2 with little problems. Keep searching and researching this forum for posts.



I have been searching this forum and the whole internet. I can't find any solution to my M.2 not showing up in the BIOS or even if the Yoga 2 supports M.2 PCIe.

 

I know what I am supposed to do to move my OS to the SSD but I can't when the drive is not showing in the BIOS.


Okay I see that PCIe M.2 SSD's won't work...

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Re: Yoga 2 13 Internals

2015-02-19, 2:08 AM
You should be able to find the correct manual out there that shows you what all the internals are and their part numbers. This will also show you the specs of what size suds are allowed. It took me a handful of hours to find the detailed manual for my yoga 3. The first manual I found was pretty much a basic user manual, then I found the technical manual. Hopefully you can find the technical manual for your model.

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02-09-2015

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Re: Yoga 2 13 Internals

2015-02-19, 2:54 AM
Here is what I learned from Silent Ninja on page 18....Try this...Restart into the BIOS: Go to Settings > PC Settings > Update and Recovery > Recovery > Advanced Startup, Restart Now > Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > UEFI Firmware settings...

The information tab should be showing the SSD now. Exit and start Windows again as normal. Go to Disk Management and it should prompt you to initialize the disk. Choose GPT (not master boot)... you should now see the drive... Again, many thanks to Silent Ninja (pg 19) and Richard the King (pg 18) for showing me how to do it. Go back and read through their posts as well as they have more detail that I included. Good luck.
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Re: Yoga 2 13 Internals

2015-02-19, 14:43 PM

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Okay I see that PCIe M.2 SSD's won't work...


Correct - only SATA m.2 work. e.g. Crucial M550

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12-27-2014

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Re: Yoga 2 13 Internals

2015-03-01, 12:38 PM

Just installed the new generation Crucial SSD:
Crucial MX200 500GB M.2 2280SS SSD SATA 6Gbps Solid State Drive (CT500MX200SSD4)

took just over an hour including disc cloning and it works a treat, now I need a SSDs for my desktop as well :-)

Make sure you get the right size M2 SSD which is 2280 (22mm x 80mm) as it comes in 2260 too

Yoga 2 13.3, Core i3-4030U, 4GB RAM

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03-06-2015

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Re: Yoga 2 13 Internals

2015-03-06, 20:14 PM

Thanks to everyone's discussion in here, I've also just installed the Crucial MX200 500GB M.2 2280 SSD drive, straight copy over using Macrium Reflect, now feels much quicker and boot up is <10 seconds from pressing the button!

 

I've also removed the HDD drive, little scary unplugging cables here and there (not used to all these proprietary connectors!) but can thankfully say I'm typing this on a working Yoga :smileyhappy:

 

Can anybody else who's removed the HDD comment on battery life? I'd prefer longer battery life to extra storage, but just wondering if anybody has noticed an improvement? If not I might put it back in!

 

Cheers

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12-11-2014

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Unclear about which drives are compatible with the Lenovo Yoga 2 M.2 slot

2015-03-10, 5:42 AM

Thanks for all of your  help. I just got a Yoga 2 13 at Best Buy. It has a Samsung 128 GB SSD card installed. I looked up the number, and it said that it has the M.2 form factor. It sounds like I'll be able to just add a second drive. That will certainly make things easier, since I won't have to move the boot system. I'm still a bit confused about what kind of drive I have to buy. There is a really highly rated Samsung here: 

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-75E500B-AM/dp/B00OBRE5UE/ref=cm_cd_al_qh_dp_i

However, it says it's a SATA but doesn't say anything about the form factor. Does "SATA" mean that it's NOT an M.2 and I can't use it? Do I have to find one that specifically says it's an M.2?

Thanks so much. 

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Re: Unclear about which drives are compatible with the Lenovo Yoga 2 M.2 slot

2015-03-10, 5:53 AM

I just found this one on Amazon. It's still the Samsung 850 EVO, but it does say, M.2. It says it's 80mm, and the interface is SATA 3 if that helps. 

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-850-EVO-3-5-Inch-MZ-N5E250BW/dp/B00TGIVZTW/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1425966227&sr=8-8&keywords=samsung+m2+ssd

Does this look like it will work?

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Re: Unclear about which drives are compatible with the Lenovo Yoga 2 M.2 slot

2015-03-10, 13:11 PM

I am having so much trouble mirroring the OS... I have mirrored every partition except for the last 3 that take up 24GB of space. My SSD has 55GB of space free but Macrium Reflect says there isn't enough space...

 

Why the hell does this need to be so complicated?!

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