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

2015-03-10, 13:22 PM

Lenovo's OKR Windows reinstallation has some specific requirements.

Like you can't change the partition table, or the OKR configuration will get 'broken'.

 

Easiest solution if you don't have the SATA connenctor in place (like most of us):

  • Keep the original smaller m.2 SSD as a backup, to restore in case of virus/hardware failure or sale of the Yoga.
  • Buy a bigger capacity  m.2 SSD (80mm and supported by the BIOS: e.g. Samsung, Crucial) 
  • Clone the partitions on the new SSD (use the Samsung software, easeUS backup or Macrium)
  • Remove the unnecessary partitions (like the OKR one) and increase the spae for useful data.
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Re: Unclear about which drives are compatible with the Lenovo Yoga 2 M.2 slot

2015-03-10, 15:48 PM

Gave up on mirroring it. Really hate the way this laptop is set up.

 

Just installed a fresh version of Windows on the SSD and did a format on the SSHD. Everything is working perfect.

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

2015-03-10, 21:49 PM

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Just installed a fresh version of Windows on the SSD and did a format on the SSHD.


Did the Windows install recognize the Lenovo OEM Windows ID from UEFI,

or did you have to buy a new Windows key?

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

2015-03-10, 21:51 PM

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Just installed a fresh version of Windows on the SSD and did a format on the SSHD.


Did the Windows install recognize the Lenovo OEM Windows ID from UEFI,

or did you have to buy a new Windows key?


I unplugged the SSHD from the laptop then proceeded to install Windows in my SSD.

When the installation was finished Windows was activated so yes. It did recognize the serial key.

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Re: Yoga 2 13 Internals

2015-03-12, 17:39 PM

i  have a Yoga 2 13 with 128 gb  liteonit solid state drive   LGT128M6G

can i add a second one of these into this machine?

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Re: Yoga 2 13 Internals

2015-03-12, 21:01 PM

I looked at the Lenovo parts list. They listed both 128G and 256G hard drives. There were 3 brands of each that they sell. So, I'm guessing that the computer should be able to handle at least a 256G hard drive in each slot.

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Re: Yoga 2 13 Internals

2015-03-12, 21:07 PM

This laptop only has 1 M.2 Slot, so you can only have one of these.

 

It also has a super slim 5mm bay for slim HDD's, but these appear to be custom-made for this laptop (or in short supply) so finding one of these is difficult. I've not seen any SSDs that can fit this slot yet either

 

You can't fit two M.2 SSD's in it, you can buy the Yoga with an SSHD and add an M.2 SSD later, but that's the best you're going to get for now.

 

Hope this clarifies the confusion. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong!

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Re: Yoga 2 13 Internals

2015-03-16, 23:31 PM

Hey,

 

I just bought a Plextor M6e 256GB PCIe M.2 (Type 2280) SSD to install next to my 500GB hdd, but i can't find the SSD disk either in the BIOS or operating system?

 

Anyone have any suggestions what i can try?

 

:smileysad:

 

Thanks,

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Re: Yoga 2 13 Internals

2015-03-17, 0:56 AM

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I just bought a Plextor M6e 256GB PCIe M.2 (Type 2280) SSD to install next to my 500GB hdd, but i can't find the SSD disk either in the BIOS or operating system?

 

Anyone have any suggestions what i can try?

 


Use this Plextor in an external housing

and buy another SSD for the Yoga 2 13, as this SSD is currently not on the white list of the BIOS.

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Re: Yoga 2 13 Internals

2015-03-17, 6:27 AM

I was just on an online chate with a sales person at the Lenova site. She said that the Yoga 2 13 (Machine Type 80DM) only has room for one SSD drive. It can take up to a 512 GB SSD drive.  She said it would be a M.2 Solid State Drive (SSD), via M.2 card slot, but she didn't know any other specs. Said I could call Lenovo Parts at 1-800-388-7080. The support is available from 9 AM - 7 PM as per EST timezone. 

 

She recommended using an external hard drive - but that's not nearly as convenient as having what you need on the internal hard drive. We'll see how quickly I use up this space.


wrote:

This laptop only has 1 M.2 Slot, so you can only have one of these.

 

It also has a super slim 5mm bay for slim HDD's, but these appear to be custom-made for this laptop (or in short supply) so finding one of these is difficult. I've not seen any SSDs that can fit this slot yet either

 

You can't fit two M.2 SSD's in it, you can buy the Yoga with an SSHD and add an M.2 SSD later, but that's the best you're going to get for now.

 

Hope this clarifies the confusion. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong!


 

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