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v1c10u5
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Message 1 of 13

Yoga 700 SSD

Hello,

 

Which third party SSD's could be installed in the new Yoga 700-14ISK? Is a 2.5 inch 7mm SSd compatible? or only 5mm is supported?

 

Thanks

tomclarky
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Re: Yoga 700 SSD

5mm SSD's aren't that easy to find, especially in 512GB or 1TB sizes.

 

I think i'm going to buy a Yoga 700 aswell and get a 512GB mSATA with an adapter instead of trying to squeze a 7mm in there

v1c10u5
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Message 3 of 13

Re: Yoga 700 SSD

u know of any 5mm msata to 2.5 adapters?

rochitka
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Re: Yoga 700 SSD

Hi,

Anyone know what 3rd party SSDs are compatible with the 14" Yoga 700?

Would a Samsung 2.5 inch 1 TB 850 Evo work? (model number MZ-75E1T0B/EU)
It has dimensions 100 x 69.85 x 6.8 (mm)

 

Kind regards

Squire100
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Message 5 of 13

Re: Yoga 700 SSD

I also want to upgrade my Yoga 700 14 SSD from 250gb to 500gb. Has anyone fitted a Samsung Evo 850 drive at 6.8mm thickness - or indeed any other 6.8mm thickness drive? Would it fit if I removed the foam insert from the back of the laptop case?

 

I can't find a replacement 5mm drive or solution anywhere.

tomclarky
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Message 6 of 13

Re: Yoga 700 SSD

Take the 7mm ssd out of the casing and it fits fine

Squire100
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Re: Yoga 700 SSD

Ok, thanks - didn't know you could do that. Will it be secure enough or should I fix it in place somehow? I have an existing 7mm Crucial 500gb SSD. I'm wondering if I could open that up and use that. Thanks for your help.
Squire100
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Re: Yoga 700 SSD

Just thought I would post this in case it helps anyone. I now have a 500gb ssd securely installed in my Yoga 700.

 

I had a spare 7mm Crucial Mx200 500gb ssd. Using a pocket knife, I carefully prised off the top cover. Leave the bottom cover attached to the SSD (it is held inside by screws) put the top cover to one side in case you need it in the future. Now use the bottom cover of the SSD to mount it inside the lenovo as per usual, using the two mounting brackets. It fits, no bulges and the disk is securely held in place by the original mounting bracket. I'm writing this post on my 500gb Lenovo Yoga 700 right now!

 

In short, get a 7mm Crucial SSD, remove the top cover and then it's thin enough and retains the mountings so that you can fix it in securely!  Hope this helps someone!

rlabellarte
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Message 9 of 13

Re: Yoga 700 SSD

Can you give some pictures as to how to remove the crucial SSD cover.  I have the same system, but with a 1tb ssd drive and would like to use it, but am reluctant to remove the cover without an image or a good place to start to remove the cover.  Thanks.

Squire100
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Message 10 of 13

Re: Yoga 700 SSD

Sorry, I don't have the machine at hand. If the SSD is in a metal case the same as a MX200 500gb, with clips around every side, then just take a sturdy pocket knife and slowly go around with the knife inside the gap and prise each clip out of place. Once you got a couple of sides free, you should be able to prise it off. I can't tell you exactly about a 1tb -I imagine the circuit board inside to be bigger, but I would think the principle would be the same. Sorry i can't help further.

 

Glad i did it, I can store more Steam games now!!

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