03-27-2016 07:24 PM
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)
04-04-2016 02:11 AM - edited 04-04-2016 02:15 AM
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.
04-04-2016 07:19 AM
04-06-2016 12:22 PM - edited 04-06-2016 12:24 PM
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!
04-20-2016 11:38 AM
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.
04-23-2016 08:10 AM
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!!