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Sitokagi
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E570: Upgrading RAM and adding a SSD

Hi, 

 

i have an E570 with a NVMe 256 GB drive only, and i want to add a 1 TB SSD as storage, since the 256 GB filled up more quickly than i expected. I also want to add 8 GB of RAM. 

My questions: 

1. Do i lose warranty if i open the Notebook to add parts?

2. Do i need the exact same RAM? If not, what kind of RAM is compatible? The way i understand it, is that there are 2 RAM slots of which one is used. So i'd like to add an other 8 GB DIMM.

3. Can i simply add any 2.5" SSD? What is the maximum height? 

4. Will there be problems with Microsoft licences because of "meaningfull changes in the Hardware configuration"?

 

Sorry if those are stupid questions. I'm new to this.

 

Thanks and best regards, 

Sitokagi

 

Edit: Typo and changed title to see, that the topic is for E570

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Re: Upgrading RAM and adding a SSD

Hi Sitokagi,

Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.

As I understand that you have query regarding upgrading your ThinkPad E570 hardware components.


@Sitokagi wrote:

Hi, 

 

i have an E570 with a NVMe 256 GB drive only, and i want to add a 1 TB SSD as storage, since the 256 GB filled up more quickly than i expected. I also want to add 8 GB of RAM. 

My puestions: 

1. Do i lose warranty if i open the Notebook to add parts?

>One can replace these parts as these are considered as CRUs (Customer Replaceable Unit), just make sure not to damage any parts while disassembly of the system.

 

2. Do i need the exact same RAM? If not, what kind of RAM is compatible? The way i understand it, is that there are 2 RAM slots of which one is used. So i'd like to add an other 8 GB DIMM.

>Its more likely to use the same type of RAM, or else one can upgrade upto 32GB max/ Type of RAM needs to use- PC4-19200 2400MHz DDR4, non-parity, dual-channel capable.

 

3. Can i simply add any 2.5" SSD? What is the maximum height? 

>One can configure the system with secondary storage which requires SATA SSD 2.5" 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter), so basically any SSD will work.

 

4. Will there be problems with Microsoft licences because of "meaningfull changes in the Hardware configuration"?

> Actually no, as Windows licensed is preinjected in Systemboard of the system so its fine IMO. 

 

Thanks and best regards, 

Sitokagi

I hope the above information helped you.

Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!

 

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Prabhansh
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Sitokagi
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Re: Upgrading RAM and adding a SSD

Hello Prabhansh, 

 

thank you very much. That answered my questions perfectly. 

I will be carefull while upgrading my machine Smiley Happy

 

Best regards, 

Sitokagi

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Hey Sitokagi, 

 

Glad to hear Smiley Happy that your query has been answered, feel free to use Lenovo Forums whenever required.

 

Cheers, 
Prabhansh

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Re: Upgrading RAM and adding a SSD

This was very helpful. I just purchased an E570 and I realized that the 4gb of Ram will probably be too small

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Re: Upgrading RAM and adding a SSD

my question is similar,  I have a e570 with (MD1TBLSSHD MD702335950 HDD)  , this e570 has an open slot for M.2 , can i add a 500gb M.2 to this , will both work together, if so what is the advantage ? thank you

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Re: Upgrading RAM and adding a SSD


@matthewkyle wrote:

my question is similar,  I have a e570 with (MD1TBLSSHD MD702335950 HDD)  , this e570 has an open slot for M.2 , can i add a 500gb M.2 to this , will both work together, if so what is the advantage ? thank you


Welcome to the forum.

 

Yes, you can install two HDD/SSD drives in the E570, one in the 2.5" bay and the other in the M.2 slot. I'm not aware of any HDDs that fit in an M.2 slot so you'd have to use an SSD. 

 

The advantage of using an SSD is the performance improvement compared to an HDD. 

 

The ideal configuration would be to make the M.2 SSD the boot drive that contains your operating system. Then use the HDD to store lesser used data, especially large files like videos, photos, etc. and backups.

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Re: Upgrading RAM and adding a SSD

 thank you,

the e570 came wth the 1tb hdd, think i will go ahead with a 500gb ssd in the M.2 slllot, for that i will have to learn how to switch my boot drive data from the hdd to the ssd, ,  again,  Thank you

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Re: Upgrading RAM and adding a SSD

could any one please let me know.

will a lenovo E-570 support NVMe?

I want to install this  (Samsung 970 EVO 500GB - NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 SSD (MZ-V7E500BW) in the M.2 port to run along side the 1Tb SSHD installed from the factory.

Thank You for the help.

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Re: Upgrading RAM and adding a SSD

According to Lenovo's specifications,  various E570 models come with either (1) HDD / SATA 6.0Gb/s, 2.5" or (2) M.2 SSD / SATA 6.0Gb/s or (3) M.2 SSD / PCIe NVMe so both types of M.2 will work.

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