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L460 Upgrade Hardrive to SSD

2017-03-29, 11:17 AM

Hi everyone, 

 

I hope someone can advise please. I have a Thinkpad L460 which is has a warranty that runs until August 2019.

 

Would I be aloud to upgrade it either myself or via Lenovo Service Partner without affecting my warranty?.

 

I believe in my model there is a Western Digital HD installed and would be happy to swap it out for a WD SSD, although there does seem to be better out there as I would only need a 128gb SSD or thereabouts.

 

Any advice would be greatly appreciated as it seems quite a straightforward process by buying the SSD with a cloning kit.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

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Re: L460 Upgrade Hardrive to SSD

2017-03-29, 12:16 PM

Hi Scotty66,

 

Welcome to Lenovo Community! And happy to have you here.

 

As I understand that you have query regarding upgarding yours L460 SSD from HDD.

I guess it will not void the warranty as its CRU parts unless you are not damaging the product/parts while replacing it.

And here's the partlist for L460 as well as HMM guide which can walk you through the replacement of the parts.

 

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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Re: L460 Upgrade Hardrive to SSD

2017-03-29, 12:21 PM

Prabhansh, thanks really appreciate your help. As you are a support specialist could I ask one other thing which is related.

 

I downloaded my revovery media and put it onto a USB drive as recommended. If changing the hard drive to ssd, would you advise cloning the system or would it be possible to do a fresh install on the ssd booting from the usb.

 

Apoligies if you want to ask on a different post, if so let me know.

 

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Re: L460 Upgrade Hardrive to SSD

2017-03-29, 12:34 PM

Hey again,

 

Actually you can do both but sometimes cloning process is not successful. But IMO clean installation will be an opt one.

To add more if you are confident enough with cloning the disk you can give it a try.

Here's this and this threads with similar discussions.

 

I hope the above information helped you.

Please feel free to post here if you have any further queries.

 

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2017-03-29, 15:45 PM

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Re: L460 Upgrade Hardrive to SSD

2017-03-30, 6:03 AM

Hello again, 

 

If that's the case you can even check with Local Service Centre may be they will have some spare parts. And here's the few link this & this to buy from.

Normally there is no such thing that you have to use Lenovo genuine parts but still my suggestion will be to upgrade it from Service Centre as if anything gets wrong with drive or system while upgrading they can take care of that.

 

I hope the above information helped you.

 

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Toshiba RC100

2019-04-25, 16:15 PM

Can anyone please help, as i read on this link  https://laptopmedia.com/laptop-m-2-ngff-ssd-compatibility-list/

 

My Lenovo L460 it will work with 

Lenovo ThinkPad L4601x 2240 PCIe NVMe (B key)

 

can anyone please cofirm that will work with this SSD https://www.toshiba-memory.com/pt-pt/products/rc100/

 

Thanks in advance

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