05-01-2016 10:50 AM
I have an L440 (20AS) that has an M.2 expansion slot. My laptop is having the stock 500GB HDD as the only storage installed as of now. I am thinking of installing an M.2 SSD and using that as the primary boot disk, while keeping my current HDD as it is for pure storage purpose. I have a few questions:
1. Is it possible to have such configuration without any hiccups?
2. If yes, which would be the best M.2 disk to buy? Any suggestions?
3. Is there any way to transfer my current system from existing HDD without reinstalling Windows (I am on Windows 10) on the M.2 SSD? My current C: drive is 65GB (25GB free). All data except installed softwares are in D: drive which is 400GB. So if everything is OK, I will try to buy an M.2 SSD around 128GB and will have to transfer my current C: to that, if that's possible.
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05-10-2016 06:50 AM
1. No problem, it support.
2. M.2 SSD are divided into three kinds: 22x42mm, 22x60, and 22x80. your computer need 22x42. Plextor M6G looks good.
3. you can try the professional system transfer software in PE environment. likes "Paragon Migrate OS to SSD 4.0".
In fact, re-install system is best way. easy and stable.
11-13-2018 06:15 PM
I bought a L440 (20AS), it came with an ssd
I am looking now how to add a mechanical hdd, but I don't find the space for a second disk.
How do you do to install the second disk?
11-13-2018 06:21 PM - edited 11-13-2018 06:22 PM
If you already got a 2.5 inch SSD, you do not have any other free slot for a mechanical drive. There are two options, 1) you can use a adapter to install it in place of your DVD burner (if you have one) and remove your DVD drive, 2) you can buy a M.2 SSD and install in the M.2 slot beside the cooling fan.