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P70 SSD & OS upgrade?

2019-11-14, 11:26 AM

I'll need to upgrade my P70 fron Win 7 to Win 10 shortly & plan to to install Win10 on a new SSD & remove the current SSD at the same time (SSD only, no HDD fitted) - a couple of concerns though;

The P70 was supplied with Win 7 via Win 10 downgrade rights & I've ordered Win 10 recovery media from Lenovo. I'm assuming I'll be able to fresh install Win 10 on the new drive from the recovery media?

If I'm reading the spec correctly the P70 SSD bays will accept either SATA or PCIe M2 2280 cards? Thinking Samsung 970 pro if it's of any consequence.

Should all that be OK, I was planning to encrypt with BitLocker - any gotcha's with this?


Thanks.

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Re: P70 SSD & OS upgrade?

2019-11-14, 22:27 PM

From my experience, you should not have any problems.  I replaced the original 512 GB NVMe Lenovo with an EVO Pro 970 1 TB and had no issues at all when I set up Windows 10 from recovery media.  Second drive is a 512 GB  original Lenovo, in a dual boot configuration.

 

Haven't tried BitLocker, so cannot advise on that.

 

For certain, go with PCIe drives -- they are much faster than SATA in the M2 form factor.  One thing though -- be absolutely certain you note the orientation of the existing drive's edge card connector when removing it.  Should you accidentally insert a new one, upside down (and since both types are supported, it's an easy error to make), you will fry the drive and possibly also damage your machine.

 

 

 

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P70, Xeon 1505 CPU, 64 GB ECC RAM, Samsung 970 Pro 1 TB + 512 GB NVMe Drives, 1 TB HDD, DVD-RW, 4 K Display, NVIDIA Quadro M4000
W700 model 2757-CTO (8 GB RAM, Crucial MX-100 SSD + Hitachi TravelStar 1 TB 7200 RPM Drives, Bluray R/W, NVIDIA Quadro FX3700M, WUXGA); Windows 7 Ultimate SP-1, W700 Mini-Dock
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Re: P70 SSD & OS upgrade?

2019-11-15, 11:44 AM

Appreciated!

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