04-10-2016 01:56 PM - edited 04-10-2016 03:26 PM
After several weeks of research and contemplation, I finally decided to order a P50. I'm excited for it's forthcoming arrival (hopefully by the end of the week).
I had a quick question regarding an SSD install. I've read several of the threads about it and I just wanted to clarify before it arrives. I've ordered a 512gb Samsung NVMe M.2 drive from newegg. I've also already acquired the m.2 mounts/brackets from lenovo.
Can I just install the new drive, remove the stock (500gb hd) and do a clean install of windows via a thumb drive/rufus or will I run into trouble with the P50 recognizing it? I'd rather do a fresh install and not clone them if possible.
Thanks for all of the help. I'm really looking forward to getting this machine configured and operational.
The configuration I ended up going with is as follows:
- FHD (non-touch)
- 500gb hd (ordered the samsung NVMe and 2tb samsung hd to replace the 500gb hd)
- 64gb non-ECC (I was going to upgrade this later but with the discount portal it was way less than aftermarket)
- color calibrator (ehh)
- backlit keyboard
I'll hopefully get a docking station in the near future but need to do a bit more research on that front.
04-10-2016 04:10 PM
I did a clean install to a new NVMe drive when I got my P50. I did it with Windows 10 on thumb drive. I didn't even have to enter the product key. It was completely painless. Good luck!