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12-08-2012

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Re: Thinkpad Twist HD Upgrade to SSD

2012-12-08, 20:34 PM

I am planning to make an SSD upgrade of some point.  I moved from an HP Folio to the twist and so far I'm loving it, but the standard hard drive definitely leaves something to be desired.  I'd like to extend the battery life, but I'd mostly prefer quicker loading speeds and faster app launching. 

 

Quick question for those of you who have made the upgrade, how did you reinstall Windows 8?  Did you use an external dvd drive or a USB key?  Also, where did you get that media? Nothing came with my Twist.

 

Thanks!

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11-26-2012

Tunisia

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Re: Thinkpad Twist HD Upgrade to SSD

2012-12-09, 2:03 AM

You create the media by using Windows File History.  The lenovo button on the taskbar on the desktop will get you to it - There is an icon called backup.  It will not allow you to create the backup on discs as far as I could tell.  Had to use a thumbdrive.

 

You do not have the option to only install windows - only the entire factory install.

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11-21-2012

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Re: Thinkpad Twist HD Upgrade to SSD

2012-12-09, 7:08 AM

Would it be possible / beneficial at all to install the OS onto the 24GB mSata that comes with the laptop? Would this allow the computer to turn off the large hard drive when surfing the internet and streaming video?

 

Just wondering if there is a zero cost way to better utilize the existing combination of hard drives.

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11-26-2012

Tunisia

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Re: Thinkpad Twist HD Upgrade to SSD

2012-12-09, 16:08 PM

I cannot think of a reason that would prevent you from installing on the included msata.  And hard drives certainly use less power when idle.  Although, you would have very little room left over on the msata for normal useage like email or internet browsing history.

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11-30-2012

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Re: Thinkpad Twist HD Upgrade to SSD

2012-12-09, 21:14 PM

I ended up putting the mSATA drive back in for experimentation. sith a SSD, i found out that removing the MSATA drive netted me absolutely no increase in battery life, so i might as well keep it in and format it for storage/backup/something.

maybe i just needed to turn it off in the BIOS of something but i thought it was strange that physically removing it netted me no difference.  In fact it netted me consistantly less predicted times on th ebattery meeter.  i went from >5:30 to around 4":40-5 hours.

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12-10-2012

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Re: Thinkpad Twist HD Upgrade to SSD

2012-12-10, 5:13 AM

I'm about to get my Twist soon and would like to upgrade one of the hard drives, but I can't decide if I should upgrade the mSATA to a larger size or the HDD to SSD. In terms of faster performance and greater battery life, which would you all say is the better choice to upgrade?

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11-30-2012

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Re: Thinkpad Twist HD Upgrade to SSD

2012-12-11, 6:50 AM
From what i am reading the msata will give you somewhere around 6 hours battery life where a SSD will give you 5 and change. The SSD can/should be faster than the msata, but i am unsure if you will notice a difference at all wher ethe ruber hits the road. I see startup times from the time i push the button to the time i pull up main and start typing in the 7-9 second range consistently.

disco fever what are you seeing start up wise?
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11-26-2012

Tunisia

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Re: Thinkpad Twist HD Upgrade to SSD

2012-12-12, 0:26 AM

Luckily on the Twist, the msata port is SATA III.  But you can certainly get faster SSDs than the crucial msata. I am getting right at 11 seconds to the start screen and clickable.  Either way, I think sata or msata is the way to go. That spinning drive has no place in these.

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08-28-2012

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Re: Thinkpad Twist HD Upgrade to SSD

2012-12-12, 5:25 AM

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12-12-2012

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Re: Thinkpad Twist HD Upgrade to SSD

2012-12-12, 16:30 PM

Can i upgrade SSD 24GB to 150GB on my lenovo twist  ? would that  help last the batter longer hours ?

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