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12-12-2012

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Re: Thinkpad Twist HD Upgrade to SSD

2012-12-12, 19:54 PM

I completely replaced the 24GB mSATA with a 240GB mSATA, reinstalled Windows 8 from scratch from an external DVD and just put my users directory on the HD.  You should also turn off indexing on the SSD drive to prolong the life of the drive.

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11-30-2012

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Re: Thinkpad Twist HD Upgrade to SSD

2012-12-13, 7:37 AM

thanks for the info disco.  I am tempted to switch to a 128GB mSATA and use my samsung ssd for a new desktop drive.

so yours was the cruciam M series mSATA?  how many watts is ist using?  Just rwant to do some comparison shopping.

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12-08-2012

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Re: Thinkpad Twist HD Upgrade to SSD

2012-12-14, 4:56 AM

Just wanted to update the thread.  I purchased a Crucial m4 128GB SSD and installed it tonight.  I used the USB recovery drive disco recommended and it was crazy easy.  Restarting and waking from sleep are much improved.  2-3 seconds to wake from sleep. 

 

My windows index score raised from 5.9 to 8.1 (on the drive only). 

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11-24-2012

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Re: Thinkpad Twist HD Upgrade to SSD

2012-12-14, 15:49 PM

I know where to find the HDD but where is the mSata 24?

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12-09-2012

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Re: Thinkpad Twist HD Upgrade to SSD

2012-12-14, 20:16 PM

I too have the Twist (3347-4HU) with the 500GB HD and can get away with 1 smaller drive so I ordered a Samsung 128GB SSD that I'll use to replace the HD with. I've backed up the software that comes with it to a USB thumb drive. I’ll stick the HD into a external case and use it for external storage.

 

When I go to rebuild the system, I want to install Win8 Pro instead so I'll use a copy I bought online. It appears to be cheaper ($40) to do that them paying $70 for the Win 8 Pro Pack upgrade (you can get Media Center for free till January).

 

Once I've got Win8 Pro installed, which of the drivers listed on Lenovo Support drivers and software page will I need to install? There are 15 different categories listed, do I need all of them? I doin't need any of the bloatware that was loaded on the machine.

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11-26-2012

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Re: Thinkpad Twist HD Upgrade to SSD

2012-12-15, 0:04 AM

The msata is under the keyboard.

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11-21-2012

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Re: Thinkpad Twist HD Upgrade to SSD

2012-12-18, 7:04 AM

Hello,

 

Can you upgrade the mSata to say 128 gig, leave the original HD in place and turn it off completely whilst on battery to conserve power?

 

Also, could you please reconfirm you guys are still getting much better battery performance with the ssd's installed (I like the sounds of 6 hours quoted earlier).

 

Cheers.

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11-28-2012

USA

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Re: Thinkpad Twist HD Upgrade to SSD

2012-12-24, 17:00 PM

@Tenchuu, did you get a chance to see if you need to disable BIOS or something? Setting the BIOS will probably extend the battery life with SSD to match that of mStata in disco_fever's config.

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12-30-2012

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Re: Thinkpad Twist HD Upgrade to SSD

2013-01-01, 4:23 AM

@disco_fever - It sounds like you were able to restore Win8 from the factory/OEM partition to a new blank SSD drive using a USB flash drive and the "Create a recovery drive" feature. I had no issues creating the recovery drive and including the factory partition, but when I go to initiate the recovery process it fails with the error "Unable to reset your PC. A required drive partition is missing". The USB recovery drive is nearly the same size as the recovery partition after creation, so I'm not sure what could be missing. I'm following these procedures. Can you confirm that this is the method you used successfully?

 

I'm apparently not the only one having these issues. Several others with IdeaPad and at least one other person with a Twist are having this same issue in this thread

 

Put a call in to Lenovo support but their 1st level support wasn't able to help me and recommended I call back when their 2nd level is available and ask to have my case escalated. Will be trying that tomorrow. But I'm curious if anyone has been able to successfully get the USB recovery drive to restore after swapping the 500 GB HDD with a blank SSD.

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12-09-2012

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Re: Thinkpad Twist HD Upgrade to SSD

2013-01-01, 15:33 PM

I just swapped out my HDD with a new SSD. Besides creating a recovery USB thumb-drive of the system, what I did was got my OS on my twist configured they way I wanted. Upgraded from Win 8 to Win 8 Pro through the Windows Activation funtion, then added Media Center.

 

Once tht was done I uninstalled all that bloatware that was loaded on the system until I had the OS the way I wanted. I put my new SSD (Samsung 840 250GB) into an external USB 3.0/eSata enclosure and connected it to the Twist. I used the Samsung migration utility to migrate to the new SSD. Once that was done I shutdown the Twist (turned off power in Bios) and swapped the drives. Powered up the Twist and took it a total of 14 seconds to boot to the desktop. Checked everything out and everything was working 100%. Disabled a couple of power saving items (disk defrag, utility to park the HDD head if it senses a fall, etc).

 

Once I confirmed everything was 100% functional, I put the old HDD into the enclosure, connected it to the Twish and got rid of the system auto recovery and system partions (kept the 8GB partions with the recovery software) and formated the partition.

 

Now I have a 7200 rpm HDD backup drive for things I want to store in a safe place. I was going to do a fresh install of Win 8 Pro but this was faster and didn't require me to get all the Lenovo drivers.

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