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Re: Thinkpad Twist HD Upgrade to SSD

2013-03-18, 1:28 AM

No problem. I was over-reacting. I've been blasted in some forums for being adventurous etc.

I was unaware about the Samsung performance, thanks. Oh, does it have a nice price point too? Has anyone busted the 512 barrier in 7mm or regular 2.5?

Newegg is selling a mushkin brand, have you heard of it?

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Re: Thinkpad Twist HD Upgrade to SSD

2013-08-22, 18:30 PM

So I finaly decided to change my 500Gb HDD in my s230u Twist with a 240Gb Crucial m500 SSD (got a great deal on it and I'm really happy with my older m4 in my desktop PC). I am curently creating a recovery drive (on a 32Gb  flashdrive) so that I can get Win 8 on my SSD easily, but I am wondering if I should just create a bootable Win 8 from my own Win 8 Pro DVDs (delivered from MS when I upgraded my desktop PC). I am also concidering using my mSATA drive for a dualboot with Ubuntu and Win 8.

 

Does anyone have any sugestions as to how I should proceed?

 

Edit: I installed using the recovery flashdrive and it all works as intended. Only thing I am strugeleing with is deactivating the SSD cache, and managing to format the mSATA drive for my Ubuntu partition.

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09-17-2013

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Re: Thinkpad Twist HD Upgrade to SSD

2013-11-05, 1:41 AM
i am running into a problem. i have created a recovery disk on a 16gb usb drive... however, when i attach the 120gb ssd and boot from the usb, i can't actually complete any install. when in troubleshooting, if i click "refresh your pc," i get an error that "the drive where windows is installed is locked." reset your pc gives the errors "unable to reset pc. the system drive cannot be found" and "a required drive partition is missing." BIOS recognizes the ssd though.

any advice?
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Re: Thinkpad Twist HD Upgrade to SSD

2013-11-05, 3:55 AM

Hello,

 

When I installed a SATA SSD in my S230u, I used recovery DVD's I purchased from Lenovo to reinstall the operating system.  No problems noted installing the operating system this way.

 

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Re: Thinkpad Twist HD Upgrade to SSD

2013-11-05, 21:47 PM

Hi Everyone!

 

I've recently purchased the Lenovo Twist S230U. I am looking to take out the 500GB drive and replace with a samsung 840 SSD. I do not have windows 8 installation media. I would prefer to do a clean install, but need to work with what I have ready, at-hand.

 

I've tried to use the recovery key method, inserting the new drive and using the "refresh/replace system". I have also tried to use the Lenovo tools backup method, writing straight to the new SSD via external SATA III cable.

 

In both scenarios, it appears that the SSD is re-written to match the original drive. Partitions look the same, and the drive is even renamed "Windwos_8OS". However, when I attempt to boot using this drive, it fails and tries to use the LAN support. No matter what I do, I cannot get it to recognize the SSD drive as the OS drive.

 

I have replaced hard drives many times with old BIOS systems.... Am I missing a step here with the EFI boot methodology? Any help is appreciated!!

 

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Re: Thinkpad Twist HD Upgrade to SSD

2013-11-13, 21:30 PM

Ended up shrinking partitions and cloning the drive.

 

...and WOW. What a difference. Very snappy, HDD should not have even been an option with the Twist.

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Re: Thinkpad Twist HD Upgrade to SSD

2013-12-21, 4:53 AM
I have the same problem as Yelldawg. I bought a Samsung 840 SSD and used the Samsung Migration software to clone it inside a spare external enclosure I have laying around. Afterwards, all the partitions look identical to the 500GB hard drive inside the Twist. So I turned it off and swapped the drives. Now it won't boot, gets hung up somewhere inside the BIOS and displays the boot menu. In the menu, I get Win Boot Manager, my SSD, and LAN. I've tried changing a lot of the settings in the BIOS setup including different settings for Secure Boot. Still doesn't work. I updated the BIOS to the latest version (1.63). Still doesn't work. I hope someone here can help with this problem. Any little advice or suggestion would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Re: Thinkpad Twist HD Upgrade to SSD

2013-12-21, 10:24 AM

Hello,

 

It has been my experience that when performing a cloning operation on hard disk drives for a ThinkPad, the new, blank drive should be installed into the computer's internal drive bay, and the old drive should be connected via USB external enclosure or in a drive tray in the expansion bay in order for best results with the cloning operation.

 

You may want to try performing the clone operation again with the SSDs in this configuration and see what difference, if any, that makes.

 

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Aryeh Goretsky

 


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I have the same problem as Yelldawg. I bought a Samsung 840 SSD and used the Samsung Migration software to clone it inside a spare external enclosure I have laying around. Afterwards, all the partitions look identical to the 500GB hard drive inside the Twist. So I turned it off and swapped the drives. Now it won't boot, gets hung up somewhere inside the BIOS and displays the boot menu. In the menu, I get Win Boot Manager, my SSD, and LAN. I've tried changing a lot of the settings in the BIOS setup including different settings for Secure Boot. Still doesn't work. I updated the BIOS to the latest version (1.63). Still doesn't work. I hope someone here can help with this problem. Any little advice or suggestion would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!





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Re: Thinkpad Twist HD Upgrade to SSD

2013-12-23, 3:05 AM

Do you mean I should start the Twist with the old hard drive connected via an external USB enclosure?  Will Windows 8 run that way?  Thanks!

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Re: Thinkpad Twist HD Upgrade to SSD

2013-12-24, 10:33 AM
Following up...It's finally working! The Samsung Migration software is junk. It cloned my HDD (I used an external enclosure for the new SSD connected via USB). But the Samsung software doesn't make my cloned SSD bootable. In the end, I used the Win8 recovery feature: Control Panel > Recovery > Create a Recovery Drive

This feature copies the Windows recovery partition from the HDD onto a USB stick...mine was 8GB and all the files copied over were ~7.2GB. Most importantly, it makes the USB stick bootable.

Then I took out the HDD and installed the SSD, restarted the computer, and it booted into "repair" mode. Within the repair menus, I used "Refresh PC" and all the files from my USB stick copied over to the SSD. After restart, I pulled the USB stick out and the computer booted into Win8 off of the SSD. All my personal files were kept (pictures, mp3, etc), but all the programs reverted back to factory defaults. Mozilla was gone, all the bloatware was back, but at least I have a working computer now. Again, the Samsung Migration software was junk. Didn't work at all.

This is just my two cents. Hope the next guy gets it on the first try. Good luck everyone.
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