06-29-2017 04:53 PM
I recently installed Windows 10 on the 24GB SSD on my Lenovo Twist s230u and am using the other 320GB HDD as storage. I've read elsewhere that this is a bad idea as it can mess up your computer and that the SSD should only be used as a cache. However, I have yet to run into any problems with the current setup, and the only problem I can foresee happening is not having enough space to do updates on the OS, though Windows 10 offers a workaround by sticking in a USB flash drive.
Are there any other problems that could happen if I continue to use the SSD as a boot drive
NOTE: The 24GB SSD is a seperate drive from the 320 HDD and not a hybrid.
04-12-2019 12:02 PM
Bro I am doing this right now on my Lenovo twist. As I had 500gb initially then I upgraded to 1tb. But some days 1tb was getting corrupt and it completely shows 940 free space and does not boot. So now after finally doing all USB tool **bleep** n all I finally am right now installing windows on 22gb. And then in will insert the 1tb just for date programs etc.
What was your experience.
04-21-2019 01:35 PM - edited 04-21-2019 01:36 PM
Unfortunately I didn't really get to use it too much after, since I found out that the lenovo twist's motherboard actually was breaking (cracking) which was causing my boot errors and not the hard drive. I tried to find the post I read last time but was unable to but basically some of the lenovo twist motherboards had an issue with not being very physically stable in one of the corners and when dropped/leaned on (the keyboard) have a good chance of breaking. If you still have a chance to switch laptops, I'd recommend it.
If you still plan on doing this though, I'd say from what I remember i don't think it'd be inherently bad to use this method. I will say that you will have to bring a usb with you every time windows updates though (it updates frequently) and that may cause more trouble than it's worth. If I were you, I'd opt for an ssd (since they're relatively cheap right now ) and just disregard the small ssd cache and it'll be faster than an ssd+hdd combo. Well technically... I'd recommend using another laptop and then getting an ssd ;P