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TheRealTrogdor
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Installing Windows 10 on 24GB SSD Lenovo Twist s230u

Hey,

 

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.

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Re: Installing Windows 10 on 24GB SSD Lenovo Twist s230u

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. 

 

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Re: Installing Windows 10 on 24GB SSD Lenovo Twist s230u

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 Smiley Sad 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 

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Re: Installing Windows 10 on 24GB SSD Lenovo Twist s230u

Just FYI,

 

According to MS, the May 2019 update for Windows 10 will now require at least a 32 Gb hard drive in order for it to be installed.

 

Regards,

Dave

 

 


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Re: Installing Windows 10 on 24GB SSD Lenovo Twist s230u

I have installed it and it is working. Out of 22gb around 11 is empty. My point was about program libraries and other files which get installed in windows local. Even if I choose drive D. How long will I survive.

 

Thanks

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Re: Installing Windows 10 on 24GB SSD Lenovo Twist s230u

Thanks yes I believe so too. I m trying to sell my lappy fully working super condition for a good price. As I already got battery and its giving 5 to 6 hrs. So let's see if I sell or use. At the moment I have halted on this thought.
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Re: Installing Windows 10 on 24GB SSD Lenovo Twist s230u

Hello,

 

If you are comfortable doing it, you can carefully open up the ThinkPad S230u and replace the 24GB mSATA SSD with a higher-capacity one.  They are available in up to 1TB in size.

 

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Aryeh Goretsky

 



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Re: Installing Windows 10 on 24GB SSD Lenovo Twist s230u

Also not to mention if you need more space, you can always get an external harddrive to save extraneous files. And keep your important programs on the internal ssd. Unless you have a very large amount of programs, 500 GB would ideally be enough.

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Re: Installing Windows 10 on 24GB SSD Lenovo Twist s230u

Hello,

 

MIcrosoft changed the disk space requirements for Windows 10 Version 1903 (aka 19H1) to 32GB.  See Microsoft's site at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/design/minimum/minimum-hardware-requirements-overv... for the latest system requirements.

 

This means that if you have an earlier Windows 10 installed on a 24GB SSD, you will not be able to upgrade it to the latest version, even if you are using an external drive for additional storage.

 

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Aryeh Goretsky

 



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Re: Installing Windows 10 on 24GB SSD Lenovo Twist s230u

The thing is it's got the M.2 2242 slot. 42mm. And not the latest m.2 normal one. So it's hardly available and its expensive unless you order from China. And yes that would solve the issue. At the moment I may just try to get rid of it. Let's see.

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