07-29-2012 11:56 PM
I bought a Thinkpad Edge S430 and wonder if it is possible to replace the hdd with a ssd?
Solved! Go to Solution.
07-30-2012 07:52 AM
08-05-2012 01:08 AM
I have an additional question regarding the msata.
can i upgrade the msata myself to a bigger model like, say a 128 crucial m4 msata, use that as my hard drive for installing the OS on and use the normal hard drive as secondary disk? For that i must be able to adress the msata somehow but for now i dont see it in the file explorer...
I got the s430 with core i5, dedicated graphics card and msata, can i switch the msata for a wwan module and use the internal SIM slot so i dont need an external WWAN adapter?
thanks and looking forward to an answer!!
08-07-2012 07:09 AM
Yes you can upgrade the mSATA yourself, this is a Customer replaceable part. And The crucial mSATA is usually a good one for Lenovo laptops, I haven't heard anything about no compatibility, yet. Also, yes you can have the OS on the mSATA and the HDD as a secondary disk.
1)For a few less steps, Take out the Hard drive you want to use as a secondary disk.
2)To load the OS onto the mSATA you would first need to boot into BIOS and make the mSATA first in the boot order.
3)Exit out of BIOS and Load your OS from the CD or USB or whatever means you plan on using.
4)Follow the installation instructions.
Also, Yes, you can switch the mSATA for the WWAN module because the mSATA is actually in a WWAN slot. There is just an extra connector to connect it as a mSATA.
Unfortunately, I do not understand the rest of your last question about the SIM card slot. Could you please reiterate.
Hope this helps,
08-07-2012 10:27 AM
hey thanks for that answer!
actually i already ordered the bigger msata (and 16GB of ram to go with it) because i couldn't wait
as soon as i have it in my hands and installed, i will report back how it went.
regarding the rest of my question i was just asking if it is possible to switch the msata for a wwan and use it, because sometimes laptops come without the possibility to upgrade lateron, because the antenna in the display is lacking...
but first i will take care of that bigger msata...
08-07-2012 10:44 AM
That sounds good with me, definitely let us know how it goes.
I see what you are saying, but to let you know the WWAN when you buy it, you can buy and install new antennas when you decide to switch it up. If this is something that you want to do, in the future anyways.
I hope this helps,
08-09-2012 09:50 AM
so, i got the RAM and the msata. RAM works flawlessly, really nice. problem comes with the msata.
i created a bootable usb stick (16GB sandisk cruzer blade) with the lenovo recovery tool. then i installed the new msata, removed the harddrive, changed the boot priority (everything as you recommended) and rebooted. then i temporarily changed the boot device to usb hard drive. but now, nothing happens. nada. changed loads of things in the bios (something with legacy boot mode or so) but nothing.
any good ideas what to do?
08-09-2012 11:43 AM
Ok, I want you to recreate the Bootable USB.
Here is where the download is for the Diagnostics tool:
Follow this to create the media:
All data will be lost on the USB Key that you use to create the Lenovo Linux Diagnostics.
To create Bootable USB on windows,download the bootable diagnostics image from the Lenovo website. The instructions for downloading the image is found on the same webpage as this readme file.
SATA Controller Mode needs to be set to AHCI in system BIOS if the system doesn't use UEFI BIOS for storage device related diagnostics functions
I hope this helps,
08-10-2012 03:33 AM
thx for the reply, but at the moment i dont see, how this diagnostics tool is going to help me install the OS on the mSATA....
I already created one recovery media with the lenovo tool on my USB stick, and that stick is not supported to boot from as it seems...
could you explain, how i can change that with the method you described?
thx in advance and i appreciate you take your time to help me!
08-10-2012 07:06 AM
With the USB out of the computer can you try and go to your desktop and click start, go into the computer tab on the start menu. On the computer tab screen, do you see a Q. drive?