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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎09-10-2010
Location: Alaska
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Thinkpad Yoga 14

Just purchased a Thinkpad Yoga 14 and I'm wondering if anyone has installed a SSD and whether installing a SSD would all overall speed to the Yoga 14.  I've installed SSDs in my older Thinkpads and noted significant improvement, but I'm not familiar enough with the Yoga to know for sure if it would be worth it.  Any opinions would be appreciated.

Fanfold Paper
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Registered: ‎07-12-2011
Location: San Jose, CA
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Re: Thinkpad Yoga 14

I dug a bit on the interwebs and noticed an article at the MobileTechReview that is probably the answer to what you're looking for.  


Like you, the authors of that review had a Yoga 14 and wanted to upgrade the SSD.  Comes out to by ~25% difference in PCMark 7 score benchmore. I don't know what kinds of tests actually matter in your case but is probably worth reading.  It compares to a few more laptops, here is a partial list:. 


PCMark 7 Benchmark Comparison Table

Score 3777- Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14 (HDD, factory spec) 3733 
Score 4603 -Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14 (upgraded to SSD boot drive) 


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Registered: ‎12-26-2009
Location: CA
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Re: Thinkpad Yoga 14

If your HDD is the bottleneck, then yes.

Defragging is still a requisite for maximum performance on HDDs, and Windows' built-in one isn't that great.

W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 64GB SD card, WXGA+ screen
TPT1: 1839-23U
Token Ring
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Registered: ‎07-26-2010
Location: united states
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Re: Thinkpad Yoga 14

I swapped my HDD for an SSD.  What a difference. Fantastic speed improvement.

Fanfold Paper
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Registered: ‎07-12-2011
Location: San Jose, CA
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Re: Thinkpad Yoga 14

Did you notice a *battery life* improvement at all? If so, how much about

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