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skyd34th
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Thinkpad Yoga - disk replace SSD SATA vs M.2

I'm wondering about buying a yoga thinkpad with 500gb SATA disk 7mm + 16gb SSD M.2

 

1. change 500gb  7mmSATA to 128GB Vertex 450 7mmSATA 3 2.5 "SSD

Sata 128 SSD system partition + 16gb M.2 for cache

 

or

 

2. change 16GB SSD M.2 to 128GB MyDigitalSSD M.2 SC2 Super Cache SATA III 2 42mm 6G 

Sata 500gb HDD for storage + 128gb M.2 for system partition

 

which drive and controller will be better for the system partition and will have better performance?

 

 

 

 

pmeinl
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Re: Thinkpad Yoga - disk replace SSD SATA vs M.2

Mabe the upcoming Intel Pro 1500 M.2 is compatible too.

iakiak
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Re: Thinkpad Yoga - disk replace SSD SATA vs M.2

Be careful, this is a 80 mm M.2 SSD-card, but the Thinkpad Yoga only has a 42 mm M.2 SSD slot, so only  20 mm and 42 mm will fit. I'm searching a 42 mm M.2 SSD to replace the 16 GB in my Thinkpad Yoga but didn't find any yet.

 

So to the question: I would prefer 2. because I need space in my thinkpad. On a 128 GB or 256 GB M.2 SSD I could install the OS or even Windows and Linux. I only have to find a M.2 SSD that is small enough.

skyd34th
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Re: Thinkpad Yoga - disk replace SSD SATA vs M.2

pmeinl
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Re: Thinkpad Yoga - disk replace SSD SATA vs M.2

Both the 128GB MyDigitalSSD M.2 and the 120GB Intel Pro M.2 are 42mm and should fit the TPY.

The TPY's M.2 interface seems to be SATA 3.1 (not the potentially faster PCIe or SATA 3.2 express), which should be sufficient for current SSDs. I hope Lenovo did not somehow cripple the M.2 interface (as they did with some SATA interfaces in the past). Does someone have any performace numbers?

 


The MyDigitalSSD is available from Amazon.com. On can get it shipped worldwide with services like MyUS.com. For the Intel Pro M.2 I could not find a supplier.

 

I am considering replacing both disks resulting in 120GB M.2 plus 250+GB 7mm SATA and diabling the caching software.

iakiak
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Re: Thinkpad Yoga - disk replace SSD SATA vs M.2

If you're interested, this is how the SSD looks like, so you're right, the named 42 mm M.2 SSDs should fit.

 

Link to image

 

Moderator note: images totalling more than 50k converted to links per forum rules:  Lenovo Community Participation Rules

syurv
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Re: Thinkpad Yoga - disk replace SSD SATA vs M.2

Well, that somebody has already done it?

pmeinl
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Re: Thinkpad Yoga - disk replace SSD SATA vs M.2

Here a link to a post where someone upgraded an IdeaPad Y510p with the MyDigitalSSD.

Some info about the Itnel Pro 1500.

 

 

 

 

syurv
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Re: Thinkpad Yoga - disk replace SSD SATA vs M.2

Yes, I've seen it! Interested in installing real user MyDigitalSSD 128GB NGFF M.2 inside Thinkpad Yoga, and boot storage Windows 8.1.

Found another manufacturer SSD 128GB NGFF M.2 - RevuAhnTech m850G4, the chips similar as MyDigitalSSD.

syurv
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Re: Thinkpad Yoga - disk replace SSD SATA vs M.2

I did it! Forum in Russian, you can use the Google translator

http://forum.ixbt.com/topic.cgi?id=17:50296-8#235

I did everything according to instructions from john gonzales

http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/A1Q3A3786LGXLR/ref=cm_cr_pr_auth_rev?ie=UTF8&sort_by=Mos...

Everything works fine!!!

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