02-23-2013 02:25 PM
X230 2306 CTO here. I am about to replace the 320GB hard drive with a 256GB Samsung 830 SSD. I will use the factory rescue and recovery disks to install Windows 7 on the SSD. I'm still confused about a few things.
Is the SSD already formatted or do I need to format it? If I need to format it do I do that before initiating the factory recovery process or do I do it during the recovery process?
Should I download and install the latest Intel Rapid Storage Technology Drivers? Do I do this before I start the recovery process?
Do I need to do anything about aligning partitions?
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02-23-2013 04:13 PM
If you plug in the drive and run the Lenovo restore, it should partition the drive, install Win 8. and drivers, and have it all perfectly aligned (Win. 8 does that automatically on it's install to a new drive anyway). Once loaded, just use the Lenovo Update software to bring everytihng up to date and you'll be good to go.
That's what I did and it was completely issue free. Good luck!