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Yoga 2 11, Trying to Find 5mm SSD

2018-12-31, 0:04 AM

Last night, I noticed that the HDD in my Yoga 2 11 (Yes, it’s old, I know)  had started making these funny noises. Every few minutes, it would make a noise that was loud enough to be heard without having to focus on it. I am worried that the HDD might fail sometime in the near future.

 

Before that happens, I would like to replace it with a new drive. Preferably, this new drive would be an SSD. The problem is, I can’t find even a single SSD that will fit. After opening up the laptop, I found that it uses a 5mm 2.5” HDD. I cannot for the life of me find an SSD that is only 5mm thick. Every single SSD I find is always 7mm.

 

Can anyone link me to a 500GB or higher capacity SSD that is 5mm thick? I would prefer that it be less than $100. Of course, if other solutions are available let me know as well. I already know about using an mSATA to SATA could work, but if I could get a confirmed to be working solution, that would be nice.

 

By the way, I already know how to transfer all my data and stuff, just need an SSD that fits. (Please don’t reccomend an SSHD, as those are mainly HDD, and are prone to the same problems as regular HDDs.)

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Re: Yoga 2 11, Trying to Find 5mm SSD

2018-12-31, 0:14 AM

If you're careful with it a 7mm SSD will fit (since there's no moving parts you can dispense with any foam etc, there's no vibration to suppress) - very slightly pushes up the top surface, but barely noticeable.

As you might have guessed I've done it myself. Had no issues resulting.

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Re: Yoga 2 11, Trying to Find 5mm SSD

2018-12-31, 0:14 AM

If you're careful with it a 7mm SSD will fit (since there's no moving parts you can dispense with any foam etc, there's no vibration to suppress) - very slightly pushes up the top surface, but barely noticeable.

As you might have guessed I've done it myself. Had no issues resulting.

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Re: Yoga 2 11, Trying to Find 5mm SSD

2018-12-31, 0:29 AM

Samsung makes a 500GB and 1TB 5mm SATA 2.5" SSD that should fit.

 

 

SAMSUNG 860 EVO Series mSATA 500GB SATA III 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) AA083935    ($98.08)

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147686

 

SAMSUNG 860 EVO Series mSATA 1TB SATA III V-NAND 3-bit MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-M6E1T0BW  ($167.99)

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820147687

 

 

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Re:Yoga 2 11, Trying to Find 5mm SSD

2020-03-02, 3:30 AM
Kingston A400 series SSD's fit without needing to remove the foam and without a bulge in the Yoga 2. (Yes I know it's advertised as a 7mm drive but it's actually 6mm.) Yes it's a tight fit but the screws close no problem. However if you wanted extra space anyway, removing the case from the SSD is only 4 screws and the circuit board inside is very small. (Search YouTube for a video of the SSD being opened to see for yourself). Or you can remove the foam padding inside the case. Or do what I did and just plug and play. I checked multiple SSD's and this is the slimmest that's available, affordable, fast, and available in larger sizes. Hope this helps anyone who finds this thread. +++ath0 NO CARRIER
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