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Adding an mSATA SSD to a Y580 ideapad

Q: Adding an mSATA SSD to a Y580 ideapad

My original HD is going bad so I decided to buy a new HD and an mSATA SSD. I've read more forums and watched more videos then I would have liked and I still can't find anything that can walk me through this. I want my mSATA to be configured like my original HD with a C: and D: partition and it to be able to run one button recovery and everything else that the original HD was able to do. Then I want the replacement disk HD to be just for storage. My computer did not come with an mSATA originally. It does have Intel Rapid Storage Technology but I can not find RapidTool.exe which some of the forums say is needed.










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A: Adding an mSATA SSD to a Y580 ideapad

If your old HD is still operating, you should be able to clone it using the steps shown below. Be warned that you must clone the whole drive, including all the hidden partitions, and can only resize the Windows Partition or the OKR recovery will not work, so the new m.2 SSD must be large enough to hold the entire contents of all the partitions of your existing HD drive. Use Windows Drive Manager to view the sizes of the other parititons on your HD> If you need to make room, back up all your data and then delete from the current OS drive partition before cloning. http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/install-m2-ssd-lenovo-t440s Read this thread as well, it points out some important rules that must be followed when cloning so thaat OKR will work afterwards.https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-P-Y-and-Z-series/Enable-onekey-recovery-after-HDD-to-SSD-cloning... Hope that helps, and good luck

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So I just installed a Kingston 120GB mSATA SSD SUV500MS in my Y580. I got an HDD with Windows 10 installed on it. But when I turn it on now, it does not get past the Lenovo splash screen. I cannot even load the BIOS. It says Entering SETUP, but nothing happens then.If I take the SSD out, everything goes back to being normal. Any ideas? Thanks!

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I have a Y580 with a failing mSATA (SAMSUNG MZMPC032HBCD 000L1) as included in the orginal purchase from Lenovo's website.  I need a list of suitable replacements that will work in the same cache enabled state as the original mSATA.  I know that the Y580 BIOS is finicky about what brand/device is used and want to purchase something that will work with Intels Rapid Storage Technology for fast performance.  I have been looking at the Kingston MS200 120GB mSATA and know it will fit, but dont know if it will properly boot for fast caching.  Please advise on mSATA devices known to work properly.  Thank you very much.

A:Y580 mSATA replacement options

bwagner790 wrote:I have a Y580 with a failing mSATA (SAMSUNG MZMPC032HBCD 000L1) as included in the orginal purchase from Lenovo's website.  I need a list of suitable replacements that will work in the same cache enabled state as the original mSATA.  I know that the Y580 BIOS is finicky about what brand/device is used and want to purchase something that will work with Intels Rapid Storage Technology for fast performance.  I have been looking at the Kingston MS200 120GB mSATA and know it will fit, but dont know if it will properly boot for fast caching.  Please advise on mSATA devices known to work properly.  Thank you very much.Refer to the hardware maintenance manual for the specs of the replacement cache ssd and also on how to access it.

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Hello, As stated in the title, I have a Lenovo IdeaPad y580. I purchased it approximately three-and-a-half years ago, and only now is it really beginning to chug durings its processes. Point is, I want it to last perhaps another half year or so while I finish saving up for another computer. As a gamer, I'm fine with the limitations of the GPU, but sometimes my laptop legitimately has issues processing stuff, such as loading Google Chrome properly. I know enough about Windows to clean out viral matter and uninstall programs that I don't use that are running in the back. But does anyone have any tips or tricks to make this hunk of junk last maybe six more months before it becomes unusable?TL;DR I need to make my laptop run at least a reasonably sub-average to average level for six more months. Any tips are appreciated.

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Hello All, I have a Ideapad Y580 laptop and its battery is not charging anymore and I am in search for a replacement battery. Battery part number - L11P6R01 [72WH 6700mAh 10.8V 6 Cell] Can someone please help  me with a link where I can buy this battery? Can you also please let me know if there are any other battery models that works on Y580 and where to buy them [Like battrey cross reference ]? I searched the lenovo site already for this battery in accessories>Battery section and I couldn't find this battery in the list. In amazon/ebay i found so many compatible brands but not genuine one.  Thanks in advanceVivek

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Does anyone actually know if the "Dust Removal" in the energy management program actually works to remove dust from the laptop? I'm a bit reluctant to open up and dissect my laptop to check for any dust accumulation at this point, since everything has been running fine.This question came to mind since I saw that the filter at the bottom of my laptop was kinda caked in fine dust - wondered if the same was inside my laptop. I got the laptop in December 2012.










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A:Dust removal in Ideapad Y580

hi marshchen,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
That application can only minimized collection of dust in the Exhaust system of your Laptop.
    Since the process of the vents is to get air fom the outside to pass through the heatsink . Dust collection cannot really be avoided.
    
   One symptom of a fan and vent dust is that when the vents blow very hot and minimal air and the laptop is heating up more than usual.
 
A yearly cleaning would be ok.
  You can refer to the Maintenance Manual of this model on how to open the cover and get to the heat sink.
You might also want to refresh and apply new Thermal paste to the Heat sink.
 
Just be careful on the plastic parts and also wear an anti static starp. If you're not comfortable doing this, You can opt to have a repair center do this.
 
Best Regards
Solid Cruver
 



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Hey everyone, I have a question regarding my Ideapad Y580 and a strange sound error I have been experiencing over the past few months. Windows 8.1 Pro w/ Media Centeri7 3630QM8GB RAMGTX660M500GB Samsung EVO 840 Ok here's the sound issue.  After using a program such as Minecraft, VLC, Nightingale, the sound will completely cut out.  When checking volumes, sound will not register.  Oftentimes, the sound control panel will say the device is busy. Things I've tried so far:1) Disabled Realtek Digital Output2) Installed latest driver3) Checked current processes for remnants of programs using the sound card.. nothing. Sometimes when I have one of the programs open, for example playing minecraft, when I start a video in VLC, there will be no sound.  The only sound comes from the game. The only thing that really restores the audio is a full restart of the system.  Logging out and back in will not restore the sound.Has anyone experienced this issue?  Is there a way to fix this problem?  Thanks guys!

A:Ideapad Y580 sound cutting out

One suggestion..... have you tried uninstalling the audio driver, reboot the computer and then install a fresh copy of the driver.  If the previous driver installation was faulty, installing the latest driver may have not corrected the problem.

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Greetings! While I do understand that on Y580 there is no hardware button available for the thermal management software, I do not understand why this software is not included in the drivers. To use it, should I install the energy management drivers for another Y model? Is that recommended at all, or are there risks? Please advise on how I can enable thermal management safely for my IdeaPad Y580. If that cannot be done, please give instructions on setting up SpeedFan or some other fan control software. Thank you. Best regards,S

A:Thermal management on IdeaPad Y580

Yes you need to install energy management for controling fan speed.Dowoad from belowhttp://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles/cagt24ww.exeThere are no risks.





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I need help with my in-laws laptop.  From the beginning.  My in-laws thought they had a virus and called their IT guy. He told them to bring both computers to him immediately. So they took the desktop and laptop to him. After several weeks they got both back and with a bunch of horror stories. Shortly after that the Y580 went into the black screen with flashing cursor in the top left. My father in law took it back to him and after 4 more weeks he said its a lenovo problem and they wont address it and its garbage now. So he sold him a new laptop.  What are the steps I can take to get this fixed?  I feel that he took advantage of my in-laws and that this should be fixable. Thank you

A:Ideapad Y580 Black screen with cursor

Hi cablecons,
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
We would need to isolate the the stage where it causes the issue.
Making the BIOS appear onscreen is a good sign that the sytemboard is functional and we can continue on possible issue with the harddrive or software/drivers.
 
Here is the hardware manual for parts removal guide.
To start, unplug the charger and remove the battery. Press and hold down the power button (12 seconds) to drain flea power. Connect the AC charger and press the One key recovery button (item6 page 71) and check how it goes.
 

 
This supposes to power on the laptop and shows Novo menu.
 
If same black screen then disconnect the charger and remove the harddrive, press the power button down for 12 seconds. and turn on using the same One key recovery button.
 
Update us how it goes.
 
Regards

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Alright, so early I tried to overclock my Nvidia GTX 660m Card, and it worked. the base clock speed is 835mhz, and the memory is 2500mhz. I OC'd the clock speed to 970mhz, and the memory to 3000mhz. It all worked fine, and boosted my gaming framerate quite a bit in PlanetSide 2 and Skyrim. ( I used NvidiaInspector to overclock, btw.) I went back to the overclocking interface, and accidentally set the memory rate to around +1300mhz. I then, without realizing, clicked on set OC settings, and it crashed my card. It rebooted, but now whenever I go into Nvidia Inspector to check my clock/mem speed, they're both set on 405mhz while idle or if there's a high load on my card. It's been stuck like this for a few hours, and I've tried several tweaks to fix it, including a reboot, rolling back the drivers, and then reinstalling the drivers, etc., with no resolve. I really need some help, as this is affecting my gaming horribly, and I'm getting terrible framerates. Please give suggestions/fixes as quickly as possible!

Thanks,
DDInc
 

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Hi,I upgraded my Ideapad Y580 to windows 8 and now I can't get the function key combination to turn on my wireless hardware.



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A:Function Keys not working on Ideapad Y580 after up...

Please install lenovo energy management of windows 7 and then press fn+f5. The one of windows 8 does not work properly.http://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles/cagt24ww.exe



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Hello there,I have just recieved my Lenovo Ideapad Y580 and it is working fine,I have an issue and it happens while connecting AC adopter to my laptop i can feel small electric shock when i touch metal Components and  whether the laptop is turned off or on.I did not find a solution yet,my question is this dangerous on my laptop?can this hurt it ?because i'm using it most of the day.Thanks in advance.













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A:Tingling Sensation When touching Ideapad Y580

Hi Ahmed,
 
Please check this thread. It answers your questions.
 
http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/Tingling-Sensation-Electric-Shock-May-Be-No...





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I need help with my in-laws laptop.  From the beginning.  My in-laws thought they had a virus and called their IT guy. He told them to bring both computers to him immediately. So they took the desktop and laptop to him. After several weeks they got both back and with a bunch of horror stories. Shortly after that the Y580 went into the black screen with flashing cursor in the top left. My father in law took it back to him and after 4 more weeks he said its a lenovo problem and they wont address it and its garbage now. So he sold him a new laptop.  What are the steps I can take to get this fixed?  I feel that he took advantage of my in-laws and that this should be fixable. Thank you

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My Y580 orginally displayed screen notifications for changes in NumLock and CapLock, but now only the status lights work.  How do we turn the screen notifications back on?  I don't know why it stopped working.  

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I've been using this laptop for around a year or so now, and it's worked perfectly up until this point in time.  The issue that I'm currently having is entirely mechanical. At the moment, my keyboard is intact and works just fine. However, if I press a key, (mainly the 'e' key) off-center, it pops the entire key up and I have to click it into place. It's not life-threatening or crucial to the machine's function, but when I am busy typing papers or lesson plans, having a key on the most constantly used vowel key continually pop up really puts a dampener in things. I've taken the key out and have tried to click it back in. While I can't see what's going on (given that there's a key in the way!), I can most certainly feel it clicking into place twice, both clicks stemming from the right side of the 'e' key. It seems that, to the best of my knowledge, only two out of four prongs that are meant to keep the key in place and in line are actually snapping and holding the key down. Whenever I type off-center and to the right, the entire left side of the key snaps up and must be pushed back into place. I'm wondering if there's anything I can or should do. Given that I've had my machine for over a year now, I'm unsure if my warranty still covers it (speaking of, is there a way to check warranty status online?). Please, if anyone has any advice on how to fix or replace a busted key/keyboard, please, let me know!

A:Lenovo Ideapad Y580 - Keyboard Issue

A replacement keyboard (chicony, oki, or dafon are the makers - be sure to look for the manufacturer label and p/n right below the lenovo p/n on the back to get a genuine keyboard) would make a good spares, they are about $30 on ebay. I replaced a broken key on a few different laptops but much prefer to swap out the entire keyboard.  Once a single key goes bad it's likely that more keys will start to fail (note that 'e' is perhaps the most commonly used key on your keyboard because it's the most popular vowel.  Other popular keys like 't' might be failing sometime soon).  So I would suggest you buy a spare keyboard and save it until you can't live without it, the procedure to replace the keyboard is a 10 minute swap. If you want to replace a key, a sharp tipped (xacto-style) knife blade, and a loupe (magnifying lens) are important accessories.  Buy from a reputable site which has good instructions ( http://www.laptopkey.com/ ).  Unfortunately, the key and hinge are manufacturer-specific (OKI, Chicony, Dafon, see above) so you will need to determine it from the guide on www.laptopkey.com.  When I fixed our Acer c720 I also used needlenose pliers to bend a metal tab back into place, the key hinge wasn't seating correctly because the metal tab had bent and was open too wide.  The Acer c720 has a nightmare keyboard to replace with 75 different locking plastic tabs that bind it to the undersize of the palmrest, so i had little choi... Read more

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I am getting notices thatthe 1tb hard drive is about to fail. What steps do i need to take, besides backing up files. Only program i really care about after personal files is Office.  I've upgraded it to Win 10.Do i just take out the old HD and put in a new?  is all the recovery info on the ssd?Thanks...

A:Ideapad y580 hard drive replacement

Hi vector74 , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Once you have the indication of a failing harddrive, ensure that you have backed up all files needed and that you have the product keys of your software as you would need to re activate it. Check if you can still create your recovery image .
Check your Mircosoft account for activated status and entitlement of the digital license for guarantee.
 
Factory image is on the original drive but since Windows 8 and Windows 10 image is easier to download with the needed drivers in the support site, then you don't need to worry since activation would be automatic as an OEM systemboard keeps it coded inside.
 
Hope this help answer your query.
Update us how it goes best for you.
 
Regards
 

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Hello, I have Lenovo Ideapad Y580, and I'm looking to buy a replacement battery and an AC adapter. Or any other battery models that work for Y580. Would someone be able link me where I can buy one that's made by Lenovo and ships to Canada? After countless searches I was able to find the AC adapter on here,  https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/ca/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/ideapad-y-series-laptops/ideapad-y5... But I can't seem to purchase it. I've checked the forum prior asking the same thing and the products are no longer available. Laptop information:Battery: L11P6R01 (72WH 6700mAh 10.8V 6 Cell])AC Adapter: INPUT 100-240V~1.8A 50-60Hz, OUTPUT 19.5V 6.15AMachine Type Model: 209933U Thanks

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Hi all;
Currently, i owned a Lenovo Y580 and defnitely want to downgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 7. Here is a couple of questions.

Question 1:
I am using an Intel SSD (solid state drive) 330 series as my main drive (NOT a hard disk) and just wondering if i need the following driver being:
- Intel Rapid Start Technology for Microsoft Windows 7, and
- Lenovo EE Boot Optimizer?

Question 2: The sequence of loading the drivers.
As i need to re-install all the drivers for Windows 7, please kindly advice what are the sequence for me to load the drivers?

Audio: Realtek Audio Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)
BIOS: BIOS Update for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580
Bluetooth and Modem: Bluetooth Driver (CyberTan/Broadcom, Liteon/Broadcom, Liteon/Atheros) for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) ? IdeaPad Y580
Camera: Camera Driver (Bison, Chicony, AzureWave) for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) ? IdeaPad Y580
Card Reader: Jmirco Card Reader Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580
Chipset: Intel Chipset Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580
Chipset: Intel Management Engine Interface for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580
General Information: Hotfix for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - IdeaPad Y580
Mouse and KeyBoard: TouchPad Driver (Cypress, Synaptics) for Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) ? IdeaPad Y580
Networking LAN (Ehternet): Atheros LAN Driver for Mi... Read more

A:Lenovo IdeaPad Y580: Sequence for downloading drivers.

Hi cheesum, Did you look here ? Windows 8 - Downgrade Instructions

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Hi, I have an IdeaPad Y580 with Windows 10 Pro. The battery is 10.8V, 72Wh, 6700mAh / 11.1V 6200 mAh. The battery indicator in Windows was showing something like "65% not charging" the whole time. I went to Lenovo's "Energy Management" tool and started "Battery Gauge Reset".The software said this will completely charge and discharge the battery and I should not use the laprop in the meantime, so I left it running the whole day. When I came back the machine was hanging: screen was dark, the keyboard did not respond. The power button was lit up, but did not react on normal push. I pushed it longer for a forced shutdown and voila. The laptop is now dead. It does not start. When I press the power button, the battery indicator LED blinks 3 times in orange and stops. The only way to start the laptop is to remove the battery, unplug the power supply from mains and shorten the mains lead to discharge any capacitors. Moreover, decided to measure the voltage coming out of the power supply with the battery in the laptop - the connecting leads i used went really hot within seconds and the voltage dropped from 19.5 to under 18.5V. I am not sure what is going on, but either the charging circuit or the battery is overloading the power supply. Any help?  

A:IdeaPad Y580 - "Energy Management" killed my batte...

grep wrote:The battery indicator in Windows was showing something like "65% not charging" the whole time.The display "nn%, not charging" is normal when the battery conservation mode has been activated.  The thinking is that the batteries in laptops which spend most of their time on mains power will have longer useful life if not kept at 100% charge all of the time. The value for "nn" seems to vary.  I have one version of the "Energy Management" application that uses "80" for "nn", whereas the current version of the app uses "60" for "nn".  So the value of "65" is not out of step with these values. I cannot offer you any advice to extricate yourself from the bad place where you now find yourself.  It needs someone with more knowledge than I.  Good luck. -- from CyberSimian in the UK

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Hi everyone, Yesterday I performed a clean install of Windows 10 on my Ideapad Y580 after upgrading from Windows 7. Everything goes smoothly except for the machine doesn't detect any Bluetooth device and I couldn't find any suitable Bluetooth driver for this laptop. Has anyone encounter the same problem? Any solution for this? Thank you in advance.





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A:Ideapad Y580 Bluetooth device is missing in WIndow...

I recommend you to use bluetooth driver for the following thinkpad models which was provided for windows 10: Lenovo B430ThinkPad Edge E430, E435ThinkPad Edge E530, E535ThinkPad Edge E445, E545The following is URL; http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds031759 I installed the above bluetooth driver for my Y580 after installing windows 10  and it works without any problem to me. Regards,

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Hi, 
I have an older XPS 8500 with a 32GB SSD installed and would like to take that out and add it to my new XPS 8900, that already has a 32GB SSD installed.  
Can I do this (have 2 SSD drives?) First, is this worth  doing? What would be the advantage I could gain? And if doable and advantageous, what do I need to do to install the 2nd SSD? And is there anything I need to be careful of or recommended setup to make the most out of the 2nd (additional) SSD drive?
Thanks!
Morgan

A:XPS 8900, adding a second mSATA SSD?

In the below picture of the XPS 8900 motherboard, there are two M.2 slots, #9 and #21. We install a WLAN card in #21. But you could remove it and install another mSATA drive.

The next thing to consider is which of the current drives is hosting the operating system. If the operating system resides on the current mSATA drive and the data is on the slower sata 3 drive, there should not be any issues adding another storage drive. Also be sure to create the operating system backup DVD or USB key in case you need to reinstall. Then take pictures of the bios screens to reference when you change the hardware. Take some time and read through this thread.

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I have a XPS One 2710 with a 1 TB HD
I want to add a 128 GB SDD in the mSATA slot.
I want to used the SSD as the boot drive for Windows. I do not want to use it as a cache with Intel RST.
1) Can I do it?
2) Intel RST is not set to RAID. I assume that is OK, I can simply add the SSD and the change the boot order in the BIOS
3) I will then install Windows and the Dell programs on the SSD from the Dell recovery disks that I created. Is that OK?
4) Is this configuration preferable rather than using the Intel RST cache?
5) Wil I have problems later when I will upgrade to Windows 8? I read "Do not disable Intel RST in BIOS, unrecoverable blue screen".

A:XPS One 2710 - Adding mSATA SSD

Hi afro22,
Dell XPS One 2710 can be upgraded to ‘mSATA’ drive. You can purchase mSATA SSD for your system and install it on the mSATA slot. You can attach 32GB/256GB mSATA SSD for Dell XPS One 2710.
paolo norberto,
You can go ahead and create recovery disks by following the steps mentioned in the link below.
http://dell.to/VniuuO
Please let me know if it helps.

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Hi, Due to sluggish performance and virues issues, I decided to reset my Y580 PC. Took a backup of my data. Tried one key recovery button. It showed error message. So, used "Reser this PC" option under Settings>Recovery page. Selected "Removed everything" in the next step. Then after several minutes, it said reset was complete but some files cannot be deleted. Then it started the installation of Windows 10. Now it stucks in 64% and keeps restarting. Can someone help me with this?

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I need to update my Ideapad y580 type 2099 to windows 10, but Microsoft told me it is not compatible.  Microsoft told me that I could probably upgrade it to windows 10 but I need to contact Lenovo to make sure there are available drivers...

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If I were to add an mSATA hard drive - around the 512Gig to 1TB size - to an HP lappy, how would I transfer the OS (Win8.1) and other crap from the existing hard drive and make it boot from the mSATA drive? I will be keeping the existing HDD for data storage.

Any recommendations as to mSATA drives? - UK prices please.

A:Adding mSATA to lappy advice

The msata drive must be GPT partitioned to be bootable unless you prefer MBR and legacy mode.

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Hello,I am thinking about purchasing an Ideapad Z500 and I would like to ask, if there is an empty slot for a mSATA SSD? I could not find any Z500 model with an SSD. I will appreciate any help on this topic. Thanks 

A:Ideapad Z500 - mSATA SSD??

I had a look in mine... no msata connector. The empty space and the solder pads are there on the board, but NO connector It looks like that the control chip for the (optional) msata port is missing as well. Now ordered a bay for the optical drive, including converter from msata to 2.5" sata.

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Hello all, I'm sorry to be long winded, But I want to be as thorough as I can be. This relates to a previous problem titled  "HP ENVY 17-j017sg mSATA & 2xHDD"   It was posted on 2/13/14.This has to do with a work around to use an msata as the c-drive.   On page 2 member RaymanForever listed in detail his 25 steps to get this to work.  I'm stuck. My original HDD died, and I replaced it with a 256Gb msata.  I insatalled windows 7 64bit fresh on the msata with no issues.  When the HDD is added I get the  "No bootable device - insert boot disk and press any key" message.  As the original post states this is to be expected.  I know from the post, the HDD needs to be formatted, with an EFI partition for the bootloader to get it to go to the MSATA where the OS is. My problem comes from......          When the HDD is installed, I cannot get the bootloader onto the HDD because I cannot access the HDD.  It shows up on the device manager, it shows when I hit escape and hit f2 in system diagnostics.  It shows when I start the computer and hit "CTRL I".   Physical device I.D. 0 is the HDD - Device I.D. 1 is my samsung EVO MSATA. The HDD dosen't show up on My Computer, or as an option when hitting F9 for boot options.  I'm hoping That I am just missing something obvious.  Maybe because I didn't clon... Read more

A:Adding an MSATA as primary driveto HP envy with HDD as stora...

Take a look at this guide, hope it helps,http://woshub.com/how-to-repair-deleted-efi-partition-in-windows-7/ Did you install windows 7 on the msata as efi? David

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Hello all! So I've read around this forum about this topic and have seen mixed results.  I bought this computer a few years ago, generally pretty happy with it but I've run out of space and the battery is dying.  I'm trying to decide whether to overhaul it or buy new.   This is what I want to do: Add 2nd mSATA SSD into the second slot.  I've seen a post that this HD is compatible but thats one post.  I've read around that others have had issues adding a second SSD.  Some people cant access it, some people it only shows an extra 128 GB, some got a BSOD.   The post I saw replaced the original drive wih one of these and added a second drive so both HDs were the same brand.  Is this a better idea?  Also all of the posts I've seen on this topic were a couple years old and were dealing with Windows 7.  Will Windows 10 make this more difficult to do? http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-850-mSATA-2-Inch-MZ-M5E1T0BW/dp/B00TGIVRYU?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true... Alternatively I can try and use the same drive came with the comp in the second slot to help with possible compatability issues, but I would be limited to an extra 128GB (or possibly 256?).   I would also upgrade the memory to 8GB and add a new battery.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220618&ignorebbr=1 Thoughts on this being successful? I'd hate to waste money on these parts if this isnt going to work.  Thanks... Read more

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Hello all, I'm sorry to be long winded, But I want to be as thorough as I can be. This relates to a previous problem titled  "HP ENVY 17-j017sg mSATA & 2xHDD"   It was posted on 2/13/14.This has to do with a work around to use an msata as the c-drive.   On page 2 member RaymanForever listed in detail his 25 steps to get this to work.  I'm stuck. My original HDD died, and I replaced it with a 256Gb msata.  I insatalled windows 7 64bit fresh on the msata with no issues.  When the HDD is added I get the  "No bootable device - insert boot disk and press any key" message.  As the original post states this is to be expected.  I know from the post, the HDD needs to be formatted, with an EFI partition for the bootloader to get it to go to the MSATA where the OS is. My problem comes from......          When the HDD is installed, I cannot get the bootloader onto the HDD because I cannot access the HDD.  It shows up on the device manager, it shows when I hit escape and hit f2 in system diagnostics.  It shows when I start the computer and hit "CTRL I".   Physical device I.D. 0 is the HDD - Device I.D. 1 is my samsung EVO MSATA. The HDD dosen't show up on My Computer, or as an option when hitting F9 for boot options.  I'm hoping That I am just missing something obvious.  Maybe because I didn't clon... Read more

A:Adding an MSATA as primary driveto HP envy with HDD as stora...

Take a look at this guide, hope it helps,http://woshub.com/how-to-repair-deleted-efi-partition-in-windows-7/ Did you install windows 7 on the msata as efi? David

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Hello dear Lenovo fans!I have an old netwbook Lenovo Ideapad S205. I want to put inside a new SSD as a system drive and use the existing hard drive only for storage. I saw on the mainboard that below the wifi module installed in a mini pci-e port there is placed an extra spot for soldering of an additional msata or mini pci-e slot. The bigest questin is - If I solder an msata port there and install an msata SSD - Is it going to work? Does anybody have tried this at all?I called in Lenovo Bulagra and they didn't give me a concrete answer ?!?!Please comment this issue! 

























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Hi.
 
Me and a friend each have an Ideapad 310 without ODD. Instead we have the HDD caddy/bracket. This is the configuration shipped from the store, we havent put it in ourselves. Anyway. We would like to actually use the HDD caddy since the 120GB SSD is filling up. The problem being that Lenovo hasnt included the mSATA to SATA adapter at the end of the caddy. Im guessing that this is because its a budget laptop and in this case the caddy is just to fill the empty space rather than actually indended for use right out of the box.
 
After research we found that the part we need should be the ODD FFC L80SM (part NO 5C10M68235) 
Turns out the part number was wrong. But this is the part.

 
Turns out that getting hold of the part is harder than finding out its name. So thats really my question here today, is there any way to get this from Lenovo or other retailer? We live in Sweden if that changes anything.
 
Best regards
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

A:Ideapad 310 - Buy ODD/HDD mSATA so SATA board

Hello ErliarThanks for using the Lenovo forums.Personally I would just invest in something along the lines of this, you just need to make sure that it is the right size for your unit, which you probably be able to find in your hardware manual, also available on the support page.
 
Hope this helps, let us know how you get on.==================================================================================Did someone help you today? Thank them with a Kudo! If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!
 
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I recently replaced the motherboard in my Ideapad Y410p because of RAM issues. Ever since, not even the BIOS has recognized the mSATA SSD that came with the laptop (model LSS-24L6G). After investigation, it looks like the physical connection on the motherboard might be messed up. I included pictures of the new motherboard connector and the old motherboard connector. The SSD didn't give me any problems with the old motherboard. Is that actually the problem, and if so, is there some way I might be able to fix or clean it to attempt to get it working again? New motherboard  New motherboard  Old motherboard (SSD worked)  Old motherboard (SSD worked)    

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when i install new win 10 i formatted the SSD from installtion page  after formatted SSD give me 0MBi opened CMD to check SSD give 16 KBafter that intalled win on HDD i opened the DSKMNGMNTwhat can i dolenovo ideapad u5108GB Ram1TB HDD24GB SSDCore i5 sorry for my language

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HiI have ordered a Cruial MX200 Msata card. yesterday i have receive it.Unfortunately it will not be recognized by the the bios and also not by Windows disk Manager?According to the Crucial website should my notebook compatible and suitable for this Msata module.How can i get it working? I have a Lenovo Ideapad Z710 

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Hello, everyone.I have an ideapad S10-3 netbook installed with windows 7 starter, updated to 2G RAM, but it  is still very slow, i am considering to update SSD Drive. I know the normal 2.5 SSD drive will be OK, but i want to update mSata SSD, i do not know mSata SSD will be ok, anyone have idea for this question?When i open the netbook at the back side, there is an empty slot with two wires (which is close to Wifi card), short one is blue, longer one is red. i do not know what that slot is for? I tried to install Intel turbo memory card, the intel turbo memory card can insert that slot, but the computer does not detected it, What is it for? Is it for mSata SSD, or PCIe card?Please help me this issue. Thanks.

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Hi
I have ordered a Cruial MX200 Msata card. yesterday i have receive it.
Unfortunately it will not be recognized by the the bios and also not by Windows disk Manager?
According to the Crucial website should my notebook compatible and suitable for this Msata module.
How can i get it working?
 
I have a Lenovo Ideapad Z710
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 
 

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I don't want to do a clean install but clon my OS & Apps  to the 500gb ssd & keep my 2TB Hd for files. I'm a new to this and need step by step instruction if this is possible. 
Thanks 

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I'll be getting a new laptop soon and I'm wondering what the differences are between these two SSDs. I'll probably be putting them in a Sager NP9377 from xoticpc.com. Both SSDs cost the same price but the Samsung 850 EVO has 120 GB vs Micron M600's 128 GB (both for $100) or Samsung 850 EVO with 250 GB vs Micron M600 with 256 GB (both for $160). I know it's a small difference but this is my first experience with an SSD so I just want to make sure I make the right decision. I'll be putting the OS on the SSD so what capacity do you recommend? Thank you.
 

A:Micron M600 mSATA SSD vs Samsung 850 EVO Series mSATA SSD

The only difference is form factor and speed.
 

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My Dell XPS 8500 has an MSATA slot in which I have a 64 gb msata board which acts as the system and boot drive. I have just purchased a 128 gb msata board I want to install in place of the 64gb unit. My system also has a 1 tb main hard drive.
I have tried a system restore DVD and Back/Restore, neither has worked at all. All I want to do is find a way to do a complete copy of the 64gb msata now installed and then replace it with the 128gb unit and copy over all of the data that was on the 64gb one. This way all I have done will be to have more storage available on my system drive, the msata drive.

Any help much appreciated.

thanks,
Michael

A:How can i copy the system from my 64gb msata to a new 128gb msata?

Hi and welcome to the SevenForums!

One solution I can suggest to this is to use imaging software to create an image of your current Windows installation. Acronis True Image is one of the popular ones on here, but there are other programs that can do it such as Macrium Reflect.

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I am getting a S12 soon, does anyone know it more RAM can be added to this computer? Thanks Jim

A:Adding RAM to IdeaPad S12

Hi, adding memory is simple, you can upgrade like all to max. of 2GB ..S0-Dimm DDR2 memory module 667Mhz or 800Mhz will work , prefered brands corsair,crucial,samsung,hynix ...On the bottom are two lids you can easy open it.. one is for wireless & memory, the other for wwan.. there is one stick of 1GB memory factory preinstalled , you have to flip it out...and change it with the bigger one... close the lid .. thats all..  sincerely KalvinKlein

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Hey, i have my ideapad 300-15isk for about 2years now and it's beginning to slow down. I thought about reseting windows, but while it would probably help for a little, it would still slowly slow down. So, i want to buy a new SSD (like 32gb) and put it in only for OS, drivers and etc. But i want to keep the HDD, so i would have a lot more space, but it looks like there is no space for the ssd. Although, there is something like an optical drive slot on the right without the optical drive (at first i thought it was for looks, but i doubt now) could i buy Optical drive to 2nd hdd adapter and put in my ssd in there? BTW, I still have an active warranty, will it be voided?  

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I want to add a HDD on my Ideapad model 80XB0006 and although the manual shows how to remove both SSD and HDD there is no spec on the HDD. Since I will order online I must have a model / type which will fit on the space I have. Now I have a SSD 256GB. I did have a chat this morning with Lenovo rep but gave up after I got nowhere.Thanks

A:Adding HDD to Ideapad Flex 15

Hi oskarIT,
 
Greetings.
 
Using the model type 80XB here on the parts lookup page shows compatible harddrive :
Part number: 16200383 ST500LT012 6G 7mm 5.4K 500G HDD
Part number: 16200554 WD10SPCX-24HWST1 
 
On the same page would also show a number of substitute harddrives too that you can use as described here on the hardware manual page 36.
 
Hope this help answer your query.
 
Regards

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Hi,I need to buy new laptop and I found one with model IdeaPad I110 but the problem is that the Hard disk is 256 GB SSD and I need to add another HD about 1 TBIs this model can support install(adding) extra hardisk or I have to use external HDThanks

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Hi,I have the Lenovo Ideapad 510 15ISK (PF0IUMTZ80SR) and wonder if an SSD can be added without taking off the optical drive, nor the HDD. If Yes, where to plug and put the SSD.The documentation isn't clear on that point.I'm asking also if I can add a 8 or 16Go RAM in the free slot.Thank you in advance

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