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Getting SSD on Lenovo Y510P laptop


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#1 NeonCandy

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 02:06 PM

Heya!

So i felt like i needed to boost my laptop a bit so i wanted to fill my empty SSD slot. Im concerned about my model. I have read many articles and they all say that some have this slot and some dont and that some dont have connectors etc... So i'v oppened my laptop and saw that there is a slot with conectors (Picture 1). I dont like that it has something written in blue, and because i cant figure out what it says i cant be sure if it works..

What do you guys think, because i dont want to buy an SSD and than figure out that this doesnt work?

 

Picture 2 shows the slot with SSD.

 

Also what do you think is the best option for buying an SSD? I would spend max 50€.

 

EDIT: Laptop: Lenovo Y510P. It took me a while but i think SSD is a 2242 model.

 

 

Thanks and have a great day :)

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 02:33 PM

Picture 1 looks like mSATA connector. Telling your laptop manufacturer and exact model helps a lot.



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Posted 13 August 2016 - 02:46 PM

Picture 1 looks like mSATA connector. Telling your laptop manufacturer and exact model helps a lot.

Oh ye sorry, i forgot. My laptop is Lenovo Y510P. I think, im not sure the SSD is 2242.



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Posted 13 August 2016 - 03:21 PM

Take a look here: Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p compatible upgrades
,These upgrades are guaranteed compatible when you order from Crucial.com

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Posted 13 August 2016 - 03:34 PM

 

Picture 1 looks like mSATA connector. Telling your laptop manufacturer and exact model helps a lot.

Oh ye sorry, i forgot. My laptop is Lenovo Y510P. I think, im not sure the SSD is 2242.

 


Yes, that is indeed M.2 2242. I googled and it seems that M.2 connector only supports SATA. That info is hard to find. If that is the case, then buying SATA M.2 2242 is enough. Also NVME drives tend to overheat even on desktops so SATA is safer choice.

For 50€ you won't get big drive, you probably won't get even 120GB. Is that enough?
 

Take a look here: Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p compatible upgrades
,These upgrades are guaranteed compatible when you order from Crucial.com


2.5 inch SATA connector drive on M.2 slot is guaranteed not to work :)


Edited by Drillingmachine, 13 August 2016 - 03:37 PM.


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Posted 13 August 2016 - 03:36 PM

I am only looking for the ones to fit on the slot for 2242 m.2 SSD. Thanks for the suggestion tho :)


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Posted 13 August 2016 - 03:39 PM

 

 

Picture 1 looks like mSATA connector. Telling your laptop manufacturer and exact model helps a lot.

Oh ye sorry, i forgot. My laptop is Lenovo Y510P. I think, im not sure the SSD is 2242.

 


Yes, that is indeed M.2 2242. I googled and it seems that M.2 connector only supports SATA. That info is hard to find. If that is the case, then buying SATA M.2 2242 is enough. Also NVME drives tend to overheat even on desktops so SATA is safer choice.

For 50€ you won't get big drive, you probably won't get even 120GB. Is that enough?

Yes, im not looking for much. I only need an SSD for my OS and a few games. 

Maybe something like this : http://www.integralmemory.com/product/m2-sata-6gbps-22x42


Edited by NeonCandy, 13 August 2016 - 04:13 PM.


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Posted 14 August 2016 - 09:19 AM

64GB can hold Windows and perhaps one bigger game (not big). Many small games of course. 120GB is smallest I can recommend however unless those "games" consume very little disk space.



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Posted 14 August 2016 - 10:01 AM

64GB can hold Windows and perhaps one bigger game (not big). Many small games of course. 120GB is smallest I can recommend however unless those "games" consume very little disk space.

I will probbably just have OS and two games i play regularly and if i stop playing them il just delete them or copy them to HDD. So thats not a problem. 

Do you have any experience with Integral SSD? I was looking at this one ( http://www.integralmemory.com/product/m2-sata-6gbps-22x42 ). I cant really find many so yea.


Edited by NeonCandy, 14 August 2016 - 10:02 AM.


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Posted 14 August 2016 - 02:08 PM

No experience about Integral. Should be enough for basic use.



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Posted 17 August 2016 - 07:23 AM

No experience about Integral. Should be enough for basic use.

But do you think that the blue stuff written in the SSD slot  means something or its just so they know not to put an SSD in? Because i dont want to buy an SSD just to find out that its not working..


Edited by NeonCandy, 17 August 2016 - 07:23 AM.


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Posted 17 August 2016 - 08:54 AM

Probably that's just manufacturer's marking for what part fits there.






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