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Can i add an SSD to my laptop?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi, my laptop already has an M.2 drive and I was wondering if I could upgrade it with another SSD, if so what kind of SSD should i choose and where do i install it?

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1 minute ago, Karl980 said:

Hi, my laptop already has an M.2 drive and I was wondering if I could upgrade it with another SSD, if so what kind of SSD should i choose and where do i install it?

Doesn't look like there is room for another M.2/2.5" drive.

Your best bet is upgrading your M.2 SSD or adding an external SSD via USB


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You can get any m key 80mm ssd, not sure if your mobo will take advantage of the nvme speeds though. I think the one you have may be regular sata. Whats the model of that laptop?

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, distantly_social said:

You can get any m key 80mm ssd, not sure if your mobo will take advantage of the nvme speeds though. I think the one you have may bee regular sata. Whats the model of that laptop?

Thanks for the reply, the model is Lenovo ideapad 330 15 ich

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37 minutes ago, Karl980 said:

Thanks for the reply, the model is Lenovo ideapad 330 15 ich

You have a regular M.2 drive, but what is that little one by the fans?  Is that a second M.2 smaller size?  2 wires connected to it by the screw.


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1 minute ago, jstudrawa said:

You have a regular M.2 drive, but what is that little one by the fans?  Is that a second M.2 smaller size?  2 wires connected to it by the screw.

most likely the bluetooth/wifi

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1 minute ago, distantly_social said:

most likely the bluetooth/wifi

Ahh, thanks.

 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
9 minutes ago, distantly_social said:

most likely the bluetooth/wifi

Yeah its wifi

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You have only two options. You either buy a bigger SSD and replace existing one. Or replace WiFi module with another SSD. And that's all the options you have here.

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2 hours ago, Karl980 said:

Thanks for the reply, the model is Lenovo ideapad 330 15 ich

In typical Lenovo fashion it looks like they made 350+ different versions of the Ideapad 330 15ICH with slightly varying specifications, you should have a code somewhere on the back that starts with 81FK followed by 6 letters or numbers. Was going to ask for the code so we could look it up, but no need, read below.

 

I started looking around at the differences between the models, some have a 1TB 5400RPM drives in them... then checked your photos and couldn't find where it would fit. Eventually found the Hardware Maintenance Manual (download it! it will save you a tone of time if anything breaks and you have to replace), have a look at page 41, the HDD is in a HDD Bracket with a special SSD cable that fits into a Flat Cable Connector right by the wifi card jstudrawa  mentioned (BTW that is a PCI Express Mini Card slot that the wifi is fitted into). A 2.5 SSD will fit right in where the HDD could have gone, but you don't have the parts. Thought you could not be the only person to ever want to add more storage to this laptop and some one out there must have listed the part numbers for the bracket and cable. I hit this post from the Lenovo forums last year https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-IdeaPad-1xx-3xx-5xx-7xx/Ideapad-330-15ICH-add-hdd/m-p/4321226 it gives you the part codes.  The main part you are after is the cable PKU: 5C10R46696, all the other bits are nice but the cable is necessary, at worst you can hold the drive in with double sided tape.

So yes you can fit another ssd but need the cable. 

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