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waterhead14

Legion Y530 Storage Upgrade

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I have a Legion Y530 and it has an Intel Optane 16gb cache drive and a 1tb BarraCuda HDD. I already have a replacement SSD for the hard drive on the way, but I am also looking into changing that Optane cache drive into an actual m.2 storage SSD. My question is if I just simply replace the Optane for a regular SDD will that work? Is there something I need to do in BIOS or windows settings to tell the laptop it no longer has a cache drive? I don't know if the picture helps, but better to have it just in case

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the only thing that you would need to do is change the boot order so that the bios looks in the correct drive for the OS. I dont think you need to do anything else. 

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10 hours ago, waterhead14 said:

I have a Legion Y530 and it has an Intel Optane 16gb cache drive and a 1tb BarraCuda HDD. I already have a replacement SSD for the hard drive on the way, but I am also looking into changing that Optane cache drive into an actual m.2 storage SSD. My question is if I just simply replace the Optane for a regular SDD will that work? Is there something I need to do in BIOS or windows settings to tell the laptop it no longer has a cache drive? I don't know if the picture helps, but better to have it just in case

storage.jpg

I upgraded my friend's Y530 and my own Y520 and @Saksham is right there is no need to do much besides change the boot order. But on my laptop I had to leave the hard drive with windows installed and then install it on the ssd.

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