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Need help with buying Laptop SSD

I've got a Lenovo IdeaPad Y700 15-ISK 

https://www.lenovo.com/pk/en/laptops/ideapad/700-series/Ideapad-700-15/p/88IP7000671

I scanned my laptop using Crucial's software and am getting suggestions of both M.2 and 2.5 inch SSD. I have no idea how anything works and don't want to buy anything that does not work, so can anyone help me realize how both these two very different form factor SSDs are compatible with my laptop. 

Also, I came across two different M.2 SSDs, one with 2 pins from Samsung and another with 3 pins from basically just about everyone else, how do we know which one is compatible with my laptop???

 

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and there is also this very weird one too

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I have no idea which one is which, so please can someone help me understand which Laptop SSD should I buy. 

 

 

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So the "2 pins" is called M key, and the "3 pins" is called M+B key. You can learn more from the M.2 Wikipedia page, hopefully that helps you know what compatibility is for your laptop. If it says it supports NVMe, the M key is the way to go. If it only supports SATA, the M+B key is what you need.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

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Also, 2.5 inch is the simplest to understand so you might want to go with that.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus thread, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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  • 2 weeks later...

Dude thanks a lot man. Really appreciate your health. Narrowed things down for me a lot, thanks. 

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