SSD Suggestion for Lenovo Y510P

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  1. halidon2k

    halidon2k Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi All,

    Looking for suggestion on a decent size SSD as primary drive for my Lenovo Y510P.

    My primary use for the Laptop includes programming task, running multiple OS in Virtual Machine Type of env.

    I am thinking of getting 256GB SSD and move my current 1TB HDD as secondary drive in the Ultra Bay (Remove Optical Drive).

    Please note that my version of Laptop doesn't have the 24GB SSD (m.2 SATA).

    Appreciate suggestions

    Thanks
    Hali
     
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    Gesher Notebook Enthusiast

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  3. halidon2k

    halidon2k Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks for the reply Gesher.

    What I am thinking is:

    1. Move the current 1TB HDD to optical bay
    2. Buy a new 256 GB SSD (Thinking of getting Samsung 840 pro)
    3. Use it as main drive. Do a clean install of Windows 8 instead of cloning.

    Since there are not much choice available in terms of existing mSata slot for Y510P.

    Thanks
    Hali
     
  4. Bullrun

    Bullrun Notebook Deity

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    For the 240-256GB 2.5" SSD size, I would go with the Sandisk Extreme II over the 840 Pro based on the last "Steady State" graph in the link below. This test metric is as close to "real world" performance as any review site is doing. All the empty drive benchmarks that are done on all review sites are nice to look at but unrealistic for what the consumer should expect when they use the drive. All SSDs get slower with data on the drive and in a used state, referred to as "steady state." Knowing which SSDs perform better then is what I want to know for my usage. The Crucial M4 had mediocre benchmarks but it is highly regarded by users for it's "real world" performance. The new Crucial M500 480GB or 960GB also has modest benchmarks but superb "Steady State" results. But not in the 240GB model. So, I don't recommend that drive to the OP.

    HARDOCP - Iometer & Steady State Testing - SanDisk 240 GB Extreme II SSD Review

    A clean install is always the recommended best way.
     
  5. MYR

    MYR Notebook Enthusiast

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    If i were you i would test if i could open the backcover of the Y510p without breaking the hooks before buying an ssd.
     
  6. MyDigitalSSD

    MyDigitalSSD Company Representative

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    INCORRECT THE Y510P takes an NGFF M.2 42mm so another way to do it on the cheap without spending a fortune on a 256GB-1TB SSD is just grab one of the MyDigitalSSD M.2 NGFF 128GB/64GB Drives and use that for programs, apps, os, and such and use your HDD for storage.

    FYI, taking the back casing off of the y510p is easy once you take the screws out just get a credit card in there and as you slide it around the casing the clips will release from the force.

    MyDigitalSSD
     
  7. backwardsblade

    backwardsblade Newbie

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    MyDigi, I ordered the 128gb NGFF from the mydigital site and it didn't show up in the y510p bios. Any fancy install instructions?
     
  8. MyDigitalSSD

    MyDigitalSSD Company Representative

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    We have one here in a y510p but only using it as a cache drive. It was recognized by express cache and fnet. I will check the BIOS and try a fresh win 8 install from scratch to see if there are any tricks to it.

    Update: Ok here you go

    In your BIOS, under Boot, change Boot Mode to Legacy Support, and change the Boot Priority to Legacy First, then exit saving changes and go back into the BIOS. Now under the Boot menu you should have a boot order on the bottom of that boot window. :)

    MyDigitalSSD
     
  9. gmgfarrand

    gmgfarrand Notebook Evangelist

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    WTH?
    My Y510P doesn't have a slot for the MSATA.
    I can see MSATA printed on the MB and the pads for the connector, but it seems that one was not soldered in.
     
  10. Skyzlmt

    Skyzlmt Newbie

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    Because of this post I just ordered your 128GB SSD. I want to run as a primary drive, not a cache.

    Brand new Y510P.. and I hosed it in 2 days installing and updating (unfortunately after I had downloaded and installed Office, Visual Studio..etc)
    Ive installed SSDs twice and windows 1000 times.. so I think I am good-to-go, but if you have any other links/threads/docs that offer more detail on the process... Please share!

    New drive comes in Wednesday.
     
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