Hey, my laptop has a 1TB HDD and also an empty slot for a M.2 SSD. My laptop takes a long time to boot up, and many more minutes until it is finally able to run. It has become quite slow since I bought it back in August 2016. I have now decided to buy a SSD to replace the HDD, which I want to remove from my laptop.
I have read that M.2 SSD's come in different sizes that look almost identical so I was slightly worried that I might purchase the wrong size and not be able to either get an exchange or a refund from the vendor.
Here is some details about my Laptop;
Lenovo ideapad Y700 15ISK
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz 2.60 GHz
Installed RAM 16.0 GB (15.8 GB usable)
System type 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
Pen and touch No pen or touch input is available for this display
Here is the SSD that I want to purchase;
I just wanted to know if this would be compatible with my laptop? TIA
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Last edited by october262; 22nd Nov 2022 at 15:31.
Your laptop's HD interface: 2.5-inch, 7 mm SATA III
Your desired SSD interface: PCIe 4.0 NVMe, therfore incompatible.
Search for a SATA III SSD.
Last edited by ProWo; 22nd Nov 2022 at 15:22.
An M2 SSD with heat sink is not likely to fit. They are meant for desktops.
Found this link that might help
Personally, I wouldn't bother with Currys. Unless you're very lucky to find a staff member than knows what they sell instead of just reading the cards on the products
Also, you 'might' have to update your BIOS for it to recognize newer NVME cards
Try Scan Computers. They have the WD 850X (without heatsink as there are two versions with and without) that's faster than what Currys are selling and more than half their price. They are charging that much as it comes with a heatsink. Its been proved that ordered the exact same NVME but with no heatsink and then ordering a 3rd party good quality heatsink will save you a big chunk of cash
Just checking a tutorial on changing the NVME, if it has a heatsink it won't fit. If needs no heatsink
Also, as your laptop is now 6 years old, if it hasn't had a clearout or you've never reinstalled Windows then installing windows on the NVME will make a huge difference. A quick clear out using CCleaner (its 100% free and not trialware) might make a difference but may need to be run a few times to clear everything. I've used it for years with no issues and use it as first call if people ask me to try to speed up slow laptops or how to get rid of junk from computers