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June 18, 2013 2:36:03 PM

I own a lenovo w520 and I am thinking of adding a MSata SSD (about 32 gb) to put my windows on and increasing my RAM to 8 GB. How can I find out if I have a WWAN card inside my laptop (because I herd if you have one you cannot add an MSATA)?
Is it worth upgrading to 8gb ram or is 4 gb enough?
Can anyone recommend a RAM and MSata from website that delivers to Canada and would be compatible with my laptop (the cheaper cost the better)?
And if anyone knows of an easy way to move my windows installation to the MSata it would be appreciated.

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June 18, 2013 3:29:59 PM
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Hello,:hello: 
sterzian24 said:
I own a lenovo w520 and I am thinking of adding a MSata SSD (about 32 gb) to put my windows on and increasing my RAM to 8 GB. How can I find out if I have a WWAN card inside my laptop (because I herd if you have one you cannot add an MSATA)?
Is it worth upgrading to 8gb ram or is 4 gb enough?
Can anyone recommend a RAM and MSata from website that delivers to Canada and would be compatible with my laptop (the cheaper cost the better)?
And if anyone knows of an easy way to move my windows installation to the MSata it would be appreciated.

Yes, upgrading RAM is good. But it all depends on whether you use your laptop for basic stuffs or something little memory intensive. If you run memory intensive stuffs like Photoshop, CAD, Gaming etc then it is time for a memory upgrade.

Lenovo W520 series (Quad core models) supports upto 32GB of memory. It has 4 slots and max per slot is 8GB. Lenovo W520 series (Dual core models) supports upto 16GB of memory. It has 2 slots and max per slot is 8GB. You can find the compatible memory in the following site - Click here for compatible memory.

Note: ** If your laptop is equipped with an mSATA solid state drive, it is installed in the WWAN card slot. WWAN card and mSATA solid state drive are exclusive to each other. So you need to make sure if you have WWAN card installed. Please refer the "system manual" for more details. (Refer Pages 79-82). (Click on System manual)

For compatible SSD's check this link - http://www.lenovoquickpick.com/ind/system/thinkpad/w-se...

Good luck!! Hope I have answered all your questions. :sol: 
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