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March 27, 2014 10:54:28 AM

I am thinking to buy Lenovo IdeaPad Y510P from newegg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It has inbuilt 24gb ssd but want to buy and add an 250gb ssd at least price from any shopping site if i can get better ssd at few $ more I can spend but give information for both cheaper and better.

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March 27, 2014 7:42:02 PM

Good luck finding an m.2 ssd to replace the 24gb one.
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April 14, 2014 9:44:07 AM

I have the same model, but mine didn't come with the 24GB SSD. Currently the largest SSD that the lenovo y510p can handle is a 128GB as it uses the m.2 slot instead of mSATA

http://www.amazon.com/MyDigitalSSD-Super-Cache-Solid-St...

There is the m.2 SSD I would have gone with if I could.

I have another gaming laptop that has a 128GB mSATA SSD that is plenty for Windows and a few pieces of software (photoshop, Office suite, and even my most used and looked at pictures!) Plus room enough for updates. I have a 750GB 7,200RPM HDD for my games and such. Which is really the route you can take on the Lenovo only with an m.2 instead of the mSATA.

I know all this as I am currently trying to find an SSD for my Y510P. :) 

Good luck!
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April 14, 2014 10:47:26 AM

dragonwolf8504 said:
I have the same model, but mine didn't come with the 24GB SSD. Currently the largest SSD that the lenovo y510p can handle is a 128GB as it uses the m.2 slot instead of mSATA

http://www.amazon.com/MyDigitalSSD-Super-Cache-Solid-St...

There is the m.2 SSD I would have gone with if I could.

I have another gaming laptop that has a 128GB mSATA SSD that is plenty for Windows and a few pieces of software (photoshop, Office suite, and even my most used and looked at pictures!) Plus room enough for updates. I have a 750GB 7,200RPM HDD for my games and such. Which is really the route you can take on the Lenovo only with an m.2 instead of the mSATA.

I know all this as I am currently trying to find an SSD for my Y510P. :) 

Good luck!

I knew that it has m.2but the problem is that they r expensive with some $ more I can get 250gb 2.5" sata3 ssd which is double of128gb actually I do not know about laptops structure is there enough empty space to add an 2.5" ssd I can replace HDD with ssd and use HDD as external HDD but I saw on exoticpc.com that an another version of y510p actually all y510p have same structure but it had option of add 2 msata ssd so I asked about it here how so they do it . I have some basic knowledge of ssd but not much familer with ssd as none of my frend have it and it is going to be my first laptop.so can I install 2.5" ssd as they r available on xoticpc.
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April 14, 2014 11:16:18 AM

vishal3 said:
dragonwolf8504 said:
I have the same model, but mine didn't come with the 24GB SSD. Currently the largest SSD that the lenovo y510p can handle is a 128GB as it uses the m.2 slot instead of mSATA

http://www.amazon.com/MyDigitalSSD-Super-Cache-Solid-St...

There is the m.2 SSD I would have gone with if I could.

I have another gaming laptop that has a 128GB mSATA SSD that is plenty for Windows and a few pieces of software (photoshop, Office suite, and even my most used and looked at pictures!) Plus room enough for updates. I have a 750GB 7,200RPM HDD for my games and such. Which is really the route you can take on the Lenovo only with an m.2 instead of the mSATA.

I know all this as I am currently trying to find an SSD for my Y510P. :) 

Good luck!

I knew that it has m.2but the problem is that they r expensive with some $ more I can get 250gb 2.5" sata3 ssd which is double of128gb actually I do not know about laptops structure is there enough empty space to add an 2.5" ssd I can replace HDD with ssd and use HDD as external HDD but I saw on exoticpc.com that an another version of y510p actually all y510p have same structure but it had option of add 2 msata ssd so I asked about it here how so they do it . I have some basic knowledge of ssd but not much familer with ssd as none of my frend have it and it is going to be my first laptop.so can I install 2.5" ssd as they r available on xoticpc.


Ah, yes you can swap out the HDD for an SSD, it should fit no problem. That is what I am doing. Then take your HDD and put it into an external adapter. The Y510P only has room for one HDD or SSD unless you use the m.2 port or buy the model with a ultrabay adapter. (Honestly I prefer the GT 755M SLI model as it has more power, but that is me.) The laptop won't care if it's an traditional HDD or SSD. I never heard of the 2 mSata on the y510p. I've read of a Sata to msata adapter with some having 2 msata's but the 2x msata where rumors. As I have yet to find an adapter like that. Best bet would be to just take out the 2.5" HDD and replace it with an 2.5" SSD if your wanting a lot of capacity. I'm looking at 500+GB for an SSD as my Steam games take up at least 200GB of space.

Any more questions, just ask, I'll try to answer them as best as I can. Or someone else can step in as well.
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April 15, 2014 6:55:57 AM

dragonwolf8504 said:
I have the same model, but mine didn't come with the 24GB SSD. Currently the largest SSD that the lenovo y510p can handle is a 128GB as it uses the m.2 slot instead of mSATA

http://www.amazon.com/MyDigitalSSD-Super-Cache-Solid-St...

There is the m.2 SSD I would have gone with if I could.

I have another gaming laptop that has a 128GB mSATA SSD that is plenty for Windows and a few pieces of software (photoshop, Office suite, and even my most used and looked at pictures!) Plus room enough for updates. I have a 750GB 7,200RPM HDD for my games and such. Which is really the route you can take on the Lenovo only with an m.2 instead of the mSATA.

I know all this as I am currently trying to find an SSD for my Y510P. :) 

Good luck!


dragonwolf8504 said:
vishal3 said:
dragonwolf8504 said:
I have the same model, but mine didn't come with the 24GB SSD. Currently the largest SSD that the lenovo y510p can handle is a 128GB as it uses the m.2 slot instead of mSATA

http://www.amazon.com/MyDigitalSSD-Super-Cache-Solid-St...

There is the m.2 SSD I would have gone with if I could.

I have another gaming laptop that has a 128GB mSATA SSD that is plenty for Windows and a few pieces of software (photoshop, Office suite, and even my most used and looked at pictures!) Plus room enough for updates. I have a 750GB 7,200RPM HDD for my games and such. Which is really the route you can take on the Lenovo only with an m.2 instead of the mSATA.

I know all this as I am currently trying to find an SSD for my Y510P. :) 

Good luck!

I knew that it has m.2but the problem is that they r expensive with some $ more I can get 250gb 2.5" sata3 ssd which is double of128gb actually I do not know about laptops structure is there enough empty space to add an 2.5" ssd I can replace HDD with ssd and use HDD as external HDD but I saw on exoticpc.com that an another version of y510p actually all y510p have same structure but it had option of add 2 msata ssd so I asked about it here how so they do it . I have some basic knowledge of ssd but not much familer with ssd as none of my frend have it and it is going to be my first laptop.so can I install 2.5" ssd as they r available on xoticpc.


Ah, yes you can swap out the HDD for an SSD, it should fit no problem. That is what I am doing. Then take your HDD and put it into an external adapter. The Y510P only has room for one HDD or SSD unless you use the m.2 port or buy the model with a ultrabay adapter. (Honestly I prefer the GT 755M SLI model as it has more power, but that is me.) The laptop won't care if it's an traditional HDD or SSD. I never heard of the 2 mSata on the y510p. I've read of a Sata to msata adapter with some having 2 msata's but the 2x msata where rumors. As I have yet to find an adapter like that. Best bet would be to just take out the 2.5" HDD and replace it with an 2.5" SSD if your wanting a lot of capacity. I'm looking at 500+GB for an SSD as my Steam games take up at least 200GB of space.

Any more questions, just ask, I'll try to answer them as best as I can. Or someone else can step in as well.



If u can't believe me see this it the site http://www.xoticpc.com/lenovo-ideapad-y510p-59388313-ba...
This laptop has4th geni7-4700m 16gb ram 2x gt750m and it does not have ssd like ur one. U can see that is a customised laptop site.on this site down u will find option to choose ssd where it will be written msata ssd (slot1) &(slot2).where do they fix this ssd in ultrabay? I though that in ultrabay there is another graphic card but do not know about it.after checking the site than say me how do they fix ssd?
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April 15, 2014 8:09:06 AM

It wasn't about not believing, I just hadn't heard of a model.

Lenovo made quite a few sku's of the y510p.

Mine for instance is:
I7-4700MQ
16GB DDR3 Ram
1TB/8GB SSHDD (Hybrid drive made by Seagate)
2x GT 755M in SLI
15.6" 1080p display

Some users have reported not having the m.2 port unless they got the 24GB Caching model and some still got the m.2 port with the non-caching model. It seemed to be hit or miss.

Again I had never heard of 2x msata on the y510p, until I clicked your link. Xoticpc is a well known company in the online world so I don't think they would mess something like that up. That is something you may want to ask Xoticpc about though. Chances are they may have an SKU that replaces the SATA port in the the 2.5" bay with 2x msata ports. Which with as many sku's as Lenovo has, it would not surprise me in all honesty. Other laptop makers have done this also so it isn't unheard of, just not your everyday thing to do. Which is why it didn't really cross my mind. mSata wouldn't be bad, just get a 256GB mSata drive and leave the other one blank until SSD prices come down more, then buy a second mSata drive or just plain buy 2x drives. But I would ask them before hand if you'd get that second mSata port if you ordered the laptop with a single one since there are so many sku's. Also chances are if they replaced the Sata with 2x msata you won't be able to add another drive unless you swapped out the ultra-bay gpu for the hdd caddy. So keep that in mind as well. The laptop is a 15.6" one after all and does have some decent horse power in it. If it'll take you awhile to fill up a 256GB (Unlike me, my steam games are almost 300GB and that's only what I had installed, to play, I still have plenty to install.) Then more power to ya! Ultimately, you may need to ask them exactly what an order would give you so you know for future references. If you do find out, please share on here as I am curious.
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April 15, 2014 9:31:37 AM

dragonwolf8504 said:
It wasn't about not believing, I just hadn't heard of a model.

Lenovo made quite a few sku's of the y510p.

Mine for instance is:
I7-4700MQ
16GB DDR3 Ram
1TB/8GB SSHDD (Hybrid drive made by Seagate)
2x GT 755M in SLI
15.6" 1080p display

Some users have reported not having the m.2 port unless they got the 24GB Caching model and some still got the m.2 port with the non-caching model. It seemed to be hit or miss.

Again I had never heard of 2x msata on the y510p, until I clicked your link. Xoticpc is a well known company in the online world so I don't think they would mess something like that up. That is something you may want to ask Xoticpc about though. Chances are they may have an SKU that replaces the SATA port in the the 2.5" bay with 2x msata ports. Which with as many sku's as Lenovo has, it would not surprise me in all honesty. Other laptop makers have done this also so it isn't unheard of, just not your everyday thing to do. Which is why it didn't really cross my mind. mSata wouldn't be bad, just get a 256GB mSata drive and leave the other one blank until SSD prices come down more, then buy a second mSata drive or just plain buy 2x drives. But I would ask them before hand if you'd get that second mSata port if you ordered the laptop with a single one since there are so many sku's. Also chances are if they replaced the Sata with 2x msata you won't be able to add another drive unless you swapped out the ultra-bay gpu for the hdd caddy. So keep that in mind as well. The laptop is a 15.6" one after all and does have some decent horse power in it. If it'll take you awhile to fill up a 256GB (Unlike me, my steam games are almost 300GB and that's only what I had installed, to play, I still have plenty to install.) Then more power to ya! Ultimately, you may need to ask them exactly what an order would give you so you know for future references. If you do find out, please share on here as I am curious.


Ur laptop my prefered is basically same just slight better graphic card in ur.I did understood two of ur statment [Chances are they may have an SKU that replaces the SATA port in the the 2.5" bay with 2x msata ports.] What u mean to say and what is sku how does it replace sata with 2.5" bay with 2x msata.will it have to be replaced with any other part??
[ Also chances are if they replaced the Sata with 2x msata you won't be able to add another drive unless you swapped out the ultra-bay gpu for the hdd caddy] which drive?
Explain in little more detail because I'm confused.
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April 15, 2014 9:47:57 AM

In xoticpc I saw a statement
[ mSATA Caddy = 2 x mSATA In Primary Hard Drive ] (if selected, no primary hard drive below)
It may something like replacing sata hdd with 2 msata and finally installing ssd but not sure about it .if any one know about it please reply.
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