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Samsung mSata 840 evo or normal 840 pro SSD?

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April 14, 2014 1:18:32 PM

Hi all,
I am looking to upgrade my laptop lenovo y510p storage. It has a 24gb msata ssd. Nothing fast. I was thinking about replacing it with the samsung 840 evo msata. However whats the gain or loss if I take it all out and put in just a 840 pro SSD? And the HDD in a caddy. What's the best way. I am a photographer and work mostly in Photoshop cs6 and lightroom. Occasional gaming.

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a b G Storage
a b Ô Samsung
April 15, 2014 12:31:30 AM

The mSATA Evo option would allow having a SSD with up to 1 TB for OS and Apps and to keep your HDD or even upgrade it to 1.5 TB.
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a b Ô Samsung
April 15, 2014 12:30:51 PM

Some laptops reserve the mSATA port for use ONLY as a cache for the HDD. You may not be able to upgrade this because of hardware/BIOS limitations.

Can you currently see the 24 GB mSATA drive in Windows Explorer?

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a b G Storage
April 15, 2014 12:46:22 PM

I believe the SSD in that computer is M2, not mSATA. Check before you make an expensive mistake.
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April 19, 2014 3:39:52 AM

Ijack said:
I believe the SSD in that computer is M2, not mSATA. Check before you make an expensive mistake.


Yes I found that out in time thankfully. I have decided to just swap the internal HDD with a samsung evo ssd. The HDD I can add later with a caddy/ultra-bay.

Shall I remove the m2 ssd onboard all together? Don't see the point of having a cache ssd for another SSD. What do you suggest?
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April 19, 2014 3:41:23 AM

Y0GI said:
Some laptops reserve the mSATA port for use ONLY as a cache for the HDD. You may not be able to upgrade this because of hardware/BIOS limitations.

Can you currently see the 24 GB mSATA drive in Windows Explorer?

Yogi


I can't see the cache SSD in explorer.
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a b G Storage
April 19, 2014 4:30:49 AM

I don't think, in the situation that you describe, that the cache SSD is adding anything - especially as it is probably slower than the new SSD. I'd be inclined to remove it.
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