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October 29, 2012 5:04:21 PM

Hello,
I just bought a Lenovo Y580 which has a 1TB HDD and a 32GB SSD working together (Hybrid they call it) I want to replace the SSD with a 128GB SSD and use that as the bootable drive and use the 1TB for all programs, storage etc. Any ideas on how to do that?

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October 29, 2012 6:05:14 PM

You should be able to disable the acceleration in the Intel Rapid Storage software.

With that done, you will be running on the hard drive only.

Install the new SSD

You can now either install Windows on the new SSD or clone the hard drive to the new SSD if the data fits.

Most users will recommend reinstalling on the new SSD for best performance.

If you plan to not use the Cache system any more, You may want to set the SATA mode to AHCI in the bios.

It is also recommended to remove the hard drive while doing the SSD install just to make thing more easy, you can then install it after clear it out and start to install programs to it.

If you do not have a Windows DVD, you will need one as well.

You can get the ISO(to burn to a CD or use from a USB stick) here. Just pick the one you need and use your key from the current system.(again, in case if issues, remove the hard drive for safe keeping until you have Windows on and running the way you want it.)
http://www.w7forums.com/official-windows-7-sp1-iso-imag...
October 29, 2012 7:14:29 PM

nukemaster said:
You should be able to disable the acceleration in the Intel Rapid Storage software.

With that done, you will be running on the hard drive only.

Install the new SSD

You can now either install Windows on the new SSD or clone the hard drive to the new SSD if the data fits.

Most users will recommend reinstalling on the new SSD for best performance.

If you plan to not use the Cache system any more, You may want to set the SATA mode to AHCI in the bios.

It is also recommended to remove the hard drive while doing the SSD install just to make thing more easy, you can then install it after clear it out and start to install programs to it.

If you do not have a Windows DVD, you will need one as well.

You can get the ISO(to burn to a CD or use from a USB stick) here. Just pick the one you need and use your key from the current system.(again, in case if issues, remove the hard drive for safe keeping until you have Windows on and running the way you want it.)
http://www.w7forums.com/official-windows-7-sp1-iso-imag...



Great thanks for your info
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