12-24-2016 11:28 PM
I'm trying to figure out, is it possible to add SSD drive to my laptop. It has 1 TB HDD drive at the moment and I want it to serve as secondary one, booting from SSD drive.
Looking at laptop's motherboard I see that it has an M.2 2280 slot. Looks like "M" type with 5 pins. The motherboard is ABW70 LA-C531P.
I spent more than an hour googling for a motherboard specification for my laptop without any success. Most probably I'm getting too old 🙂
So I have a couple of questions.
1) Could you please give me a link to motherboard specification to check for compatible SSD type?
2) If I add SSD drive as primary without removing an existing HDD - will they work together normally?
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12-24-2016 11:47 PM - edited 12-24-2016 11:50 PM
Manual is the max we could provide you with. No mobo diagrams available separately.
M.2 SATA-3 SSD (TLC) slot is available and can be upgraded to.
Remove HDD, then insert at least 256gb M.2 2280 SSD, use recovery media to install OS to it (otherwise you could clone HDD to SSD using Macrium Reflect Free software). Change boot order from BIOS. Insert HDD. Boot the machine. Now HDD acts as storage only. Whole procedure needs major disassembly.
Happy Christmas 🙂