Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p HDD Question.


Jul 12, 2013
I am considering buying Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p,to be more specific I want this model : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834312834

This model has 5400rpm 1tb HDD which in my personal opinion is not good enough for this laptop so I was planning to upgrade it to this SSD http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/memory-storage/MZ-7PD256BW but I am not if this is possible to remove the existing HDD and replace is with my SSD as I see no HDD bay on the back of the laptop,the manual also provides no information on how to acess the HDD. There is also no information on the size of the hard disk drive on this model,is it a regular 2.5" HDD or are they using other size drive..?

I have chatted with a few representatives online,but they could not provide any specific information,one of them told me that this is possible,the other one said it is not.
I hope someone can provide detailed information on this matter.
Thank you.


Sep 13, 2013

I am currently in the market myself for this laptop, and finding a solution to this question. One solution I've come up with is letting the original HDD remain, but to install an SSD, using a caddy, putting it in the UltraBay. This way, one should be able to use the SSD for windows and progras, and to use the HDD for general file storage.

Have you found any other solution to this?