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Successful Disc Upgrade


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I have upgraded the 128GB SSD in my U700 to a Kingston 480GB SSD M2 module, together with adding a Crucial 480GB 2.5" SSD hard drive.

To make life easier I spent 10€ on an adaptor from M2 to 22 pin SATA to USB so that I could use the USB port to clone the existing drive. I could actually have plugged it into the 2.5" 22 pin socket to do the cloning.

Buying a Crucial SSD also gave me access to the Crucial version of Acronis to do the clone.

A couple of things I learnt along the way:
1. You can't access the BIOS if you use a wireless of Bluetooth keyboard. You can press F7 as much as you like but the keyboard isn't activated until it's booted!
2. There isn't much USB power available. I have a Logitech Unifying receiver plugged into one USB port and with the SSD plugged into another USB port for cloning, the mouse pointer went beserk.

All works well and the Windows and Office Activation stayed when the new M2 drive was inserted.

Here are the links to the devices I used (in Spain)

Crucial BX500 480 GB CT480BX500SSD1 https://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B07G3KGYZQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Kingston A400 SSD SA400M8/480 https://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B083WNX8H6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

ELUTENG M2 Adaptador SATA a SATA III de 22 Pines https://www.amazon.es/gp/product/B07VX615T9/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


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I also upgraded my U700 to a Kingston 480GB SSD M2 (slot 1). The original 128GB SSD is now mounted as a SATA drive in the "HD" slot (slot 0). (Kingston and Silicon Power SSDs work in place of a HD - Samsung works only as USB.) By the way, the unnamed manufacturer of the original SSD is indicated to be Silicon Power according to the software revision number.
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