Looking to upgrade from 8 gigs to Corsair Vengeance 16GB kit, and wanted to see if it's any more difficult than simply removing the panel on the bottom which was all I had to do on my X230.
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http://service.lenovo.partner-managemen ... m?eid=1369
Click "ThinkPad L Series Laptops"
Click "ThinkPad L430/L530 (RTPW1010)"
Click "Take Course"
In the pop-up window click "FRU Videos"
Click "FRU Service: Bottom Door"
After watching the removal instruction then
Click "FRU Service: Memory Module" (note that they have rotated the laptop 180° from the Bottom Door removal video)
Or simply download the Hardware Maintenance Manual from here:
http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc ... 570_02.pdf
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Based on the service manual... it does appear that the hard drive and RAM is accessible through the bottom door.
I'm not only going with 16gigs of RAM, I've also got a 1 TB SataIII hard drive I'm going to install.
The manual said something about there being a slot for a SSD... it is possible to have a regular drive and an SSD without giving up my optical drive?
Like, could this be used... ?
http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-256GB-mSA ... tate+Drive
If so, how would you do a fresh install of Windows? Just make sure this
is the only drive in the laptop when installing and go from there?
And, would I need to disable the mechanic hard drive to do a fresh install on the mSATA SSD?
Just trying to figure out the exact steps for a fresh install on to the mSATA SSD so Windows doesn't try to install on to the mechanic drive.
The neat thing is that, if the mSATA SSD ever failed, I can use my Acronic image to restore Windows on the mechanic drive and be back up and running in minutes.
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