(So Easy) How to Upgrade Hard Drive to SSD in Lenovo Laptop

This is a post on how to upgrade hard drive to SSD in Lenovo laptop. In this post, you will learn what you will need to upgrade to an SSD in a Lenovo laptop and how to replace an HDD with an SSD with the help of EaseUS Disk Copy.

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Updated on Mar 15, 2024

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After using your Lenovo laptop for many years, you will be unsatisfied with its performance. To this end, some computer users defragment their hard drives or uninstall some programs to make Windows run faster. But it doesn't do any good.

Actually, the best way to solve these issues is to change your hard drive, be it an HDD or SSD, with a larger SSD. As SSDs become increasingly popular, many computer users want to replace HDDs with SSDs for better performance. But how to change HDD to SSD in Lenovo laptop? This article from EaseUS will tell how to upgrade hard drive to SSD in Lenovo laptop. Let's get started.

Before diving into the detailed information on this topic, let's see what you need to prepare.

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  • A computer running Windows 11/10/8/7.
  • A new SSD with a larger capacity.
  • Download disk cloning software - EaseUS Disk Copy.
  • Format the new SSD.
  • SSD connector.
  • A screwdriver.

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What You Will Need to Upgrade Lenovo Hard Drive

Let's look at the necessary preparations needed before starting the replacement process. Below is a detailed guide you must follow to upgrade SSD on Lenovo laptop:

🧑‍💻Prepare a New SSD

If you plan to replace your laptop HDD with an SSD, you must prepare a larger capacity SSD that meets your hard disk form factor and interface requirements, whether M.2 SSD or SATA SSD.

🔣Initialize the New SSD

Do I need to format a new SSD before cloning? The answer is yes. If you don't initialize the new SSD, it may stop SSD from working. Initializing the SSD will ensure that the partition layout matches that of the SSD used as the source.

🎒Enough Power Supply

When you have many data, cloning can take a while. Ensure your computer is connected to the power source to avoid a disconnect and data loss during transfer.

⚒️Tools to Connect Drives

You'll also need to get all the necessary tools to connect the drives to your computer. You'll need a screwdriver, a USB-to-SATA converter, and a SATA cable to connect a hard disk to your PC.

A SATA connector connects the hard drive and the host computer. The second hard disk is connected to your laptop using a USB-to-SATA converter. You'll require a screwdriver to open the PC cover.

🏅Pick Powerful Disk Cloning Software

To upgrade your HDD to SSD without losing data, you need to use disk cloning software to help you clone all your data on HDD to SSD. With the help of a disk cloning tool, it can ensure that everything on your target SSD is the same as the original HDD. To this end, EaseUS Disk Copy, a multi-functional disk cloning utility, comes to help.

📖Read Also: How to Upgrade HP Pavilion SSD Without Reinstalling

How to Clone Lenovo HDD to SSD Without Reinstalling Windows

When replacing an HDD with an SSD, there is a possibility that you will lose your data. But this is no longer the case with EaseUS Disk Copy, which can clone a hard drive to an SSD without losing data or reinstalling Windows.

EaseUS Disk Copy allows you to clone HDD to SSD for better performance. You can use it to migrate OS and upgrade HDD to SSD without reinstalling Windows. In addition, it lets you make a local backup of hard drives for recovery, perform a hot clone, and replace a laptop hard drive without losing data. Some useful features are mentioned below.

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Whether you want to replace/upgrade your hard drive to any SSD, EaseUS Disk Copy can satisfy you and allow you to do it without hassle. It can suit you well in Lenovo hard drive replacement. Feel free to download it on your computer to help you perform cloning tasks. Here is the stepwise procedure.

Prior Notice:

  • The "Sector by sector copy" asks the size of your destination disk to be at least equal to or larger than that of the source disk. Leave this feature unchecked if you wish to clone a larger hard disk to a smaller hard disk.
  • All data on the destination disk will be completely erased, so take care.

Step 1. To start copying/cloning an entire disk to another, choose this disk as the source disk under "Disk Mode" and click "Next".

select the source disk and click next

Step 2. Choose the other disk as the destination disk.

select the destination disk

Step 3. Check the disk layout of the two disks. You can manage the disk layout of the destination disk by selecting "Autofit the disk", "Copy as the source" or "Edit disk layout". 

click ok when a warning message appears
  • "Autofit the disk" makes some changes by default on the destination disk layout so that it can work at its best status.
  • "Copy as the source"does not change anything on destination disk and the layout is the same as source disk.
  • "Edit disk layout" allows you to manually resize/move partition layout on this destination disk.

Tick the "Check the option if the target is SSD" option to put your SSD in its best performance.

A message now appears, warning you that data will be lost. Please confirm this message by clicking "OK" and then click "Next".

check the diak layout

Step 4. Click "Proceed" to officially execute the task.

click proceed to officially start

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How to Replace Lenovo Hard Drive with SSD

When the cloning process is done, the new SSD will have the same data as the HDD. Now, you can replace the old hard drive with the cloned SSD. This can make the new SSD work for the laptop. Here is how to do it.

Step 1. Shut down the Lenovo laptop and disconnect the SSD from your laptop.

Step 2. Remove the back cover of your laptop.

Step 3. Unscrew the old drive and take it out.

Step 4. Insert the SSD into the location where the old hard drive is removed and screw it.

Step 5. Put the panel back.

Step 6. Turn on the laptop. You will see it boot normally; all programs and settings are the same.

If your Lenovo laptop has two hard drive slots, you can put the new SSD right into the slot. Press F2/F10 repeatedly to open the boot menu and set the laptop to boot from the new SSD before restarting the computer. You can now do whatever you want on your laptop because the SSD holds a copy of the Windows operating system.

Here is also a video on how to upgrade your Lenovo HDD or SSD.

To Wrap Things Up

That is all about how to upgrade hard drive to SSD in Lenovo laptop. To avoid data loss in the hard drive replacement, you will need professional cloning software to clone the HDD to SSD.

As a powerful cloning utility, EaseUS Disk Copy can help you easily upgrade an HDD to an SSD without losing data and reinstalling Windows. Furthermore, it can also help you fix some problems when using other cloning tools, such as the Acronis True Image WD Edition clone not working error. So, what are you waiting for? Just download and try it!

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FAQs on How to Upgrade Hard Drive to SSD in Lenovo Laptop

1. How do I boot my Lenovo laptop from SSD instead of HDD?

To boot your Lenovo laptop from SSD, you need to do the following:

  • Restart your PC and press F2 or F8 key on your keyboard to enter BIOS settings.
  • Under the Boot option, select the new SSD as the first boot drive. Then, save all the changes.
  • Exit BIOS and restart your computer.

2. How do I change my OS from HDD to SSD?

If you want to change your operating system from an HDD to an SSD, you can transfer your OS from an HDD to an SSD with the help of professional cloning software like EaseUS Disk Copy.

3. Can I move Windows from HDD to SSD without reinstalling?

Yes, you can migrate Windows from HDD to SSD without Windows reinstallation. But you will need to use third-party cloning software like EaseUS Disk Copy to do this since Windows does not offer a cloning utility to help you perform a cloning job.

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EaseUS Disk Copy is a well designed and very easy-to-use HDD/SSD cloning and migration tool, a tool which should be ideal for anyone wanting to quickly and easily migrate an existing system disk to a new disk (or newly installed SSD drive) with the minimal of configuration required.

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