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Old 25-09-2013, 18:35
David_87
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Hi, I have a Lenovo G580 (model 2689) and would like to upgrade the HDD to 1TB.

I've found a Youtube tutorial on how to change the actual hardware:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vy5Mjf_T-Cg

I've found this 2.5 SATA HDD:

http://www.ebuyer.com/339395-toshiba...ive-mq01abd100

However I'm not sure if it is compatible with my laptop?

Also, I did not receive any recovery disk with my laptop so I guess I have to create one.

I've found 'Backup' in Lenovo Solutions Center:

http://i44.tinypic.com/2vl5h8h.jpg

Is it possible to create a recovery disk using the 'One key recovery' option that could be used to format the new 1TB hard drive?

Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 25-09-2013, 20:24
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Hi, I have a Lenovo G580 (model 2689) and would like to upgrade the HDD to 1TB.

I've found a Youtube tutorial on how to change the actual hardware:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vy5Mjf_T-Cg

I've found this 2.5 SATA HDD:

http://www.ebuyer.com/339395-toshiba...ive-mq01abd100

However I'm not sure if it is compatible with my laptop?

Also, I did not receive any recovery disk with my laptop so I guess I have to create one.

I've found 'Backup' in Lenovo Solutions Center:

http://i44.tinypic.com/2vl5h8h.jpg

Is it possible to create a recovery disk using the 'One key recovery' option that could be used to format the new 1TB hard drive?

Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated!
Go for this disk instead

http://www.ebuyer.com/544877-seagate...hd-st1000dx001

Will be much faster for the extra £10.

Not sure about the backup utility having never owned a Lenovo, but it looks like it wants an external drive to copy a backup image file to.

If there is an option to build a 'factory' DVD recovery image in the software on there (most PCs have one), use that to build the DVDs then you can use it to reinstall the factory image, (again most allow you to specify the partition size during a destructive restore), so make sure you specify the whole of the drive.

This option doesn't transfer data, so you'll need to borrow an external HDD with enough space for a one-click transfer. Be prepared to borrow it for a whole day though, plus you'll need to install all updates and remove any junk etc.
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Old 10-04-2014, 11:41
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Go for this disk instead

http://www.ebuyer.com/544877-seagate...hd-st1000dx001

Will be much faster for the extra £10.

Not sure about the backup utility having never owned a Lenovo, but it looks like it wants an external drive to copy a backup image file to.

If there is an option to build a 'factory' DVD recovery image in the software on there (most PCs have one), use that to build the DVDs then you can use it to reinstall the factory image, (again most allow you to specify the partition size during a destructive restore), so make sure you specify the whole of the drive.

This option doesn't transfer data, so you'll need to borrow an external HDD with enough space for a one-click transfer. Be prepared to borrow it for a whole day though, plus you'll need to install all updates and remove any junk etc.
I've only just got back round to looking into this, thanks for your help mate, I appreciate it!

However, I think the HDD you recommended was a desktop one.

I have narrowed down my HDD search to the following three:

Toshiba: http://www.ebuyer.com/451199-toshiba...e-px1829e-1hj0

HGST: http://www.ebuyer.com/489564-hgst1tb...-drive-0s03381

Samsung: http://www.ebuyer.com/275847-samsung...ive-hn-m101mbb

Does anyone know if those drives will be compatible with the Lenovo G580? Or will I run into any issues?
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Old 10-04-2014, 12:38
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Pretty much all of those 2.5inch sata drives will work in your laptop.

Read the reviews on each HD page to get a general idea. But there's not much in it tbh. If speed is an issue the the 7200rpm one will be faster as a rule.
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Old 10-04-2014, 13:48
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Why not just attach an external 500GB or 1TB USB drive?

If and when your hard disk seizes up then replace it.

Medion is now part of Lenovo.

MEDION® P83770 USB 3.0 1TB HDDRIVE2GO (B-GRADE) costs £ 55.95
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