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« Reply #15 on: Friday, December 14, 2018, 11:31:54 »

Yes an external drive would work, as would holding stuff in the cloud if it makes that much difference. 
The benefits of SSD will be noticeable straight away mate, well worth it if you can cloud or external drive stuff. But it is your call, only you can say.

Think you can have both in that Lenovo
I have checked online and can see no space for a standard 2.5" in the spec as it uses an M2 internally, so not 100% sure.
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« Reply #16 on: Friday, December 14, 2018, 12:00:59 »

The benefits of SSD will be noticeable straight away mate, well worth it if you can cloud or external drive stuff. But it is your call, only you can say.
I have checked online and can see no space for a standard 2.5" in the spec as it uses an M2 internally, so not 100% sure.

Storage devices   
HDD: 2.5-inch, 7 mm, SATA 3 (SATA 2 compatible), 500 GB / 1 TB / 2 TB
SSD: M.2/SATA 2.5-inch, 128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB

https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/gb/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/lenovo-v-series-laptops/v130-15ikb/solutions/PD500165
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« Reply #17 on: Friday, December 14, 2018, 12:03:27 »

Storage devices   
HDD: 2.5-inch, 7 mm, SATA 3 (SATA 2 compatible), 500 GB / 1 TB / 2 TB
SSD: M.2/SATA 2.5-inch, 128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB

https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/gb/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/lenovo-v-series-laptops/v130-15ikb/solutions/PD500165
If indeed this is the case then the choice is easy, buy a cheap 1tb (38ish) for storage and the laptop with the SSD negating the need for cloud or external strorage.
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« Reply #18 on: Friday, December 14, 2018, 12:12:07 »

If indeed this is the case then the choice is easy, buy a cheap 1tb (38ish) for storage and the laptop with the SSD negating the need for cloud or external strorage.

Yeah best ask Lenovo and/or the seller if it's possible before buying! Otherwise an external hard drive is a good option.
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« Reply #19 on: Friday, December 14, 2018, 12:14:25 »

Yeah best ask Lenovo and/or the seller if it's possible before buying! Otherwise an external hard drive is a good option.
Absolutely as the Ebuyer site doesn't mention the exact model number just that its a V130 and there are apparently 6 variation of that model.
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« Reply #20 on: Friday, December 14, 2018, 14:03:29 »

Storage devices   
HDD: 2.5-inch, 7 mm, SATA 3 (SATA 2 compatible), 500 GB / 1 TB / 2 TB
SSD: M.2/SATA 2.5-inch, 128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB

https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/gb/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/lenovo-v-series-laptops/v130-15ikb/solutions/PD500165

Surely it's a choice of one of those options?
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« Reply #21 on: Friday, December 14, 2018, 15:25:16 »

Surely it's a choice of one of those options?

Out of the factory but the ssd isn't a 2.5" drive so unless they build several chassis for the same model it would indicate there is also a free 2.5" bay.
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« Reply #22 on: Friday, December 14, 2018, 21:09:44 »

I imagine it goes in the same slot with some sort of adaptor. But these are all guesses tbf.

Never seen a laptop with multiple drive bays (not saying they don't exist).
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« Reply #23 on: Saturday, December 15, 2018, 09:52:34 »

Never seen a laptop with multiple drive bays (not saying they don't exist).
I have worked on many laptops with 2 drive bays but they are usually only high end 1,000+ laptops, the M2 in that laptop does not occupy a drive bay as it sits in the NVMe slot on the motherboard.
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« Reply #24 on: Saturday, December 15, 2018, 15:13:10 »

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« Reply #25 on: Saturday, December 15, 2018, 18:51:33 »

I'll split this topic tomorrow when I'm not on my mobile but the service manual states it has both options.

The reason I had a hunch is that I have read about Lenovo dual SSD and HDD. You can also get adapters to convert the optical drive to a 2.5" drive.
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« Reply #26 on: Monday, December 17, 2018, 10:33:08 »

So this is where I start to show my ignorance but for the sake of argument, assume 3 laptops are equal spec (same 8 GB, RAM, Same 256gb SSD) apart from the processors :

one has : Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz

one has : Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5GHz

and the other has  : Intel Core i5-8250U 1.6GHz

and they are all within 30 of each other, what would be the best buy ??
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« Reply #27 on: Monday, December 17, 2018, 10:49:32 »

In my opinion it depends on the manufacturer. Like I have said previously, HP build quality has dropped considerably.
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« Reply #28 on: Monday, December 17, 2018, 10:50:57 »

The i5-8250u is miles better than the others.
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« Reply #29 on: Monday, December 17, 2018, 11:04:24 »

So this is where I start to show my ignorance but for the sake of argument, assume 3 laptops are equal spec (same 8 GB, RAM, Same 256gb SSD) apart from the processors :

one has : Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz

one has : Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5GHz

and the other has  : Intel Core i5-8250U 1.6GHz

and they are all within 30 of each other, what would be the best buy ??

The 8250u is 20% faster than the 7500U which is 10% faster thats the 7200U in pretty much everything.

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