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Lenovo Legion 5 Disassembly (RAM, M.2 SSD, HDD upgrade options)

Starting from May 1, Lenovo Legion 5 has accepted the reservation on Lenovo’s U.S. official website. Not long ago, Lenovo laptop product manager shared several internal images of Legion 5. In this article, we will analyze the possibility of upgrading the SSD and memory of Legion 5.

As can be seen from its interior pictures, the internal design of Lenovo Legion 5 has similarities with the previous rescuer products, but the changes are still relatively large. In the upper part of it is a heat dissipation module. The Lenovo Legion 5 notebook uses dual fans for heat dissipation. A long heat pipe runs through the CPU and the graphics card, and there are two shorter heat pipes that conduct to the CPU and the graphics card. In addition, the hard disk adopts the design of dual M.2 SSD or M.2 SSD + 2.5-inch SATA, of which M.2 and SATA on the left are two choices.

Lenovo Legion 5 Internal picture

Lenovo Legion 5 Internal picture

Lenovo Legion 5 Internal picture

Heatsink

As can be seen from its interior pictures, the internal design of Lenovo Legion 5 is similar to the previous Legion products, but the change is still relatively large. The upper part of the laptop is a heat dissipation module. The Lenovo Legion 5 uses dual fans to dissipate heat. A long heat pipe runs through the CPU and the graphics card, and there are two shorter heat pipes that conduct heat to the CPU and the graphics card; in addition, it adopts the design of dual m.2 SSD or m.2 SSD + 2.5 inch SATA HDD, and you can only choose one of the m.2 and SATA HDD on the left.

It is more intimate that its memory still retains a metal shield. This notebook has two memory slots. Since the two memory slots are covered by the heatsink, we cannot directly see the two memory slots. According to Lenovo Official information, it can support up to 32G DDR4 3200MHz memory, which means you can install two 16GB DDR4 3200MHz memory.

On the right side of the picture, there is a silver heat sink, below which is an Intel AX200 Wi-Fi 6 wireless network card and an M.2 2280 SSD, on the left side of the picture there is an M.2 2280 slot and a 2.5 Inch HDD bay, but unfortunately the two of them are in conflict, you can only use one of the slots, but two M.2 SSDs are enough to meet the needs of most users, if you need to install a 2.5 “SSD or mechanical hard drive, then you need a SATA cable and HDD caddy, it is not clear whether Lenovo has reserved SATA cable and HDD caddy for this laptop.

In addition, Lenovo Legion 5 has a lithium-ion battery with model number L19M4PC0, and its capacity is 60Wh.

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David Tian

David is the editor @ MyFixGuide. He loves technology, especially good at laptops and mobile phones. In his free time, he loves to take apart the latest mobile phones and laptops.

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14 Comments

        1. Sorry. I have not tried to install any 5TB HDD on it. But based on this article, it may be more suitable for desktop.

          “Unfortunately, while the BarraCuda ST5000 is a 2.5-inch drive, it’s also 15mm thick, which makes it primarily an option for desktops. Fortunately, Seagate also announced the BarraCuda ST2000LM015, which has a smaller 7mm thick casing used by the majority of today’s laptops, but tops out at a comparatively paltry 2TB of storage.”
          -https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.theverge.com/platform/amp/circuitbreaker/2016/10/19/13329232/seagate-barracuda-st5000-5-tb-hard-drive

  1. SATA cable and HDD caddy is provided on the motherboard. Along with the required fixings. I just installed Crucial MX500 SSD and it is working fine after initial hiccup where I didn’t clip the SATA cable properly. Just take note if you purchased with 8gb RAM, they will only add in one 8gb ram,so the ram processor will run half of the ram capacity.

  2. so i can use 2 SSD for this laptop?
    1 is from the lenovo itself, and 1 more i buy it from the local store? can both be nvme?

        1. So after talking to Lenovo on the phone. They told me that RAM maxes at 32G. So you can replace the 8 it came with with two 16s. Also can add another SSD and will also work in conjunction with the other. They advertise this kinda improperly especially on BestBuy because it says you can only have 16 G Ram and add HDD for extra storage.

  3. Is it possible for me to add a 1 TB 2.5 inch SATA SSD to the already available configuration of 256 GB SSD internal storage?

    1. In my configuration (1TB HDD and 256 m.2 SSD) you can switch out the 1TB HDD for a 1TB SSD, but it depends on what model you have. Do you have the model with an 80Wh battery? then you can not put in a 1TB SATA SSD, because the battery is taking up the extra space of the 2,5-inch slot.

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