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lenovo yoga 13 laptop - SSD format help needed !!!

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December 6, 2014 at 19:25:36
Specs: Windows 8.1
Hi I have a lenovo yoga 13 128gb. i recently bought a 128gb SSD off ebay and it came with windows and other partition (same model as my original). i want to delete everything on it and use it as a storage. can someone help me ?

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December 7, 2014 at 07:37:59
Do you already have a backup plan in place for your Lenovo? If not, that should be your first order of business. Have you have, or have created and tested the restore set for that laptop?

In order to use the SSD for anything you will need to have some sort of interface.

Is the SSD going to stay in one place or do you need it portable?

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December 7, 2014 at 08:51:18
i dont need anything from that SSD.

that SSD will be part of the computer(already installed in the second SSD slot) so i wont remove it

i just want to use the second SSD as a D drive for me to put files on and run applications on it.

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December 7, 2014 at 10:02:21
I meant a backup plan for the existing Levono computer. You really should have one. If the second drive is in the computer it is not the best location for long term backup.

I didn't realize your Laptop could hold 2 hard drives. You probably should have made that point.

All you need to do is go into Windows Disk Management and delete the partitions on the second hard drive. Then create 1 partition using all the available space. Then format the new partition. I would recommend using full format if you see that choice. That just assures you there is nothing left of the old files on there.

you must be careful you do NOT disturb your original hard drive partitions.

The new drive should be labeled as disk 1 in Windows Disk Management.
Your original drive should show as disk 0 with 2 partitions.

You can OPEN the Windows partition on your original disk to view the folders and files. By examining those files you should be able to verify that you are actually viewing your original Windows installation. Look at the Documents folder, for instance.

You should probably have an external hard drive to use for backup/imaging purposes.
Always keep at least 2 copies of any files you need to retain.

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December 7, 2014 at 10:56:59
i have already tried through windows disk management and i cant delete the partition. i also tried through diskpart and i get the following error

virtual disk service error:
clean is not allowed on the disk containing the current boot, system. pagefile, crashdump or hibernation volume.

disk 0 is my old one that came with the computer it has the C drive.

is any other way for me to delete everything from disk 1?

my current disk management view

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December 7, 2014 at 15:14:50
SOLVED - just in case someone needs it

change settings --> update n recovery --> recovery -- > advanced startup --> restart now --> cmd > diskpart -> then cleaned the drive

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December 7, 2014 at 18:43:14
OtheHill: I read somewhere that full format should never be used on SSD drives because of the way they actually save the data (locations are not the real locations anyway) and the extra wear on the drive.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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December 7, 2014 at 19:03:05
Fingers, I don't know about how SSD drive may save files differently but I think a quick format just removes the file system, not the files themselves. If it were my drive I would want it cleaner than that.

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