Use this guide to replace the SSD in your Lenovo ThinkPad T470 laptop.
An SSD (short for “solid-state drive”) is a storage component in a computer. SSDs use flash memory, as opposed to the spinning disks and moveable parts used in an HDD (hard disk drive). As a result, SSDs are much quieter and operate more quickly than HDDs. Signs your SSD may be faulty include corrupted data, read-only errors, frequent crashes, or [link|https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_screen_of_death|blue screen of death].
If you are able to recover any data saved to your hard drive, be sure to [link|https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/msh500013-back-up-and-restore-your-files|back up your files] before beginning this guide. Also, make sure to [link|https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biKzU3S69x8&ab_channel=LaptopReviews|disable the internal battery], power down your device, and disconnect from any external power sources before you begin.