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Can I add a second drive in this laptop? (and overall thoughts)

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Hey guys, about to pull the trigger on this laptop:

http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/lenovo-lenovo-z710-17-3-laptop-black-intel-core-i7-4700mq-1tb-hdd-8gb-ram-windows-8-z710/10273084.aspx

and I was wondering if it's possible to add an SSD in there since the default drive is kind of sloppy. Will I have to swap it out completely to add an SSD or do you think there is a second drive bay? Not too savvy in laptops...

Also by the looks of the specs can you tell me your general impressions of this laptop? Will do mostly media, some gaming (guessing the card will be enough to support my needs; I don't play BF4 or Crysis).

Thanks
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looks good except the 5400k rpms. I see no reason why you couldn't add amn ssd.
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looks good except the 5400k rpms. I see no reason why you couldn't add amn ssd.

But do you think I can add one as an OS drive AND keep the 5400 in there or would I have to remove the 5400 completely?
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It looks like you can only have one hard drive in there... doesn't look like it can do 2 http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1851708/laptop-suggestion-asus-lenovo-laptop.html
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You could probably get an HDD caddy and replace the disc drive with a hard drive. I've done it on several laptops.
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