03-30-2011 02:08 PM
Before I bought y560 ideapad I saw so many videos about rapiddrive and how it is fast, after that, I loved to have such a laptop. Then, while I was purchasing the laptop, I felt I am the lucky guy.
However when I pressed the power button nothing came as I expected.. slow motion installation and boot up.
Then I noticed the OS installed in HDD >> I got angry
Doesn’t matter I will forget all what i had and I will say OK, I didn't face any problems
I found the way to install the OS in SSD or reinstall it.
I tried to go step by step but I stoked on some points and I need your help
OK I ran “RapidDriveTool.exe” and this what I got
I pressed OK and I got this message
As you know I ran the tool to separate the SSD and HDD
So, I Checked Disk Management
I surprised, see the pic to know why
what is the issue here?
I read this “restart the computer, and boot from Windows installation DVD.”
My laptop didn’t come with a DVD so what is the solution for that
Can you help?
03-31-2011 03:06 AM
first of all, do you have rapid drive sticker on your computer?
i'm not sure if you need recovery or windows installation discs* but you can download a legal version of the win 7 iso from here and you can burn recovery disc with using one key recover application.
* as you can see from the link you posted, you need microsoft installation discs. ( step 2. reinstall windows )
as you can see from the picture below, after installation, rapid drive should shrink the volume. but from the picture you submitted, you don't have any unallocated space, so i can say you couldn't install rapid drive.
04-13-2011 02:44 AM - last edited on 04-13-2011 04:26 AM by yigit
Yes I have SSD, for sure.
I tried just one more step ( step #5 ) unfortunately, I couldn't go behind that
(1) I ran the "rapiddrivetool.exe" and I think it separate the HDD and the SSD
After that I selected the "Disk 0 partition 2 " then I pressed "next"
and I faced this problem
when i faced this issue I tried to restart the laptop to login in the windows
but the system was removed or broken
then I recovered the system using the recovery CD
" what does this ^^^ massage mean?"
and How can I solve this problem
I need now to run the windows from the SSD without any problems
So help for solution
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04-30-2011 01:43 PM
Just Curious (and it might be a stupid question), I am new to the RapridDrive world, I just received my y560p with a 750GB HDD, with a 64GB SSD. I noticed that the system only registers about 758GB. Is this normal? I know that the advertised HDD space is always less than what is actualy received, but that seemed a little much. When going into Computer Management I notice two drives, drive 0 has all of the system partitions, C drive with the operating system, D drive, the lenovo recovery partition and the OEM hidden partition. there is also a drive 1 but is not initialized and windows can't initialize it. Any thoughts? The lenovo tech support told me to download the rapid drive software from their website but that didn't seem to get me far