08-11-2012 06:28 AM
ok, so i took another approach...made a clean install of the system, without the additional software coming with lenovo...
and heres the outcome...
i am satisfied so far
08-15-2012 11:50 AM
That's great you got it going. If you did want to add the Lenovo software later on you can always download it from the Lenovo support site.
Looks like good numbers on everything so far. Let me know how it works out for you.
Glad I could help,
08-16-2012 05:20 AM
Hi - do you know if the mSATA slot supports SATA3 (6Gbps transfer speed) or whether it's limited to SATA2 (3Gbps)? I want to know if I'll be able to take full advantage of a Crucial m4 mSATA SSD if I buy one for my S430.
08-16-2012 06:22 AM
the mSATA slot is a SATA 2 port. Only the 3Gbps is available, for now.
Hope this helps,
08-25-2012 08:23 AM - edited 08-25-2012 10:32 AM
I'm considering ordering a s430, and I have another question concerning the mSATA SSD.
I'm interested in selecting the "16Gb mSATA SSD" option in my order, only to replace it by a 128Gb mSATA SSD (Crucial M4) to install the systems on (windows and linux dual boot), and keep the 500Gb disk for storage.
So i'm wondering : do I have to select this option to have the mSATA/Minicard slot working in the s430; or will I be able to plug the Crucial SSD in the available Minicard slot on the board (I'm not interested in, and won't order, the WWAN option), and make it work, either if I don't select this option in my order?
08-26-2012 01:28 AM
Did some more research on the forum, and it seems the answer is yes! (that was a newbie question, hope that could help some users though)
10-13-2012 02:50 AM
what are your experiences so far? Is the OS on the MSATA SSD still working out for you? I curious because I'm envisioning doing the same thing.
Which MSATA SSD did you buy? This one?
11-24-2012 04:36 AM
I today followed I-Think's example and installed a 128gb m4 crucial mSATA in place of the 16gb flash drive. I then did a clean install of windows 7 home premium 64 bit onto that mSATA drive. I've now got all updates and drivers sorted out, but I ran the lenovo solutions centre hardware check and the newly installed crucial 128gb mSATA drive fails the "Targeted Read Test", passes all others, with the exception of the SMART Drive self test, which it says is not supported by the drive.
Should I be worried? Is this mSATA failing or is it just reporting something because it is not meant to be used as a primary drive for the OS originally?
I would appreciate any help! Thanks. Otherwise all is working well and very quickly.
11-25-2012 04:03 AM
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