01-30-2012 07:28 AM
I have a OCZ Vertex 2 SSD i'd like to hook up to my x121e.
I've bought an external case for the disk which has a usb cable for both data and power.
But...when i plug in the cable it doesnt find the drive.
Is there something i need to change in BIOS to get the laptop to access external drives?
Or isnt there enough power to access an external disk on such a small laptop?
01-30-2012 09:45 AM
Does your SSD + USB adapter work on other computers?
When you say it "doesn't find the drive" are you referring to BIOS, Windows Explorer, Disk Management, or ???
If you can see it in disk management, but not explorer, it probably needs to be initialized (in disk management).
It could also be a power issue.
More info needed....
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02-01-2012 11:07 PM
Have you tried all of the USB ports on the ThinkPad X121e?
02-02-2012 12:01 PM
Yes i've tried all of the ports.
When i connect the disk there is a blue light on the external case for about half a second, then it disappears.
Surely there must be enough power to support an external disk when i have the power cable plugged in to the laptop?
02-05-2012 10:29 PM
You might want to try a dual-headed USB cable to see if additional power helps.
02-06-2012 11:45 AM
Did you look in Device Manager?
When I was cloning my SSD using a single-cable USB-SATA adapter, the instructions said to go to Computer Management, then Disk Management.
The USB drive may show up there as "inactive" or some such thing, and right-clicking will give you an option to "bring online" or something.
It's worth trying if you haven't yet.