11-13-2013 12:25 PM
I bought Lenovo G510 with i3 Haswell processor, amd 8750 gpu and 1000gb + 8 gb ssd hard drive with no OS.
I tried to install Windows 7 on 930 gb partition(the other two were 1 gb oem reserved and 1gb system reserved) but i couldn't since it reported some kind of error(windows cannot be installed on this partition). I used gparted live cd to delete 930 gb unallocated partition and 1 gb system reserved and I installed win 7 ultimate x64 without problems.
But I realized that my system isn't using 8gb ssd for caching. I don't know how can I configure ssd cache storage. What program do i need to use? And what should I do before installing windows. Please help me.
P.S. What is oem partition an how can I use it?
Thank you very much.
11-14-2013 08:53 AM
Here are the partition for OEM Harddrive Lenovo partition.
3.) LRS_ESP 1000MB OEM- The third partition is the EFI System partition which is used for data storage for the Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) interface
4.) (blank) 128MB MSR - The fourth partition is the Microsoft Reserved Partition which is also used for data storage for the Globally Unique Identifier (GUID).
5.) Windows8_OS 884.2GB Primary - Windows 8 OS
6.) LENOVO 25GB Primary - this contains the Application and Drivers that are preloaded on the OS (the drivers listed on this folder are also available on the lenovo website)
7.) PBR_DRV 20GB OEM - this is your recovery partition - you will need to press the One Key Recovery button to activate this partition.
for caching please check this link,
install this expres cache software and follow the prompts to restore SSd caching
To check the caching status
it should says Mounted : Yes
Hope this helps
11-15-2013 02:39 PM - edited 11-15-2013 03:08 PM
thanks for your help, but I didn't succed. I made reset to default in bios and, formated all partitions, converted partition to gpt and installed Windows 8.1 x64 pro. Tried to install express cache software for win 8 and I received message that SSD Cache could not be found. I don't know what is wrong.... but this situtation, it's frustrating.
In disk managmet i dont see ssd drive at all. When i type in cmd diskpart, eccmd.exe-info, partiton or format i get errors....
11-15-2013 04:35 PM
Your screenshots shows that the system is not seeing any SSD,
Without an SSD detected you won't be able to cache.
Does the system came with an SSD?
Does disk management or Diskpart showed you 2 Disks before?
Disk 0 and Disk 1?
check your BIOS and check if it is seeing your SSD.
If not you might need to reseat the SSD.
11-16-2013 07:05 PM
My system came with ssd, it is described in the manual that this configuration has 8gb ssd for caching.
BIOS doesn't show SSD, and I don't know did diskmanagment or diskpart showed partitons 0 and 1 earlier.
Since my laptop is less than week old I think I'll take the laptop in for repair. The problem is, authorized service provider is so painfully slow...
Thank you very much for your help.
04-13-2014 07:28 AM
I don't think you have a Problem. These Seagate SSHD devices do the caching without any external Software.
Seagate states on their Homepage:
SSHD technology uses the right amount of ultra-fast NAND flash (the same type used in SSDs) to increase system performance. Seagate Adaptive Memory™ technology effectively identifies the most frequently-used data and stores it in the NAND flash. The results give you greatly improved boot times, application loads and overall system responsiveness.