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Slavko
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Registered: ‎11-13-2013
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G510 SSD Cache

Hi, 

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.

 

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Re: G510 SSD Cache

Hi Slavko

 

Here are the partition for OEM Harddrive Lenovo partition.

 

 

Spoiler

1.) WINRE_DRV 1000MB OEM - this is the Windows Recovery Environment - this has it's own interface / it doesn't need the 7th partition to operate
2.) SYSTEM_DRV 260MB System - check this thread

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

  1. Open the Start Menu, click on "All Programs", then click on "Accessories". Right-click on "Command Prompt" and then choose "Run as administrator" from the menu that appears.
  2. If a prompt appears for "User Account Control", click on "Yes" to allow the Windows Command Processor to run.
  3. Type "eccmd.exe -info" (without the quotes) and press Enter. Look at the end of the command output 

 it should says Mounted : Yes

Link to photo

 

Hope this helps

Cheers!

 

 



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Slavko
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Re: G510 SSD Cache

Hi,

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....

diskpart.jpgdiskpsart.jpg

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Re: G510 SSD Cache

hi Slavko

 

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.

 

Regards

Solid Cruver



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Slavko
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Re: G510 SSD Cache

Hi.

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.

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Re: G510 SSD Cache

hi Slavko

 

I see.. I'm very sorry to hear that,

 

Please let me know what the findings are.. 

 

Feel free to post back if you ran into something..

Best Regards

Solid Cruver

 



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didoni
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Re: G510 SSD Cache

Hy Slavko,

Today I bought Lenovo g 510, and I have exactly same problem as you, my ssd missing!!! Did you fix it and how?

thx

mike-L
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Message 8 of 8

Re: G510 SSD Cache

Hi Guys,

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.

  • Eliminates the firmware complexity of SSD + HDD
  • Innovative integration improves system reliability and data integrity
  • No special software required; installs and works just like a typical hard drive

 

 

 

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