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06-27-2019

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Re:G550 SSD not recognised

2020-08-23, 8:17 AM

Hi - - it's Integal V Series (V2) - 240GB SATA III - see photo for more details - has worked great - no problems and much faster boot-up.

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08-22-2020

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  • Message 12 of 19

Re:G550 SSD not recognised

2020-08-23, 17:03 PM

Thanks very much for the reply, It's sounds good and it's encouraging to find out that a SSD works for this laptop, I think I'll buy one like that

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09-26-2020

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  • Message 13 of 19

Re:G550 SSD not recognised

2020-09-26, 23:27 PM

Buenas noches , alguien encontro alguna solución al tema? Tengo una Lenovo g550 y un disco SSD kingston a400 240gb y tengo el mismo problema. Windows reconoce el disco ssd pero la BIOS no lo reconoce. Muchas gracias por su ayuda

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10-13-2020

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Re:G550 SSD not recognised

2020-10-13, 19:57 PM

Hi to all, I'm from Argentina, my name is Matias and my english is very bad, but i have one solution for your problem....

 

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Well, I work how sysadmin linux, Windows... but this time quarantine also worked technical pc & laptops, a week ago recivied an lenovo g450 for install ssd, I buy kingston a400 ( usually installed always this model) but to my surprise, the bios not recognize the ssd, I search one solution this problem, but no, only I find this topic.....  After the read the problem the user DT88 (mbr gpt..config ) if Windows detect ssd, dont problems chip controllers sata, I thinks error of bios,  obviously they will not create a new update, [B]Then I thought, if first install Windows or Linux in other pc and after install ssd in lenovo g450...yupppp SOLUTION, lenovo G450 recognised off ssd Kingston a400 now!!!  I also tried with other brands of ssd and it worked. [/B]

 

Without knowing the programming of the bios, digressing ... I think that the error is due to the fact that in the bios the ports are pre-established for hdd and dvd ...... and not as sata-1 and sata-2, but it's just an idea. The important I worked

 

eEDIT1: install Windows 10 in mbr, dont use gpt 

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08-22-2020

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Re:G550 SSD not recognised

2020-10-14, 5:29 AM
For anyone else who had this problem, I've solved it by returning the kingston a400 model and buying instead another SSD. I've bought an Intel 545s Series, 256GB, 2.5", SATA III, and worked great from the start. Had no problems. It was recognized immediately in BIOS and at the installation of windows, it was automatically formatted as MBR I've seen comments in some other places that the kingston a400 model has compatibility problems if you put it in a computer that has only a SATA II socket
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01-01-2021

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Re:G550 SSD not recognised

2021-01-01, 17:46 PM

Hello, I have exactly the same problem. Could you please share with us how you installed windows10 in mbr and finally ssd was recognized? I watched a relevant video but it did not work.

 

Thank you so much.

 

 

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01-10-2021

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  • Message 17 of 19

Re:G550 SSD not recognised

2021-01-10, 9:46 AM

Hi,

 

I just bought Crucial BX500 240GB SSD for my Lenovo G550, and according to Crucial web site it should be compatible:

https://www.crucial.com/compatible-upgrade-for/lenovo/lenovo-g550

 

The problem should not be with the SATA II or SATA III, as the SATA III have backward compatibility to SATA II, hence it should work but will lower speed.

I will update later on if the Crucial SSD is working for me.

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01-10-2021

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Re:G550 SSD not recognised

2021-01-12, 6:31 AM
Success! Crucial BX500 recognized and installed without any issue, Windows 10 boot time is about 30-40 seconds which is super-fast for this old laptop.
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04-07-2021

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  • Message 19 of 19

Re:G550 SSD not recognised

2021-04-07, 21:41 PM

Hola, encontraste solucion? Cometi el error de comprar el kingston sin investigar antes.

Desde ya muchas gracias.

Martin

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