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11-26-2012

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Dear Lenovo, wehre is our Rapiddrive Windows 8 Driver??

2012-11-26, 8:17 AM

Hi Community, hi Lenovo team!

 

This is my very first forum post and english is not my native language, so please be nice i do my best  ;)

 

Here is the issue..
I updated my newly bought Lenovo Ideapad Y580 to windows 8 and tried to merge the ssd and hdd to a huge C drive... sadly that is not possible!
The Rapiddrive software from Lenovo is only for windows 7 and is not working under windows 8!

I have the OS now on the 32ssd which is not big enough!  It is not possible to download any apps and after awhile the C drive gets full because of the %appdata% folder.. 

Also it is not possible to use the ssd as a cache because the y580 to not have a raid support..

We (i talk for me and my laptop mates) need the win8 driver because without this driver the ssd is useless!! 

I love the 10sec start with windows8 on the ssd but without a working rapiddrive software the C drive is just to small...

Greetings with a need for help, Marcel.

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For people who do not know what exactly the lenovo rapiddrive system is, read here.. 

http://support.lenovo.com/en_IL/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?&LegacyDocID=12870415982811

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11-20-2012

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Re: Dear Lenovo, wehre is our Rapiddrive Windows 8 Driver??

2012-11-27, 4:27 AM

I have the same problem with my Y480. Installed W8 clean on the SSD. Ran rapiddrive (W7 version). My HDD and SSD are now on the same drive, but still different partitions instead of the SSD being used as cache. 

 

I can't successfully combine the SSD and HDD back to the way it was originally.

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11-22-2012

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Re: Dear Lenovo, wehre is our Rapiddrive Windows 8 Driver??

2012-11-27, 7:06 AM

I hope they will work on Rapiddrive for Win8.. 

I don´t know why its so difficult to write it for Win8, cause Win8 is a better Win7 not a complete new Windows..

 

 

They already sell an Y580 with Win8 and a 16GB SSD + 750GB HDD here in the US OnlineStore from Lenovo -.- (with or without Rapiddrive ?! I don´t know)

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07-13-2012

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Re: Dear Lenovo, wehre is our Rapiddrive Windows 8 Driver??

2012-11-27, 16:12 PM

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/The-Guide-on-How-To-Reformat-Repartition-AND-Get-RapidStart-amp/m-p/910731/highlight/true#M68094

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11-26-2012

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Re: Dear Lenovo, wehre is our Rapiddrive Windows 8 Driver??

2012-11-27, 16:28 PM
Sadly this is somthing different.. In your link the guy is talking about intel rapid drive and not lenovo rapiddrive.. For intel rapid drive you need raid support and the y580 doesnt have raid support..
Additionatly the intel rapid drive are used for caching the ssd and not for enlarge the c drive as lenovo rapiddrive does it..

Greetings
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11-28-2012

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Re: Dear Lenovo, wehre is our Rapiddrive Windows 8 Driver??

2012-11-28, 2:46 AM

I would also like to know what's taking Lenovo so long to release windows 8 drivers for this.  They say their Y580 laptop is upgradeable to windows 8 but it is not!!!

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10-26-2012

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Re: Dear Lenovo, wehre is our Rapiddrive Windows 8 Driver??

2012-12-03, 14:30 PM

A few weeks back I called Lenovo and asked.  The guy I spoke with said they are working on RapidDrive for Windows 8 and to expect it around the end of Nov.  Its now Dec and still no RapidDrive.  So either they are behind or the guy was blowing smoke or didn't understand what I was asking.  I've been making it with my y570 since it has a 64GB SSD.  Still not optimal and had I known this would be a problem I'd have purchased a Dell or a Thinkpad with a larger SSD.  If they don't hurry I might get a 256GB msata SSD and just leave it with two drives.

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09-12-2012

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Re: Dear Lenovo, wehre is our Rapiddrive Windows 8 Driver??

2012-12-03, 18:18 PM
Check my thread out on the same topic in the Win8 forum. I've been in contact with Microsoft as well and there is some additional info there as well. Also, a mod asked me about the problem but never got back to me on it on it seems that they should be aware of the issue.

Here's the thread:http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-8/Cannot-Install-Windows-8-on-Y480-with-1TB-hard-drive-32GB-ssd/td-p/903323
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Betreff: Dear Lenovo, wehre is our Rapiddrive Windows 8 Driver??

2013-01-07, 7:50 AM
Still no drivers?! Lenovo what are you doing? it cannot be this hard.. ): I start thinking that there is no driver coming... than i will need do change back to windows 7... oh guys come on where is this **bleep** driver ): push this thread please....
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01-14-2013

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Betreff: Dear Lenovo, wehre is our Rapiddrive Windows 8 Driver??

2013-01-14, 20:03 PM

Waiting for this new Rapiddrive driver too!

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