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Use SSD-Cache (mSata) on my IdeaPad with Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Hello Lenovo-Community,

 

at first sorry for my english, its because I am German,

I have the IdeaPad Y500 with SLI. I delete Windows 8 which does come with the Y500. I instal Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit. I want to use my 16 GB SSD (mSata) as Cache to my 1 TB HDD. But how can I activate it? I need special drivers or programs?

 

I hope you unterstand my "problem" and I hope to get one solution here, because I search whole Google....

 

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Re: Use SSD-Cache (mSata) on my IdeaPad with Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

hi arthi,

 

Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!

 

This Article can help you verify your concern.

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-V-Z-and-P-series/Y500-How-do-I-tell-if-automatic-SSD-cache-i...

 

Hope this helps

Cheers!

    

 



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Re: Use SSD-Cache (mSata) on my IdeaPad with Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

I already read this, but i dont work, because i dont the RAID mode. I only have AHCI or Compatible and if i start Windows 7 in the Compatible mode it wont start and get a blue screen. ;(

 

I need the RAID mode, but how I get it, because I able to have this? It is just pointless if I have a mSata SSD slot and cant use it, because I dont have a RAID mode in the BIOS. I am disappointed of the Lenovo Support, they even cant help customer on they own products Smiley Sad

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Re: Use SSD-Cache (mSata) on my IdeaPad with Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Hi

 

  Can you share what are the result when you ran the "eccmd.exe -info" in Cmd admin.

  When you switch to compatible and you're having BSOD, try this

    Set the BIOS controller to Compatible then right away boot the system to Safemode. It will boot then Restart the system to boot in normal and you won''t get the BSOD anymore.

Try it let me know your findings.

 

Regards

Solid Cruver 



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This is that i get: http://abload.de/image.php?img=011xclc.png

 

And i dont get it with the safemode = still blue screen

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Re: Use SSD-Cache (mSata) on my IdeaPad with Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

hi Arthi,

 

Based on your Uploaded Photo, 

   Your system was Pre-configured with Express Cache to do the SSD caching this is Beacue of your Sandisk SSD has its own software to do the cache.

Refer to this link http://www.sandisk.com/products/software/express-cache/

and this does not requires RAID setup in BIOS that is needed by the  Intel Smart Response Technology.

 

Raid Set up procedure in BIOS is need only If you want to use Intel Smart Response to do the caching because this technology requires it, If you want to use the IRST cache I'm afraid you might need to reinstall the OS with Raid already set up in BIOS. changing the Sata controller while the OS is not installed in that set up may cause the BSOD exactly what you're experiencing.

here is a guide if you want to set up Intel Smart Response for Caching

http://download.intel.com/support/chipsets/sb/intel_smart_response_technology_user_guide.pdf

 

 

But Right now I think the caching in your system using the Express cache is not working correctly. because of the error "**ERROR** ECCmd Request device is not available (This means that ExpressCache is installed, but the mSATA device is not configured correctly. 

 

  Can you follow this Guide then

 

Uninstall ExpressCache from "Programs and Features" control panel the procede with the steps below

 

  1. Open the Start Menu, type DiskMgmt.msc, and press Enter to start Disk Management.
  2. At the bottom of the Disk Management window, identify the mSATA SSD device. The 16GB mSATA SSD is 14.91GB. The 32GB mSATA SSD is 29.82GB.
  3. The mSATA SSD may contain a "Data2" partition with a drive letter such as D: or E:. If so, check for any saved files on the device. If any files exist, move them to the C:\ drive.
  4. Delete the Primary Partition on the mSATA SSD by right clicking on it and choose "Delete Volume..." from the menu that appears. Click "Yes" to confirm the action.
  5. There should now be at least 14GB of unallocated space on the mSATA SSD.
  6. Download ExpressCache from the following link that corresponds to the Windows 7 installation (32bit or 64bit):


Install ExpressCache by double clicking on the setup file downloaded in Step 6 and follow the on-screen instructions. Reboot as prompted.

 

After the set up - run the eccmd.exe -info again in CMD and It should give you a result like this

 

  1. "Cache Read Percent : x.xx%" (where x.xx% is some actual percentage)
    "Cache Write Percent : x.xx%" (where x.xx& is some actual percentage)

If you want. Run a DISK Read/Write Test  Before and After This Procedure I'm sure you' get the results you want.

 

Best Regards

Solid Cruver

 

 

 

 



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Re: Use SSD-Cache (mSata) on my IdeaPad with Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

I think i got it! Thank You for that nice Support! Finally I got it!

 

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Re: Use SSD-Cache (mSata) on my IdeaPad with Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

hi Arthi,

 

Yep, that's gonna be it!

Nice job there Smiley Wink

 

Cheers!

Solid Cruver



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