05-08-2012 05:05 AM - edited 05-08-2012 05:16 AM
Hi again ankhwatcher,
have you had a look at this ?
this thread should give you some insight,
have a read,
İf still no joy,then i certainly recommend that you ask your question directly to the folks at:
geeks to go, aumha and windows 7 forums.
Let us know how you go.
06-24-2012 08:46 AM
One the requirements is the sata controller be set to raid. Not going to happen on the y480. Bios choices are achi or compatible. If units shipping have the 32/64gb msata ssd installed then they have a different bios installed. They only way i see to use the OCZ Nocti 120gb Msata ssd that I installed is to reload the os to it. Some one have any other way? Tried the rapid drive link which installed fine but did not do anything.
06-25-2012 07:02 AM
Just got off the phone with tech support, It would appear you have to order the Y480 with the 32gb msata as it has the bios support for rapid drive. Y480's ordered with out the ssd option do not have the bios installed for rapid drive (raid).
Not a smart economic move. Ony option is to install the os on the msata device.
06-25-2012 08:34 AM
"Just got off the phone with tech support, It would appear you have to order the Y480 with the 32gb msata as it has the bios support for rapid drive. Y480's ordered with out the ssd option do not have the bios installed for rapid drive (raid).
Not a smart economic move. Ony option is to install the os on the msata device." -fischerms80
Great, I've just bought a laptop from douchebags.
07-02-2012 08:57 AM
I have an mSATA cache installed version. It has a special BIOS (not available online). It has a 36 in the version number. The latest available online is with 34 in the number. If you only run windows, this setup works good. But, if you plan to put another OS (linux) on it, the process gets really complicated due to the SSD cache.
If anyone is flushing their BIOS, there is an utility from Insyde BIOS that will allow you to dump the old BIOS into a file at the time of flushing the BIOS. If I ever want to turn off my SSD cache, at that time I might dump out the special BIOS.
All the SSD cache directions for y470 seem INVALID on y480.
07-04-2012 10:22 PM
Could you dump your BIOS and attached it here? I will try get it from Lenovo if there is no other option but it can be difficult if they didn't put it already. Stupid move from their side. :/ If I won't succeed with turning on Intel Smart Response then I will probably return Y580 and get something from competition where there are no such a stupid issues.
07-18-2012 01:14 PM
If I try to play with BIOS, the laptop may turn into a brick and Lenov will crap on warranty if that happens. I would wait a few more months to see if someone has done BIOS upgrade/downgrade successfully.
If anyone is interested in swapping with my Y480, I might be interested as I don't run windows that much and this SSD cache thing is a pain to bypass while using linux.
09-20-2012 01:03 PM
01-23-2013 03:32 PM
There is something missing here....
I bought a machine with 1TB HDD + 32GB SSD. After trying to upgrade to Win 8 and then getting a BSOD I have gone to BIOS and fond that there is only AHCI and legacy option no RAID option at all.
What am I missing....
How does one find the version of the BIOS
01-24-2013 05:57 PM