12-02-2014 01:17 PM - last edited on 12-02-2014 11:52 PM by NateS
There is clearly nothig we can do. I have ran HDD diagnostics, the SSHD cache has a nice burst rate, but the read test slowly gets to a point with terrible read speeds. with HUGE speed downfalls, I mean this is not normal.
I have tried using Auslogics Defrag tools, my disk fragmentation is in a mint condition.
Please see yourself (I have a lot of screens like this with various test, let me know if you want more)
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12-03-2014 05:16 PM
The most probable driver to customize the SSD part of the disk would be here: http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=1901&sid=212&lang=en
The driver does not actually install for our specific model, though.
Even if it did, it wouldn't actually solve the problem of the HDD spinning down, though. After quite a bit of reading, you can disable something called APM, but that could potentially cause more inconvenience and battery loss than it's worth. I haven't tested it and I don't know if the OS or the drive itself causes the spin-down.
In any case, to those wanting to replace it without waiting for a Lenovo response, be EXTREMELY cautious when removing the cover. The tabs around the speakers (yes, they use tabs D= ) are incredibly brittle. Following the service manual with extreme care, the same tab on each side literally split in half and fell off when I took the cover off. Luckily, there are three more holding it on for each side.
I did not actually replace the HDD; I just wanted to see how much wiggle room there was to be had. There definitely -looks- to be enough room to put a 9.5mm HDD in; it'll just have less impact protection from the pads.
12-04-2014 12:34 PM
Not sure where my post is gone, I think I have posted some SSHD read speed results.
Anyway, the SSHD is really the worst part in this amazing laptop. Here are some interesting results:
12-06-2014 11:04 AM