12-08-2014 08:41 PM
01-05-2016 06:03 AM
Is this an AMD Z50-75? If so I have a new A10 model and have the same problem.
I have tried both a Crucial MX200 and a SANDISK SSD in it and neither work.
I cloned the HDD using Acronis. The cloned SSDs will work in other Laptops (e.g. my old Samsung).
The Z50 is on the latest BIOS (2.09).
If I put the SSD into the HDD slot (under UEFI and AHCI) and then try to:
(a) boot from a Windows 10 boot media I get 'DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (storahci.sys)' errors
(b) boot from a sysresccd.org media and use Gparted then Gparted cannot see the SSD at all.
If I put the Z50 BIOS SATA mode to 'Compatable' then the SSD will sort of boot but it goes into an eternal cycle of Windows repairs. I tried the 'recovery' option here too but the recovered image was also corrupt and cycled through the repair stage.
I have tried Crucial support who thought it might be a AHCI driver issue.
Lenovo support will not help with 'hardware modifications'.
05-04-2017 07:50 AM
I have about the same problem. I bought a new SSD device from crucial, installed it in a caddy on cd drive slot. It is recognized by bios but not by windows 10. SO I can't do either a copy or something else before to change disk drives.
My I have some hints.