07-07-2013 10:25 PM - edited 07-07-2013 10:26 PM
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Did your 32gb SSD came preinstalled as well from Lenovo, If that's the case the Cache should be preconfigured,
Can you try check this article if this will show you the information you need.
Hope this helps,
07-08-2013 04:10 AM
Thank you, Laptop U410 was provided with 1TB disk + 32GB SSD cache. Partition for cache is hidden i think, RST was preinstalled with system, but i heard that it is working only with RAID and Windows 8 was preinstalled with AHCI
07-08-2013 07:33 AM
try Checking it with expresscache then, Like on my previous reply here's how you check it.
(This means that ExpressCache is installed, but the mSATA device is not configured correctly. Uninstall ExpressCache from "Programs and Features" control panel, and then refer to the Solution section of this document.)
(This means that ExpressCache is not installed. Refer to the Solution section of this document.)
(This means that ExpressCache is installed and working properly. No further action is needed.)
To resolve the issue, first delete the primary partition on the mSATA SSD and then install the ExpressCache software. The ExpressCache installer will automatically create the necessary caching partition on the mSATA SSD.
If you're planning to:
1. Upgrade the 32GB mSATA SSD to 120GB and use the Intel Smart Response Technology to cache data, it will be good as the size is big but it will not really take that much space to cache the data (20Gb or below is already good enough for caching). If you're planning to install the OS on the mSATA SSD, It'll also be good but not as fast as using a 2.5 SATA SSD.
2. Upgrade the 2.5 SATA HDD to a 2.5 SATA SSD and make it as a primary drive, this will improve over all performance especially if you get the OCZ Vertex 4 SATA III 2.5 SSD or similar.as the read/write speed is much faster than the mSATA SSD. Check this review.
Do give this a try and let us know
Hope This Helps
07-16-2013 12:48 PM
Since you're using Windows 8
Can you try pressing windows key+x
then select Command Prompt (Admin)
then type eccmd.exe -info
And check the result on the article
07-18-2013 03:18 AM
using this thread and the tips found there I tried to solve some issues with my laptop. I also have a U410, running windows 8. I'm supposed to have a 24gb ssd. I'm saying supposed, because I'm not sure it's actually there.
I started with the command prompt, running eccmd.exe -info. This told me ExpressCache was installed, but that the "HFS Volume was not mounted". Following the steps that were described to me, I then uninstalled ExpressCache, downloaded the installer, saved the steps on a notepad and restarted my computer. So far no problems.
The next step was to delete the primary partition using Disk Management. This however listed only one disk (the 1TB storage one), with various volumes. These are C:\ (windows) and a D:\ drive called LENOVO. There are also some volumes on there with no drive letter associated to them. However, all on the same device. So as far as I can tell I have no SSD?
As you can imagine I'm quite puzzled over this. I always figured the D:\ drive was my SSD and never looked into it much. However, the laptop always had various issues with rapid start, booting up, and going to sleep mode/shutting down either not working or taking forever. Now that I finally looked into it I guess that that's all related to this.
My question is: what do I do? Is there anything I can do about this myself, or do I have to turn in my laptop?