11-24-2016 03:36 PM - edited 11-25-2016 12:23 PM
I am trying to replace my 512 NVMe Samsung SSD with a Toshiba/OCZ RD400. After cloning the drive, I checked the result on my desktop by accessing the RD400 mounted on a PCIe adapter to verify that the content was there and the drive accessible,
I then replaced the Yoga original Samsung SSD with the RD400 but the Yoga BIOS doe not recognize the drive. Am I missing something in the BIOS ? Is there a security setup or something else that would prevent the BIOS to recognize that new drive ?
Thanks for the help.
12-06-2016 10:25 AM
No, did not get any reply to the post. Called Lenovo customer support, the technician (?) told me that the specs did not mention support for drive over 500GB on the Lenovo website. He said that he was not trained to answer those type of questions and would not let me talk to someone who could. He told me to use this forum . Great service !
12-06-2016 11:56 AM
I doubt the size is the issue. Do you know the Samsung model number?
12-06-2016 12:02 PM
That's what I have been thinking too. Maybe there is a specific parameter in the bios since the drive works once mounted on a PCIe adapter. The model is RDV400-M22280-1T 07-2016. Thanks for the reply.
12-09-2016 11:26 PM
I managed to finally get ahold of a support agent through the online chat and was informed that certain models cannot be upgraded. To be honest I dont trust anything that a first line support agent says, however if this is the case Lenovo has soft locked the notebooks for particular drives or capacities.
Can anyone confirm if they have successfully upgraded their Lenovo Yoga 900-13ISK2 notebook with a 3rd party NVMe drive, if so can you post what drive was used including key information such as Make/Model/Capacity/Your Machine Model?
ATTENTION LENOVO: My notebook is the 80UE002RUS that comes stock with a 256GB PCIe NVME MZVLV256HCHP-002L2, and interestingly, if I download the maintenance manual the SSD drive models in the document are note even NVMe drives. As an example, the document states that my 254 GB drive should be a Samsung OEM MZNLN256HCHP which uses a Samsung PM871 SATA chip, however in reality my drive is a Samsung MZVLV256HCHP which uses a PM951 PCIe NVMe.
So far im VERY dissapointed with Lenovo's lack of information and the attention to detail in thier documentation.
If anyone has further information to share please help.
11-06-2017 01:17 AM - edited 11-07-2017 07:11 AM
Sounds like I did same thing, found out a way to reconganize the Toshiba SSD XG3 1TB.
Flash the linux edition BIOS, and setup the SATA Controller into ACHI mode.
Sometimes, especially the hot reboot, the DISK will lost in BIOS, and I spend a lot of time to get OS installed, because the nvme problem.
My 512GB Sansumg SM951 SSD reconganized very well, with both Windows and Linux BIOS.
However, with latest Windows BIOS, after get the Win 10 installed, it's dead loop reboot with 'inaccessible_boot_device' error, I gave up to solve it.
But after switch to Linux BIOS, it boots very well, one or two times blue screen boot error I had got.