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Slava
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Does any configuration of the E530 have a mSATA socket?

I'm about to buy E530 HLG 3259  which comes without any mSata SSD device.

Does it have the mSATA _socket_?  I want to buy the crucial M4 mSata SSD and install it by myself, Will I be able to do it in the stated above model?

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Re: Does any configuration of the E530 have a mSATA socket?

All E530 with the i3, i5, and i7 Intel CPU would have a WWAN/mSATA slot.
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Re: Does any configuration of the E530 have a mSATA socket?

Thanks.

I read this post:

http://www.joshblogs.com/2012/05/lenovo-edge-e530-thinkpad-bootloop-and.html 

 

"Having no OS on the primary HDD in an Lenovo Edge E530 Thinkpad laptop will cause an endless bootloop."

 

And I was wondering if it's true, after installing the mSata SSD (And installing the OS on it) I would like to foramt the main HDD.

The guy in post claims that there is no option to boot if the main HDD doesn't have OS on it.

is it true?

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Re: Does any configuration of the E530 have a mSATA socket?

Hi, Slava

 

There is no reason that this should be the case. Though SSDs are becoming more and more popular, most computers today are still shipped with HDDs, and if a computer is used to booting from an HDD, then changes must be made for it to boot from a SSD.

 

HDDs use a SATA connection, while SSDS use an MSATA connection. This means that the SSD has to go in a different spot than the HDD. When a computer is first turned on, the first thing to run is the BIOS. Within the BIOS, there are several options and changes that can be made. One of these is the boot order. If the computer is not aware that it can try to boot from an SSD, it will presume that only the HDD is bootable. And if there is no OS installed on the HDD, then a bootloop will occur. But if the settings in BIOS are properly changed, then there is no reason that a mSATA drive cannot be made bootable while the original HDD is completely formatted.

 

Hope it helps,

Adam

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Re: Does any configuration of the E530 have a mSATA socket?

Hey,

You don't have to explain me about the boot sequence..the funny thing that he wrote in his post thtat he configured his boot order to boot first from the SSD drive and still had those issues..

 

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