07-15-2011 07:49 PM
07-16-2011 06:26 AM
Hi and welcome to the forum!
Is your BIOS current? http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-73436
As for 2nd HDD, lenovo hasn't released or claimed any Bay adapter is compatible with SL series but according to one user the ThinkPad Serial Hard Drive Bay Adapter III works great on SL500:- http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/SL-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/sl500-second-hdd/m-p/154465#M4353
SL500 and SL510 use optical drive of same size and architecture.
Maliha (I don't work for lenovo)
ThinkPads:- T400[Win 7], T60[Win 7], IBM 240[Win XP]
IdeaPad: U350Apple:- Macbook Air [Snow Leopard]
07-16-2011 10:20 AM
Ahh, it probably isn't. I just assumed it was. I'll get on that.
Thanks for the help!
I have a buddy that has a T series (One that will definitley work with that sata III bay thing) I talked to him and I'm going to order it. If it works for me, he'll order another one, if it doesn't, he'll buy it from me. So looks like I'm going to be all set.
07-16-2011 10:37 AM
Updated bios did not fix the 8gig problem. I'm updated to the 1.46 in the BIOS screen.
The beep pattern I'm getting on the 8 gigs of ram is 4-4-1-2 for what it's worth. Any more ideas? Once agian, works fine with 6gigs, doesn't work at all with 8.
07-16-2011 06:23 PM
07-20-2011 08:32 PM
Are you using Window 7 and if so is it the 64bit version? I had a similar problem after upgrading to 8gigs in my sl510.
Also a 2hdd in the drive bay works. I have an Ocz 120gig ssd as my main and the original 250gig hdd in the drive bay.
I picked the adapter up on amazon, just make sure the one you get matches the dvd drive's sata connections placement.
07-27-2012 12:32 PM
my experience with SSD and memory match the above too.
I didn't have to do anything with the BIOS.. I just bought a single 4GB stick and fitted another single I had from an Acer laptop that couldn't use it with the win7 32bit system (it was sold with 8Gb!!!)
JUst fitted an OCZ agility 3 120Gb drive.. I only have 25Gb left after removing the 320Gb so just ordered an Ultra Bay off eBay.. £15 inc post. will take about 1 week to ten days t arrive. It mentions the SL510 I have, specifically.
With the SSD I might use the laptop for photo editing with PS after all
Keep you posted
07-27-2012 01:03 PM
If you could try and use the 8Gb in the other computer you were speaking of. See if it gives you the same error.
Let us know how it goes,