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P51 - 2100: Detection error on SSD1 (M.2)

2018-02-06, 21:09 PM

The storage in my ThinkPad P51 is configured as follows:

  • 1TB SSD in the first M.2 slot (came with the Laptop)
  • 500GB SSD Samsung 960 EVO in the second M.2 slot
  • 1TB SSD Samsung 840 EVO (MZ-MTE250BW) in the 2.5 Sata slot (with an Eluteng mSata to Sata adapter)

I'm not sure if it started happening just after installing the 960 EVO in the second M.2 slot or after some time, but when I turn on the machine in the morning (after a shutdown), I get the "2100: Detection error on SSD1 (M.2)" error.

By simply turning the machine off and on again it boots correctly and everything works fine.

BIOS version is 1.17 but it happened also with 1.16.

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Re: P51 - 2100: Detection error on SSD1 (M.2)

2018-02-06, 21:39 PM

It is hard to know without seeing the machine, but I would run Lenovo Vantage hardware test to check the disks.  I'm guessing the original SSD is getting sick.  Be sure to back up everything right away.


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Re: P51 - 2100: Detection error on SSD1 (M.2)

2018-02-07, 12:50 PM

Hello,

 

I do not have a ThinkPad P51 myself, but I had a similiar issue when initially installing M.2 SSDs into my P50.  It turns out the SSD wasn't firmly seated in its slot and over several days had partially migrated out of its slot so that it was making intermittent contact.  The solution was to power down, remove the battery and very carefully remove and then reinsert the M.2 SSD back into its slot and then secure it with the retaining screw.

 

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Re: P51 - 2100: Detection error on SSD1 (M.2)

2018-05-27, 23:18 PM
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Any update on the error for your P51? I am having the similar issue and trying to figure out the reason.
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Re: P51 - 2100: Detection error on SSD1 (M.2)

2018-06-06, 15:53 PM

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Any update on the error for your P51? I am having the similar issue and trying to figure out the reason.

Unfortunately no, it keeps happening.

 

FWIW I've already re-seated the card but I'm pretty sure that couldn't have been the culprit: it's fixed with the correct slides and it wouldn't systematically work after powering off and the again on.

 

Also, I would probably have had some random errors while reading/writing if it was a loosely connected (it seems more something like a capacitor that is not loaded on first try and then something else that keeps the card from being recognized until powering off and on again).

 

Not sure what to do, I'm not familiar with Lenovo support but I know that other well known brand would probably start changing one-piece at a time until they find what's wrong with it but if others like you have the same problem, it may be something that can't be fixed like this...

 

I'm also having another problem since day one: it goes BSOD with CRITICAL PROCESS DIED (and no memory dump) everytime it comes out of sleeping (so I'm forced to shutdown everytime).

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Re: P51 - 2100: Detection error on SSD1 (M.2)

2018-11-10, 3:23 AM

I get this same error on my P51 but not randomly.  It happens whenever I install a Lenovo Critical Update or update the BIOS. 

 

What is weird is that the update will complete, and then upon reboot the following happens:

 

  • Long lag with black screen, lots of disk activity indicated by the green light.
  • BSOD with "CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED" and the self check not working (stays at 0%).  The computer restarts after about 40-60 seconds.
  • Lenovo splash screen lags for a moment, then black screen with the disk error OP mentions.
  • Two successive restarts boot Windows 10 normally. 

This has happened with every single Lenovo / BIOS update since June / July.  Note that I did install additional RAM in that time period, but I am unsure if that is actually related (older posts on this BSOD issue seem to mention RAM / motherboard issues).  Running the boot screen Lenovo diagnostics on the memory Passes.  

 

It is slowly becoming routine for me, but still makes updating a nail-biting experience.

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Re: P51 - 2100: Detection error on SSD1 (M.2)

2018-11-10, 12:06 PM

Hello,

 

Have you checked to see if your NVMe and SATA SSDs have the latest firmware installed?

 

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Re: P51 - 2100: Detection error on SSD1 (M.2)

2018-11-10, 14:08 PM

I think this will be the summary about the SSD issue in my P51.

1.  The SSD I had issue is a Samsung brand OEM disk: PM961. For this model, there are versions for different PC brand. For my disk, it is a generic version. That is the cause of my problem. Lenovo also use PM961.

2. Lenovo does something in the BIOS level. The proof is that when I first installed the disk, the error would show up about once per month. After I upgrade the BIOS, the frequency became once per week.

3. It does not matter the disk is used as boot disk or not. As long as the disk is installed, the error will appear.

4. Levovo did issue a firmware update for the PM961 of Lenovo version. Unfortunately, I cannot use it.

5. I removed my PM961 from the machine, stick it to a enclosure box and it works fine for that purpose.

6. Now my PM51 has been running with another samsung SSD disk of retailer version for more than 3 months without any issue.

 

Summary: PM961disk is good; my P51 hardware is good; the BIOS is playing the magic.

 

I am disappointed about how Lenovo did the trick in BIOS. Don't get me wrong. I had two Levovo laptops in the last few years. They are good. But if Lenovo think the OEM version disk(or other parts) is not "good", just put it on the blacklist, hence it cannot be recogenized when installed. At least I can return my purchase. Or Lenovo should just stick to the industry standard.

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Re: P51 - 2100: Detection error on SSD1 (M.2)

2018-11-10, 18:31 PM

No I have not.  What is the best way to do that?

 

I should mention that my machine is using the factory M.2 drive as the boot disk and a WD Black HD for the second drive.

 

 

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Re: P51 - 2100: Detection error on SSD1 (M.2)

2019-05-17, 16:50 PM

I had exactly same problem as you but randomly, not steadfast. 
Mine is P51, came with original 512SSD, and i upgraded other 512 SSD Samsung 981 M2 Pcle.
i reckon that happened cause i chose wrong type of Drive when i upgraded other 512SSD Samsung 981, so i have an idea about "re-setup my drive Samsung" but i dont know how, what do you think about that idea?

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