05-16-2012 02:36 AM
I've read a lot about the 2101 Detection Error of mSATA issue on x220 with mSATA other than intel 310 installed.
Last year I purchased a W520 and an Intel 310 mSATA. They worked fine together untill yesterday.
I have windows 7 enterprice 64bit installed on the mSATA and linux installed on an SSD. I have a 500GB HDD installed in the ultrabay, as a shared data volume shared by Windows and Linux.
Everytime I try to boot windows, it fails. And during the next reboot, the "2101 Detection Error" shows up. To try to solve this problem I have the mSATA reseated and the 2101 error disappears, until I try to boot windows again.
Everything works fine IF I ONLY BOOT LINUX. 2101 Detection Error shows up everytime I TRY TO BOOT WINDOWS UP.
I've updated the UEFI BIOS to the latest version which is 1.36 but the problem is still there.
I've used the lenovo diagnosis tool (bootable usb) to run a set of quick tests and no error detected (except for drive self test either not supported or not passed).
Please find the configuration of my laptop below:
CPU: I7 2720 QM
MEMORY: 16GB (4GB SAMSUNG X 4)
VIDEO: QUADRO 1000M
DISK 0 (INNER): OCZ VERTEX III 120GB (SSD)
DISK 1 (ULTRABAY): ST MOMENTUS X 500GB (HDD)
DISK 2 (MINISATA): INTEL 310 (SSD)
OS: WINDOWS 7 64BIT ENTERPRICE, GENTOO LINUX.
05-16-2012 05:06 AM
Is the mSata card first in the boot order?
05-16-2012 05:59 AM
I'll try this.
Does UEFI have any problem with Windows booting? I've only experienced some problem when I was trying to install GRUB legacy onto a UEFI-only desktop (Z77 mobo)...
05-16-2012 06:02 AM - edited 05-16-2012 06:03 AM
Yes, mSATA is the first.
Is that problematic?
Also, both UEFI and legacy boot have been enabled in my laptop.
No, there had been issues in the past when the mSata card was not the first drive in the boot order. The default boot is to try legacy first and then UEFI. It is possible that your Intel card is having an issue. Have you checked it with the Intel SSD Toolbox?
05-16-2012 06:58 AM
No. I'll try this toolbox. Now I'm downloading it.
If the problem of my mSATA card is actually a hardware issue I'll be surprised. 'Cause I can read and write the filesystem on this card from my Linux normally. But anyway I'll first try to run some diagnosis with the intel SSD toolbox.
Thanks for your replies.
05-16-2012 07:56 AM
Systems that support UEFI require that boot partition must reside on a GPT disk. If your windows installation is not on GPT disk, and on MBR then you can not use UEFI to boot.
05-16-2012 01:23 PM
I've to installed a new Windows on my laptop to run the Intel SSD toolbox. After I reinstalled the windows system I found the problem seemed disappeared. And there is no mistake reported by the Intel SSD toolbox. I don't know what's happened during my former windows system, or during the reinstallation...
Anyway I hope the 2101 detection error issue was just occasional, maybe due to some software or OS defection.
06-27-2012 11:23 PM
I've sent the mSATA SSD back to Intel and after 3 days they returned me a new one. Now the new one works fine with my laptop.
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