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radekpletka
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Message 11 of 15

Re: M.2 SSD on W540 20BGCT01WW

I am having fun:  

 

Here is a copy of the e-mail that you sent to KingSpec Electronics Technology Co. Ltd. No further action is required on your part. Seller will communicate to you if there are any questions or comments. 
 
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My friend bought for me  KingSpec 2242-1tb-A  X0027XHNRR and I installed it into Lenovo W540. The installation went OK, it fits in, the blue light on the m.2 slot next to the M.2 drive is on but the Win10 pro on W540 does not recognize this SSD. It does not show in the device manager.  Other SSD utility programs also do not see the 1T M.2 KingSpec drive. Where can I download the drivers for it and do you also have the program, which checks the health of the drive if it has the latest firmware. Thank you  R. Pletka
 
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Any advice?
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Message 12 of 15

Re: M.2 SSD on W540 20BGCT01WW

As I said, I have never used that drive but I would expect that it would work.  Boot into the BIOS and under security/I-O Port access, make sure WWAN is not disabled.  I would also look under the windows Disk Manager screen to see if it needs to be initialized.  Beyond that, I have no suggestions.


Rich


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radekpletka
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Message 13 of 15

Re: M.2 SSD on W540 20BGCT01WW

It is enabled, it has a blue light on, so it looks like it is powered, but system does not recognize it. The chinese seller is communicating with me, but so far just general recommendations. I am looking for USB to M.2 adapter to check the darn thing other way.


R

radekpletka
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Message 14 of 15

Re: M.2 SSD on W540 20BGCT01WW

Good news. Problem solved

This is what worked for me. Because I did not see the 1T SSD as second drive on the boot screen of W540, I decided to take out my primary 2.5 inch SATA SSD, which is easy to take out, basically just the 2 screews on the cover and one more screw on HD enclosure.

 

The I removed the batter, took out the power, waited a bit and put battery and power in and tried to boot the W540. On the boot screen it showed the boot screen, I went to bios and run a storage test and it showed that the 1T SSD is OK.

 

I then put back the 2.5 inch SSD and run the free EaseUS Todo Backup and Cloned the 250G SSD to 1T. I booted the computer with F12 option, it showed the 1T SSD and computer booted from it. Now I will run the Partition magic to fix the 750G of free space on the SSD, but this is not a big deal. Thank you for your help and support. On the Amazon website, whete I bought it, is even a page wiht list of compatible computers and the W540 is on it. I did not see this before I bought it.

I was also impressed with a support from KingSpec, Mellisa English was good and she was responding promptly

radekpletka
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Message 15 of 15

Re: M.2 SSD on W540 20BGCT01WW

Just wanted to confirtm the W540 with 1TB is working without any problems so far.

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