12-19-2016 01:06 PM - edited 12-19-2016 01:22 PM
It's great to become a part of this community I oficially joined it a couple of days ago when received my new Thinkpad P50. It was equiped with 256Gb SSD M2 + 1Tb HDD. I decided to change HDD to something faster, lighter and less noisy - so I bought 512Gb Samsung EVO 750 SSD 2.5". I have no problems to disassemble laptop, remove HDD and put there my new SSD, but after that I fell into a bunch of "Higgs-problems". So what did I notice:
- Time at the boot splash screen (where by default you see lenovo logo) increased. Previously with HDD it was about a second, HDD LED blinked two or three times and that was it. Now HDD LED lits constantly without blinking and it's taking about 4 seconds at the best scenario (worst scenario - it goes to infinity, simply hangs on a splash screen).
- As I mentioned before, from time to time boot process hangs on a splash screen. At that moments only Ctrl+Alt+Del can help
- BIOS defines this SSD just OK (I'm not able to get into BIOS menu times to times because of hangs at startup, but when I can do it - I always see SSD in a drives list)
- It actually works OK. Windows tool from Samsung called Magician tells me that it's OK, CrystalDiskInfo tells me that it's OK, its SMART status is OK, according to that facts I can conclude that SSD itself isn't broken. I can write/read files, create/delete partitions/anything I could do with a storage
So this is why I'm here. This problem drives me crazy and kills all the happiness from bying such a cool laptop! Could anyone please help me? Have somebody ever faced with the same problem?
P.S. I tried to update BIOS to the last version, tried to flash it with a various old versions - no luck (I'm close to try'em all, really)
P.P.S. I was thinking about insufficient power supply for this SSD, because according to HDD specs it needs 5V 0.7A, and EVO has a sticker which says 5V 1.4A. But I saw a couple of posts/videos where people changed HDD to SSD with a same power specs and it was OK (for example, here: http://mikefrobbins.com/2016/03/10/upgrade-to-ssd-hard-drives-in-a-lenovo-thinkpad-p50/ his Crusial SSD has the same power specs)
12-19-2016 11:48 PM
UPDATE: I tried to connect SSD to the second port (at the top of two M2 SSD containers place) - same result. I just want to know could it be a device compatibility issue or sometnihg wrong with my SSD/laptop?
12-20-2016 10:29 AM
Another update: today when it freezed again at the boot splash screen I just decided to wait and not shut down the laptop. After a few minutes I saw this error:
2103 detection error on hdd0
I suppose it is time to bring this thing to the nearest Lenovo service
12-20-2016 01:40 PM
You may be disappointed with the Lenovo response to your service request, since it was YOU who changed out the HDD spinner with your own after-market SSD. They honestly have no reason to warranty-cover your situation, as they're only responsible for what they sold you... not what you did yourself after you got the product.
So they may want to charge you for the service. Just sayin'.
12-20-2016 01:59 PM
It is also likely that your SSD is a lemon -- happens occasionally. Have you tried it in a different machine?
12-20-2016 02:02 PM
Yes actually, I tried it on another laptop and it was just fine. Zero lag on boot, zero lag in usage. It allowed me to make a partition table, paritions, format'em, read/write, literally everything
12-20-2016 02:21 PM - edited 12-20-2016 02:21 PM
> So they may want to charge you for the service. Just sayin'.
Well, it's a hard question. On the one hand - you're right, it was me who changed pre-installed HDD. But on the other hand, it is a CRU part, so technically I didn't break the warranty by replacing that unit. I didn't see any official "incompatible drives" list for my laptop (doubt that it exists), so technically as long as SSD is healthy and it fits the interface - it should work, right?
12-21-2016 01:52 AM
A few questions: