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Tomasu
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W530 and mSATA detection error

I bought a 120G Crucial M500 mSATA ssd a while back and have been seeing fairly consistent boot errors saying it can't detect the ssd. This is my boot/root drive, and the laptop runs fine for days/weeks at a time without problem.

 

Which is odd, because I can boot off that ssd just fine after pressing escape to ignore the error. Sometimes from a cold boot it doesn't happen, but pretty much 100% of reboots result in that error message.

 

Is there a way to fix this? It's rather annoying to have to babysit the laptop on boot.

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Re: W530 and mSATA detection error

Hello and welcome,

 

Have you checked with Crucial?  I had similar-sounding issues with an M4.  Sometimes the SSD is slow to come on-line due to internal house-keeping work.

 

Perhaps there's a firmware update or work-around.

 

Z.


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Tomasu
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Re: W530 and mSATA detection error

Last time I looked there wasn't a firmware update for the m500, but there is now. I've updated and it seems to have fixed the problem I was seeing.

 

I was just assuming it was some artificial limitation lenovo likes to implement to prevent installing 3rd party hardware.

 

Thanks for replying and reminding me to re-check for a firmware update Smiley Happy

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Re: W530 and mSATA detection error

If/when you determine that the problem is fixed, please come back and mark the thread "solved". 

 

Regards,

Z.

 

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