08-16-2016 10:44 PM
I successfully cloned my HDD to a SSD and installed the latest available (as of today) Thinkvantage System Update program (after uninstalling the prior SU version 4.0 on my T410). The SSD is working fine, but i noticed a few problems even though i installed all the drivers by running System update (with multiple reboots). The SSD speed is sub-optimal and Samsung magician says "there is no Samsung SSD on system. If you are using a custom storage driver Samsung Magician may not work properly - please install the latest storage driver." BIOS reports that there is a Samsung EVO.
The only thing that was not done was the BIOS update for my old BIOS version 1.18. So, finally i tried BIOS download/update option that was given in Thinkvantage System update. Even though goes through the download process, it did not install it (i got no windows asking prompts). So, then i installed the Lenovo BIOS update utility from http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/downloads/ds014149#update. This downloaded, and i got installed onto my computer, but at end when i said install bios it came up with an error box saying "The process does not recognize the system. The process has been cancelled". Next, i tried manually going into the directory where the BIOS update application was installed and started the WINPLASH64 app (i have 64-bit Windows 7 installed). This application could not run successfully, because it says it could not find the "Flash-rom" file which was specified in the "New BIOS" field in the starting window of this application. All this was done today, with whatever i could find on the lenovo website.
So, my guess is that going from BIOS version 1.18 to the current and latest 1.45 version of BIOS is too big of a jump and has not been tested. Is there an intermediate version of BIOS i need to download and install before updating to the 1.45 ? If so, where can i find this intermediate version ? I do need a BIOS update because i was able to get the expected SSD speeds on another (DELL) laptop, which has similar specs like my Thinkpad. I am hoping that BIOS update is the only thing i need, since i am hoping that System update has installed the proper Intel storage drivers that my SSD needs.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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08-17-2016 04:22 AM
I'd be interested to know if you can install 1.45 after a lower version; if it doesn't work we need to get it fixed and I don't have a T410 to test with. To find an older version please go to the link you provided in your above post and scroll down to the bottom of the page; you'll find several older versions there to choose from.
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08-17-2016 10:26 PM - edited 08-17-2016 10:28 PM
I found the problem today, with a careful look at things again. Here are my observations / suggestions for Lennovo to fix.
BTW, why is the "numbered list" not showing up in my post ? When i am typing (creating this message) i hit the "Numbered list" icon and the numbers are showing up while i type this message. But once i hit POST message, the screen is refreshed, and my numbered list is gone in the message. "Preview message" did not show the numbers either.