09-21-2012 10:22 PM
I got my 430s, and it's with a 16Gb mSATA SSD cache inside.
Now everytime when I open my PC, it shows Error 2101 Detection error on HDD2 (mini sata) and I need to press ESC to continue.
Is there any software or driver's problem, or it just phsically got wrong?
Any techician could help to solve, or I have to do it my own?
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11-08-2012 06:02 AM
The Error 2101: Detection error on HDDx miniSata is a BIOS error. This has nothing to do with the operating system you have installed or any drivers. During the POST, the system does not see the miniSata drive.
I (like some others) received my new T530 yesterday, setup it all up and then a few hours later received this error.
The solution is simple. You must open up your ThinkPad. Remove the two keyboard screws and remove the keyboard and RE-SEAT the miniSata drive. There is 1 screw holding the board down. Remove it, re-insert it in. Screw everything back up and voila, no more issue. Go to the Lenovo / ThinkPad Guides and Manuals page for your device (http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/guides-and-manuals/default.page?) and download the Hardware Maintenance Manual for your ThinkPad. There are clear instructions (for those less inclined) on how to remove the keyboard. You do NOT need to disconnect the ribbon cable. Simple / carefully slide the keyboard forward and the miniSata drive will be visible and accessible.
You can also use the ExpressCache program to get stats on the miniSata drive and see how it is working. Open a Command Prompt (in Administrator Mode) and issue the command:
eccmd -info - Display ExpressCache activity informatio
eccmd -? - Will show you all options
eccmd -format - Will reformat and clear the cache drive.
Hopefully, this will help out those out there with this issue. Just remember, if the BIOS doesn't see the device, it is not a driver problem !
11-14-2012 10:44 PM
As I've just posted on another thread, I have the exact same issue with a W520 and Crucial mSATA SSD. It's happened twice now in a short period of time (a few days). Leaving battery out for a while has cured it so far, but this is no good and I very much doubt the problem is a poorly seated card. It is held firmly in place with a screw. BTW, "eccmd is not a recognized command". Where do I get that programme?
11-16-2012 05:04 PM
Download ExpressCache from the following link that corresponds to the Windows 7 installation (32bit or 64bit):
Also, see this post for more info:
ExpressCache is the software which manages the 16 GB mSATA drive as an additional cache for rapid loading of programs. It is different than RapidBoot and RapidBoot Shield. It should be preinstalled on any ThinkPad system which has the 16 GB mSATA drive...
11-18-2012 02:27 PM
11-19-2012 10:52 AM
Well, who really knows why a number of systems are having this problem. But, for me the key is that the problem is resolved in 5 min by yourself ! Glad to know that it helped you solve the issue.
Yupp, my new T530 is humming along nicely. A nice step up from the T510...
02-17-2013 12:24 PM
Tried re-seating the card and rebooted. The error message went way just once and the computer acted squirrely. Re-booted and got the message again. So, I'm putting in a service request to probably get a replacement. The computer is less than a month old. I shouldn't be getting these errors!
07-10-2013 10:29 AM
07-10-2013 12:22 PM
If the screw that holds it in place was installed, it cannot be mis=installed. It sounds to me like a hardware problem