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paulgj
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Has anyone had the 2100: detection error on the mSATA port?

I have a T420 and tried a Crucial M500 but kept getting the 2100 detection error.   I'm wondering if the mSATA version would be OK or if this problem is present on both the main SATA bay as well as the mSATA connection?

 

Has anyone had this error when booting an SSD from the mSATA port?

 

Thanks! 


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Re: Has anyone had the 2100: detection error on the mSATA port?

I run a Crucial m4 mSATA 256GB in my T420.

 

As I mentioned in your other thread, I saw the error once or twice - IIRC on the very first power-up and again after a firmware update.  Once the SSD finished its internal housekeeping, it never happened again.

 

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Re: Has anyone had the 2100: detection error on the mSATA port?

Thanks.  I'm wondering if it is as widespread as the error when in the main bay.  Thinking of the differences between the two SATA interfaces for the chipset.


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Re: Has anyone had the 2100: detection error on the mSATA port?

That's a good point (the different SATA ports).  Sorry I didn't clarify in the other thread that I'm running an mSATA part.  It's also a different version - m4 vs m500.

 

I'm only a test case of 1, but I can report that the mSATA m4 works perfectly for me.  Makes for a very nice setup too.  I kept the 500GB HDD as a data drive and have it set to spin down when idle.  Makes for a quick, quiet machine.

 

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Re: Has anyone had the 2100: detection error on the mSATA port?

yes that shounds like a great solution, why waste that mSATA port, then can have storage drive AND an extra bay for the optical drive, additional battery, additional drive.


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Re: Has anyone had the 2100: detection error on the mSATA port?

" I kept the 500GB HDD as a data drive and have it set to spin down when idle"

 

Just curious - how to you specify that the HDD spin down and the SSD stay active all the time.  Doesn't windows power settings apply globally?


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Re: Has anyone had the 2100: detection error on the mSATA port?

In Win 7 at least it just does what I want.  The HDD spins down but the SSD stays active.  The OS seems to understand which is which.

 

Z.


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