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11-25-2013

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Power manager optical drive power off

2013-11-25, 17:07 PM

I enjoy the feature of automatically powering off the optical drive in power manager. My issue is after reformatting my T530 the option is there until I do an update using the Lenovo ThinkVantage System Update. One of the updates seems to remove the feature from the power manager. Does anyone else experience this and if so, do you know which update does it?

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06-21-2010

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Re: Power manager optical drive power off

2013-11-28, 23:26 PM

I was actually fighting this myself the other day.... I have a T430s running Windows 7 64-bit, so a very similar machine.

 

Check what version of the the Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver you are running. Surprisingly the RST Driver version 12.8.0.1016 that Lenovo System Update wanted to download for me is NOT compatible with Windows 7, on the T430x/T530x line, at least according to the README file.  I have no idea why System Update wants to download it on Windows 7.  Try to install the 11.2.0.1006 version of RST Driver.

 

The fact that it's shows up both in System Update & in the driver matrix as compatiable with Win7-64bit on the T430/T530 line is a problem, and it took me forever to figure out. 

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Re: Power manager optical drive power off

2013-11-26, 8:30 AM

Hi,

 

Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!

 

Do you mean to say that you can’t find “Power Manager > Advanced > System setting > Automatic optical drive power off” option?

 

Kindly uninstall the DVD drive driver from the device manager and then restart the system to reinstall the driver and check if it get resolved. Some users who have face the same issue have got it resolved after installing Intel Rapid Store Technology Driver. Could you please try the same? And, may I know which Operating system you are using now?

 

Hope to hear back from you soon!

 

Best regards,

Mithun.



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11-25-2013

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Re: Power manager optical drive power off

2013-11-28, 5:07 AM

I am currently running windows 7 professional 64 bit and have tried the intel rapid store technology driver and the uninstall of the DVD drive driver and both have been unsuccessful. The intel RST driver is the update one that I recieved from the system update application from lenovo.

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Re: Power manager optical drive power off

2013-11-28, 6:40 AM

Hi,

 

Could you please confirm the version of power manager installed in your system?

 

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Re: Power manager optical drive power off

2013-11-28, 23:26 PM

I was actually fighting this myself the other day.... I have a T430s running Windows 7 64-bit, so a very similar machine.

 

Check what version of the the Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver you are running. Surprisingly the RST Driver version 12.8.0.1016 that Lenovo System Update wanted to download for me is NOT compatible with Windows 7, on the T430x/T530x line, at least according to the README file.  I have no idea why System Update wants to download it on Windows 7.  Try to install the 11.2.0.1006 version of RST Driver.

 

The fact that it's shows up both in System Update & in the driver matrix as compatiable with Win7-64bit on the T430/T530 line is a problem, and it took me forever to figure out. 

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11-05-2013

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Re: Power manager optical drive power off

2013-11-30, 21:57 PM

It was a bad experience when i tried the rapid store Intel technology driver too. Try the system update application as it would work best for you.

 

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Re: Power manager optical drive power off

2013-12-03, 5:54 AM

What is the solution? How to revert to a pervious Intel Rapid Storage driver?

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Re: Power manager optical drive power off

2013-12-03, 15:57 PM

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What is the solution? How to revert to a pervious Intel Rapid Storage driver?


Yes. You need to install the 11.2.0.1006 version of the Intel Rapid Storage driver. Here's the manual install process from the README file:

 

Installing files
 12. Select Start.
 13. [Windows 7/Vista]
       Right-click Computer, and then select Properties. At the left pane, select
       Device Manager.
     [Windows XP]
       Right-click My Computer, select Properties, select the Hardware tab, and
       then select Device Manager.
 14. Double-click/double-tap the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers or Storage
     controllers category.
 15. Double-click/double-tap either of the following devices;
       Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller
       Intel(R) 7 Series Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller
       Intel(R) 5 Series 6 Port SATA AHCI Controller
       Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller
 16. Select the Driver tab, then select Update Driver Software...
 17. Select Browse my computer for driver software.
 18. Select Browse..., then point to driver location specified in step 9.
 19. Make sure the checkbox next to "Include subfolders" is checked and select
     Next.
 20. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete installation and restart
     the computer.

  Delete the file saved in the step 4.
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Re: Power manager optical drive power off

2014-01-10, 7:06 AM

Thank you so much for this fix! After countless futile hours of uninstalling and reinstalling different versions of Power Manager, calling tech support and other myriad things, I was seriously considering returning my new Thinkpad if this was evidence of the quality of Lenovo's software. Not only was the optical drive power off feature no longer available, but certain other configuration options under the "Global Power Settings" tab were gone too. Little did I know it all had to do with an incompatible IRS driver.

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