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tuyengan
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The Thinkvantage Active Protection System-Lenovo airbag protection

hi, I'm using t420. I've replaced the HDD with a Crucial M4 SSD. I have some questions. The HDD will stop when a shock detected by TheThinkvantageActiveProtectionSystem. But now i'm using a SSD, I don't know that the Disk can be caused by stopping when a shock detected. Should I worry about it?

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Re: The Thinkvantage Active Protection System-Lenovo airbag protection

An SSD has no moving parts so there's no need to run APS. If you don't have any HDDs inside your T420, e.g. in the Ultrabay or mSATA, you can just uninstall APS altogether.

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Re: The Thinkvantage Active Protection System-Lenovo airbag protection

Are there even mSATA platter drives?

W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 64GB SD card, WXGA+ screen
TPT1: 1839-23U
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Re: The Thinkvantage Active Protection System-Lenovo airbag protection


@ColonelONeill wrote:
Are there even mSATA platter drives?

I have no idea. Despite that personal flaw, my assertion that "If you don't have any HDDs inside your T420, e.g. in the Ultrabay or mSATA, you can just uninstall APS altogether." remains true Smiley Wink

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aashburns
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Re: The Thinkvantage Active Protection System-Lenovo airbag protection

SSDs are nearly mainstream these days. It would be great if Lenovo disable the feature automatically when the laptop doesn't contain a hard disk. This would be a smart feature, similar to powering off the CD-ROM drive when it's not in use or Microsoft disabling defrag on SSDs in Win8.

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Re: The Thinkvantage Active Protection System-Lenovo airbag protection

"e.g. in the Ultrabay or mSATA, you can just uninstall APS altogether."

QUOTE:    hausman.

 

I wouldn't say uninstall, just deactivate, the reason being - what if in the future you wanted/had to reinstall - just another "pain" to remember and then go through when re-adding a disc drive.

 

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Re: The Thinkvantage Active Protection System-Lenovo airbag protection

Not uninstalling doesn't pose any issues. It's just one extra thing you don't need installed. Nothing bad will happen if you leave it installed or running with an SSD in the system.

W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 64GB SD card, WXGA+ screen
TPT1: 1839-23U
tuyengan
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Re: The Thinkvantage Active Protection System-Lenovo airbag protection

I've just disable APS, not uninstall. I'll enable it again when I install the HDD via caddy bay

nroberts
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Re: The Thinkvantage Active Protection System-Lenovo airbag protection

Note and Changelog information from the latest Active Protection System README file:

It looks like Lenovo have added more than just hard drive platter protection... specifically Intelligent Cooling - which is probably important for anyone with the newer super slim X1 models that tend to use a lot of CPU throttling to keep cool.

 

*4: This package should be installed for Intelligent Cooling.
<1.80.8.0>
- [Important]
        Fixed an issue where the Intelligent Cooling function erroneously set
        the CPU to low power state or low clock speed on ThinkPad T550 and W550s.

 

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