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Paper Tape
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Registered: ‎02-23-2012
Location: Poland
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t410\t420 doesn't recognize Samsung 830 ssd (MZ-7PC256N)

I've got the latest bios, tried to use the Lenowo SSD firmware update utity and nothing.. It cant find the drive.

The drive cant be used via SATA.

It is detected only via usb-sata connector.

 

Ive tried with  t410 and a t420 laptops.

 

What shoud I do?

 

Regards

Przemek

Bit Torrent
Posts: 2,401
Registered: ‎04-08-2011
Location: USA
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Re: t410\t420 doesn't recognize Samsung 830 ssd (MZ-7PC256N)

I am using http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147138 as the primary drive in my T420.  Are you using yours in the primary bay?  Ultrabay?  Externally connected?

 

It sounds like you are externally connecting it but I could not tell for sure.

Paper Tape
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎02-23-2012
Location: Poland
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Re: t410\t420 doesn't recognize Samsung 830 ssd (MZ-7PC256N)

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Well I am using the same model as You are as the primary drive - connected to SATA port (primmary bay).

 

Could You provide me some information like:

- T420 Type

- Bios version

- SDD firmware version

 

I just tried with my old Siemens Amilo laptop and the SDD was detected without any problems.

 

As I mentioned before when the drive is connected via usb adapter (provided by Samsung) Its detected as USB drive but I need to get it working as primary drive.

 

Bit Torrent
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Re: t410\t420 doesn't recognize Samsung 830 ssd (MZ-7PC256N)

T420 4236-NVU

BIOS 83ET67WW 1.37, 11/28/2011

Drive firmware CXM02B1Q

 

Broadband 3G
Posts: 999
Registered: ‎01-06-2011
Location: Sacramento, CA
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Re: t410\t420 doesn't recognize Samsung 830 ssd (MZ-7PC256N)


przemekch wrote:

I've got the latest bios, tried to use the Lenowo SSD firmware update utity and nothing.. It cant find the drive.

 



Well this is no surprise since Lenovo does not offer this drive as an option. You'll have to get the latest firmware from Samsung support.

 

http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/product/MZ-7PC256N/AM

Paper Tape
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎09-15-2012
Location: France
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Re: t410\t420 doesn't recognize Samsung 830 ssd (MZ-7PC256N)

Hey dude you got it to work?

802.11n
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Registered: ‎08-13-2010
Location: Tucson, Arizona
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Re: t410\t420 doesn't recognize Samsung 830 ssd (MZ-7PC256N)

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Install Samsung's SSD Magician - comes with the drive.  Just may need initializing.