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SATA HDD in Ultra Bay adapter automatically disappeared itself from system

2009-05-07, 13:11 PM

Hello,

 

I have a big, big issue with my new T61 (8891-CTO). I use a second HDD (200GB Hitachi drive) in the SATA Ultra Bay adapter. The problem is, after a while (some hours) the mounted harddisk disappeared from the system without any reasons or advance notice. As well if the HDD is currently in use f.e. when I copy some files on it. If I remove the Ultra Bay adapter afterwards and plug in again the drive letter d: is back. If I check the Windows event viewer I see 3 main events regarding to this.

 

1. Warning:  ID 51   An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk0\D during a paging operation.

2. Warning:  ID 57   The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur.

2. Error:       ID12    The device 'HITACHI HTS722020K9SA00  FDE' (IDE\DiskHITACHI_HTS722020K9SA00__FDE____________DC4LC75A\383031303730504434313031454436473936504e) disappeared from the system without first being prepared for removal.

 

I already googled for this issue, but found nothing. By the way the DVD drive works fine and when I put the HDD in the main bay I have also no problems. Hopefully someone of you guys have any ideas.

 

Thanks and Regards

 

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Re: SATA HDD in Ultra Bay adapter automatically disappeared itself from system

2009-05-07, 13:14 PM

Oh, I forgot. I use Windows XP SP3 with actual patchlevel. The T61 already has the latest drivers from lenovo (comes with the WinXP conversionKit downgrade).

 

 

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Re: SATA HDD in Ultra Bay adapter automatically disappeared itself from system

2009-06-07, 10:30 AM

I have T60p and SATA HDD in Ultrabay and it keeps disconecting after few minutes of inactivity. I think that could be same problem... I have Win XP SP3.

When I left music or movie played from that drive, it never disconnects it. I don´t know what to do. I had Windows 7 installed for few moments and this problem wasn´t there.

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Re: SATA HDD in Ultra Bay adapter automatically disappeared itself from system

2009-06-08, 13:55 PM

Hi,

I have the same problem with my T61p 6457-V5F. The symptoms are almost the same. It happens usually during system shutdown, sometimes during starup. Both HDD activity indicators under the screen and on the UltraBay are constantly on and that is lasting forever until I mechanically  eject the Ultrabay drive, the same warnings and errors in  windows log.

 

I tried to change the HDD from Lenovo's original Hitachi  HTS722016K9SA00 to my old 160Gb Seagate Momentus 5400.3  - it was the same. Restoring the factory system also had no effect. Installing fresh Windows results in the same during the installation process itself.

 

The systems I tried are: Win XP SP2, Vista Buisiness (the one that came with my laptop) and Win7 RC.

 

Any solutions?

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Re: SATA HDD in Ultra Bay adapter automatically disappeared itself from system

2009-06-23, 11:41 AM
I solved problem by installing Windows 7. I have Ubuntu as second OS and there is everything working right as it is supposed to work. Try live cd if your problem will be even in linux.
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2009-09-26, 9:46 AM

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Re: SATA HDD in Ultra Bay adapter automatically disappeared itself from system

2009-10-31, 20:51 PM

@all

 

I solved the issue by replacing the SATA HDD Adapter. I also figured out that there are different types with different controller chips inside. The caddy's looks almost the same, just with some small differences. See my comparition below:

 

SATA HDD Adapter 1:  => not compatible

 

- HDD LED on front:                          round shape green

- amount of screws on backside:  2x

- Controller Chip inside:                  Marvel 88SA8040 TBC A56953.8

- plastic overhang on the connector side (rear) to prevent use for T4x models

 

 

SATA HDD Adapter 2:  => compatible and stable :smileyhappy:

 

- HDD LED on front:                          rectangle shape blue

- amount of screws on backside:  3x

- Controller Chip inside:                  Marvel 88SA8040 TBC1 A65477.7

- plastic overhang on the connector side

 

Strange thing for me is that both HDD Adapter have the same FRU => 26R9246

 

Refer also the pictures which I found on a taiwanese page

 

Link to picture

 

From left to right: SATA Adapter1 (not compatible), SATA Adapter2 (compatible), PATA Adapter

 

Link to Picture

 

From left to right: SATA Adapter1 (not compatible), SATA Adapter2 (compatible), PATA Adapter


Link to picture

 

top to bottom: SATA Adapter1 (not compatible), SATA Adapter2 (compatible), PATA Adapter

 

Link to picture

 

top to bottom: SATA Adapter1 (not compatible), SATA Adapter2 (compatible), PATA Adapter

 

In case you have further questions, no hesitate to ask :smileyhappy:

 

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Re: SATA HDD in Ultra Bay adapter automatically disappeared itself from system

2009-10-31, 20:59 PM

small correction: SATA2 (which is compatible) doesnt have a plastic overhang on the connector side (rear). Was just a copy and paste mistake bu myself.

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Re: SATA HDD in Ultra Bay adapter automatically disappeared itself from system

2009-10-31, 21:18 PM

Interesting...

Mine looks like incompartible, though the chip is 88SA8040-NNC1 A70154.2

BTW are P/N the same? How did you get the working one?

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Re: SATA HDD in Ultra Bay adapter automatically disappeared itself from system

2009-10-31, 21:30 PM

Hi tsafoni,

 

you mean whats my source for the working one? P/N is for both the same (26R9247).

 

Cheers,

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