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keneee23
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Error 2101 Detection error on HDD2 (mini sata) X220

running 1.40 bios

think I have WWAN model as there is a SIM slot and there are a red and blue wires ready for the 3G wireless card.

all lenovo drivers etc checked to latest versions

Installed 128GB Kingspan which failed to do anything and caused the whole system to be unbootable. Turns out the ssd was dead as it did not work in working usb enclosure.

swapped in 64GB msata minipci from my old eee901 it is the correct size for the lenovo slot - it wasn't for the 901 and I am now getting 2101 Detection Error on hdd2 on boot up.

I have tried reseating the card, cleaning the pins, reseating, booting to Hirens, Slacko, Gparted, Fedora and not been able to see it as the error code is pre OS...

 

Anything I can do? - roll back drivers, roll back bios, buy specific brand msata any suggestions welcome :-)

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Re: Error 2101 Detection error on HDD2 (mini sata) X220

Hi

It seems newer drive is needed or its firmware. Chek out SSD manufacturer site for fw update.

Since x220 BIOS 1.16 or something like this one, msata SSD error detection has disappeared. Except of rare cases with some Crucial (or Corsair, didn't remember) and Samsung drives. Also do not use OCZ drives.



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Re: Error 2101 Detection error on HDD2 (mini sata) X220

Hi thanks for the reply. I have a 64gb m-factor ssd that had served me
fine for 3 years+ in an eee901. Not site I can get firmware upgrade for it
but I'll email them and ask. I've just downloaded today x220 bios version
1.26 1.13 which supposedly addresses the msata issue... Is it worth me
trying a roll back on the bios? I'm hoping that the kingspan ssd didn't
have a problem that shorted or messed up the x220?

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Re: Error 2101 Detection error on HDD2 (mini sata) X220

No needs to downgrade the BIOS version, unless you have the RAM stick(s) with speed faster then 1333.



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Re: Error 2101 Detection error on HDD2 (mini sata) X220

Not sure of ram speed? I'm reading about a possible whitelist of recognised
hardware for the x220. Would one of the Intel 80gb msata ssds be the way
forward to get the WWAN slot to read an ssd?
And apologies if in not sounding as grateful add I normally would I'm a
poorly soldier today :-(

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Re: Error 2101 Detection error on HDD2 (mini sata) X220

Regarding the RAM is it a question or what in your post? )

White list doesn't concern msata SSD and its recognition.

Intel has the good drives, even old models should work in the x220. What model do you mean? Note, the less SSD capacity, the worse drive speed.



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Re: Error 2101 Detection error on HDD2 (mini sata) X220

Ram speed is not the issue I mentioned the speed purely in response to
comment relating to the bios and ram speed.

Because i would like to multiboot I would like to get an ssd to run in the
msata slot, which is currently empty. I bought a 128GB Kingspan ssd that
did "nothing" in the slot and refused to even let the x220 boot (I tried
booting from the ultrabase and from the laptop) i tried reseating the ssd a
number of times but the laptop would not boot with it in the msata slot.
And the Kingspan ssd did nothing in a working external msata enclosure and
is being returned.

I have an old m-factor 64GB ssd from my eee901 (with 2 or 3 mixed format
partitions on it) and I tried that in the x220 at which point I received
the 2101: Detection error on hdd2. I tried reseating the ssd to no avail
and tried cleaning the contacts with rubbing alcohol and reseated it but
still keep getting the error.

What I do not know is if the x220 is a wwan model does it need a specific
brand of msata ssd to work in the slot? E.G. the Intel 80GB + that are
mentioned in the forums.

Re Bios: According to the readme file attached to the older bios versions
that are available from lenovo there were some fixes for the wwan models
that related to the ssds which is why I asked about rolling back the bios
in the hope that an earlier bios might work the ssd in the msata slot.
(Rather as the later bios restricts the speed of the ram...)

Thanks again for all of your help. I'm new to messing around with the x
series and don't know all of the quirks etc :-)

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Re: Error 2101 Detection error on HDD2 (mini sata) X220

I'm sure many fears you have are excessive. I know, perhaps, several hundreds owners of x220 with msata SSD installed, tens of manufacturers and models.

Regarding dual boot, dual drive:
did you try to use msata SSD in the x220, but w/o HDD installed? Did it work in the x220 separately? There might be boot issue with preloaded system on the HDD and new msata SSD installed if you didn't perform disk, partitions management offers. Because of partioning table on the preloaded system.



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