12-31-2018 10:19 AM
I installed a new 1TB SSD - Crucial P1 1TB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD - CT1000P1SSD8. Partitioned and formatted in Windows 10, everything seemed fine.
After a little use I started to get intermittent problems. Sometimes before Windows boots I get a '2104: Detection error on SSD2 (M.2)'.
Sometimes the drive disappears from Windows. Sometimes copying a file from the drive will hang and when I try to look at the file's security options in the file explorer I just see a red X and I can't see them. Crucial's Storage Executive sometimes shows the drive and says it is healthy. Other times it does not show up. Lenovo's system health check says there are read errors on the drive.
I have reseated the card a couple of times to make sure the connection is sound.
Any ideas? I'm grateful for any help.
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12-31-2018 11:03 AM - edited 12-31-2018 11:05 AM
I have never used that drive, but I will make a general comment. I have often had problems with NVMe drives on several machines, related to compatibility. This is not just Lenovo machines. My problems have been related to timing (like, I believe, yours) and ATA security (passwords). I think the underlying issues are very technical in nature (above my pay grade), and not easily fixed. A year ago, I spent days chasing down an ATA security problem and I finally gave up and resold the drive. Now, for NVMe drives, I only use those that are certified or recommended by the computer manufacturer. My assumption on SATA drives was that they all work fine.
01-06-2019 09:06 AM
Thanks for the answer.
I spoke to someone at Crucial who suggested there might be a fault with the SSD. I ordered a replacement of the same kind - Crucial P1 1TB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD, CT1000P1SSD8. Same problem. In fact the drive worked fine until I ran the Lenovo hardware tests, when it failed the Read test and after that began not always mounting and the strange Windows errors e.g. Invalid MS-DOS Function. So either this model of SSD is not compatible with this machine as in the previous answer (probably the case) or there is a problem with my particular X1 Extreme.
Next I plan to try a SAMSUNG 970 EVO.
I'd love to hear if anyone has successfully installed an SSD upgrade in an X1 Extreme and if so which SSD.
01-07-2019 11:48 AM - edited 01-07-2019 11:51 AM
Had the same Crucial P1 drive in, same issues with it disconnecting and throwing errors. Now it died and is not showing up any further. I too curious if this is a drive issue or laptop issue. I'm having the drive replaced with a different brand. Going to try a samsung drive, but now I'm a bit skeptical all around.
01-08-2019 12:10 PM
I saw that some lenovo's were having issues with m.2 drives and the bios. So I went into mine looked around and upon exiting the drive came back online. I didn't change anything or even save out.
I'm thinking that Lenovo has a bios issue on their hands in regards to the m.2 expansion slot.
I read there was some suspicion that NVMe drives were to blame, so I'm trying a non NVMe m.2 drive from samsung.
01-09-2019 08:30 PM
I installed a Samsung Evo 970 today. It passes the Lenovo Hardware tests - which the Crucial drive never did - and in my short tests copying and accessing files this evening has worked fine. I am hopeful. :-)
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