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Re: X1 Yoga Gen 2 "2100: Detection error on SSD1 (M.2)"

2018-09-24, 8:37 AM

By the way: my computer is stationary on a desk most of the time. I seemed to notice that the error usually (albeit not only) not occurrs when taking the laptop out "on the road", after shutting and opening it. Not sure an expert could read something from this (such as: it indeed being a contact issue).


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Re: X1 Yoga Gen 2 "2100: Detection error on SSD1 (M.2)"

2018-10-02, 13:11 PM

I am a sysadmin at a company and bought one of these for my Boss in July. This had a WD 2Tb SSD fitted by the supplier, and it has just reported the same error. I have updated the SSD firmware to the latest version, and updated the IRST (Intel Rapid Storage Technology) driver. The BIOS was already at the latest version. I will keep monitoring but the machine has not crashed for four hours now. PLease can anyone who has done this advise whether it has worked for them?


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Re: X1 Yoga Gen 2 "2100: Detection error on SSD1 (M.2)"

2019-02-10, 20:43 PM
Hello tser, I am using a X1 tablet 3rd gen and I am experiencing exactly the same issue as you! Lenovo has swapped my SSD two times but the same problem still persists. Have you finally solved this problem? Do you mind sharing your solution which will be very appreciated.

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Re: X1 Yoga Gen 2 "2100: Detection error on SSD1 (M.2)"

2019-04-15, 0:30 AM

I have an X1 Yoga Gen 2. For the past two months, I've been getting BSOD Critical_Process_Dead followed by occasional reboot with success. Other times it is a black screen upon boot with the message "2100: Detection error on Storage Device (M.2). Lenovo Vantage report came back without any errors. I had to Windows reset my computer once but the problem is recurring.

My device is only 1.5 years old but it is out of warranty. Should I be replacing my M.2? A pain but if I have to replace my motherboard - I won't be able to afford it. How do I determine if I should replace my motherboard or the SSD?

Considering that this is so common, is this an inherent design or manufacturing flaw? Can anyone from Lenovo please help?


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Re: X1 Yoga Gen 2 "2100: Detection error on SSD1 (M.2)"

2019-04-16, 14:25 PM

For an update, it's been about 8 months since the motherboard replacement and the same symptom came back only once around 2.5 months in (i.e., last October--a 10-month old laptop!). I can only hope that it never comes back again, although there is no guarantee of that...


To summarize, it's similar to what denster said, the symptom only occurs if I take the laptop outside, e.g. to a coffee shop or a library. I believe that there's a design flaw that if you carry it around, some of the contacts occasionally get loose and the symptom would appear. The fear of carrying it around really defeats the purpose of having a laptop. I have always been very gentle with it, always keeping it in a sleeve and then place the sleeve inside a well-cusioned bag, which is placed on the back seat of my car. None of the other laptops I carry around (Thinkpad X220 and X201 belonging to me and my lab) has any problem like this X1 Yoga. This is probably the last Thinkpad I would ever buy. 


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Re: X1 Yoga Gen 2 "2100: Detection error on SSD1 (M.2)"

2019-10-22, 14:55 PM

I posted a possible low-overhead (though temporary and perhaps mildly risky) fix here:




I too noticed that the problem seems to occur most often after some jostling and/or thermal contraction, and jostling it back into place seems to work.

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