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Re: Trouble installing Intel 510 ssd on X220 i7 usb3.0 laptop.

2011-07-25, 0:18 AM

I suppose that may be correct but the recovery portion is designed to be removed after installation.  I have forgotten the exact steps but it is about 2 keystrokes and the recovery partitioin is removed and the space is recovered in the C: partition.

 

So you are left with a roughly 1 GB System partition and the rest is your C: drive.

 

Pretty foolproof.

 

 

Perry
W550s I5 QHCD, W520, I7 2720QM, M4 512 GB SSD OS/Program Disk, C300 256 GB Data Disk in Ultrabay Caddy; X220, I7 2620, Samsung 256 GB SSD, Intel 310 mSata Drv, T61, ancient but working, Asus MoBo, I7 2600k overclocked
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Re: Trouble installing Intel 510 ssd on X220 i7 usb3.0 laptop.

2011-08-03, 13:57 PM

Perhaps when the Renice X3 120GB mSATA drive is not working it could be just dead. It comes with a mSATA to SATA adapter you can check the functionality and see it its being recognised by using it as a USB drive. If it is not working you should start a RMA procedure with the manufacture or from the site you bought it from.

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Re: Trouble installing Intel 510 ssd on X220 i7 usb3.0 laptop.

2011-08-04, 14:28 PM
I was working fine with X220 4286CTO I7 Intel 80gb mSata SSD and Samsung 256gb SSD. I decided to update to BIOS 1.19 and am happy to report that it works fine too. Thanks Lenovo.
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Re: Trouble installing Intel 510 ssd on X220 i7 usb3.0 laptop.

2011-09-15, 14:39 PM

Hello to everyone :)

I have found this topic about the Thinkpad X220 that I intend to buy, and thought that perhaps some of you would be so kind as to help me about it.


I would like to add a few extra things to this laptop :


1 - an eGPU setup, which I am currently using on the laptop that will be replaced by the X220.

 

2 - A mSATA SSD (to install the OS and software) + an extra storage HDD (for media files) instead of the DVD drive. If I can get this working, I intend to pick a SSD as the default drive in the laptop config and install games on it (the mSATA would be too small).


Apparently, there are issues with some mSATA SSDs that require a Bios update (1.19 ?). However, according to Xav and his post, eGPU doesn't work with BIOS 1.15 and requires 1.11 or 1.12.


So I would like to know if you guys have any information about this and can tell me if there is a BIOS version that would be compatible with both the mSATA SSD and the eGPU (again : 1.19 ?). If you don't know, then perhaps you have clues about the X220 versions which have no problem with the mSATA SSD (apparently only certain versions have a problem with it) ? Perhaps I should order the optional WWAN module when building my laptop to be sure that a mSATA SSD will work, or is it irrelevant ?


Also, do you have any information about compatible HDD caddies that I could buy to replace the DVD drive, and do you know which HDDs would work with them ?


I understand that I might be asking a lot and I apologize in advance for the bother. I would really appreciate your help, should be be able to provide any.


Thank you in advance :)

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Re: Trouble installing Intel 510 ssd on X220 i7 usb3.0 laptop.

2011-09-15, 15:16 PM
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I don't work for Lenovo
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Re: Trouble installing Intel 510 ssd on X220 i7 usb3.0 laptop.

2011-09-28, 15:09 PM

> If you don't know, then perhaps you have clues about the X220 versions

> which have no problem with the mSATA SSD (apparently only certain

> versions have a problem with it) ? Perhaps I should order the optional

> WWAN module when building my laptop to be sure that a mSATA SSD

> will work, or is it irrelevant ?

>

 

I don't understand why an X220 with the optional WWAN module will be better to plug an mSATA SSD ?

I have a X220 i7 with WWAN module and i think i will have to remove it because i want to get a mSATA SSD. my BIOS is 1.17 but i don't need eGPU so i think i will take the 1.21 BIOS and take one of theses :

- Intel 310 - 80GB mSata

- Intel 310 - 40GB mSata

- MyDigitalSSD - 128GB mSata

 

 

> Also, do you have any information about compatible HDD caddies that I could

> buy to replace the DVD drive, and do you know which HDDs would work with them ?

> 

???

There is no DVD drive in the X220.

There is a 2.5" slot SATA, but be carreful, the 9mm drive can't go inside, you must use 7.5mm, like the Intel 320 SSD who is in my X220.

 

If anyone can give me tips about how get the windows 7 system from the standard Sata SSD to the new mSATA SSD once it is inside the X220, it could be great for me. The 2.5" SSD will be only for datas.

 

Thanks you in advance !

 

 

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Re: Trouble installing Intel 510 ssd on X220 i7 usb3.0 laptop.

2011-10-04, 17:17 PM

I have now the 1.21 bios, and installed a SSD mSATA intel 310 in my Lenovo X220. I can see it in the bios and in windows when i check the system properties, but i can't see it in the windows explorer so i can use it to put data.

 

I tried to change in the bios from standard to UEFI (is it the solution to acces to the mSATA drive ?) but after the PC can't start, it stop on a page with the choice beetween the mSATA SSD and the main standard SATA drive. So i return to standard boot instead of UEFI and windows start but still don't see the mSATA drive.

Any idea to help me ?

Thanks

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Re: Trouble installing Intel 510 ssd on X220 i7 usb3.0 laptop.

2011-10-04, 17:30 PM

Run "Disk Management" to initialize, partition, and format the drive.

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Re: Trouble installing Intel 510 ssd on X220 i7 usb3.0 laptop.

2011-10-05, 12:31 PM

Thanks a lot, it was too simple for me :smileyhappy:

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Re: Trouble installing Intel 510 ssd on X220 i7 usb3.0 laptop.

2011-10-22, 0:07 AM

Should this work for the x220 tablet?  I tried to install a sandisk p4 64g tonight, and I get error 2101 detection error on hdd2.  I know the drive is good.. It works in my ep121.

 

Im on bios 1.22 and laptop is 4294cto

 

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