10-29-2011 07:34 AM
today, I installed a new OCZ Nocti 60GB SSD into my x220's msata slot. parallel, i got a hitachi 320gb 7200rpm stock lenovo drive running.
the ssd is being perfectly recognised by the bios. i use verison 1.22.
now, I want to install win7 on my ssd, which was previously installed on my hdd.
I put my win7 copy on a usb thumb drive, boot it up, select install windows.
However, upon reaching the "Select the driver to be installed." screen, I get an error thrown at me:
"A required CD/DVD drive decive driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now."
I do not have any driver concerning my hd/ssd and the ocz website states that a) none is needed and b) that none is provided.
I tried to install without having the hd attached aswell, same error.
Do any of you guys have any ideas on how to possibly solve the problem?
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11-15-2011 12:01 AM - edited 11-15-2011 12:34 AM
Is the thumb drive plugged into the USB 3.0 port?
I had the same problem on the other notebook when the USB drive was plugged into the USB 3.0 port. Inserting it into the USB 2.0 port solved the problem.
11-15-2011 10:04 PM
11-15-2011 10:17 PM
11-16-2011 09:34 AM
thanks for all for your advice, in the end it worked. i just had to pull the usb stick when the error displayed and then stick it right back in, in another usb port though!
orion9727 - why exactly do you believe that sandforce controllers are infirior in notebooks?
i would love to know more about that! is it just the power consumption (and if yes, about how significant is the difference?) or is it also concerning the performance or simply the reliability?
thank you for your time!!
11-16-2011 02:32 PM
11-16-2011 04:06 PM
11-17-2011 01:43 AM
11-17-2011 05:07 AM
well the sandforce is a power hog.
in the sand 2 sata 3 it use close to 5v at load and 1.5-2v idle.
thats alot more then a platter and platter can stop and sleep.
ssd have no advanced power scheme as there new and they sure dont like chipset mode ones.
sand1 uses alittle less.
now look at a M4 that use less then 1volt active and hundereads idle.
we talking here a difference of 4v or more and probley 2 v active cause some ssd go so low there not even a tenth but a hundreath of volt.
sandforce uses so power because it converts data to compressed data files.
that way it can move them around faster.
Sorry but you don't know at all what you're talking about.
The voltage never vary on sata/msata drives... It's a steady 5V. I guess you meant the amperage, which does vary with load.
Sandforce SSD use more power than Intel, sure. But they are also a lot faster. In any case, it's no worse than a traditionnal laptop hard drive.
As far as OCZ reliability is concerned, failure rate is no worse than Intel in my experience, and we use a couple dozen of each brand for our database cluster.
You hate OCZ, I think we all get it. But now please stop spreading FUD.