Cf-19 Mk2 hard drive issue

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  1. Captian_Nemo

    Captian_Nemo Newbie

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    I recently tried to upgrade the hard drive on a cf-19 mk2 from a 80gb 5400rpm drive to a 120gb SSD.

    Booted from usb and installed linux, no errors. Wont boot. I checked the bios, bios doesn't see the new SSD. I reset bios to defaults and tried again, still wont boot, bios still doesn't see SSD.

    Booted gparted from usb and turned off the boot flag, then turned it back on. Bios now sees the SSD, go to reboot, doesn't see SSD anymore.

    Cloned the old 80gb drive (which has win xp pro and linux on it) to the SSD, complete clone, all partitions and MBR. Bios still doesn't see SSD and won't boot.

    I put the old drive back in, boots fine. SSD goes back in, wont boot.

    Anyone know what's going on? How to fix it?

    Edit: SSD is a Kingston A400 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N6JQS8C/
     
  2. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    Windows does not like Linux partitions. Weird stuff happens.

    Once in a while we stumble across a BIOS incompatible HDD or SSD.
    It might be that.

    Delete all partitions and write new Windows MBR on SSD.
    Boot from Win7 usb stick.
    Install JUST Win7 on SSD.
    Let Win7 installer set up partitions.
    Boot when it says to and see what happens.
     
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    Captian_Nemo Newbie

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    I don't have a spare copy of windows to test that with.
     
  4. BaRRmaley

    BaRRmaley Notebook Deity

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    Looks like Kingston A400 is the one of the most incompatible SSD's. I've googled and there are too many cases.
     
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  5. UNCNDL1

    UNCNDL1 Notebook Evangelist

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    Amazon offers free tech support for 90 days....might be worth a shot.
    Maybe they will refund your $


    Sent from my CF-M34
     
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    Captian_Nemo Newbie

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    Thanks, I think I will refund the kingston one and buy another brand.
     
  7. User32

    User32 Notebook Evangelist

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    860 Evo till the day I die!

    Get the 500GB version when on sale and take it with you if you upgrade to a newer CF-19, the caddies are interchangable from the Mk1 to the Mk8.
     
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    Captian_Nemo Newbie

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    Samsung makes a fine SSD, but I'm not looking to spend that much on a computer that old. Looking at $20-$25 range. Looking at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0722XPTL6/ Anyone have any experience with one?
     
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    BaRRmaley Notebook Deity

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    Bad reliability. Look for Sandisk.
     
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    UNCNDL1 Notebook Evangelist

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    Sent from my CF-M34
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2019
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