Msata into M4600 problems

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  1. Jutti

    Jutti Notebook Geek

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    The BIOS is A07, so not the newest. But the changelog doesn't mention any SSD related improved support.
    However, since the SSD drive works with the new WIn7 install I don't think it's the firmware (no updates available afaik) or the BIOS.

    Yes, the Win7 installer recognized the drive with the proper capacity.
     
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    It could be a chipset driver issue, as the problem seems to be a conflict of some sort with the Sata ports.


    Update your drivers - chipset Consider updating the BIOS, if you loaded the intel drivers update them as well.

    make sure there are no device errors listed in the device manager.
     
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    Also you can try setting the BIOS for Raid just for the heck of it, you may have to re-install Windows, but see if you get the same errors
     
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    The chipset driver is up-to-date..
    and I did try to set the bios to raid just out of curiosity but it was the same error too.
    I'm kinda too lazy to update the bios currently. but since the ssd works with the other win7 install I don't really think it's the issue
     
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    I may try win7 pro on mine for the fun of it,

    I am using ulimate here as well with no issues
     
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    I installed Win pro and had no issues

    I can see the 120 GB mSata drive as it should be.

    so it has me ??? over why Win 7 pro is not working with your setup.
     
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    you never mentioned what brand ssd .
    if it's the runcore t50 6g , it was never detected for me. had to get a refund
     
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    Strange as I have the runcore T50 6GB running as my OS drive. I do have the occasional issue (about once a week) where the drive is not found on boot and I need to restart. Other thing is that the MSATA slot in the 4600 is SATA 3Gb so cannot take full advantage of the T50 6GB.
     
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    It's a Samsung PM810 128GB SSD. Although not OEM from Dell, I bought it from someone who pulled the SSD out of a Samsung laptop...
     
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    and mine is some generic model i picked on Flea Bay
     
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