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Has anyone had the 2100: detection error on the mSATA port?

Question: Has anyone had the 2100: detection error on the mSATA port?

I have a T420 and tried a Crucial M500 but kept getting the 2100 detection error. I'm wondering if the mSATA version would be OK or if this problem is present on both the main SATA bay as well as the mSATA connection? Has anyone had this error when booting an SSD from the mSATA port? Thanks!





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Answer: Has anyone had the 2100: detection error on the mSATA port?

I run a Crucial m4 mSATA 256GB in my T420.

As I mentioned in your other thread, I saw the error once or twice - IIRC on the very first power-up and again after a firmware update. Once the SSD finished its internal housekeeping, it never happened again.

Z.

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Hi,
I have Lenovo laptop which getting 2100:Detection error on HDD0. What does it means? I couldn't get into windows.

Answer:2100: Detection error on HDD0

seems to be a common problem with lennovo laptops if it is a thinkpad yoga popping over to lennovo support and downloading chipset and IRST drivers then updating may be the way forward. install chipset 1st then IRST
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Hello,  still getting HDD detection error after computer went in to the sleep mode. 2100: Detection Error on HDD0 (Main HDD)HDD protected with bitlocker, Win8 Pro system. SSD Intel has been checked by intel checking software: no fault, lastest firmware.How to fix this? Should i change disk by warranty? Thank YouLooking forward













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Answer:Think Pad X230 HDD Detection Error 2100

I had this with a Crucial M5M mSATA SSD, and the solution was to turn the machine off for 20 minutes with no battery and and no power connected, then try again. The drive failed totally about 2 weeks later though.  

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Hey! I have a Lenovo Thinpad R61i laptop and when I turn it on I receive 2100: Detection error on HDD0 (03). I reseted the BIOS and I've extracted the HDD and tossed it again. No solution! I need to power off it 2 times before it enter the Windows. Please help me!













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Answer:2100: Detection error on HDD0 (03)

Hi NRCS,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.As I understand that you are facing issue HDD 2100: Detection error on HDD0 (03) in your ThinkPad R61i.
As you have said system is booting in Windows at that time you can try to run Lenovo Diagnostics for complete checkup of your hardware components & update us how it goes.
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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Hello all. I've got a user who's T430s just goes to the ThinkPad logo and then after several seconds moves on but never gets to loading Windows. We just get 2100: Detection Error on HHDO. I had another T430s so I swapped drives. Now the T430s that wasn't booting boots fine. So I assumed the hard drive was going but the odd thing is that the 2nd T430s which now has the "problem drive" in it doesn't give me the 2100 error. The catch is the drive is encrypted with BitLocker and no combo of passwords or finger swipes will let us proceed. So my dilemna is I can't tell if this drive is bad because I can't see it. I ran Lenovo Bootable Diagnostics and they said they couldn't scan because it was encrypted. I put the drive in an external dock and connected it to a Windows 10 system and the drive doesn't show up under the Bitlocker to Go section. Is there any way to tell if this drive is completely done? It would be great to get data off of it but I can't seem to find a way. Everything I find seems to require a drive letter and this drive has none. Even booted into a live Ubuntu with the drive in the laptop and it wouldn't see it. Thanks all. 

Answer:2100: Detection Error on HHDOcan

A lot of people have had this issue with perfectly good drives, and some have said they resolved it by going into setup, and then saving settings upon exit.   Others have said that by pressing F12, entering the boot menu and selecting the HD will let it boot as well.    Another said that by changing from SATA to Compatibility in the BIOS, restarting and then setting SATA back to AHCI will force a reset of the drive so it will boot too. Not sure if any will work for you, but you might put the drive back in the original system and give it a try (if you have not already anyway). I did see also where Amy_Lenovo posted in the same thread that a fix was found for the X250 ThinkPads, but that it required the system be sent into Lenovo.

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My W530 has just started displaying the detection error, however, Windows can still see the device, as well as the BIOS
 
Windows shows it as the actual hard drive model.
 
however, the BIOS shows it as DISK.
 
does this mean the drive is failing(again), or is it the SATA controller?

Answer:2100 hard drive detection error

The mSATA SSD or the hard drive?

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hello.  I have a E540 laptop with a ssd.  Recently I have gotten this error when starting up my computer : 2100 detection error on hdd0.  To get past it I have turn off and on the laptop multiple times.  Does anyone have a fix?

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 I have a Lenovo E550 with a HDD and i5 processor. It was bought about two years ago and it works fine until today. I found that the computer cannot start normally and "2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD)" just showed up after a few seconds. I did the lenovo diagnostic test but all test passed. I cannot find any solution of this problem online. please help.

Answer:2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD)

It usually means the HDD is dying.  Do you have a backup?

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I have a Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga, with a 256GB SSD and an i5 processor. I received it on April 29. After two weeks of normal use, it crashed and gave this error:?2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD)?I could not get it to boot. I took it to a computer repair shop and they (Lenovo warrantee) replaced the SSD. It worked for about a week, then crashed again, same error. My tech guy said that it might be a bad board, frying hard drives; but Lenovo insisted on replacing the hard drive again. Ten days later, same crash. I unplugged it and put it on a shelf for the weekend, intending to take it back to the shop. Monday morning I plugged it in and it started up normally. It has been working normally for three days, but I am worried about getting the same error and crash. Can you tell me what might be happening, and if there is anything I can do to prevent a recurrence? This seems to be a common problem across many machine models, but I haven't found any solutions to it.  










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Answer:2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD)

The connector or the data controller board could be shortcurcuiting the ssd.

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Whenever I try to restart my ThinkPad T440s, it takes a very long time to get past the "ThinkPad" screen.  If I hard reboot it while it's stuck here (press and hold the power key, then turn it back on), it loads just fine.  However, if I let it keep going it beeps loudly and angrily and gives me the 2100: Detection error on HDDO (Main HDD) on a black screen with only "Press Esc to continue".  When I press Esc it loads the boot screen, but without access to my hard drive.  If I hard reboot it again, it starts just fine. Any ideas on why it would be doing this, or what I could do to fix it?  It looks like it was a common problem a few years ago, but this is new to me and it doesn't really look like there was a fix back then.  Hoping there's better news now? Any help is appreciated!

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is my T420 dead?...can buying a new SSD get it going again? (Currently Samsung)  

Answer:2100: Detection error on HDDO (Main HDD)

Just wondering if this is SSD related or Motherboard related?....should I just get another SSD or stay away from SSD and go back to a regular drive?

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Hi,  I need to upgrade the firmware of the SSD and when I put the SSD in Lenovo laptops in ROM mode. I get the following error "2100 Detection Error on HDD0" as disk can't be read.  After this it asks me to press "ESC" to continue. I want it to go to PXE boot when the DISK failure is found as I push OS in the RAM and then treat this disk as secondry (SSD) and then recover it.  My boot order is set as :: SSDPXE  Can some please help how can I avoid getting in the Press ESC to continue and make machine reboot automatically? By the way its 440P lenovo machine I tried this stuff on. Any help is appreciated. Thanks-Vishal

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Hi, I bought Thinkpad Yoga last year. The Yoga originally came with 512 GB HDD plus 16GB SanDisk SSD. A couple of days ago, I replaced the original HDD with Crucial BX100 SSD (500GB). Since then, I have the 2100 error. It goes like this. When I boot the computer by pressing the power button on the side of the computer, it boots well. About 30 minues later, the computer suddenly loses connection with the newly installed SSD, and shows 2100 error message on black screen. When I press any key (as instructed on the screen), the computer shows Boot Menu. But the Boot Menu lists only ATA HDD1: SANDisk SSD U110 16GB.  When I reinstalled the original HDD, 2100 error didn't happen. But I don't want to use HDD anymore for speed issue.  If anyone solved a similar problem, please help me.  Thanks in advance.- H_Kim.  

Answer:2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD)

This is not just that one particular comptuer type or HDD type. I have two different Edge Series comptuers with standard HDD that are consistantly getting the 2100 Connection Error and Missing Operating System errors at bootup. Have to boot a couple of times to get the OS to load properly.

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Hi, I bought my P50 like 4 months back and suddenly it has started to throw this error when the machine is starting up."2100: Detection error on SSD1 (M.2)". I have run the tests in BIOS mode and all the tests got passed. I have faced the error 2 times now and after keeping the machine down for few minutes and switching back on resolved the issue. But I can't be sure it will solve the issue next time.Just bit of a background to the error. I have started my machine this morning, and from Windows login screen machine sudddenly restarted saying "DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION". And on the restart I got the error. I do have a feeling that this not related to actual hardware, but firmware etc.  Any ideas would be highly appreciated. Thanks.Jaliya

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Hi all,i am discovering the same problem as most people here.I have an expensive Yoga Thinkpad 12, about 2000,= euro's in januari 2014, warranty endded in januari 2016, my extra 3rd yr warranty i have bought is missing by Lenovo (i forgot the registration but in the mean time i have send the supportdesk from Lenovo al the documents including pincode from the card) and now they say de extra warranty was canceled and / or credited. Nothing of that. poor service for such a great brand.But now my problem. about 3 weeks ago all of a sudden my SSD stopped and generated this 2100 error. It's a Samsung M27TD256 from the same series as Lenovo mentioned. Because of Lenovo's attitude of not servicing (Oh yes the supportdesk guy said SSD Failure, needs to be replaced for new) i went on to the Internet how to open the machine and without any damage that was no problem. I have a computer repaircentre myself and i tried to replace te Samsung SSD with: a 120 Gb Kingston SSD / a 240 Gb Kingston Fury SSD / an Intel 120 Gb SSD. All brand new, right out of stock, non will work !!!So i took the old original SSD, tested it in another PC and it works perfectly, i could install Win 10 and boot from it.I put it bak in the Yoga... nothing. the 2100 error again.So i thought it would be the mailboard or controller but curious a i am, i took an old 250 Gb harddrive, no SSD and guess what....... The Yoga booted up without any error messages, external DVD connected and i could install an OS (whatever, Win8... Read more

Answer:2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD) Where is ...

I had the same problem on a S230U Lenovo Twist. I replaced the MB and the HDD and the HD connector/controller and had the same problem. By accident, as a result of testing I installed the HD without the bracket that holds it in place. Voila it has not failed once since then. It has been running flawlessly for 2 months or more now. I havent bothered to reinstall the bracket since it is running great. There is almost no extra room in the HD compartment so I am not worried about it flopping around. Only thing I can figure is there is some kind of static buildup with the bracket installed. I tried bending the bracket to see if I could make it contact the MB to discarge static if that was the case. No good. Removed the bracket, and it worked immediately. I don't know if that will work for you but it worked for me.

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Hello,I have a Lenovo X1 Carbon 2nd Gen (Type 20A7) and after 14 months of use now, I got the error "2100 detection error on ssd0 (M.2)".I saw different topics about that kind of error and Lenovo really disappointed me -_- (they were different years I wasn't purchasing Lenovo anymore and this has been a sad welcome back).I saw some solutions about the Lenovo X1 Carbon 1st Gen, but I didn't find anything about how to fix it on the 2nd Gen. I read this https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht082504 and I would like to know it there is a way to manually install that firmware without have access to the operating system. I was running Debian 8 on my laptop when that error occurred and I have bunch of important data that I need to recover!I know, it's bad not have a backup and I usually do it, but I never had any problem with any HDD/SSD on all the laptops I had (a lot) and being that an expensive laptop, I couldn't imagine that was gonna happen (and just after 14 months of use). I tried running a live GNU/Linux distro to check if it was able so see the SSD to make a backup, but nothing...I put the SSD in a SATA adapter, connected to different laptops running Windows 7, but nothing. I really hope the SSD is not dead at all. Anyone able to help me? Both about to fix that error and have my system back or recover my data from the SSD that is not recognized/seen on any system.Thanks! p.s: the SSD is a MZNTD512HAGL-000L1

Answer:X1 Carbon 2nd Gen - 2100 detection error on ssd0 (M.2)

Hi and welcome, X1CarbYuu've linked the proper page regarding issue.Another ones, with details (note, fw package has different file name, I can't confirm whether its content differs from the page in your post):http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-x1-...There is readme file.I searched on the Samsung support site information about the recent fw available, but faced a bit difficulties.Regarding the fw update on the system w/o Windows installed I have the only suggestion to use bootable media like LiveUSB, Windows To Go, WinPE 5.0. Probably fw update tool will work.I'm worry you weren't able to connect SSD to the external laptop. I hope you didn't perform to boot that laptop from current Samsung SSD. Perhaps there was some incompatibility between BIOS, adapter, SSD fw, drivers.

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when this error pops up the only thing that is noted as [failure] is my media how do i solve this problem 

Answer:2100 detection error on HDD0 [mainhdd]

Hello ryuyankataso, welcome to the community,
 
could you maybe post which Lenovo notebook you have as this will help members to assist you best.  Quite often this error wil indicate that a hard drive has failed but can also mean that it has jogged loose and just needs removing and replacing.

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hello.  I have a E540 laptop with a ssd.  Recently I have gotten this error when starting up my computer : 2100 detection error on hdd0.  To get past it I have turn off and on the laptop multiple times.  Does anyone have a fix?

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Good day dear forum members! My brand new X1 Carbon arrived fully loaded......with errors. Right out of the box it hit me with a BSOD (CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED). The system boots from the second attempt, but BSOD pops up every 5-10min. All drivers/BIOS updated. 1TB Samsung nvme ssd (PM961 f/w3L0QCXY7) seems to be using a driver dated 6/21/2006 and so does its "Standard NVM Express Controller". Samsung nvme driver cannot be installed because it claims there's no suitable ssd, Samsung magician doesn't recognize the drive either, however, it is properly identified in the device manager. Any suggestions before I ship this back..? Any help appreciated.
 
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hello.  I have a E540 laptop with a ssd.  Recently I have gotten this error when starting up my computer : 2100 detection error on hdd0.  To get past it I have turn off and on the laptop multiple times.  Does anyone have a fix?

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When I try to boot my W520, I get a BIOS boot up error : "2100: Detection Error on HDD0 (Main HDD)". I am using PNY XLR8 240GB SSD. It worked fine for a month. I also have PGP installed and whole disc encrypted. I installed an update of Intel Management Engine Firmware and Intel Chipset, both are the latest from lenovo site because I was experiencing expreme slowness from my harddrive. Programs would freeze. Webpages would take forever to load..The next time I rebooted, I got the error. If I leave the SSD out for a bit, and put the SSD back in, the disk will work for some time... but on next reboot, it is again detection error.. TRIM is enabled on my system. I am not sure how the SSD died so quickly. I am back to using my HDD but I am not happy. I want a solution... is this a intel chipset issue? Intel IMEI issue? Is  the PNY SSD just a bad model? I've googled plenty and dont really see a solution. Sometimes there is a firmware update.. PNY has no firmware updates for my drive.. I don't see anybody else using PNY on their W520, but plenty of people are experiencing Error 2100 with SSD on their W520.. somethings fishy.. help please! thanks in advance !

Answer:W520: PNY XLR8 240GB SSD with error "2100: Detection Error on HDD0 (Main HDD)"

Hello,
I don't have a ThinkPad W520 or a PNY SSD, but could it be simply that the SSD is coming loose inside the ThinkPad's chassis?  I suppose this could occur if a 7mm high SSD was inserted into a 9.5mm high 2.5" drive bay with a ~2mm spacer to "pad" the unused vertical space.
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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I've had my T430 for about a year, and other than two Corsair RAM sticks failing my computer has been running smoothly. Last night, my computer suddenly froze up and now it won't recognize my SSD. I'm currently using my stock HDD, but now I can't access any of the data on my SSD. I've tried running the SSD firmware update from the Lenovo site, but it wouldn't show my SSD under the memory devices (I'm not sure if this particular SSD is supported by the firmware update either). I don't think lenovo customer support would help in this situation, since my stock HDD runs fine and I didn't buy the SSD from them, so any help would be appreciated.

Answer:T430 "2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD)" Error on Samsung 830

I have the same problem that I ran into for no reason.  Does anyone have a solution for this?  Luckily I was able to login to safemode once and did my data back up after I could not login to safe mode.  The moment I connect to net work this problem happens.  On a side note I bought this T430S on ebay 3 months back with 16GB Memory, 500GB SSD which was running pretty good.

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Hi, I have a month old T440s. It has the original 256GB SSD drive (didn't open\replace anything).After uninstalling some antivirus software win8 had problems booting. To make a long story short, I tried different things to fix the MBR and eventually got to the point of trying to do a full factory restore, which didn't work (it couldn't find the recovery partition).When I boot up now, I get the "2100: Detection Error on HDD0 (Main HDD)" error.Aside from trying to restore using Lenovo CD (shipped to me, will be here in a couple of days), what else cn be done and what caused this ordeal? I don't mind about the data on the SSD, I just really need my laptop functioning ASAP. Thanks for any advise you may have!

Answer:Brand new T440s (original 256GB SSD) - Error 2100: Detection Error on HDD0 (Main HDD)

Hi,check out the disk drive model. If that's a Samsung SSD PM841, refer the page below regarding firmware update affected models:http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht082504

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Hello! First post on this forum but been browsing for some time. My machine: ThinkPad S430, type-model: 3364-5HG, Win 7 x64, 500 GB HGST HDD. My problem is notably similiar to this one: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht082504.The problem occurs on very irregular basis, at times a couple of times a day but other times it goes weeks between the interrupts. It starts with some sort of short mechanical sound from the HDD, similar to the one when you turn the laptop of by pressing and holding the power button (only do this if I absolutely have to, it feels like choking someone with a pillow). After the sound, the screen freezes for a couple of seconds before the short bluescreen mentioned in the link occurs. The rest is as follows by the link above. Basically the only difference is the HDD brand (HGST in my S430 and Samsung in the link). After reboot (with power button during the automated reboot after bluescreen when the error code occurs), the laptop works fine.  It's getting quite annoying when this happens and also the suspension of not knowing when it will happen next is not good for my heart. What to do? Thanks in advance! Regards,Nicholas

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I have an issue with a Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch Windows 8. It has a 512GB SSD. (Believe its Samsung)  Earlier today the computer frooze while saying plug in your charger, so I had to hold down the power button to do a forced shutdown. Upon turning it back on I got this error after hanging on the Lenovo logo for a good five minutes. Error: 2100: Detection error on SSD0 (M.2) The SSD is not visible anywhere not in BIOS or anywhere else. I've tried reseating it however it doesn't help. The BIOS is upto date, any I'm unable to update the SSD Firmware as I cannot get onto Windows as per the instrutions here - http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht082504 1. I cant update firmware for the SSD as I cant get onto Windows2. The BIOS firmware is the latest 3. I've taken the SSD out and put it back in4. Reset BIOS settings5. Disconnected Battery and left it for an hour I'm panicing as all my data is on there, I assumed it was safe as it's SSD.  Please can anyone assist?  

Answer:X1 Carbon - SSD Failure? Error 2100: Detection error on SSD0 (M.2)

Sorry for a 2500 GBP laptop I'd expect better really. This is the SECOND X1 Carbon I've had out of 4 to fail me with the SSD. I've lost all my data (Yes I know I should have backed it up) that I'll never be able to recover. Ultimately I've given up on the brand of Lenovo, my company who supplies exclusively Lenovo hardware to our customers are now switching to Dell as a direct result of the lack of support and poor hardware/firmware design. Just ordered 2X Dell XPS 13's as a replacement for my less than 6 month old Lenovo X1 Carbon, never thought it would come to this but the lack of support, knowledge and consitant hardware failures has left me no choice, I can't operate or do my work on an Lenovo X1 Carbon, fingers crossed the Dell will be better as it cant get any worse than Lenovo. To anyone who has Google'd the error and found this thread some cold facts; According to my resources this error can be caused if the system is not shutdown, BSOD or sudden power loss. If it doesn't resolve itself, there is a good chance it wont. Cycle the computer numrous times, let the battery run flat. Try it a few more times. Reset the BIOS, Update the BIOS. Prevention is better than cure, supposedly updating the SSD Firmware might have prevented this from happening in the first place.Lots of reports that this is an issue with BIOS and Firmware issues that result in an early death. I can confirm this having happened twice to me on different generation and model... Read more

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Hi all,I replaced original HDD on SSD 250 GB and formatted built-in Toshiba SSD-disk 20 GB . On 250 GB SSD installed Windows 8. And after turn on notebook I get "2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD). Press Esc to continue". If press "Esc" then there is boot menu, contain 2 point: ATA HDD2 Toshiba and PCI LAN. But after ALT+CTRL+DEL begins normal loading Windows 8.Any ideas why?

Answer:X240 2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD)

Hi - I've seen this so many times I lost track. I have about 100 X240 with the Samsung 256GB SSD and 100 T440 with the same drives. Periodically they crash and boot to the same error: 2100: Detection error on HDD0. If you reboot a few times it will come back. I suggest dowloading the SSD firwmare: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS034646 If that doesn't work, call it to Lenovo and have them send you a warranty replacement. 

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Hello. I got this error each time after hard reset, or any non-standard unexpected poweroff."2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD)". I found workaround how to boot: each time in this situation i press F10 to load Diagnostic Utility at boot time, then see error message, press ESC to continue booting into diagnostic utility, and here I already see my hard drive. So just do nothing, quit from utility to restart laptop. And now it see hard drive and boot as usual. BTW, if I boot from USB flash drive, and do hard reset, it throw same error but for m2 SDD instead of sata HDD0. I have stock WDC WD10JPVX-08JC3T5 hard disk and stock SanDisk SSD U110 16GB.Model of laptop Lenovo ThinkPad T440p 20AN0030RT. BIOS GLET83WW. All with lastest firmware (respectively 05.01A05 and U21B001). Latest updated BIOS (2.37). Please, suggest any appropriate solution, because I can't figure out this by googling by myself.

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I found some similar threads (such as this one) but none with an actual diagnosis and resolution. I have a Thinkpad T520 with a 1TB Samsung 840 EVO (an SSD like all the other reports of this problem). It has worked fine for a month then suddenly I am seeing this error on boot.I have the latest BIOS and drive firmware updates as of the time of this writing. The error appears to be "bogus" in that booting from a Linux CD, and from a Windows Recovery CD, the drive is seen just fine, with no errors reported, despite the "detection error" reported by the BIOS. SMART status as reported by Linux shows the drive to be in excellent condition with no error or warning flags: SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 1
Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE UPDATED WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct 0x0033 100 100 010 Pre-fail Always - 0
9 Power_On_Hours 0x0032 099 099 000 Old_age Always - 658
12 Power_Cycle_Count 0x0032 099 099 000 Old_age Always - 145
177 Wear_Leveling_Count 0x0013 099 099 000 Pre-fail Always - 1
179 Used_Rsvd_Blk_Cnt_Tot 0x0013 100 100 010 Pre-fail Always - 0
181 Program_Fail_Cnt_Total 0x0032 100 100 010 Old_age Always - 0
182 Erase_Fail_Count_Total 0x0032 100 100 010 Old_age Alway... Read more

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Hi, last week I received my new T470; everything fine until yesterday when, after enabling virtualization support when running on battery, I received the infamous "2100: Detection error on HDD0". Power off and on again and the system booted correctly. After a couple of hours I left the pc for ten minutes or so and I wasn't able to wake it up: power light was on but tapping on keys or touchpad didn't wake the laptop up. Power off and a second "2100"; this time turning the pc off and on didn't do the trick... I thought the issue could be related to the virtualization settings I had enabled, so I entered the BIOS and disabled virtualization. Bingo, the pc booted! So, just to be sure that it was the root cause of the problem, I re-enabled it.. but everything went fine!  From then I'm not able to reproduce the issue anymore, but my OCD (and my colleagues, that kept saying I should have bought a Mac) is telling me that I have to fix this. My hard disk is a Toshiba SSD: Model Number: THNSF5256GPUK TOSHIBAFirmware Version: 51025KLA Googling these codes brought me here: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/ThinkPad-X270-PCIe-SSD-NVMe-refusing-to-wake-... The fact that my laptop wasn't waking up makes me think the problems could be related; I've seen a lot of posts of people with the same issue, some suggest checking HD connectors, other to change the HD model. Some people say that when the error oc... Read more

Answer:Brand new T470: "2100: Detection error on HDD0"

This kind of problem is hard to diagnose, but if it were my machine, I would update the BIOS to the latest version and install the newest power management drivers.  I would then boot into the BIOS and load setup defaults.  I would use the machine normally and see if it is stable.

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Hi,I got T450s with 500GB HDD which I replaced with 500GB SSD Crucial MX200.After installing Windows 8.1 Pro, turning on bitlocker and restarting machine, I saw black screen with white text: 2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD) usually if I power off laptop and turn it on again, problem gets solved and I can start Windows, but then after restarting computer again the error is usually there again... I've noticed that if I turn off the bitlocker, the problem doesn't appear (at least I wasn't able to encounter it without bitlocker). I saw threads about similar problems with this and other thinkpad models as well as crucial and samsung SSDs, but none was actually reporting that it may be connected with bitlocker functionality... (I can't be 100% sure it is, but so far it looks like it). any idea how I can fix it so that it works also when bitlocker is enabled? Thanks!

Answer:T450s: 2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD)

I have exactly the same problem too with a T550 and a 1TB Crucial MX200. Did you ever find a solution? I'm tempted to return the MX200 and try a Samsung 850 EVO instead.

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Ok, so my wife shot herself in the foot and dropped, then fell on her W520.  Now, it tries to come up butget's the 2100 message.  I can get to the "boot menu" with the following two options:ATAPI CD0: HL-DT-STDVDRAM GT33NPCI LAN: IBA GE Slot 00C8 v1366Hitting enter with the ATAPC line highlighted   = no actionHitting enter with the PCI LAN line highlighted =Initializing INTEL boot agent GE 1.3.66 then:PXE-E61 Media test failure - check cablePXE-M0F Exitting Intel Boot Manager The DIAGNOSTICS Splash Screen shows this: Phoenix SecureCore Tiano(TM) for ThinkPadBuild Time: 07/26/2013CPU = Intel(r) Core(TM) i7-2720QM CPU @ 2.2GHz8192 MB System RAM Passed256 KB L2 CacheSystem BIOS shadowedVideo BIOS shadowedBIOS Version: 8BET62WW I've unplugged the power and pulled the battery. Re-seated both the RAM and Harddrive. No affect.  Hitting F1, F8 and F12 and thinkvantage buttons do nothing on rebooting.  Opinions on if it's worth fixing? 













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Answer:2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD) Can't get anywhere - HDD or System?

03bluecoupe wrote:
Ok, so my wife shot herself in the foot and dropped, then fell on her W520.  Now, it tries to come up but
get's the 2100 message.  I can get to the "boot menu" with the following two options:
ATAPI CD0: HL-DT-STDVDRAM GT33NPCI LAN: IBA GE Slot 00C8 v1366Hitting enter with the ATAPC line highlighted   = no actionHitting enter with the PCI LAN line highlighted =Initializing INTEL boot agent GE 1.3.66 then:PXE-E61 Media test failure - check cablePXE-M0F Exitting Intel Boot Manager
 
The DIAGNOSTICS Splash Screen shows this:
Phoenix SecureCore Tiano(TM) for ThinkPadBuild Time: 07/26/2013CPU = Intel(r) Core(TM) i7-2720QM CPU @ 2.2GHz8192 MB System RAM Passed256 KB L2 CacheSystem BIOS shadowedVideo BIOS shadowedBIOS Version: 8BET62WW
 
I've unplugged the power and pulled the battery. Re-seated both the RAM and Harddrive. No affect. 
Hitting F1, F8 and F12 and thinkvantage buttons do nothing on rebooting.
 
Opinions on if it's worth fixing? 

Geez
 
I do hope she feels better.

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Hello everybody, I know that there are some other posts with this error message. But they all appear on other devices and none of them has a solution which is working for me. I got a T430s back from one of our users which showed this error (mentioned in subject) when booting. I had no no chance to enter BIOS too. 1. I copied all partitions to another SSD and replaced it => the error came up again after few days=> so I thought it must be an hardware issue concerning the internal SATA-connector2. I put the SSD in a completely new device and ordered a replacement of the mainboard because there was waranty left on the older device.3. Yesterday they came and replaced the mainboard of the older device.4. Today the user came back with the same error on the new device with the new SSD In every case it helps to remove the SSD one time and insert it again - then the SSD is detected correctly - until the error appears again after few days of usage. The only thing I did not try until now is to insert the SSD in the old device with the new mainboard. Before I forget this: BIOS is Ver. 2.52 (I see there is 2.54 available since few days, but change log does not say something important - gonna check that later and post it) Any ideas? Thx Martin

Answer:T430s - 2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD)

check with the OEM of the SSD drive. You did not mention the Make/model of the SSD. Maybe there is a firmware update for the SSD drive. Especially since the 430 has SATA3 interface.If its not hardware you'd need to assess what you're doing software wise in the "copied all partitions ot another SSD..." I have found out cloning can cause problems and partitions become misaligned. When I went ahead to fix the misalignment with Mini partition Manager it corrupted the registry and so other files. Various applications cannot be updated or uninstalled. I have to reimage it and not clone from the source to get it right.A quick test is to just to a base install on one of the SSD's (EG Windows 7) after purging all the partitions. Letting the OS configure, partition & format the NTFS drive. If it works after that then its not the hardware and a software issue.My thoughts anyway.





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I keep on getting this error on the X1 Carbon, attaching picture.If it stays on for a long time, 8 hours and more it will show, consistently.Anyone else had this problem ? found a fix ? Its brand new and it started showing since day 1

Answer:2100: Detection error on SSD0 (M.2) -- X1 Carbon 2014

Have the same issue.  Just started happening after ~4 months of use. Have you found any resolution to the error?  Did Lenovo replace your X1?

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Hello,I have SSD installed into mSATA slot and 9mm HDD installed into ultrabay slot with HDD adapter. But I REMOVED the original 7mm HDD and now there is nothing in regular hard drive slot. After restart, there is a couple of beeps and error message " 2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD) press ESC to continue", and booting proceeds only after I press ESC. Before that there was no such error. Laptop still boots well from SSD and HDD in ultrabay works well, but this error during startup is annoying at least.Laptop Thinkpad T430s. Is there any way to disable SATA port that corresponds to HDD0 (may be in BIOS?) or any other way to get rid of the error?The HDD in Ultrabay slot is 9mm, so I think there is no way to fit it into main HDD slot.Thanks!

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Anyone experiencing this? I see a lot of older posts referring to this error. This is on a brand new machine.  Wondering if this is something that needs to be repaired or just a bug which could be fixed by an upcoming Bios update.  Happens infrequently but sometimes I will come back to the laptop after walking away, and it will be at this error. 

Answer:T450s: 2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD)

Do you have an SSD?

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I have a Thinkpad Yoga which today was turned on while I was away (i.e. computer was not in use). When returning back the screen said "2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD)". Windows must have crashed (probably just another one of those faulty Lenovo drivers) and then the system couldn't boot up.
Everything seems alright after a hard reboot but I'm afraid my SSD drive has gone bad.
 
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Found a support document of the error on Thinkpads with Samsung SSD, but mine have a LiteOn. Can anyone help me find out why this happened and if anything is wrong with my SSD?
 
Thanks,
// Måns
 
The support document I'm talking about: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht082504
 
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Answer:2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Thinkpad Yoga)

I have the same problem on a Lenovo Thinkpad, it does it once a day One way to fix it: Once it boot up wrong, press esc and the in the menu select the "Lenovo diagnosis" or something like this, once you see your 2 drives, you can reboot and it will work.When I launched a usb key while having the 2100 error, only the liteon ssd was detected... Might be a Hard Drive problem? (my thinkpad is only 3 months old) I tried updating my Bios, and I reinstalled windows. No differrences, still having a bug once every 2 or 3 reboot I'm trying to fix it soon and if no way, i'm going to make the warranty work(Sorry for my english, not my native language)

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Hi Members, Please help, i have also send the laptop to lenovo support for repair and i am still having this issue.I am getting this repeated error  2100 hardware detection error  on my T440  thinkpad laptop. workaround: i have to reboot my laptop atleast 5 times and sometimes keep pressing f9 while laptop is booting   works and you will see the windows boot screen. latest bios and windows update installed. Please help me to resolve this issue, Appreciate it RegardsJ P

Answer:2100 hdd detection error ssd 240GB mushkin after upgrading to windows 10

Hi jignesh26,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums!
 
The error message 2100 indicates hardware failure i.e. Hard disk might have gone wrong and you have to replace the same. Hence I kindly request you to take the system to the nearest service centre for the further assistance.
 
Please find the link given below to find the nearest service centre details as per your location.
Click here to open a link where you can select the country and get the exact contact support number. I?m sure they will be a great help.
OR
http://bplocator.lenovo.com/
 
Please let me know whether the above suggestion helped you.
Thank you, have a good day.
 
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On my W520 I am running a Crucial M4 512GB for the last 4 month. It was updated with FW 010G 10 days ago.When it stopped working with "2100: Detection Error on HDD0" I took the M4 out. It would not become active on  any other  port.While I tried to rebuild the system on another HDD-drive I left it in a //FREECOM HDD dock powered on, but not connected.When I finished the rebuild about 2 hours later I plugged the dock into the usb of another machine and it got recognized.So I took it back to the W520.It is now working in the W520 as before for about 2 * 10hrs without any problems. Can anyone explain what happened please?





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Answer:W520 + Crucial M4 512GB 2100:Detection Error on HDD0

Edit:  You have the latest firmware, didnt read

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I got the dreaded 2100 error a few days ago on my X230 with a Samsung SSD.While I managed to solve it in a somewhat unexpected way, I wanted to document the process here as I am almost certain it was the result of a bug in the laptop firmware/BIOS. If any Lenovo representatives are reading along I'd appreciate your comments.Long story short: Power on laptop, observe 2100 error. Reboot, press Enter to interrupt start-up, then F12 to select boot device. Hard drive appears in list, despite it not being detected a few seconds earlier. Sigh of relief. Select hard drive, boot up. Problem solved.Details: System configuration is X230 ThinkPad (BIOS version 2.57) with a Samsung 840 EVO SSD (model MZ-7TE1T0BW), Windows 8.1. Before someone points it out, I am aware there's a BIOS version 2.58 available, but from the readme file it doesn't appear to have any fixes for this.The trouble started when I had just powered on the laptop from stand-by, and was setting up a WiDi connection to my TV. The laptop froze hard - no activity whatsoever, couldn't move the mouse pointer, no response to Ctrl-Alt-Delete. Kept the power button pressed until the laptop switched off. Then got a "2100: Detection error on HDD0" message when I tried to boot it again.My first concern was trying to salvage as much data as possible, so I removed the SSD and connected it to a different machine using a SATA-USB adapter. The SSD appeared to be in perfect condition, and I was able to copy all of my data off of it.Popped... Read more

Answer:X230 2100: Detection error on HDD0 - BIOS issue?

There are tons of threads on forum here about this error 2100 issue. Most of them relate to the drive (SSD as well as HDD) firmware. Is your SSD fw up to date?Look at the bottom of this your thread and find out another similar discussions.

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I have a new Lenovo X240 out of the box.  I immediately upgraded with a Crucial M500 SSD 240mb drive.  The computer is running a fresh install of Windows 7 64-bit. The BIOS on the laptop is the most current.  The firmware on the M500 is the most current.  It seems that every several times I start or reboot the system I receive "DETECTION ERROR 2100".  After powering off the machine and powering it on again the computer will boot to Winddows. I have seen numerous posts about this issue between Crucial vs. Lenovo.  I've tried every suggested fix to no avail.  I have tried the configuration using an identical, brand new M500 SSD with the same results.  Am I missing something?Thanks in advance for your suggestions,.

Answer:Detection Error 2100 - Lenovo X240 with Crucial M500 SSD

Hi Mrtree,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to hear that you are facing the issue with SSD drive on ThinkPad X240.
 
Regarding the issue we have got the same thread in the forum, but it is different model.
 
I suggest you to chect with the below link to follow the further troubleshooting steps.
 
Please click here to visit the page, and proceed with the steps provided in that.
 
Hope this helps. Do post back if issue persists!
 
Best regards,

Hemanth Kumar






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Hello everyone. I'm having random problems with my new disk Evo 500 Samsung 840 Gb The error I get is, "2100: Error detection on hdd0".I searched the forum responses to this error and can not find a solution to the problem. Apparently this error is due to the compatibility dell disk controller which uses "Samsung 3-core MEX Controller" with the team (W520 82844DG). I do not know if this is true and if you have easy solutions.Some of you can provide me a solution or a hint to solve this problem Thanks.

Answer:W520 samsung ssd 840 evo 500Gb: 2100 Detection error hdd0

Have you been able to figure this out.  I'm looking to upgrade either to the Samsung SSD 840 Evo or the Crucial M500.  Please let me know if the Evo ended up working well for you.

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Hello, I recently upgraded my hard drive from 128 to 256 sdd without migrating my files to the new hard drive I thought I could reinstall everything from scratch. But when I installed the new sdd I first got a Hdd0 error and then send to the boot menu. The boot menu didn't have anything to select, so I thought of putting back the old hard drive to return it back as it was. After doing that I still get the same screen error. What can I do to fix this or can it even be fix?
 
 
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Answer:Yoga S1 2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD) after installing sdd

Forgot to mention that I owen a thinkpad yoga s1.

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Hi Lenovo Community,  around April/May I bought a T470 and since then my Notebook is crashing from time to time out of nothing with the apparently famous "2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD)" error.First this error screen shows up:     First error messageAnd it is shortly followed up by this one:Second error messageBefore starting this thread I had a look into the community and the older posts. This seems to be a problem which comes up often with all kind of Lenovo Notebooks (ThinkPads and also IdeaPads) however there was no thread for the T470 model yet and the suggested solutions (mostly only to update the drivers) didn't really solve my problem...!All my drivers are regularly updated via Lenovo Companion and yet the problem still comes out of nothing...Does anyone have an idea?Thank you.Best Regards,GT500M

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I got my X1 Yoga on 28 March 2016. After nearly 2 months with 5-10 BSOD breakdowns per day, Lenovo Support UK changed the SSD drive. So if you have BSOD 2100 detection error, I can only recommend to change the SSD drive, and dont listen to all the excuses for not doing so by Lenovo. After new SSD drive, my X1 Yoga has been performing ok.Only 1 BSOD, WDF violation, when I tried to uninstall McAfee.So SM 951 can be a crappy drive, but the new SM 951 apparently performing better. 

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After about 18 months of use, I am repeadedly receiving the following errors on my Thinkpad Twist S230U (Model #3347CTO): 2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD)Press Esc to continue. (On Startup) or   Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We're just collecting some error info, and then we'll restart for you. (0% complete)If you'd like to know more you can search online later for this error: CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED (Windows 8 BSOD when I am in Windows) I am periodically able to login, so on my last login I did a complete refresh ran all the disk utility options, and did a complete refresh.  I just finished installing the 150 or so updates, did another run through the disk utility applications, and it is still doing it.   Any thoughts? I'm worried that it will get to the point where it won't startup again (and it is a huge pain when I am working and it goes BSOD on me).  There was nothing installed or any physical shock to the machine that would have led to this happening when it did.

Answer:2100: Detection error on HDD0 and BSOD on Thinkpad Twist

Hi Glennschatz,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I?m sorry to hear that you are facing the issue with HDD drive on ThinkPad Twist S230u.
 
I suggest you to check with Lenovo diagnose tool, through which we can identify the exact error from that.
 
Below is the link to enter the downloads page and install Diagnose application and check accordingly, please click on "Select Product" then in "QUICK PATH" enter the MTM no. select the exact model.
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/default.page#
 
Hope this helps. Do post back if issue persists!
 
Best regards.

Hemanth Kumar






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Hi there guys! First of all, it's my first time to post something here. Just recently purchased a Thinkpad Twist. However, after a few days, all of a sudden, I always get the error 2100: Detection Error on HDD0 (Main HD). I'm not sure what exactly is the problem though because after a few minutes, when I restart, it'll load Windows 8 back and eventually after a few browsing and use of computer, will force restart stating there's a problem encountered, etc. Once it restarts, it gives the same 2100 error again. Please help me guys as I'm really frustrated. I can't seem to use the computer normally without force restart due to error and loading windows 8 thereafter due to 2100 error.

Answer:Thinkpad Twist s230u 2100: Detection Error on HDD0...

I have the same problem. When I reboot the computer it keep on showing this error and it happened very often. But when you try a few time reboot it may be OK . So frustrated......I will call the support center...

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I bought a 120G Crucial M500 mSATA ssd a while back and have been seeing fairly consistent boot errors saying it can't detect the ssd. This is my boot/root drive, and the laptop runs fine for days/weeks at a time without problem. Which is odd, because I can boot off that ssd just fine after pressing escape to ignore the error. Sometimes from a cold boot it doesn't happen, but pretty much 100% of reboots result in that error message. Is there a way to fix this? It's rather annoying to have to babysit the laptop on boot.













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Answer:W530 and mSATA detection error

Hello and welcome,
 
Have you checked with Crucial?  I had similar-sounding issues with an M4.  Sometimes the SSD is slow to come on-line due to internal house-keeping work.
 
Perhaps there's a firmware update or work-around.
 
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Hi, I used an SDD Crucial m500 480 Gb in my Thinkpad x201i for about a month.It was configured in 'Self-Encrypting Drive' (SED) so my Thinkpad asked me a passphrase at boot.It worked great, never got a problem with it. Last week, I bought a t440s.I decided to move my SSD into that t440s. At first, I always got the same error message "2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD)" and wasn?t able to boot or install the OS.I removed the SED passphrase (because I wasn?t sure if encryption was involved with the TPM chip or not) but that didn?t help. I flashed the UEFI / bios to the latest version (2.17 at that time) without any more luck.Then I updated the SSD Crucial m500 firmware to MU02 to MU03.One of the fixes of that update is "Fix for potential Haswell compatibility issue (latest Intel platform)" which could only help.And it helped : the drive was then recognized and I installed the Operating System after setting again a SED passphrase.It worked great for several reboots but, this morning, a "hot reboot" (restart from the Operating System without power off), I?ve got the 2100 message error again...I powered the system off, remove the power cord for several second then powered on and it worked but It keep me worried....The problem is not permanent but It could be very bad to not be able to boot my laptop !I thought I fixed the problem permanently with that firmware update but it seems not... Do someone has any idea ?Is that SSD a model to avoid in... Read more

Answer:SSD Crucial m500 + T440s = 2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD)

Hi lovecraft,thanks for posting and welcome to the community. Looking at your case could you possibly try the update below.http://support.lenovo.com/en_MY/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?DocID=HT076644Hope this helps and please do post back your results.Regards

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Hello everyone,
One fine evening while watching a movie, my laptop stopped responding and in frustration I switched off the laptop by holding the power button long enough to turn off. Next Morning it showed a blue screen and a message to recover my windows, which I failed to do and by the afternoon this message showed up. Detection Error on HDD0 (main HDD) and hence forth I've been unable to install windows from a USB drive since ( and I suppose) it is not able to read my HDD. I do not care about my data at all, I just want my laptop up and running. If I can have the data back it will be perfect otherwise I don't mind not getting my data back. I know for a fact that my Hard disk is fine because I went into command prompt, diskpart , and list disk, and saw the status of HDD as healthy, this is after the error (detection error on HDD). SO my question is: Why this error? IS there a problem in the motherboard? Why the error shows once and then doesn't show the next time and then comes up again.
 

Answer:2100: Detection Error on HDD0 (Main HDD); Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga

The error might be bad sectors, but I'm not sure. if my guessing is correct, you might have to get a new drive to replace. also you need to reinstall OS
 

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My laptop is T430 of Lenovo. I have two drives installed on my computer, one is SSD (128 G, PLEXTOR), another is HDD (500 G, Samsung). Now I have encountered a serious issue that I could not find the HDD in my Windows 10. Almost two weeks ago, I found my laptop crash frequently. I think there is an extreme incompatibility between the Windows 10 and SSD. I even reinstalled my OS for several times. But it still crashed. Even I opened a simple word file, it does not respond. Two days ago, the issue got even more serious. When I boot my system, I found a problem with "2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD)". It suggests me to press the "ESC" button to enter into the OS. However, I could not find my HDD on my computer anymore. I have some paramount important data and files in this drive.  Could some friends provide some meaningful suggestions of recovering data and files for me, please?  I'm very anxious. Thank you very much!

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After a windows update, the laptop started giving me this error. I attempted the quick fixes, such as going into diagnostic, the HDD isn't present there either. I've reseated the HDD, nothing is working. I believe this could be a chipset/IRST mismatch issue, I just need to know what to get and a suggestion on how to get it installed.  Ok yes it's an old laptop but I need to get it going even if only long enough to back up my data. I am desperate please any solution is a godsend at this point.

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Hi, I just received my T430 about 4 days ago and it's working perfectly until I was trying to install important windows updates. As I was rebooting my laptop after the installation (which fails everytime I don't know why), my computer gave me a loud beep and a error code of 2101 detection error. So I searched this forum and found this solution http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=HT074404 from another post that had the same problem as mine.As i was following the steps,( i did cmd, uninstalled express cache, and did disk managment) but as i went on my disk management i could not find my mSATA. I have a 16 gb mSATA and it was working perfectly fine before. I've noticed on my reboot that it took longer to load and the error message would then come up.So my problem is that I cannot view my mSATA disk on my disk managementThankyou!

Answer:2101 Detection Error: Cannot view my mSATA

The Error 2101: Detection error on HDDx miniSata is a BIOS error. This has nothing to do with the operating system you have installed or any drivers. During the POST, the system does not see the miniSata drive. I (like some others) received my new T530 recently, setup it all up and then a few hours later received this error. The solution is simple. You must open up your ThinkPad. Remove the two keyboard screws and remove the keyboard and RE-SEAT the miniSata drive. There is 1 screw holding the board down. Remove it, re-insert it in. Screw everything back up and voila, no more issue. Go to the Lenovo / ThinkPad Guides and Manuals page for your device (http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/guides-and-manuals/default.page?) and download the Hardware Maintenance Manual for your ThinkPad. There are clear instructions (for those less inclined) on how to remove the keyboard. You do NOT need to disconnect the ribbon cable. Simple / carefully slide the keyboard forward and the miniSata drive will be visible and accessible. You can also use the ExpressCache program to get stats on the miniSata drive and see how it is working. Open a Command Prompt (in Administrator Mode) and issue the command: eccmd -info   -   Display ExpressCache activity informatio eccmd -?   -  Will show you all options eccmd -format   - Will reformat and clear the cache drive. Hopefully, this will help out those out there with this issue. Ju... Read more

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Hi, I've had my W520 since November or so last year, I swapped out the hard disk when I got it for a Crucial M4 256GB.  The machine has been fast and totally stable until now.  I'm using Win7 Pro and have not applied reg hacks or bois updates, it just worked. Now I am seeing the 2100: Detection Error on HDD0 sporadically after being unattended for about 30 mins.  Rebooting solves the problem.  The machine is set to never sleep or hibernate other than manually.  It hasnt yet occured when working at the machine but I suspect Windows is crashing, then this message appears as the machine tries to reboot.  When I reboot manually its detected and Win7 runs. Has anyone seen this or have any ideas? Could it be an overheating issue?Is my drive on the way out? It has been running far more than is strictly nessesary.The machine is set to never hibernate/sleep, so it cant be an error related to that.SSD Life reports the drive is in excellent health.  All files are stored on network shares, only program files on the SSD. RegardsMatt













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Answer:W520 + Crucial M4 256GB Fine for 10 months now 2100:Detection Error on HDD0

Try putting the old drive in and see if it does the same.Do note that SSDs tend to fail in unconventional manners compared to platter drives.

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Sometimes i get this error when i start my Thinkpad T530 (Cold Boot and also with a reboot). Could Someone give me advise on this all update and firmware updates are installed also on my SSD drive
Manufactor: Mushkin
Type: Chronos Deluxe       
Model : MKNSSDCR480GB-DXFirmware : 504ABBF0Serial Number : MKN1243A0000135952
 
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Answer:T530 2100: Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD) SSD Mushkin Chronos Deluxe

Hi Michael222,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing an issue with HDD detection on your ThinkPad T530.
 

Have you checked updating system BIOS?
Is the system is having both HDD and SSD?
Check with reseating the drives.

Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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I'm trying to install a Samsung 64gb mSATA SSD into my E420s, and encountering the following error:2103: Detection error on HDD2 (Mini SATA) System Configuration:4410CTOBIOS 1.11i5 CPU8gb RAM I've tried all sorts of combinations of BIOS settings (Legacy/UEFI, AHCI...) and nothing helps.  Am I just out of luck and the E420s is not compatible with this SSD?

Answer:Problem with mSATA SSD in E420s - 2013 detection error

im getting the same error with my e220s and a sandisk p4 32gb msata. i've updated to the newest firmware and also messed with the bios settings, i can only get the ssd to boot when the laptop is pluggged into the ac adapter.

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I've read a lot about the 2101 Detection Error of mSATA issue on x220 with mSATA other than intel 310 installed. Last year I purchased a W520 and an Intel 310 mSATA. They worked fine together untill yesterday. I have windows 7 enterprice 64bit installed on the mSATA and linux installed on an SSD. I have a 500GB HDD installed in the ultrabay, as a shared data volume shared by Windows and Linux. Everytime I try to boot windows, it fails. And during the next reboot, the "2101 Detection Error" shows up. To try to solve this problem I have the mSATA reseated and the 2101 error disappears, until I try to boot windows again. Everything works fine IF I ONLY BOOT LINUX. 2101 Detection Error shows up everytime I TRY TO BOOT WINDOWS UP. I've updated the UEFI BIOS to the latest version which is 1.36 but the problem is still there. I've used the lenovo diagnosis tool (bootable usb) to run a set of quick tests and no error detected (except for drive self test either not supported or not passed). Please find the configuration of my laptop below:======================================W520-4270CTOCPU:                                 I7 2720 QMMEMORY:                        16GB (4GB SAMSUNG X 4)VIDEO:                   ... Read more

Answer:2101 Detection Error with mSATA on W520 with Intel 310 installed

Is the mSata card first in the boot order?

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I have an x220i type 4286 with a standard 320GB mechanical hard drive. I ordered it in 2011, and it has been an absolute marvel for me for the 2 years that I've had it, then out of nowhere, I got the error message you see in the subject above, "2100: Detection error on HDD0" then when I go with the "Hit ESC to continue" I end up getting the PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable" error message pops up. I removed the keyboard to get a look and everything...ehh..."looks" ok, the ribbon cable doesn't look torn or anything, and nothing in the back of the HDD looks wrong.  I removed the HDD to see if excessive dust was in there and it seemed ok, and I reseated it carefully, and it looked proper.   So I'm kind atorn as to what I should do now. I don't think I have another external HDD that will work to test, but apparently this is a common issue or something?  It seems a lot of folks have issues with the SSD but mine is just a plain-jane mechanical HDD. help?  Please?













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Answer:x220 - 2100:Detection Error on HDD0 // PXE-E61:Media test failure,check cable

Hi,
 
Most likely your HDD has failed   Can you connect it to some other machine via sata/USB adapter or direct to a desktop and see if it's accessible.
 
The PXE/media... error message is your laptop attempting to boot via the network since it can't boot the HDD.  You can ignore that.  All it means is that the boot devices earlier in the boot order list weren't bootable.
 
Z.

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hallo, Nach ca. 4 Wochen nach dem Kauf wird das 16GB mSATA SSD Cache Modul nicht mehr erkannt.Es erscheint folgende Meldung beim starten:"2102: Detection Error on HDD2 (Mini SATA). Press ESC to continue."  Kann das Cache-Modul einzeln zur Service-Stelle eingeschickt werden, oder muss das ganze Laptop eingeschickt werden? Viele Grüsse

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Hi all, A few months ago I purchased a 120gb m500 ssd (mSATA) and put it into my Lenovo W520.  This is currently the boot drive and is also home to a few programs that I want to run faster.  I did a benchmark today and noticed it only goes up to around 260mbps read and wanted to know why.  Further research shows the mSATA slot on this board is only SATA2 and not SATA3 (which would indicate the speed loss). My question is, is the hard drive caddy bay (the thing you can plug into the cd drive) a SATA3 port?  If this is the case, I could get an mSATA-SATA 2.5" adapter and plug it into that adapter and then into the laptop.  Would this also be worth it for the speed increase?  It'd be around 2X faster than current, and then 5X faster that the old spinning HDD (which is currently still in and is being used for programs and such) Thanks!













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Answer:move msata ssd from msata port to drive bay

Yes, the "caddy" drive bay runs at SATA3 (6Gb/s) speed. Whether the reconfiguration you describe is worth it, only you can decide.
 
For reference, I run a Crucial m4 mSATA SSD in my X220 (also SATA2) and I'm quite happy with the performance. I've got a Samsung 840Pro in the main bay for personal file / video / image storage.
 
Cheers.

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Hello, I've bought a S540, december 2014. Since a few weeks I'm getting the error:"2100 : Detection error on HDD0 (Main HDD)"A clean install of Win10 doesn't work, he just isn't able to find the HDD so I can't install win10 on anything. Q1) Anyone agrees that this is way to soon for a HDD to die? Lenovo service centre in the Netherlands is not willing to do anything because one year of warranty is expired, really annoying.Q2) Current installed BIOS-version is 1.57, current downloadable version is 1.66. Could it be that a BIOS update will result in a detectionable HDD?Q3) If so, how can I update the BIOS via USB since the HDD is not available and my S540 doesn't have a CD-ROM player? See http://support.lenovo.com/nl/nl/downloads/ds038373 which only mentiones via a working Windows (HDD) and a CD-rom player. Arnord

Answer:S540 2100 Detection Erro on HDD0

I have the exact same problem.. I've changed the harddisk (Samsung SSD 840) to a brand new Kingston SDD (240 Gb). and it still does the same problem. I've had it in for diagnostics twice, but they can't seem to find the problem. Once in a while the computer detects the harddisk and I'm able to open windows (otherwise it opens the boot-menu), and it stays stable for somewhat 10 min and then the computer freezes and restarts.  I've had the detection problem for quite a while now (since March), and just restarted the computer and continued working until I turned it off myself. But the problem became worse, and now I can't even use it. I really hope you can help me. I love to work with this model, and I don't want to buy a new computer since I just started studying again and urgently need one..Thanks in advance! kgrovep

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Hello! I just recieved a new T530 I7 and also a Crucial M4 mSata SSD (CT256M4SSD3). The issue I have is sometimes the system will give a 2101 detection error at Post and the only way around it is to power off again, remove the battery/AC and try again. Ive seen other posts regarding this error but no clear resoution. 













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Answer:Intermitent 2101 detection Issues with new T530 and mSATA

Called Crucial support.   They had me change the Intel 7 AHCI controller driver from Intel to the Standard Microsoft driver.  They suspect that the Intel driver is causing the drive to not shutdown properly.  I'll see how it performs with the generic driver for awhile.

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Is there an mSATA port on the Ideapad S210?  The hardware maintenance manual references one but does not specify where it is.  Can an mSATA SSD be used on the mini-PCIe port?

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Have Satellite P70-A an mSATA port when yes where is it?

Thank you.

Answer:Has Satellite P70-A mSATA port?

From my knowledge the Satellite P70, P70T (PSPLPE, PSPLPR) with Haswell CPU as well as Satellite P70T-A PSPLKE (Ivy Bridge) are not equipped with an mSATA connector.

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Hi, I am planning to buy Lenovo Thinkpad E550. I want to have a SSD drive along with HDD. Currently, Lenovo is not providing this option. They either have HDD or SSD. I want to know whether E550 comes with an mSATA port so that I can attach a separate SSD on my own. I want to have both drives along with each other with SSD hosting the OS. Also, I do not want to go either with complete SSD option (available at a higher price) nor with a hybrid option (as SSD comes as cache).  Thanks,--Neeraj













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Answer:mSATA port for E550

E550 provides M.2 42 mm. port. for connecting an m.2 SSD.Search for 2242 m.2 SSD This is actually faster port than mSATA and you can connect other devices, rather than only SSD. For example a WLAN card. 

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Heya,

i'm looking for infos if there's a mSATA port hidden within the L70-A-13Z and wether it's already used by some hardware or if it is free for an additional 256gb kingston msata device.

I've seen some connectors which could be msata or mpcie but without dismanteling the keyboard it seems i won't be able to have a closer look xD

with best regards
cann0nf0dder

Answer:Is mSATA port available on Satellite Pro L70-A-13Z

> i'm looking for infos if there's a mSATA port hidden within the L70-A-13Z and wether it's already used by some hardware or if it is free for an additional 256gb kingston msata device.
Unfortunately such mSATA port isn?t available and it?s not part of the main board.

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Dear Toshiba,

I am wondering, does the Satellite L50-B-1WF has its SSD on the mSata port? Some product sites claim this. Or is there no mSata on this series whatsoever?

Second question: can I install a internal slim line BlueRay drive on it, in stead of a DVD player?

Answer:Satellite L50-B-1WF - SSD on mSATA port ?

The Satellite L50-B-1WF was equipped with the 256GB SSD MSATA which is connected to the SATA controller using an exchange board.






Second question: can I install a internal slim line BlueRay drive on it, in stead of a DVD player?



I don’t think so because as far as I know this unit (or model) does not support slim select bay feature.
But this is just my personal opinion because I never tested such extension on common notebook… but I used such slim select bay adapter on my old Portege notebook… but this unit supported this feature… so it was possible to replace the ODD with an second HDD

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I cant find answer if my Toshiba Satellite P50-A-13M supports mSATA drives (if it has mSATA port)?
anyone knows perhaps?

Thnx.

Answer:Has Satellite P50-A-13M mSATA port?

Such info is not available on specification page but I think this machine doesn't have additional SSD in order to improve the boot performance (fast boot). So I presume there is no additional mSATA port available.

Why do you need it?

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Hi, I am planning to buy Lenovo Thinkpad E550. I want to have a SSD drive along with HDD. Currently, Lenovo is not providing this option. They either have HDD or SSD. I want to know whether E550 comes with an mSATA port so that I can attach a separate SSD on my own. I want to have both drives along with each other with SSD hosting the OS. Also, I do not want to go either with complete SSD option (available at a higher price) nor with a hybrid option (as SSD comes as cache).  Thanks,--Neeraj

Answer:mSATA port for E550

E550 provides M.2 42 mm. port. for connecting an m.2 SSD.Search for 2242 m.2 SSD This is actually faster port than mSATA and you can connect other devices, rather than only SSD. For example a WLAN card. 

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Question: T430 mSATA port

Hi Everyone! I want to know what's the mSATA port speed in the T430, is it 2.0 or 3.0? I know there is a similar thread regarding the T430s, but I'm wondering is it the same? Better be safe than sorry... Does anyone know? I'd really appreciate any confirmation, especially from a Lenovo staff. Thank you and good day! Regards,Johan

Answer:T430 mSATA port

Hi
 
 
mSATA on  T430  is Sata - 2.0
 
 
 
 
Hope This Helps
Cheers!!!

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I just bought Lenovo Flex 2 14D in India. I am thinking of upgrading the RAM to 8 GB. At the same time, I was wondering if it has an mSata port. Can anyone let me know?













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Answer:Lenovo Flex 2 14D- mSata port?

I'm not seeing anything in the Hardware Maintenance Manual.
 
http://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/lenovo_flex_2_14_flex_2_14d_flex_2_15_flex_2_15d_hmm...
 
My Flex 15 has an M.2 slot that I modified to take a 42mm SSD.

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I'm thinking of<ADMIN NOTE:  TOU Violation removed per policy>

Answer:Does Inspiron 5555 have an mSATA port?

This model does not -- you must replace the hard drive with a 2.5" SSD -- there's no port for an SSD card.

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So other than the obvious wifi and overheating issues with this laptop, I may have another issue and am reaching out to all the xps 15 (l521x) with an msata ssd as their boot os owners.I purchased an adata xpg sx301 256g msata, its transfer speed should be near the 550MB.im using it as my os boot location, windows 8 uefi and its runs fine, boot time 4.5s
the issue is, I ran tests and its read speeds are where they should be, however its Sequential write speed is very low compared to where it should be(and all the other write speeds), I emailed adata and they said that it could be a problem with my laptop. Can some of you run crystal mark so I may compare and see if it is indeed a limitation set by the motherboard. (chkdsk comes back without error) Dear Elvis, Thank you for contacting ADATA USA.  The transfer rates vary on the type of data being transferred, also each system configuration will have a different transfer rates. We recommend using ChkDsk to verify if the drive has any bad sectors which may be causing the slow transfer rates. If the drive does not bad sectors we recommend checking with Dell for troubleshooting, you may have a compatibility issue. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3 x64 (C) 2007-2013 hiyohiyo                           Crystal Dew World : Crysta... Read more

Answer:xps l521x slow msata port?

does no one have an msata ssd as their boot or at least as a storage drive?

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Is there a slot on the motherboard for a msata ssd? Is it compatible?

Motherboard Manufacturer TOSHIBA
Model NALAA (CPU)
Version 1.00
Chipset Vendor Intel
Chipset Model Havendale/Clarkdale Host Bridge
Chipset Revision 02
Southbridge Vendor Intel
Southbridge Model HM55
Southbridge Revision 05

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Without having a screwdriver handy, I'm inclined to believe there is one after watching this.Will it actually accept three hard drives (main, SSD in mSATA, and an additional drive in an optical bay caddy)?













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Answer:mSATA port in 1141-A24 E420?

yes it can accept three drives in the manner you suggested.

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I didn't find anywhere if this model has extra slot, since I want to buy SSD if possible. Moreover any suggestions which one would be best suited for my laptop? Best regards, N

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Hi everyone,I have a HP Envym6-1256sf, and i would like to add a SSD drive in addition to the main HDD drive.My problem is that i don't know for sure that there is a mSata port in my computer. I have removed the back panels, it looks like this : I think that the area circled in red is a mSata port, but i am not sure. Here are two close-up of what i think is a mSata port :Could please tell me wether is it a mSata port or not ?I haven't found a page in the manual that talks about a mSata port. If it is really a mSata port, how do i know the size of the drive i can put in there ?  Thanks,Rog

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Hey Guys,

Can someone help me with VB6 code that will detect all available serial com ports and their associated speeds?
 

Answer:Serial Port Detection

Hey Everyone,

I'm still fighting with this code...Here is what I managed to come up with so far but it does not quite solve my problem.

What happens is all ports (1 thru 16) return a false state with .PortOpen eventhough the only Com Port (COM1) that I have installed works fine. Shouldn't COM1 at least return a True VALUE?

Private Sub Form_Load()
txtPort.Text = ""
End Sub

Private Sub ocxTimer_Timer()
Static intPortNumber As Integer

intPortNumber = intPortNumber + 1

If intPortNumber <= 16 Then
ocxPort.CommPort = intPortNumber

'Write current port name to txtPort
txtPort.Text = "COM" & intPortNumber

If ocxPort.PortOpen Then
chkPortOpen.Value = vbChecked
Else
chkPortOpen.Value = vbUnchecked
End If

End If

End Sub

DOES ANYONE SEE THE PROBLEM WITH THIS CODE, OR WITH ME? LOL!
 

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I may be reaching too far with this, but is there any software (i assume brand specific) that can detect what MAC address is on which port on a switch? I have a Netgear FS524 and a Linksys 3124 switch to figure out what computer is on what port.
 

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Does the HP ENVY Touchsmart 15-j024EA Have an m2 or msata port

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Hi,I bought a laptop model Aspire E5-575-55hw, and i want to now if it comes with msata or a M.2 port.Sincerely

Answer:Acer Aspire E5-575-55hw comes with mSata port?

Hello, Yes you can install a SSD M.2 2280 in this model.

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When I first bought my leno you I went over the specs thoroughly, and found out you could also buy them with a 64gb msata ssd drive. I thought to myself " Self, I can just upgrade that myself later, instead of overpaying for having them do it for me." Everything on this site, and the specs for the you on newest all say 64gb is the max for a msata ssd, and it's only a sata 2 connection anyways. Well i'm am here to tell you that is FALSE. I installed a mushkin atlas 240gb msataSSD in a y570, and it is working flawlessly. The system recognized it no problem, and it gets full sata-III/6Gbps speeds. Also the 8gb limit on these machines is complete nonsens. Wheni  upgraded to this Mushkin ssd, i also grabbed 16gb of http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313295 . Which also works flawlessly, the i7 in here with the vt-x extensions, it's really amazing what you can do. I had win 8(2gb), win2k12server(4gb), os x 10.8.8.1(4gb),backtrack linux(1gb),fedora 17(1gb), and Android ICS(768mb), all running in vmware with almost no lag at all. Every desktop was responsive, and i was **bleep** impressed. I understand why lenovo doesn't want you thinking you can do this stuff w their consumber branded ideadpads, but these are highly capable machines and i just wanted everybody to know that. Wait a few more months(xmas comes to mind), and you'll be able to put a 512gb msata in that slot Hope this helped I hate that they lie to us, just so we'll buy their thinkpad pro... Read more

Answer:Y570 msata port speed and RAM limit

AWESOME! You just answered two of my most wanted to-be-answered questions! I am so glad you can use that msata port on the Y570 (its the one that has its own cover about 1in by 2in, right?) Mine is empty. I am considering buying a 64GB ssd for my OS. Also I am thrilled you managed to get 16GB of ram in there! Wonderful!

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Hello everyone.
I have Dell E6440 laptop.
I want to install SSD into full size WWAN port. So, does that port supprots mSATA?
I know that E6540 model does.

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Hi,I bought a laptop model Aspire E5-575-55hw, and i want to now if it comes with msata or a M.2 port.Sincerely

Answer:Acer Aspire E5-575-55hw comes with mSata port?

Hello, Yes you can install a SSD M.2 2280 in this model.

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How can I find out whether my laptop connector for mSATA card.Problem is, that i can't find slot - where to connect it.In system info (in BIOS), there is note about mSATA : Not installed.
Thank you.

Answer:DELL Inspiron 7520 - mSATA Port?

Hi Dell Inspiron 7520,I’d be glad to assist you regarding the same and there is a MSATA on your computer.It is embedded on the motherboard on the daughterboard; please check the mage below which will give you information on the same.You can see mSATA listed on the main page of BIOS.Let us know if this helps.

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I'm considering putting an mSATA drive in my Envy m6 1125dx and I'd like to know what the port speed is. mSATA II? mSATA III?

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Hi, unfortunately the HDD crashed somehow. During boot, it clicks loud and the OS crashes - always at the same point. Data is still there, and backup available. I want an SSD to boot from and a fast big HD for the data. Now there is a small slot for the UMTS (WWAN) device. This looks like an msata slot as it is in other Lenovo laptops and can be used there for msata SSD. I found nothing in the SL500 documentation concerning "msata" or a SSD use of that slot. Would the following work:- use a 64 Gbyte msata SSD in that slot- use a fast 2.5'' drive in the HDD slot That would require altogether 3 SATA ports in the device: msata, HDD slot, DVD drive. --> Is that possible?--> If not, could the DVD drive bay used for SSD (with a 2nd drive bay for SSD or the data disc)?--> Which would the better slot for the SSD: HDD slot or drive bay, or are they equally connected internally?--> Is it possible to swithc off the DVD SATA port and assign ot ot the msata slot? The BIOS offers 2 "AHCI ports" - I assume these are SATA ports. Thanks so mich for answering - I need to reinstall the device urgently...

Answer:SL500 HD crash... SSD upgrade in msata port?

the SL500 and SL510 does not support mSATA.The dvd drive can be removed, and you can find hdd adapter to install a hdd in. The dvd drive bay and main hdd bay has the same sata speed connection.

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I was curious if I could add a small capacity mSATA SSD into my S206 for ExpressCache.  Is there an mSATA port available onboard this model?

Answer:S206: Does model contain an open mSATA port inside?

hi czerro,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Upon checking the Maintenance Manual of the unit, S206 board does not have a port for mSATA and a compatible part for SSD
As an alternative you can check this SATA SSD 2.5 7mm as HDD Replacement
http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-512GB-2-5-Inch-Transfer-CT512M4SSD1CCA/dp/B006W6J5L6
 
Best Regards
Solid Cruver





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Hi first thing does anyone know how to open the palmrest area for z500 ? and am i gonna need to disassemble many parts in order to disassemble the palmrest area ? I mean I saw many videos about disassembling it , but none of them showed how to open the palmrest area and how to replace it .. seondly .. does all of z500 models have msata port inside ? Thanks  













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Answer:Palmrest opening and question about mSATA port z500

The palmrest should be accessible after removing the mb. The hmm did not provide enough info on how to access and open it. But hopefully those videos should give you enough ideas on how to do it. In my unit the msata connector is missing so I'm not sure if yours has it. See picture below. 

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I noticed that there are pins for a second mini PCIe port next to the wireless card in my Y580.A little research led me to discover that it was for a TV Tuner card. (page 47 in the pdf, 43 in the document)http://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/ideapad_y480_y580_hmm_1st_edition_mar_2012_english.p... The actual port is not soldered onto the board.I don't know if the pins can work with an mSATA SSD (pins go to the SATA host controller too?). The port is there and I would like to make that port useful.Given amazing soldering skills, could I solder a port there and install another mSATA card?Or are those pins specifically for mini PCIe?

Answer:Y580 - Unsoldered mini PCIe or mSATA port?

Any success soldering an msata connector?

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