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mSATA and T430s

2,362 52 November 22, 2018 at 08:26 PM
I bought a Samsung msata today
Connected it to a Laptop via an adapter and tested with Crystal info

Now that I insert into a T430s - doesn't recognize - it is also hot to touch

Any ideas?

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Which adapter are you using?
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any settings in bios for this (enabling, etc)?
your regular 2.5" still in?
If so, do you see anything after boot up?
Maybe check boot order also?
let us know!
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any settings in bios for this (enabling, etc)?
your regular 2.5" still in?
If so, do you see anything after boot up?
Maybe check boot order also?
let us know!
Quick questions:
- have another T430s running via mSATA SSD II - install was plug and play, but had it to boot from mSATA
- this one is SSD III.- also tried it on another T430S - no luck, so it is not the laptop.
- BIOS - not sure - didn't go in there. Win Adminministraor does not see the mSATA drive - does this mean BIOS didn't see it?

Somewhere I read that T430S are SSD II - would this be an issue - I thought that HDs are backward compatible?
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Quick questions:
- have another T430s running via mSATA SSD II - install was plug and play, but had it to boot from mSATA
- this one is SSD III.- also tried it on another T430S - no luck, so it is not the laptop.
- BIOS - not sure - didn't go in there. Win Adminministraor does not see the mSATA drive - does this mean BIOS didn't see it?

Somewhere I read that T430S are SSD II - would this be an issue - I thought that HDs are backward compatible?
that i'm not sure, but check to see if you see it in BIOS.
Hit Enter to disrupt startup and F1?
Go to Boot order and see if the drive is listed.
I think that's a good start to troubleshooting this.
Hope others with more knowledge about this lappy and drive can chime in

Also, is this already partitioned w/ your OS and such?
just wondering
I did just read about the SSD II also, but not sure
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Product Number: MZMTE256HMFP

Samsung OEM mSATA - pointers for the correct firmware / drivers?
Seems like DELL
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I had an Intel mSATA drive with my X220. It was plug and play, so I don't know why you'd need an adapter to install it, just a screw to hold it in place.



I seem to recall there being issues with Samsung SSDs and ThinkPads a while back, but can't recall the particulars. SATA III is backward compatible with SATA II, so that should not be the cause.


Perhaps you should send it back as defective and try a different brand.
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I had an Intel mSATA drive with my X220. It was plug and play, so I don't know why you'd need an adapter to install it, just a screw to hold it in place.



I seem to recall there being issues with Samsung SSDs and ThinkPads a while back, but can't recall the particulars. SATA III is backward compatible with SATA II, so that should not be the cause.


Perhaps you should send it back as defective and try a different brand.
I am hitting roadblock - Samsung says it was Dell OEM and refuse to take care of me!
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Typically, if it's OEM, the end manufacturer provides support and Dell certainly isn't going to help you with a ThinkPad. I think the best course of action would be to return it and buy a different brand. If you want to post over on ThinkPads.com, someone over there may be able to give you better answers.
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