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main hard disk drive is not found

#1 Post by batwan » Mon Jul 19, 2021 7:23 am

Hej,

I wantedt to update my x200 with a brand new Intel SSD Pro 1500. The Device worked well with a several HDDs and even an old Samsung SSD.
The SSD ist not found by the BIOS and I get the Error "main hard disk drive is not found". The SSD works fine in different other Laptops and even in a USB enclousre.

Any ideas how this can happen?

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Re: main hard disk drive is not found

#2 Post by modmaster » Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:40 pm

Try this: https://www.intel.la/content/www/xl/es/ ... orage.html

TL;DR: clean it, clean the ports, try format it and update your BIOS and firmware.

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Re: main hard disk drive is not found

#3 Post by RealBlackStuff » Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:59 am

Maybe the drive is not inserted fully or properly?
Too many swaps, that may have damaged some of the connectors?
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Re: main hard disk drive is not found

#4 Post by batwan » Tue Jul 20, 2021 5:08 am

modmaster wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:40 pm
Try this: https://www.intel.la/content/www/xl/es/ ... orage.html

TL;DR: clean it, clean the ports, try format it and update your BIOS and firmware.
Drive works propper in a different PC, BIOS is up to date.

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Re: main hard disk drive is not found

#5 Post by dr_st » Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:46 am

What about the drive's firmware? Sometimes updates resolve compatibility issues between drives and specific chipsets. You can try running the Intel utility to search for firmware updates while it's connected to a different PC.
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Re: main hard disk drive is not found

#6 Post by batwan » Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:35 am

SSD Drive and BIOS firmware is up to date. Drive works in enclosure as USB device and in a different laptop same age (t430s).
A Kingston and Samsung SSD works in the x200 as well (but I don't want to use them because they are quite old and small)

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Re: main hard disk drive is not found

#7 Post by atagunov » Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:11 am

batwan wrote:
Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:35 am
... and in a different laptop same age (t430s).
Hi, sorry to hear about your trouble. I really don't have any solutions, don't know what to do.. it probably doesn't help you at all but I still wanted to mention that in my understanding T430s and X200 are not really from the same age. Isn't there a couple of generations separating them?
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Re: main hard disk drive is not found

#8 Post by RealBlackStuff » Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:43 am

The numbering of many, relatively recent Thinkpads has been an indication of their launch-year, e.g.:
T400 - 2010 (same year as X200)
T410 - 2011
T420 - 2012
T430 - 2013
....
....
T490 - 2019
After that it has gone Lenono-messy.
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Re: main hard disk drive is not found

#9 Post by batwan » Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:25 am

atagunov wrote:
Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:11 am
batwan wrote:
Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:35 am
... and in a different laptop same age (t430s).
Hi, sorry to hear about your trouble. I really don't have any solutions, don't know what to do.. it probably doesn't help you at all but I still wanted to mention that in my understanding T430s and X200 are not really from the same age. Isn't there a couple of generations separating them?
Wild guess: Intel Pro SSDs are working on modern BIOS but not on old ones? can that be?

@RealBlackStuff: nice fun fact, I wasn't aware of that :-)

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