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Intel 530 SSD, Centos and Lenovo ThinkPad T61 Laptop?

New Contributor

I removed the harddisk and the DVD drive in my ThinkPad T61 and replaced each with an Intel 530 SSD drive operating under Centos 6.5. Unfortunately, the SSD that replaced the DVD drive is most often /not/ recognized when booting the computer, even after updating the firmware on both SSDs to DC32. To get around this, I have to repeatedly coldboot or warmboot the computer until this drive is recognized. Once recognized, the system runs like a charm.

The laptop has the Middleton BIOS which allows the SSD replacing the harddisk to operate at SATA-II speed. Centos 6.5 has received all current updates.

Are there still bugs related to recognizing the SSD in DC32?


Contributor II

Hi hg789236,

I am sorry you are having problems with the system but let me help you.

From our side we know there are no compatibility issues between the SSDs and the SATA ports but it is important to confirm with the Computer Manufacture if there is an existing issue.

We know that if the Intel® SSD is connected to a different SATA controller than Intel, TRIM function will not be active.

We strongly recommend updating all drivers and BIOS to latest in your system and running the latest firmware update that can be downloaded here:

Kevin M